Home Golf Simulation Will Never Be The Same
We're going to skip the formalities and cut right to the chase - at this moment, the SkyTrak Golf Launch Monitor is, dollar-for-dollar, the absolute best home golf simulation experience you can buy. In the price range it's not even close. If you spent $10-20k on one of the 'higher-end' simulators, you'd be hard-pressed to pick out the differences in performance between the units.
SkyTrak allows golfers realistic, real-time practice with instant, accurate feedback and is incredibly easy to use. Here's why we love the SkyTrak so much:
Incredible Data Accuracy
The SkyTrak has been proven in unbiased trials to be 98% as accurate as the Trackman. This accuracy lays the groundwork for game improvement and a great simulation experience.
Great Game Improvement Tool
SkyTrak provides tons of different ways to improve your golf game and is extremely beneficial for students, PGA professional teachers & regular golfers alike.
Amazing Simulation Software Options
No matter whether you have a iOS device or PC, the SkyTrak offers some of the most incredible golf simulation software on the market including WGT, TruGolf & more!
Affordable, Easy to Use & Fun for Everyone!
Golf is about having fun and there is just about no golf toy more fun (for any level golfer) or easier to use than the SkyTrak. It's also priced 10x less than competing devices!
Intro to SkyTrak
What SkyTrak Data Points mean
The SkyTrak is the first personal launch monitor of its kind, using revolutionary technology to give golfers an accurate and reliable practice and play system at a fraction of the cost of commercial-quality systems. SkyTrak matches valuable statistics along with a precise rendering of your ball flight to enable beneficial practice sessions, enjoyable target practice, challenging mini-games, full course play and much more.
The SkyTrak uses photometric technology, which means it uses a with high-speed camera to capture all of its measurements immediately after impact. The system then calculates the ball's flight path and distance and delivers it wirelessly to your iPad, PC, or other compatible device. And just like that, you view all of the advanced stats along with the shot simulation within seconds of hitting the ball.
The SkyTrak connects wirelessly to an iPad, iPhone, Android (select devices) or PC where you run SkyTrak's app (Available on the App Store, Google Play or Windows software download) or an upgraded simulation app. After the first time you set up the Wi-Fi connection between your device and the SkyTrak, your device will remember the SkyTrak every time you turn it on for quick startup. The unit displays a small red dot to indicate ball placement so there's no confusion about where you should be hitting from.
If you want to expand your SkyTrak setup, you can connect your PC, iPad or other compatible device to a television or projector via an HDMI adapter, Apple TV (for iPad/iPhone) or other screen sharing options compatible that are with your devices.
We've found the SkyTrak to be incredibly accurate (so have many other sources); routinely nailing that yardage on every club in the bag. It uses Photometric technology to track the flight of the ball (instead of Doppler). The unit uses a camera to take high-speed photos of your ball after impact and provide the following data points:
Here at PlayBetter.com, golf improvement is kind of our thing - and the SkyTrak is one of the best training and teaching tools we've come across because it displays, with great accuracy, every relevant number to your golf swing. The feedback is immediate and based on this data, you'll be able to see how much you've progressed (instead of going to the range and saying, 'That one looked good...right?')
Make practice fun again when you upgrade to the Game Improvement or Play & Improve Package. In addition to other features, these packages give access mini-games and challenges. Play by yourself or compete with friends (up to 6 golfers total) in Closest to the Pin, Target Practice and Longest Drive.
The unit also has so much versatility that it can be used by students, teachers and club fitters alike! Students can continually track their improvement, teachers can 'wow' their clients and club fitters can provide accurate recommendations based off SkyTrak's accurate data. All of this for a fraction of the price and what you would have paid even two years ago for this technology.
Step onto the 18th hole at Pebble Beach without stepping outside of your house. The SkyTrak has partnered with several different simulation softwares so you can play a round of golf with your SkyTrak. The simulation packages offer different features, compatible devices and price, but all of them allow you to play courses with your own clubs in a stunning, high-definition virtual environment. Check out more information on simulation packages here.
We have a SkyTrak set up in our office and it has absolutely ruined our staff's productivity. Even those who had barely played any golf previously would be caught hacking away on Kiawah Island's famous Ocean Course or competing with another team member in a Closest to the Pin contest. It's easy for us to talk about the unit because we truly think so highly of it!
SkyTrak Simulation Packages
**All iOS software can be purchased directly from PlayBetter.com or during your SkyTrak registration process (if you're not sure which one you want just yet, this allows you to choose after purchasing your SkyTrak). Remember that the functionality of these 3 softwares can ONLY be used on an iPad or iPhone - PC software information is below**
Basic Driving Range Package
- Included with SkyTrak purchase
- Access to launch monitor data
- Who want to use the SkyTrak primarily as a launch monitor
- Unsure of which simulation package they want (packages can be purchased later direct from SkyGolf)
Included for free with SkyTrak and allows users full access to driving range launch monitor statistics.
Game Improvement Package
- Required to use PC software
- Access to more games & limited course play
- Who want to purchase PC software separately
- Who are data nerds want a deeper dive into launch monitor metrics
- In order to use SkyTrak PC software (E6, TGC, etc), you must purchase a subscription to the Game Improvement Package in addition to your PC software of choice
- All features below are via Apple iOS device (iPad or iPhone)
- Includes SkyTrak Basic Package
- Access to games like Longest Drive Competition
- WGT Closest-to-the-Hole Challenge on Kiawah Island's Ocean Course
- Multi-color shot tracers
- Numeric display
- Session history
- Target practice
- Club compare
- Environmental controls
- Multiple camera angles
- SkyGolf 360 cloud storage
WGT Play & Improve Package
- Full simulation on 10 courses
- Includes all features from Game Improvement Software
- Who want to use the SkyTrak primarily for amazing golf simulation!
- Who are data nerds but also enjoy full course simulation
- For Apple iOS devices only (iPad & iPhone)!
- Includes Game Improvement Package
- Full Course Play on 10 Courses
- Erin Hills, WI
- St. Andrews Old Course, UK
- Royal St. George's Golf Club, UK
- The Olympic Club, CA
- Merion Golf Club, PA
- Kiawah Island Ocean Course, SC
- Congressional Country Club, MD
- Bethpage Black, NY
- Pinehurst No. 2, NC
- Bandon Dunes, OR
- Chambers Bay, WA
- WGT Closest-to-the-Hole Challenge on 18 courses
SkyTrak Accessories & Bundles
Net Return Pro Series Net
- Larger & lighter than Home Series
- Made of aluminium
- Net Return Pro Series Hitting Net
- Net Return Pro Turf (6x10')
- Net Return Pro Series Side Barriers & Sand Bags
Pro Series Net Only
Pro Series Package
Net Return Home Series Net
- More compact & heavier than Pro Series
- Made of steel
- Net Return Home Series Hitting Net
- Net Return Pro Turf (6x10')
- Net Return Home Series Side Barriers & Sand Bags
Dimensions: 7' x 7' x 3' 6"
Weight: 39 lbs.
Home Series Net Only
Home Series Package
HomeCourse Retractable Impact Screen
HomeCourse Impact Screen
- Retractable, can be rolled up via electronic motor
- Comes with ceiling mounting brackets
- Upgrades accessories including Wall Mounts & Landing Pad
HomeCourse Impact Screen
HomeCourse with Projection
SkyTrak FAQS - Frequently Asked Questions
Requires an iOS 7.0 or higher and 3D graphics support. The following models have passed compatibility testing.
- iPad Air
- iPad Air 2
- iPad mini 2
- iPad mini 3
- iPad mini 4
- iPad Pro
Best results come with newer Android devices containing Octo-core processors. The following models have passed compatibility testing.
- Google Pixel C
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
- Samsung Galaxy S6
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S2
- Samsung Galaxy S8
- Windows 7, 8, or 10
- Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.0GHz or higher
- 2GB RAM or higher
- Third-party simulation software (including E6 & The Golf Club) may have different software requirements.
A delay after each shot can happen if you're not using a device with a fast processor - so it's more an issue of the tablet/computer than it is of the SkyTrak. The SkyTrak app will technically work on an iPhone (we've tried it) but it's pretty slow just because the phone's processor isn't as powerful as a brand new iPad (or especially a powerful PC), which works wonderfully without more than a couple milliseconds of delay.
SkyTrak is completely portable and can be used both indoors and outdoors on a mat. If you’re using the system indoors, then you’ll need to use a hitting net (mostly to avoid making your spouse very upset). The system has an internal battery providing over 4 hours of use when fully charged and wirelessly connects to your iPad. Outdoor performance may vary in certain lighting conditions. Avoid the sun shining or reflecting directly into the lens of the SkyTrak device. We suggested using it only under cover if hitting on an outdoor driving range.
The only type of ball that SkyTrak suggests you NOT use is a yellow ball.
They do suggest that you use new, or relatively new, quality distance, performance, or Tour type golf balls in good clean condition. The type and condition of the ball you use will affect ball flight data, most noticeably ball speed and spin. Ball imperfections, mud, excessive markings, cut covers, and/or otherwise identifiable markings on the ball, etc. can affect SkyTrak’s dimple recognition capability, making ball data difficult to analyze.
As long as there is enough room to safely swing a golf club, you have enough room to use the SkyTrak system. Suggested indoor dimensions are a minimum of 10’ wide x 10’ deep with a variable height, depending on your physical height and length of your club. This image displays the space requirements.
Golf Simulator Price Comparison
Team PlayBetter drew up a comparison of all different types of home golf simulators, broken up by price. Check it out!
SKYTRAK LAUNCH MONITOR REVIEW
Team PlayBetter conducted a review of the SkyTrak Golf Launch Monitor and while you can read the full review here, here's a quick summary:
Bottom Line: The SkyTrak is an impressive product that nearly any golfer will love.
No matter what perspective you bring to this game, you can get something out of this innovative device:
- For Data Junkies. If you are obsessed with data and want to break down every single part of your swing, the SkyTrak offers an immense amount of data on each and every stroke.
- For Gadget Lovers. If you love tinkering with your equipment and need the numbers to back up your decisions, the SkyTrak can serve you in that way as well.
- For The Love Of The Game. If you just like to enjoy the game for the fun it provides, the simulation software is a great way to get your golf fix from the comfort of your home or when weather prevents making your normal tee time.
Comparing SkyTrak To Other Devices
Still unsure if SkyTrak is right for you? We've drafted up some quick comparison guides to other launch monitors on the market:
Why PlayBetter.com is #1 in the USA and the best place to buy your SkyTrak
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