Motocaddy has introduced the game’s first remote-controlled electric trolley with touchscreen GPS, to offer golfers the ‘ultimate caddie’ experience by blending responsive control with performance-enhancing features.
The M7 GPS, which is part of Motocaddy’s compact-folding M-Series range, features a fully-integrated GPS system with accurate green visuals; front, middle and back distances; plus hazard information across more than 40,000 pre-loaded courses worldwide.
The M7 GPS also incorporates all the benefits of the M7 REMOTE, including rechargeable handset, removable anti-tip rear wheel and downhill braking control.
Other features include a 3.5-inch LCD, glove-responsive touchscreen display, which offers clock and round timer, an indication of the par and handicap of each hole, shot distance measurement, automatic hole advancement, score tracking and a battery indicator. Potential life-saving defibrillator locations at the course can also be found on the screen, as well as crucial CPR instructions.
When connected to the free Motocaddy GPS app, golfers can also receive a wide range of optional smartphone notifications direct to the screen – alerting them to a call, text message, email or range of app alerts, including WhatsApp and Facebook. A preview of message alerts can also be read on-screen.
A smartphone can be securely placed in a golf bag pocket and charged using the trolley’s patented USB charging port. In addition to the cellular and Bluetooth capabilities, other connectivity features include wireless course and system updates via the built-in WiFi connection.
The pocket-sized remote-control handset can move the trolley forward, left, right and in reverse, plus pause and resume. It can also switch instantly from remote to manual control mode and back again if the user wants to control it from the handle like a regular trolley via the speed button. In addition to including automatic Downhill Control technology, there is an emergency stop and a handset lock function. The LCD touchscreen also includes an additional battery meter indicating the capacity of the handset.
Equipped with a wider wheel-base than standard M-Series models, the M7 GPS also boasts all-terrain tyres for impressive handling across the course. Like all Motocaddy M-Series trolleys, it also folds down easily to a compact size for easy storage and transportation.
Powered by a next generation 28.8V battery system, the M7 GPS has nine speed settings with speed indicator, plus a lightweight waterproof lithium battery that can be charged without being removed. It also features Motocaddy’s exclusive EASILOCK bag-to-trolley connection system that removes the need for a lower bag strap.
Owners of the new M7 GPS will also qualify for a free 12-month trial of the cellular-powered Motocaddy Performance Plan, which normally costs £49.99 a year. The no-obligation upgrade allows golfers to unlock a selection of hi-tech game management features, including access to full-hole mapping with the ability to move the target for ultimate shot planning; a detailed dynamic green view showing the shape of the green and greenside hazards with drag and drop pin positions; score and statistic tracking; performance analysis through the free Motocaddy GPS App; real-time course updates to ensure access to the latest mapping; and notifications of software updates with ‘on-the-go’ downloads.
On sale from March, the M7 GPS has an RRP of £1,499.
For more information and to find your nearest stockist, visit www.motocaddy.com