Rangefinder brand ZOOM has launched the Focus Tour, which will be the flagship model in the company’s range of handheld laser distance-measuring devices.
Following on from the success of its first laser, the Focus X, the ZOOM Focus Tour combines every feature that golfers expect from a premium laser, but at an affordable price of £299.
Offering x6 magnification and an 800-metre range (+- 0.5 m accuracy), the Focus Tour captures a 7.5° field of view and displays the reading in yards or metres on a clear, contrasting display through an adjustable eyepiece.
Further features include slope-adjusted distance that delivers distances to the flag and the actual distance a golfer needs to hit adjusted for the elevation of the target. The slope feature can be turned off with a button on the side of the unit to make it eligible for tournament play.
Flagpole scanning mode locks onto targets with a gentle vibration, with a flag icon appearing in the display for visual confirmation. Continuous measurement mode allows golfers to scan across the landscape, from hole, to trees, to bunker, delivering instant distances to the various targets.
The unit itself is housed in a black/silver hybrid metal casing reminiscent of a vintage camera, while it comes with its own hard-wearing carry case.
“The ZOOM Focus Tour takes the premium technology and usability of the Focus X, and adds new levels of functionality and style,” commented ZOOM brand representative Ian Waddicar. “The optics are at the very top end of the category with a clarity and field of vision that I haven’t seen matched. Add in the classic design, and a surprisingly affordable price point, and the ZOOM Focus Tour is set to make a huge impact this year.”