What we say...
2013 Rangefinders Test
Testers agreed it was compact, grippy and looked stylish, but found the main laser button difficult to press down. This wasn’t helped by the fact it’s heavier than the Tour v3, making it more difficult to hold steady while firing. As a result, flags took longer to locate with more effort. Stephen and Brian both liked the red digital display, saying it was bright and easy to see.
Ratings (out of 10):
Ease of use: 6.5 Functions: 8.5 Styling: 8.5 Value: 7
This year’s test was fiercely contested and the difference between the topplaced product and the one at the bottom was very little. But there has to be a winner, and the Z6 takes the gong. Like the Bushnell Pro M1, the Z6 features the brilliant Vivid Display technology that shows the numbers up in bright red. So even in darker conditions, the device performs well.
Riath was a huge fan of the excellent yardages, not to mention the easy-to see display. He also felt it was a little easier to stabilise and hold steady than some of the others, despite its relatively small size. Steve said he felt the device had excellent build quality and was confident it would last the test of time. He, along with Richard and Jon, also approved of the contemporary look of the product with Jon also noting the light feel didn’t detract from the overall performance, especially in the wind.
Like the 1M, it features a handy battery level indicator, and all-in-all it ticks a lot of boxes. One final thing – it’s £70 cheaper than both of the more expensive Bushnell models and although £329 is still a sizeable amount of cash, it is about the same price as some premium drivers on the market.
Ratings (out of 5)
Ease of use: 4.4 Styling: 4.1 Value: 3.6
The Z6 instantaneously acquire flags up to 450 yards away with extreme speed and incredible range. Add to that the unmatched precision of E.S.P. (Extreme. Speed. Precision), and the clarity of VDT (Vivid Display Technology), and you have the world's most technologically advanced laser in the palm of your hand.