Motocaddy have created its most technologically advanced electric trolley to date, becoming the first trolley brand to combine a GPS system and a smart phone app.
The UK’s top-selling trolley brand are seeking to revolutionise the market with their S5 CONNECT trolley, which comes with a free app that aims to be used in place of a conventional GPS device. The brand’s first app can be synced to the trolley via a Bluetooth connection on any compatible smartphone, and will provide golfers with courses, detailed distance data and notifications to alert them of incoming calls, texts, email or a range of app alerts such as Facebook.
The trolley itself will still feature a digital control button which regulates the nine speed settings and stopping and starting as required around the course. Meanwhile, your phone will remain connected even when contained inside a pocket of a golf bag or while being connected to the USB charging port built in to the trolley
Motocaddy’s newest offering also includes a soft-touch ergonomic handle, a streamlined battery tray to accommodate the full range of lithium batteries, quick release wheels, super-fast QUICKFOLD mechanism, adjustable distance control and compatibility with the EASILOCK bag-to-trolley connection system.
Tony Webb, the Managing Director of Motocaddy, believes that the S5 CONNECT trolley has the ability to act as the ultimate on-course caddie – all via your mobile.
“The S5 CONNECT is at the forefront of golf technology and we’re proud to be pioneering the next generation of electric trolleys,” he said of the product. “It acts as the ultimate caddy for any golfer out on the course, as it carries your bag and gives you accurate yardages.
“We’ve partnered with a world-renowned golf GPS mapping company in the United States to provide the most advanced technology ever found in a combination of a golf trolley and mobile phone app.”
He added, “We’re certainly not encouraging golfers to keep checking their phones during play, on the contrary, we believe the S5 CONNECT could actually reduce phone use because it tells you all you need to know and can be pre-set to let you focus on your game.” he added.
The Motocaddy S5 CONNECT APP: Features
Available on IOS and android from Apple and Google Play app stories.
Can be used without syncing to the S5 CONNECT trolley, making it a fully functioning GPS
A ‘Play Now’ mode has 36,000 courses accessible worldwide with overhead maps and detailed yardages, distance of the last shot and dedicated greenside information.
A ‘Shot Planning Control’ option can pinpoint how far any target is on the course; while the automatic course recognition and hole advancement enables the app to move between holes and view the lie of the land during play.
The ‘Power Save’ option changes the look of the app simply providing front, middle and back yardages as well as a course round timer, the hole number, par of the hole and clock.
Available in five different languages (English, French, German, Spanish and Swedish)
The S5 CONNECT will be available in Black or Alpine from Summer 2017
RRP £549.99 with Standard Lithium Battery, £599.99 with Extended Lithium battery.