Rapsodo R-motion vs Optishot 2

Golf simulators are an easy and effective way to hone your golf skills. We look at two of the leading affordable options on the market by comparing the Rapsodo R-motion vs Optishot 2,

Optishot 2

Optishot is a golf simulator aimed at indoor use to provide you with an opportunity to sharpen your golf skills and combine this with having fun and competing with international golfers on the same platform. Affordability plays a big role in the selection process and you can purchase the Optishot 2 at a fraction of the price of premium launch monitors and golf simulators. The package comes in the size of a briefcase and includes the hitting mat and impact net. Protection of your indoor furniture is enhanced by the availability of 2 foam balls that are less likely to cause damage.

You can use regular golf balls if you play in a protected area and have the impact net set up.

The software provides access to 15 courses, a driving range, and international competition.

R-motion

It makes use of photometric technology which measures swing and ball data making it optimal for indoor and outdoor use. Feedback is instant on a range of clubhead and ball statistics. Clubhead and golf ball contact data is measured by the high-speed camera, while the ball trajectory and distance are calculated by the software. R-motion clips physically attach to your golf club shafts with sensors measuring real-time movement from the club’s perspective.

This budget unit makes it extremely affordable, accurate and generates hours of fun with family and friends

It can be used indoors and outdoors and it makes use of real golf balls to provide accurate results.

However, there is no hitting mat and impact net included in the package and you will have to incur additional costs to purchase these.

Rapsodo R-motion vs Optishot 2 – Technology

Optishot 2

Optishot 2’s technology is based on 16 precisely tuned, high-speed 48MHz infrared sensors calibrated to accumulate data from every vantage point during your swing, for whichever club you may select.

There are 16 swing sensors and 16 clubhead sensors providing a complete view of seeing and contact data.

In Practice Mode, feedback is provided immediately after every shot for speed, tempo, swing plane, and hand path.  Track any club from every point of the player’s swing.

Connectivity to your computer system is provided via USB 2.0 and video resolution of 1080P

You can use the supplied foam ball or real golf balls if you have a net that will protect your walls against impact.

R-motion

Photometric technology based on HD cameras measures swing and ball data and it can be used indoors and outdoors. Immediate feedback is provided on several measurements related to the clubhead, swing, impact are, and ball trajectory.

Swing data and impact area data and measured while the ball trajectory data is calculated by high tech algorithms

Graphics are lifelike and can display up to 4K

Winner

Optishot 2 provides good technology and the integrated swing mat offers more measuring sensors. R-motion makes use of reliable trusted technology and has an edge in the lifelike display at 4K.

Optishot 2 edges this category. By a small margin for having the 16 sensors compared to R-motion’s single sensor

Rapsodo R-motion vs Optishot 2 – Contents

Optishot 2

  • Infrared optical swing pad
  • OptiShot’s high-density foam and high-quality turf golf mat measures 4 feet X 5 feet; the
  • OptiShot portable hitting net that measures 7 feet high X 8 feet wide X 1 foot deep
  • Adjustable rubber tees
  • Two foam practice balls
  • 10-foot USB cable to hook up to your computer
  • 15 real courses and you can buy additional courses too (some of the popular ones)

R-motion

  • 1 X Tracker/sensor
  • Clips –4 durable clips available as standard but can be supplemented by upgrading the package and purchasing an additional 10 clips.
  • Software is included in the “lite” version and can be downloaded for free.
  • 15 virtual golf courses and a driving range.
  • The software makes provision for fun competitions with your friends and family through the multi-player mode.
  • A free app download can be downloaded from the app store
  • Charging cord
  • Manuals are standard in aiding you through the setup steps and ease of use

Winner

Optishot 2 provides a more complete setup including the hitting mat, impact net, and foam balls for indoor use. There is little else to be purchased making them the winner in this category

Rapsodo R-motion vs Optishot 2 – Setup and use

Optishot 2

The initial setup involves downloading software, setting up account details, obtaining product keys, and more. This is similar to the process you have to follow to set up the R-motion.

The additional equipment supplied such as the hitting mat and net will increase the initial setup process but has a tremendous advantage for future use.

R-motion

The initial setup of the R-motion includes downloading software and can be a rather time-consuming event; subsequent use of the R-motion will be swift and you will be able to start hitting shots within minutes.

Some of the steps can be completed in parallel thus cutting down on the overall time required to complete the setup.

Winner

R-motion does not supply all the components that are available from Optishot 2 therefore it will be easier to set up initially.

Minimum System Requirement

The Optishot 2 runs on both Windows and Mac operating systems; the Rapsodo only runs on Windows 10 compatible computers.

Optishot 2

Windows

  • Windows® 7 or later (latest service packs)
  • Graphics Card: 256MB available Adapter RAM with OpenGL 2.0 support and the latest Video Drivers (no more than 18 months old)
  • 3GB Hard Disk Drive Storage
  • 4GB RAM
  • USB 2.0 port
  • Internet connection for software installation, updates, Platinum course delivery, and online play

Mac

  • Mac® OS X 10.8 and up; it is not compatible with macOS Catalina
  • Intel® Core 2 Duo
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® 8600M GT or ATI Radeon™ HD 2600 or Intel Iris Pro or better
  • OpenGL 2.0 Support
  • 3GB Hard Disk Drive Storage
  • 4GB RAM
  • USB 2.0 Port
  • Internet connection for software installation, updates, Platinum course delivery, and online play

R-motion

Windows

  • Windows 7 (32bit or 64bit) operating system (Windows 10, 64-bit recommended)
  • Intel Core i5 or equivalent processor (Intel Core i7 recommended)
  • Nvidia GTX 670 or better graphics card (NVidia GTX 970 or better recommended)
  • 2GB Hard Disk Drive Storage
  • 4 GB RAM (8GB recommended)
  • Version 11 or higher of DirectX

App

  • Not compatible with iPhone 11 or newer models; Samsung s10, note 9, and newer models.

Winner

Optishot 2 is available on both Windows and Mac operating systems making it more flexible and the winner

Rapsodo R-motion vs Optishot 2 – Software

Optishot 2

  • The OptiShot 2 is an all in one golf simulator package.
  • The software comes standard and can be downloaded for free.
  • Simulated driving range
  • 15 amazing courses with additional courses available for extra.
  • OptiShot’ s built-in online gameplay allowing tournament play against 2 golfers from around the globe.

Rapsodo R-motion

  • R-motion provides sot tracking and simulator ability for both indoor and outdoor use
  • The “lite” version of the software is included as standard and can be downloaded for free. This can be upgraded to the full package.
  • This includes access to 15 virtual golf courses that can be increased by upgrading to the full package
  • A full functioning virtual driving range experience
  • The software makes provision for fun competitions with your friends and family through the multi-player mode.
  • A free app download can be downloaded from the app store

Winner

The units offer a remarkably similar experience and gaming options. R-motion edges this category for fun with family and friends

Target market

Optishot 2

  • Optishot 2 is aimed at golfers that want to enhance their skills in an indoor environment during long winters or times of lockdown. They can have fun with family and friends as well as compete with up to two international golfers on the platform for competitions.
  • It is not aimed at golfers wanting to sharpen their short game wedges and putting.

Rapsodo R-motion

  • Rapsodo R-motion is aimed at the golfer that wants to hone their golfing skills indoors and outdoors with great accuracy.
  • Indoor use will require you to make an additional investment in a hitting mat and impact net.
  • The multiplayer option will allow you to have hours of fun with family and friends on lifelike graphics of up to 4K

Winner

Our winner in this category is the R-motion for the ability to use it outdoors without encountering any major concerns.

Rapsodo R-motion vs Optishot 2 – Accuracy

Neither of the devices is designed for ultimate accuracy but both will provide consistent results. Both will provide data that is sufficiently accurate to assist you in identifying problem areas and monitor whether you are improving in these areas

Optishot 2

Emphasis is given that the OptiShot 2 is a club and swing analyzer, it is not designed for ball accuracy. Instead, it placed on tracing your club and swing data from the 16 high-speed sensors.

Ball trajectory and other information are calculated by advanced software algorithms.

OptiShot 2 allows you to calibrate your clubs with your simulator to provide more accurate and consistent data.

Chipping and putting feedback tends to be less accurate than for your irons.

R-motion

The accuracy achieved by the R-motion is superb for the price you pay and thus provides fair value for money.

Accuracy is within acceptable ranges as set out below

  • Recorded ball speed is accurate to within +/- 1mph
  • Horizontal launch angle is accurate to within +/- 2 degrees

Winner

R-motion is more specific regarding the variance and this transparency makes them the winner of this category.

Measure points

Optishot 2

Measurements are provided for

  • Swing path
  • Clubhead speed
  • Face area contact
  • Face impact angle
  • Swing tempo
  • Shot shape
  • Distance

R-motion

Measurements are provided for

  • Face angle
  • Club path
  • Clubhead speed
  • Ball speed
  • Smash factor
  • Swing path
  • Launch angle
  • Distance

Winner

Both devices offer competitive feedback making it difficult to select a winner. The R-motion slightly edges the Optishot 2 with the amount of data provided

Rapsodo R-motion vs Optishot 2 – Features

Optishot 2

  • Calibration features allow you to customize the settings for the club you are using at the moment
  • Self-explanatory help window eliminate doubts regarding shot data
  • Affordable price considering the specs
  • Convenient to use with the large grass pad

R-motion

  • Auto Rewind Feature
  • Accuracy
  • Compatible with any golf club including your own
  • Gaming features such as 15 courses, driving range, and multiplayer option
  • Runs optimally on PC
  • Easy to set-up
  • Good graphics
  • Easy to use lightweight sensors clips
  • Budget-friendly
  • Winner

R-motion offers more detailed features making it the winner in this category

Rapsodo R-motion vs Optishot 2 – Cons

Optishot 2

  • The swing pad is fragile
  • Not the best putting surface

R-motion

  • Does not offer customizable settings for multiple players
  • Problems have been experienced connecting to the dongle
  • Not compatible with Mac operating system
  • Need a hitting mat and impact net for better simulation
  • Inconsistent in reading short chips
  • App has limited memory and only stores last shot

Warranty

Optishot 2

  • 1 year from date of purchase
  • 30 days from date of purchase on swing pad including the base, internal electronics, and black plastic housing

R-motion

  • 6-month limited warranty for the device from the original date of purchase

Winner

Optishot 2 provides a longer warranty period and less onerous restrictions.

Final Thoughts

The Optishot 2 and the R-motion are incredibly competitive and provide similar functionality and features. Both offer accurate information, 15 golf courses to play on, a driving range experience, and multiplayer features for having fun with family and friends. Besides the Optishot 2 allows you to play in a tournament against 2 international golfers.

On the system side, Optishot 2 can be used on both Windows and Mac devices while the R-motion is only available on Windows devices.

In our opinion the Optishot 2 edges the R-motion as the winner due to the additional functionality, the hitting mat, impact net, and foam balls that are provided as standard.

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