Motocaddy S5 Connect Electric Trolley Revealed - Revolutionary trolley is the first to combine a GPS system and smartphone app for distances and notifications
Motocaddy S5 Connect Electric Trolley Revealed
Motocaddy, one of the leading UK trolley brands, has unveiled its most technologically advanced electric trolley ever along with a free GPS app that connects to the trolley to provide distance data and mobile alerts.
The S5 Connect trolley can be synced to the app via Bluetooth on any compatible smartphone; allowing the trolley’s digital display to be used in place of a conventional GPS, offering golfers front, middle and back distances to the green, along with the par of the hole, clock and round timer.
The digital control button works in the same way as other Motocaddy models like the S1 or S3 Pro, regulating the nine speed settings and stopping and starting as required around the course.
But the new S5 Connect can also receive notifications alerting the golfer of a missed phone call, text, email or range of app alerts including WhatsApp and Facebook. The phone can remain connected even when securely placed in the pocket of a golf bag or being charged by 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, as it carries your bag and gives you accurate yardages.
“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 S5 Connect includes the modern look and features found on the latest S-Series models, including a soft-touch ergonomic handle; streamlined battery tray; the Quikfold folding mechanism; low-profile, quick release wheels; Adjustable Distance Control (up to 50 yards) and compatibility with the Easilock bag-to-trolley connection system.
The brand’s first-ever mobile phone app – available on iOS and Android – features a number of easy-to-use modes and can be used without syncing to the S5 Connect trolley, making it a fully-featured mobile GPS device.
Through the ‘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. Golfers can also use the ‘Shot Planning Control’ to 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 round timer, the hole number, par of the hole and clock, while preserving phone battery capacity and reducing data usage in the process.
Over-the-air updates mean there’s no need to connect the trolley to a computer via a cable to receive the latest course updates – instead they are done via the smartphone app. There’s also a twilight mode to adjust the screen in especially bright or dim conditions.
The S5 Connect will be available in Black or Alpine from Summer 2017 with an RRP of £549.99 with Standard Lithium Battery and £599.99 with Extended Lithium battery. It is also available in DHC (Downhill Control) version, which maintains its speed down a gradient and includes an electronic parking break, for ££599.99 Both battery options now include a full five-year warranty.