Your SkyTrak golf launch monitor is a photometric system. It’s taking thousands of pictures per second in order to accurately measure things like:
- Ball speed
- Launch angle
- Side angle
Based on those metrics, the SkyTrak can calculate:
- Carry distance
- Roll out and total distance
- Distance offline
- Clubhead speed
- Angle of descent
- 3D Flight path
That makes it a great game-improvement tool to be used at the driving range.
That said, this device is much bulkier than some of the others on the market. That means that transporting it to and from the range won’t be quite as convenient, as it is not going to fit easily into your golf bag.
If you’re using your SkyTrak outdoors, space is really of no concern. All you need is enough room to swing your clubs.
The SkyTrak sets up to the side of the golf ball, rather than from behind. You’ll set the device up so that you’re facing the device as you address the ball. When turned on, the SkyTrak will shoot a laser light onto the turf to show you exactly where to place the golf ball. Position the ball with the logo facing the SkyTrak. From there, it’s time to grip it and rip it.
Right out of the box, you’re going to get SkyTrak’s driving range feature. That means all of the above data points plus a shot tracer to show your ball flight.
Most people using the SkyTrak outdoors will use it as a launch monitor rather than as a simulator. And for that use, the pre-loaded driving range software is all you really need.
SkyTrak has its own rechargeable battery and serves as its own Wi-Fi hotspot so that it can operate wirelessly anywhere. You’ll need to pair the SkyTrak with your mobile device to view the information readouts.