Motocaddy M7 Remote GPS Electric Trolley Review
Review by Golfshake Equipment Expert Ryan Rastall
Over the past month I have been lucky enough to test the Motocaddy M7 GPS. In that time I have played around ten rounds of golf on various courses around Yorkshire and have really pushed it to the limit of its capabilities.
The first thing you notice about the M7 is how small it is when unpacking the box. The feature of the Motocaddy M series is the extra fold in the chassis which enables them to be slightly more compact than the S series. (See S1 Electric Trolley Review). The wheels can also be inverted to make the trolley even smaller when transporting or packing away.
When unfolding the M7 GPS you will notice that it is a very heavy trolley due to the dual 230w DHC motor and axel design which allows the wheels to drive independently and is essential when using the remote control and the Down Hill Control (DHC) as the trolley slows itself down on steep slopes. This feature allows the trolley to be extremely nimble and will actually spin 360 degrees on the spot if you are immature enough to do so (I obviously was!).
- Rechargeable remote control handset
- Forward, left, right & reverse controls
- Dual pressure handset buttons
- Integrated handset storage
- Automatic Downhill Control
- Increased efficiency, reduced battery usage
- Improved control for a smoother ride
- Soft-touch ergonomic handle
- Pause & resume feature
- Easy manual control mode
- Lateral slope compensation
- Rear anti-tip wheel
- 50m range cut-out & 45s hibernation
- Emergency Stop function
- QUIKFOLD mechanism
- Patented USB charging port
- On board charging - no need to remove battery
- EASILOCK compatible
Having never used a remote control trolley before, I was a little worried about steering my clubs into a pond but my fears were allayed once I started using it. The remote is small, easy to use and fits very easily in your pocket, however it is pretty sensitive so be careful as I pressed a few of the buttons accidentally, but I soon learned to clip the remote on the side of my bag when stationary or playing a shot.
One of the main concerns that I had was that the trolley would tip over when going up steep hills or on side slopes but as hard as I tried, it remained upright and the clubs stayed intact. This was thanks to the rear stabilising wheel.
The GPS function on the handle was also very impressive particularly when used in conjunction with the Motocaddy app, which unlocked hole flyovers and other features to help better understand the hole you were playing. The performance plan is also included for 12 months when purchasing the M7 GPS and once you have tried it I am confident you will keep your subscription past this point due to the quality of the information at your fingertips. The 3.5 inch LCD touch screen display also helped me to find out lay-up distances and accurate information about hazards by dragging the cursor to various points on the screen and the dynamic green view technology meant that whichever direction I was approaching the green from, the yardages were accurate.
It's more compact in size, making it easier to pack and transport. The rear stabilising wheel provides added security against tipping over while the Down Hill Control (DHC) offers stability on steep slopes. The 3.5 inch LCD Touch Screen Display and Dynamic Green View Technology displays accurate yardage information.
It's certainly expensive, but the trolley and its technology are hugely impressive. The sensitive remote may take a little bit of practice to master completely.
Why Buy The M7 GPS?
Overall I have found using this trolley very easy and the information from the GPS very valuable to me when playing. I appreciate that with an RRP of around £1,399 this is not in everyone’s price range but for those of you that love gadgets and tech to help your golf, the M7 GPS has everything!
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