Motocaddy is introducing a touch screen-enabled electric trolley as the flagship model of its new range for 2020.
The M5 GPS trolley features an high-resolution 3.5-inch LCD display that can controlled even when wearing a glove.
The 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 courses are preloaded onto the system, with front, middle and back distances 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 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. The smartphone can be securely placed in a golf bag pocket or charged using the trolley’s USB charging port. Other connectivity features include instant course and system updates via the built-in WiFi connection.
The M5 GPS and M5 GPS DHC models are powered by a 28.8V drive system – also found on every M-Series model in the range – to enhance the brand’s strong reputation for efficiency and performance reliability. Driven by a 230W motor, the M-Series Lithium battery is 33% 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.
“The M5 GPS trolley is the culmination of several years of R&D investment and extensive testing and we’re thrilled to bring another model to the market that features pioneering and innovative technology,” said CEO John Helas. “The touch screen is so clear and easy to use that it delivers everything a modern-day golfer needs to get around the course while playing their best,” he added.
Like other M-Series models, the M5 GPS trolleys offer an optimal folded footprint, while inverting wheels allow for a SlimFold car boot friendly profile. Adjustable Distance Control (up to 60 yards or metres), a USB charging port, tool-free handle height adjustment and compatibility with the brand’s EASILOCK bag-to-trolley connection system are other features included on the M5 GPS and M5 GPS DHC.
RRPs: M% GPS £749.99 (Standard Lithium) and £799.99 (Ultra Lithium); M5 GPS DHC – £799.99 (Standard Lithium) and £849.99 (Ultra Lithium).
Along with the M5 GPS models, brand new S1, M1, M1 DHC, M3 PRO and
M3 PRO DHC trolleys have also been given an extensive makeover to incorporate an updated handle design, stylish new frame and wheel colouring, plus features added to each model after extensive research among golfers.
For the first time, each model now includes a USB charging port and Adjustable Distance Control (ADC), plus a free Motocaddy Accessory Station comes as standard with every purchase. The new look includes a sleek graphite frame and wheels across the entire electric trolley family, with standout detailing in the red, blue and lime trim depending on the model.
The brand new S1 features an anti-glare LCD screen, nine speed settings and ADC in 15, 30 and 45-yard increments. The brand’s QUIKFOLD mechanism allows the trolley to be ready-to-use in seconds, plus the soft-touch ergonomic handle has been updated for easy manoeuvrability.
The new M1 compact trolley boasts a car boot friendly profile for optimum storage. A speed indicator, battery meter and ADC up to 45 yards are featured on the trolley handle screen.
The M1 DHC includes all the features found on the M1, but it can also maintain a constant speed while moving down a gradient – thanks to a special single motor that offers downhill braking, coupled with an electronic parking brake. It also comes with specialised all-terrain DHC wheels. Both trolleys are available in graphite/red colour combination.
RRPs: M1 – £599.99 (Standard Lithium) and £649.99 (Ultra Lithium) and M1 DHC – £649.99 (Standard Lithium) and £699.99 (Ultra Lithium).
The modernised M3 PRO and all-new M3 PRO DHC features Drive, Round & Life distance measurements, clock & round timer and speed indicator on the high resolution, full colour LCD screen. Adjustable Distance Control increases to 60 yards in five-yard increments and a CartLock security pin code is also included. Both models are offered in graphite/lime colour combinations.
RRPs: M3 PRO – £649.99 (Standard Lithium) and £699.99 (Ultra Lithium) and M3 PRO DHC – £699.99 (Standard Lithium) and £749.99 (Ultra Lithium).
Also included in this year’s M-Series family is the luxury M-TECH model, launched in August last year.