SkyTrak Launch Monitor: Everything About it!

SkyTrak is the most popular choice among golfers because of its top notch features and affordable price. 

However before you make any purchase decision regarding this golf launch monitor, there are certain things you need to know. 

Let’s walk you through the nitty-gritty of this golf launch monitor in this conclusive guide! 

With me!

SkyTrak Launch Monitor: Overview

Credit to SkyTrak

Wanna take your golf game to the next level? SkyTrak has got your back! 

Equipped with the new dual-doppler radar system and proprietary machine learning, this launch monitors measure precise club and ball data similar to high-end golf simulators. 

In addition, it uses photometric cameras to capture ball flight moments and provides instant feedback on every shot you play. 

SkyTrak offers enhanced game physics with live tracking technology to provide a real-like golfing experience. 

To double the fun, SkyTrak comes with simulation software support for E6 Connect and TGC 2019

You can enjoy a vast library of 100,000+ golf courses, many practice areas and play multiple fun games with your friends. 

Another cool thing about SkyTrak is its Game Improvement Plan.

Not only it allows skills assessment but you can also access practice randomizer and wedge matrix to track your performance.  

In terms of portability, SkyTrak offers a lot. 

You can use it for both indoor and outdoor sessions and easily carry it in a golf bag for tours. 

Watch this in-depth review from Scratch at 50 YouTube channel for more insight on SkyTrak Launch Monitor;

It’s worth the price! 

Prominent Features

  • New doppler radar technology
  • Proprietary machine learning algorithms
  • Precise club and ball data
  • Enhanced game physics with live tracking technology 
  • 100,000+ golf courses
  • Ultimate game improvement plan features
  • Can be used for outdoor sessions 

What’s In the Box?

  • SkyTrak launch monitor 
  • USB cable
  • Wall charger
  • Informational guides
  • SkyTrak basic software plan 

Source: SkyTrak

Setting Up SkyTrak Launch Monitor

Setting up SkyTrak is simple and easy. Let me walk you through the process in 5 easy steps. 

Step 1: Charger Your Device

Before setting up your SkyTrak with PC or tablet, make sure that it’s fully charged. 

To do so;

  • Find the charging port on the side of your SkyTrak launch monitor and connect the Micro-USB charging cable to it.
  • Look for the bottom LED light to turn yellow. This indicates that the unit is charging. 
  • Charge your SkyTrak for 4-6 hours
  • When the unit is fully charged, the bottom LED light will turn off signaling that it is ready to go!

Step 2: Register Your Device

To register your SkyTrak device;

  • Connect the device into network mode
  • Download the SkyTrak App to your PC/Tablet  
  • Once you have the app on your device, open it and sign-up. 
  • Go to “Profile Menu” > “About” > ”Register Device” > “Yes Register MY Device”
  • After that you’ll receive a confirmation on your screen. 
  • Select “Done” to complete the process and wait until all three LEDs on your device turn green. 

Step 3: Connect to PC/Table 

SkyTrak can be connect to PC/tablet in two different modes;

  1. Direct mode 
  2. Network mode  

For PC:

To connect you SkyTrak via Direct Mode; 

  • Click on the Wi-Fi icon on your PC 
  • Select SkyTrak and click connect

To connect your SkyTrak via Network Mode;  

  • Turn on the device connectivity on your PC
  • Enter the connections menu by clicking the central icon on the SkyTrak App dashboard
  • Click Network Mode
  • Provide your Wi-Fi network credentials
  • The SkyTrak will flash its lights in cycles before going all green
  • Once the lights are all green, you’re connected to the Network Mode

For Tablet/iPad:

To connect your SkyTrak via Direct Mode;

  • Click on the Wi-Fi icon on your tablet/iPad 
  • Select SkyTrak and click connect

To connect your SkyTrak via Network Mode;

  • Turn on the device connectivity on your tablet/iPad
  • Enter the connections menu
  • Click Network Mode
  • Provide your Wi-Fi network credentials
  • The SkyTrak will flash its lights in cycles before going all green
  • Once the lights are all green, you’re connected to the Network Mode

If you find any trouble, here’s a valuable read on SkyTrak connection problems & solutions.

Step 4: Connect to Projector/TV

SkyTrak has different ways to connect to a projector/TV based on whether you’re using an iPad or PC.

  • To connect from PC directly to projector/TV, simply use HDMI cable
  • To connect from iPad directly to projector/TV, use Lightning Digital AV adapter with HDMI cable 

Step 5: Alignment & Ball Placement

Lastly, align your SkyTrak and place the ball to enjoy your golf time!   

For proper alignment use laser distance of 12’’ and make sure that;

  • The launch monitor is leveled with the hitting surface 
  • It is placed parallel to the target

For ball placement, make sure to;

  • Place the ball where the red laser dot is pointing
  • Place the logo of golf ball towards the SkyTrak lens 

Measurable Data Points on SkyTrak

Credit to SkyTrak

Measurable Club Data

  • Club speed
  • Club path 
  • Club face to path
  • Club face angle
  • Smash factor

Measurable Ball Data

  • Ball speed
  • Side and back spin
  • Side and launch angle
  • Land angle/angle of descent
  • Flight time
  • Distance to apex
  • Carry, run, and total distance 

In addition to these metrics SkyTrak also lets you access some exclusive features including;

  • Skill Assessment
  • Bag mapping
  • Wedge metrix
  • Performance randomizer

Source: SkyTrak

Accuracy Analysis of SkyTrak

The accuracy of SkyTrak is said to be at par with professional grade simulators.

However, I’ll prefer to dive into a self-based accuracy analysis to check whether it’s the truth or just a hype! 

But first, watch this YouTube video by Carl’s Place as reference;  

SkyTrak beats the test! 

As it’s evident in the video, SkyTrak’s accuracy may not beat top-of-the-line simulators like Full Swing 2.0 but it’s close. 

Comparing the SkyTrak results with on-course results, I didn’t find much difference in metrics. 

The data points recorded for pitching wedge, irons and drivers on both sides (SkyTrak and On-Course) were close. 

Coming towards gameplay, it was smooth and lag free. 

Overall, it’s a great device and there’s nothing to stop you from buying it regarding its accuracy. 

Compatible Softwares with SkyTrak 

SkyTrak delivers the most because of its compatibility with the industry leading golf simulator softwares E6 Connect and TGC 2019. 

Let’s have a brief one-by-one look on them:

1. E6 Connect Simulation Software

Credit to E6 Golf

Paired with the most modern golf simulation software E6 connect, the SkyTrak delivers ultimate performance in ultrarealistic 4K visuals that’s more than enough to satisfy your hunger for virtual golf.

The Package Includes:

  • 27 famous golf courses (90+ in expanded subscription)
  • 17 practice areas 
  • Putting and chipping areas 
  • Mini-games
  • Practice modes (like stroke play and best ball)
  • Online play

Watch this YouTube video by Bdoz Golf for a real-time experience of SkyTrak working with E6 Connect software; 

Fantastic gameplay!

2. TGC 2019 Simulation Software

Source: The Golf Club 2019

With over 170,000 golf courses and the ability to customize or design new courses, TGC 2019 is the favorite choice of golfers who are always looking for something new. 

In addition, it has great graphics and multiple game modes to give you a full-fledged golfing experience. 

Here’s a short YouTube video by Dream Golf showing the integration of SkyTrak with TGC 2019:

Great game physics and graphics! 

The Package Includes:

  • TGC library of over 170,000 courses
  • Range, chipping, or putting practice
  • Live worldwide tournaments
  • Online play

Cost Analysis of SkyTrak

After discussing everything about the SkyTrak, now is the time to find out whether this $3000 launch monitor is with your money or not. 

Based on its quality, accuracy, compatibility, software support and portability, this amount is quite reasonable however things aren’t that simple here!

For this price, you’ll only get the launch monitor which means you’ve to consider extra costs for enclosure, hitting mat and PC. 

You can also go for a DIY simulator enclosure which saves a considerable amount of money compared to SkyTrak simulator package which costs around $10000. 

Both ways, it’s gonna cost you more than 3000$. 

Still, I’d say it is worth every penny because it has got everything a golfer needs for both fun and game improvement. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What technology does SkyTrak use?

Skytrak uses dual doppler radar in combination with photometric camera technology to detect ball flight.

Is SkyTrak good for outdoor use?

Yes, SkyTrak is good for both indoor and outdoor use.

What type of USB does SkyTrak use?

SkyTrak uses full-USB to micro-USB cable to connect to PC or iPad. 

Conclusion: SkyTrak Launch Monitor Review

From all the information I have laid down in this article, I can safely conclude that the SkyTrak launch monitor is popular on point. 

It’s affordable and it nails the basics! 

Besides the fact that you’ll only get the launch monitor for the price you’re paying, it’s still cheap compared to a $50,000 golf simulator setup with almost the same performance and features. 

If I were to buy a golf launch monitor under $5000, I’d definitely consider SkyTrak.  

Happy golfing!

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