Understanding FlightScope's Environmental Optimizer

FlightScope’s patented Environmental Optimizer, otherwise known as the FS EO, is a powerful tool that helps you understand how environmental factors will affect your data. The EO, which is available for Mevo+ Pro Package, Mevo+ Limited Edition, and X3 users, allows you to:

Normalize data: Enter specific environmental conditions, including air temperature, altitude (actual and density), humidity, wind speed, wind direction, and relative landing height to adjust your launch monitor data and gain a more accurate picture of your true performance potential in various locations around the world.

Plan your game strategically: Utilize the EO to predict how your shots will be affected by different environmental conditions, allowing you to plan and prepare for all weather conditions and landscapes.

Gain a competitive edge: By understanding how environmental factors impact your ball flight, you can make informed decisions and adjustments to maximize your performance in any playing conditions.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to using the EO within the FS Golf App:

1. Begin a session and switch on EO

To begin using the Environmental Optimizer, open the FS Golf App and start a full swing session. It’s important to check that you have the latest firmware update installed. Once in your session, tap the ‘EO’ button at the top of the screen. This will open up a screen where you can switch the Environmental Optimizer on.

2. Select a weather mode

Once the EO is switched on, you will need to select an “optimized weather” mode. You can choose between three options:

The FS Normalized setting uses FlightScope standard sea level conditions.

The Custom setting allows you to simulate various scenarios based on entered values and observe how different weather conditions might affect the outcome of your shots. You can select whether you want the EO to base calculations on altitude or air pressure, and then input custom values for Altitude, Temperature and Humidity. Additionally, if you switch Wind Influence on, you will be able to customize wind speed and direction relative to your radar.

The Location setting allows you to manually select a location anywhere in the world and utilize periodically updated weather conditions. It’s important to note that you will need to connect your device to the Internet to load the initial weather conditions. Once you have selected a location, this will automatically save to your list of locations for future use.

3. Customize the EO calculation 

Once you have selected a weather mode and input the details, you can select whether you want the EO calculation to be based on Trajectory or D-Plane.

The calculation for Trajectory, which is selected as default, will be based on the actual ball flight through the air, considering its path and environmental factors.

The calculation for D-Plane will be based on impact conditions and how they affect the ball’s initial direction and spin without the environmental factors.

FlightScope EO

4. Go back to your full swing session and the EO will now display your adjusted data

Once you've entered all the data, you can click ‘Back’ to go back to your full swing session. The EO will automatically calculate how these environmental factors will affect your ball flight and display this information in your session.

A number of data parameters, such as Carry Distance, Total Distance, Apex Height, and Lateral Movement, will contain two blocks of data. The top block will display the data based on the weather conditions set during the radar setup – which will either be FS Standard sea level or local weather conditions. The bottom block will display the EO adjusted data.

You will also notice the addition of a blue tracer appearing alongside your standard tracer for each shot, which displays the EO adjusted ball flight.

Ultimately, using the EO will allow you to plan and prepare for any future conditions you may be playing in, putting you one step ahead of the competition.