Just when you thought you couldn’t do much more with electric trolley design, Motocaddy has come up with its most technologically advanced model ever.
They’ve even developed a free GPS app that connects to the new S5 Connect trolley, providing distance data and mobile alerts at over 36,000 courses around the world.
This high-tech model can be synced to the Motocaddy GPS App via a Bluetooth connection on any compatible smartphone; so the trolley’s digital display can be used in place of a conventional GPS, giving users front, middle and back distances to the green (in yards or metres), along with the par of the hole, clock and round timer.
A digital control button works in the same way as other Motocaddy models, regulating the nine speed settings and stopping and starting as required around the course.
The display even tells you about missed calls, text messages, emails or range of app alerts, including WhatsApp and Facebook. The smartphone can remain connected, even when securely placed in a golf bag pocket or being charged using the trolley’s patented USB charging port.
“The S5 CONNECT is at the forefront of golf technology and we’re proud to be pioneering the next generation of electric trolleys,” said Tony Webb, Motocaddy Managing Director. “It acts as the ultimate caddy for any golfer out on the course - carrying your bag and giving you accurate yardages on each hole.
“The first iPhone was launched a decade ago and since then a lot has changed in golf technology. We’re not encouraging golfers to keep checking their phones during play. On the contrary, the smart trolley could reduce phone use, because it tells you all you need to know and can be pre-set to let you focus on your game. It’s also incredibly easy to use and notifications can be switched off if needed,” he added.
The S5 CONNECT includes the modern looks and features found on the latest Motocaddy S-Series models – including a soft-touch handle, streamlined battery tray to accommodate the full range of lithium batteries, QUIKFOLD mechanism; low-profile, quick release wheels; Adjustable Distance Control (up to 50 yards) and compatibility with the brand’s popular EASILOCK bag-to-trolley set-up.
It also available in a Downhill Control version, which maintains a constant speed while moving down a gradient – thanks to a special motor that adjusts power output automatically to control the rate of descent – and offers downhill breaking coupled with an electronic parking brake to hold its position on the steepest slopes.
Turn the S5 Connect golf trolley in to a GPS!
The brand’s first-ever mobile phone app – available free to download on iOS and Android – features a number of easy-to-use modes and can be used independent of the trolley as a fully-featured mobile GPS device.
Using the app’s ‘Play Now’ mode, some 36,000 courses worldwide are accessible with overhead maps and detailed yardages, distance of the last shot and dedicated greenside information. A ‘Shot Planning Control’ pinpoints distances to any point on the golf course; while the local course search and automatic hole advancement enables the app to move between holes and view the lie of the land during play. Preserving battery capacity, the ‘Power Save’ mode provides front, middle and back yardages, plus a round timer, clock, hole number and par.
“We’ve partnered with the world’s leading 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,” said Webb. “The app has the added ability to pre-load the course on Wi-Fi before you leave the clubhouse, so if you’re away on a foreign golfing holiday, you can continue to access GPS information without having any data roaming turned on. It also provides maximum portability, as the app can be taken anywhere on the course – even back tees on par 3s,” he added.
S5 Connect golf trolley details
The S5 CONNECT will be available from June 2017 in Black or Alpine at a RRP of £549.99 with standard lithium and £599.99 with extended lithium battery. The DHC model will be available at the same time in Graphite at a RRP £599.99 (standard) and £649.99 (extended). All battery options now include a full five-year warranty.