Flightscope Mevo Vs ES 14 – Which Is A Better Buy?

Not everyone can afford a behemoth like the SkyTrak. And not everyone needs such robust data and a golf simulation experience. What about those of us who want reliable information on our swing without all he superlatives that can make launch monitors so expensive?

We, like so many other golfers, fall into this category of players. We want something that will work reliably, provide data that we can use to improve our swing and something that wouldn’t break the bank.

So with all that in mind, we went ahead and tested a couple of the most popular mid-grade golf launch monitors on the market. In the following review, we will break down both of these devices to help you determine which one will be the most beneficial for you.


The Flightscope Mevo

Mevo Review

The Flightscope Mevo has gained a lot of popularity among amateurs and casual players because it provides pretty much everything you need without much of what you don’t.

For starters, the Flighscope Mevo relies on radar technology to measure shots and club information so it can be used inside and outside.

All of the data is sent to your phone (the device connects to your smartphone via the free app that comes with your purchase) and you can turn on the voice function to hear your distances as soon as you take your swing as well.

There is also a nice shot recording function that utilizes your phone’s camera. With this feature, you will see shot data applied to the video of your swing that will help you understand what your strengths are and where you can improve.


  • This is a relatively affordable golf launch monitor
  • You get all the essential shot data with the Flightscope Mevo
  • Works really well outdoors
  • Good battery life
  • Stores shot data for later reference or analysis
  • Handy voice function


  • Loses a bit of accuracy indoors
  • The app needs placement information to be manually input for optimal performance
  • Some shots work better with metallic stickers on the ball
  • You need a good amount of clearance space if you use it indoors

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The Ernest Sports ES-14

The Ernest Sports ES-14 is a compact launch monitor device that is pretty easy to set up anywhere and use. Like the Flightscope Mevo, it relies on a paired phone equipped with a manufacturer app to deliver most of its shot information.

But unlike the Flightscope Mevo, the ES-14 utilizes both radar and camera technology to measure the first few feet of ball flight and provide swing information.

The ES-14 app is compatible with both iOS and Android devices. There is also an audio feedback feature that can read back important shot information to you instantly.



  • Compatible with both iOS and Android devices
  • Combines camera and radar technology
  • It can be set up for left-handed golfers
  • The instructions are detailed and easy to follow
  • Works indoors and outdoors
  • Very compact and portable



  • Won’t work with practice balls
  • A little slower when it comes to measuring shot data
  • Loses some accuracy indoors
  • A bit more expensive

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What do they Measure?

Ok, now on to the most important part: what do both of these devices measure? What information can they provide? Let’s break it down.


With the Flightscope Mevo:

  • Shot distance
  • Smash factor
  • Spin rate
  • Ball speed
  • Hang time
  • Club speed
  • Vertical launch angle
  • Carry distance
  • Apex ball height


With the Ernest Sports ES-14, you get:

  • Shot distance
  • Smash factor
  • Spin rate
  • Ball speed
  • Launch angle
  • Club head speed


Accuracy Comparison

Right off the bat, both of these devices lost a little bit of accuracy when we used them indoors. But overall, the Flightscope Mevo was more accurate. We estimated it was accurate to within 5 yards of actual distance whereas sometimes the ES-14 would give readings that were 10-15 yards off.


Performance Comparison

Flightscope Mevo

To compare the overall performance of the Flightscope Mevo and the Ernest Sports ES-14, we will break them down into swing categories as follows:

  • Driver Performance – Using the metallic stickers for the Flightscope Mevo was a little off-putting so we have to say that the photometric technology of the ES-14 gives it the edge in this category.
  • Irons – The Flightscope Mevo was great with our irons. It picked up all of our iron shots and was accurate both indoors and outdoors. The ES-14 didn’t even register some of our irons.
  • Chipping – Again, the Flightscope Mevo outperformed the ES-14 with chip shots. This is mainly due to the fact that it gives surprisingly accurate data on carry distances. The same cannot be said for the Ernest Sports ES-14.


Ease of Use Comparison

This is the arena in which the Ernest Sports ES-14 shined. It was easier to set up than the Flightscope Mevo and the app was easier to interact with.


Price Comparison

This is pretty much a wash. You can find the Ernest Sports ES-14 at most retailers for about $500 while the Flightscope Mevo is only slightly cheaper. You can usually find it going for around $450.


The Skytrak

We just have to mention the Skytrak here for those of you who have made it this far in the review and aren’t sold either way. For a much heftier price, you can get the Skytrak which tracks side spin, back spin, launch angle, height ball speed carry, descent, distance and more using photometric technology.


Which is the Better Buy

Based on affordability, reliability and useful shot data, we have come to the conclusion that the Flighscope Mevo is the better buy between these two.

Our main gripe with the Ernest Sports ES-14 is that it didn’t even pick up some of our shots. Even though it was easier to set up and the app was more streamlined, we got more consistent and useful information from the Flightscope Mevo.

What’s more, the Flighstcope Mevo worked better outside than the ES-14 did. It’s our selection so check it out soon!


Flightscope Mevo

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