Precision Pro R1 Smart Laser Rangefinder

The R1 Smart Laser Rangefinder by Precision Pro, promises to provide golfers with a wide array of features to help them improve their game for $319..

ORLANDO, Florida – Coincident with the PGA of America allowing rangefinders at this year’s PGA Championship, Precision Pro introduced their latest model at a middle of the road price, the R1 Smart Laser with an app that links GPS smartphone yardages.

Precision Pro R1 Laser Smart Rangefinder

GPS distances Bluetooth paired with smartphone

6x magnification

400 yard range

Vibrates when locked on flag

Slope adjustment with on/off

Calculates effect of wind

App has lost device tracking


If you are looking for a plays-like yardage several laser rangefinders can do that, but Precision Pro’s R1 Laser Smart Rangefinder has a new wrinkle. Using the free app on your smartphone R1’s MYSLOPE feature takes over and linking with the phone’s GPS for uphill/downhill in combination with the lasered distance the effective yardage is displayed. In addition, the app compensates for altitude, temperature, and humidity…about all it doesn’t do is swing the club.

The Bluetooth smartphone link also overcomes the single largest laser rangefinder drawback namely distance to the front, back and center of greens but with the phone’s GPS, these yardages are shown as well.

There are some other well thought out features such as a magnetic strip so the R1 attaches to a cart and Precision Pro provides replacement batteries free of charge for life plus the unit is shock proof and water resistant.

Ed is a national award-winning golf journalist and has carried on a lifelong love affair with the game. His work covering the business of golf, equipment, golf personalities and travel is prominently featured in numerous print and electronic publications. He has competed in tournament golf both as an amateur and senior professional and though his competitive days are behind him, Ed still plays regularly and carries a handicap of 4. He lives on a water hazard in suburban Orlando. His email address is

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