The Leupold LTO Thermal Tracker 2 HD uses advanced technology to allow you to see through the darkness, track an animal, or aid in search and rescue. The new Beacon mode on this spotting scope quickly recalibrates the screen in warmer conditions to make it easier to identify objects that have a similar heat signature to their backgrounds. Dimmable brightness and manual gain control ensure peak performance in any condition. This thermal scope is built with a Gorilla Glass display and durable aluminum housing to protect against scratches, sudden impact, and other damage. With a portable, compact design, the Leupold LTO Thermal Tracker 2 HD offers clear thermal imagery for improved and precise tracking.
Easy-to-carry compact design
Lightweight and durable housing protects unit
Adjustable screen brightness for use in dark conditions
Durable waterproof finish protects scope from water damage
Manual gain control for peak performance in any environment
Beacon mode enables you to see better detail in warmer environments
Gorilla Glass full-circle display protects screen from impacts and scratches
Six color palettes enables you to choose the right color for a wide variety of environments (Hi-Black, Black, Hi-White, White, Hi/Lo Green, Green)
in Law Enforcement we historically have tracked bad guys with flashlights in hand. We had a vehicle pursuit and the suspect foot bailed then went to ground. Using the Tracker HD we found him easily and did not have to use flashlights vastly reducing target ID on Deputies. A fabulous tool for LE!
I recently purchased both the HD and regular models. The HD model outperforms the non-HD version in terms of the picture quality, you don't have the pixelated image when zoomed in. However, this comes at the expense of the battery life. Simple solution, carry an additional CR123 battery and you're all set. I wish this came with a sheath to attach to my bag, but the lens covers were a welcomed surprise.
After a month of use, the Tracker 2 HD, is by far the best thermal unit I've ever seen in this price range. It exceeds the quality of several other more expensive units as well. locating and identifying animals at a few hundred yards is certainly not a problem. The functionality of the buttons is perfect. The menu's are extremely intuitive yet simple. You can pick this up for the first time and be a thermal imaging pro within a couple of minutes. I highly recommend. #sweepstakes
So far this thing has been a game changer. I can see when to exit my blind. I can see seer bedded in the field 300 yards away. I have not gotten the chance to use it tracking. I did follow my dog in the house with it. Great product
Fair review- I would buy again but suggest some improvements
I have bought this product as a night hunting support. It particularly meets my expectations but if it has some improvements it would be really a pretty equipment. The sensor quality is good. The refresh rate is average but sufficient for this device. Animal detection strictly depends on its size. For example it is possible to detect hare on up to 100 meters on clear field, roe-dear up to 150-200 meters, boar up to 200-250 meters. Perhaps it is connected with magnification. The picture is clear and detailed however the most clear view is up to 3x magnification. But I don't know if it is possible to expect more from digital zoom. The most weak point is power. One battery is enough for approximately 1,5 hour operating time only. The device shows low battery level although the remained battery condition is 86%-89% on professional battery tester. This I really expect a little bit more. It is inconvenient to change battery several times at night. To sum up, it's really a nice device which I would recommend because of the device's user friendly operating features. But suggest to improve power source solution and design any holder to make the user able to hang the device on neck for instance. During the hunting sometimes there is no time to put the device into the pocket and to put it down, like we do with binoculars, would be in my opinion more convenient.
This is a tool is would like to have had years ago
I just received the HD Tracker 2 and had it out in the mountains for a few days. It is very sensitive and shows the contrast in temperature very well it will be valuable as the right tool for the specific job. There is a learning curve with this tool and I am still learning how to use the Beacon mode effectively. The different color choices are a nice touch. You just have to get use to dialing in the temperature sensors for the application of the specific task at hand.
Great Thermal that can used for a variety of reasons!!
I purchase this product for a variety of reasons but here are the main ones.
-I will be using the thermals for tracking down deer. Anyone who bow hunts can understand just how difficult it can be to track down a deer when it sprints away when you hit it. The thermals have so far proven themselves to detect a small amount of heat. Whats even amazing it can detect trace heat signatures, the signatures stays for a few minutes but non the less very impressive. -Reason two was to spot Hogs when i go down to Texas and pig hunt. I've spoken to a lot of hunters down there and they've told me if your going to hunt Hogs its best to do it at night. I haven't done it yet but I've been driving around the county roads and i can spot deer from 50-70 yards away while I'm driving 60 mph. -Final reason i purchase this was for my work. I work in law enforcement and this will definitely help track down suspects, victims, or even vehicles that have their light off. Again I am highly pleased with this purchase and will be recommending this products to a lot of other people. Thank you again Leupold for such a fantastic product.
This is a excellent product which is a substantial improvement over the previous model. #1 being the Beacon Mode. When activated in the 3 Hi colors it grays out the screen to all that was red and only shows what is a higher temp in red again as you scan. Another great feature which the owners manual fails to mention (along with other important features) is that from the initial zeroing, if you hit the left button again you are able to go from 0 to -200 or +200 one click at a time which adds temp or subtracts temp sensitivity, so you can zero back out manually yourself the amount or lack thereof as to what starts appearing red (heat signature). This should come in very handy in the field adjusting it to exactly what temp threshold you want for the downed deer etc to be the object that pops up in the screen. Another great feature is the 10 levels of screen brightness you can adjust. 1 being so low that absolutely no light is going to reflect back onto your face alerting your target, and 10 being needed to see the screen in bright sunlight. It follows moving objects well without hesitation, comes on well within the listed 3 seconds, battery life is as listed (three hours) although it has no battery level except for a flashing icon letting you know the battery is low and again nothing stated in the owners manual about what level of battery time is left or amount of power.
Overall I give the LTO Tracker 2 HD 5 stars and am very satisfied with it. It should absolutely perform as intended for game recovery and the most important one I purchased it for: Being able to arrive at my tree stand predawn before being busted by every deer in the vicinity which see/hear me way before I detect them from the snort and watching their white tails wave goodbye. Can't wait for this fall to finally be able to get to or divert to another stand without their knowledge. Will be great to finally have better vision than them at night and even that playing field. Great job on this!