With the Mileseey Golf Rangefinder currently available on Amazon UK for £119.99 at the time of writing this blog, here’s my full review of the well priced laser range finder, which packs a lot of key features for a great price. And in case you’re wondering, I have tested the unit out on the golf course over several rounds to put it through it’s paces!
Let’s just cut to the chase. If you’re looking for a golf rangefinder that is accurate, easy to use, has flag lock, a jolt functions as well as slope readings that you can turn on and off, the Mileseey represents brilliant value for money. Yes it does feel a little bit cheap in places and the yardages may be a little inconsistent by a couple of yards at most, however you’re paying significantly less for the Mileseey (in many cases less than half) when compared to the leading rangefinders currently available. So if you’re a golfer on a budget, this could be for you.
If you’re looking for some more details on the unit, keep reading!
The unit comes with everything you could want from a rangefinder, so I’ll list the key features here:
- 6x magnification so it’s nice an easy to pick out your target in the clear viewfinder.
- Flag lock mode which can make it easier to get the distance to the flag
- Vibrate function to confirm when you’ve locked on to the flag
- A slope mode with a switch to turn the feature on and off to allow for use in tournament play
- Powered by a CR2 battery, with battery life shown on the display
- Comes with a hard case with a carabiner, zip fastening and quick release bungee strap
What is it like to use?
The display is nice and clear, showing all the information you need to know and you can turn the eye piece to adjust the focus if needed. I’d say the Mileseey is no harder to use than any other premium rangefinder. Some people may struggle to use a laser rangefinder if you have a particularly shaky hand and bad eye sight, but for the vast majority this will be absolutely fine to use.
The buttons on the top select the mode you want and trigger the laser to get you the distance you’re looking for. The buttons are nice and chunky, and have a solid feel about them. The button to turn on and off the slope function is behind the small panel on the side. Both the panel and the button feel pretty flimsy and cheap, but do the job fine; when the unit is priced so low, there has to be some cost cutting somewhere.
Out on the course the rangefinder proved to be nice and easy to use, with the distances registering quickly and displaying clearly. I tested it against a Bushnell V4 out on the course and the distances were very similar, with the Bushnell locking on to flags slightly quicker, but not so much that it really made a difference. When compared to the Bushnell, the Mileseey was a couple of yards out at times, especially when over 150 yards. However, if you’re looking to buy a cheap rangefinder, you’re probably not the type of golfer who minds (I’m lucky if I can control my distance to within yards, let alone 2!). But if you’re looking for absolute pin point accuracy, then you’re going to have to spend a little more money I’m afraid.
The Mileseey feels quite nicely made also, which is surprising given the price. The unit feels small and compact in your hand, but there’s plenty of rubber elements to help grip in you plan, and the buttons on the top are chunky and easy to use. Equality, when using flag lock mode, the unit gives a good strong jolt when it’s locked on to a flag, which is a lot better than some of the other cheap rangefinders I’ve tested previously. As I mentioned, the only downside in build quality in the panel on the side which houses the slope switch and the battery. The hinge feels very light weight as does the switch, and there’s no rubber seal to the battery compartment so I wouldn’t recommend using this if it’s raining.
Flag Lock Mode
This is the mode I used the most out on the course. You can use the rangefinder to scan for random distances, such as to trees or a bunker, but personally I want to know the distance to the flag, which is where the flag lock comes in. To use the mode, all you do is hold down the laser button, and aim just passed a flag, and then slowly move the crosshairs on the display over the flag. Once the Mileseey has locked on to the flag it will display the yardage (and slope yardage if you have that on) and vibrate to let you know it’s locked on.
As you can see in the video, I compared the unit to a Bushnell V4 which is a far more expensive unit, and although the Bushnell did lock on slightly faster, I was still more than happy with the Mileseeys performance and accuracy.
What else do I need to know?
You can change the measurement from yards to meters by simply holding down the mode button for a few seconds. Also, the case feels just as a solid as any other premium case I’ve seen. However, as you can see from the test I conducted in the video review, it’s not waterproof, so you might want to leave the Mileseey at home on a rainy day…or at least keep it in a waterproof pocket in your bag!
Overall, I was very impressed with the Mileseey (despite it’s vest efforts to break my leg while reviewing it out on the golf course…now you’re gonna have to watch the video above!)
If you’re in the UK you can buy it from Amazon here, or if you’re in the US, you can buy it’s sister version here (which currently retails for $89 but doesn’t have a jolt feature for the flag lock mode)