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I use the Garmin g80 and find it very accurate as a launch monitor. It also doubles as my gps with about 40,000 preloaded course.

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Why for the SkyTrak ($2,000) didn't you mention any features it does or doesn't include... spin rate? Launch angle? Etc.

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This information about launch monitors is probably old and I didn't see it. I tried the swing caddie, I was looking to get more precise w/ my wedges simple shots from 40 yds to 110 yds but I found the swing caddie to be very poor at this shorter distance. Which led me to be very skeptical of longer distances as well. Has anyone tested reliability for shorter shots w/ any of these devices.

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This article says the skytrak isn't nearly as portable? How come? It seems small enough.

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Hey Mike, great article, I found it extremely helpful.

I ended up going with SkyTrak and it's been great for working on some problem areas, but even more fun with having the guys over for beers and to play a round of golf.

I actually came across a golf simulator package on shopindoorgolf.com that featured the SkyTrak and cost me $6,500.

With how launch monitors keep changing and growing I suspect that an even more affordable and just as accurate one will be out in the next 5 years.

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Anyone here have SkyTrac? I'm considering it and would love to get another's opinion.

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I have an impact net and a tee mat set up indoors where I can hit real balls, but if im trying to fix a slice, which unit(s), if any of them, can measure my face angle and stuff the best to tell if there would be a slice or hook on the shot? as I cant tell in the short distance of space im hitting in if its going to end up anything less than straight.

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Can a portable monitor work hitting toward a net in backyard ?

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It should work just fine with a net since the measurements are taken in the vicinity of the ball at impact.

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Mevo and Swing Caddie SC200 are both very good. Personally, I prefer the Mevo because I like to store the data on my ipad. The one thing all the smaller monitors lack is angle of attack. I utilize that data extensively. If money isn't a problem, definitely check out Foresight's Quad. It is in a word, "awesome

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The advantage the ES14 has over the Swing Caddie is that you can record your data in your smart device. This allows you to export the data as well as go back and review the logs in your smart device. The ES14 also talks to you but from your smart device. Its a great teaching tool and has been widely accepted by teaching pros world wide for the ease of use and accuracy. Plus price point on this is $499. Its definitely a launch monitor worth looking into.