- Uineye Laser Rangefinder.
- Soft carry bag.
- Wrist strap.
- Lens cleaning cloth.
- CR2 Battery not included.
Features of the Uineye Laser Rangefinder
- Measurement Range: 5-1600 Yards, +/- 0.33 Yard Accuracy. Measures in yards and meters.
- Measures Height, Angle between -90° and +90°with +/- 0.35° of accuracy, and Horizontal Distance.
- Magnification: 8x / through the lens display, ultra-clear, multi-layered optics.
- LCD display, no backlight. Black readout.
- Size 5.9 x 4.3 x 2.5 inches.
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces.
- Auto power off after 20 seconds of inactivity.
- Water Resistant. Do not submerge it, though.
The uses of the Uineye Laser Rangefinder range from Bowhunting and Hunting to Golf and Engineering Survey. The Uineye has the classic look of a precision optical instrument, which may be why it only comes in black (sorry, no camo, and no rubber armor.)
The unit has been known to range nearly to its limit of 1600 yards when aimed at a large reflective target, that’s just short of a mile. For practical purposes, it will pick up targets up to about 800 yards quite easily, which is more than enough for hunting. After all, where do you find a range finder that can pick up an object the size of a deer over six hundred yards away? Shooters and bow hunters should have a lot of use for a laser rangefinder like this one.
If you are going for the long ranging such as survey work, where even the slightest hand movement makes a huge difference, the tripod mount on the bottom is a handy feature not to be overlooked. If you would like to take it golfing, be ready to work around the lack of pin-lock technology.
There seems to be no doubt among users about the accuracy of this unit. The literature says it’s accurate to +/- 0.33 yards (that’s one foot) and that’s what everyone is saying. When compared with other rangefinders, this astounding little brute has been known to rival units three times the price or more.
Operation is quick and simple, the unit is designed to be operated on the go and even has a scan mode for continuous ranging of moving or multiple targets and an all-in-one mode for measuring height and distance together. The controls are arranged for fast switching between units of measurement and the modes available include height, distance, and angle measurement.
Because the Uineye measures angles between –90 and +90 degrees with ±0.35 degree accuracy, you can work out ballistic compensation if you know the formulas, which is a plus for such a simple unit. It doesn’t do the calculations for you, but hey, you get what you pay for.
The comfortable grip with ergonomic design, single hand, vertical, two button operation and light weight make it very portable and easy to use. The display shows distance, angle, and battery life in an easy to read format.
The multicoated (but not fully multicoated) optics are up to the task and gather light well in all weather conditions. Overall, the view is crystal clear and the automatic focus is quick and dependable. The downside is that the LCD display has no backlight, so reading your range in the dark or against a dark background can be a problem.
The Uineye doesn’t come with its own battery, which is a bit of a bummer, so you will have to factor that into the price. They are about eight bucks. The battery is a CR2 Lithium-ion, which are usually reasonably priced, and the Uineye has a low battery indicator and auto shut off after twenty seconds. Therefore, once you buy a battery, you should be set for a long time.
Uineye are professional optical instrument manufacturers using high quality materials, and that’s what you see when you look at the Uineye Range Finder. That said, it would have been nice of them to provide a lens cap along with their carry strap and micro-fiber lens cleaning cloth. It’s a bit inconvenient pulling it out of the carry bag every time.
For around 130 bucks you will get a great little helper that will make your hunting life so much easier. Looking at the features and the relatively low price, this one is a real steal. Its features can be compared to models that cost a lot more than this one, which means you will get some bang for your buck! Just saying 🙂 .
For the price, it’s a great little range finder. In the literature, the multi-layered optics are described as ultra-clear, which is not stretching the truth too much. Simply put, it’s as good as you can expect for anything in the price range, and better than some. Accuracy is equal to range finders three times the price or more and operation is simple. It picks up targets more easily than some of its more expensive competitors in most conditions, but the lack of a backlit LCD may make reading difficult in low light.
If you’re a golfer, it’s a great little unit, but it doesn’t have pin-lock technology. If you can live without that then it could be just what you want.
For bowhunters and hunters, it’s got the goods and the price is right. The continuous ranging feature for moving or multiple targets is a real plus. It also has angle measurement, not so important for bowhunters, but useful for rifle shooters if you’re keen to do the math. It doesn’t look as rugged as the chunky camo-clad range finders, but it’s water resistant, fog proof and well-constructed with ‘o’ ring sealed lenses. One user said he dropped his twice and it’s still okay. You or I may not be that lucky, or that clumsy.
Thanks for reading and shoot straight!