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Rapsodo’s Mobile Launch Monitor helps average golfers track shots like a pro

Rapsodo has released a new product for golfers called the Mobile Launch Monitor (MLM). The device wants to help transform your game by analysing swings and shots like the pros. The company says they’ve adopted to golf the same machine learning technology that helps Major League Baseball teams track their pitching performance.

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To use MLM simply download the accompanying smartphone app, calibrate the device, and choose between the live video tracer with replay, stats or GPS map mode. Then, place the smartphone or tablet in the MLM cradle looking down at the line of play.

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Rapsodo says MLM spits out metrics with professional level accuracy. This includes info on distance, ball speed, club head speed, smash factor, launch angle and launch direction.

The app allows you to watch video replies of each shot overlaid with metrics. This includes an active tracer to analyse the ball flight. The gizmo also taps into your phone’s GPS, to show where all of your shots land on the actual course or range.

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Auto club recognition means there’s no need to let the app know which club you are using. Simply wave the club in front of your phone camera. You can then use the app to visualise the ball flight for each club on a distance map and access typical distances for every club in your bag. This will help you know which type of club to choose for each shot on the course.

Measuring just 5.3 inches in length and 10.2 ounces in weight MLM is very travel friendly. You can store it in the accompanying storage case.

Battery life is also good. The 10 hour USB rechargeable battery should be enough for even the longest of practice sessions.

“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 $499.99 MLM is now available for pre-order on Rapsodo’s website. Delivery is slated for August 15th.

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