Compact, lightweight and well-built the new Garmin Xero C1 PRO is the newest chronograph to hit the market.
The well-established competition in the chronograph world are mostly bulky or difficult to set up. The LabRadar is a pretty large and bulky unit and the MagneetoSpeed takes a bit of messing around with to fit it correctly. The Garmin Xero on the other hand is extremely simple to set up on its compact tripod and starts up almost instantly when turned on.
This compact unit weighs in at only 161grams including the tripod. The impressive battery life of 2000 shots or up to 6 hours is a refreshing change from the competition, in particular the LabRadar which often needs a battery pack plugged in.
In terms of the units accuracy, Garmin states the unit has 0.1% accuracy which is in line with the competition. The popular Magnetospeed has an accuracy reading listed as 0.1-0.4%. For the Excel data nerds, shot data can also be downloaded as a .CSV file. In terms of performance, users in the states are reporting great functionality even on suppressed weapons.
For serious shooter looking at running a chronograph the new Garmin Xero C1 deserves the hype its receiving and should be a serious contender due to its ease of use. I can’t wait to order one once they are available in Aus with distributors here listing a December 2023 release date.