SOURCE: Rapsodo

The new device allows players to analyze their swings in real time to improve their golf game

St. Louis, MO, July 16, 2019Rapsodo, the creator and manufacturer of SkyTrak launch monitor, today announces the release of their newest golf product, the Mobile Launch Monitor (MLM). The device, which uses the same machine learning technology that helps all MLB teams track their pitching performance, is now available to help golfers track their shots like the pros.

The MLM gives players the ability to analyze their swing by monitoring distance, ball speed, launch angle and more. This portable monitor allows users to view these advanced and accurate data metrics directly on their iOS mobile device – simply download the Rapsodo MLM app, calibrate the chosen device, and choose how to hit: live video tracer with replay, stats, or GPS map. Next, place the connected smart phone or tablet in the MLM cradle looking down at the line of play and watch the monitor analyze the swing.

Users can connect with players around the world by sharing their shot reports via social media in real time, allowing for a competitive edge. This component also provides golfers more motivation to continue to improve and show off to their friends, peers and global competitors. 

Additional features of the MLM include:

  • Auto club recognition – no need to manually pick up a new club and adjust the settings; just wave whichever club you’re using in front of your phone camera 

  • Video swing playback including shot tracer technology 

  • GPS Satellite shot overlay

  • Bag mapping that stores your typical distances for every club in your bag

  • Story library – all your shots are collected to review stats over your lifetime

  • USB charging – 10-hour rechargeable battery 

  • Travel friendly – 5.3” long and 10.2 OZ in weight (travel case included)

“We’re excited to be able to leverage Rapsodo’s strengths in tracer technology and real time data to make training for the game of golf easier, more accessible, and fun,” said Batuhan Okur, founder and CEO of Rapsodo. “The Mobile Launch Monitor’s personalization and accuracy will enhance players’ skills and experience.”

The MLM is a continuation of Rapsodo’s mission to enhance player performance by providing data for players at all levels. Rapsodo, well known for their Hitting and Pitching Monitors for baseball and softball players, leads the portable data and analytics space by bringing the same machine learning technology back to golf. 

The MLM is now available for pre-orders and retails for $499.99 on Rapsodo’s website: https://rapsodo.com/golf/mlm

You can watch the MLM in action here: https://player.vimeo.com/video/344485261

About Rapsodo:

Rapsodo develops data-driven sports technologies designed to empower athletes and coaches to cost-effectively analyze and improve their game. Founded in 2010, the company developed the first affordable golf personal launch monitor, distributed in the USA under SkyTrak. The company continues to focus on delivering a variety of sport training and simulation technologies that allow users to better understand performance through reliable statistics. This ultimately translates into Rapsodo's motto of "Measure to Master." To learn more, visit Rapsodo.com.