Bushnell Launch Pro Vs. Full Swing KIT Comparison Overview

With the Launch Pro system, Bushnell is looking to compete in the mid-tier launch monitor space. Full Swing has also emerged as a player in this same market with the Full Swing KIT. So we thought it only fitting to test these two devices against each other.

The Full Swing KIT retails for about $4000 while the Bushnell Launch Pro is a bit cheaper at $3000. But which one would suit your needs the most? Find out in the following comparison overview.

Bushnell Launch Pro Overview


The Bushnell Launch Pro is a viable option for indoor and outdoor use. It can also be used as a golf simulator if you have an indoor net/projector setup.

The most interesting thing about the Launch Pro is that it uses a combination of 3 high-speed cameras and infrared sensors instead of radar. According to Bushnell, this unique combination means that it won’t be sensitive to direct sunlight like many outdoor launch monitors are.

Indeed, we can attest to the accuracy of this device even when playing in sunny or low-light conditions. It has a nice touchscreen heads-up display and can be connected to your phone via Wi-Fi for nearly instant shot metric readouts.

The Launch Pro can read carry distance, ball speed, total spin, launch angle, club head speed and smash factor.

Full Swing KIT Overview

The Full Swing KIT is also a device that can be used both indoors and outdoors even as it relies solely on a radar sensor.

The Full Swing KIT is also more compact than the Launch Pro so its a more practical option if you plan to take it out to the range or course often. One thing we really liked about the Full Swing KIT is that unlike the Launch Pro, you don’t need any club markers for it to track data.

The Full Swing KIT also provides more data for free. It reads metrics like spin axis, club path, apex height, carry distance, total distance, face angle and more. Plus, you don’t have to pay for the software package that it comes with.

The Bushnell Pro Launcher is very accurate both indoors and outdoors. However, we liked the fact that the Full Swing KIT provides more metrics for free. There are no subscription fees and it is also more compact and easier to use than the Launch Pro.

Bushnell Launch Pro

In 20 Words or Less

The Bushnell Launch Pro provides a wealth of shot and ball metrics that can truly help improve your game.

Full Swing KIT

In 20 Words or Less

The Full Swing KIT launch monitor provides all the essential shot and swing metrics is a sleek, compact package.

Bushnell Launch Pro First Impressions

We were first taken with how easy it is to set up right out of the box.

While it’s good to go right away, we gave it a full charge before taking it out onto the range. Fully charging the Bushnell Launch Pro took about an hour and a half and it lasted for about 3 hours.

We also really liked that the heads-up display is touch enabled so you can easily scroll through different modes and see different metrics. It is only a foot tall though, so taller players may have to stoop down uncomfortably low to operate the screen.

Key Features

The Bushnell Launch Pro comes with a free month of the Gold Package and there are a number of different annual software subscriptions to choose from.

Just keep in mind that all of these software packages are paid. With the most expensive package (a one-time fee of $4,000) you get 10 simulated courses (Butterfield, Tall Pines, Beaver Hills, Willow Crest, Teton Pines and more), online play capability, access to online competitions and tournaments, simulated driving range, access for 8 users and data archiving.

The device itself uses 3 high-speed cameras and an infrared sensor to capture your shot at point of launch and estimate a variety of ball and shot metrics. It also has a 3 inch by 2 inch touchscreen LCD display.

Some of the metrics that you get with the Bushnell Launch Pro include carry distance, ball speed, total spin, vertical launch angle, horizontal launch angle, club head speed and smash factor.

And while the Bushnell Launch Pro does a good job of accurately tracking these metrics, the depth of data on other devices we have tested was greater. Quite frankly, we were expecting many more tracking metrics for a device this expensive.

The fact that it uses cameras and infrared instead of radar means that it is very accurate both indoors and outdoors. It can be set up with a prepackaged or custom net system, simulation system (with impact projector) or simply used with your PC or TV.

The Bushnell Launch Pro comes with 28 club markers that you have to put on the face of your clubs in order for it to track accurate club data. You can also connect to the internet via an ethernet cable or Wi-Fi.

Some of the features like club tags and the non-colored LCD screen seem a bit archaic but if you’re looking for accuracy, the Bushnell Launch Pro is one of the most accurate upper mid-level launch monitors on the market.

Full Swing KIT First Impressions

Our initial impression of the Full Swing KIT was that it was small and that it had a pretty cool design.

Then, we were really pleased with how quick the setup is for this launch monitor. You don’t have to place metallic stickers on all your balls or use any kind of alignment sticks. All you have to do is set the  Full Swing KIT launch monitor 10 feet behind the ball, select your club and you’re ready to go.

Of course, if you want data sent to your phone or device you need to connect to the monitor but it’s wireless and is also pretty fast and intuitive.

Key Features

The Full Swing KIT can detect and keep track of 16 shot metrics.

These include carry distance, total distance, spin rate, spin axis, face angle, face to path, attack angle, launch angle, ball speed, club speed, smash factor, club path, horizontal angle, apex height, side carry distance and side total distance.

You can also record video of your shot and review it on your connected device. Full Swing has also hinted that more shot metrics may be added in the future. You can also pair the Full Swing KIT with a wide variety of devices like your golf watch, tablet, phone or even Air Pods.

It has a little kickstand in the back so you can easily set it up on any even surface. You can expect about 5-6 hours of battery life which is more than enough for a practice session. It comes with a USB-C charging cable and a pretty neat little travel case.

It’s also very nice that the camera can record in 4K. This yields amazing HD recordings of your shot for you to review any time.

Of course, there is also a golf simulator powered by E6 connect so you can play over 100 courses from around the world in your own home.

Bushnell Launch Pro Selling Points

  • It’s easy to set up
  • Includes one free year of the basic software package
  • In-depth shot and club data
  • Wireless internet enabled
  • Up to 10 simulated courses

Full Swing KIT Selling Points

  • Radar sensors
  • Dedicated processors
  • Shot recording in 4k
  • 16 shot metrics
  • Compact design

Who is the Bushnell Launch Pro for?

The great thing about the Bushnell Launch Pro is that it occupies that middle ground of upper mid-level launch monitors that would be helpful for casual golfers and course pros alike.

Having said that, you should not spend the money for this launch monitor unless you are very serious about improving your game. Like we mentioned near the top of the article, the Bushnell Launch Pro is nice as a golf simulator; but it’s true value is as a launch monitor.

The simulations are fun and you can even enter in online tournaments; but after testing the Bushnell Launch Pro, the simulation features almost seem like an afterthought

It’s obvious that the bulk of the Research & Development for this device went into its launch monitor capabilities.

We found that the Bushnell Launch Pro was accurate to within 2 yards on drive distance, fairway wood distance readings and accurate to within 3 yards with our irons and wedges. And these numbers apply to both indoor and outdoor settings.

Where it struggled a bit was ball speed. When tested against another launch monitor, there was a 5MPH variance which we couldn’t quite figure out. All other readings were very accurate.

Pros:

  • It maintains its accuracy both indoors and outdoors
  • It comes with its own alignment stick and is very easy to set up
  • You set it up right on front of you so it’s very easy to see your swing/ball data right on the screen in front of you
  • It provides easy to understand graphs that give you great insight into your swing
  • It can connect wirelessly to your internet
  • The Foresight Sports simulation packages are some of the best in the industry

Cons:

  • Almost all of the software packages are very expensive
  • Even with the most expensive software packages, you only get 10 simulated courses
  • The battery life isn’t great
  • You have to pay extra to get advanced shot/ball metrics like side spin, back spin, spin tilt axis, club path and angle of attack

Overall Score: 92/100

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Who Is The Full Swing KIT for?

The Full Swing KIT would be best for players that are working with instructors to improve their game.

While the E6 software suite does provide some fun game modes for recreational use, we definitely got the sense that the Full Swing KIT was mostly for serious practicing. For this reason, it would probably be best for competitive mid handicappers and scratch players serious about improving.

Pros:

  • The setup process is very easy
  • It processes your shot information very quickly
  • Very accurate outdoors
  • Fun game modes and online challenges with the E6 Connect software
  • Fits easily in your bag
  • Great for players serious about improving

Cons:

  • A bit pricey
  • You need at least 8 feet of launch space for it to be accurate indoors
  • Relatively limited shot metrics
  • Takes a long time to fully charge

Overall Score: 94/100

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