Bushnell Launch Pro Vs. Garmin Approach R10 Comparison Overview
When you are shopping for launch monitors, you want to make sure you are really getting what you need because these things don’t tend to be cheap. However, every once in a while you come across an affordable launch monitor that promises all the fun and accuracy of more expensive models.
Such is the case with the Garmin Approach R10. This little monitor costs around $600 and provides a wealth of shot data. But how does it compare to the more expensive Bushnell Launch Pro? Does more money really mean better value? Find out in the following comparison.
Bushnell Launch Pro Overview
Right away, you should know that the Bushnell Launch Pro is significantly more expensive than the R10 at $3000.
When we tested the Bushnell Launch Pro, we were impressed with how accurate it was both indoors and outdoors. Both indoors and outdoors, ball speed was accurate to within 1 mile per hour. Club head speed was accurate to within 2MPH.
The battery life fell short in our opinion though. After a full charge, the Bushnell Launch Pro lasted only about three hours at the range. Every simulator package requires a subscription fee too; but you do get a free year of the basic package.
The Bushnell Launch Pro can also connect to your phone or PC via wi-fi which is nice because you won’t have to fumble with cords all the time.
The Garmin Approach R10 uses radar sensors and is much more compact than the Bushnell Launch Pro.
You can literally fit the R10 in your pocket or golf bag (not including the tripod of course). However, since it uses radar sensors, it does lose some accuracy indoors. Outdoors though, the R10 performs very well. Launch angle and launch direction are accurate to within 1 degree!
You can also connect the R10 to E6 Connect which offers a wealth of simulated golf courses and fun skills challenges. The R10 also gives you more shot data including but not limited to spin rate, apex height, smash factor, carry distance, deviation distance and total distance.
The only flaw that the Garmin Approach R10 is guilty of is poorer accuracy indoors; but that’s a near-fatal flaw. It’s cheaper than the Bushnell Launch Pro, provides more data, has better battery life and is easier to transport. But if indoor accuracy is your chief concern, go with the Bushnell Launch Pro.