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FlightScope Mevo+ Buyer’s Guide┃Everything You Need To Know  

How To Buy Your FlightScope Mevo+  

The thing about golf launch monitors and simulators is that they come with a lot of questions. If you’re considering buying a FlightScope Mevo+ or have recently purchased one and are trying to figure out your best setup, you’ve come to the right page.

We’re going to take a close look at the most useful pieces of information related to buying and owning a FlightScope Mevo+. This is an incredible device, but there are some things you need to know to get the most out of your purchase.

Every setup is different. So, if you have questions specific to your situation that we don’t answer here, leave a comment below. If we don’t know the answer offhand, we’ll work to find it for you. We’re committed to helping you achieve your best golf launch monitor and simulator experience.


How To Choose & Use Your FlightScope Mevo+


How To Set Up Your FlightScope Mevo+  

The FlightScope Mevo+ offers tremendous versatility. It’s a lightweight, portable launch monitor and simulator that you can easily transport between the driving range and your indoor setup. Operating the Mevo+ is straightforward, but how you use it and set it up will depend on your environment and space limitations.

Let’s look at some common setup scenarios to help you understand how the Mevo+ might fit in your situation.


Using the FlightScope Mevo+ Golf Launch Monitor Outdoors

One of the great advantages of a FlightScope Mevo+ is its small size. It’s lightweight and fits easily in any golf bag. That makes it a great device for using on the driving range. Other launch monitors are considerably larger and take much longer to set up. With the FlightScope Mevo+, you can start measuring shots within a couple of minutes.

Space requirements:

The most critical part of the outdoor setup is to make sure the Mevo+ is placed 8 feet directly behind your ball. After that, consult the FlightScope app to determine that your device is set at the correct tilt and the correct roll.

Software:

Before using the Mevo+, you’ll want to pair your phone or mobile device with your golf launch monitor. Depending on how you’re using the unit, you’ll choose one of three apps (more on that below). If you’re using the FlightScope Mevo+ as just an outdoor golf launch monitor, you’ll only need to download the FlightScope Golf app, which will allow you to view and store all of your shot-tracking information on your mobile device.

Next, you’ll want to check the app’s weather settings to be sure that they match the conditions you’re hitting in. For example, you can set the Mevo+ to measure shot data at varying elevations or in varying humidity, all of which will affect how far the ball flies. To get a reading reflective of your actual conditions, you’ll need to spend a few seconds adjusting the weather settings in the FlightScope Golf app.

Hardware:

The beauty of the Mevo+ is its simplicity. All you’ll need to bring to the range is the launch monitor itself and your mobile device.


Indoor Golf Simulator Setup

Not every golf launch monitor can also be used as a golf simulator, but the Mevo+ can. That, of course, means that in addition to recording your shot data, this device allows you to actually play simulated rounds of golf or target-practice games. Here’s what you’re going to need to enjoy accurate indoor golf.

Space requirements:

  • Room depth. You’re going to need a minimum of 16 feet in total room depth. The Mevo+ will need to be set up at least 8 feet behind the ball, and then you’ll need a minimum of 8 feet between the ball and net or screen to allow enough room for the device to accurately track the golf ball and measure things like spin and speed. Please note that higher swing speeds will benefit from more room depth. If you can really smash the ball, the Mevo+ is going to need a couple more feet to accurately measure the ball flight. So, better players likely need a little bit more than 16 feet of room depth.
  • Room width. We recommend a minimum of 10 feet of space between side walls. This should allow you enough room to comfortably swing without hitting the wall behind you. Now, if you want a setup that will allow for both righties and lefties to share the space without having to move the launch monitor/simulator, you’ll want at least 15 feet of room width.
  • Room height. Generally speaking, you need at least 9-foot ceilings to comfortably pull off an indoor golf simulator setup. Ten feet would be better. Of course, the size of the golfer and their swing path will alter those requirements. A tall golfer with a steep swing may require even more than 10 feet of ceiling space. On the other hand, a shorter golfer might be able to get away with less than 9-foot ceilings. To see if you have enough room, swing your driver (slowly at first!) in the space where you intend to set up your golf simulator.

Software:

The FlightScope Mevo+ comes with access to an IOS-only TruGolf E6 Connect software package that includes six simulated golf courses, 17 practice ranges, and online games. For Android or PC use or to access different courses and games, the device is also compatible with software options including the Golf Club 2019, GS Pro, Creative 3D, and Awesome Golf. Those additional software options will require paid subscriptions not included with the Mevo+ purchase.

If you just want to use your Mevo+ to record shot data or to capture video of your swing, you’ll only need to download the FS Golf or FS Skills apps.

Hardware:

With a mat, a net, a Mevo+, and a mobile device, you’ve got everything you need to start playing simulated rounds of golf indoors. Some people may choose to incorporate a projector and impact screen to really enhance the realistic experience. For the very best simulator setup, you’ll likely want to pay for a PC-compatible software upgrade and run your setup with a robust gaming computer.


Premium Indoor Mevo+ Simulation Experience

PlayBetter.com makes it easy for you to achieve the ultimate golf simulator experience. We’ve assembled everything you’ll need to accompany your Mevo+ and your computer or mobile device. That includes impact screen, enclosure, side barrier netting, landing pad turf, your choice of a hitting mat, a golf simulator projector, a ceiling mount, an HDMI cable, and an HDMI-to-Lightning cable. Save yourself a ton of time with any of these turnkey packages:


DIY Golf Simulator Setup

There are many different ways to achieve a DIY golf simulator setup. You’ll need to consider your space and budget to decide what will work best for your situation. Here are some of the common components you’ll want to consider:


Do You Have To Put Metallic Dots on Your Golf Ball To Use the FlightScope Mevo+?

Your Mevo+ will come with a roll of 100 metallic dot stickers. These are designed to help the unit better read spin and speed in an indoor setting where there is less space between where the ball is hit and the net or screen that it contacts. For the most accurate indoor simulator readings, you will want to use the dot. You simply place the dot sticker on your golf ball and then position your ball so that the dot is facing the target.

You do not need to use the dot for outdoor use where the Mevo+ has much more room to track the flight of the ball.

You also should not use a dot for simulator putting. Instead, use a separate ball without a dot sticker.


Putting With Your Golf Simulator

The Mevo+ is one of our top picks for simulator putting. As you may know, some simulators don’t track putting, and others do a very poor job of it. But the Mevo+ can deliver some very accurate results so long as you have it set up correctly.

The most important thing to remember when tracking putts with a Mevo+ is that the device needs to sit on the same level as your golf ball.

The Mevo+ measures from about 8 feet behind the ball. A typical home simulator setup includes a hitting mat, which is generally several inches thick. If you set your Mevo+ up on the floor, a few inches below the surface of your mat, you will not get accurate putting results. That setup will work fine for measuring your full shots, but the Mevo+ needs to sit at the same level as the ball to capture putting data accurately.

So, when considering the Mevo+, make sure that you factor in having a large enough mat to allow your hitting zone and device placement to be on the same level.

Another tip for achieving your best setup is to choose a mat that’s long enough to allow you to roll the ball several feet after contact. This will allow the Mevo+ to reliably read the putt and give you the most accurate results.


Understanding Your Golf Simulator Software Option

Among the most confusing parts of shopping for a golf simulator or launch monitor is understanding the various software requirements and add-on options. It’s no different with the FlightScope Mevo+. Let’s take a look at what’s involved:

Included with Your Mevo+ Purchase

E6 Connect

  • IOS-compatible only. Additional courses and content are available for purchase or subscription on mobile and PC.
  • Six golf courses
    • Aviara - California, USA
    • Stone Canyon - Arizona, USA
    • Wade Hampton - North Carolina, USA
    • Sanctuary - Colorado, USA
    • Bay Hill - Florida, USA
    • The Belfry - Sutton Coldfield, England
  • Seventeen practice ranges and skill-challenging games

FS Golf for IOS and Android

  • Includes radar data, video capabilities, 3D trajectories, and more.
  • Set minimum and maximum values for any data parameter to train smarter and improve consistency.
  • Customize your trajectory screen display and preferred performance data blocks for the ultimate user experience.
  • Automatically record, clip, and store video of every swing without interruption.

FS Skills

The Skills app allows you to practice with a purpose by choosing various target practice games. You can even compete online with other players around the world.

FlightScope Multicam

  • Automatically record and sync videos from multiple cameras for instant review on your IOS devices.
  • Automatically record and clip videos of every shot on your mobile device and overlay your selected data parameters.
  • Connect up to three mobile devices plus your FlightScope Mevo+ internal camera for the ultimate video experience.
  • Draw lines and circles to identify parts of your swing and share the information with your friends, teachers, or club fitters.

What Is the FlightScope Mevo+ Pro Package?

While the Mevo+ gives you more than 20 swing and short game data parameters, you can get even more with a $1,000 upgrade to the Pro Package. This package gives you access to data like club path, face to path, face to target, vertical swing plane, horizontal swing plane, and more.

FlightScope’s Fusion Tracking technology combines 3D Doppler tracking radar and synchronized image processing for unmatched accuracy.


How To Register Your FlightScope Mevo+

Registering your Mevo+ using the FS Golf app allows you to link your device with your FlightScope account. This will provide FlightScope with the necessary information to keep your hardware updated and provide accurate support and service.

To complete the registration process, follow these steps:

  1. In your mobile device’s Wi-Fi settings, connect to your Mevo+.
  2. Open the FS Golf app and select the “Settings” menu.
  3. Select “Register your Mevo+”. You will be advised on the number of days remaining for you to register your unit.
  4. Connect your mobile device to Wi-Fi and then navigate back to the FS Golf app and select “Register your Mevo+”.
  5. Complete all fields and select “Next step”.
  6. Connect your mobile device to your Mevo+ once more.
  7. Press “complete registration”.