Skytrak Vs. Rapsodo MLM Comparison Overview

Getting the most bang for your buck is very important when you’re talking about golf launch monitors.

That’s because these devices tend to be very expensive. Chances are, if you are willing to spend money on a golf launch monitor, you are serious about improving your game.

To that end, you should know the most important facts before pulling the trigger on any device. To help you out, we have tested two of the most renowned golf launch monitors currently on the market.

Skytrak Overview

The Skytrak has been a stalwart in the golf world for years now. It is a fun and accurate golf launch monitor.

If you are looking for a good combination of entertainment and game-improvement, the Skytrak golf launch monitor would be a good choice for you.

The simulated courses this thing can pull up are really impressive and when you have a projector set up, you can lose hours on practice.

The Skytrak uses onboard high-speed camera to capture your shots at the critical launch point. So it can track things like  side spin, launch angle, back spin, ball speed, carry, height, descent and distance.

Since it relies on cameras instead of radar, you don’t need to put any of those metallic stickers on the ball.

Compared to the Rabsodo MLM, the Skytrak launch monitor is also accurate indoors. Outdoors, it does have a problem with missing shots and over-calculating on distance and ball speed.

Rapsodo MLM Overview

The Rapsodo MLM uses the camera from your iPhone or iPad to calculate golf metrics.

That never sat well with us since the Rapsodo MLM still costs about $400 while it relies mainly on the technology of your own phone or tablet.

The Rapsodo MLM can be set up indoors or outdoors so that’s certainly a plus.

However, it was less accurate than the Skytrak in both indoor and outdoor settings. It tracks data like shot shape, club speed, ball speed, smash factor, launch angle and total distance so you get a good set of stats to take a look out during and after your round.

The instant video replay was also a nice feature but the Skytrak is ultimately better for both practice and entertainment.

The Skytrak launch monitor will be significantly more expensive than the Rapsodo MLM system; but you are paying for the increased accuracy and reliability of information.

Skytrak in 20 Words or Less

In 20 Words Or Less

The Skytrak is a more basic launch monitor/simulator that may be more intuitive for recreational players.

Rapsodo Launch Monitor in 20 Words or Less

In 20 Words or Less

The Rapsodo Launch Monitor is great because it can be reliably used both indoors and outdoors.

Skytrak First Impressions

The Skytrak also sets up wirelessly so it was convenient to use indoors.

We don’t like wire management so it was nice that the Skytrak sets up without any USB cables or anything. The long-game accuracy was good but short-game accuracy suffered a bit.

Key Features

The Skytrak uses photometric technology to give shot readings.

The good thing about the use of cameras as opposed to radar is that it maintains its accuracy outdoors. The Skytrak gives you only one real swing metric and that;s club head speed.

Still, it provides launch degree, side spin rates, apex height, carry distance, roll distance and of course, total distance.

The Skytrak also simulates courses nicely on your tablet  or laptop.

With fewer metrics, it’s a bit hard to reconcile the fact that the Skytrak costs as much as the Mevo Plus.

Rapsodo Launch Monitor First Impressions

The Rapsodo Launch Monitor took more time to set up but performed admirably indoors.

Accuracy indoors was a bit more reliable than with the Swing Caddie SC300i.

Key Features

The Rapsodo Launch Monitor tracks a few metrics that the Swing Caddie SC300i doesn’t. For instance, you get shot shape, launch direction and club speed. It will also provide data for shot distance, ball speed, smash factor and launch angle.

The Rapsodo relies on the camera of your iPhone 7 (and above) or your iPad 2017 (and up). Some features like net mode are only compatible with iPhone 8 and above. The shot trace feature can also only be used in outdoor mode.

The Rapsodo has some interesting features but you need to fiddle with it a lot more.

Skytrak Selling Points

  • Weather settings
  • Portable
  • Side angle readings
  • Wireless setup
  • Photometric readings

Rapsodo Launch Monitor Selling Points

  • Instant video replay
  • Indoor/outdoor use
  • Includes carrying case
  • Stores up to 100 videos

Who is Skytrak for?

The Skytrak is more for recreational use or players who just want to have fun with challenge games and course simulations.

Still, it provides all the necessary data that average golfers need to improve different aspects of their game.


  • It rivals the accuracy of much more expensive launch monitors
  • The simulated renderings of famous courses looks really nice
  • The wireless connection is reliable
  • You can archive your shot data and review it whenever you want


  • Fewer shot metrics than the Mevo Plus
  • It can take between 5 and 7 seconds to pull up shout metrics

Overall Score: 94/100

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Who is the Rapsodo Launch Monitor for?

This launch monitor would be good for people who practice as much indoors as they do outdoors.

You should also be aware that the Rapsodo tracks specialized stats like shot shape and launch direction.


  • Tracks helpful stats that the Swing Caddie SC300i doesn’t
  • Great for Apple users
  • Good indoor accuracy
  • Goof battery life


  • Not as accurate outdoors
  • Needs other devices

Overall Score: 92/100

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