Rapsodo MLM2 Pro Review – Worth It Or Al Hype?
This device is a dopplar radar with dual cameras that sits on a tripod 6ft to 8ft behind your ball and incorporates Launch Monitor And Golf Simulator functionality.
The device costs around $700 so we were eager to see whether the device is all hype or it signifies a step forward in the evolution of personal golf functionality.
The MLM2 Premium Membership costs $200 a year, but it is free in the first year and comes with an array of features like 40,000 courses to play online in the simulator.
The membership model is common with golf simulators and they are softwares as they are so complex and ever changing.
Even the spin calculations won’t work without the membership so you will need to factor that in.
Bugs And Nagging Issues
The MLM2 has been plagued with bugs and a range of other issues since its realease. Some of these have been fixed but some remain as bad as ever. That is not a good thing in an increasingly competitive niche.
The MLM2 needs an external phone or tablet to act as a display, unlike the new Swing Caddie SC4 which is a stand-alone unit that costs less than the MLM2 counterpart.
The simulator comes with 40,000 courses and the graphics are cartoony. The Combine mode will also call out random distances and you will need to try and hit them, it will give you a score at the end.
Spin Tracking With Premium And Special RPT Balls
When it comes to accuracy, the MLM2Pro gets this one right. It is the first device under $1,000 That acccurately tracks spin.
This is only accessible with RPT Callaway balls that have special dimple colors to accurately track your spin.
The Dual cameras record you swing alongside the stats so you can look back at your progress visually, with ease.
They also record the moment of impact and the line your shot takes. This is a handy feature to have.
There are a couple more downsides to talk about too, as follows:
You don’t get a free subscription to golf simulator software E6 as you do with competitors.
The hitting area is small and the device misses a lot of shots until alignment is fixed.
It doesn’t call out your carry distances like the SC4.
Inputting your clubs is a b*itch and it doesn’t have some clubs in the database that many people are using.
The Device is short a ton of features without a premium membership to Rapsodo. This is free for the first year but rises to $199 per year from then on. Hardly a good selling point for the device.
Besides that, the device does good in accurately measuring shots, but because of some significant flaws, there may be better options out there to choose from.
Aidan Lehane here, I’m a Mid-low handicap golfer who has made tremendous progress in breaking 90 in just over 1 year of playing golf seriously.
I get out to the course or range as often as possible and review all the equipment I’ve come across on this blog.