Jump to content

TST Member Review - FlightScope Mevo

Note: This thread is 1235 days old. We appreciate that you found this thread instead of starting a new one, but if you plan to post here please make sure it's still relevant. If not, please start a new topic. Thank you!

Recommended Posts


Mevo Flightscope Review

Ratings (out of 5):
Quality: 5
Value: 5
Outdoor Effectiveness: 5
Indoor/Net Effectiveness: Not Reviewed
Usability: 5

Here is my review of the MEVO flightscope.  I wish the weather would have cooperated and I would’ve been able to take it on the course and do a little more testing with it.  But once we start playing again this year, I’ll post a second review as the golf season goes along. :beer:

My Review

As the East Team MVP—and the real winners of the NC, the Mevo was an awesome item to receive.  I had never been much into a launch monitor as I had only ever done a couple sessions with our pro on his trackman, which can be costly.  So what do you get for $499?

A lot actually.  This little gem packs a lot of information in such a small package.   You get club speed, ball speed, smash factor, launch angle, spin, carry yards, peak height, and flight time.  You get way more data from the trackman and other higher cost units, but for under $500, that’s a lot of data to play with.

Here is what you get. Everything but the file folder.  ;-)


Set Up, App and Use

I can’t say enough how easy it was to set up and use right away.  Even for an older computer challenged person like me.  Once I downloaded the app to my IPhone, set up an account with Mevo, positioned the unit and away I went.  

Using the Unit


Now when I used this I was outside, I did not affix the metallic dots to the balls and it didn’t seem to miss a beat.  I had a couple of shots that I hit terrible, that it didn’t pick up, but they were low burners or badly pulled and I wouldn’t expect much from that anyways nor do I want that data. 

On my first use with the MEVO, I set it to 4’ and hit some 7 irons and Drivers.  And I didn’t do anything with the Altitude either.  The 7-iron seemed to be close to my normal distance when I hit it well (maybe shows it going a little further).  The Driver, as Erik noted in the thread below, was higher than what my swing speed really is with my Driver.   

So finally, the weather cooperated and I finally got a chance to go out to the range and hit a few balls.  So based on Erik’s recommendation I set the MEVO approximately 7’ from where I was teeing it up.  And with it set at this distance, I seemed to get a swing speed and smash numbers closer to my actual swing (below).  I know it’s not 100% accurate, but close enough for a hack like me.  I’m really interested in seeing if I can use the MEVO to find the best combination of launch angle and spin rate to maximize my carry distance.   I used to hit low launched drives and I thought they were great, but after hitting a few of those yesterday and seeing the numbers from the MEVO (as well as where you could see then land), I’m really losing a lot of distance.  It is really remarkable.  Plus I’d really like to play around with hitting half wedge shots on the course to try and dial in my approach shots.  I play so much, I pretty much know my swing, but I still guess at times.   


And the lower launch profile.


Now I wish I was able to test this versus a Trackman and I've talked to our pro about doing a test, but he's been in Florida so it hasn't worked out.  But luckily one of my good friends was on the range and he practices with our pro using his Trackman at least once per week when the pro is in town.  So he pretty much knows his numbers and he was really impressed with the MEVO.  His swing speed and launch numbers were right in line with his Trackman Data.   

Now I didn’t play around with the recording my swing option.  Not really anything I was interested in at this time.  Maybe later I'll give it a whirl, probably about the same time as I take the time to do a My Swing thread. :whistle: 

There are a couple of data points that would be cool to have, side spin and AoA, but for under $500 the data you still get is really good.   


At the end of the day, for the price the MEVO packs a lot of great features at a price that isn’t outrageous.  It's not going to be 100% accurate but pretty darn close for what I want to use it for.   And I can't wait to play around with it more, especially on the course when I'm playing alone and see if I can use the data even more.  

Again, I can’t thank Erik and Mike enough for the opportunity to review this product and I can’t wait until the weather starts to get better so that I can use this a lot more.  

  • Like 3
  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Note: This thread is 1235 days old. We appreciate that you found this thread instead of starting a new one, but if you plan to post here please make sure it's still relevant. If not, please start a new topic. Thank you!

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Want to join this community?

    We'd love to have you!

    Sign Up
  • Support TST Affiliates

    TourStriker PlaneMate
    Golfer's Journal
    FlightScope Mevo
    Use the code "iacas" for 10% off Mevo and the code "iacasjun21" for 10% off SuperSpeed.
  • Posts

    • This course has 2 of those dog legs that suit me. I managed to get close to the green on both but this one was much better because you have trees that start about 30m from the tee box and you need to go over them. Smashed driver and didn’t hear a noise. There is no way to cut it off any further to the right only if you can hit it longer. Pitched to pin high and two putted for par though. 
    • 7 hours ago If Rahm holds on for the win, will he be the first Basque major winner?   No, Olazabal is from Hondarribia right across the water from France ,Rahm from nearby Bilbao .Seve was also from the north coast not sure if it’s classed as Basque .
    • Finally birdied #9. It was one of those "boring" birdies on a par 5; Pulled drive to right rough, good lay up to fairway 50 yards short of the green, 60° to 12' and a good putt to make it a nice 4.  Yes! 
    • I have struggled with my golf swing for a long time with over the top problem resulting in big slices, pulls, and inconsistent contacts. My handicap ranges from 18 to 21 and I have broken 90 less than 5 times in my life with a total of 10 years of golf. I have tried many changes and took instructions but the changes never stick. Like many amateurs sometimes I thought I have discovered the magic fix only to be disappointed later. I hope this is not the case. In the last month, I have experimented with Stack and Tilt and I found out that it allows me to have better contact with the ball and minimize the over the top problem. In my last two rounds, I have shot 14, and 10 over. In the last few months I also have a golf simulator which allowed me to practice almost daily. I don't know if the two low scores are the results of stack and tilt or the simulator or both. I find that it is easier to pivot on the left foot for both the full swing, pitching and chipping. With the full swing, stack and tilt method somehow allows my right elbow to be closer to my body and I turn and swing the club from the inside much better. I was hitting the driver 240 to 270 in the last two rounds. Before I used to hit the driver 220 to 240. I will play again in 2 weeks, it will be interesting if I can break 90 again. Has anyone else had similar success with stack and tilt?
  • Today's Birthdays

    1. alkaman
      (37 years old)
    2. magnolia
      (29 years old)
    3. masoshe21
      (25 years old)
    4. mp33man
      (35 years old)

  • Create New...

Important Information

Welcome to TST! Signing up is free, and you'll see fewer ads and can talk with fellow golf enthusiasts! By using TST, you agree to our Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy, and our Guidelines.

The popup will be closed in 10 seconds...