Bushnell 201951EU User Manual

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objective

Fire Button

Lens

 

Eyepiece

Diopter

Adjustment

 

ok/shot

ESC/Menu

 

 

 

Screen

 

ON/Off

scroll Up/down

 

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English

Congratulations on your purchase of the Bushnell® Hybrid™, the first integrated Laser/GPS Rangefinder device for Golf!

The Hybridcombines the individual strengths of laser and GPS ranging technology to deliver “the best of both worlds” in a single compact unit, allowing the avid golfer the ability to take full advantage of this dual capability. Knowing the distances for each shot will assist you in lowering your score and enhance your overall golfing experience.

This manual will help you get familiar with your new ranging device and get the most out of it by explaining its operation and features, as well as how to care for this precise instrument. To ensure optimal performance and longevity, please read these instructions before using your Bushnell Hybrid.

The time proven Bushnell laser ranging technology that the pros rely on will always give you the most precise, exact distance with one yard accuracy to any object you target.

The GPS satellite receiver with pre-loadeddata for 20,000 golf courses will instantly provide distances to the front, back and center of the green as soon as you leave the parkinglot-aquick glance at the display and you’re ready to pull the right club out and tee off. It evenauto-advancesto the next hole as you play.

Bushnell Golf GPS Website

IMPORTANT NOTE – PLEASE READ: Within 45 days of purchase, go to www.bushnell.igolf.com to register your Hybrid, which will update the preloaded GPS course data and load any new courses that have been recently added to the iGolf database. Registration is free and will only take a few minutes. If a unit that has not been registered is powered on 45 days or more after the first GPS fix, the GPS section will not function (the laser rangefinder is not affected) and display a prompt to register online (which will restore it to normal operation). For additional information on registering

your Hybrid please refer to “Registering and Updating Golf Course Data” on page 20.

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THE HYBRID ADVANTAGE

The time proven Bushnell laser ranging technology that the pros rely on will always give you the most precise, exact distance with one yard accuracy to any object you target.

There are times on the course when you don’t have “line of sight” to the target-maybeyou’re hitting out from behind the trees where you just need the front, center, back distances. Or if you’re playing a course that’s “carts on path only”-checkingthe GPS display can help you select your club in advance and save you a trip back to the cart!

When seasoned pros, amateurs, or collegiate players, play golf, they always want to know the front and back distances to the green, not just the exact distance to the flag. Using the GPS front/center/back data along with the precise distance to the flag will provide the player with the vital information needed to plan their approach strategically, without going long or coming up short. Save strokes and know how far you need to carry the ball to miss that water guarding the green.

The Hybrid’s “Shot Distance” GPS feature makes it extremely easy to gauge how far a drive/approach shot was hit, and the user can set up to four custom points that can be very helpful as a reference on blind tee shots or approaches when returning to play a course.

CHARGING THE BATTERY

The Hybrid contains an internal rechargeable lithium-ionbattery. The battery can be charged by connecting the included USB cable between the mini USB port on the device (located on the front of the unit under the rubber cover plug) and your computer’s USB port. Alternatively, the battery can be charged by connecting the USB cable to the device and using the AC adapter included with your model to plug the Hybrid into a standard 110V/220V wall outlet. The battery should be charged for at least six hours before using the device for the first time. When fully charged, the display will indicate “BATTERY CHARGING COMPLETED”. Under normal operating conditions, a new battery will last14-16hours

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on a full charge. However, battery life is diminished due to a variety of factors including temperature and backlight usage. All rechargeable batteries lose their effective charge length over time.

Low Battery Charge Indicator within the Laser Rangefinder Display: If the symbol “ ” is seen in the laser rangefinder display, this means that the battery charge is getting low and the internal battery should be recharged.

LOW BATtery INDICATor

mini UsB Port

BASIC OPERATION

While looking through the 5x eyepiece, press and release the FIRE button once to activate the in-viewLiquid Crystal Display (LCD). Place the aiming circle (located in the center of the image) on a target at least five yards away. Press the FIRE button again and hold it down until the range reading is displayed near the bottom of the LCD. Crosshairs surrounding the aiming circle indicate that the laser is being transmitted. Once a range has been acquired, you can release the FIRE button. The crosshairs surrounding the aiming circle will disappear once the FIRE button has been released (the laser is no longer being transmitted), but the LCD will remain active and display the last distance measurement for the next 30 seconds. You can depress the FIRE button again at any time to distance to a new target. The maximum time the laser is transmitted (fired) is 10 seconds. Tore-fire,press the button down again.

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USING THE LASER RANGEFINDER

Your Bushnell®HYBRID™ includes an advanced premium laser rangefinder using Digital Technology, allowing range readings from5-1000yards /4.5-914meters. Measuring a mere 2.1 x 2.6 x 4.3 inches, this 8.5 ounce unit delivers superb and accurate range performance to +/- one yard. The HYBRID features PinSeeker® Technology, 5x magnification, andmulti-coatedoptics for excellent light transmission, clarity, and brightness.

HOW OUR DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY WORKS

FDA

Class

1

and CE Class 3A laser

The Bushnell HYBRID’s laser rangefinder employs an eye safe

in its operation. The HYBRID’s Advanced Digital microprocessor and ASIC

chip

(Application-Specific

Integrated Circuit) results in instantaneous and accurate readings

every

time.

Sophisticated

digital

technology instantaneously calculates distances by measuring the

time

it takes

for each pulse to

travel

from the rangefinder to the target, and back.

 

 

 

 

 

 

RANGING ACCURACY

The ranging accuracy of the HYBRID is plus or minus one yard / meter under most circumstances. The

maximum range of the instrument depends on

the

reflectivity of

the target. The maximum distance for

most objects is 600 yards / 549 meters while

for

highly reflective

objects the maximum is 1000 yards /

914 meters. Note: You will get both longer and shorter maximum distances depending on the reflective

properties of the particular target and the environmental conditions at the time the distance

of an

object

is being measured.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The color, surface finish, size and

shape of the target all affect reflectivity and range. Brightly colored

targets can be ranged at greater

distances.

Red is highly

reflective,

for

example,

and

allows

longer

ranges than the color black, which

is the least

reflective color.

A shiny

finish

provides

more

range

than a

dull one. A small target is more difficult to range than a larger target. The angle to the target also has an effect. Shooting to a target at a 90 degree angle (where the target surface is perpendicular to the flight

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path of the emitted energy pulses) provides good range while a steep angle on the other hand, provides limited ranging. In addition, lighting conditions (e.g. the amount of sunlight) will affect the ranging capabilities of the unit. In reduced light (e.g. overcast skies) the unit’s maximum range will increase. Conversely, very sunny days will decrease the unit’s maximum range.

MAGNIFICATION AND COATINGS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The HYBRID’s

laser rangefinder features 5x magnification and multi-coated

optics.

A liquid

crystal

display

(LCD) is mounted within the optical system and when activated, displays

a reticle

for targeting,

and

indicators for

distance

units

(Yards/Meters)

and

PinSeeker operation.

Inherent

in

the

manufacturing

process are small black

spots

that appear

in the

optical system. These

are a

natural characteristic of

the LCD and cannot be fully eliminated in the manufacturing process. They do not affect the distancing performance of the unit.

ADJUSTING THE EYEPIECE

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your HYBRID is

constructed with an adjustable eyepiece

(+/- 2

diopter range)

that

allows

one to

focus

the LCD display

relative to the image. Simply rotate the

eyepiece

until the reticle

and

your

ranging

target

both appear sharp to your eye.

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY (LCD) INDICATORS

Your HYBRID LCD incorporates illuminated indicators that will let you know the unit of measure for the displayed range, the laser’s active firing status, confirmation when a target has been acquired, and the targeting mode. These LCD indicators function as follows:

UNIT OF MEASURE (display indication=Y or M)

The HYBRID can display the ranged distance in yards or meters. The unit of measure indicators are located in the lower

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right portion of the LCD. To select your preference for the distance units, start with the HYBRID powered off. While looking through the eyepiece, press and hold the FIRE button down for at least 5 seconds. During this time all liquid crystal segments and icons will be displayed. After approximately 5 seconds elapse, you will see the unit indicators on the display begin to alternate between Yards and Meters. To set it to your preference, simply wait to release the FIRE button when only the “Y” or “M” is visible. The device will always return to your last setting for the ranging units, so it will not be necessary to reset this before each use.

ACTIVE LASER

Crosshairs surrounding the aiming circle indicate that the laser is being transmitted. Once a range has been acquired, you can release the FIRE button. The crosshairs surrounding the circle will disappear once the FIRE button has been released (i.e. the laser is no longer being transmitted).

PinSeeker™

Ever have trouble getting distance to the flag? This advanced feature allows easy acquisition of the flag without inadvertently getting distances to background targets (i.e. trees) that have stronger signal strength. Simply align the aiming circle reticle onto the flag that you want distance to. Next, press and hold the FIRE button and move the laser slowly over the flag or desired object until a circle surrounds the flag indicator. If the laser beam recognized more than one object (i.e. flag and background trees), distance of the flag will be displayed and a circle will surround the PinSeeker indicator informing the user that distance to the flag (i.e. closer object) is being displayed in the LCD (as seen below). There may be times when only the laser beam only sees one object in its path. In this case, the distance will be displayed, but because more than one object was not acquired, a circle will not surround the flag indicator.

TIP: While pressing the FIRE button, you can move the device slowly from object

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