Given the volume of cutting-edge features available, the FW7s GPS trolley is surprisingly faff free. Getting set up is simpler than you would expect and while a read of the instruction manual is a must before play, they soon become familiar. It’s great to have everything built into the handle without having to worry about using and pairing a separate device and all the other Freeway favourite features, like adjustable distance control, Plug ‘N’ Play battery and the sturdy and stylish chassis and are included as a bonus.
GPS distances seemed accurate and updated quickly. Reliable, simple to get set up and was sturdy across sloping terrain.
The screen wasn't especially readable in sunlight. Confusion over hazard info in certain situations.
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PowaKaddy FW7s GPS Electric Trolley Review - Golf Monthly technical editor Joel Tadman reviews the new PowaKaddy FW7s GPS trolley model
PowaKaddy FW7s GPS Electric Trolley Review
This trolley is aimed at serious golfers who want access to features as well fast and accurate distances all in one place.
GPS technology is built in to the handle’s intelligent, 3.5” digital screen. It delivering front, middle and back distances on over 35,000 golf courses worldwide as well as distances to hazards without the need to use an external device. There’s also a built-in scorecard, USB charging port, calorie counter and adjustable distance control function.
The FW7s GPS saves every round you enter to build a performance history and even reacts to your final score by displaying different emojis. PowaKaddy’s Plug’n’Play avoids any fiddly wires or connectors and is one of the lightest and thinnest on the market.
How we tested
We gave the FW7s GPS a run out over the PGA National course at the Belfry having been clued up on all the features and how to access and use them.
The GPS distances were quick to update in open areas and stacked up against on-course markers. They were a little slower to do so in wooded areas. The hazard info proved useful, as did the on-board scorecard and shot measurement feature.
Ease of Use
Once you’ve entered your details and chosen settings, it only takes a few seconds to get going. Some of the features requires different button presses and combinations, so be sure to read the instruction manual before using it for the first time.
The hazard info at the touch of a button helps plan your strategy, although it can be confusing if there are hazards a similar distance away on both sides of the fairway or green as the display doesn’t specify which is left or right. While the screen is large, it wasn’t as easy to read as it could have been in bright sunlight, although most of the time it was fine and it’s large size made viewing the information and entering your score much easier.
Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf. He is also responsible for all content on irons and golf tech, including distance measuring devices and launch monitors.
One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 87 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 3.3.
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Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15°
Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18°
Irons: TaylorMade P770, 4-7 iron, TaylorMade P7MC 8-PW
Putter: Evnroll ER2V
Ball: 2021 Titleist Pro V1x
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