SkyTrak Set Up & Connectivity Guide

Setting Up SkyTrak & User Connectivity Guide

The Skytrak Launch Monitor has been voted as the Best Value Golf Simulator by Golf Digest two years running for a lot of reasons…. It’s highly accurate, has excellent golf simulator software integrations, the relative affordability is off the charts…. You get the point. But one overlooked feature is that the SkyTrak is very user-friendly and easy to set up.

Still, if it is your first time getting a launch monitor or golf simulator setup, you might have a lot of questions. In this guide, we will walk you through what is included in the box when you receive your SkyTrak, help you understand the SkyTrak unit itself, help you get connected to your iPad or PC, answer common FAQs, and address common mistakes and troubleshooting issues our customers have with their SkyTrak Golf Simulator Packages.

What is included with my SkyTrak?

Out of the box, you are given a few things: 

  • The SkyTrak Launch Monitor
  • USB Cable
  • Quick Start and Product & Safety Information Guides
  • Wall Charger
  • WGT Golf Software Access Card (If Purchased)

Overview of the SkyTrak Unit

  • Laser: Displays a red dot precisely where the ball should be placed during use
  • Optics Lens: Reads the golf shot using photometric technology
  • Ready LED: Displays green light when ready for shot
  • Wi-Fi LED: Displays light when Wi-Fi has successfully connected
  • Power LED: Displays light when power has been turned on
  • Power Button: On/Off Power switch for your SkyTrak Launch Monitor
  • USB Port: Allows easy connection to your device in order to establish a Wi-Fi Connection

SkyTrak Set Up Steps

Setting up your SkyTrak for the first time is as easy as 4 simple steps!

1. Charge your SkyTrak

First, find the charging port on the side of the SkyTrak and connect the Micro-USB charging cable (included) to it.

Once connected, the bottom LED light will illuminate yellow indicating the unit is charging. Make sure to charge your SkyTrak for at least 6 hours prior to first use.

When the unit is fully charged, the bottom LED light will turn off signaling that it is ready to go!

  • SkyTrak’s Lithium-Polymer rechargeable battery can operate for up to 5 hours after being fully charged.
  • Ensure your SkyTrak unit always has a good charge. If the SkyTrak Battery is fully drained, it can reduce the long-term life of the battery.
  • If three red LED lights show, this indicates that the battery is critically low and should be charged immediately.
  • The SkyTrak may be connected to a PC via full USB to Micro USB cable (Included). This allows the computer to run a constant charge to the unit for all day use.

2. Download the SkyTrak App to Your Device

3. Register your SkyTrak

Your SkyTrak automatically includes a 30-day membership to play with your SkyTrak right away. This trial gives you access to the basic driving range and practice session settings. Once this trial reaches the 30-day expiration date, you will need to complete the registration process according to the instructions below:

  1. Open the SkyTrak app and sign up for your SkyGolf username and password. 
  2. Your SkyTrak must be connected in Network Mode in order to complete the registration process
  3. Select the profile menu from the upper right corner
  4. Select about
  5. Select “Register Device” button
  6. Select “Yes, Register my Device”
  7. Select “Done” After receiving confirmation that your device has been successfully registered

Note: Once SkyTrak has been connected with the software on your device, all 3 LED’s will turn green and you will see the red laser dot appear on your desired hitting surface.

4. Pair SkyTrak with your Device (iPad or PC)

iPad Users:

You can pair your SkyTrak to your iPad in one of two ways:

1. Via a Direct Wi-Fi connection

Follow the instructions in the SkyTrak software application to pair your iPad directly to SkyTrak via its Wi-Fi signal. Your iPad will NOT have an internet connection when connected in this manner. 

2. Via a Home Network Connection

SkyTrak can use your Wi-Fi home network to pair with your iPad by connecting to your wireless network router, just like your computer and mobile devices do. SkyTrak will communicate with the software on your iPad through your router. Plus, you will retain access to the internet on your iPad.

PC Users:

You can pair SkyTrak with PC in one of three ways:

1. Via a Direct Wi-Fi Connection on PC

Click on the Wi-Fi signal icon on your PC and select SkyTrak from the drop-down menu, click connect.

2. Via a Direct USB Cable Connection

Connect the micro USB cable to the SkyTrak device and a USB port on your PC

3. Via a Home Network Connection

SkyTrak can use your Wi-Fi home network to pair with your PC by connecting to your wireless network router, just like your computer and mobile devices do. SkyTrak will communicate with the software on your PC through your router. Plus, you will retain access to the internet on your PC.

Connecting your SkyTrak to a Projector

You are able to connect your SkyTrak to a projector in a few different ways depending on whether you are using an iPad or a PC:

iPad Users

  1. Use a Lightning Digital AV Adapter with HDMI cable to connect your iPad directly to your TV or projector
  2. Use an Apple TV or another AirPlay capable device. On your iPad, open the Control Center and choose AirPlay. Then select Apple TV and the iPad display will be transferred to the TV or Projector

PC Users

  1. Use an HDMI cable to connect from your PC directly to your TV or Projector

SkyTrak Alignment & Ball Placement

SkyTrak has designed the simplest method of ball placement on the market today. Simply place the ball exactly where the red laser light is pointing and hit your shot, it’s that easy! Please also make sure to follow these tips to ensure proper reading of your shot:

  • Make sure the SkyTrak is raised to be level with the hitting surface
  • Place the SkyTrak exactly parallel to your intended target
  • Use the recommended laser distance of 12″ 
  • For optimal spin data readings, place the logo of the golf ball directly toward the SkyTrak Lens prior to hitting

SkyTrak Setup Tips

  • It is strongly recommended to hit off of a mat or hitting area that is meant for golf. If you intend to use a net, we recommend using a durable net that is designed to handle the speeds of full speed golf shots. 
  • SkyTrak is able to perform well in sunlight. If you are going to use in sunlight, try to avoid direct contact between the sun and the lens on your SkyTrak unit. If available, you may see better results hitting from a covered area
  • Use a cleaned, white golf ball with a logo or line of some kind in order to get optimal readings of the projected ball flight
  • If you are going to use SkyTrak outdoors, make sure to line up the unit to your desired target

SkyTrak Frequently Asked Questions ( FAQs) :

How much space is needed for SkyTrak?

We recommend that you set up a minimum of a 10′ x 10′ room to allow for a safe amount of room to swing the club. We also recommend adequate ceiling height depending on your height, that allows you to freely swing a driver in that room. 

Real golf balls can be used and should be used with your SkyTrak device. With this being said, always make sure keep a safe setup and safe distance from your net and use a golf mat and net that is designed specifically for the intended use. This is why we recommend our SkyTrak Golf Simulator Packages which include quality nets and mats with the SkyTrak.

How do I care for my SkyTrak?

  • Always keep the lens clean and scratch free in order to protect the accuracy of the device
  • To clean the lens surface, use a damp cotton cloth without using any chemical cleaners
  • It is recommended that you purchase a SkyTrak Protective Case for your SkyTrak unit
  • Always wait for your SkyTrak to complete syncing before powering down the unit
  • Never expose your SkyTrak to extreme temperatures or wet conditions
  • Try to never drop your SkyTrak or hit it with a golf club or ball
  • Make sure you are aware of all of the compatible devices for use with your SkyTrak unit
  • Make sure the battery is fully charged prior to use

Want to take this guide with you? Download a PDF version of the SkyTrak Golf Simulator & Launch Monitor Setup Guide here.