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I'm planning to purchase a launch monitor by the end of the year. I cant spend over $500 (have a wedding by coming and and that's what I will be paid). Key features for me will be, Carry distance, launch angle, spin rate, swing speed and ease of use.

 

I've been reading reviews, including those here. It seems to me that there are two LMs that fit my requirements. One from Earnest Sports and the Mevo. Of those two I prefer the Mevo on paper because it doesn't appear to require a supporting device and fits my criteria, other than the great unknown of ease of use.

 

Is there anyone here who has one or at least has tried one? If so have you also tried the ES 14 from Earnest sports? How do they compare?

 

BTW voice caddy is a distant third because it doesn't give spin rate - that is a large factor for me - I struggle with spin rate. Knowing where I'm at is extremely important to me.

 

 

 

 

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Got my SC200 yesterday - went to the range with it today.   I was very impressed with ease of use and accuracy for SS, smash factor and carry distance.   I was a little concerned about having

Rev, for me personally, I don't know if I would be too concerned with spin rate on a hand held launch monitor. Unless you've got access to a Trackman, you're going to get some head scratching readings

FYI I just purchased a SC200  for $200. on ebay - new still in unopened package. 

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Mevo reviews are quite good for the price. I do believe though that you need your phone to sync with it plus you need to add silver tabs to each of your balls (practice ones not the other ones ;) ) to monitor spin rates- that alone would be enough to put me off.

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If I had to make a choice right now, I'd go with the ES14 for the same reason as perservering...the dots. They'd be find in my garage but obviously useless on the range.

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My experience with the ES14 was a bit rough as I explained in my C300 review. However i did preface it with the fact that it was an older and shopworn unit - buttons didn't work well.

 

Rev I did like the ability to capture and download via email all of the data to excel for later review. FYI to do this you have to have your phone with the ES app capturing the data on the range. I saw one of these on eBay for $200+.

 

 

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Rev - I just read this yesterday over on the Practical Golf website. Perhaps this will be helpful to you.

 

https://practical-golf.com/sc200-swing-caddie-review/

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Thanks Plaid - The Voice Caddy currently is sitting third on my list because there is no spin rate feature.  However it scores very high for ease of use and accuracy, plus it's a couple of hundred cheaper so it may move up.

 

Thanks everyone else the feedback thus far is extremely helpful.  Is there a cost to the App with the ES 14 or for that matter the Mevo.  I don't see that there is.

 

In regards to the dots I wouldn't always be concerned about spin rates, that would be something that I would check periodically to make sure that things were where I wanted them to be.  I'm just curious as to how much of a pain it is to set the ball up properly with the dots aligned to get fairly accurate data (I know it won't be perfect but I can eyeball shots well enough to say - no that one gets tossed out.)  I'd be using the LM as a practice tool not to fit anyone obviously.

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Thanks Plaid - The Voice Caddy currently is sitting third on my list because there is no spin rate feature.  However it scores very high for ease of use and accuracy, plus it's a couple of hundred cheaper so it may move up.

 

Thanks everyone else the feedback thus far is extremely helpful.  Is there a cost to the App with the ES 14 or for that matter the Mevo.  I don't see that there is.

 

In regards to the dots I wouldn't always be concerned about spin rates, that would be something that I would check periodically to make sure that things were where I wanted them to be.  I'm just curious as to how much of a pain it is to set the ball up properly with the dots aligned to get fairly accurate data (I know it won't be perfect but I can eyeball shots well enough to say - no that one gets tossed out.)  I'd be using the LM as a practice tool not to fit anyone obviously.

Rev, no cost to the ES app. It has great functionality and you can email the info from the app,  I just wish I could control the ES 14 from the App. The SC200 has a remote or use the buttons on the unit. Also the SC200 is an easy setup just put it 3' behind the ball. The ES 14 requires you to use a L shaped cardboard template for ball placement and it does move around as you strike the ball. Additionally, the sensor is 'close range' - if I hooked the ball it didn't capture any data. 

 

At this time I need more info on distances/ball speed.  as my workout regiment = more upper body strength, Also the addition of the new C300's means my old distance 'book' is off. Stage 2 would be spin rate and launch angle. So maybe initially a SC200 then later a more data type unit? 

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Rev, for me personally, I don't know if I would be too concerned with spin rate on a hand held launch monitor. Unless you've got access to a Trackman, you're going to get some head scratching readings. Heck, I even get conflicting data on a GC Quad. I think carry, total yards, ball speed, and club speed would be sufficient for mapping out your bag. If you want spin, AoA or club path, then you'll need to bump up to the 4-figure launch monitors. 

 

Here's the SC200 Review by GolfSpy Rob. It's pretty in depth. https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/20938-sc200-review-unofficial/?hl=sc200

 

Heck after reading that, I might seriously consider getting one. 

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I've heard bad feedback on the ER monitors. Second hand, but I believe the mevo is something to strongly consider. Quite a few YouTube reviews on it. Looks awesome for the price.

 

 

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FYI I just purchased a SC200  for $200. on ebay - new still in unopened package. 

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I use my sc200 a couple times a week on the range, and I have for the last year. And I think it is really good at what it does.

 

A couple notes on it, as mentioned, it doesn't track spin. So it uses a average that they programed for distance calculations, it is accurate enough if you are trying to determine how far you hit a 4 iron, or what club you should use from 150y out. I only use the "carry" yardage, I never use the option for it to guess your roll out.

 

Range balls usually suck. More so with longer clubs, so if you have a target at 150y and hit your standard 150y shot the monitor will say you hit it 150 and you will see it land at 150. But once you start hitting drivers, it might say that you got it 240, but you can see the ball land between the 200 & 225 marker.

 

In this case, I trust the sc200 to be closer to what I would get on the course than what the range ball shows me.

 

Setting up and using it couldn't be easier. I think it is a good product, and people at the range always wander over to see it.

 

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Rev, for me personally, I don't know if I would be too concerned with spin rate on a hand held launch monitor. Unless you've got access to a Trackman, you're going to get some head scratching readings. Heck, I even get conflicting data on a GC Quad. I think carry, total yards, ball speed, and club speed would be sufficient for mapping out your bag. If you want spin, AoA or club path, then you'll need to bump up to the 4-figure launch monitors.

 

Here's the SC200 Review by GolfSpy Rob. It's pretty in depth. https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/20938-sc200-review-unofficial/?hl=sc200

 

Heck after reading that, I might seriously consider getting one.

Thanks for the kind words on the unofficial review.

 

I continue to use it every few range sessions or ecrfu new set of irons which ever is more frequent

 

And as Thintowin mentions. I get different readings with range balls vs real balls on course.

 

I'm fortunate that I can go out to a hole that is slow and hit 6 to a dozen shots on a par 3 to get iron numbered or off the tee on a par 5 to get driver numbers.

 

I also agree about not getting hung up on the spin numbers for practice. To me that's more of a fitting thing I'll leave to the pros. Not much I can do about it with the current clubs while practicing.

 

 

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Well there is something in regards to spin rate and that's should the loft on the driver be tweaked if it's adjustable.

 

However - you could just as easily tell by distance anyway - on what setting do I get the most carry and distance

 

It's between the Voice Caddie and the Mevo right now.  I've got a few weeks until the wedding.

 

Thanks for the help everyone - it's  been great.

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I had another thought Rev. There was a guy that sold a Mevo here recently. $450 he was asking. It shows he hasn't been in the Forum since the 15th but perhaps you might send him a PM for his opinion.

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I would stay away from anything starting with ES. 

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Thanks again guys - I think I'm going with the Voice Caddy - my sense is that it's much easier to use and will give me the data that I need.

 

 

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Got my SC200 yesterday - went to the range with it today.

 

I was very impressed with ease of use and accuracy for SS, smash factor and carry distance.

 

I was a little concerned about having it 4 feet behind me. I never notice it before it shouted my yardage out - that was embarrassing.

 

 

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Got my SC200 yesterday - went to the range with it today.

 

I was very impressed with ease of use and accuracy for SS, smash factor and carry distance.

 

I was a little concerned about having it 4 feet behind me. I never notice it before it shouted my yardage out - that was embarrassing.

 

 

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There is a volume control on it Rev. Turn it down and just look at the data. Better yet just look at the average after your session.

 

FYI I'm finding it's helping me work on increasing my swing speed.

 

 

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