The GPS in your trolley
Powakaddy and Motocaddy unveil new models that do more than just carry your bag
MOTOCADDY S5 CONNECT
Prices: £549.99 (standard lithium); £599.99 (extended lithium). Downhill Control (DHC) model £599.99 (standard) and £649.99 (extended)
In a nutshell: The new S5 Connect can be synced to a Motocaddy GPS app, so the trolley’s digital display can be used in place of a conventional GPS, offering front, middle and back distances to the green (yards or metres), along with the hole’s par, clock and round timer. Other features: Soft-touch ergonomic handle; streamlined battery tray to accommodate a range of lithium batteries; QUIKFOLD mechanism; low-profile, quick-release wheels. A Downhill Control (DHC) version maintains a constant speed while moving down a gradient.
Motocaddy says: “The S5 Connect is at the forefront of golf technology and we’re proud to be pioneering the next generation of electric trolleys. It acts as the ultimate caddy for any golfer out on the course – carrying your bag and giving you accurate yardages on each hole. We’ve partnered with the world’s leading golf GPS mapping company to provide the most advanced technology ever found in a combination of a golf trolley and
mobile phone app.”
POWAKADDY FW7 GPS
Price: £749.99 In a nutshell: While the Motocaddy uses your phone’s GPS to get its yardages, Powakaddy’s FW7 has a GPS unit actually built into the handle. The digital display reveals fast, accurate distances to the front, middle and back of the green at over 30,000 courses worldwide, plus precise distances to hazards without the need to take out another device. Courses can be updated by connecting the FW7’S GPS to the Powakaddy website via a port underneath the handle. Other features: Plug ‘n’ Play battery system; low-profile Powaframe chassis; A thin, powerful lithium battery; Quiet 230W motor; Three-year warranty.
Powakaddy says: “We’re really, really excited about our integrated GPS technology and what it means for the performance-focused golfer. Golfers can manage their game from their trolley handle without getting any other device out – a real landmark moment. As the GPS is built-in to the handle, we believe it offers a reliable source of distance measurement that is irrespective of mobile signal, battery or internet data. Plus, this trolley has all the features of our award-winning Freeway.
All-in -one Yardages, par speed, clock and timer are all displayed in the new S5 connect.
Not just a GPS
Reactive The FW7 aims to improve your performance.