Excerpt: Our Company bought these to use when building a new communications tower. The digital compass helped eliminate have to shoot azimuths with a regular compass for the antennas. It made our project so much easier. Held up nicely in frigid conditions, having to use these in the cold of winter. Bushnell made these right!
Excerpt: I use them fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. They get splashed and, though they haven't got dropped or fallen overboard yet, it will happen sometime. These will withstand it. Though the manufacturer says they will float, I recommend a flotation strap, as well, partly to be sure they float and mostly so one can see them. Quality is great. I can detect a little edge softness which might not be there in Fujinon Polaris but, these don't cost $, either. The compass works fine.
Excerpt: I gave these binoculars only 4 stars because i compared them with my Steiner Navigator Pro 7X50 binoculars who are 3 times more expensive.But for the money. you can't buy better Marine binoculars .The contrasts, and colors are very good for the price.The 2 drawbacks are: They are far less luminous than Steiners.
Excerpt: The Bushnell marine Binos with digital compass are excellent, although a bit heavy for long use in a small boat. I like the fact that the digital compass at the press of a button gives you accurate co-ordinates at the bottom of your screen. All in all great value for money and crystal clear optics. Ours were bought for looking for missing divers in the water should the need ever arise. Hopefully that day will never come.
Summary: There several 7x50 marine models with rangefield and LED compass on market but this from bushnell has best price. Right choice for sea and river, especially taking into account less stress floating feature.
Pros: Tough, rangefield, compass, floats in water
Cons: heavy, individual focusing, lens caps can not be attached to neck-strap
Summary: These are great binoculars with exceptional clarity and feel. The compass is cool. They could do without the distance/height reticle. The only gripe I have is that it turns out the minimum focusing distance is too far away for looking at birds within 35 feet or so.