Posted September 13, 2023 in Uncategorized by Trevor Cigich
The Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor is one of the most portable and affordable launch monitor solutions on the market. In response to its success, Rapsodo has launched an updated standalone model for those looking for an all-in-one solution that doesn’t require their phone’s camera to operate. The Rapsodo MLM2PRO addresses some of the very few critiques some users had for the original model and adds some new features and capabilities that the original doesn’t.
To help shoppers understand whether the MLM2PRO is with the higher $700 price tag (Note: still far below much of the competition in the space), we are going to break down the following:
Let’s dive into each and get a better idea of what Rapsodo’s newest tech has to offer.
The Rapsodo MLM2PRO offers the following features as a launch monitor:
|Full functionality both outdoors and indoors with a net/impact screen
|Dual Optical Camera/Radar Processing for Cutting-Edge Accuracy
|Rapsodo uses both two integrated cameras and radar sensor for maximum accuracy that punches far above its price point
|Industry-Leading Easy Setup
|After pairing with your phone, the Rapsodo is easily the most seamless launch monitor to set up, with a helpful on-screen alignment guide to make sure you get the best possible results every time
|13 Metrics/6 Measured Metrics*
|Comprehensive metrics, feedback, and shot tracing with exceptionally readable analytics for even the most advanced golfer
|Multi-Option Swing/Shot Replay
|Shot replay comes in two forms for every shot, with an “impact vision” option that focuses on the shot and its tracer, as well as the “shot vision” option that uses an integrated wide-angle camera to give a better look at your swing (users who want to see both at once can use the “swing vision” option)
|Apple & Android Compatibility
|Compatibility with the two most popular mobile operating systems to ensure just about every golfer can use it
The MLM2PRO improves almost every aspect of the original Rapsodo MLM while replicating its impressive accuracy and easy setup. By adding the benefit of standalone functionality and vastly improving indoor operation, they have filled just about every hole that the original unit had.
*The 13 metrics (with asterisks for those that are ‘measured metrics’)
Note: Non-measured metrics are still impressively accurate but are calculated based on the measured metrics.
One of the most impressive new features of the Rapsodo included in their new unit is the golf simulator functionality. Due to the technical restraints of utilizing a phone camera, the original Rapsodo didn’t operate as well indoors as it did outdoors. The MLM2PRO completely flips this on its head by offering golf simulator functionality with an astounding 30,000 simulated courses for indoor users.
These courses include iconic real-world venues, a 3D golf range, and even a fun “combine” mode that will take you through multiple test shots and give you a score (and a handicap) based on your performance.
As with many more affordable golf simulators, the MLM2PRO does not support putting. Instead, it allows users to set their one, two, and three-putt ranges and automatically adds the number of strokes it would typically take them to sink the putt based on where the ball stops on the green.
So, is the new Rapsodo good enough to compete with the competition at a higher price point? Is the original Rapsodo obsolete? Yes, and no.
The Rapsodo MLM2PRO is an incredible product, offering industry-leading features and accuracy at an affordable price. It is a great option for golfers that want an all-in-one unit that can also function as a simulator indoors, and among the other monitors with this functionality, it stands out in terms of value and quality.
The original Rapsodo MLM is still an exceptional value for those simply looking for a launch monitor with exceptional basic functionality and accuracy at an almost uncontested price point. If you practice primarily outside, are okay using your phone as part of your launch monitor, and are on a tighter budget, the original unit is still a great buy.
If you’re looking to enhance your training routine and take your performance to the next level, consider investing in a Rapsodo MLM2PRO from Worldwide Golf Shops. Check out our online store to see our industry-standard variety of all of the following:
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Trevor Cigich | Director of Retail Marketing | Worldwide Golf Shops
I’ve been at Worldwide Golf Shops for 6 years, and I’ve been playing golf for 23 years. I have played a few mini tour events but now compete occasionally at the amateur level– currently a +2.1 handicap. I am a bit of a tinkerer when it comes to golf and golf clubs. I enjoy testing all aspects of different products, utilizing various fitting systems and learning about all the different club shafts, club lengths, golf balls, and putter styles. Not just for my game, but to help customers of all calibers.
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