Mevo Plus Vs. Garmin Approach R10 Comparison Overview

When it comes to launch monitors, you pretty much have 2 options: camera or radar technology.

Both have their merits and shortcomings but in general, radar will be more accurate outdoors than cameras. On the flipside, camera launch monitors can be more accurate indoors.

Notice the emphasis on the “can” part. Sometimes radar golf launch monitors are more accurate indoors than one that rely on cameras.

Today we will be sharing with you the key information we gathered when we tested the Garmin Approach R10 and the Mevo Plus side-by-side.

Mevo Plus Overview

The Mevo Plus is one of the most interesting golf launch monitors we’ve had the pleasure of testing.

That’s because it uses both radar and photo technology in it’s readings. Outdoors, the Mevo Plus was very accurate and yielded statistics for carry distance, club head speed, smash factor, angle of attack, lateral landing, spin axis, roll distance, shot shape, spin loft, total distance and more.

The Mevo Plus will certainly give you the information you need to improve your swing. However, indoors it did lose some accuracy.

We were noticing slight discrepancies in distance when we were using our 7 and 8 irons indoors as opposed to outdoors.

Still, the discrepancies were usually in the 2-3 yard range so it’s still pretty reliable indoors. Something else we really liked about the Mevo Plus was the internal Wi-Fi.

A lot of launch monitors have connection troubles but the Mevo Plus connected quick and stayed connected throughout our testing.

Garmin Approach R10 Overview

The is a portable golf launch monitor that is much more affordable than the Mevo Plus.

You get slightly fewer metrics with the Garmin Approach R10 but it should still be enough for the casual golfer to lower his/her handicap over time.

For instance, the R10 covers apex height, spin rate, deviation distance, club path angle, angle of attack, ball speed and of course total distance.

The Garmin Approach R10 also syncs up with E6 Connect but you have to subscribe if you want to use the Home Tee Hero feature which simulates your local golf courses (an actually really cool feature).

Still, as a purely radar-powered launch monitor, the R10 loses accuracy indoors.

The Mevo Plus and Garmin Approach R10 are both equally accurate outdoors but the added camera on the Mevo Plus made it considerably more accurate indoors.

Mevo Plus in 20 Words or Less

In 20 Words Or Less

The Mevo Plus is quite the step up from the standard Flightscope Mevo as it provides much more info.

Garmin Approach R10 In 20 Words or Less

In 20 Words Or Less

The Approach R10 is easy to set up and it gives you a lot of fun/helpful options.

Mevo Plus First Impressions

To be quite honest, we were a little intimidated by the sheer volume of metrics this thing provides.

To be brutally honest, we didn’t even know what to do with some of the shot data it provides. We had to look some of them up.

Key Features

The Mevo Plus features 17 practice ranges, 5 simulated golf courses, skills challenges and includes an internal camera for added accuracy.

One of the things we had to look up was lateral landing; but once we did it was all good. The Mevo Plus provides a ridiculous amount of shot data including carry distance, club head speed, apex height, smash factor, ball speed, spin rate, angle of attack, roll distance, spin axis, spin loft, shot shape and of course, total distance.

The Mevo Plus was incredibly accurate outdoors and lost just a touch of accuracy indoors as it relies on 2D Doppler radar for it’s readings. We also really appreciated the wireless Wi-Fi connection interface which made setting up indoors and outdoors very easy.

The Mevo Plus gives more information than the Skytrak but it also does not provide much swing info.

Garmin Approach R10 First Impressions

We were first taken by how sleek and compact the Garmin Approach R10 looks.

It was even better when we realized that we could set up the Garmin Approach R10 in less than 5 minutes. It isn’t as clumsy or difficult as other launch monitors we have tested which is a huge bonus.

Key Features

One of the coolest features was the video recording of your swing that overlays your shot data right onto the footage.

This allows you to see your swing and mechanic data over and over again so you can analyze your shot and even tweak your swing. The R10 also gives you data on club head speed, club path angle, apex height, spin rate, deviation distance, carry distance, smash factor, total distance, angle of attack, launch angle and much more.

You also get virtual course simulation and game modes to hone your skills.

The Garmin Approach R10 is fun, reliable and gives you the shot data you need to improve your game.

Mevo Plus Selling Points

  • Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Internal alignment camera
  • 17 practice ranges
  • 5 simulated courses
  • Lots of shot data

Garmin Approach R10 Selling Points

  • Archives club stats
  • Driving range simulator
  • Smartphone compatible
  • 10-hour battery life
  • Waterproof
  • Rechargeable battery

Who is the Mevo Plus for?

 The Mevo Plus would be a great choice for scratch players and players who regularly compete in tournaments.

We’ll put it this way, the Mevo plus is used and endorsed by tour pros. Unlike the Skytrak, the Mevo Plus is not intended for recreational players.


  • It provides very advanced shot metrics
  • Overall, it was more accurate than the SKytrak launch monitor
  • It uses both 3D Doppler radar and an alignment camera so you get the best of both worlds so to speak
  • For all the advanced metrics and accuracy, it’s still cheaper than a lot of high-end launch monitors


  • Only 5 simulated courses
  • Currently, the simulations are only compatible with iOS

Overall Score: 94/100

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Who is the Garmin Approach R10 for?

The R10 would be a great choice for anyone looking for a solid launch monitor at an affordable price.

While certainly not the most robust launch monitor in terms of advanced metrics, it certainly holds its own against more expensive models.


  • The Garmin Approach R10 is very easy to set up
  • The carry distance is accurate to within 5 yards
  • Automatic video recording feature is very helpful for analyzing your swing
  • Ball speed accuracy was also very acute


  • The launch direction accuracy was consistently of by at least 4 degrees
  • You need to pay for a subscription to use the Home Tee Hero mode

Overall Score: 96/100

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