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.