GCQuad Vs. Bushnell Launch Pro Comparison Overview
A lot of people are averse to using launch monitors that rely on radar technology because these kinds of launch monitors have a hard time tracking club metrics like club face orientation and impact location. Plus, radar systems tend to lose accuracy indoors.
So if you prefer a launch monitor that doesn’t use radar, pay close attention to the following comparison overview as we tested two of the most popular, non-radar based launch monitor systems.
The GCQuad comes from Foresight Sports: the makers of one of the most realistic golf simulation software suites on the market.
To give you a little perspective, Foresight Sports usually provides the software packages for professional fitters and commercial setups. Still, even aside from the rich simulations you get with this launch monitor, one of it’s biggest advantages is that it can be used indoors and outdoors.
However, since the GCQuad uses high speed cameras to track ball and club data, direct sunlight can really throw readings off. Outdoors, the GCQuad runs on a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that lasts about 7 hours on a full charge.
The GCQuad tracks data for ball speed, launch angle, total spin, spin tilt axis, club speed, impact point and angle of attack.
Bushnell Launch Pro Overview
The Bushnell Launch Pro also uses cameras (plus infrared) to track shots, can be used indoors and outdoors and is even almost the same size as the GCQuad.
The Bushnell Launch Pro is about a foot tall and 6 inches wide which is almost the exact same size as the GCQuad. However, since infrared is used to supplement the high speed cameras, we found that the Bushnell Launch Pro was more reliable outdoors in terms of accuracy.
We were a bit disappointed with a couple aspects of this launch monitor though. For instance, the battery life is only about 4 hours on a full charge. Certain data like back spin, spin tilt axis, side spin, club path and angle of attack are only included in paid upgrade packages.
Still, the Bushnell Launch Pro also uses Foresight Sports simulation software so the quality of the simulations was on par with the GCQuad.
Both of these launch monitors also have a headsup, onboard displays which was a nice convenience feature. However, the GCQuad read out data quicker and you get more data included in the upfront cost.