Leica unveiled the Geovid 3200.COM laser rangefinder binocular in January, cementing their position at the top of the category industry-wide. This new model builds on Leica’s 25-year history of groundbreaking laser rangefinder technology for hunters. The 3200.COM is the first high-performance optic with Bluetooth connectivity to Apple or Android phones via their free app, allowing a completely customized readout for your rifle/ammunition combination.
Hunters spend more than 99% of their time using a rangefinder binocular as a binocular and less than 1% as a rangefinder, so first and foremost, it must be optically superb. The patented Perger-Porro prism, in combination with HD optics, minimizes stray light distortion and maximizes contrast in the field. The 3200.COM delivers 91% total light transmission with superb resolution and color. There are three magnification/objective lens models currently available: 8×42, 10×42, and 8×56. The magnesium die-cast housing keeps the weight down (34.5 ounces for the 10×42), while the rubber armoring protects the binocular from daily bumps and bruises.
As the name implies, the 3200.COM will range targets out to 3200 yards. The illuminated LED display is easy to read, even in the intense light of an Arizona summer day. In scan mode, it provides a new distance every 0.3 seconds. For distance-obsessed bowhunters, it will measure to one-tenth of a yard at 200 yards.
What separates the Geovid 3200.COM from every other rangefinder binocular in the world is the onboard weather station and Bluetooth connectivity. Once you have downloaded the free Leica Hunting app, your phone will sync with the binocular with a single touch. At this point, you can enter your own ballistics information or choose from their extensive library of factory loads, at which point the app will send the information to the binocular.
Once your target has been identified and ranged, the Geovid will correct for temperature, air pressure, and shot angle. Immediately, the equivalent horizontal range (EHR), holdover, or the number of necessary clicks for that shot will be displayed in the binocular. The maximum EHR value is 1200 yards, as most loads become subsonic at this range which requires a whole new level of calculations.
For even more advanced applications, the Geovid 3200.COM will connect directly to the Kestrel Elite 5700 weather station with Applied Ballistic software. The Kestrel will determine the wind direction and speed, confirm the atmospheric conditions, then combine this information with Applied Ballistics advanced bullet profiles for even more precise shooting solutions with wind holds.
The Geovid 3200.COM will literally do everything except find an animal or pull the trigger for you. Of course, that is an exaggeration, but I say it as a reminder that we need to use technology to improve our hunting skills, not as a replacement for those skills. We cannot improve our shooting skills while guessing what effect the environment has on the flight path of the bullet. The 3200.COM will give you confidence in your shooting solution, allowing you to focus on breath control, natural point of aim, trigger control, and press on top of being one of the best binoculars in the market. Outdoorsmans carries all three models (and tripod adapters) with prices starting at $2949.