The Leica Geovid 10x42 HD-B Laser Rangefinders binoculars may be a bit on the heavy side, but they are a convenient combination of a rangefinder and binoculars to help you cut down on gear.
Long distance. The Leica Geovid 10x42 HD-B Laser Rangefinders binoculars have a range of 10 to approximately 2,000 yards. They also allow the user to upload their exact ballistics information via an online ballistic calculator and a micro-SD card that fits into a waterproof compartment. These Geovid HD-Bs have only been on the market for a short time, and as a result there are very few reviews. However, the specifications are very similar to the previous model (the Leica Geovid HD Laser Rangefinder), but with some added improvements. The Leica Geovid HD-Bs receive OutdoorLife.com's Innovation Award for 2013.
Heavy, yet convenient. The Leica Geovid 10x42 HD-B Laser Rangefinders have a unique, swooping shape that allows for the binoculars to accommodate the laser rangefinder without adding bulkiness. It also makes them more comfortable in the hand. The binoculars are a bit on the heavy side (33.3 ounces), but as with the previous model, which weighs about the same, most will probably find it worth the weight thanks to the two-in-one convenience. Referring to the older model, one user on OpticsPlanet.com explains his rationale: "They are a little heavier than regular bino's but less than a pair of bino's and a rangefinder!"
Tough to say. These Leica binoculars are new to the market and therefore have no long-term durability reviews. However, we can learn from specifications hinting at the ruggedness of these binoculars. For example, the body is composed of magnesium, which is fully coated with tough rubber armor. The Geovid HD-B is waterproof and fog-proof as well. They are backed by a five-year limited warranty, which is below average -- especially for the price -- but still not bad.
1. Outdoor Life
OutdoorLife.com awards the Leica Geovid HD-B Laser Rangefinders their Innovation Award for 2013. Because this isn't an award they give out every year, editors reason that Leica has earned it with their huge improvements on integrated technology.
Review: Binocular Review: Leica Geovid HD-B, Andrew McKean, 2013
OpticsPlanet.com is an online retailer that allows its customers to rate and review their products. Users give the Leica Geovid HD Laser Rangefinders, which is the predecessor of the Geovid HD-B Rangefinders, a rating of 4.6 stars out of 5, based on five reviews.
Review: Reviews - Leica Geovid BRF Binocular Laser Rangefinder, Contributors to OpticsPlanet.com, As of May 2013
CameraLandNY.com gives readers a preview of the Leica Geovid HD-B Rangefinders. They do so by listing specifications, as well as naming many of the improvements on the earlier model. This is not an actual review of the product, but the article supplies some very useful information.
Review: Leica Geovid HD-B 10x42, Editors of CameraLandNY.com, Not Dated