Rapsodo Golf Mobile Launch Monitor (MLM) Review

Rapsodo Golf Mobile Launch Monitor (MLM) Review

By Paul Liberatore

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Time to read 5 min

One of the fastest growing sectors in the sport of golf is launch monitor technology. Being able to hit golf shots while gaining valuable insights of your  swing  and what your  golf ball  is doing can be extremely valuable to golfers looking to improve their game. 


Rapsodo Golf believes they have created one of the best tools to analyze your golf shots on the go with convenience and affordability with the Mobile Launch Monitor, or MLM. Reliable data and integrated shot tracking software lets you know exactly what your golf ball is doing on the range and on the course.

Key Features

The Mobile Launch Monitor leverages the power of your iPhone or iPad to track each shot in real-time to give players instant distance, launch angle, and ball speed data.

Shot tracer features also allow golfers to turn each of their shots into a video for their review or social sharing.

The MLM is extremely portable and takes only seconds to set up either on the range or on the course. 

Design and Technology

Rapsodo’s Mobile Launch Monitor provides golfers an easy way to record and track their progress on the range and course or compete with their friends in closest to the pin or  long drive  challenges. Each shot recorded provides golfers with data that includes ball speeds, carry distances, smash factor, launch angle, and launch direction. Each shot is also recorded with a shot tracer to allow golfer to analyze the curve of their shots and share their performances on social media platforms.

One of the most cost-effective personal launch monitors available, the MLM fits securely in its carry case and clips on your bag much like a laser rangefinder. One of the most exciting parts of the MLM is its ability to leverage the processing power of Apple’s iOS technology to expand its capabilities and give golfer ongoing performance improvements even after they have bought their device. For the money, it will be hard to argue that the majority of golfers will not improve their game quickly by using this unique launch monitor.


PROS

  • Uses smart device cameras and operating systems to give players ball speeds, carry distances, launch angles, shot direction, and smash factors.
  • Easily attaches to your golf bag in its carry case and can be used on the range or during play to track shots.
  • Can be used both indoors and outdoors.

CONS

  • The Mobile Launch Monitor does not currently provide enough shot and club information to make it a viable club fitting launch monitor.
  • The price point may be a little out of reach of some golfers, while still less than their competitors
  • Because your phone or tablet is linked to run the MLM, your device’s battery will diminish and the device may become hot during use, especially in the summer months.

Our Experience

Being able to get data in real-time that can be used for club comparisons or performance tracking is becoming an essential component to playing golf at the highest level. During testing, not only did the MLM provide useful data for my club and shaft options, but the shot tracer features allow me to measure significantly more parameters than other comparable launch monitors. 


The MLM is easy to clip on my golf bag and take with me during all of my testing and practice sessions and even capture some on-course shots as I evaluate equipment or catch a round with my friends. Without question, the Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor is the best launch monitor we have tested in its price range and is uniquely positioned to continue to improve with the ability to upgrade its performance via software innovation and updates.


The MLM is perfect for golfers that want to know exactly how far each of their clubs travels during practice and play. The shot trace feature is excellent for players that want to learn their shot shape patterns with various clubs or test clubs they are thinking about putting in their bag. The social sharing component of the MLM allows you to challenge your friends to games across different courses and even when you cannot get to the course together. I personally see the MLM as being a great tool for aspiring golfers or competitive players to analyze their own game, build a complete golf club set, and create more efficient practice routines.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can the Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor Be Used With Android Devices?

No, the Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor can’t be used with Android devices. It’s only compatible with iOS, requiring an iPhone or iPad. While it’s a game-changing tool for golfers, it’s limited to iOS for now.

How Does the Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor Integrate With GPS Satellite View for Outdoor Use?

Integrating GPS satellite view, the Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor provides precise performance data for outdoor use. Its compatibility is solely with iOS devices. The monitor’s quick setup and instant feedback enhance my mastery of golf.

What Is the Level of Accuracy and Precision of the Measurements Provided by the Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor?

The Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor delivers exceptional accuracy and precision in measuring key metrics for golf swings. It provides data-backed distance and accuracy measurements, shot dispersion, and shot tracking, empowering players to improve their game.

What Are the Compact Product Dimensions of the Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor and How Does It Compare to Similar Products on the Market?

The Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor has compact dimensions, making it easy to carry and set up. When compared to similar products on the market, it offers a high level of accuracy and precision measurement, providing valuable insights for improving my golf game.

Are There Any Additional Features or Accessories That Come With the Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor That Enhance Its Usability and Functionality?

Enhanced features and usability accessories make the Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor a game-changer for my golf game. The quick setup and immediate feedback have improved my accuracy and distance measurements, making it a must-have for any golfer.

Conclusion

While personal launch monitors still have some ground to make up on the TrackMan systems you will see lining the range at Tour events, the Rapsodo MLM is the best positioned portable launch monitor to do so. By positioning the processing capability of iPhones and tablets, the MLM is evolutionary and can become even more powerful without costing the user additional money. 


As more data is made available within the MLM operating system, I believe that this will become the go-to personal launch monitor for the avid golfer. Social players or content creators may also gain a unique advantage by using the Rapsodo MLM to acquire information about their game and share their ideas and posts seamlessly from all their favorite devices.

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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