Motocaddy launch the world's first touch screen electric golf trolley
Motocaddy have launched a range of new electric trolleys for 2020, but it's the pioneering M5 GPS that has really got us excited. The Motocaddy M5 GPS features a hi-res 3.5" LCD touch screen display that can be used in all weather conditions – even when wearing a glove.
The super-intelligent M5 GPS and its Downhill Control equivalent - the M5 GPS DHC - incorporate a fully integrated GPS system with processing power similar to a modern-day smartphone that provides golfers with access to golf course mapping across the world.
More than 40,000 golf courses are preloaded onto the Motocaddy M5 GPS, with distances to the front, middle and back of the green clearly visible, along with the ability to move flag positions on the screen and check for any hazards on the hole.
Clock, Round timer and Score tracking are also available, plus the par of each hole, the ability to measure a shot, automatic hole advancement and a battery indicator. Potential life-saving defibrillator (AED) locations at the course can be found on the screen, as well as crucial CPR instructions for playing partners.
When connected to the free Motocaddy GPS app, golfers can also receive a wide-range of smartphone notifications direct to the touch screen without handling a mobile phone, alerting to a missed call, text message, email or range of app alerts, including WhatsApp and Facebook. The smartphone can be securely placed in a golf bag pocket or charged using the trolley’s patented USB charging port. Other connectivity features include instant Over‑the‑Air course and system updates via the built-in WiFi connection.
Driven by a whisper-quiet 230W motor, the high-quality super-light M-Series Lithium battery is 33 per cent smaller than its nearest competitor and can be charged on board, meaning it doesn’t have to be removed for transportation and storage. The battery has also received an IP66 waterproof rating, ensuring safe use in all weather conditions.
Like other M-Series models, the M5 GPS trolleys offer an optimal folded footprint - 11 per cent smaller than other models on the market - while inverting wheels allow for a SlimFold car boot friendly profile, allowing it to easily fit into the smallest car boots.
Both Motocaddy M5 models will be available for the start of the golf season in a stylish Graphite frame with Blue trim at the following RRP’s:
– M5 GPS: £749.99 (Standard Lithium) and £799.99 (Ultra Lithium)
– M5 GPS DHC: £799.99 (Standard Lithium) and £849.99 (Ultra Lithium)