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Bushnell Launch Pro Buyer's Guide and Reviews | Is It Worth Buying?

How To Buy Your Launch Pro  

Wondering what’s involved in purchasing a Bushnell Launch Pro? What equipment, software, connected devices do you need? How do you connect and download software? How much will it cost?

It all depends on how you want to use your Bushnell Launch Pro.

In this PlayBetter Bushnell Launch Pro Buyer’s Buide, we’ll walk you through possible scenarios/use cases and what you will need for each. Plus, we’ll tell you what all is involved in purchasing the software, device requirements, and the ins and outs of connecting everything.

The Bushnell Launch Pro is an amazing piece of golf tech. Sure, it can take a long minute to get it set up for your personal use. But once you are up and rolling—you’re going to love the results!

And, please, if you have questions beyond what we’ve given you here, don’t hesitate to hit us up in the chat box below. We are an Authorized Bushnell Dealer and have a close working relationship with people there. We’re here to help!

How to Choose & Set Up Your Bushnell Launch Pro

How do you want to use your Launch Pro?

Outdoor/Golf Launch Monitor Only

If your only focus is game improvement, and you want to do it at the range or on the course during practice rounds, we recommend the Bushnell Launch Pro with the Basic subscription package.

Space requirements:

There are no limits when you are outdoors—at the range or on the course. You just need enough room to swing.


Bushnell Launch Pro, including:

  • Power Cable
  • Alignment Stick
  • USB-C Cord
  • Club Markers

iPhone (sold separately) to run FSX Pro app with Basic subscription to get the most Ball/Club data information.


Basic Package—includes additional club data points and spin data (Jump to Launch Pro Subscription comparison chart). Using the Basic Package with the FSX Pro* app gives you additional ball flight information.

*Purchase during product registration via Foresight FSX Live account registration

Outdoor/Indoor & Simulation

You want it all—game improvement outdoors and indoors! For the option to hit shots outside or inside we recommend the Bushnell Launch Pro unit, a Net Return golf hitting net, and a Silver or Gold Package for your FSX software to get your affordable indoor simulation in the off-season or on rainy days—or impromptu sick days, wink, wink.

Space requirements:

No limits outdoors unless you are hitting into a net in your backyard. In this case, you will need at least 13 feet of ball flight.

When you take it indoors, give yourself at least 13’ of depth to track ball flight, at least 6’ of width, and enough ceiling height to swing your club freely—without feeling restricted. (See our garage golf ceiling height article to find out if you have enough space to swing.)

Recommended space for Bushnell Launch Pro indoors: 14’ x 6’ x 9’ (L x W x H)


Bushnell Launch Pro, including:

  • Power Cable
  • Alignment Stick
  • USB-C Cord
  • Club Markers

Net Return golf practice net

Fiberbuilt golf hitting mat

iPhone (optional; sold separately)

Gaming PC (See recommended specs or models)

Monitor/TV, connected from computer


Gold Package* (For All the Details, Check Out Our Launch Pro Subscription Comparison Chart)

*Purchase during product registration via Foresight FSX Live account registration.

Premium Indoor Simulation Experience

You’re all about the premium indoor simulation experience. If you are going to make the Bushnell Launch Pro the center of your home golf studio or garage golf simulator, this is your stop. You can still grab your launch monitor and take it outside with a net or to the range, but if practicing and playing in your own indoor setup is your dream, here’s how it gets real.

Space requirements:

Recommended space for Bushnell Launch Pro indoors: 14’ x 6’ x 9’ (L x W x H)


Bushnell Launch Pro, including:

  • Power Cable
  • Alignment Stick
  • USB-C Cord
  • Club Markers

PlayBetter SIG Complete Golf Simulator Package:

iPhone (optional; sold separately)

Gaming PC (See recommended specs or models)


Gold Package* (For All the Details, Check Out Our Launch Pro Subscription Comparison Chart)

*Purchase during product registration via Foresight FSX Live account registration.

DIY Golf Simulator

You want to build your own DIY Simulator with the Bushnell Launch Pro—Right on! Here’s a checklist of what you will need to get it done.

Net Simulator Equipment for Bushnell Launch Pro

Bushnell Launch Pro Screen Simulator Equipment

How to register your Launch Pro

The first time you power up your Launch Pro, you will be prompted to connect to the internet. To connect with Wi-Fi, choose your network, then enter the password.

Alternatively, you can connect your Launch Pro to a PC using an Ethernet cable or the provided USB-C cable.

You can also connect it to mobile devices using Wi-Fi.

Note that the Launch Pro does not have BLUETOOTH connectivity.

Once connected to the internet, you will see a Registration QR Code on the touch display. Simply scan the code with your phone or tablet and follow the prompts to set up a login and register your device.

Important: The Launch Pro requires online registration renewal every 45 days. If the registration of your device has expired, all data channels from the Launch Pro (USB, ethernet, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth) will be blocked until registration renewal is completed. The Launch Pro will continue to work as a stand-alone device.

To find registration information, swipe down to access the QUICK SETTINGS screen and tap ABOUT, then REGISTRATION.

And our guy Sean at Breaking Eighty offers some insight on how to avoid some setup headaches in his Bushnell Launch Pro review here.

FSX Software requirements

FSX Pro iPad is Foresight Sports' dedicated performance analysis platform for the golf players, coaches, and club fitters. It comes with the purchase of any of the Launch Pro Subscpription Packages. You can purchase the package of your choice during product registration.

System requirements for FSX Pro iPad

FSX Pro iPad must have iOS 10.0 or greater. Updating to the latest iOS is recommended for best use.

FSX Pro iPad is optimized for the following devices:

  • iPad (2019 and later generations)
  • iPad Air (2019 and later generations)
  • iPad Mini (5th generation)
  • iPad Pro (Requires Current App Version 1.3.2)
  • Devices with 4GB of RAM or More:
  • 1st Gen iPad Pro 12.9" 4GB (2016),
  • 2nd Gen iPad Pro 12.9" 4GB (2017),
  • 2nd Gen iPad Pro 10.5" 4GB (2017),
  • 3rd Gen iPad Pro 12.9" 4GB/6GB (2018),
  • 3rd Gen iPad Pro 11" 4GB/6GB (2018),
  • 4th Gen iPad Pro 11" 6GB (2020),
  • 4th Gen iPad Air 4GB (2020),
  • iPad Mini 5 and iPad Gen 9.

FSX Pro iPad will also run on the following devices:

  • iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 4, iPad (2017, 2018).

FSX PLAY is the latest software offering from Foresight Sports. It is available with the Launch Pro Siver and Gold Subscription Packages.

System requirements for FSX Play

  • Operating System: Windows 10 or greater (64 Bit Required)
  • Processor: Min Spec: Intel i5 or i7 processors (AMD processors not recommended)
  • Memory: Min Spec: 8GB system memory
    Recommended: 16GB for best performance and Swing Camera Users
  • Video Card: Min Spec: Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti or greater (AMD GPUs Not Supported)
    Recommended: RTX 2060, RTX 2070, or RTX 2080

How to download FSX software

Once you have connected and registered your device by creating an FSX account and selecting your software option from the available Launch Pro subscriptions—it's time to download and install software!

Download and install the software files onto your gaming-optimized PC (sold separately.)

For all the details you need, please view the FSX Subscription download and installation guide that includes a helpful video.

You can watch a Launch Pro simulator review video with our guy Gabe at Let's Play Thru.

Access the FSX Play manual here.

Access the FSX Pro manual here.

The Bushnell Launch Pro manual & more


Access the Launch Pro golf launch monitor manual here.


One Year Limited Warranty - Your Bushnell® Golf Launch Pro is warranted to be free of defects in materials and workmanship for one year after the date of purchase. In the event of a defect under this warranty, we will, at our option, repair or replace the product, provided that you return the product postage prepaid. This warranty does not cover damages caused by misuse, improper handling, installation, or maintenance provided by someone other than a Bushnell® Authorized Service Department.


Per manufacturer policy, all Bushnell Launch Pro Unit purchases are eligible for Free 30-Day Returns Only (not 60-Day Returns). Only shipment destinations within the United States are allowed. Launch Pro software sales are final and non-refundable.


Launch Pro is designed and developed for use within the United States. To use all functions of the Launch Pro, the device requires internet connection within the United States at least once every 45 days. After 45 days, the unit will no longer connect to apps or software and a screen will prompt you to connect to the internet to restore all functions. Attempts to mask location may result in unit being disabled.

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