In 2017, FlightScope launched what would be a big splash in the world of portable launch monitors with the mevo. Three years later, they’re back with the mevo’s big brother. Despite being on the far edge of the show floor, their booth swarmed with attendees Wednesday morning when we visited, because everybody wanted to see the new unit.
If you’re unfamiliar with the PGA Merchandise Show floor setup, one side of the show floor, wall to wall, is dedicated to an indoor driving range, which they call the Equipment Test Center. While most companies had their primary booth out on the show floor and a secondary, smaller demo area in the Equipment Test Center, FlightScope’s entire setup was there. They had plenty of range slots to test their launch monitors, along with a simulator bay to show off the latest addition to the FlightScope family, the mevo+.
FlightScope initially teased the mevo+ a few weeks before the PGA Show. Leading up to the debut, more details emerged, though it wasn’t until the actual debut of the device that we learned everything. To begin with, it will track 16 data points:
- Angle of attack
- Apex height
- Ball speed
- Carry distance
- Clubhead speed
- Flight time
- Horizontal and vertical launch angles
- Lateral landing
- Roll and total distance
- Shot type
- Smash factor
- Spin axis
- Spin loft
- Spin rate
The mevo+ will work both indoors and outdoors. For indoor spaces, you will need a minimum of seven feet behind the ball and at least eight feet of ball flight. For outdoor spaces, you will need to place the unit between seven and nine feet behind the ball. An internal camera assists with the alignment of the mevo+ for maximum accuracy. Instead of connecting via Bluetooth, it will have an internal, dedicated WiFi hotspot to ensure a strong connection between it and your tablet or phone.
Unlike the original mevo, the mevo+ will do more than just track data points. Using TruGolf’s E6 simulator software, it will come with the ability to play five different full golf courses, mini-games and 17 different driving ranges. Besides full shots, it can also track putting so you will be able to play a full round of golf from a virtual tee box to green.
FlightScope’s founder and CEO Henri Johnson had this to say about the device:
The Mevo+ is a game-changer for serious golfers who want to create efficient and enjoyable practice sessions, as it provides incredibly useful performance information and next level entertainment features. Essentially, it combines the benefits of high-end launch monitors with the top attributes of simulators, for the best of both worlds.
The mevo+ is larger than its predecessor, though still small enough that it can fit in your golf bag. The mevo+ will work with FlightScope’s Golf app, the Skills app and the E6 Connect simulation app. No E6 membership will be required to use the included courses and driving ranges.
Launch: January 2020
FlightScope senior sales manager Alex Trujillo took some time to give us a quick rundown of the mevo+.1
To find out more or order one for yourself, you can visit their site: flightscopemevo.com.
My full-time job has always been in the IT world, but I’ve also spent the better part of a decade writing product reviews and helping cover large industry-only trade shows. It was only in the latter part of 2019 that I put two and two together and realized I should be doing the same thing for something I’ve loved my whole life — golf. This is the culmination of a hobby that started as a child, a hobby that turned into a passion as an adult, and finally a passion that turned into The Golden Ferret.