PRGR Launch Monitor Review

PRGR Launch Monitor Review

By Paul Liberatore

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Time to read 3 min

Personal launch monitors have moved beyond PGA Tour ranges and into the consumer category. Affordable options, like the PRGR Black launch monitor, are now almost as accurate as monitors that cost beyond $20,000. 


The PRGR Black launch monitor specifically offers golfers a tool to monitor their golf balls flight distances in a pocket-sized device. The PRGR Black monitor also pairs well with swing speed training systems like the SuperSpeed sticks to allow golfers to track their training progress. This review outlines the best attributes of the PRGR Black launch monitor and compares its performance to other personal monitor options.

Key Features

The PRGR Black monitor uses doppler technology to track the speed of golf clubs and distances produced.

The PRGR provides club head speed and flight distances of golf balls.

The PRGR can also be used for baseball.

Design and Technology

The PRGR launch monitor uses doppler radar to track the speed of golf clubs and golf balls as they are in flight. Results can be seen on an LCD screen. The PRGR is battery powered for portability. The PRGR can also keep track of up to 500 shots so you can compare your results over time. 


PROS

  • The PRGR is the most cost effect monitor for tracking simple swing speeds and golf ball distances.
  • The PRGR is incredibly compact and portable.
  • The PRGR can be used anywhere both indoors and outside.

CONS

  • The PRGR does not accurately track golf ball flights when compared to more expensive units.
  • The PRGR screen can be difficult to see in some lighting scenarios.
  • The PRGR provides limited measurements for players trying to use it as a golf ball flight analyzer.

Our Experience

The PRGR makes a great tool for monitoring things like swing speed, especially during swing training exercises. I used the PRGR alongside my SuperSpeed training system to see how I was progressing every other day. I found the PRGR to be consistent and highly accurate when compared to more expensive units in terms of swing speed measurements. The PRGR can also be used to track golf ball distances however the accuracy seems to suffer when compared to more robust units.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can the PRGR Black Pocket Launch Monitor Be Used Indoors as Well as Outdoors?

Yes, the PRGR Black Pocket Launch Monitor can be used indoors as well as outdoors. I’ve found its accuracy to be consistent in both settings, making it a versatile tool for improving my game year-round.

Is the PRGR Black Pocket Launch Monitor Compatible With All Types of Golf Clubs, Including Drivers and Irons?

Yes, the PRGR Black Pocket Launch Monitor is compatible with all types of golf clubs, including drivers and irons. It can also be used on putting greens. I’ve found it to be accurate and helpful for tracking progress.

How Long Does the Battery of the PRGR Black Pocket Launch Monitor Last Before Needing to Be Replaced?

I’ll tell you, that battery life on the PRGR Black Pocket Launch Monitor is insane! It lasts for ages before needing a replacement. I mean, I’ve used it for weeks, and it’s still going strong.

Does the PRGR Black Pocket Launch Monitor Have Any Additional Features or Modes for Advanced Swing Analysis?

Yes, the PRGR Black Pocket Launch Monitor offers additional features and modes for advanced swing analysis. It provides in-depth performance metrics, allowing for a detailed understanding of swing dynamics and enhancing the ability to improve technique.

Are There Any Specific Maintenance or Care Instructions for the PRGR Black Pocket Launch Monitor to Ensure Its Longevity and Accuracy?

To maintain accuracy and longevity, I recommend using the PRGR Black Pocket Launch Monitor indoors to protect it from weather. Clean the unit with a soft, dry cloth. For club compatibility, ensure proper alignment and avoid hitting the monitor directly.

Conclusion

The PRGR Black launch monitor provides an affordable alternative for golfers looking to track their swing speed and golf ball distances. The PRGR also enables players to hit golf balls and distance gap their clubs for more accuracy on the course in select situations. The PRGR is most effective when combined with swing speed training systems, like SuperSpeed golf, for golfers to monitor how they are progressing. Golfers looking for indoor and outdoor options for their off season work should make the PRGR monitor a part of their training.

Paul Liberatore

Paul Liberatore

As the Founder of Golfers Authority Paul Liberatore Esq. has spent the last 7+ years writing about the best golf equipment or instruction from the top golf instructors in the world. He has been a contributing writer for Sports Illustrated Golf and GolfWRX. After graduating with honors from Purdue University, he realized that he had a passion for the golf business and the law. When he's not practicing law, or creating golf content on YouTube, he can be found on his syndicated Behind the Golf Brand podcast talking with the most prolific leaders in the golf industry. 

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