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.