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Nikon Callaway XHOT

Rugged, affordable laser rangefinder for golfers

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Item #: 0548396
 

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by Woody Sherman
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Compact and accurate at distances up to 550 yards, the Nikon Callaway XHOT laser rangefinder deserves a place in every golf enthusiast's bag. Accurate assessment of distance is critical to proper club selection, and proper club selection will help you achieve spot-on placement and impressive yardage. One touch is all you'll need to find out the distance to the green or fairway. And the iQ features Nikon's First Target Priority Mode, which allows the rangefinder to pick out the pin flag's distance ahead of all the other results it might get from the trees directly behind it.

The XHOT is fogproof and water-resistant and includes a replaceable lithium CR2 battery.

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Highlights:

  • 6 x 21 monocular features multicoated Nikon optics
  • results are displayed on an internal LCD panel
  • fogproof due to O-ring-sealed nitrogen-filled optical chamber
  • water-resistant design (not designed for use underwater)
  • adjustable diopter for glasses-wearers
  • First Target Priority Mode displays the range to the nearest target in a group of possible targets
Specifications:
  • measures up to 550 yards
  • 6X magnification
  • objective diameter: 21mm
  • 1-1/2"W x 2-3/4"H x 5-1/8"D
  • 6.3 ounces
  • battery included
  • built-in carabiner for easy attachment to golf bags
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • Callaway XHot laser rangefinder
  • Energizer CR2 Lithium battery
  • Neoprene sleeve
  • Carabiner bag clip
  • Instruction Manual (En / Es / Fr / Pt)
  • Warranty form
  • Registration card

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Features

Overview: The Nikon Callaway XHot laser rangefinder helps your golf game by giving you accurate distance measurements up to 550 yards instantly with the press of a button. The unit is compact and lightweight, with a charcoal and white elastomer finish to give it a non-slip grip. The Callaway XHot is powered by a 3-volt Lithium battery, and comes with a protective neoprene sleeve and a carabiner-style bag clip.

Multi-coated Optics: The rangefinder features a 6x monocular in its optical system with multi-coated high-quality Nikon optics. Proprietary anti-reflective coatings give you bright, clear images. The unit has a wide angle of view to give you a good look at your target.

One Button Operation: The Callaway XHot laser rangefinder gives you fast and simple measurements by pressing the top-mounted power button. The unit emits an invisible, eye-safe infrared energy pulses (EN/IEC Class 1M Laser) that reflect off of the selected target back to its optical receiver. The distance is instantly calculated and displayed on an internal LCD panel for approximately 8 seconds. The unit has First Target Priority, which displays the distance to the nearest target among multiple results obtained with a single measurement.

Diopter Ring: The viewfinder has a diopter ring for adjusting the rangefinder to your eyesight. A diopter index indicates the "0" position, as well as "+" and "-" positions.

Eye Relief: The Callaway XHot's eyepiece provides long eye relief for easy viewing. The rubber eyecup can be folded over for users that wear eyeglasses or sunglasses.

Distance Measurements: Distances from 11 to 500 yards can be measured in increments of 0.5 yard up to 100 yards, and 1 yard at 100 yards and over. You can switch the units of measurement from yards to meters by pressing the top-mounted Mode button.

Continuous Measurement: You can measure the distance of different targets during the 8 seconds the laser is emitting. The distances of each object are displayed as you aim at them. For example, using continuous measurement, you can measure the distance to a tree in the foreground, and to the flag in the background.

Waterproof Design: The Callaway XHot has a waterproof design so you can use it in wet conditions. The unit filled with nitrogen gas and is sealed with O-rings (except for the battery compartment) to keep the internal optics dry and to prevent fogging. The unit is waterproof up to a maximum depth of 1 meter for up to 10 minutes. The battery compartment is water-resistant, as water can enter the chamber. Any water that enters the chamber should be wiped out and the chamber allowed to dry.

Power Requirements: The Callaway XHot operates on a single 3-volt CR-2 Lithium battery (included). Battery status is displayed in the viewfinder during normal operations. A new CR-2 battery has enough energy to perform continuous measurements approximately 2000 times.

Specifications:

  • Model: Callaway XHot
  • Prism Type: Roof prism
  • Magnification: 6x
  • Objective Diameter: 21mm
  • Measuring Range: 11-550 yards (10-500 meters)
  • Increment Reading: 0.5 yards (up to 100 yards) 1.0 yard (over 100 yards)
  • Angular Field of View: 6° Real
  • Exit Pupil: 3.5mm
  • Eye Relief: 18mm
  • Weight: 6.3 ounces
 
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great product

Written By j3313ley, dodgeville wi on Thursday, October 17, 2013
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What Are The Differrnt Mode Settings On The Callaway Xhot Rangefinder? How Do They Work? [ DAVID  Jan 01, 2014 ]
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  • Distance Measurements: Distances from 11 to 500 yards can be measured in increments of 0.5 yard up to 100 yards, and 1 yard at 100 yards and over. You can switch the units of measurement from yards to meters by pressing the top-mounted Mode button. Continuous Measurement: You can measure the distance of different targets during the 8 seconds the laser is emitting. The distances of each object are displayed as you aim at them. For example, using continuous measurement, you can measure the distance to a tree in the foreground, and to the flag in the background. And the iQ features Nikon's First Target Priority Mode, which allows the rangefinder to pick out the pin flag's distance ahead of all the other results it might get from the trees directly behind it. [ Jeff Staff  Jan 03, 2014 ]

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