Ideal for coaches and spectators alike, the Bushnell® Velocity™ determines the speed of a baseball or tennis ball from up to 90 feet away. It uses digital signal processing to measure within 1 mile per hour; the result is displayed on an easy-to-read LCD screen. It can even measure the speed of a car from up to 1,500 feet away, so take it to your next NASCAR® race and watch the drivers fly by!
Easy-to-use, point-and-shoot pistol grip
Large, clear LCD display
Displays fastest speed when trigger is release
Accuracy: +/- 1 mile per hour
Baseball / Softball / Tennis: 6-110 miles per hour (up to 90 feet)
Auto Racing: 6-200 miles per hour (up to 1,500 feet)
Battery Type: 2 C (sold separately)
Dimensions: L 6 inches x W 4.3 inches x H 8.4 inches
Tried using to get a speed check, failed to do so and then when we finally were able to get a reading it was topping the pitcher out at 60 mph. I then was curious to see my own limits and it ran me at 57 mph. The pitcher works out daily, does the band excersises and has nearly perfected his mechanics. I just know how to throw from playing years ago, no mechanic discipline, and I have a weak arm. There's no way possible that he only throws 3 more mph than me. You could speculate tans say "'maybe he has a weak arm too" but you'd be foolish and ignorant to make an assumption without actually seeing if in front of you
I use it mostly at sports car races. but have also used it on rc airplanes, a rubber band shooting a tiny ball of foil (36 mph) and the neighbors dog chasing a frisbee. lol mine works extremely well and has very long range! only one small issue,, it does , once in awhile, read 25mph. it is some kind of default or something. it only does it approx once out of 30 tries. at pacific raceway they have police training days and I went and compared mine to their high end guns. mine was within 2.5 mph almost every time 1 for a gun that much less expensive,, I think it is a steal! and I have had a lot of fun at the park and the lake getting the speeds on dogs, low flying birds etc.
Sat next to a scout at a AAA baseball game. My radar gun registered the same speed as his $2500 gun. He was amazed. It didn't have all the features that his gun had, but did show the high pitching speed.
Was this a gift?:
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
I purchased this to check baseball pitchers throwing speed. When compared to other radar guns, it was very close until the ball speed got over 75 mph, then it started measuring much slower than the ball was actually traveling. On 85 mph pitches it was showing 78 mph.
Was this a gift?:
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend