FlightScope Mevo Plus Launch Monitor Assessment (2023 Version)

FlightScope Mevo Plus Launch Monitor Assessment (2023 Version)

The Mevo Plus (or Mevo+) was introduced on the 2020 PGA Merchandise Present as the most recent addition to FlightScope’s launch monitor lineup.

It was designed to be an improvement to the unique Mevo, measuring extra parameters and permitting golf simulation. It additionally ended up competing with the SkyTrak Launch Monitor which sits on a similar value level.

Now, the Mevo Plus is being supplied in a brand new 2023 Version which improves on the unique mannequin in a lot of methods.

On This FlightScope Mevo Plus evaluation, I’ll take an in-depth take a-ok at the launch monitor. I’ll look not solely at how effectively it measures ball and swing information, but additionally at its usability and simulation capabilities.

How does the Mevo+ carry out? How does it compare to the SkyTrak and different launch monitors which can be available on the market?


What’s the Mevo Plus?

The Mevo Plus is a radar-based launch monitor that tracks an array of membership and ball information parameters. It was particularly created for severe golfers who search for environment-friendly, informative observation periods and the flexibility to take pleasure in golf simulation at an inexpensive price.

The Mevo+ describes itself as “a one-of-a-kind launch monitor and simulator giving golfers the final word observe and play expertise”. It fills a void within the Doppler radar launch monitor area between pocket-sized items below $1000, just like the Mevo, and extremely superior items over $10,000 just like the X3.

“MEVO” stands for measure, consider, visualize, and optimize. Along with measuring membership and ball information, the Mevo+ is among the solely sub-$2500 launch monitor that is appropriate with at the very least 4 completely different golf simulation software program options.

The Mevo+ makes use of a 3D Doppler radar-based system. This method takes benefit of the Doppler impact; it emits a microwave sign that’s mirrored again by the membership and ball, permitting the unit to calculate varied information factors. One of the many prime benefits of that is that not like photometric (camera-based) methods, it’s not affected by lighting circumstances.

The Mevo+ is usable indoors and outdoors, however, it requires a specific amount of area behind the golfer to work correctly and this may be tougher to realize indoors.

Mevo Plus 2023 Version

Flightscope unveiled the brand new 2023 Version of the Mevo+ launch monitor on the 2023 PGA Present.

In comparison with the unique Mevo+, the Mevo+ 2023 Version options the next enhancements:

  • an improved battery lifetime of three hours (versus two hours)
  • an upgraded kickstand that tilts 12 levels
  • new FS Golf PC software program included
  • 4 extra golf programs within the bundled E6 CONNECT software program
  • an included PC possibility for the bundled E6 CONNECT (beforehand iOS solely)

The Mevo+ 2023 Version actually focuses on including PC compatibility for individuals who don’t have an iOS system, which I feel could be very a lot welcome.


Setting Up The Mevo Plus

The Mevo+ 2023 Version unit comes with a carrying case, energy adapter, USB charging cable, and reflective metallic stickers.

Earlier than utilizing the Mevo+, cost the battery (can take as much as 4 hours) and open the kickstand totally.

Connecting Apps Or Software program

In the event you’re utilizing the FS Golf app with the Mevo+, you may scan the QR code on the underside of the field together with your telephone to shortly begin the obtain.

Inside the app and together with your telephone’s Wi-Fi turned on, scan the QR code on the back of the Mevo+ to shortly pair it. Handbook connection without QR codes can also be doable. As soon as the unit is linked to the app, the connection standing indicator will flip inexperienced.

Software program corresponding to E6 CONNECT, The Golf Membership 2019, and Artistic Golf 3D could also be linked to the Mevo+ unit via your PC’s Wi-Fi.

Hitting Space

I strongly suggest a stable hitting mat and internet for hitting balls with the Mevo+.

Whether or not you intend on hitting indoors or outdoor, take out your longest membership (driver) and guarantee that you’ve got sufficient clearance to make a full swing.

Positioning

FlightScope Mevo Plus 2023 Edition Positioning Diagram
Supply: Mevo+ 2023 Version Person Handbook

The Mevo+ unit has to be positioned immediately behind the ball place, 7-9 ft away outdoor and eight ft away indoors. The digicam of the Mevo+ needs to be lined up together with your goal line.

You’ll be able to correctly align the Mevo+ via the FS Golf app — utilizing the digicam view, regulate the place and intention in order that the road passes via the ball and is aligned with the goal.

Additionally, make sure that the hitting floor (mat) is not more than three inches larger than the underside of the Mevo+ unit. Ideally, the unit needs to be resting on the bottom with a stage floor between the unit and the hitting mat. When placing, the ball needs to be on the identical stage because of the unit.

Further Notes

  • keep away from exposing the Mevo+ unit to moisture, direct warmth, or extreme weight
  • there has to be a minimum of 8 ft of the area between the ball and the internet indoors
  • the world between the ball and Mevo+ needs to be away from objects and other people
  • extraordinarily low and extensive pictures might not register
  • to ensure that the Mevo+ correctly measures spin indoors, a reflective sticker (included) has to be positioned on the ball and this sticker ought to face in the direction of the goal at the handle
  • noisy digital units corresponding to followers and air-con items can intrude with monitoring and needs to be saved behind the unit when in use

For extra detailed setup directions, info, and ideas, see the Mevo+ 2023 Version user manual.


Parameters & Options

Knowledge Parameters

The Mevo+ launch monitor measures 16 information parameters. They’re:

  • ball pace
  • membership head pace
  • carry distance
  • complete distance
  • roll distance
  • smash issue
  • spin price
  • spin axis
  • spin loft
  • vertical launch angle
  • horizontal launch angle
  • apex peak
  • flight time
  • lateral touchdown
  • angle of assault
  • shot form

With the Mevo+ Professional Bundle (mentioned extra later within the evaluation), you unlock 11 extra parameters powered by Fusion Monitoring know-how:

  • membership path
  • pace profile
  • acceleration profile
  • curve
  • dynamic loft
  • vertical descent angle
  • low level
  • face to path
  • face focusing on
  • vertical swing airplane
  • horizontal swing airplane

With the Face Impression Location add-on for the Professional Bundle, you additionally get the lateral influence and vertical influence parameters.

Fusion Monitoring

Fusion Monitoring is a know-how that has beforehand been present in extremely superior FlightScope launch monitor just like the X3. Now, they’ve rolled it out within the Mevo+ as a free improvement.

This patented know-how combines 3D Doppler radar with synchronized picture processing for enhanced information accuracy and consistency. As a result of Digicam and radar monitoring, everyone has its very own strengths, FlightScope has mixed them to realize one of the best in each world.

FS Golf App

FS Golf (Android or iOS) is the primary app that’s appropriate with the Mevo+, and we suggest that each customer strives for it. Its options embody:

  • the flexibility to view your shot trajectories (prime, facet, or 3D)
  • smartphone video recording with customizable information overlay
  • video clip drawing and sharing
  • the flexibility to group and evaluate pictures by membership
  • the flexibility to set margins for information factors (outcomes are highlighted inexperienced when inside the vary and purple when exterior the vary)
  • the flexibility to view membership averages

This app permits you to have informative observation periods without paying additional for a simulation software program plan.

FS Expertise App

FlightScope FS Skills App Sample Look

FS Expertise (Android or iOS) is one other app appropriate for The Mevo+. It permits golfers to check their abilities by hitting pictures to a collection of digital targets.

Every shot is given a rating based mostly on the space to the middle of the goal, and in any case, targets are offered, and a total session rating is given.

Customers have versatile customization management over varied elements of the targets, and a time restriction may be added as effectively.

FS Golf PC Software program

FlightScope FS Golf PC Software sample view

The FS Golf software program for PC, appropriate with the Mevo+, is included with the Professional Bundle and Mevo+ 2023 Version or may be bought individually.

This extremely customizable, versatile software program permits you to carry out a whole evaluation of your periods with trajectory views, radar information, 3D D-Aircraft animations, and acceleration profiles. The presentation of this information may be conveniently custom-made and considered in a single display screen look.

You may also:

  • view your information for each shot in tabular kind with commonplace deviations and averages
  • organize two of your favorite views in a side-by-side break up format

Minimal PC specs to run the FS Golf software program embody 8 GB of RAM, an i5 processor, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 video card or equal.

Face Impression Location

FlightScope Mevo Plus - Face Impact Location Heatmap Sample 1

Accessible for Professional Bundle customers solely, this optionally available add-on permits you to view the exact influence location on the clubface via the FS Golf app, along with all the opposite information.

Face Impression Location additionally gives:

  • Face Impression Heatmaps: a visible colored distribution of the influence location for every membership over a complete session
  • Shot Grouping: reveals the face influence location for each shot in a session, enabling you to gauge consistency and accuracy

Different options of the Mevo+ embody:

  • an inner digicam for goal alignment
  • Wi-Fi connectivity
  • a whole D-Aircraft dataset (Professional Bundle solely)

Simulation Choices

At the moment, the Mevo Plus launch monitor formally helps golf simulation with E6 CONNECT, The Golf Membership 2019, Artistic Golf 3D (with Golfisimo), Superior Golf, and GSPro.

E6 CONNECT

E6 CONNECT sample for FlightScope

E6 CONNECT is a top-tier golf simulation software program recognized for its high quality and various variety of options.

It comes bundled with the Mevo+ within the type of a trimmed model for iOS and PC that features ten golf programs, seventeen observe ranges, and a darts minigame.

Past this, you should purchase the complete model of E6 CONNECT for PC. This will provide you with entry to the complete gamut of options together with:

  • a full driving vary and observe space
  • full course play
  • match play and online occasions
  • an array of multiplayer codecs
  • versatile gameplay settings (mulligans, wind, climate, and many others.)
  • minigames together with Lengthy Drive and Closest To The Pin

With an Expanded Subscription to E6 CONNECT, you recover from 68 extra programs to play (90+ complete).

E6 CONNECT is among the greatest and strongest golf simulator software program options available on the market proper now, so the truth that it’s built-in with the Mevo+ is an enormous plus. Nonetheless, the software program is comparatively costly.

The Golf Membership 2019

The Golf Club 2019 Simulator Software Sample 1

The Golf Membership 2019 (PC solely) is a superb possibility for the Mevo+ as a result it has an enormous course choice, loads of options, and nice graphics and lighting. It’s additionally comparatively inexpensive.

TGC 2019 presents a collection of over 170,000 programs, lots of that are user-designed. With the software program, you may:

  • play online (with strangers, pals, or household) and compete in dwell worldwide tournaments
  • play rounds solo or play multiplayer regionally
  • entry to the TGC library of over 170,000 programs
  • do vary, chipping or placing observe

Play codecs embody stroke play, match play, Stableford, 4 ball, skins, and alternate shots. TGC has a cool characteristic that enables as many as 4 gamers in a multiplayer setting to hit their pictures at a similar time.

You may also design your individual course with just a few clicks. A particular editor permits you to customize all the pieces intimately from the theme to the terrain and format. If that is one thing you suppose you possibly can have enjoyable with, you possibly can find yourself taking part in your individual custom-created course together with your Mevo+.

Artistic Golf 3D (with Golfisimo)

Creative Golf 3D FSX Software Integration

Artistic Golf 3D is a software program that’s targeted not a lot of realism (though the graphics are good), but extra on family-friendly leisure.

The bottom model of Artistic Golf 3D incorporates 15 reproduced golf programs from all over the world. For an additional $500, you will get over 130 extra programs to play.

This software program is much more inexpensive than TGC 2019, and if you’d like, you may “supercharge” it with the Golfisimo software program which provides a bunch of cute, entertaining video games for kids and non-golfers.

The modes of Artistic Golf 3D are:

  • Observe: Observe on a driving vary or chip and putt on a course of your alternative.
  • Course Play: Select the course, recreation sort (stroke, match play, and many others.), variety of gamers, and play a full spherical of golf.
  • Challenges: Take part in competitions regionally (with pals or household) together with closest-to-the-pin and lengthy drive.
  • Mini Video games: Play fairy story golf (altered setting, bigger holes, and many others.), mini golf (placing), and demolition golf (hit home windows of outdated buildings).
  • Tournaments: Be a part of tournaments listed on the match server and compete with gamers all over the world.

You probably have bought Golfisimo together with Artistic Golf 3D, there will probably be a devoted Golfisimo part on the primary menu. From there, you may enter enjoyable video games like darts, barrels, bridges, demolition golf, a battlefield, and a grand slam.

For those who don’t want the premium expertise that E6 CONNECT presents, Artistic Golf 3D and Golfisimo may be glorious money-saving options.

Superior Golf

Superior Golf is a software program that has a definite cartoon artwork type and is closely targeted at enjoyment and leisure with pals, households, and kids. It’s additionally extra inexpensive than any of the opposite simulation software program options for the Mevo Plus.

Superior Golf has 4 most important modes:

  • Vary informative observation periods and an in-depth evaluation of each shot.
  • Challenges: closest to the pin, lengthy drive, goal golf, and abilities problem.
  • Shootouts: kid-friendly minigames together with Tremendous Splash and Boat Blast.
  • Digital Golf: full course play at fictional programs together with Spring Park Hills and Island Seaside.

The software program additionally comes with a community app that permits you to register yourself as a person, get entry to in-depth stats out of your periods, and take part in leaderboards for challenges & shootouts.

Superior Golf doesn’t recreate real-life programs however it’s filled with enjoyable simulation options that may hold you busy for hours on finish. The software program is presently obtainable for iOS and PC, and licenses are multi-platform.

GSPro

The GSPro software program is designed to be ultra-realistic with superior ball physics and 4K graphics.

What makes GSPro distinctive is its integration with the Open Platform Course Designer (OPCD), which permits anybody, no matter skillset, to create programs that may be performed by members of the GSPro group.

As well as, GSPro integrates with Simulator Golf Tour (SGT), a service that enables gamers to take part in digital golf excursions with weekly tournaments. You’ll be able to even compete within the PGA Tour schedule.

Except for the big group that’s always constructing new programs (effectively over 100 are presently obtainable) and taking part in tournaments, GSPro presents:

  • lifelike 4K graphics constructed with the Unity engine
  • an OpenAPI interface
  • a driving vary and on-course observe
  • full course play (with flyovers)

For my part, GSPro isn’t as appropriate for tech-challenged golfers as a different software program, though you may hold your self very busy with the observation and native play modes without getting concerned about the neighborhood stuff.


Pricing & Plans

The unique Mevo Plus launch monitor has been discontinued, although its operation will nonetheless be supported by FlightScope.

The Mevo+ 2023 Version is priced at $2199 USD. It’s outfitted with Fusion Monitoring and comes bundled with the FS Golf PC software program and a trimmed model of E6 CONNECT (iOS or PC) with ten golf programs.

The Mevo+ Professional Bundle is an optionally available $1000 improvement that unlocks entry to 11 extra membership and ball information parameters (listed in this section) together with a whole D-Aircraft dataset. The Face Impression Location add-on for the Professional Bundle is $499.

Listed below are the present costs (topic to vary) related to the software program choices which can be appropriate with the Mevo+:

  • E6 CONNECT: $300/yr (fundamental) or $600/yr (expanded) or $2500 one time
  • The Golf Membership 2019: $950
  • Artistic Golf 3D & Golfisimo: $700 for CG, $500 for Golfisimo, $500 for Course Library
  • Superior Golf: $199.99+$9.99/month or $349.99 one time
  • GSPro: $250/yr or $550+$250/yr for the Lifetime add-on

Software programs might provide varied add-ons corresponding to premium programs for E6 CONNECT, which might come at an extra price.

Usually talking, I like to recommend golfers seize TGC 2019 with the Mevo+ (and with most different launch monitor that help it) due to the large course choice and the truth that you get all options for a one-time fee of lower than $1000. You are able to do so right here.

The Professional Bundle is a really cool improvement that helps shut the hole between the Mevo+ and X3, however, if you happen to don’t care concerning the additional information, there’s not a lot of level in getting it.


The place To Purchase The Mevo Plus On-line

The most effective locations (other than the FlightScope retailer) I’d suggest to purchase the Mevo+ 2023 Version are Rain or Shine Golf, The Indoor Golf Store, and Top Shelf Golf. Each of those distributors permits you to improve to the Professional Bundle with a few clicks.

You’ll be able to select any of those distributors based mostly on your preferences. All have incredible help groups that exit their method to be sure to arrange correctly.

In the event you’re searching for a reduction on a used Mevo+, you could possibly discover a whole lot on eBay. This could possibly be a great possibility for individuals who need a low cost on the unique mannequin.

You should buy E6 CONNECT for the Mevo+ right here and TGC 2019 right here. Amazon, Creative Golf 3D, Awesome Golf, and GSPro may be bought on their respective websites.

One other factor that it’s best to think about if you happen to plan to make use of the Mevo+ indoors is a full golf simulator setup with a display screen, enclosure, and projector. This may actually let you get one of the best experts with the launch monitor.

Conclusion

The FlightScope Mevo Plus is a superb consumer-level launch monitor that enables golfers to get the accuracy and reliability {of a professional} radar launch monitor just like the X3 at an inexpensive value.

The accuracy is excellent, you need to use it indoors and outdoors, it comes with excellent simulation and evaluation options out-of-the-box, and it’s appropriate with a spread of golf simulator software programs.

And with updates such because the Professional Bundle, Fusion Monitoring, Face Impression Location, and the 2023 Version, the Mevo+ has gotten even higher, additionally narrowing the hole in relation to skilled items that price $10,000 or extra.

The Mevo+ does have just a few weaknesses, nonetheless. The principle one is that it requires plenty of areas behind and in the entrance of the golfer: a minimal 8 ft every for a complete 16 ft. Many golfers wish to use a launch monitor and simulator however simply don’t have this quantity of area.

One other weak point is that the Mevo+ typically struggles to learn putts precisely. Additionally, even with the enhancements of the 2023 Version, the battery life remains to be fairly brief.

Having mentioned that, the Mevo+ gives super worth for the price, and the one actual benefits the SkyTrak has over it proper now is extended battery life and needing much less area. The SkyTrak can also be a lot older, having been launched six years earlier than the Mevo+.

In the event you’re within the Mevo+ but are on the fence, I recommend you get off that fence and provide it a strive now!


Thanks for studying my FlightScope Mevo Plus review. Are you curious about the Mevo+? Have you ever tried it already? What’s your expertise? Inform us about it within the feedback beneath.

FlightScope Mevo+ Launch Monitor

FlightScope Mevo Plus 2023 Edition Launch Monitor - Front View

Pros

  • Works effectively in each indoor and outdoor
  • Nice accuracy with a ton of information parameters
  • Fixed enhancements (e.g. Fusion Monitoring, 2023 Version)
  • Integrates with a pleasant collection of simulation software program
  • Pairs with helpful free apps and comes with E6 CONNECT out-of-the-box

Cons

  • Requires plenty of area at the entrance of and behind the golfer
  • Brief battery life
  • Studying putts may be dicey

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