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Foresight QuadMAX Launch Monitor 

In the world of golf equipment, a healthy percentages of products turns over on a one-year cycle. Even before your hot new driver hit shelves, it was on death watch. A good bit of the rest of what we cover is good for two years at most.  

The rate at which brands innovate might lead one to think golf technology moves at speed of light—or maybe the speed of “Dark.”  

I suppose that makes it all the more fascinating that what I’d argue are golf’s biggest technology brands—the guys tasked with measuring the efficacy and efficiency of the annual (and bi-annual) flood of products, and the golfers who swing them—operate on significantly more conservative timelines. 

A top view of the Foresight QuadMAX touchscreen launch monitor

A Brief History of Foresight Innovation 

Case in point, GC2. The original Foresight launch monitor hit the market in 2010. Other than the external HMT add-on (circa 2013) which allowed GC2 to measure the golf club, the hardware remained viable, arguably state-of-the-art, for six years. To put that in perspective, over that same period, TaylorMade launched 73 drivers. 

(I’m kidding. Let it go, people.) 

In 2017, Foresight Launched the GCQuad. 

Ubiquitous on the PGA Tour, the Quad is used by equipment manufacturers, top fitters and many of the best teachers in the world.  GCQuad has been the official launch monitor of MyGolfSpy since the year it launched. 

Save the firmware and software updates we’ve come to expect from any piece of technology (I upgraded the firmware on my dryer last week), GCQuad has set the pace in the photometric (camera-based) launch monitor category for the last six years. 

It’s not just best-of-breed. It’s Secretariat at the ’73 Belmont. There are other horses in the race; they’re just not in the same class. 

QuadMAX – the Next Generation of Foresight Flagship Launch Monitors 

A Foresight QuadMAX launch monitor being used on course

So here we are, six years removed from the introduction of GCQuad, and Foresight is finally launching a new device: the QuadMAX. As perhaps a testament to how far ahead of its time GCQuad was, not much is changing with the underlying hardware that powers QuadMAX. 

There’s a good reason for that. 

One could argue that, as a construct, accuracy is an absolute. Either you’re accurate or you’re not. And if you’re already accurate, being more accurate is a difficult hurdle to clear. 

Foresight QuadMAX Features 

the Foresight QuadMAX launch monitor offers several new features

With that in mind, improvements to the QuadMAX aren’t so much about improving accuracy as they are building on Foresight’s foundation of accuracy with a robust set of features, many of which were requested by current GCQuad users. 

New Touchscreen Display 

QuadMAX offers a new touchscreen display that improves navigation and general ease of use. If you’ve used a GQQuad, you know navigation of the on-board menu system is functional but not exactly streamlined. 

Customizable “MyTiles” 

The Foresight QuadMAX MyTiles feature brings a customizable experience to your launch monitor

The QuadMAX touch interface brings a new feature called MyTiles that allows users to customize and prioritize the data displayed on the screen. Driven by requests from Tour pros and instructors, MyTiles gives users the ability to selectively focus on a few, or even just one, metric during a practice session. 

You’ll find similar functionality within the FSX Pro app but now it’s available within the hardware itself. 

Hit Now, Analyze Later 

The Foresight QuadMAX launch monitor includes a large internal memory that stores data collected during a practice session on the device itself. When you’re done and ready, your session data can be offloaded for further analysis via the Foresight Sports app. 

By all means, keep using the mobile app if you like but the goal is to offer distraction and tether-free options for golfers who prefer not to deal with a mobile device. 

If you’re like me, you might sometimes hit a lot of shots during a practice session. I’ve been known to go 200 deep and then some but that won’t get me anywhere close to exhausting the capacity of the QuadMAX’s memory.  

Foresight says the QuadMAX can store data for up to two billion shots. So, as long as your uninterrupted run rate doesn’t exceed one shot every second for more than 60 years, you’ll be fine. 

a back view of the Foresight QuadMAX launch monitor

QuadMAX – More On-Board Metrics 

If there is a limiting factor to GCQuad, it’s that a healthy percentage of what it measures is available only through software like FSX Play, FSX Pro or the mobile app. The on-screen display gives you the basics but, if you want to look at data for things like apex, descent angle, offline, etc., you need one of those external bits. 

With QuadMAX, additional metrics are directly available on the device which means you’ll be able to use them with MyTiles and you’ll be able to analyze them later with the Foresight Sports app. 

Impact Free Speed Tracking 

the QuadMAX can now measure swing speed without impact, making it idea for speed training with the Stack and others.

I’m probably in the minority but the QuadMAX feature I’m most excited about is a new ability to measure swing speed without the need for impact. This should prove especially useful for golfers using swing speed training systems like The Stack. Simply attach a Foresight fiducial (aka reflective sticker) to your preferred swing stick (even if it’s just your driver) and you’re good to go.  

Lighter and Longer Lasting 

Lastly, the QuadMAX brings with it a 15 percent larger battery. Battery life on GCQuad is plenty good but Foresight says QuadMAX’s lights will stay on noticeably longer. While that might suggest a heavier device, QuadMAX is actually15 percent lighter than GCQuad, thanks to some new magnesium internals. That should make a difference when you’re lugging it through an airport, for example. 

2024 – A Year of Innovation 

QuadMAX marks the second major launch of 2024 for Foresight. The simulation-focused, overhead Falcon was announced earlier this month. We expect there will be more to come. 

Foresight’s new flagship launch monitor will be previewed at the PGA Show and available for purchase in February.  

To learn more, visit www.foresightsports.com

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Tony Covey

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Tony is the Editor of MyGolfSpy where his job is to bring fresh and innovative content to the site. In addition to his editorial responsibilities, he was instrumental in developing MyGolfSpy's data-driven testing methodologies and continues to sift through our data to find the insights that can help improve your game. Tony believes that golfers deserve to know what's real and what's not, and that means MyGolfSpy's equipment coverage must extend beyond the so-called facts as dictated by the same companies that created them. Most of all Tony believes in performance over hype and #PowerToThePlayer.

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      John O

      3 months ago

      The lates app update for the Rapsodo MLM2Pro that came out today – has impactless swing speed training mode. Just and FYI.

      Reply

      Greg

      3 months ago

      ” Either you’re accurate or you’re not. And if you’re already accurate, being more accurate is a difficult hurdle to clear.”
      And yet for YEARS Foresight has a known issue with the accuracy of their high speed, low spin drives and doesn’t fix it. Has to be about the easiest thing to fix (software upgrade) and yet they don’t. So how concerned are we with accuracy then? What does it say about the company that they don’t fix such a well know error? Or that they can’t get the USB connection back for the GC3 product going on 3 months now after a Windows update appears to have broken it.

      I expect MUCH better from a company that charges as much as they do for their products.

      Reply

      Scott

      3 months ago

      I’ve not heard of this issue, but have been complaining about my gcquad for years. The data is simply wrong for my driver speed and is way off from trackman. Do you have any more info on this?

      Reply

      CryptoDog

      3 months ago

      Price?

      Reply

      MarkM

      3 months ago

      Why mention something 99% of us can’t afford?

      Reply

      Will

      3 months ago

      I’m guessing somewhere between twenty and thirty Rapsodo MLM2s.

      Reply

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