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Swing Caddie SC4 vs FlightScope Mevo Plus, SkyTrak, and Bushell Launch Pro

Affordable Golf Launch Monitor vs High-End Favorites

The Swing Caddie SC4 is now the most affordable golf launch monitor with simulation of 2024.

This golf device is the latest launch monitor you can get in your home golf simulator for under $1,000. Price-wise, at $549.99, it beats out the Garmin Approach R10 by $50.

Not only is it a golf simulator, it adds spin data, launch direction, and a new sleek design.

You're probably 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 super affordable Swing Caddie 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.

Want to compare the Swing Caddie SC4 with other 2024 launch monitors under $1,000? Check out this article!

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Golf Launch Monitors with Simulation | Quick Comparison

Rapsodo MLM2PRO FlightScope Mevo+ 2023 SkyTrak Bushnell Launch Pro

Price

$549.99

$2,199.99

$2,995.00

$2,000–$3,500

Release
Date

March 31, 2023

Jan 2023

2023

2021

Metrics

  • Carry/Total Distance
  • Smash Factor
  • Launch Angle
  • Swing Speed
  • Apex (Max Height)
  • Ball Speed
  • Launch Direction
  • Spin Rate
  • 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)

Complete virtual display
with metrics and stats.
Free Simulator
Driving Range Demo.
E6 Connect

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 | Swing Caddie vs Mevo+, SkyTrak, & Launch Pro

Swing Caddie SC4 Metrics

As you can see in the chart above, the SC4 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 and launch direction.

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

Swing Caddie SC4

The way you get to see and analyze your swing with the new SC4 is game-changing at this price range.

It has simulator app integration for both iOS and Android.

In simulator mode, the SC4 connects with the included MySwingCaddie app, providing a complete virtual display along with metrics and stats.

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 latest 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.


SC4 Simulation Software Comparison

Swing Caddie SC4 Simulator

With the SC4, Voice Caddie introduces golf simulation into their Swing Caddie launch monitor segment.

In simulator mode, the SC4 connects with the included MySwingCaddie App, providing a complete virtual display along with metrics and stats. To further enhance the simulator experience, the SC4 is fully compatible with E6 Connect and its suite of photorealistic courses (optional subscription).

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 Swing Caddie vs High-End Launch Monitors | Accuracy Comparison

Swing Caddie SC4 Accuracy

We haven't had a chance to put it to the ultimate test, as this unit won't be widely available until after March 31. However, our go-to golf reviewer Gabe from Let's Play Thru has just received a unit and is getting a much-anticipated review as this post is being penned. We will be adding it as soon as it is available so stay tuned!

Historically, speaking though, Swing Caddie golf launch monitors are really accurate golf devices when used correctly. So, we are expecting a lot out of this budget-friendly machine!

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 a 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.


Swing Caddie SC4 Price Comparison

Now let's get an idea of what owning a Swing Caddie SC4 versus these other top golf launch monitors and simulators will cost you. With all of these, it's not just the unit price!

Swing Caddie SC4: $549.99

  • E6 Connect 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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