When you use a hunting bow, estimating the target distance is an important part of the process, as it allows you to know exactly where to aim to compensate for the distance. The problem is, we're human, so our grades aren't always accurate. Hell, it's actually gonna be really bad for a long time. That's where hunting AIDS like Garmin Photocopy a1i comes.
Scored as an" innovative auto-starting bow sight, " the device can automatically measure the distance to any target at the push of a button, then provides an accurate virtual pin to help you see exactly where the arrow is going to hit. According to Garmin, it will help to take guesses from ranking the target more than any other bow before it, improving your aim by hitting that elk, boar, or deer very much.
Garmin Xero a1i attaches to the nose right along the line of sight, allowing you to look at the target through the built-in transparent display. A small screen above this transparent panel shows the distance, the true horizontal distance, and the shooting angle as determined by the integrated sensors, which the device then uses to create a virtual visibility pin (basically a small dot of light), which you must use as a guide for accurate arrow placement. From there, you just draw your arrow, aim and release. Yes, you still need to properly release the damn thing, but having the sight in place, should make the shot much easier.
Since different arrows fly differently, the device comes with memory space for up to 10 arrow profiles, each of which you can program independently onto the system. As long as you choose the correct arrow for each shot, the device can make the correct adjustments in its calculations, ensuring it shows the correct purpose whether you are using carbon, aluminum, or some other type of material.
Garmin Xero A1i can read distances up to 100 yards (300 yards if the target is reflective), compensating for all height changes (it also measures the angle), so this thing will make accurate calculations whether you shoot at the target in the same plane, uphill or downhill. It can display either a single-pin or a multi-pin layout, depending on which one you prefer, with ambient light sensor automatically adjusting the brightness of the pin. There are also manual controls to adjust the display brightness on the fly.
It has an IPX7 water resistance rating, so you can use it hunting in water or in the rain, with all thing powered using two AAA batteries, fresh steam of which can keep it running for up to one year moderately use. The built-in odometer of the shot will record every arrow you fire, while the tracking sensors record the dynamics of the shot, such as the speed of the arrow, the duration of the bow pulse and the bow roll, among other information. Dimensions 3.9 x 3.1 x 3.8 inch, with a weight of 14.7 ounces.
Available in left - and right-hand drive models, the Garmin Photocopy a1i at a price of 999.99$.