Foresight GC3 Versus Bushnell Launch Pro

Some of you might be asking this question: Don’t the Foresight GC3 and Bushnell Launch Pro look the same but with different logos? Are they the same or different?

We’re with ya. It’s a little confusing. Unless you’re in the know or looking for specific information, you might have missed Vista Outdoors buying Foresight for $474 million a few months ago. Vista Outdoors owns Bushnell and now both Foresight and Bushnell fall under the same umbrella. So with “Bushnell” owning Foresight, why didn’t they come out with one unit?

We’re not entirely sure but the decision was made to make the same unit for Foresight and Bushnell but the structure of the data features and payments are different.

So, within this article, we’re going to break down everything you need to know about the Foresight GC3 and Bushnell Launch Pro to help you make the best decision about which to buy.

Payment Structure For GC3 And Launch Pro

What Do I Get For My Money?

When comparing both units aligned with the break down of pricing, here’s what we think is best value for money.

Option 1. If you go the Bushnell Launch Pro route, you’re coming in at $2,999 for the unit which comes with only a couple of data points. In my opinion, you would need to have at least the basic package for $99 a year to get the help needed to improve your game. That adds up to $3,098 for the first year.

Option 2. If you want to play golf throughout the winter in your at-home simulator, you’re going to want the Silver package for an extra $399 a year. This adds up to $3,398 for the first year.

The Silver package comes with everything from the basic package plus:

  • Foresight range
  • Up to fouur players
  • FSX Pro configured for Silver Subscription
  • Save sessions, create player, record 14 unique clubs, track rounds
  • Online play and contests
  • Includes 3-D ball flight
  • 5 courses included – Willow Crest, Teton Pines, Blue Bayou, Broken Tree, Linfield National

Option 3. Those who want the full experience should go with the Gold package for an extra $799 a year. That seems a lot but for what you’re getting, it’s well worth it. This adds up to $3,798 for the first year.

The Gold package comes with everything from the basic package plus:

  • Simulation Unlock with FSX 2020 Gold Subscription
  • Foresight Range
  • Up to eight players
  • FSX Pro configured for Gold Subscription
  • Save sessions, create player, record unlimited unique clubs, track rounds
  • Online play and contests
  • Includes 3-D ball flight
  • 10 courses included – Willow Crest, Teton Pines, Blue Bayou, Broken Tree and Linfield National, Beaver Hills, Kinsale, The Farms, Tall Pines, Butter Field.

 

Foresight GC3

When looking at the Foresight GC3, you certainly have all the bells and whistles that the Gold package offers in the Bushnell Launch Pro. But it will set you back $7,499. However, compared to the $21,000 Foresights GC Quad, the GC3 is a hell of a bargain.

If you’re a club fitter, serious golfer or a someone who just wants to learn more about their swing, the metrics the GC3 offers can certainly get you dialed in. But the question is, “Which launch monitor should I buy? The Bushnell Launch Pro or Foresight GC3?.”

Which One Should I buy?

 

After comparing both payment structures, there is only one winner in my opinion. It would be more cost effective to buy the Bushnell Launch Pro with the Gold package. It will take you roughly 5 3/4 years to hit the same price of a Foresight GC3 and, within those five years, I guarantee other personal launch monitor companies will have a unit that is just as good as the Foresight GC3.

I have insider information that within three years there will be multiple PLM units that are cheaper but have the same accuracy as the GC3. So, say you buy the Bushnell Launch Pro with the Gold package and renew it for two years, it will cost you $5,396 before tax. Saving you $2,103.

After the three years of owning the Bushnell Launch Pro, you could sell it for $2,500. Perhaps. This will save you $4,799 in the long run and give you those extra dollars to purchase the next best and greatest launch monitor on the market.

Think about it. See if you want to purchase the Bushnell Launch Pro today and see what the market has to offer in three years.

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