Andrew Noyce
By Andrew Noyce

Hot on the heels of December's release of the Coolshot 20 laser rangefinder, Nikon is back with the Coolshot 40 and Coolshot 40i devices.

Nikon Coolshot 40 Laser Rangefinders

The Coolshot 40 and Coolshot 40i debut Nikon's Hyper Read functionality that means your measured distance is displayed in half a second regardless of how far you are from the target.

Claudia Paul, head of UK Sports Optics division, is excited about the Coolshot 40 range:

We're delighted to be able to offer golfers two new laser rangefinders and we are confident that customers are going to enjoy our new Hyper Read technology, which makes it even quicker to the get the right number every time.

The Coolshot 40 and Coolshot 40i are differentiated by the latter's incorporation of Nikon's angle compensation technology, which displays the slope-adjusted distance for any shot, ideal for courses with a lot of uphill and downhill slopes. Unfortunately, as with all rangefinders with slope assistance, this makes the Coolshot 40i unsuitable for tournament play. The Coolshot 40 is legal for use in tournaments and competitions if local rules have permitted the use of measuring devices.

Nikon Coolshot 40 Laser Rangefinders

Aside from the Hyper Read and slope measurement both devices are packed with features that belie their compact and lightweight nature. Both devices are also fully waterproof.

The Coolshot 40 and 40i have a multilayer-coated 6x high-quality finder that give clear sharp images and measurement is accurate to +/1 0.75 m/yd over a distance of 590m/650yds.

Nikon's First Target Priority mode displays the distance to the closest subject allowing golfers to forget about any possible distractions to measurement such as woods in the background and an 8 second continuous measurement tolerates slight hand movement during operation.

The eyepiece is a large 18mm for easy viewing, even for wearers of eyeglasses, and with a wide field of view of 7.5 degrees picking up your target should be no problem.

The Nikon Coolshot 40 will retail at £269.99 with the Coolshot 40i retailing at £299.99.

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Nikon Coolshot 40 Laser Golf GPS Rangefinder - Product Details

Launch UKFebruary 2015
Launch RRP£269.99
Device TypeLaser
ElevationNo
Shot MeasurementYes
Power OptionsBattery
SubscriptionNo
DimensionsWidth: 112mm, Height: 70mm, Depth: 36mm
Device Weight160 grams
Manufacturer's WebsiteNikon Website

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