Mevo Plus Vs. Optishot 2 Golf Launch Monitors Comparison Overview

When comparing different launch monitor systems, the technology used can make all the difference. At least, that’s the conclusion we have come to over the years of testing various golf launch monitors. Some technology is simply not as reliable for tracking shot data than others.

Still, some types of technology are better used indoors or outdoors. Today we are going to be sharing our experiences with a couple of golf launch monitors that rely on very different kinds of technologies.

Flightscope Mevo Plus Overview

The Flightscope Mevo Plus is the upgraded version of the original Flightscope Mevo system.

And before we go any further, it needs to be noted that the Mevo Plus uses radar technology to gather shot data. Not surprisingly, the Mevo Plus was more accurate outdoors than indoors as radar works best when there is a lot of clearance space.

What we were really impressed with was the sheer amount of data this thing gives. With the Mevo Plus, you get data for carry distance, club head speed, smash factor, apex height, flight time, ball speed, spin rate, vertical launch angle, angle of attack, spin loft, shot shape, total distance and more.

The Mevo Plus can also be paired with your phone to record your swings and save the data for later review. The data from your swing is overalyed onto the video so you can see the stats and how they apply to your swing. There are also different apps that can be used with the Mevo Plus.

Optishot 2 Overview

The Optishot 2 is a fun golf simulator; but it should really be viewed as that and not so much a launch monitor.

While the Optishot 2 system does give you essential shot info like club speed, carry distance, face angle, path, tempo, face contact and more, the readings are too inconsistent and unreliable. The Optishot 2 uses infrared sensors built into the simulated turf pad.

In our experience, infrared is one of the least reliable sensors for launch monitors and this rang true for the Optishot 2. Still, if you’re not in it for the accuracy, the Optishot 2 is a lot of fun with tons of simulated golf courses, skill challenges and even online play.

The Mevo Plus offers more than just a fun experience. You can actually use it to improve your game. It is a much more accurate golf launch monitor system overall.

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.

Optishot 2 in 20 Words or Less

In 20 Words Or Less

The Optishot 2 represents one of the best values in indoor golf simulators/launch monitors on the market.

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.

Optishot 2 First Impressions

The Optishot 2 was really easy to set up.

This is one of the main problems we have with in-home launch monitors – they are usually a pain to set up. We were glad to see that once the software was downloaded, the Optishot 2 was more or less plug and play.

Key Features

The Optishot 2 comes with a cool little short turf that you use for all your shots.

So right off the bat the immersion factor is there even if you aren’t using a projector setup. The Optishot 2 uses infrared sensors to detect club head speed, carry distance, face angle, path, point of contact on the face and swing tempo.

There is a driving range simulator which is great for practicing with your driver and woods. The base Optishot 2 package also comes with 15 free real-world course simulations. You can also compete with up to 4 Optishot 2 users.

You do lose a bit of accuracy with the Optishot 2; but overall it’s fun and provides helpful swing and ball data.

Mevo Plus Selling Points

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

Optishot 2 Selling Points

  • Online play
  • Closest to the pin competitions
  • Infrared sensors
  • 15 courses included

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 Optishot 2 for?

For anyone looking for a solid monitor/simulator on a budget.

The best thing about the Optishot 2 is that it includes insightful swing data as well as shot metrics.


  • It’s a lot more affordable than the Skytrak
  • The time it takes to read out shot data is faster than with Skytrak
  • Reasonably accurate
  • Setting it up is easy


  • Still uses a wired setup which can be a bit cumbersome
  • Overall less accurate than Skytrak

Overall Score: 93/100

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