Precision Pro NX10 Review: Is this Rangefinder a Bushnell Killer?
It’s sturdy, accurate, and fast – everything you could want in a golf rangefinder.
But over the last couple of years, a handful of startups like Precision Pro, Blue Tees, and Nikon have been making strides. Ok, Nikon isn’t exactly a startup, but their rangefinders are getting much better.
My point is, other companies are consistently improving their products, and charging much less than the industry incumbent Bushnell.
Despite this, no one has truly created a product that has exceeded the XE, or really even come that close to the high-end feeling of that device.
At least that was the case until now.
Precision Pro just released their latest rangefinder, the NX10.
And you know what? It’s the first golf rangefinder since 2019 that I feel legitimately gives the
Not only that, the NX10 has a few unique tricks up its sleeve as well – and does it at nearly half the price of the Bushnell.
So in this Precision Pro NX10 review, we’re going to put it through it’s paces and let you know if there truly is a new king of golf rangefinders.
I’ve been excited to do this review for a long time, so let’s GO.
First Impressions of the Precision Pro NX10
One thing Precision Pro’s other recent model made clear is that they’re upping their game when it comes to packaging and design.
I was expecting the same from the NX10, but it’s clear they’re differentiating their GPS-enabled models and their other products through their design language.
The box immediately gives you a sense of what you’re in store for with the NX10 with the phrase “Play with Style” dotting the box design.
There’s one very unique aspect to the design of the NX10 we’re going to cover later on, but honestly? It may be the most revolutionary new feature added to a rangefinder since the Pro XE debuted the now standard magnet.
Opening the box, the NX10 is on full display. It’s wrapped in plastic, with molded foam all around it, so you’re immediately drawn into the spartan design of the Precision Pro NX10.
So many companies, including previous Precision Pro models have a tendency to overdesign certain elements of the rangefinder. In some cases, maybe trying to make it look more high-end than it actually is.
The NX10 is mostly white, with black on the front, and only the slightest hint of color underneath the slope switch, which features their signature green.
At first, some might think it feels a little too basic?
But the second you pick it up all of that changes.
Even more so than the excellent Bushnell V5 – which the NX10 is a direct competitor to.
What about it makes it feel high-end?
The main reason is the weight. It’s substantial.
Not like, weigh down your bag heavy, but heavy enough to be stable when using, and to feel like an expensive device.
The plastic also feels more high-end than many other competing or lower-priced models.
From the moment I picked it up, it was clear that this device was in a different league than previous Precision Pro models, or any other rangefinder under $300.
And I couldn’t wait to get it out on the course to see how it performed.
The Most Unique Feature of the NX10
On its surface, the Precision Pro NX10 has one of the more basic designs of any rangefinder I’ve used.
There isn’t crazy texture or molding.
It’s not trying to make itself look super futuristic.
And honestly, there’s hardly even any color to make it stand out.
But what it does feature is a removable, magnetic skin.
The NX10 comes with an all-white grip that attaches via a magnet and can be easily removed.
And this is revolutionary.
Because this removable grip allows you to personalize your rangefinder in practically an unlimited number of ways moving forward.
Starting with their MySlope technology in the R1, which gives you personalized layup distances based on how far you hit your shots, Precision Pro has been differentiating itself by creating products that are tailored to the individual.
The NX10 is the next iteration of this.
Starting today Precision Pro will be selling different faceplate/skin designs that you can easily add and remove from the NX10.
They’ll cost $10 each or $20 for limited-edition releases that will drop throughout the year.
The front is also easily interchangeable as well.
Want an American flag? Logo from your club? Solid bright color? Hell, a Breaking Eighty logo?!
The sky is the limit when it comes to what can happen here.
Considering I’m publishing this on the day the Precision Pro NX10 launches, the current selection of special designs are relatively limited.
But imagine if your company gives out NX10s as employee gifts or tee box prizes for a tournament, and then they get custom faceplates with the company logo and you’re given one.
Cool, you can use the company logo while playing with your boss.
And then when playing with your friends on a normal round, switch it out for a faceplate from your favorite NBA team.
Or imagine if Precision Pro partners with a company like Seamus Golf to go more bespoke.
Adding a leather or Pendleton wool faceplate to your rangefinder?
That’d be insane.
I truly see the potential with this faceplate design, and I think by this time next year you’re going to see some truly unique and cool use cases for how this can allow you to personalize your device.
But here’s the deal, if the rangefinder isn’t any good? Then it doesn’t matter how cool the faceplate system is. To see Precision Pro really put weight behind this concept, and to see partnerships with other brands to realize the potential – it’s gotta be a really good device.
So is it?
Precision Pro NX10 Performance
We’re 1,000 words into this post, and it’s time to stop beating around the bush:
The Precision Pro NX10 is one of the very best rangefinders I’ve ever used.
Notice how I didn’t add a qualifier like “at this price point.”
No, it’s one of the best I’ve ever used. Period.
They Finally Did It…
Looking through the rangefinder for the first time, I literally said:
Finally, they got rid of all the extra stuff.
One of the reasons Bushnell has been so successful is because they make their devices for golfers.
Most companies that make cheaper rangefinders (including some older Precision Pros) take an off-the-rack rangefinder from a company overseas, add their branding to the outside, and put it up for sale.
The problem with many of those OEM devices is they have all sorts of extra modes like scan, hunting etc. that try and do too much.
The modes become confusing to skip through, and there ends up being too much info in the display, which clutters it up and keeps you from simply seeing the one piece of information you need: the distance.
This is one of the single biggest reasons I’ve always liked using Bushnell rangefinders more than many other devices.
Less is more.
And with the NX10, they finally took this to heart.
You look in and you see a dot for aiming the laser, a yardage number right below it, and the slope adjusted number in the top right when it’s enabled.
This is EXACTLY what I want to see in a golf rangefinder, and this simple design element of removing stuff that doesn’t matter, makes such a big difference.
On top of this, the optics are wonderful. Just as good as any other rangefinder I’ve used with the exception of the Nikon Coolshot Pro 2 Stabilized.
The display is very big, and magnification is great, allowing you to get a very good look at whatever target you’re aiming for.
How is the NX10 to Use?
We’ve established the design is great on the outside and inside.
The personalization options are great.
But is it accurate?
I’ve found the NX10 to be just as accurate as I’d expect from a high-end rangefinder in the current market.
Pushing the target button feels very nice, and not cheap. That’s kind of a weird thing to say, but once you’ve used it you’ll understand what I mean.
The NX10 has a satisfying vibration every time it gives you a distance.
However, I will say this is one of my only critiques of the Nx10.
Bushnell Jolt does a pretty good job of only vibrating when it’s actually locked onto a flag.
Most other brands, including the Nx10, pretty much vibrate at any distance you shoot. Doesn’t matter if it’s a tree, a bunker, or the flag – you’ll get a vibration.
That said, it feels good, and the NX10 does a wonderful job of locking onto whatever you’re aiming for.
So I’ve had zero issues getting the distance I need accurately and quickly.
What Doesn’t the NX10 Have?
The Precision Pro NX10, has pretty much everything you want to see in a rangefinder.
It has slope adjustment, it has vibration tech, and it has a built-in magnet.
But it doesn’t have everything that you could possibly have in a modern rangefinder.
The most common feature you see in other devices that the NX10 doesn’t have is an ambient display. This means it won’t light up red in the viewfinder when the lighting is a bit darker.
And honestly, I’m not mad that it doesn’t have this.
But all too often, I’ve seen ambient displays that just add a fogginess to the optics that can do more harm than good.
The NX10 doesn’t have built-in stabilization like the Nikon Coolshot Pro ii – but pretty much nothing else has this other than the Nikon.
Its slope function doesn’t have a barometric pressure sensor built-in like the Pro XE – but honestly, does anyone really need this? No, no they don’t.
And there are no built-in GPS features like you’ll find in their also excellent, R1 rangefinder.
That’s pretty much it.
Nearly all of the features it doesn’t have are either unnecessary, gimmicky, or in the case of the GPS, a different type of product.
So if you’re concerned about what you won’t get with the Precision Pro NX10 – there you go.
How Much is the Precision Pro NX10?
In this review, we’ve been mostly comparing the NX10 to the Bushnell
We’ve also mentioned the Nikon Coolshot Pro 2 Stabilized, which retails for $449.
The Precision Pro NX10 rangefinder retails for $279.99.
If you use our code “BREAKINGEIGHTY” you’ll get $20 off, which brings it down to $259.99.
At that price, this is an absolute no-brainer, and easily becomes my go-to recommendation at this, or frankly any price point.
You get performance that’s on par with the
Not to mention the platform this provides for customization with the removable faceplates.
Final Thoughts on the Precision Pro NX10
I feel like the Precision Pro NX10 is the rangefinder I’ve been waiting 3 years for.
The original Precision Pro NX7 is a good rangefinder, but has had some reliability issues.
But the Nx10 is leagues above both of them, and on par with the very best rangefinders in the world.
This truly represents a step up for Precision Pro, which already leveled up in a big way with their recent R1 Smart Rangefinder.
For the last 3-4 years I’ve always had to qualify my Precision Pro recommendations.
“It’s great for the price.”
I even have told their team straight up, that their products are for a specific person and is playing in a different market than the Bushnell devices.
The qualifier is gone.
The latest Precision Pro rangefinders are every bit as good as the Bushnells I’ve used and they’re doing it for far less money.
It’s very rare I give a full 10/10 rating for a product here at Breaking Eighty. But the NX10 fully lives up to its name, and is completely deserving of a score of 10.
It’s one of the best devices I’ve ever reviewed on the site.
So if you’re in the market for a new rangefinder, I give the NX10 the best recommendation I can. It’s excellent, enjoyable to use, and is what I’ll personally have in my bag this summer.
I was sent a Precision Pro NX10 ahead of the launch date to review. All opinions are my own, and Precision Pro didn’t get any preview or have any editorial control of this review.
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- Extremely accurate
- Revolutionary removable skin design
- Fantastic price
- Vibration can be a little over-zealous
- No ambient display