Leica’s New Geovid HD-B Wins Outdoor Life Editor’s Choice Award for Innovation


Leica Sport Optics is honored to receive a sought-after Editor’s Choice Award for its new Geovid HD-B laser rangefinder binoculars in Outdoor Life’s 2013 Gear Test. Outdoor Life Shooting Editor John Snow presented Editor’s Choice Awards during the 2013 NRA Annual Meeting in Houston, Tex.

Todetermine the superior optics for 2013, an independent panel of optics experts and hunters tested the optics, evaluating each one for optical quality, perceived image, performance, price and value, and design and durability.

Leica’s new Geovid HD-B won the “Innovation” category, receiving an overall score of four stars and a “Final Verdict” of “Best rangefinder in the industry, monster field of view. A game-changer.”

“We revolutionized sport optics when we launched the first laser rangefinding binocular, the Geovid, in 1992,” Terry Moore, vice president of Leica Sport Optics,  says. “We believed we did it again with the new Geovid HD-B, which features 2,000+ yard ranging plus sophisticated, customizable onboard ballistics capabilities.  The ‘Innovation’ recognition by Outdoor Life suggests we’ve succeeded in taking the category another leap forward.”

The new Geovid-HD B contains advanced ballistics technology enabling users to add/create their own custom ballistics info for their specific weapon as well as class-leading ranging abilities.

The newly developed ballistic function ABC (Advanced Ballistic Compensation) provides the proper aim point for the hunter and shooter. The Geovid HD-B’s integrated, highly precise ballistic processor can instantly gather and analyze the ballistic information with one touch of the button, giving accurate information for the correct hold over, turret adjustment or drop down reticle aiming point. When calculating the trajectory, the distance, angle, temperature and air pressure are all taken into account.

Twelve ballistic curves representing most of the trajectories of modern hunting cartridges are programmed in the system. Plus, an integrated microSD card slot, located inside the battery housing, allows the hunter to program and save personal ballistic data for his or her cartridge/rifle combination. This innovative option allows the hunter to input ballistic data based on his or her cartridge and rifle. Different ballistic information data sets can be saved on separate microSD cards for multiple cartridge/rifle use. The result is extremely precise and accurate ballistics information. Within only 0.2 seconds, the Leica GEOVID HD-B 42 displays all of the necessary information for an accurate shot, especially with steep inclinations and at long distances.

Read Outdoor Life’s entire optics review here.

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