What we say...
As an entry-level product, there is very little to dislike about the S400 – it doesn’t look like it’s a few hundred quid cheaper than the others, and it delivers similar features. Riath got yardages very quickly as it eliminated other targets it could have
picked up. Steve thought it actually looked like a premium-end product. Both Jon and Richard found the display a little harder to see, especially against the bright red display of the Bushnells.
That said, there’s the compromise – the display might not be as bright, but it still locates a flag from 250 yards away, and bunkers from 400 yards away – and it retails for less than £150. We think it’ll entice plenty into the rangefinder market.
Ease of use: 3.9 Styling: 3.3 Value: 3.8
David Connor, Today's Golfer equipment editor (10HCP)
Peter Morgan (9HCP)
Ian Whittle (12HCP)
Terry Dell (18HCP)
VERDICT: Our testers said the Snooper Shotsaver S400 was the best value-for-money laser rangefinder on test but admitted if they could they would stretch to pay the extra money for the Nikon 350G or Bushnell Tour V2.
They felt the picture quality wasn't as good as it could be and the buttons were hard to press and didn't feel as good quality.
However, if value was a factor then this would win hands down every time. Like the Flagfinder the team pressed the wrong button a few times because they were so close together.
Nevertheless this is a good price for a brand name.
RATINGS (out of five):
Ease of use: 2.5
Overall: 3.5 stars
There is no getting away from the fact that laser rangefinders are expensive but the Snooper Shotsaver S400 is helping to make them much more affordable to golfers who can’t justify spending over £200 on a device. The S400 features six times magnification and can calculate a pin distance up to 250 yards away and other objects up to 400 yards away. It also has pole position technology to help you focus on the pin even when trees and other objects are behind.
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