The PowaKaddy FW family was a massive success in 2016, it’s most successful PowaKaddy range ever. This year Powakaddy have made some tweaks and upgrades to make it there range even better. Here’s my PowaKaddy FW3ireview and final verdict.
PowaKaddy FW3 Review
This is what Powakaddy have to say about the newly upgraded PowaKaddy FW3 Electric Golf Trolley
The new PowaKaddy FW3 inherits the best aspects of the immensely successful PowaKaddy Freeway range. It comes with a new widescreen display making it even easier to use.
The powerful lightweight lithium battery is the thinnest on the market and now comes with a 5 year full warranty. Complete with a powerful 200 Watt motor and low profile sports quick release wheels, the FW3 is for those seeking unbeatable performance and reliability. Backed by a 2 year warranty the FW3 is the ideal entry level optionwww.Powakaddy.com
- Plug ‘n’ Play battery system
- Digital Screen
- Low profile PowaFrame Chassis
- Sleek Hidden Battery design
- Thinnest lithium battery on the market
- Powerful whisper quiet 200w Motor
- 2 Year Warranty on the trolley
- 5 Year Warranty Lithium Battery
Design Of The FW3
The main changes at first glance is the beautifully designed digital screen. On the Powakaddy FW3 model, it displays the power gauge and battery indicator.
Unfortunately the battery doesn’t have a timer or percentage but works shows battery left by three colours – Green, Orange & Red. However, I must say the FW5 & FW7 have cooler screens that display how long you have left in the battery.
The PowaKaddy FW3 Electric Golf Trolley has a sleek and cool design. The FW3 is nicely designed compared to recent years models. The battery is much more compact. It slots comfortably into the battery connection at ease. It’s barely visible when placed into the battery slot. It also folds down neatly to be easily sorted into the booth in the car.
The PowaKaddy FW3 trolley design is very strong and robust. In addition the motors have more power and that really helps on the hills and when in the rough. Both of these changes are great for golfers. Yes, you might pay a little more for the advancements in tech and engineering, but you will receive a super reliable product that lasts longer.
You have 2 options when choosing your Lithium battery for the PowaKaddy FW3. The 18 hole or 36 hole battery. Now this is purely up to personal choice which one you choose. But, if you play golf twice a week and tend to be forgetful, I would most certainly pick the 36 hole battery to be honest.
The 18 hole battery lasts no problem, with the battery indicator showing there’s plenty of juice left in the tank, and lasts around mid round second round for me, but this can depend on your course and the speed you’re going at.
The PowaKaddy FW3 Electric Golf Trolley is also very quick. It has a 9 speed functions with 5-6 being a nice steady pace. With top speed on the digital dial being 9, you can hold on tight to the T-bar grip and literally let the PowaKaddy FW3 drag you around the course.
The added speed is fantastic for hills and and mucky days. The PowaKaddy FW3 strides through without any issues. The T-bar grip is soft and comfortable that allows for easy steering and control.
Warranty For PowaKaddy FW
You can have great confidence in buying from PowaKaddy. The PowaKaddy FW3 Electric Golf Trolley has a 5 year warranty on the battery and two on the trolley.
Once you purchase the PowaKaddy FW3, simply go onto the Powakaddy website, input the serial numbers of the trolley, battery and charger and your set. You also get entered into a monthly draw for a Powakaddy golf bag every month.
- 2 Year warranty on the trolley
- 5 year warranty on the battery
- 18 & 36 hole battery options available
- Nice sleek design with a small compact battery that’s fits into the trolley base and not easy to see.
- Robust and strong design
- Very fast and plenty power
- A super simple trolley that does exactly what you need it do do. Solid construction and a super powerful motor make it easy and reliable to use. The new power indicator is useful.
- Cool digital display that displays the speed and battery usage.
- The next models offer a much improved digital display and USB charger which is handy if you are using a golf GPS or smartphone
- The speed dial is very sensitive and when you are turning the dial to increase the speed, you can turn it off. Slightly annoying at first
PowaKaddy FW3 Review – 8/10
The PowaKaddy FW3 electric golf trolley is an excellent entry level offering from Powakaddy. If you are looking for an excellent performing Powakaddy that’s strong, durable and nice to use; you cannot go far wrong with the PowaKaddy FW3 electric golf trolley.
Combined with the warranty you get with your purchase, it’s a no brainier. 2 years warranty on your trolley and a fantastic 5 year warranty on your lithium battery, you can purchase the PowaKaddy FW3 as a long term investment without any worry.
It get’s a 8/10 from me. The reasons it does not receive a 10/10 is the lack of the USB charger and battery percentage indicator. It would be a nice feature that would be extremely useful, especially those who own a golf GPS device.
A battery percentage indicator also, rather than three battery colours would’ve been better as when it’s on orange you are just waiting for it to go red which is dead.
However, this is me being picky, remember this is an entry level electric golf trolley. The PowaKaddy FW3 an excellent golf trolley that will not disappoint.
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