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The Swing Caddie SC200 PLUS adds the ability to measure practice swings to the popular SC200. Extremely easy to use. Outstanding accuracy for the price.
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For several years, the idea of a consumer-level launch monitor was a pipe dream. Now, it’s become one of the hottest segments of the golf market. With so many new contenders, Swing Caddie has updated one of their best-selling units, the SC200 [review of the original HERE]. I tested the SC200 PLUS to see how it compares in this newly competitive market.
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Set Up & Ease of Use
The original SC200 launch monitor was super easy to use: drop it four to five feet behind the ball, turn it on, and get to work. That hasn’t changed with the SC200 PLUS. Once you load in some batteries, the SC200 PLUS is good to go in seconds.
Thanks to the remote control, you don’t need to leave your hitting position once you set up the SC200 PLUS. The remote allows you to change modes, clubs, alter lofts, and switch between total and carry distance.
If you want to get more data on your game but don’t want to spend a lot of time fiddling with technology, the SC200 PLUS is exactly what you want.
For a launch monitor at this price, the first question is always, “Is it accurate?” The Swing Caddie SC200 PLUS is very impressive in terms of accuracy. Testing both indoors and outdoors, the SC200 PLUS was consistently in line with a Foresight GC2 that costs roughly 50 times as much. Like the SC300i, club and ball speed readings were within 1 MPH and launch angles were typically within 1.5 degrees.
For those debating between the SC200 PLUS and the SC300i [full review HERE], I’ll provide the key differences. The advantage of the SC200 PLUS is the ability to measure practice swings. What you sacrifice in not opting for the SC300i are several data points: Launch Angle, Apex, and Spin Rate, plus the ability to connect to the My Swing Caddie app. Also, the SC300i has a larger measurement range – 15-370 yards vs. 30-320 yards.
The ability to measure practice swings is a major plus (no pun intended) for those looking to gain swing speed. Whether you’re training with Super Speed [review HERE] or just swinging your own driver all-out, not knowing how much speed you’re creating is akin to lifting weights without knowing how much is on the bar.
As I wrote about the original SC200, I like this device for any golfer, but I love it for the player who hits most of their shots into a net. With the SC200 PLUS, you’ll get valuable feedback on the quality of each strike even when you can’t see the ball flight.
The Swing Caddie SC200 PLUS retails for $350. Plugged In Golf readers can get an exclusive price of $289 by clicking HERE.
I thought the original SC200 was a solid value, and the SC200 PLUS is even better. The price is the same but they’ve added the ability to measure practice swings. Whether you’re using it to train for speed, add precision to your practice, or both, this is a great tool.
If you’re looking to make your practice more meaningful through the addition of data, the Swing Caddie SC200 PLUS is a great way to start. This device couldn’t be easier to use, and it gives you the key metrics you need to better your ball striking. Adding the ability to track practice swings makes it even more impressive.