The most common flight-scope Mevo Plus issues include charging problems, difficulty reading short shots, connectivity issues, inaccurate data readings, and app issues. To address these issues, use the authorized charger, try reinserting the battery, align the device and ball accurately, and ensure the mode setting is accurate.
The Mevo Plus launch monitor has been my top choice due to its portability, affordability, and accurate club and ball data tracking. Its real-time metrics have provided invaluable insights for refining my swings. However, a few drawbacks impacting its overall functionality ultimately led me to turn to a different launch monitor. Initially, charging the Mevo Plus posed challenges. Then, getting my Mevo+ to read short chips and putts was frustrating. Connecting the launch monitor to my iPad was a hassle. I didn’t want the $1,869 I spent on the device to go to waste, so I had to find ways to resolve these issues.
Through thorough research and discussions with my local technicians, I learned that ensuring compatibility between my Mevo Plus and iPad was crucial. Additionally, keeping them in close proximity was necessary to facilitate a stable connection. To resolve the issue of reading putts, I ensured proper alignment of the Mevo Plus and the ball on a flat surface free of obstacles. I found a solution for charging by using the correct charger and ensuring the battery was inserted properly.
After encountering a fellow golfer with similar complaints about the Mevo Plus, I conducted extensive research to help others facing similar issues. If you’re experiencing problems with your Mevo Plus, read on. In this article, I’ll discuss common issues and provide solutions to help you fully maximize your launch monitor. Let’s delve into the details.
Your Flightscope Mevo Plus is not powering up.
If your Mevo+ is not turning on, the issue likely stems from the battery. This could be due to either an insufficient charge or a defective battery.
- Connect your Mevo Plus to a power source using the provided USB cable. The charging process demands several hours, particularly if the battery has been completely depleted.
- If it still doesn’t come on after proper charging, you may need a new battery for your device.
Your Mevo Plus isn’t charging.
If you’re finding that your Mevo Plus is not charging, you’re not alone—it’s a common issue. This may happen because you’re using the wrong charger or the battery isn’t inserted properly.
- Make sure to exclusively use the provided Flightscope OEM charger with your device. Using any other charger could potentially harm your battery.
- You could also try troubleshooting your Mevo Plus by reinserting the battery. Take a minute to gently pull off the red rubber trim covering the battery compartment, ensuring it does not fully detach. Once exposed, remove the battery for about a minute and carefully put it back in place. This quick disconnection is a soft reset and can help address potential glitches in the charging process.
- If you’ve exhausted all other attempts to charge your Mevo+ without success, it may indicate a Q7 fault. In such instances, you should contact customer support; you will have to return the device to the company to facilitate the replacement of the system board in the affected unit.
Your Mevo Plus is having difficulty detecting or reading putts.
If your Mevo Plus is not accurately reading putts, there are a few potential reasons. It could be due to the use of golf balls with metal stickers. It could also be due to obstacles or uneven surfaces between the ball and the Mevo Plus path.
Another factor to consider is putting it at a distance beyond the recommended range for accurate readings. I experienced this issue when attempting to putt from a full swing distance of 9 feet.
- Create a level and clear path from your golf ball to the Mevo Plus. Eradicate any bumps or obstacles to ensure accurate readings during putting. A smooth and unobstructed surface enhances the Mevo Plus’s ability to capture precise data, contributing to a more effective and reliable putting experience.
- Adjust your putting distance to 7 feet, slightly shorter than the recommended 8 feet for full swings. You can even try 6 feet or slightly closer to obtain the desired results. This ensures better alignment with the device’s specifications, enhancing accuracy in capturing putt readings for improved and more reliable performance.
- Opt for a regular golf ball without metallic stickers. This choice ensures precise and interference-free putt readings, enhancing the device’s accuracy for a more reliable and effective putting experience.
- Try lifting your putter head in the follow-through. Avoid keeping it down the target line, as this can obstruct the device from accurately reading the golf ball.
Your Mevo Plus isn’t detecting or reading short chip shots accurately.
Another frequent issue with the Mevo Plus involves difficulty accurately reading short chip shots. This problem often arises due to improper settings on the Mevo+ device. It has three modes, and using the wrong one can lead to difficulty capturing data for short chips.
Additionally, the distance between your chip shot and the Mevo Plus matters. Chipping from a distance beyond the recommended range can result in unreliable data capture.
- Ensure you’re using the right setting—specifically, the “short indoor setting.” This setting is tailored to enhance accuracy for short-range shots indoors. By selecting the short indoor setting, you fine-tune the Mevo Plus to better capture the details of short chip shots, offering reliable and detailed feedback.
- Adjust the tilt lower than the recommended 12 degrees. I’ve found that settings like 11.5 or 11 degrees improve my Mevo Plus device’s ability to capture lower-chip shots accurately.
- Experiment with chipping from closer distances. I sometimes notice that chipping from the recommended 8 feet for full shots leads to difficulty reading. But I got better results when I tried closer distances, like 7 feet. Bringing your chips closer allows the Mevo Plus to focus and analyze these shots more effectively, offering potentially more precise feedback.
- Create a flat and uniform surface from your Mevo Plus to the ball by extending any material about the same height as your hitting mat. I’ve found that foam tiles work well for this purpose. You can try any other material. Just ensure that it is the same height as your golf mat. This ensures a seamless and consistent surface, minimizing variations in elevation.
Your Flightscope Mevo+ is experiencing connectivity issues.
Connectivity issues between your device and the Mevo Plus may arise from a lack of network compatibility. I encountered this problem with my Mevo+. My Mevo+ operates on a 5 GHz WiFi connection, and my iPad operates on a 2.4 GHz band; at the time, I didn’t realize that compatibility was the issue, and I was struggling to get both devices to connect.
Another potential issue may arise if the two devices—your phone or tablet and the Flightscope Mevo+—are positioned too far apart. Considering the proximity between the devices is essential, as an excessive distance can lead to connectivity problems.
If your device operates on a 2.4 GHz band, consider switching to the 2.4 GHz option in the Mevo+ WiFi settings. To do this,
- Start by enabling WiFi and Bluetooth on the device you intend to connect. This ensures the Mevo+ can communicate effectively with your device, allowing for a seamless and stable connection.
- Access the Mevo+ app on your device and proceed to the advanced settings section. Within the advanced settings, locate and select the option for WiFi settings.
- Within the WiFi settings menu, you’ll encounter choices between two frequency bands: 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz. Clicking 2.4 GHz should resolve the issue and enable you to connect your devices.
- Ensure that your phone’s or tablet’s Bluetooth or WiFi is activated and within proximity of the device. The distance between the devices influences the effectiveness of the connection. Keeping them closer enhances the likelihood of a stable and dependable connection.
Flightscope Mevo+ App-Related Issues
Common problems with the app often stem from it being outdated or having internet connection issues.
- Ensure your app runs on the latest firmware version by performing timely updates. To update the app, navigate to the designated app store on an iPhone or iPad and search for the Mevo Plus app. If an update is available, follow the prompts to download and install it. Regularly checking for updates ensures that you benefit from advancements made by the developers, fostering a more stable and feature-rich user experience.
- A consistent and reliable internet connection is essential for the Mevo Plus app to operate effectively. If you encounter connectivity issues, consider adjusting your proximity to the router or switching to an alternative Wi-Fi network. Moving closer to your router can enhance signal strength and potentially resolve disruptions in connectivity.
- If issues persist with the Mevo Plus app, take proactive steps by force-stopping the app. This clears the app’s cache, which removes temporary files that could contribute to performance issues. This can typically be done through the app settings on your device. Finally, restart your phone or device to refresh the system processes.
- If the aforementioned steps do not resolve the issue, consider contacting a technician or FlightScope support for additional assistance. Seeking professional help ensures a more in-depth analysis and specialized guidance to address any problems with your Mevo Plus device.
The FlightScope Mevo Plus offers great features like portability and precise data tracking. However, issues like charging issues or connectivity problems can limit its functionality. To avoid and fix these issues, use the authorized charger, align the device and ball accurately, choose the right settings for short shots, and troubleshoot connectivity.
Regularly updating the app and maintaining a stable internet connection are essential. If issues persist, seeking professional assistance ensures a comprehensive resolution and maximizes your Mevo Plus experience.