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The Motocaddy M7 Remote Electric Caddy offers a unique way to get around the course. Easy to set up, easy to drive. Quick, powerful, and stable on any terrain.
During the brief time when riding carts were removed from the game by COVID-19, many players rediscovered the joys of walking. But walking can be taxing on the body, so Motocaddy created the M7 Remote Electric Caddy. This battery powered cart is steered around the course with a simple remote control, allowing you to save your energy for hitting shots.
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Size & Set Up
The Motocaddy M7 Remote requires very little set up. When you take it out the box, the majority of the cart is already put together. The only separate pieces are the battery, charger, and the two larger wheels. Each of the wheels slides on easily without any tools, as does the battery. You’ll also have the remote, which needs to be charged separately.
Folding and unfolding the Motocaddy M7 Remote is quite simple, too. There are two levers. Pull them up, extend or collapse the handle, and then close the lever to secure it in position. Even your first time won’t take more than a minute. The handle height is adjustable to accommodate golfers of all sizes.
The Motocaddy M7 Remote is rather heavy – approximately 30 pounds. Its unfolded dimensions are roughly equivalent to a normal push cart. Folded up, it’s not as compact as Motocaddy’s CUBE, but it’s not enormous. You can invert the wheels to make it a bit narrower for storage. Unless you drive a compact car, you shouldn’t have an issue transporting the M7 Remote.
Storage & Accessories
Out of the box, the Motocaddy M7 Remote has no storage. Motocaddy does offer three accessories: a scorecard holder, an umbrella holder, and a device cradle. Any or all of these can be attached to the metal tubing just below the handle. Each accessory retails for $29 on Motocaddy’s website.
The obvious place to start is, “How easy is it to drive the M7 Remote?” It’s so easy that I turned my 6 and 9 year old kids loose with the M7 Remote and walked away. Once you plug the battery in, the cart comes to life. You can then push the silver button on the handle (see above) to start it or you can use the remote (see below). The remote is well designed and easy to use – the only buttons on there are the ones you need.
There are nine speeds which range from a very slow walk to a brisk jog. When you push the left and right buttons, the cart slows slightly to make the turn. If you hold the left or right buttons, the cart stops and pivots in place for tight turns. After about three holes, I found my happy spot at either a 5 or 6 on the speed dial. At that speed, I could make small directional adjustments without the cart slowing enough to break my stride.
The M7 Remote has several smart safety features: Automatic Downhill Control for maintaining speed when going downhill, an anti-tip wheel, an auto-shutoff when the remote is 50 meters from the cart, and an auto-stop if no button is pushed for two minutes. It’s also extremely stable. I tried everything I could to make it topple – curbs, sidehills, uphill, downhill – and nothing fazed it. Additionally, the M7 Remote does a great job maintaining speed whether it’s on flat or sloped terrain.
Finally, I want to make note of the M7 Remote’s battery life. The M7 Remote lasted through thirty minutes of backyard testing plus a full round…and the battery indicator still showed a full battery! Being a little OCD, I will probably charge the battery before my next round anyway, but it’s nice to know that it can last for 36 holes if need be.
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When I first saw the Motocaddy M7 Remote, I wondered if it wasn’t a solution in search of a problem. After playing with it, however, I appreciate the experience it creates. While I have no issue carrying or pushing my clubs, with the M7 Remote I was able to walk freely with my head up and shoulders back. Additionally, I had great energy through the end of the round. If you’re looking for a new, easier way to move around the course, the M7 Remote is worth a look.