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FlightScope Xi offers a portable launch monitor for less

By Stephen Hennessey

ORLANDO -- Golf pros and clubfitters have used launch monitors since the early 2000s. One obstacle for the average player? The cost. Now FlightScope is adding a more affordable, portable launch monitor. 

Starting at $2,500, the new Xi uses much of the same technology as its FlightScope X2, which sells for around $11,000. Real-time stats--from distance to clubhead speed and ball speed--are viewable on the device, and you can connect through your smartphone to view your shot trajectory and other graphics. 

It's available for ordering now at, with first deliveries coming in mid-March.