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Rapsodo MLM2PRO 2024 Upgrades Review: R-Speed, Titleist Partnership, Easier Alignment, R-Cloud, More Realistic Courses & More

Has Rapsodo added A LOT more value to the MLM2PRO golf launch monitor in 2024? Golf writer Marc got the skinny on a hefty list of upgrades & features at the PGA Show. Find out what he learned below!

Many consumers are tired of subscriptions being such a prominent part of so many golf launch monitor pricing models. But Rapsodo is a shining example of a company that’s continuously refining their products so that the ongoing subscription cost actually returns real value.

At the 2024 PGA Show, Rapsoso announced a series of improvements, some of them rolled out in recent months with a few being brand new.

If you don’t know, Rapsodo released its MLM launch monitor in 2019.  Then in 2023, they became a major industry player with the release of the MLM2PRO, an innovative device that combines Doppler radar with a dual-camera system for a product that many reviewers and users have proclaimed the best golf launch monitor under $1,000.

We caught up with Justin Bryant from Rapsodo at the PGA Show, and he walked us through all of the improvements. For Rapsodo users or golf launch monitor shoppers, there’s a lot to be excited about.

New Deal with Titleist Means More Indoor Simulator Golf Ball Options

 The Rapsodo MLM2PRO on a white background with three included Callaway RCT balls around the base of the tripod

One thing about the Rapsodo MLM2PRO is that, for as awesome and accurate as it is, to get pinpoint spin data indoors you needed to use their special RPT Callaway Chrome Soft golf balls.

The problem with that is that a lot of golfers may prefer a different brand of golf ball than Callaway. And serious golfers want to practice with the same type of ball that they play.

At the PGA Show, Rapsodo announced that they’ve partnered with Titleist to bring the RPT dot pattern to the Pro V1 and Pro V1X golf balls. This means that players partial to those industry-leading balls will be able to get the most accurate data with the same ball that they plan to bring out to the golf course. The more golf ball agnostic a launch monitor is, the better option it becomes for a wider range of golfers.

“We’re really excited about adding more options for our users,” Bryant said. “People can use whatever ball they want to hit, but to get those precise spin numbers, the RPT balls are the way to go.”

Rapsodo MLM2PRO Now Easier To Align

One of the coolest features about the Rapsodo MLM2PRO is its two built-in cameras. One camera captures swing video while the other gets a slow-motion closeup of the moment when the clubface impacts the ball. Both cameras give users real game-improvement opportunities with footage that shows what’s going well and what needs to be adjusted.

Before now, alignment with the MLM2PRO was actually fairly easy thanks to the swing vision camera which allowed you to see in the app where the launch monitor was pointing.

But Rapsodo has made it even easier to perfectly nail the alignment. They’ve now employed the impact vision camera to show exactly where the ball should be placed. And to make it even simpler, in the app, users will see a box that takes away any guesswork. Simply place the ball in the box, and there’s no worrying about whether or not the MLM2PRO will accurately read the shot.

Remember, correct alignment of your golf launch monitor is critical to getting data that you can trust as real. Now with the Rapsodo MLM2PRO, that important process is as easy as can be.

The Rapsodo MLM2PRO golf launch monitor standing upright against a light background

Swing Speed Training Available for MLM and MLM2PRO Users

Also just announced is R-Speed, Rapsodo’s new swing speed training feature. Now, without having to hit a golf ball, users can track their clubhead speed and review video of their swing.

“You can use the Stack, SuperSpeed, Rypstick, or you can swing your own clubs without a ball,” Bryant said. “It’s a great feature to have because you get the video of you swinging and the data so that you can see over time how you’re improving.”

Rapsodo Range Now More Realistic and Feature Heavy

Rapsodo has significantly enhanced their MLM2PRO simulator driving range experience. Now, with much better graphics, the Rapsodo Range includes elevation so that the look of the range is much more realistic and not so two-dimensionally flat in its feel.

Users can now also add targets to their range practice so that they can work on a specific distance.

The Rapsodo Range screen will now also include all of the data tiles so that users can see their numbers as they watch their ball flight.

And finally, Rapsodo has included a little easter egg with their new range experience by adding the Singapore skyline in the background. Singapore, you see, is the location of the Rapsodo global headquarters.

Rapsodo MLM2PRO in a protective case at in an indoor golf simulator at the 2024 PGA Show

Rapsodo Courses Gets an Upgrade

Just like they did on their driving range, Rapsodo has added elevation to a number of its simulator Rapsodo Courses. That means a much nicer-looking, more realistic simulator experience. This upgrade isn’t yet available across all of the expansive Rapsodo Courses menu, but Bryant said they will be continuously adding elevation to more courses.

And Rapsodo Courses now also includes a multiplayer option, meaning up to five golfers can play at the same time.

New R-Cloud Feature Means More Options for Accessing Data

In December of 2023, Rapsodo released its new R-Cloud web platform, which allows MLM and MLM2PRO users to access their data and videos on their PC or tablet.

The home screen gives you a high-level recap of your data, showing you some highlights and giving you the ability to filter and organize the data tiles for a customized experience.

“We’ve really listened to our users to understand what improvements they want to see,” Bryant said. “We’re always looking for ways to innovate and improve the product.”

More Improvements To Come

Rapsodo is proving that they are not content to release a solid product and call it good. Bryant said that this list of improvements will continue to grow.

While it's true that subscriptions are a part of the price for the majority of the best golf launch monitors, it’s an easier pill to swallow if you know you’re paying for continuous improvements.

Golf launch monitor and simulator technology is evolving at a head-spinning rate. And it appears that Rapsodo is committed to keeping up.

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.

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