Over the past year the blog has identified some of the issues with using the two most popular radar launch monitors on the market, Trackman and the FlightScope X2. Now there is a growing new player into the game, Foresight Sports.
Foresight makes different launch monitors based on what is trying to be accomplished. However, the HMT (head measurement technology) is being touted as the best for measuring impact data. However, the HMT model does NOT measure ball flight data.
Here's an overview of the HMT model:
What I find interesting is the HMT's factors in what Trackman and FlightScope fail to measure/calculate...where the ball is struck on the face. Furthermore, I think it would be a terrific fitting tool as it determines what the lie angle of the club is like at impact.
I have used some of the other Foresight products and they were fairly easy to use off of grass. At the demo day for the PGA Merchandise Show, Foresight has their launch monitors virtually everywhere for anybody to use.
From what I've been told, an HMT unit by itself retails for $5,000 which is a much more affordable option than a Trackman or FlightScope X2.
It's something I will look to examine more in the future.