The 6 Best Golf Analyzers of 2023

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Best Golf Analyzers

TripSavvy / Chloe Jeong

Whether playing the top golf resorts in Europe or the Caribbean, golfers aim to take strokes off their games. Shaving strokes doesn't come easily. Golf analyzers help enthusiasts perfect their swings, strategize, and drop their scores dramatically. With these aids, golfers can also practice more efficiently and improve quickly. We've weighed these devices' technology, ease of use, price, and portability so you'll have a grip on the best tools.

Best Overall

Arccos Golf Caddie Smart Sensors 3rd Generation

Arccos Golf Caddie Smart Sensors 3rd Generation


What We Like
  • Weightless sensors

  • Smartphone app

  • Included rangefinder

What We Don't Like
  • Requires app subscription after first year

Before you hit up the top courses in the world, make your game better, faster, and stronger with the latest generation of the Arccos Caddie. Topping golf magazine editors’ must-have lists since its creation in 2016, this system only gets better over time. The near-weightless sensors attach to each of your 14 clubs and, once paired, automatically send data to an accompanying smartphone app. Using AI, the system tracks and provides insights about every aspect of your game. For example, it tracks the distances you can achieve with every club. Additional groupings like chipping and putting help enthusiasts see their games holistically.

The kit includes a GPS rangefinder that makes real-time adjustments to account for conditions such as wind, temperature, and humidity. The “caddie” element comes into play when the system hints at trouble spots you can improve and coaches you through obstacles, such as sand, based on how you approach the game. With Swiss Army Knife—like utility, the Arccos Caddie will become your constant companion on the course and driving range.

Price at time of publication: $180

Best Budget

SelfieGOLF Record Golf Swing

SelfieGOLF Record Golf Swing


What We Like
  • Price

  • Sturdy

What We Don't Like
  • No metrics or feedback

If you’re splurging on a golf vacation to a hotspot like Scottsdale, this budget-friendly analyzer is a great device to bring with you. The SelfieGOLF is a specialized selfie stick. Click in your smartphone and position this device to record every aspect of your swing—from the all-important angle of your wrist to the position of your feet. Golfers can set up the system quickly. It’s also fairly sturdy, so it will still help you capture footage of your swing even in less-than-perfect conditions. You’ll have to watch the footage and make your own observations on how to improve; however, compared to other systems available, the price for this solution makes it a budget standout.

Price at time of publication: $34

Best for Beginners

Blast Motion Golf Swing and Stroke Analyzer

Blast Golf - Swing and Stroke Analyzer (Sensor)


What We Like
  • Feedback on all aspects of game

  • Video footage of your swing

  • Includes training drills

What We Don't Like
  • No included rangefinder

Before you hit up beginner courses, practice your game with this training system. Most swing analyzers focus on full swings; however, this system also gives you feedback on your short game, chipping, and putting. The Blast Golf Swing Trainer provides a complete picture of your game. Like other golf analyzers on our list, this one uses lightweight sensors that attach to your clubs and capture swing metrics, such as swing speed, backswing time, and power. Smart Video Technology captures footage of each of your swings—and lets you watch them in slow motion later for further analysis.

The accompanying app includes a training center, which supplies tips and drills to improve every aspect of the game. However, this system doesn’t have range-finding capabilities. Reviewers attested that this system helped them improve trouble spots in their games, particularly putting.

Price at time of publication: $149

Best for Indoor Use

SmartGolf AI Club

SmartGolf AI Club


What We Like
  • Real-time swing simulation

  • Detailed data about your swing

What We Don't Like
  • Users have expressed frustration with the app crashing

If you want to improve your game from home between rounds, the SmartGolf AI Swing Trainer and Smart Club is an excellent choice because it's ideal for indoor use. No need to reach for your own set of clubs—the included smart club has adjustable head weight, extendable club length, a leather strap, and a smart LED headlight to indicate swing status. As you're swinging, you can watch your real-time movement via a 3-D avatar on your device (Android, iOS, or a TV) through the app; you're also provided with feedback and statistics, such as speed, smash factor, distance, spin loft, and more.

Best Statistics

Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor

Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor


What We Like
  • Easy setup and use

  • Provides lots of detailed data about your swing

What We Don't Like
  • It's pricey

  • Not yet compatible with Android devices

The Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor excels in providing immediate data and feedback in a variety of categories, including shot distance, ball speed, club speed, shot shape, smash factor, launch angle, and launch direction. To see all this data about your game, you can connect it to your iPhone or iPad for immediate feedback and watch an instant video replay. Plus, this option allows you to improve your game almost anywhere—you can use it outside on the course or driving range, with a net, or indoors if you have the space. It's a splurge, but if you're serious about perfecting your style and love using data to inform your practice, this is the golf analyzer to buy.

Price at time of publication: $500

Best for Portability

PlayBetter Swing Caddie SC200 Plus+

Swing Caddie SC200 Plus+


What We Like
  • Separate monitor

  • Hands-free, voice mode

  • Calibrates with Dopplar Radar Technology

What We Don't Like
  • Some players will see having a separate monitor as a drawback

Go phone-free on the course with this portable launch monitor. The simultaneous display illuminates all your key stats in one place, including swing speed, ball speed, carry distance, and smash factor. Or you can put it in voice-output mode, and the monitor will announce your stats. The system also incorporates Doppler Radar Technology to calibrate for atmospheric pressure. This ensures your metrics are precise every time. The newest edition includes a practice swing mode that enables golfers to work their swings and get the associated data without hitting a ball. So, this kit is portable not only on the course but wherever you want to practice, even if you don’t have a driving range or hitting net available. 

Price at time of publication: $365

TripSavvy's Picks

The Arccos Caddie Smart Sensors are the best choice—they're weightless, attach to your existing clubs (no need to use a new or different club), and provide data and insights about your game. Sturdy and affordable, the SelfieGOLF Record Golf Swing captures your swing from start to finish.

What to Look for in a Golf Analyzer


More features and greater accuracy equate to a steeper price, says golf pro Dale Abraham, director of golf instruction at Bighorn Golf Club in Palm Desert, California. You can get a budget analyzer if you’re a beginner only interested in tracking distance. The price will increase if you’re looking for more specific metrics—the more accurate the tracker, the greater the price.

Data Type

Beginning golfers may focus on the basics, such as perfecting their putting grip, and not need a tracker. Avid and elite golfers will want to invest in analyzers with deep data, such as path data and the angle of attack with the club face.

Ease of Use

Of course, "ease of use" depends on the user. But you should consider factors that work best for you, such as a smartphone app versus a separate monitor, how often you'll use it and where (at home or on the course), etc.

Frequently Asked Questions
  • How do golf analyzers work?

    Golf analyzers track your swing and the results you get from drives, puts, and chip shots. They provide insights such as swing speed, smash factor (the force you hit the ball with), distance, ball speed, and other information.

  • Why are golf analyzers helpful?

    “They are the MRI of the golf swing,” says Abraham. “They tell you why the ball is doing what it’s doing. They help people know their carry distances, which most amateurs don’t know well enough. They can also help people test clubs and compare results before buying. As far as the swing itself, it tells you what’s going on, but you’ll still need an expert to help you interpret the data.”

  • What types of players should use a golf analyzer?

    “For some players, it’s too much information," Abraham says. "I don’t think a beginner needs them. But if you’re an avid golfer, knowing what’s going on and knowing your own tendencies is very helpful. If they’re working on improving their game, golf analyzers provide instant feedback. You’ll get the numbers to show you if you’re working on the right thing. It really accelerates the learning curve.

Why Trust TripSavvy

Ashley M. Biggers started caddying for her grandfather when she was six years old. She started golfing with her grandmother’s clubs a couple of years later and has been trying to perfect her swing ever since.

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