SkyTrack Golf Launch Monitor
SkyTrak is designed with the golf consumer in mind. As a personal launch monitor, SkyTrak enables you to have your own practice range, hit at simulated targets, play challenges, participate in games and enjoy your practice time much more than ever before.
The most important difference in SkyTrak is its revolutionary technology to provide the accuracy and reliability of a commercial quality system, at a fraction of the price.
What is SkyTrak?
The SkyTrak Personal Launch Monitor is a complete Practice, Play and Entertainment System designed for golfer’s use at home or away from the course. At its core, SkyTrak is powered by a revolutionary breakthrough in launch monitor technology that provides commercial accuracy and reliability in measuring ball flight data, but at a consumer affordable price.
What is launch monitor technology and is it new?
Technology powering expensive commercial launch monitor systems has been around the professional golf community for years. The primary purpose of a launch monitor is to measure the behavior of the golf ball upon impact and provide immediate feedback for use in club fitting, instruction and golf simulation. The systems that perform this function well and provide reliable information are very expensive and can cost as much as $25,000. While there are a few products in the market that cost around $500, those do not capture all the information needed to provide a true simulation of your actual ball flight and results.
How is SkyTrak different from other launch monitors?
Well let’s start with the two main types of ball tracking systems used commercially — Doppler and Photometric.
Both types of commercial systems are very good, yet they use two very different methods to achieve their results. To put it very simply – A Doppler system, as you may envision radar working, tracks how your ball flies and where it lands, and then calculates why it went there. On the other hand, a Photometric system measures what the ball is doing immediately after impact with high speed cameras, and then calculates or project it’s flight path and distance using very sophisticated algorithms.
Which technology is better, Doppler or Photometric?
Both designs have their strengths, but for consumer use, we believe Photometric systems are more versatile allowing for use both indoor and outdoor, plus they require less space. As far as performance, both types provide quality results and overall accuracy. Using a Doppler system indoors, however, is often problematic because to obtain accurate information, a larger space must be used to allow enough ball flight before the ball impacts a net or screen. This is an important distinction and critical to the question of accuracy and reliability of the data you see on your screen. But, in summary, if space and budget are not considerations, either of these commercial alternatives produce highly accurate and reliable results. This accuracy and reliability comes at a very expensive price, however.
WHAT DO I NEED TO PLAY?
Setup your SkyTrak hitting area, download the iOS application and you’ll be linked to WGT courses, tournaments and more.
WGT GOLF MOBILE
Just download the free WGT Golf Mobile iOS application and login with a new or existing WGT account.
Choose the subscription that provides the right level of game play experience for your needs.
SkyTrak requires 3D graphics support. The following passed compatibility testing:
- iPad Air
- iPad Air 2
- iPad Mini 2 (with Retina Display)
- iPad Mini 3
- iPad Mini 4
- iPad Pro
Your current laptop will also work if it is equipped with Windows 8 or later version.