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On 5/19/2020 at 3:47 PM, YKodvavi said:

I actually got the Japanese version, its available on eBay for like $100, so basically half the price, the only 3 differences are 1) It shows my swing speed in M/S, and I know theres a way to change because I can see MPH on the screen, just can't figure out how to switch to it and 2) It doesn't show total distance, which is barely ever accurate because total distance numbers depend on spin, course condition and many other factors and 3) Its red in color, which makes no difference to me. 

 

 

super interesting item !

i did some research and apparently you can change the m/s to mph via pushing the mode button and then arrow:

"Only downside is the instruction is in Japanese but it is pretty easy to figure out. You click on "Mode" and "Up" arrow to change to mph & yards from m/s and meters. "

from an amazon review comment

i also saw on the previous version of this launch monitor to change tp mph you needed you long press the menu button several time (cycling between different mode).

 

Other people are talking about another brand as well, looks very similar : yupiteru. about the same price ranges but they have more models (owing to one post, this brand is more popupalr in japan for launch monitor than the prgr ones). the easiest to find is the gst-5. In the gst-4 manual it was written you could change m/s to mph in the settings menu. for gst-5, in its manual, this particular section on settings does not exist. 

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On 6/10/2020 at 1:28 PM, kennyky said:

super interesting item !

i did some research and apparently you can change the m/s to mph via pushing the mode button and then arrow:

"Only downside is the instruction is in Japanese but it is pretty easy to figure out. You click on "Mode" and "Up" arrow to change to mph & yards from m/s and meters. "

from an amazon review comment

i also saw on the previous version of this launch monitor to change tp mph you needed you long press the menu button several time (cycling between different mode).

 

Other people are talking about another brand as well, looks very similar : yupiteru. about the same price ranges but they have more models (owing to one post, this brand is more popupalr in japan for launch monitor than the prgr ones). the easiest to find is the gst-5. In the gst-4 manual it was written you could change m/s to mph in the settings menu. for gst-5, in its manual, this particular section on settings does not exist. 

Hi! 

Thank you for your response, I was that review as well and tried that but no luck, I tried it again after you posted with the hope that I might be doing something wrong, but still no luck! 

But its fine now, I am using an excel sheet to track my speeds and the sheet converts the numbers to MPH for me. 


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true, in the end its only a small hindrance for the difference in value between the two versions (red and black) !

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I have used and owned the ES-14, Sc100, Sc-200, SC300 and the PRGR.  They all have their pluses and minuses.   I keep the PRGR in my bag because it is so small and convenient and is capable of measuring swing speed without a ball so you can use the Superspeed devices to train with.  I tested the SC200 and PRGR against the Trackman in Club champion during a fitting and the results were astonishingly accurate.   The SC300 can give spin rate on the app but not the device.  Es-14 also gives spin rates.   I'm not really sure how accurate the spin rates are though.  Lots of folks poo poo these devices because they aren't as accurate as the Foresight or Trackman.  Quite frankly I find that reservation a little absurd.  These devices aren't made to dial in your numbers for a club fitting or to determine your exact distances for a nine iron, etc.  The amateur use for this device is more for comparisons.  You have a buddy who is gaming a PXG and you want to see if your Honma irons are longer or shorter.  Or say you want to see if a 5 hybrid is longer than your 4 iron. Or perhaps you want to see if I tweak my swing this way am I hitting it longer than if I tweak it this way.  How much yardage do I lose if I take a half swing but strike center face versus a full swing off center.  On demo days you can make a real comparison between your gamer and the various offerings from a manufacturer.  I can also practice noticing the variation in my distances and work on more consistency.  i think they are great and all of them are useful.   The drawback to the ES-14 is it's placement.   You should be a fairly good ball striker to use it because it is in front and to the side rather than behind the ball.  That places it in a dangerous position  for a beginner or high handicapper.  One off the toe and it could be toast.  Just ask my wife.....,.

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I have used and owned the ES-14, Sc100, Sc-200, SC300 and the PRGR.  They all have their pluses and minuses.   I keep the PRGR in my bag because it is so small and convenient and is capable of measuring swing speed without a ball so you can use the Superspeed devices to train with.  I tested the SC200 and PRGR against the Trackman in Club champion during a fitting and the results were astonishingly accurate.   The SC300 can give spin rate on the app but not the device.  Es-14 also gives spin rates.   I'm not really sure how accurate the spin rates are though.  Lots of folks poo poo these devices because they aren't as accurate as the Foresight or Trackman.  Quite frankly I find that reservation a little absurd.  These devices aren't made to dial in your numbers for a club fitting or to determine your exact distances for a nine iron, etc.  The amateur use for this device is more for comparisons.  You have a buddy who is gaming a PXG and you want to see if your Honma irons are longer or shorter.  Or say you want to see if a 5 hybrid is longer than your 4 iron. Or perhaps you want to see if I tweak my swing this way am I hitting it longer than if I tweak it this way.  How much yardage do I lose if I take a half swing but strike center face versus a full swing off center.  On demo days you can make a real comparison between your gamer and the various offerings from a manufacturer.  I can also practice noticing the variation in my distances and work on more consistency.  i think they are great and all of them are useful.   The drawback to the ES-14 is it's placement.   You should be a fairly good ball striker to use it because it is in front and to the side rather than behind the ball.  That places it in a dangerous position  for a beginner or high handicapper.  One off the toe and it could be toast.  Just ask my wife.....,.

Great write up. I've also used the ES14 and currently have the PRGR and a SC200. I didn't like the ES14 because of not only placement - especially using the template you lay on the ground but also because it's too bulky to carry around. However, I did like that you could download data.


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