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Golf Launch Monitor FAQ 2021

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On PlayBetter, we sell the best launch monitors, so we thought it was about time for a golf launch monitor FAQ! Maybe you've heard about all or some of these top brands that continue to improve on these portable golf devices that can tell you a lot about your swing. Garmin Approach, SkyTrak, Swing Caddie, Rapsodo, and FightScope have all won us over and uniquely earned their place in our launch monitor collection. If you're in the market for one of your own, it's worth learning all the ins and outs of these impressive portable machines. Some offer a hoard of ball, club, and swing metrics, while others provide just the basics for those who don't want to be overwhelmed with data. There are many other things to take into consideration, as well, like video recording, battery life, companion apps, games and simulation options—and, of course, price! So dial into this FAQ and get the data on the launch monitor that will give you the data—and fun—you need to dial into your swing and play better golf!


FlightScope Mevo and Mevo+ Plus Portable Launch Monitor FAQ

What's in the FlightScope Mevo and Mevo+ Plus Boxes?

Mevo Launch Monitor Only

  • Mevo Portable Launch Monitor

Mevo Launch Monitor Power Bundle

  • PlayBetter 5000mAh Portable Charger

Mevo Launch Monitor Gift Box Bundle

*Packed in our stunning PlayBetter Black Gift Box with Red Ribbon*

  • PlayBetter Car/Wall USB Charging Adapters
  • PlayBetter Protective Hard Case

Mevo+ Plus Launch Monitor Only

  • Mevo+ Portable Launch Monitor

Mevo+ Plus Launch Monitor Power Bundle

  • PlayBetter 5000mAh Portable Charger

Mevo+ Plus Launch Monitor Gift Box Bundle

*Packed in our stunning PlayBetter Black Gift Box with Red Ribbon*

  • PlayBetter Car/Wall USB Charging Adapters
  • PlayBetter Protective Hard Case

How big are these FlightScope golf devices?

The FlightScope Mevo

Dimensions: approx. 3.55" x 2.76" x 1.8" (90 x 70 x 30mm)
Mass: approx. 7oz/200g

The FlightScope Mevo+ Plus

Dimensions: approx. 6.8" x 1.2" x 4.6" (174 x 31 x 118mm)
Mass: 1lb/465g

How difficult are the Mevo and Mevo+ Plus launch monitors to set up?

Setting up both FlightScope launch monitors is easy!

The FlightScope Mevo

  1. Download and install the Mevo app onto your mobile device. Make sure your mobile devices Bluetooth is on.
  2. Open the app on your phone, sign up or log in, and turn on your Mevo device.
  3. Press the settings icon in the top bar of the Mevo app. Press the "Select" button next to "Devices in Range." The app will begin searching for the device.
  4. Once connected the Bluetooth icon will switch from red to blue. The battery light on your Mevo will go from blinking to solid.
  5. Your Mevo is now ready to use. Open the kickstand and place behind the tee position.
  6. Switch off the Mevo by pressing and holding the button until all indicators are off.

 

The FlightScope Mevo+ Plus

Download the FS Golf app.

Easy Method:

  1. Turn on Wi-Fi on your device.
  2. Switch on Mevo by holding button until unit beeps.
  3. Launch FS Golf app.
  4. In app, scan QR code on back of unit.
  5. Indicator on the unit will show connection.

Manual Method:

  1. Make sure your phone’s Wi-Fi is turned on.
  2. Press the on/off button on the unit, the system and battery lights will come on. The connection light will be solid blue while the unit is ready for connection.
  3. Select Wi-Fi settings on your phone and select the unit with your serial number. The Wi-Fi password is your serial number, for example: M2-123456.
  4. The connection light on the the unit will turn to solid green when connection has been established.
  5. Launch the app on your phone and proceed.

Open the Kickstand before placing.

Do I need a mobile device to use the FlightScope Mevo and Mevo+ Plus?

Yes, you need a mobile device to use the FlightScope Mevo and Mevo+ Plus. You will need to download the FS Mevo app/FS Golf app from either the App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android).

How much space is required to use the Mevo and Mevo+ Plus indoors & outdoors?

The FlightScope Mevo

Recommended setup position is 6ft behind the tee. Setup position may be as short as 4ft for smaller spaces. For high swing speed, radar should be moved back to 7ft.

Keep the the area between the Mevo and the tee clear of any objects and people.

Place a metallic sticker on the ball for optimal spin accuracy. Aim the metallic sticker on the ball away from the radar.

The Mevo should be level with the launch position for most accurate readings.

The FlightScope Mevo+ Plus

Outdoor: 7’-8’ (2.1m-2.4m) sensor to tee with unrestricted ball flight

Indoor (metallic dots required): 8’ (2.4m) sensor to tee; 13’ (4m) min. to net

Short Indoor (metallic dots required): 8’ (2.4m) sensor to tee; 8’ (2.4m) min. to net

  1. Place the Mevo+ behind the ball position so that the camera aims along the chosen target line
  2. In the App, follow the instructions using the camera view to align.

Keep the the area between the Mevo and the tee clear of any objects and people.

Best practice is to keep the unit on the floor with a level surface between the unit and the mat.

For the best spin accuracy indoors, place a reflective sticker on the ball.

Place the ball so that the sticker faces forward, directly away from the Mevo+.

How do the FlightScope Mevo and Mevo+ Plus connect to my mobile device?

The FlightScope Mevo golf launch monitor uses Bluetooth to connect. The FlightScope Mevo+ Plus uses Wi-Fi to connect to your mobile device.

How do I know how much battery power I have?

Both the FlightScope Mevo and Mevo+ Plus units have battery power indicators on them.

How much battery life do these FlightScope launch monitors provide?

The FlightScope Mevo gets up to 4 hours on a full charge.

The battery life of the Mevo+ Plus is up to 2 hours on a full charge, and up to 1.5 hours in simulator play.

What is the difference between the FlightScope Mevo and the FlightScope Mevo+ Plus?

The Mevo 3D Doppler radar-based launch monitor can be used indoors and outdoors to practice with purpose and improve your overall game. It includes:

  • 8 accurate performance data parameters
  • Action video clips with data overlay
  • Dial in your distances indoors and outdoors
  • Save, upload, and share each practice session

Mevo+ adds the power of Mevo with more data, more features, simulation, and gamification. It includes:

  • All Mevo features Plus
  • 8 Additional accurate data parameters
  • 5 Simulated golf courses (iOS only)
  • 17 practice ranges
  • Internal camera for easy target alignment
  • Wi-Fi hotspot provides a reliable connection
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What data parameters are available for the Mevo and the Mevo+?

The FlightScope Mevo data parameters are:

  • Carry Distance
  • Club Head Speed
  • Ball Speed
  • Smash Factor
  • Vertical Launch Angle
  • Spin Rate
  • Apex Height
  • Flight Time

The FlightScope Mevo+ data parameters are:

  • 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

What kind of technology do the FlightScope Mevo and Mevo+ use to measure shots?

The Mevo uses 3D doppler radar technology. The Mevo+ Plus uses 3D tracking radar technology.

Does the Mevo+ come with simulation?

Yes! The Mevo+ comes with 5 Simulated golf courses (iOS) only and 17 practice ranges.

Mevo+ is integrated with TruGolf (E6 Connect) and comes with ownership of 5 golf courses (Aviara, Stone Canyon, Wade Hampton, Sanctuary, Belfry), 17 ranges, and a mini game powered by E6. This bundle that comes with the purchased of Mevo+ is for iOS only. Customers have the option to purchase additional E6 simulation packages if they want more courses. Mevo+ is also integrated with The Golf Club and Creative Golf 3D which are both PC only.

What simulator software is compatible with the FlightScope Mevo+ personal launch monitor?

  • TruGolf (E6 Connect)
  • The Golf Club
  • Creative Golf 3D

Is there a yearly fee with the Mevo+

Myflightscope.com is our online cloud that allows users to view, store, and review each practice session.
You will be able to store three videos per month free of charge. If you wish to store more videos each month, you can purchase more storage. All FlightScope Mevo+ data parameters will always be available free of charge. There is also an optional support agreement available to put your Mevo+ under extended warranty.

How much do the FlightScope Mevo and Mevo+ cost?

The FlightScope Mevo personal golf launch monitor: $499.00

The FlightScope Mevo+ Plus golf launch monitor: $1,999.00


Swing Caddie SC300i and SC200+ PLUS Golf Launch Monitor by Voice Caddie FAQ

What's in the Swing Caddie SC200+ and SC300i boxes?

SC200 PLUS Launch Monitor Only

  • SC200 PLUS Portable Launch Monitor
  • Remote Control
  • User Manual

Model: 856640001675

SC200 PLUS Launch Monitor with AAA Batteries & Hard Case includes

  • PlayBetter Protective Hard Case
  • Extra AAA Batteries (4-Pack)

SC200 PLUS Launch Monitor with AAA Batteries, Portable Charger & Hard Case includes

  • PlayBetter 5000mAh Portable Charger
  • PlayBetter Protective Hard Case
  • Extra AAA Batteries (4-Pack)

Swing Caddie SC300i Launch Monitor Only

  • Swing Caddie SC300i Portable Launch Monitor
  • Remote
  • USB Cable
  • USB Cover
  • User Manual

Model: 856640005789 

Swing Caddie SC300i with Portable Charger also includes

  • PlayBetter 5000mAh Portable Charger

Swing Caddie SC300i with Portable Charger & Hard Case also includes

  • PlayBetter 5000mAh Portable Charger
  • PlayBetter 7-Inch Protective Hard Case

Swing Caddie SC300i Gift Box Bundle also includes

*Packed in our stunning PlayBetter Black Gift Box with Red Ribbon*

  • PlayBetter 5000mAh Portable Charger
  • PlayBetter Car/Wall USB Charging Adapters
  • PlayBetter 7-Inch Protective Hard Case

How big are these Swing Caddie devices?

The Swing Caddie SC200 PLUS golf launch monitor is 3" x 5.9" x .9" and weighs 7.3 oz.

The Swing Caddie SC300i golf launch monitor is 6.5" x 4.7" x 1.1" and weighs 15.4 oz.

What kind of displays do these launch monitors have?

The Swing Caddie SC200 PLUS has an LCD screen.

The Swing Caddie SC300i has a 5.3" LCD screen.

How much space is required to use the SC200+ and the SC300i?

Your SC200 PLUS personal launch monitor should be positioned between 4 and 5 feet directly behind the ball on the same level.

Your SC300i personal launch monitor should be positioned approximately 5 feet behind the ball on the same level.

What kind of technology does the Swing Caddie SC200 PLUS and the SC300i use?

Golf launch monitors usually use camera-based technology (photometric) or Doppler radar technology to measure club and ball data. Both the SC200 PLUS and the SC300i from Voice Caddie use a Doppler radar sensor with a frequency of k band 24 GHz.

What kind of batteries do these devices use?

The Swing Caddie SC200 PLUS uses 4 1.5V-AAA battery.

The Swing Caddie SC300i has a rechargeable lithium 5000mAh battery.

How much battery life do these Swing Caddie launch monitors provide?

The SC200 PLUS gets up to 20 hours of battery life.

The SC300i gets up to 20 hours of battery life (varies depending on usage).

What kind of metrics does the SC200+ golf launch monitor provide?

The Swing Caddie SC200 PLUS provides the following metrics for your practice sessions:

    • Carry/Total Distance (Carry + run)
    • Swing Speed
    • Ball Speed
    • Smash Factor

What other features does the SC200 PLUS have??

With the SC200 PLUS personal golf launch monitor you can:

    • Get 3 Modes: Practice Mode, Target Mode, Practice Swing Mode
    • Get voice and view with the voice output feature
    • Get distances calibrated by atmospheric pressure
    • Select loft angles
    • Get daily and overall stats for each club
    • Get shot count and time display

What kind of metrics does the SC300i portable golf launch monitor provide?

The Swing Caddie SC300i provides the following metrics for your practice sessions:

    • Carry/Total Distance (Carry + run)
    • Swing Speed
    • Ball Speed
    • Launch Angle
    • Apex
    • Smash Factor

What other features does the SC300i have?

With the SC300i personal golf launch monitor you can:

    • Connect with the Swing Caddie app to provide various statistical analysis and platforms
    • Get you distances called out to you by the voice output
    • Get distances calibrated by atmospheric pressure
    • Get adjustable loft angles
    • Use Target Mode for accurate distance exercise

Does the SC200 PLUS or SC300i give voice feedback on the range?

Yes! Both units have voice output that calls out your shot distance.

Can I use the Swing Caddie app with both the SC300i and the SC200 PLUS golf launch monitors?

No. Only the more advanced Swing Caddie SC300i launch monitor can be used with the MySwingCaddie app for added features through a Bluetooth connection when you download the Swing Caddie app to your phone. The SC200 PLUS does not have Bluetooth technology and cannot be connected to your phone or used with the app.

How do I connect my SC300i to my phone through a Bluetooth connection

To establish a Bluetooth connection between your SC300i golf launch monitor and your mobile device, first make sure you have the MySwingCaddie app downloaded, and NOT the Voice Caddie app. Then follow these steps:

    1. Turn on the SC300i
    2. Open the Swing Caddie app on your device
    3. Select the Bluetooth icon on the app
    4. Choose SC330i
    5. The Bluetooth should be enabled when you see the Bluetooth icon at the top of the SC300i unit.

How accurate are the SC300i readings?

The Swing Caddis SC3000i accuracy is:

    • + or - 2% for ball speed
    • + or - 3 yards for Carry Distance in Target Mode
    • + or - 3 yards for Carry Distance in Practice Mode

When tested by our partner, Gabe, at Let's Play Thru, on the driving range, both against the wind and with the wind, the SC300i proved to have extremely good accuracy. When checked against a rangefinder, it was within 1 or 2 yards of the flag.

How much are these Swing Caddie golf launch monitors?

The Swing Caddie SC200 PLUS golf launch monitor by Voice Caddie: $349.99

The Swing Caddie SC300i golf launch monitor by Voice Caddie: $499.99


Rapsodo Golf Mobile Launch Monitor (MLM)

What's in the Rapsodo box?

  • Mobile Launch Monitor
  • USB charging cable
  • Quick start guide
  • Protective case

Model: 600607484946

How does the Rapsodo MLM work?

Get professional-grade accuracy both indoor/outdoor with the Rapsodo golf launch monitor that harnesses the power of your iPhone and combines it with machine-learning to provide you with feedback that is trusted by the pros.
 

Do I need a mobile device to use the Rapsodo launch monitor?

Yes, you need an iPhone to use the Rapsodo golf mobile launch monitor.

How does the Rapsodo MLM get data?

MLM analyzes the initial flight of the ball to calculate trajectory and distance by using radar/camera technology.

What features are available on the Rapsodo MLM outdoors?

  • Professional Accuracy: Carry Distance, Ball Speed, Club Speed, Smash Factor, Launch Angle, and Launch Direction
  • Provides Video Playback with Shot Tracer
  • GPS Enabled: See exactly where your shots land on the driving range or pinpoint a flag for a closest to the pin contest
  • Bag Mapping: See your shot averages and trends by club so you always know what to use when you’re the course
  • Shot Library: Store all of your shot data and your last 100 videos. Additional Video storage available with subscription.
  • Share Your Shots: link your account and post videos to your preferred social network

Can I use this MLM indoors while hitting into a net?

Yes! Net Mode (indoors and outdoors) is currently compatible with these devices for app version 1.6.0: iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone SE 2nd Gen, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPad Pro (9.7″), iPad Pro (12.9″) iPad Pro (11″) 2nd Gen, iPad Pro (12.9″) 3rd Gen, iPad Pro (12.9″) 4th Gen, iPad Air 4th Gen

If you have one of these devices, you will have the option to choose between Indoor/Outdoor modes right after you hit Play and then Practice. If not, it will automatically assume you are on Outdoor mode because the device is not supported.

If your device is not currently supported for MLM Net, please be patient as we continue working to optimize our algorithms to make MLM Net available for additional devices.

Rapsodo MLM outdoor vs indoor?

On Outdoor Mode, MLM provides club type, distance (carry for irons and wedges, can select carry or total for woods), club speed, ball speed, smash factor, launch angle, launch direction.
 
On Net Mode, shot trace, auto club recognition, GPS shot map, competitions and games are disabled.

Can I use wiffle or foam practice balls with the Rapsodo launch monitor?

No. In order for you to get accurate data, you will need to use a real golf ball. The MLM will not trigger properly if using a wiffle or foam practice ball.

How should I position the Rapsodo MLM to capture my full swing and ball flight?

Place the MLM 6-8ft behind you. When addressing the ball, look back at your iOS device to ensure you see your body in the “Player Area” and the ball in the “Ball Area”. The alignment line in between the two boxes and should be aimed parallel to your target line.

How do I set up the Rapsodo MLM launch monitor?

To set up the Rapsodo MLM, you should make sure that you have fully charged the unit before using it. The light should be amber when charging, it should turn off completely when fully charged.

  • Press the power button on the side, it will go from red to blue when it is connected.
  • The Bluetooth connection should be enabled on the MLM, and you should allow Bluetooth connection through your iPhone settings.
  • Go to Profile, you will see an inscription that says “Not Connected”, if you click on that, MLM will show up under available devices.
  • Then select “Play”, and “Practice”. The LED should turn green here.
  • To confirm location use only 1 finger to move the location around and 2 fingers to navigate the direction.
    You do not need to open your phone camera, once you hit play and then practice, you will see that the camera will open within the app. Allowing camera and microphone access is necessary, you can also check that in your iPhone settings. Type “MLM” in the search bar in your iPhone settings to check that.
  • Red target line should be in line with the ball and the end of the target. MLM must see you and the ball in the frame to be able to see the ball flight. Please use the ball area and the golfer area as a guide.

What are the iPhone and iPad requirements?

iPhone 7 and up
iPad 2017 and up (must support 1080p)
 
Net Mode (indoors and outdoors): Currently compatible with these devices for app version 1.5.0: iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone SE 2nd Gen, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPad Pro (7.9″), iPad Pro (12.9″) iPad Pro (11″) 2nd Gen, iPad Pro (12.9″) 3rd Gen, iPad Pro (12.9″) 4th Gen, iPad Air 4th Gen
 

If your device is not currently supported for MLM Net, please be patient as we continue working to optimize our algorithms to make MLM Net available for additional devices.

How long does the battery last once fully charged, and how long does it take to charge?

The battery will last approximately 4 hours on full charge, and takes approximately 2 hours to charge from 0-100%.

What kind of metrics does the Rapsodo golf launch. monitor provide?

  • Distance 
  • Ball Speed 
  • Club Speed 
  • Smash Factor 
  • Launch Angle 
  • Launch Direction

What other features does this MLM offer?

  • Smart Club Recognition
  • Shot Tracer
  • GPS Shot Map
  • Video Playback
  • Club Gapping
  • Interactive Game/Sharing
  • Shot Library
  • NET (Indoor/Outdoor)

How much is the Rapsodo golf mobile launch monitor?

The Rapsodo golf MLM: $499.99


SkyTrak Golf Launch Monitor and Simulator  

What's in the SkyTrak box?

  • SkyTrak Launch Monitor
  • USB Cable
  • Wall Charger
  • User Guide
  • Software (via download)

What are the components to the SkyTrak unit?

  • Laser: Provides a red dot so you know exactly where to put the ball during use.
  • Optics Lens: Reads your golf shot using photometric (camera-based) technology.
  • Ready LED: Displays a green light when ready for shot.
  • Wi-Fi LED: Lights up when Wi-Fi is successfully connected.
  • Power LED: Displays a light when power is on.
  • Power Button: The power switch for turning your SkyTrak Launch Monitor on and off.
  • USB Port: Offers easy connection to your device for Wi-Fi connection.

What accessories will I need to use my SkyTrak golf launch monitor and simulator?

If hitting inside, you will need a hitting mat and net.

    • iOS: You will need to use an iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 2 (with Retina Display), iPad Mini 3, or newer models.
    • PC: You will need a PC running Windows 7, 8, or 10, Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.0GHz or higher, 2GB RAM or higher.
    • An optional laptop or tablet stand is recommended for convenience.
    • Golf simulation add-on requirements vary by provider. See golf simulation plans for details.

What are the requirements to run SkyTrak software?

  • SkyTrak for iOS: iPad Air and newer, iPad Mini 2 (with Retina Display) and newer, iPad Pro and iPhone 6 and newer
  • SkyTrak for Android: Google Pixel C, Samsung Galaxy Tab S3, Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, Samsung Galaxy S8. In general, we have seen best results with newer Android devices containing Octa-core (or dual quad-core) processors.
  • SkyTrak for Windows: Windows 7/8/10, Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.0GHz or higher, 2GB RAM or higher
  • Third-party golf simulation software requirements vary by provider

How do I connect my SkyTrak to a projector?

For iPad:

  1. Use a Lightning Digital AV Adapter with HDMI cable to connect your iPad directly to your TV or projector
  2. Use an Apple TV or another AirPlay capable device. On your iPad, open the Control Center and choose AirPlay. Then select Apple TV and the iPad display will be transferred to the TV or Projector

For PC:

  1. Use an HDMI cable to connect from your PC directly to your TV or Projector

How much space do I need to use my SkyTrak golf launch monitor?

These are the recommended minimum unobstructed dimensions for using your SkyTrak:

Ceiling height: Safe ceiling height varies and depends on your physical height and the length of your club.

Length: 10 feet (3,35m)

Width: 10 feet (3,35m)

Where should I place or how do I align my golf ball?

  • Make sure SkyTrak is raised level with the hitting surface.
  • Place SkyTrak parallel to your intended line of play. Depending on your set up, this may mean your target is not the center of the net.
  • Once SkyTrak is properly connected to the app on your mobile device, it will display a red laser dot on your hitting surface. Place a clean, white golf ball on the red dot.
  • The intended target line should be parallel to the SkyTrak for accurate shot simulation. Recommend using alignment mode to check the target line. Either mark your line of target on the ground or the net you are hitting into.

Tip: Use of alignment sticks/ golf clubs increases the accuracy of intended line of play.

Tip: Being too far above or below the hitting surface can affect consistent shot capture and ball flight data. Recommended laser distance 11 ½” to 12 ½”.

Tip: For optimum spin results, place the ball on the laser dot with some kind of marking on the golf ball, such as its brand logo, facing toward SkyTrak’s lens prior to hitting.

What kind of balls can I use with the SkyTrak launch monitor?

It is recommended that you use a clean, white ball with a logo or a marked line. Set the ball up with the logo or line facing SkyTrak for better spin readings, whether indoors or outside.

What are the dimensions of the SkyTrak unit?

Dimensions: 5.75in L x 6.75in H x 2.5in W

Weight: 1.7lbs

What technology does the SkyTrak golf launch monitor use?

The SkyTrak is a camera-based, or photometric, launch monitor. (Most are either camera-based Doppler-based.) Using photometric technology, SkyTrak captures high-speed images of the ball immediately after impact. The images captured are used to measure parameters necessary to render shot shape and carry distance.

What launch data parameters are measured with the SkyTrak?

SkyTrak measures:

    • Ball Speed
    • Launch angle
    • Back Spin
    • Side Spin
    • Side Angle

With this data, SkyTrak software is also able to accurately provide:

    • Carry/Total Distance
    • Offline
    • Roll
    • Flight path
    • Club Head Speed
    • Angle of Descent

What features does the SkyTrak launch monitor have?

  • Driving Range—hit and view live shots
  • Multi-Color Shot Tracers—separates different clubs by unique shot-tracer color, allowing you to easily see shot dispersions with different clubs
  • Numeric Display—option to view session data as a numeric table
  • Competitions—long drive and closest to the pin contests
  • Session History—lets you save and review past sessions
  • Environmental Control—allows you to change environmental factors such as elevation or temperature
  • Club Compare—a club fitting assessment to help compare two clubs
  • Skills Assessment—a variety of skills tests to help benchmark performance
  • Bag Mapping—an assessment to help dial in your distances and discover poor club gaps in your bag
  • Wedge Matrix—an assessment to help dial in your wedge distances and half swings
  • Golf Simulation—the ability to integrate with golf simulation software
 

How should the SkyTrak be placed on the hitting surface?

Make sure SkyTrak is positioned on the hitting surface or at the same height as the hitting surface. Make sure the unit is as level as possible.

How much space do I need to set up a Skytrak indoors?

Technically, as long as you have enough room to safely swing a golf club, you have enough room to use your SkyTrak system. This is an advantage over some other professional devices that require more space.

An open space that is about 10 feet wide and 9 feet high is recommended.

Can I play actual golf courses on SkyTrak?

Yes. In addition to the practice and game improvement system, SkyTrak has partnered with some of the leading golf game developers in the industry to provide you with a realistic golf simulation experience.

Currently, SkyTrak offers these simulation plans for iOS:

  • TrueGolf E6 Connect
  • WGT Golf

And the following simulation plans for PC:

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

Does PlayBetter have a more extensive FAQ all about the Approach R1 golf launch monitor and indoor simulator?

Yes! Feel free to bounce over to our SkyTrak Golf Launch Monitor and Simulator FAQ article for more details about the SkyTrak golf launch monitor, simulation, and SkyTrak software!

How much does the SkyTrak launch monitor and simulator cost?

The SkyTrak launch monitor and simulator: $1,995.00


Garmin Approach Golf Launch Monitor and Indoor Simulator | Approach R10

What's in the Approach R10 box?

Approach R10 Launch Monitor Only

  • Approach R10 Launch Monitor
  • Tripod Stand
  • Phone Mount
  • Carry Case
  • microUSB Cable
  • Documentation

Model: 010-02356-00

ONLY IN PLAYBETTER BUNDLES!

Approach R10 Portable Charger & Large Case Bundle also includes

  • PlayBetter 5000mAh Portable Charger
  • PlayBetter Car/Wall USB Charging Adapters

Approach R10 Gift Box Bundle also includes

*Packed in our stunning PlayBetter Black Gift Box with Red Ribbon*

  • PlayBetter Car/Wall USB Charging Adapters
  • PlayBetter 5000mAh Portable Charger

How big is the R10 device?

3.5" x 2.8" x 1" (88.5 x 70.25 x 25 mm) without tripod—about the size of a deck of cards.

How difficult is the Approach R10 to set up?

It's 3 super easy steps!

  1. Ensure the tripod mount is free of any debris.
  2. Insert the top of the tripod mount into the back of the device. The tripod mount is magnetic and holds the device in place. NOTE: The tripod mount can only be installed one way. If it is not fully seated in the back of the device, you have installed it using the wrong orientation.
  3. Open the tripod legs so they are fully extended.

Do I need a mobile device to use the Garmin Approach R10?

Yes, you need a mobile device to use the Approach R10. You will need to download the Garmin Golf App from either the App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android).

How do I pair my smartphone with the R10 launch monitor?

To use this device, you must pair it with the Garmin Golf app.

  1. From the app store on your smartphone, install and open the Garmin Golf app.
  2. Bring your smartphone near your device.
  3. Press the button to turn on your device.

    The first time you turn on the device, it automatically enters pairing mode, and the status LED is solid blue.

    TIP: You can hold the button while the device is off until the status LED turns solid blue to manually enter pairing mode.
  4. From the menu in the app, select Garmin Devices > Add Device, and follow the on-screen instructions.

How much space is required to use the Approach R10 indoors & outdoors?

You'll need to place the unit 6-8' behind you and allow for 8'+ of space in front for ball flight measurements. NOTE: If you are using a golf mat, make sure the bottom edge of the device sits above the mat.

How does the Garmin Approach R10 connect to my device?

The Approach R10 golf launch monitor uses Bluetooth to connect.

How do I know how much battery power I have?

You can view the remaining battery power of the device when it is connected to the Garmin Golf app.

How much battery life does the Approach R10 provide?

The R10 golf launch monitor and simulator has 10 hours of battery runtime.

Can the R10 be connected to a flat screen TV?

Yes, you could screen mirror from your device to your smart TV. And with E6 Connect you'll be able to project.

Does putting work when using the R10 in a course simulation?

No. Once you hit the green, there's no putting out and you move on to the next hole.

How accurate is the Approach R10?

The Approach R10 is accurate to +/- 5 yards. We'll have more comparison data vs SkyTrak, Flightscope Mevo, Swing Caddie SC300i and more from Lets Play Thru soon!

What kind of technology does the Approach R10 use to measure shots?

The Approach R10 uses 3-Receiver Doppler Radar Technology.

Does the R10 give voice feedback on the range? How quickly does it give audible feedback?

Yes! The Approach R10 provides voice feedback and it happens within about 1 second of the shot.

What simulator software is compatible with the Approach R10?

  • Garmin Golf App (native)
  • TruGolf E6

Does PlayBetter have a more extensive FAQ all about the Approach R10 golf launch monitor and indoor simulator?

Yes! Feel free to bounce over to our Garmin Approach R10 FAQs | Golf Launch Monitor and Simulator Answers! article for more details about the R10 launch monitor, simulation, and the Garmin Golf app!

How much does the Garmin Approach R10 cost?

The Garmin Approach R10 portable launch monitor and simulator: $599.99


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