Leica Geovid Pro Technical Resource

GS66

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Spoke with Leica today about the "geolocation" on the maps. Currently, it's not working the way most would want it to work, as after ranging the animal, and taking the shot, there's no "last distance measured" feature - once you're in the maps, you have to range the spot again before getting a pin drop on the map. They are working on changing that, so the last 5 button presses (5 last distances measured) are available to choose from, so you can get a pin drop in maps - similar to how the Swarovski EL Range TA function stores the last 3 button press (range) locations. I hope it comes soon.
 

Stinky Coyote

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I expect backlash for this but I’m over it.

My hope and intent was to create a technical resource for users of the new Leica Geovid Pros. Instructions are not always clear or complete on highly technical instruments, as I have found with these. My hope and intent was to avoid philosophical discussions measured in inches by armchair users on minutia that the majority don’t care about. When the technical resource ceases to be just that, no one will read it. The binoculars are new and many people will have questions and I wanted to capture the most common questions here for everyone’s benefit. I’m sure I’ll get blasted for this but I don’t care. I won’t respond to the hate speech or the trolling that results. You didn’t scare me off I’m choosing not to respond in advance. I’m just bummed this is what it turned into. Enjoy your philosophy.
no backlash, said nothing scary, no hate speech or trolling, if you took it that way that's on you but don't project stuff like that back on me

it's a great thread, and a great thread shouldn't have to be all ra ra ra hurray...devils advocates should be a part of any of these 'new shiny's' to keep it as real as possible as we know how things go after the initial glow ups, classifieds don't lie, nor the tests/comparisons that come 6 months to a year down the road by those unphased by new gear launches and don't bother comparing until it's been out awhile and easily available

leica is best of the best, in handheld rf's, alpha rf binos, and alpha binos, resale and quality will always be there, you can't actually go wrong with leica imo, I am a leica hoe, these 32's will be fantastic no question, the chances they are going to solve world hunger optically though are likely about the same as the rest of their alpha rf line up

many get burned by new shiny hype trains so nothing wrong with trying to get real from the get go and a duty to your fellow gear junkies wallets to be as tough and pessimistic on these as possible from the start, that's all, it's not like you're gonna sell them for a profit if they don't give you what you want, we all take the hit to play first and it's fun to do, but they will sell fast and for good coin regardless if they work out or not so no need to get glazed over on a new piece of gear even though it's your investment

carry on and get technical about the technical as that's where the bulk of the hype is on these new rockstar binos, we will get over this together ;)
 
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Mhopper5

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I suggest buying one of each and comparing the two side by side... like I did. I don't buy into the marketing hype on it's own.
I had an opportunity today for some more testing. Looking at a dark hill about 300 yards away with the sun just above the hill shinning directly in my face. Looking at the dark hill through Leica ultravids 10x42 the image had glare and it would be difficult to find anything. The image had so much glare that I wouldn’t spend time looking in that direction until the sun went behind the hill. However with the Geovid pros they cut through the glare and I could see well enough to spot game if it was there. I find this surprising as the ultravids “should” have better glass and a brighter image. Not sure why the geovids did better but they did 🤷‍♂️

Edit: for clarification the image through the geovids wasn’t perfect but enough to see and get the job done.
 
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parshal

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I had created two profiles and synced one to the Leica a couple weeks ago. I used the binos this weekend and disabled bluetooth. Last night I turned on BT, connected and then noticed my two profiles were set back to default profiles. I had to rebuild.

Anyone else have this happen?
 
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Mhopper5

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My profiles are still there. I’ve turned the BT on and off several times. It’s been over a week since I’ve paired with my phone. No issues here so far.
 

GS66

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Anyone able to use Basemap with the Geovid Pro? When I click on the "Leica Pro Track" in the app, BaseMap shows "coming soon" and it's been like that since day 1....

Thanks
 
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Mhopper5

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GS66,
Did you happen to see any of the earlier posts regarding basemaps and getting incorrect way points? I feel the error is with the Leica internal compass, not the basemaps app. Make sure you upgrade to the pro version, it's not a feature in the standard version.
 
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