How Long Do Rangefinders Last

Have you ever bought anything and right off the bat, longevity wasn’t a major concern for you? Not likely right?

Longevity is almost always an important aspect of new purchases. Purchasing any item, especially at a pocket steeping price usually comes with a sense of durability and quality, although this isn’t always a guarantee.

This is usually one of the perks of buying items in mint condition rather than already used.

How Long Do Rangefinders Last

How Long Do Rangefinders Last

As a fellow golf lover, I can understand why you may want to get all the much-needed equipment to improve your game.

At the very top of the list is a quality rangefinder that you will need if you’re going to improve your game in the long run.

Regarding how long these modern devices will last, it is difficult to say for sure. Many have purchased rangefinders and utilized them for years with no hitch whatsoever.

An average rangefinder is expected to last for at least 5 years before developing any serious fault if of course it is maintained properly.

While a large percentage of how long your rangefinder will last depends on how well you handle it and protect it from factors that might damage it, there are other things you can include that might increase the chances of your device lasting much longer.

What Can You Do To Ensure Your Rangefinder Lasts Longer?

If there is one thing you can be sure of with your rangefinder, it is that however you treat it over the years will reflect on its condition, and its ability to serve you for a longer period. Read our detailed guide on where to keep your rangefinder.

You can forget about how popular the rangefinder brand is or how impressive its features are, if you cannot maintain your devices, you will go through a few over a short period wasting your hard-earned money.

Here are some important guidelines that you must follow if you want to get the maximum value for your rangefinder.

1. Read The Manual

I know how this may sound, especially if you consider yourself a certain level of knowledge when it comes to tech.

However, hidden deep in the manual leaflet that accompanies each new rangefinder are proper steps on how to care for your device.

These steps are usually tailored to the specific design of the rangefinder you just purchased and while some of the information applies to other devices, it is important you read the specific instructions for each one.

For instance, some rangefinders are built to be waterproof and so can stand a little moisture.

For others, even the slightest presence of moisture can begin the decline of the device until its inevitable crash.

2. Ensure You Purchase A Quality Device

I do not need to remind you of the importance of buying quality devices, but if you ever needed an extra reason, then it’s this.

Low-quality devices spoil easily, they are not at all durable, the individual parts begin to malfunction, and ultimately you need to pack it up. 

3. Monitor The Little Faults

Most major faults that rangefinders develop over time are as a result of little accumulated faults that were ignored.

If you want your rangefinder to last a long time, you must ensure right from the moment you unbox the device, you monitor it for cracks, scratches, or faults.

Of course, these minor problems may not hinder the rangefinder from doing its job effectively, at least not yet, and there may not be any reason to take it for repair, but you must show it extra care to ensure the little fault doesn’t get worse.


I hope these guidelines help ensure you get the device of your dreams and can maintain it to ensure you have it working well for many years to come.

Similar to many golf equipment, it would be better if you use your rangefinder to carry out activities that it was originally designed for.

Forcing your equipment to carry out tasks that are in direct opposition to its work description may cause your device to begin malfunctioning just weeks or months after unboxing. 

After all, it is your device, and knowing that how you treat it directly affects how it will work for you, spare no expense when it comes to maintenance with qualified professionals.

If you aim to save money and still improve your game, then go for one in the mid-range or a much cheaper device to save more money.

You may be denied some modern features, but that may be a trade you must be willing to make.

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