Callaway 8396 X-Hot Review

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Callaway 8396 X-Hot Review

Golf GPS or Rangefinders as the name suggests, help you to find the range of your targets so that you can hit better shots and have higher chances of potting the ball. However, there are lots of these rangefinders in the market and finding one that suits your needs can be somewhat tricky.

Callaway is widely appraised for its golfing products and has many years of experience in manufacturing innovative golf GPS/Rangefinders and sometimes in collaboration with well-known companies such as Nikon.




8396 X-Hot rangefinder is said to be great in terms of performance and provides users with swift and accurate measurement of distances up to 500 meters (550 yards). Moreover, the unit has sporty looks and is designed to be compact and has light weight so you can easily carry it around and make optimum use of it, surely no-one would like to carry around a bulky rangefinder.

8396 X-Hot has multi-coated optics which is not bad at all and apart from that it is water and fog proof which is certainly a great feature and pretty useful for golfers. So if you drop the unit in water, don’t panic because Callaway did a great job to ensure that it is waterproof.



Callaway 8396 X-Hot Golf GPS Review

Moreover it is filled with Nitrogen gas and sealed with O-rings, isn’t that great? However the battery chamber is excluded from these features. But hey talking about battery, 8396 X-Hot has a great CR2 lithium ion battery which can last approx. for 10,000 ranging sessions, seems like the battery compartment is not quite empty after all.

Callaway joined hands with Nikon which is well-known for its huge range of cameras, lenses and their accessories and equipped the unit with Nikon’s First Target Priority mode that can range multiple objects in any field of view and ranges even closest and smallest objects like a pin.


An LCD display surely makes things easier to view and 6x magnification with focusing eyepiece is a treat for users. It can distance different targets in succession up to 8 seconds which is not bad at all. Moreover the reticle enables you to know about ranging that is currently in progress.

To easily access it with all those walking and tour bags, Callaway equipped it with Carabiner. It is certainly a great product for golfers that too at somewhat reasonable price.

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Callaway 8396 X-Hot Review, 3.6 out of 5 based on 8 ratings

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