Many qualified people who’ve studied the subject extensively would argue very compellingly that the FlightScope Mevo+ is the best golf launch monitor under $3,000, or even under $5,000.
So if it’s on your short list for golf tech products you’re considering buying, congratulations. You’re definitely on the right track.
Now we’ve got the FlightScope Mevo+ Limited Edition, just announced as part of the 2024 PGA Show. And, as you might expect, it too looks pretty damn impressive.
So now what?! Which one should you buy?
It doesn’t seem possible that there could be such a thing as too many great golf launch monitor choices. But when it comes to deciding which one is the right one for you, things can get awfully confusing.
But fear not. We’ve got you covered. Let’s do some comparing and contrasting between the standard Mevo Plus and the just-announced Mevo Plus Limited Edition. By the end of this post, you should have your FS Mevo+ vs Mevo+ Limited Edition questions answered.
Launch Monitor Data & Software: Mevo+ Limited Edition Is Jam-Packed!
There are three key components that make up the new Limited Edition Mevo Plus:
- Comes preloaded with the Mevo+ Pro Package and Face Impact Location software
- A new front panel and color scheme
- Includes exclusive IOS/PC E6 Connect package of 12 courses that cannot be purchased separately or elsewhere
Let’s tackle the Pro Package and Face Impact inclusions first, because it’s a pretty sweet deal. With the standard Mevo Plus, if you want these add-on data packages, you’ve got to pay a la carte. We’ll talk about price comparisons below, but for now, just understand that if you own a FlightScope Mevo Plus, you’re highly likely to want the Pro Package and Face Impact Location. The reason being that each unlocks an entirely new level of data metrics and game-improvement opportunities.
Right out of the box, the Mevo golf simulator is completely loaded with data. It’s actually got more metrics upon purchase than any golf launch monitor in its price range. And there aren’t any annual subscriptions. Every Mevo Plus owner gets:
- Ball speed
- Club head speed
- Smash factor
- Carry distance
- Total distance
- Launch angle
- Spin rate
- Spin loft
- Apex height
- Flight time
- Angle of attack
- Launch direction
- Spin axis
- Roll distance
- Lateral landing
- Shot dispersion
- Shot type
But then when you add the Mevo+ Pro Package you get:
- Face to path
- Face to target
- Dynamic loft
- Club path
- Vertical swing plane
- Horizontal swing plane
- Low point
- Vertical descent angle
- Club speed profile
- Club acceleration profile
And things get even more exciting when you add the ultra-cool Face Impact Package, which shows you exactly where on the clubface you’re making contact. You can store all of that data, just as you can all the other data points, so that you can review your sessions and see how close to the center of the clubface you’re consistently hitting the ball. And the Face Impact Package adds two additional data parameters with lateral impact and vertical impact.
To have all of this preloaded and included right out of the box with the FlightScope Mevo Plus Limited Edition means that golfers who own one of these will want for nothing. This thing is absolutely loaded!
But wait, there’s more…
Bonus Golf Courses With New Mevo Plus!
The new FlightScope Mevo+ Limited Edition being tested by the Pros at Demo Day at the 2024 PGA Show!
This new Mevo+ Limited Edition comes preloaded with 12 simulated golf courses that you can’t buy separately. And the coolest part is that this list includes some absolute monsters! You get:
- The Old Course at St Andrews - Often referred to as the “Home of Golf,” it’s one of the oldest and most iconic golf courses in the world.
- Pebble Beach - Famous for its stunning coastal views and hosting major tournaments including the U.S. Open.
- Bethpage Black - Known for its difficulty and hosting several major championships.
- Harbour Town - Host of the RBC Heritage and known for its distinctive lighthouse.
- Bay Hill - Associated with Arnold Palmer and host of the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
- The Belfry - Famous in Europe, especially for hosting the Ryder Cup multiple times.
- Banff Springs - Renowned for its scenic beauty in the Canadian Rockies.
- The Greenbrier - Historic American resort with a long golfing tradition.
- Wade Hampton - Highly rated in the U.S., known for its beautiful setting in North Carolina.
- Aviara - Known for hosting LPGA events and its location in Southern California.
- Panther Lake - Recognized for its design and natural beauty in Florida.
- Oslo Golf Club - The most prestigious and oldest golf course in Norway.
Now, the regular Mevo Plus is no slouch itself when it comes to preloaded courses, including some of the same on the above list. But overall, the Limited Edition list is much more impressive. With the standard FlightScope Mevo Plus you get:
- Stone Canyon
- Wade Hampton
- Bay Hill
- The Belfry
- Oslo Golf Club
- Panther Lake
- Thanksgiving Point
- Par 3 Ocean Course
You see? Sweet courses, no doubt, but missing most of the all-time biggies.
FlightScope Mevo Plus+ Limited Edition’s New Look
Also new with the Limited Edition is a refreshed aesthetic. The new look includes more overall white space with the FlightScope logo as the centerpiece and the words “Fusion Tracking” centered at the top to highlight FlightScope’s proprietary shot-measuring technology. The regular version has a red band at the top and the “FlightScope” brand name as the dominant visual.
These changes aren’t necessarily as exciting as the inclusion of the Pro Package, Face Impact Location software, and famous simulator golf courses, but they do give the Limited Edition model a distinctive and exclusive look.
By the way, FlightScope did not initially announce how many of these Limited Edition models they intend to manufacture. We’ll share more information when it’s available.
Mevo+ Limited Edition vs Original Mevo+ Price
The Mevo+ Limited Edition packs a hell of a punch. The new look, the Pro Package, the Face Impact, and the dozen preloaded sim golf courses make for what is likely one of the very best golf launch monitor packages available from any manufacturer. For all of that, it’s going to cost you $3,499.
The standard Mevo Plus golf launch monitor starts at $2,199. But to then add both the Mevo+ Pro Package and Face Impact Location Software, it costs another $1,349 at PlayBetter.com. That would bring the Mevo+ price to $3,548, or $49 less than the standard Mevo+.
So, if you like the idea of these add-ons and see value in the bigger-name golf courses, you can actually save money by buying the Limited Edition. Or, if you don’t think you need those things, you’ve got the option of the less expensive base-model Mevo Plus.
Which Mevo Plus Is Best for a Home Golf Simulator?
If we’re talking capability, the Limited Edition Mevo+ is the better all around option, including for indoor simulator use. In this case, more is most certainly more. All that extra data allows for a deeper understanding of your golf swing and of course the better courses mean the potential for even more fun.
But if we’re talking price, the standard Mevo Plus allows for savings. And it isn’t like you’re not getting a hell of a golf simulator. Let’s not forget, even with its base package it’s got as much or more data than any golf launch monitor you can find for this price. And while the included courses may not be quite as sexy, it’s actually a really impressive and fun list overall.
What About Other Golf Launch Monitors in This Price Range?
The FlightScope Mevo Plus already topped a lot of users’ and reviewers’ lists for best golf launch monitor in this price range. But it’s not a slam-dunk decision. And there’s a lot to be said for some of its most direct competitors.
SkyTrak Plus vs FlightScope Mevo Plus Limited Edition
The competition between the Mevo Plus and SkyTrak+ was already a close call, with a split preference among users and critics alike. However, the introduction of the Limited Edition Mevo model, featuring the Pro Package and Face Impact Location at a reduced cost, along with access to top-tier simulated golf courses and a variety of software features, might just tip the scales. FlightScope has certainly upped the ante!
Bushnell Launch Pro vs Mevo+ Limited Edition
The outcome of this competition remains uncertain. Each device boasts exceptional precision and detailed data measurements. The deciding factor might hinge on personal preference for the setup position of the golf launch monitor — the Launch Pro’s side placement or the Mevo+’s rear positioning.
Which Mevo Plus Should You Buy?
It’s pretty straightforward. If you want all of the data that the Mevo Plus is capable of delivering and you want the best menu of simulated golf courses all in one shot, get the FlightScope Mevo+ Limited Edition. And do it quickly as we don’t yet know how long these things will be available.
If, on the other hand, you’re satisfied with a lot of data but maybe not all the data and you’re cool with a really good but maybe not great selection of pre-loaded sim courses, get the standard FlightScope Mevo+. It’s plenty awesome in its own right.
Really, there are nothing but good choices available to you when it comes to the FlightScope Mevo+. This new Limited Edition model took what was already a great situation and made it that much better.
There’s sure to be more big news and interesting stories coming from the 2024 PGA Show. And PlayBetter.com plans to share as much of it as we can. Keep an eye on our blog for continued updates.
About PlayBetter Golf Reviewer Marc Sheforgen
Marc Sheforgen is a golf writer whose passion for the game far exceeds his ability to play it well. Marc covers all things golf, from product reviews and equipment recommendations to event coverage and tournament analysis. When he’s not playing, watching, or writing about golf, he enjoys traveling (often golf-related), youth sports coaching, volunteering, and record collecting.