Leica has expanded its rangefinder binoculars offerings with the introduction of the new Leica Geovid Pro models. With 30 years of experience in the rangefinding market, Leica has taken on a new challenge to provide the hunting community with a range of powerful and premium binoculars.
The new Geovid Pro models coming to the market are Geovid Pro 8x42, Geovid Pro 10x42, and Geovid Pro 8x56. They are designed to suit every type of hunting, at any distance. These models now complete the Geovid Pro series which was already introduced with the more lightweight 8x32 and 10x32 models not too long ago.
Here is a complete list of Leica Geovid Pro Series:
- Leica Geovid Pro 8x32
- Leica Geovid Pro 10x32
- Leica Geovid Pro 8x42
- Leica Geovid Pro 10x42
- Leica Geovid Pro 8x56
The Geovid Pro binoculars feature top-notch quality, precision, and speed, making them ideal for fast and accurate rangefinding. In addition, they offer full connectivity via smartphone and the Leica Ballistics App, providing hunters with helpful additional tools.
We believe that many users will find these Geovid Pro models to be a step forward compared to their older .COM counterparts, such as the Leica Geovid 10x42 3200.COM, for example. Geovid Pro Series comes with the added GPS tracker Leica ProTrack (LPTTM), an updated design, and new lens caps.
Key Features of the Leica Geovid Pro 42 and Geovid Pro 56 Binoculars
Both the Leica Geovid Pro 42 and Leica Geovid Pro 56 offer outstanding optical performance. Their quality and performance are comparable to some of the toughest competitors in the market. The Geovid Pro series in general offers a perfect blend of optical quality, unique ergonomic design, highly accurate ballistics calculations, and reliable measurements.
Compared to some of the other binoculars in this class, the Leica Geovid Pro 8x42 offers extra image stability and a wider field of view, and the Leica Geovid Pro 10x42 is suitable for tasks requiring even higher magnification.
The Leica Geovid Pro 8x56, on the other hand, is a "twilight specialist". It is designed to be used in low-light situations and extreme weather conditions. This is the model you wish to have on you when it gets darker.
Advanced Ballistics Program and Connectivity Features
Leica Geovid Pro 42 and 56 come equipped with a state-of-the-art ballistics program that utilizes both a built-in ballistics computer and the Leica Ballistics App, which can be accessed via a smartphone.
The binoculars and the smartphone connect seamlessly via Bluetooth, and users can even link up additional devices such as a Kestrel weather meter or a Garmin smartwatch for enhanced data accuracy.
Users will also be able to make use of the Applied Ballistics Ultralight® software that offers a comprehensive database of G1/G7 data and more than 740 factory ammunition cartridges. This software is capable of calculating trajectories and associated corrections up to 800 meters. This limit has a potential to be even greater than that, but Leica's company policy regarding ethical hunting goes against hunting at longer distances.
Users have the option to upgrade to the Applied Ballistics Elite® version for even more advanced features.
In addition, users can input wind direction and wind speed to meet special requirements and make the most of the binocular capabilities.
Laser Capabilities of Leica Geovid Pro 42 and Geovid Pro 56
The laser built into the Leica Geovid Pro 42 and 56 is a result of 30 years of research and development. It allows for quick measurements, taking only 0.3 seconds for a single measurement, which is especially useful in situations where time is of the essence.
The laser technology in the Leica Geovid Pro 42 and 56 uses advanced algorithms to take into account the environment and ranges. At close range, objects like blades of grass and branches are masked out to prevent incorrect measurements, while the secondary target logic ensures that only the desired object is measured at greater distances.
Leica Geovid Pro 42 and 56 allow for precise rangefinding up to 2950 meters, providing hunters and outdoor enthusiasts with accurate and reliable measurements for any hunting or shooting scenario.
Built-in Compass and GPS Tracker
Both Leica Geovid Pro 42 and Leica Geovid Pro 56 come with a built-in compass in addition to the rangefinder. This feature, when used in conjunction with the built-in ballistics calculator, allows the binoculars to determine geographical positions in the terrain. The GPS tracking feature stores the coordinates of the last five distance measurements and makes them accessible for navigation. This allows the Leica Geovid Pro 42 and 56 to guide hunters safely to the target or to a previously-measured point in the field, using the smartphone display and a simple compass needle or terrain maps.
The compass needle feature helps in determining the direction of travel clearly. You can also set the target point using Google Maps® or use the BaseMap® app for tracking.
Leica ProTrack (LPTTM) is the GPS tracker function that addresses the need for a tool to quickly and ethically locate shot game.
The Release Date
For those who have been eagerly awaiting the release of the new Leica Geovid Pro models, the wait is almost over.
The release date for the Leica Geovid Pro 42 and Leica Geovid Pro 56 has been set for April 2023. This means that in just a few months, you will have the opportunity to get your hands on these new Geovid Pro members.
When it comes to the pricing of the new Leica Geovid Pro 42 and Geovid Pro 56, it is important to note that these prices are not set in stone and are subject to change.
However, based on current estimates, it is believed that the Leica Geovid Pro 8x42 and 10x42 will likely be priced at around 3300 euros, while the Leica Geovid Pro 8x56 will cost a bit more, with an estimated price of around 3500 euros.
It's worth noting that these prices are still subject to change and will be confirmed closer to the release date in April 2023.
Leica Geovid Pro 42 and Geovid Pro 56 Battery
The new Geovid Pro binoculars will come equipped with a 3 Volt Lithium type CR2 battery.
As of the current moment, we have not conducted a thorough examination of the battery life of the Leica Geovid Pro 42 or 56.
However, we invite you to subscribe to our YouTube channel where we will be posting a video review of the binoculars, including information on the battery life. This will give you an idea of how long you can expect the battery to last and how often you may need to replace it.
Physical Properties of Leica Geovid Pro 42 and Geovid Pro 56
Leica Geovid Pro 8x42
Weight without battery: 1000 g (approx. 35.6 oz)
Housing: Magnesium, nitrogen filled
Dimensions: 125x 178 x70 mm (4.9 x 7 x 2.8 in)
Geovid Pro 10x42
Weight without battery: 970 g (approx. 34.5 oz)
Housing: Magnesium, nitrogen filled
Dimensions: 125x 174 x70 mm (4.9 x 6.9 x 2.8 in)
Leica Geovid Pro 8x56
Weight without battery: 1195 g (approx. 42.5 oz)
Housing: Magnesium, nitrogen filled
Dimensions: 153x 187 x 90 mm (6 x 7.36 x 3.54 in)
In conclusion, the new Leica Geovid Pro models offer a powerful and premium solution for hunting and outdoor enthusiasts. With their advanced rangefinding capabilities, top-notch quality, precision, and speed, these binoculars are set to be a game-changer in the market.
The range of models available, including the 8x42, 10x42, and 8x56, cater to a variety of hunting scenarios and provide versatility for the user. Combined with the advanced ballistics program and connectivity features, along with the built-in compass and GPS tracker, exceptional laser capabilities, and rangefinding up to 2950 meters, they are a formidable tool. We look forward to seeing these binoculars in action.