Considering the Uneekor EYE XO or QED? Uneekor has been one of the fastest growing brands in the golf simulation space. And they have earned a reputation not many launch monitors have been able to achieve - being comparable to Trackman.
And spoiler alert for the rest of this article...the hype is real. We've tried both the Uneekor EYE XO and QED and they've quickly become our favorite system in the premium launch monitor/golf simulator category.
In this article, we'll give you everything you need to know about these two golf simulators.
Uneekor is a launch monitor and golf simulation technology company that came onto the scene in 2019. Since then they have quickly established themselves as one of the best up-and-coming launch monitor brands in the industry. Due to its unique technology offering and accuracy, Uneekor has become the go-to system for premium launch monitors under $10,000.
Both the QED and EYE XO use ultra-high-speed cameras to capture and analyze your shot data. Capable of capturing over 3000 frames per second, both the Uneekor QED and EYE XO provide superb accuracy and instant shot display.
The differentiator with Uneekor lies in their Ball, Club, and Swing OPTIX technology. This technology gives you the opportunity to view a super slow-mo video of your ball spin, club path, and even your swing (if you pair the QED or EYE XO with a camera).
This is, undoubtedly, one of our favorite features of the Uneekor launch monitors as it's incredibly helpful to get a confirming look at what your club and ball are doing at impact.
While both QED and the EYE XO contain this technology, the EYE XO has some upgrades.
Without a doubt, the accuracy of the Uneekor QED and EYE XO are top-notch. From driver to wedge, the QED and EYE XO are right up there with TrackMan and FlightScope X3 in regards to accuracy. And not just with distance numbers. We find that Uneekor is accurate across the board - from spin, launch angles, swing speed, and more.
Another thing we love about these launch monitors is that they don't miss many shots. From duck hooks, to shanks, to 300+ yard drives, the QED and EYE XO are able to pick up a variety of abnormal shots. Which is something that many launch monitors tend to misread.
The speed at which these launch monitors pick up the shot is also a huge plus. In just about as much time as it takes for you to lift your head up towards the target after impact, the QED and EYE XO will have all your shot data spit out, and your shot tracer displayed.
This really adds to the realisticness of your experience. Even though you're hitting balls indoors into a screen, it really feels like your hitting out onto a driving range. The timing of when you hit the ball to the speed at which the shot tracer is displayed feels very real.
With cheaper launch monitors, it can sometimes take 1-3 seconds between impact to when your shot is displayed.
The OPTIX technology that Uneekor has is REALLY cool. It's the only launch monitor I've used that provides this level of club analysis. It gives you the ability to see a slo-motion close-up video of your club path through impact, as well as a close up view on your ball spin through the first few inches of ball flight. Here's what it looks like:
Overall the difference between these units isn't huge. While they both use the same technology and offer many of the same features, the EYE XO costs $3,000 more. So what do you get? Here are the key upgrades you'll get with EYE XO vs QED:
The biggest difference is the convenience of not needing marked golf balls as well as the extra club data. With EYE XO, you also get a very detailed look at your impact position - which is a very cool feature. For more detail on the exact club data each system provides, jump to: club data.
Overall, both units provide everything you would want in a launch monitor: speed, accuracy, in-depth swing analysis, and golf simulation.
As you can see, this level of analysis is just un-real. You can even pause the video and go frame by frame if you want. If you're a serious gamer, then this technology is a must-have.