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Rapsodo MLM2PRO vs FlightScope Mevo Plus, SkyTrak, Bushnell Launch Pro

Affordable Golf Launch Monitor vs High-End Favorites

When it comes to golf launch monitors, in 2023 you have so many choices, and at PlayBetter, we pride ourselves on only offering the best—like the new Rapsodo MLM2PRO™!

This golf device is the latest launch monitor to offer simulation for under $1,000. Not only is it a golf simulator, it adds spin data, extensive video of your swing with built-in, high-speed cameras—including shot tracer—and this Rapsodo is now avaialbe for both iOS and Android.

So you might be wondering: How does it compare to more high-end launch monitors and simualtors like the FlightScope Mevo+, SkyTrak, and Bushnell Lauch Pro?

In this article, we give you insight on how this new affordable Rapsodo option holds up next to these more expensive popular launch monitor choices in terms of data points, data and swing visualization, simulation software, accuracy, price, and any other special features.

The new Rapsodo MLM2PRO will be available starting March 31. To stay up to date on this new golf gadget and more, sign up for our PlayBetter golf newsletter.

Watch Our Review Guy Gabe's Rapsodo MLM2PRO vs Bushnell Launch Pro Video!


Golf Launch Monitors with Simulation | Quick Comparison

Rapsodo MLM2PRO FlightScope Mevo+ 2023 SkyTrak+ Bushnell Launch Pro

Price

$699.99

$2,199.99

$2,995.00

$2,000–$3,500

Release
Date

March 31, 2023

Jan 2023

2023

2021

Metrics

  • Spin Rate
  • Spin Axis
  • Ball Speed
  • Club Speed
  • Launch Angle
  • Launch Direction
  • Carry Distance
  • Total Distance
  • Descent Angle
  • Apex
  • Shot Type
  • Side Carry
  • Smash Factor
  • Carry Distance
  • Club Head Speed
  • Smash Factor
  • Apex Height
  • Flight Time
  • Ball Speed
  • Vertical Launch Angle
  • Horizontal Launch Angle
  • Lateral Landing
  • Angle of Attack
  • Total Distance
  • Roll Distance
  • Spin Axis
  • Spin Rate
  • Spin Loft
  • Shot Shape

With Pro Package Upgrade:

  • Club path
  • Face to path
  • Face to target
  • Vertical Swing plane
  • Horizontal swing plane
  • Low point
  • Dynamic loft
  • Vertical descent angle
  • Curve
  • Speed Profile
  • Acceleration Profile
  • Ball speed
  • Launch angle
  • Backspin
  • Sidespin
  • Side angle
  • Carry distance
  • Roll out and total distance
  • Distance offline
  • Clubhead speed
  • Angle of descent
  • 3D Flight path

All New Club Data:

  • Club Path
  • Face Angle
  • Face to Path
  • Face to Target
  • Smash Factor

Ball Data Only Launch
Pro ($1,999.99):

  • Carry Distance
  • Ball Speed
  • Total Spin
  • Horizontal Launch Angle
  • Vertical Launch Angle
  • Back Spin
  • Side Spin
  • Spin Tilt Axis
  • Includes Barometer

Ball & Club Data Launch
Pro ($3,499.99):
I
ncludes ball data above, plus:

  • Club Head Speed*
  • Smash Factor
  • Club Path*
  • Angle of Attack*

*Requires Club Stickers
(included
with purchase)

Simulation
(Subscription
may apply)

Driving Range
30K Courses
E6 Connect
Awesome Golf

17 Practice Courses
Online Games
E6 Connect (10 free courses)
TGC 2019
GS Pro
Creative 3D
Awesome Golf
FS Golf
FS Skills

Driving Range
Game Improvement Features
Skill Building Challenges
TrueGolf E6 Connect
WGT Golf
TGC 2019
TruGolf E6 Connect
Creative Golf
Fitness Golf
ProTee Play

FSX Pro
FSX 2020
FSX Play
Awesome Golf
GSPro
Creative Golf
E6 Connect


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Data Points | Rapsodo MLM2PRO vs Mevo+, SkyTrak, & Launch Pro

Rapsodo MLM2PRO Metrics

As you can see in the chart above, the new Rapsodo offers all the big dogs when it comes to data points, plus a few not-so-common ones for golf launch monitors under $1,000—including spin rate, spin axis, and descent angle.

FlightScope Mevo+ Data Points

The FS Mevo+ offers 16 (3 more) data parameters out of the box, plus you can add on 11 more with the Mevo+ Pro Package for an additional $1,000. Upgrade further to the Face Impact Location software ($499), and you get lateral and vertical data. That's a lot of data—but you're going to pay for it.

Check out the FlightScope Mevo+ Buyer's Guide

SkyTrak Data Parameters

As you can see, when it comes to data points, the Rapsodo is highly competitive with the SkyTrak. Where the SkyTrak stands out is with its photometric (camera-based) technology and its robust golf simulator and home entertainment system value.

Check out the SkyTrak Buyer's Guide

Bushnell Launch Pro Data Points

The Launch Pro offers a few more data points than the Rapsodo, including Club Path and Angle of Attack. Data like this takes a golf launch monitor next-level, which is reflected in the next-level price. Where the Launch Pro stands out is in its near GCQuad accuracy and with the Foresight Sports software.

Check out the Bushnell Launch Pro Buyer's Guide


Data and Swing Visualization Comparison

Rapsodo MLM2PRO

The way you get to see and analyze your swing with the MLM2PRO is game-changing at this price range.

Impact Vision uses a high-speed camera to capture 240 frames per second for slow-motion view of your club path and contact point.

Shot Vision through the second camera allows you to see swing videos complete with shot-tracer for visualization of ball flight. Watch your swings in slow-motion replay and immediately pair the feeling of your swing with the outcome of your shot.

Plus, get Dual Vision for down-the-line plus face-on swing replay when paired with your device.

Additionally, the Rapsodo app will give you several ways to see, analyze, and store your data. For this you need a premium membership, which is $199 a year, but free for your first year.

FlightScope Mevo+

The Mevo+ portable launch monitor lets you automatically record and sync videos from multiple cameras for instant review on your iOS devices.

You can 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.

With the free FS Golf app for iOS and Android, you get data margins and instant feedback, customizable trajectory view and data blocks, and data and video combined.

The FS Golf for PC (free with the 2023 Mevo+, $99 to upgrade to older model) gives you complete customization with up to four views at a time on your screen and a table of your data with averages.

When you add on the Mevo+ Pro Package, it's just bonkers ... You get a ton of additional data (for your short game too), plus D-Plane data.

And now, when you have the Pro Package, you can add on the Face Impact Location software upgrade ($499), which allows you to view the precise location of impact for every club and compare it to the data for that shot. Face Impact Location also adds two additional data parameters: lateral impact and vertical impact.

SkyTrak+

The SkyTrak launch monitor comes with its basic software, the SkyTrak practice range. With this you will get a basic range simulator experience, where you get feedback overlaid on video of your shot.

Next they offer the Game Improvement package for an annual fee. This adds bag mapping, skills assessment, practice randomizer, wedge matrix, shot optimizer, and shot history.

With their Play and Improve subscription, you'll get: skills assessment, bag mapping, practice randomizer, wedge matrix, shot optimizer, shot history, WGT by TOPGOLF.

Bushnell Launch Pro

The Launch Pro is the only golf launch monitor in this comparison that has a display on the unit. Out of the box, this is where you see your data without the need of software, iPad, or computer.

As of 2023, the Bushnell Launch Pro is available for purchase at two different price points with two different configurations. You can purchase the Ball Data Only Launch Pro for $1,999.99 or the Ball & Club Data Launch Pro for $3,499.99.

To get more data and visualization on either Launch Pro data version, you will need to purchase the Gold software package for $499/year. The data visualization you can get from this (like the Launch Pro itself) is a whole other beast. You will have access to FSX Play, FSX2020, 25 top courses, save sessions, create players, record unlimited unique clubs, track rounds, online game play and contests, 3D ball flight, and more! You will also have FSX Pro for iPad. Foresight Sports has added new third-party simulation partners which work with the Bushnell Launch Pro as well. These include Awesome Golf, GSPro, Creative Golf—and E6 Connect is in the works. You can also add on Swing Catalyst for some of the best video analysis of your swing!

Keep in mind, you have to have a tricked-out gaming computer to run FSX 2020/Play and any of the new third-party simulation software. Check out our Bushnell Launch Pro Update to see all the changes to price, data, and software.


New Rapsodo MLM2PRO Simulation Software Comparison

Rapsodo MLM2PRO Simulator

With the MLM2PRO™, Rapsodo introduces golf simulation including Rapsodo Range, a virtual driving range, and Rapsodo Courses, which will consist of over 30k courses globally.

Rapsodo Range will provide trajectory and shot trace indoors, while Rapsodo Courses gives you the ability to practice on your local course ahead of a big event or play a nationally recognized course on your bucket list.

Additionally, the MLM2PRO™ is compatible with multiple simulation software providers, including E6 Connect and Awesome Golf to give you more variety for game improvement and entertainment. More integrations are scheduled to add.

FlightScope Mevo+ Simulator

The FS Mevo+ 2023 edition now comes bundled with 10 courses for E6 Connect (6 if you get the older discounted model while it lasts). Plus, the new Mevo+ E6 Connect bundle works on both iOS and PC (old model is iOS only).

Mevo+ is also integrated with The Golf Club 2019 (PC), Awesome Golf (PC & iOS), E6 Connect (iOS & PC), and Creative Golf 3D (PC). And integration with GSPro (PC) is currently in development.

And, of course, you get 17 practice ranges and skill-challenging games with FS Golf and FS Skills—which comes free.

SkyTrak+ Simulator

This NEW SkyTrak unit has been designed for BOTH professional-grade improvement + amazing simulation!

This refreshed brand is offering an Amazing Value on simulation software. Only $249/year for 15 E6 and 15 WGT courses for iOS or 15 E6 courses for PC.

Software compatibility is a big differentiator for SkyTrak. Where other units only work with limited software options, SkyTrak is compatible with seven different software packages, albeit each with a subscription or purchase price.

Simulator software options for IOS:

  • TrueGolf E6 Connect
  • WGT Golf

Simulator software options for PC:

  • The Golf Club 2019
  • TruGolf E6 Connect
  • Creative Golf
  • Fitness Golf
  • ProTee Play

Bushnell Launch Pro Simulator

Launch Pro users, for either data configuration, must have a Gold software package ($499/year) to take advantage of what is now a robust simulation experience. Plus, you must have a gaming PC with the minimum spec system requirements.

Now, with your purchase of a Bushnell Launch Pro and the Gold software package, you will have access to FSX Play, FSX2020, 25 top courses, save sessions, create players, record unlimited unique clubs, track rounds, online game play and contests, 3D ball flight, and more! You will also have FSX Pro for iPad.

You will also have access to these third-party simulation software options:

  • Awesome Golf (auto-included with your NEW Gold software package)
  • GSPro ($250 add-on)
  • Creative Golf ( Includes Creative 3D, Golfisimo, and Course Library; $1,200 add-on)
  • E6 Connect (Coming soon)
  • Swing Catalyst ($149 add-on)

These third-party simulation options can only run if you have FSX Play/FSX2020—which are included with a Gold software purchase.

Check out our Bushnell Launch Pro Update page to see all the new details.

And visit our Simulation Software System Requirements Guide, to know what you need to run software before you buy.


New Rapsodo vs High-End Launch Monitors | Accuracy Comparison

Rapsodo MLM2PRO Accuracy

We haven't had a chance to put it to the ultimate test, as this unit won't be widely available until March 31. However, our go-to golf reviewer Gabe from Let's Play Thru had a chance to try it out at the PGA Show, and he found the numbers to be "within two yards" of what he expected them to be. He's pretty good at gauging his shots.

Another thing we like—Rapsodo partnered with Callaway to create their own indoor golf balls to increase their accuracy to within 1% of higher-priced launch monitors. Nice!

FlightScope Mevo+ Accuracy

FlgithScope just keeps piling on the technology upgrades, and in the last year they've introduced Fusion Tracking. This benefits your Mevo+ portable launch monitor experience by improving the accuracy of all Mevo+ data parameters.

On top of that, they've also integrated with Titleist RCT (radar capture technology) golf balls to both increase indoor accuracy and allow you to forego the need for metallic stickers on your balls. Another win for radar-based technology indoors!

SkyTrak+ Accuracy

In the golf launch monitor world, when you hear camera-based technology, you know you've already got a more accurate device. Indoors, this thing is top-notch.

Bushnell Launch Pro Accuracy

If you are going with the Lauch Pro, you just flat out decided to put your money on the accuracy. Not only is this golf launch monitor camera-based, it's triscopic—that means it's got three cameras doing your data feedback duty!

Not only that, Bushnell Golf partnered with Foresight Sports to get the launch monitor technology they're known for with the GCQuad. And this unit is near-GCQuad level when it comes to accuracy. There won't be any doubts with this golf device.


Rapsodo MLM2PRO Price Comparison

Now let's get an idea of what owning a Rapsodo MLM2PRO versus these other top golf launch monitors with simulation will cost you. With all of these, it's not just the unit price!

Rapsodo MLM2PRO Base Price (comes with 3 Callaway RPT Balls): $699.99

  • Premium membership (free for first year): $199.00
  • E6 Connect subscription (optional)
  • Awesome Golf Subscription (optional)

FlightScope Mevo+ 2023 Edition Base Price: $2,199.00

  • Mevo+ Pro Package: $1,000.00
  • Face Impact Location Software Upgrade: $499.00
  • Third-Party Simulation Subscription (optional)

SkyTrak+ Base Price: $2,995.00

  • For only $249/year you can get 15 E6 and 15 WGT courses for iOS or 15 E6 courses for PC.
  • Game Improvement Package: $129/year
  • Play and Improvement Package: $249/year

Bushnell Launch Pro Price: $1999.99–$3,499.99

  • Ball Data Only Golf Launch Monitor (data on display only): $1,999.99
  • Ball & Club Data Launch Monitor (data on display only): $3,499.99
  • Gold Software Package (the only Bushnell Launch Pro subscription package now): $499/year

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