NVISAGE N1 - The Budget Friendly Overhead Launch Monitor

As competition continues to increase in the golf simulator launch monitor market, the arrival of new options for indoor golfers sparks our interest. A perfect example of that is the NVISAGE N1, a no-frills overhead launch monitor that opens doors for more users to immerse themselves in the world of golf simulation.

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WHAT IS THE NVISAGE N1 LAUNCH MONITOR?

The NVISAGE N1 is a budget friendly, overhead mounted golf simulator launch monitor that we think could compete with the big dogs at a more entry-level cost.

NVISAGE N1 Launch MonitorWe’re anxious to compare it to some of the best overhead-mounted launch monitors such as the: 

  • Uneekor QED
  • Uneekor EYE XO
  • Uneekor EYE XO 2
  • ProTee VX
  • Foresight GCHawk
  • TruGolf Apogee

Let’s go through some of the details to find out how it stacks up. 

SHOULD YOU BUY THE NVISAGE N1?

Overhead Launch Monitor Price Point

Some indoor golfers are seeking that dream golf simulator setup - having a top-notch, overhead launch monitor like the impressive Foresight GCHawk or Uneekor EYE XO 2. Others are looking for middle ground like a Uneekor QED or ProTee VX, fantastic overhead launch monitors with great features, but perhaps not the professional-level precision of the GCHawk or EYE XO 2. 

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NVISAGE N1 Cost

The NVISAGE N1 appears to fill the gap for the more budget-conscious golfer, providing accurate data without the bells and whistles at a more affordable price. At $5,500, the N1 is the only overhead launch monitor in that price point. You do need to buy golf simulator software with it, but let’s be honest, we know you’re going to play GSPro or E6 Connect anyways, you might as well not pay for the launch monitor manufacturer’s software. More on software compatibility in a bit.

So, the NVISAGE N1 gives golfers access to overhead launch monitor technology at an affordable price. but what about quality and accuracy? 

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Testing the NVISAGE N1 Accuracy

The NVISAGE N1 does need marked balls with a specific dot pattern to optimize data accuracy. At Carl’s Place, marked balls are no big deal to us because we’ve used our Uneekor QED for several years now. But if you want to use your own golf balls, this could be seen as a negative.

The N1 launch monitor captures a range of ball and club data parameters, including: 

  • Club Speed
  • Ball Speed
  • Launch Angle
  • Spin Axis
  • Horizontal Launch Angle
  • Back Spin
  • Side Spin
  • Total Spin (calculated)

We’re working on testing the accuracy of these parameters with the unit in Carl’s Simulator Lab and we’ll fill in those details here when we get them.

NVISAGE N1 Space Requirements

We help a lot of golf enthusiasts set up a golf simulator in their space and we understand the importance of a seamless and immersive golfing experience. While the launch monitor plays a crucial role in analyzing and improving your game, you might have strong preferences for where it sits and how big it is. The NVISAGE N1 mounts overhead 9-10 feet above and 2 feet in front of the hitting surface. 

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At 21.8"L x 6.9"W x 4.9"H it is also on the smaller side of overhead launch monitors. Comparatively, the Uneekor EYE XO is 31"L x 6"W x 2.4”H. The Uneekor EYE XO2 is 36.3"L x 5.9"W x 2.5”H. The GCHawk measures 89.1”L x 6.1”W x 7.6”H.

NVISAGE N1 Software Compatibility

NVISAGE isn’t offering software standard with the N1 launch monitor; instead, it is compatible with two of the most popular golf simulator software options - GSPro and E6 Connect. At Carl’s Place, we use these golf simulator softwares every single day, so we’re pretty big fans of this approach: slimming down the time and potential cost by skipping the launch monitor’s native software options. We can get behind that when we can access the wide variety of courses, training tools, and games available through GSPro and E6 Connect. 

CONCLUSION

In a growing golf launch monitor market, the NVISAGE N1 stands a good chance of being an option for affordable accuracy. Its compact design, straightforward data, and compatibility with top-notch software make it a contender when shopping for a launch monitor. Plus, if it gets you into an overhead launch monitor when you may have been required to stick to a floor launch monitor for budget reasons … well that might be right up your alley.

Sure, it might not have all of the features of the higher-end overhead launch monitors, but it seems as though the N1 might just help a budget-conscious golfer perfect their swing for the tour or just have some fun indoors. Either way, we’ll be sharing our results as we continue to test the NVISAGE N1 indoors and outdoors, helping you choose the best launch monitor for your setup.

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