The $4,500 Rapsodo is an 111⁄2-pound unit that looks like somebody left a slightly open pizza box 20 feet in front of home plate. It provides instant data on at least 10 different pitch metrics so that a pitcher, as its website touts, can “design your perfect pitch.”
What does a Rapsodo do?
Rapsodo uses the inverse method of Trackman to track baseballs; it measures the spin rate and axis directly of the thrown baseball and derives movement and trajectory from that. Since Rapsodo does not capture the entire flight of the ball, working the trajectory backwards can cause errors.
Is the Rapsodo MLM worth it?
The Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor is an excellent release. Its accuracy and app design are very impressive. I don’t love that it needs a phone to measure shots, but it’s a tradeoff to get more accurate data. But for $500 (or a bit less), you can’t get it all!
Does Rapsodo work indoors?
Introducing Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor (MLM) NET for Indoor and Outdoor Use. We are excited to announce that the indoor/outdoor net feature is now available on the Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor (MLM) App for select iPhones and iPads. MLM NET can be used when hitting into a net, both indoors and outdoors!
Can you play courses on Rapsodo?
The Rapsodo R Motion allows you to play at virtual courses that have been modeled very closely after some of the most prestigious courses in the world.
Does Rapsodo show shot shape?
Similar to what you typically see on PGA TOUR coverage, it displays ball flight and shot shape in well-defined detail. Combining the active tracer with a video playback of each swing using the iPhone camera and Rapsodo app is what separates it from the likes of FlightScope Mevo, Swing Caddie SC300 and ES14.
Can you use foam balls with Rapsodo?
If you plan to use a net with the Rapsodo MLM, I strongly recommend hitting real golf balls instead of foam or plastic balls. This is because foam and plastic balls behave differently off the club face which will skew the ball data. For net sessions, you’ll need a solid hitting mat and net.
Do you need wifi to use Rapsodo?
Do you have to have connection to the internet to use this device? Answer: You need internet to set up an account. It also uses Bluetooth for location and imagery.
Can you use Rapsodo on iPhone?
iPad and iPhone only.
Rapsodo has harnessed the power of your iPhone or iPad and combined it with our professional grade machine learning to create an award-winning mobile launch monitor.
Does Rapsodo measure swing speed?
Using the Rapsodo Launch Monitor
Under normal practice conditions, you’ll hit a ball, turn around, and it will tell you those three metrics: distance, ball speed, and clubhead speed, while also replaying the video of your swing with a shot tracer added.
Does Rapsodo work with super speed?
Using tools like SuperSpeed and feedback from the Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor can remove your speed governor and maximizing your training intent.
Can you use an iPad with Rapsodo?
All Rapsodo apps will be compatible with any iPad with an iOS of 12 or better.