Are you looking for a golf launch monitor that simply provides the fundamentals about your golf shot—or are you a golfer who wants all the data with the ability to store and analyze it from session to session?
In our PlayBetter collection, we offer the best brands that can do all of this and everything in between.
Many of these personal golf gadgets are available to the average golfer because they use doppler radar technology. These devices sit behind the golfer and use radar doppler technology to read the ball trajectory, spin, and more after it is struck. These include:
- Garmin R10 (integrated with Titleist RCT balls)
- FlightScope Mevo+ (integrated with Titleist RCT balls)
- Full Swing KIT
- Rapsodo MLM2PRO (integrated with Callaway RCT balls)
- Swing Caddie SC4
- FlightScope Mevo (does not offer simulation)
- Rapsodo MLM (does not offer simulation)
- Swing Caddie SC300i (does not offer simulation)
Photometric (camera-based) launch monitors sit right next to the hitting area and take a series of photos of the ball as it is struck to calculate data. These include:
- Bushnell Launch Pro
These launch monitors are typically more expensive and are considered to have better accuracy indoors. However, with the advent of radar capture balls (RCT) and some exciting software technology (see the FS Mevo+), radar launch monitors are gaining indoor respect.
All launch monitors are programmed with their own algorithm to produce data after reading the ball at impact. This data can range from basic to spin data to club data.
In this article, we tell you which units offer what data to help you decide which golf launch monitor belongs in your bag or home golf simulator.