The GX-1i is compact Rangefinder with some very nice features like a 6x23mm setup, and bunch of different modes that can be very useful under various conditions. For some reason, the green color made me think of hunting rather than golf when I first took it out of the box, but after that it was all about golf. One of the modes that really caught my eye was the Fog/Rain mode. Though I did not test this rangefinder in this mode, I can see how this mode could very useful, especially since I see a fair amount of fog and misty rain in my area. My current rangefinder just doesn’t cut it in these conditions, so this would be a really welcomed feature. Another mode that I felt was a nice touch was the Selectable Reticles, with 7 options to choose from. I found that a certain reticle really helped me lock into my target after testing all of these options. The GX-1i2 was very easy to use, though I did have some issues locking on to a 296-yard flag with a strong backdrop. I kept locking onto the backdrop 75% of the time. Being such a compact unit, I found myself not as steady in locking down readings as I am with slightly larger units.
Who’s it for?
With its lightweight and compact size, this is an excellent unit for walkers, especially those that carry, though players who ride will find this great as well. A great choice for those that do not play in perfect weather all the time.
Even though the Green made me think hunting, I found this to be an excellent unit with plenty of nice features. It’s an excellent step down from the other high end units that Leupold has to offer.