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The Leupold GX-2i3 rangefinder packs the company’s industry leading tech into a smaller, lighter package.
The last couple generations of the Leupold GX-2 rangefinders have featured big upgrades, but the changes have been internal. With the GX-2i3, the biggest change is tangible: the laser has been re-shaped.
Setup & Ease of Use
As with any quality rangefinder, the GX-2i3 is easy to use. Push the red button to turn it on, aim it, push it again, and the distance displays in front of your eye.
Unlocking the full potential of the GX-2i3 takes a little more work, though not nearly as much as you might think. Hold down the Mode button for a second and you enter the menus. With the two button interface, you can quickly and easily toggle Slope and TGR on and off or enter in temperature and altitude. Even for a first-timer, setting up TGR shouldn’t take more than two minutes.
Accuracy & Performance
The technology in the GX-2i3 is essentially the same as in the GX-5i3 that I reviewed recently. Both are blazing fast and perfectly accurate. Both have 6X magnification, slope, and TGR (True Golf Range). TGR is amazing – it takes into account distance, slope, temperature, altitude, and your personal iron distances to recommend a club on every shot.
With that in mind, I want to focus on the differences between the two models. Most obviously, the color of the display is different. The GX-5i3 has a red display, the GX-2i3’s is black. Also obvious is that the body of the laser is different. The GX-2i3 is smaller, lighter, and the button is more pronounced. The other key difference is the way the data is displayed. The GX-5i3 puts the yardages right in the center of the display, but the GX-2i3 puts the yardage near the top.
The Leupold GX-2i3 rangefinder can be found at retail for around $330 (Support PluggedInGolf, buy it HERE). If you want a laser with all of Leupold’s best tech (TGR, Club Selector), this is the least expensive way to get it.
The Leupold GX-2i3 rangefinder seeks to occupy a space in the market that many companies are abandoning. It’s not the least expensive laser, but it’s not a budget-buster either. With all of Leupold’s best technology in a sleek body, what it might be is one of the best values on the market.