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Value of the Foresight GC3

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  • GungHoGolf
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    The Mevo+ is pretty accurate with spin axis and ball curvature indoors - sometimes misses a little on magnitude of curve, but rarely misses the direction. Far better than the R10. And will soon get even more accurate with their coming Fusion Tracking feature.

  • aussiebenny
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    Jnc10 - I agree on putting now also. Just the repetition alone of putting in the sim will make you putt better outside due to constant muscle memory of making a putting stroke. Oh, and I also just got my Mevo+ to accurately work with my putting today. (at least distance wise for now, as my current mat setup isn't flat/smooth enough for directional control) I'll be posting about it soon with a video also. So I now also agree that it's pretty cool. I better upgrade my putting surface to use with the Mevo+ asap!

  • Jnc10
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    The Mevo+ is very good for the price but it cannot really compete with the camera based system indoors. It depends on how accurate you really want to be. Mid- high handicappers may not notice a difference, single handicappers will.

    As far as sim putting being overrated I disagree. I have become a much better putter outdoors since I bought my sim 13 months ago. Data such as push/pull and degrees offline are valuable to gte your stroke to as close to zero degrees as possible. Th only ones who think sim putting is overrated are those that cannot putt accurately with the LM they own.

  • leftyboy
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    Thanks GungHoGolf. You seem to have a great deal of comparison experience can you share your thoughts on the following? I am worried that even the the nicer radar units like the Mevo+ are going to be fairly inaccurate when it comes to side spin and therefore shot-shape and horizontal accuracy downrange. I wouldn't want to work on dialing in draws and fades with mid range irons onto a green if the accuracy is + or - 30/40 yards left to right. I know devices like the Garmin R10 really seem to struggle with this and I thought even the nicer radar units did as well. I would hope the Mevo+ is in a different league but for some reason I thought it had similar struggles. Any thoughts?

  • aussiebenny
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    btw, recently I've been chipping more with the Mevo+ in TGC 2019 chipping range. 8 feet from the unit, and 9 feet to the net. I have near 100% success with every shot down to about 5 yards. (about 2 yards of flight and 3 yards roll) One thing to note is that there is a noticeably longer shot delay with very short chip shots, but it does register and reflect quite accurately in TGC. (at least an extra 1 second comapred to full shots) Only thing it is bad at is putting for sure. But yeah, I feel putting is overrated for sims as it just doesn't feel realistic due to the (ball/screen) parallax effect regardless of what LM you use. Putting "practice" is better done outside a sim imo. (but in saying that, I still want the EYEXO for seamless simulation "gameplay" down to 1 foot gimmes)

  • GungHoGolf
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    leftyboy - we test the Mevo+ up against the GC Quad, EYE XO, and TrackMan 4 regularly in our indoor demo/testing studio, and for full shots, the Mevo+ rarely disappoints with accuracy. It's only weaknesses at the price point are with very short chipping and short putting, which radar units struggle with in general (the TrackMan 4 does a little better job, since it has an HD camera assisting on the reads, but still has 8 ft gimmes as the shortest default - and it's 10X the price of the Mevo+). If putting and very short chipping reads are important to you, get a camera based system. For example, the Uneekor EYE XO will read a 10-inch putt accurately.

  • leftyboy
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    I'm by no means a pro. I've only recently started tracking scores and shots so I only have an approximate handicap of 13.2 after 6 rounds. I'm playing so much more consistently since I've started trying to track my average distances per club and using a range finder and playing within myself (as much as possible... it's hard to turn off Tiger vision sometimes). I do really like to price point of the Mevo+. I just don't want to end up regretting accuracy after I spend $3k ($2k for the device + $1k TGC 2019). Having nearly unlimited courses is certainly ideal though.

  • aussiebenny
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    Ah cool. I'll reply there.

  • leftyboy
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    Thanks so much for your feedback and I really appreciate your experience with the Mevo+. It has been a strong contender for my setup but as you point out I am concerned with the space needed to be effective. My garage setup will potentially have under just under 20 feet (wall to wall) if I hit from side to side or less than 20 feet if I hit from the garage door towards the back because of tools storage/workbench and a really large overhead storage shelf (that I may have cut back some anyway but it will still be taking up significant space).

    Here is my first post that outlines some of my potential setup: https://golfsimulatorforum.com/forum...arage-location.

  • leftyboy
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    Thanks so much for your feedback. I can see myself playing with friends but most likely it would be be local sharing my setup because they won't have their own. Thanks for sharing your setup and experience with that as well. EYEXO seems like a cool piece of tech.

  • aussiebenny
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    How long would your garage be from mevo unit to the net? (assuming the net will be at least a foot off the wall, and also the mevo+ unit being few inches from the wall) If that is well over 15 feet, and if you'll have no metal wall / garage door right behind the net, then Mevo+ will be perfectly fine if budget is of major concern. Mevo+ accuracy is good enough indoors to make you a better player no matter what unless you are tour pro level already. (but if so, even GC3 is not good enough anyways) I use my mevo every single day in my garage (total 17 feet long from net to mevo+) and have no issues from wedge to driver. (my 3 wood ball speed is 160mph) It completely changed my long game after just 6 weeks of ownership. (and tbh, it is NOT due to knowing my "club & ball data" but more due to its addictiveness to make me hit hundreds of balls every day (this is key), while just knowing each shot's shape and distance/dispersion.)

    As for GC3 (outright of $7k), I think it's a fine unit. For 5k more than Mevo+, you will get a more versatile LM that can be used in tighter spaces length wise that cannot cater a radar unit, along with FSX Play which looks to be quite a nice piece of software, and comes with at least 10 bundled courses. Personally, I'm reserved due to its uncertainty in TGC 2019 support right now. But yeah, my next indoor simulation upgrade from Mevo+ would be the EYEXO most likely. and I'll be keeping the Mevo+ for outdoor use and as backup.

    I think GC3 will hold its value well for at least next few years. After 5 years? Who knows. Uneekor is said to be working on a portable unit, and seems there are also others in the works as well and I expect them to all come out within the next 2-3 years. But yeah, GC3 is using proven tech from a proven brand so I assume it'll still hold its value well.

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  • preludesam
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    I would bet the value will be similar at both the two-year and five-year mark. Much like the GCQuad, I think you would get around 70% of the retail price with a private party sale. If you are willing to spend the cash Foresight is the standard for accuracy. If you do not want to play with friends and just want to practice and tune your game and you want the most accurate LM possible then get a GC3 or a GCQuad. I couldn't stomach the price of the Quad and being locked into proprietary software was a deal-breaker for me. I went with an EYEXO and sometimes I daydream about bringing an LM to the range...

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  • leftyboy
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    Value of the Foresight GC3

    Ok, I know I am probably opening up a can of worms with this one and most of what is said is likely to be opinion.

    I would like some respectful feedback on the short-term (1 to 2 years) and long term (4 to 5+ years) value the Foresight GC3 will have. The potential resell value down the road may help me decide what is right for my setup since I will feel like I'm hedging my bets a bit.

    I am looking to build my first simulator and prefer the idea of a high accuracy setup to really work on detail shot practice, swing/shot analysis, as well as some simulation play. I am concerned something like the Mevo+ will not be accurate enough in my short setup within a 2-car garage (or honestly any indoor setup).

    Thoughts? Thanks ahead of time for your opinions on this.
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