Motocaddy launches first remote control GPS trolley

Motocaddy has introduced its first remote controlled electric trolley with touchscreen GPS – offering golfers the ultimate caddie experience by combining responsive control with performance-enhancing features.

The M7 GPS (RRP £1,499.99) – part of the award-winning, compact-folding M-Series range – features a fully integrated, super-fast GPS system with green visuals; front, middle and back distances; and hazard information across more than 40,000 pre-loaded courses.

Owners of the new M7 GPS also qualify for a free 12-month trial of the exclusive cellular-powered Motocaddy Performance Plan. The no-obligation upgrade allows golfers to unlock a selection of game management features. These include 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.

It also incorporates all the benefits of the M7 REMOTE trolley, including a rechargeable handset, removable anti-tip rear wheel and the brand’s Downhill Control technology.

The M7 GPS also includes a crystal-clear 3.5ins LCD touchscreen display usable in all weather conditions, even while wearing a glove. Other features include a 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 (AED) locations at the course can be found on the screen, as well as 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 USB charging port. In addition to the cellular and Bluetooth capabilities, other connectivity features include super-fast Over‑the‑Air course and system updates via the built-in WiFi connection.

The pocket-sized 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 the trolley 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 wheelbase than standard M-Series models, the M7 GPS also boasts all-terrain wheels 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 High Power 28.8V system, the M7 GPS has nine-speed settings with speed indicator, plus a super-lightweight waterproof Lithium battery (IP66 water and dust rating) 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.