Let’s review the Voice Caddy SC200.
I’ve made it easier to digest, only using four criteria.
Let’s break down each criterion…
The Voice Caddy SC200 is a small, personal, launch monitor. It’s very light. Take a look:
Fits easily in the hand, doesn’t it?
It runs on AA batteries. I’ve used this thing all season, with the batteries that came with the unit, and they haven’t died yet.
A nice little thing I want to throw in here, because I’m not sure where to categorize it, is that barometric pressure is accounted for with the SC200. From what I can understand, it normalizes your output, depending on the weather. Pretty cool, I think.
So this is what many of you are probably really wanting to know: how accurate is the Voice Caddy SC200?
I won’t speak about what others say. Honestly, I don’t really bother, because I want to form my own opinions without any prior bias.
What I can say is, for me, the SC200 is pretty dang accurate. Based on what I know I can do, with the driver this thing pretty much nails it.
Here’s a shot of what the lower end of my ability looks like. As you can see from the “Smash Factor” section, I didn’t catch it on the “sweet spot”, something I don’t always do.
Of course, there are discrepancies. I’ve had shots that supposedly flew shorter than my previous shots, because the Voice Caddy SC200 didn’t pick it up.
Don’t let this deter you from looking to buy, though, because all launch monitors and simulators suffer from the occasional hiccup. I’ve used this unit for over 1,000 shots on the range, and I can only remember five that made me think “dafuq?”.
Ease of Use
The Voice Caddy SC200 is very easy to set up. You want to place it behind the ball, about 45″ or so. Unless you’re using a crazy-long driver, all you need to do is tee up the ball, place your driver behind it, and set the SC200 down behind the grip.
Couldn’t be easier, really.
It comes with a remote control, which I’ve found to be much easier to use than the minimal amount of buttons on the unit.
I did accidentally set it to meters once, and I struggled to switch it back to yards. Like a typical male, I tried to do it without the instructions… yes, I learned my lesson.
Compared to other personal launch monitors, the Voice Caddy SC200 is rather inexpensive, at about $350. Compared to a TrackMan, which retails for about $10,000, it’s a friggin’ steal.
Is the TrackMan better? Probably… it does tend to misread shots and give wonky data on occasion, but it happens to all of them. It also provides a lot more information. But if you’re on a budget, the SC200 is going to give you very good bang for your buck.
At $350, it has the ability to test different lofts, lengths, and shafts with enough data to let you know if what you’re testing is doing something of consequence.
Could you get more info? Sure… but do you need it? Ball speed and clubhead speed let you know how fast your swinging, while smash factor lets you know if you’re hitting the “sweet spot”. Finish it off with the carry distance, and you can see clear as day how it’s coming together.