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Flightscope Mevo Plus: why it’s worth the money

Flightscope Mevo Plus
The Flightscope Mevo Plus is a leading golf launch monitor

Guesswork is no longer enough in the game of golf – this is the age of data, science and certainty.

Of course, that’s nothing new to tour players but these days even relatively casual recreational golfers know their attack angle from club path. And if you’re serious about making significant improvements to your game, and crucially knowing, unequivocally, where your strengths and weaknesses are, you will be looking for the best launch monitor you can afford.

The Flightscope Mevo Plus is a serious piece of kit for golfers looking to get serious about their game. Over a number of months, we were asked to review it and see whether it really did lead to the kind of improvements, the product claims it will deliver. This Flightscope Mevo Plus review will delve into performance, value for money and ease of use and hopefully equip you with all the knowledge you need to make the best possible decision about what’s best for you in a crowded launch monitor market.

What is Flightscope Mevo Plus?

In simple terms, the Flightscope Mevo Plus is a portable launch monitor, which tracks the golf ball and gives you metrics and data about your swing. It also allows you to play simulated golf on some of the world’s great courses – at home. What became clear to us, is that it’s accurate enough for club fitters to use this to fit sets of clubs and it’s certainly good enough for coaches to use it to teach. But primarily it is aimed at dedicated golfers who simply want to get better, by really understanding their club delivery and how they hit the golf ball. For all intents and purposes, it is a launch monitor that is really pushing those used on tour – such as the GC Quad and Trackman – which are up to 10 plus times the price. 

At its core, Mevo + is a radar system which tracks the ball as you hit it and sees the club as it comes into the ball. It delivers 20 plus data points, measuring everything from full swings with drivers and irons to chipping and even putting. It also features connectivity with E6 software, which is a really great graphic simulator package. It works with an IOS devices, to give you incredible portability, as well as PCs, for home simulators.

Flightscope Mevo Plus
Mevo Plus delivers more than 20 metrics related to your swing

Flightscope Mevo Plus unboxing

The unboxing experience for the Flightscope Mevo Plus is everything you would hope it would be.

The whole thing drips with quality. You are greeted with a robust, durable carry case when you open the box. If you’re taking your Mevo Plus to the range, this is the case you will take with you and it’s built to last. You will also find a power adapter, a manual and you will find the Mevo Plus unit itself, which is neat and light and comes complete with kickstand at the back, which means you can stand the unit up behind you very easily as you practice.

The product is super user friendly; it is easy to pair and connect. The whole thing looks fantastic, it’s beautifully designed, it’s portable but it is also solid enough to place down in a home simulator and leave there. Top marks.

Flightscope Mevo Plus Bethpage Black
Mevo Plus simulates some of the world’s best courses

What does Flightscope Mevo measure?

The Flightscope Mevo Plus offers a robust suite of data points, with more than 20 metrics related to your golf swing. That extensive number of metrics – some of which are listed below – will allow you to get a really detailed understanding of your swing, ball flight, strengths and weaknesses. To say it’s thorough is an understatement. Here are just some of the metrics you will find.

  • Ball Speed       
  • Club Speed
  • Spin Rate
  • Launch Angle
  • Carry Distance
  • Total Distance
  • Vertical Launch Angle
  • Horizontal Launch Angle
  • Smash Factor

It has to be said, the accuracy of the Mevo Plus hugely impressed us. Whether you are hitting full drives or short wedge shots, the data remains consistent and reliable. The Doppler radar technology ensures that you get precise measurements, helping you make informed decisions about your swing and equipment adjustments.

Flightscope Mevo Plus
Mevo+ gives golfers the ultimate practice and play experience

Is Mevo + Good for Speed Training?

We used the Mevo Plus alongside the Stack System to work on increasing our swing speed and the two units complimented each other beautifully. You can swing in front of it with no ball and the Mevo Plus will measure the speed of whatever moves, allowing you to build up some great data as you put in the work to try and add yards to your game.

How to use Flightscope Mevo +

The versatility of the Flightscope Mevo Plus is one of its huge strengths. You could use it at the driving range, you can use it indoors and you can use it at home, in your garden, or at an indoor golf simulator. You do need a certain amount of distance – perhaps around 2m in front and behind – to make this work. You need the ball to fly that far to really see the best numbers and accurate data on things like club path and face angle. Obviously outdoors that is less of an issue, but you do need to connect the Mevo Plus to a device to see the numbers from your golf swing. For that reason, playing a round of golf with it is probably not practical.

Flightscope Mevo Plus: the set up

Setting up the Mevo Plus is pretty straightforward. The package includes a user manual that guides you through the process. The device pairs with your smartphone or tablet quickly, and the app interface is intuitive, making it accessible even for those who are not tech-savvy.

Flightscope Mevo Plus app
The Mevo Plus connects to a user friendly IOS app

Do I need a subscription to use Flightscope Mevo Plus?

Good news, you don’t need a subscription to use the Mevo +. FlightScope’s data parameters are available free of charge without a subscription fee and that also applies to software updates or firmware releases, which come at no additional cost.

How much is the Mevo Plus?

The cost of the Mevo + will obviously vary depending on where you are buying it from but generally it will range from around £1,750 to around £2,000. You can buy additional packages to add to the device. The pro package comes in around £775 and the face impact location package.

Why the Mevo Plus is worth it

Portability and Ease of Use
One of the standout features of the Flightscope Mevo Plus is its portability. Weighing less so than 0.5kg or 1.1 pounds, it’s super easy to carry and set up, whether you’re on the driving range or in your backyard.

Simulation Capability
The Flightscope Mevo Plus isn’t just a launch monitor; it also offers simulation capabilities. It is compatible with top simulation software such as E6 Connect, The Golf Club, and others, allowing you to practice on virtual courses and improve your game in a realistic, immersive environment. You can play Pebble Beach, The Old Course at St Andrews, Bethpage Black and Bay Hill to name but a few.

App Integration
The Mevo Plus app enhances the user experience by offering video recording and playback, allowing golfers to analyse their swings visually alongside the data. The app also features skills challenges and practice sessions to help golfers improve specific aspects of their game.

Accurate and Reliable Data
Accuracy is crucial for any launch monitor, and the Mevo Plus delivers. It uses 3D Doppler radar technology to provide precise measurements. Many users report that the data from the Mevo Plus is comparable to more expensive, professional-grade launch monitors such as GC Quad or Trackman.

Flightscope Mevo Plus: Pros Cons

Pros

•           Comprehensive Data Tracking: Provides a wide range of metrics for in-depth analysis.
•           Portability: Lightweight and easy to transport.
•           Simulation Compatibility: Works with top simulation software for an immersive practice. 
•           User-Friendly App: Offers video analysis, practice drills, and skills challenges.
•           Accurate: Uses advanced radar technology for precise measurements.

Cons

•         Price: It is more expensive than some entry-level launch monitors.
•         Space Requirement: Requires a certain amount of space for indoor use. 

Flightscope Mevo Plus – FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

How accurate is the Flightscope Mevo Plus?
The Flightscope Mevo Plus is known for its high accuracy, comparable to more expensive professional-grade launch monitors. It uses 3D Doppler radar technology to provide precise measurements.

Can I use the Mevo Plus indoors?
Yes, the Mevo Plus can be used indoors, but it requires a certain amount of space to function correctly. Ensure you have enough room for both the device and your swing.

Is the Mevo Plus compatible with simulation software?
Yes, the Mevo Plus is compatible with several popular golf simulation software programs, including E6 Connect and The Golf Club.

Does the Mevo Plus provide club data as well as ball data?
Yes, the Mevo Plus provides both club and ball data, offering a comprehensive analysis of your swing and ball flight.

How portable is the Mevo Plus?
The Mevo Plus is highly portable, weighing only 1.1 pounds. It comes with a protective carrying case, making it easy to transport.

Can I use the Mevo Plus for video analysis?
Yes, the Mevo Plus app includes a video recording feature that allows you to capture and analyse your swings visually alongside the data.

Flightscope Mevo Plus: A summary

The Flightscope Mevo Plus launch monitor is a really powerful tool for golfers seeking detailed insights into their game. It’s comprehensive data tracking, portability, and simulation capabilities make it a versatile and valuable addition to any golfer’s training regimen. Despite its higher price point, the Mevo Plus delivers exceptional value, making it a worthwhile investment for serious golfers looking to improve their performance.

*For more information or to buy a Flightscope Mevo Plus visit FlightscopeMevo.co.uk

 

Claire's career as a journalist has seen her regularly write about some of the best restaurants, hotels and destinations in the world. She has also interviewed the past three Prime Ministers and has been a Digital Editor overseeing a number of newspaper titles. She is the founder of the content marketing company Smiths & Sons.

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