TecTecTec KLYR Laser Rangefinder Review

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The TecTecTec KLYR laser rangefinder is compact and easy to use.  Slope feature adds precision, magnet offers convenience.  Solid value.

Introduction

Looking back at our past TecTecTec reviews I noted a clear common thread; TecTecTec delivers quality products at excellent price points.  Matt Saternus and I got a glimpse of the new TecTecTec products at the PGA Show in January [full recap HERE] and were intrigued by some of the new items.  For this review I’ll take a look at the new KLYR laser rangefinder, but stay tuned…Matt has a “world’s first” review in the pipeline.

Setup & Ease of Use

Let me begin by noting that the TecTecTec KLYR packaging has an upscale look and feel.  Inside the box I found the rangefinder, case, battery, magnetic ball marker, metal belt clip, and manual.  Battery installation was simple via the port below the adjustable eyepiece.  The KYLR was ready to go with a simple push of the easily identifiable power button on top.

Also on top is a mode button (“M”) that is used to toggle between three modesM1 is the straightforward distance mode.  A brief press provides the target distance while holding the button provides continuous measurements.  M2 engages a target lock with vibration confirmation.  M3, only available when slope is engaged (see below), adds slope angle, +/- vertical distance, and adjusted distance to the M2 setting.

Slope is turned on/off via the TecTecTec slider on the side of the KLYR.  Exposed lime green color indicates slope is active, while no color shows the unit is in tournament mode.  On the opposite side is a strong magnet for attaching the rangefinder to the golf cart or included metal belt clip.

Accuracy & Performance

I tested the KLYR against the confirmed accuracy of my Nikon Coolshot ProII Stabilized [full review HERE] and found the numbers virtually identical.  The Nikon has one decimal place, and in a few instances the KLYR’s accuracy and/or rounding resulted in a difference of a yard.  That said, TecTecTec states the KLYR is accurate to +/- 1 yard – all good.

Distances were displayed quickly, if not instantly, with about a 1 second delay for target lock vibration.  The all-black display was clear and easy to read.  If you’ve ever used a laser rangefinder, operation is intuitive.  I kept the slope on and left the unit in the M3 mode.  When I did leave that setting while fiddling around with the unit, it was simple to toggle between the modes, as is switching from yards to meters by holding down the mode button in any setting.

Value

The TecTecTec KLYR laser rangefinder is listed at $200 on the TecTecTec website, which is a solid value for a unit with slope.  For comparison with the best known brand, the base Bushnell Tour V6 is $300 and the Shift slope version [full review HERE] adds another $100.  It’s difficult to get a true apples to apples comparison in the vast orchard of laser rangefinders when you try to factor in display color, stabilization, ruggedness, etc., but the KLYR is tough to beat for its size and features. 

Conclusion

I liked the size of the TecTecTec KLYR for my medium glove size hand, but the compact nature may not be suitable for everyone.  That said, the unit is a great size and weight for anyone who walks.  I typically use a cart and really appreciate the magnet for easy access and accountability.  The KLYR also comes with a 30 day money back guarantee and two year warranty.  And I almost forgot to mention the KLYR is available in five colors.  Value, quality, and performance – the KLYR keeps the TecTecTec common thread unbroken.

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Matt Meeker

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