Toiling with a mower in your back yard, under scorching sun,after spending a taxing week at work can be quite a task.
In order to bring your swimming weekends back, you really need to look for an auto lawn mower which may chop grass in your yard perfectly fine while you sit in your couch with coda in your hand, watching the mower neatly clipping each blade.
However, the process of buying yourself the best robotic lawn mower can, undoubtedly, be cumbersome with a variety of them available out there,offering varied price ranges, features and sizes.
Keeping in view buyer’s varied requirements, such as the size of lawn, surface of mowing area and weather conditions, among numerous other factors, here I am providing you with a handy insight into the top eight currently available automatic lawn mowers in the market so that you may make an informed decision while buying one.
|Husqvarna AUTOMOWER 315X Robotic Lawn Mower|
|Alexa, Google Home device control Support|
|Husqvarna Automower 115H Robotic Lawn Mower||Connect@Home App Support|
|Robomow RS630 Robotic Lawn Mower||Bluetooth connectivity with My Robomow app|
|Husqvarna AUTOMOWER 310, Robotic Lawn Mower||Connect@Home App Support|
|Robomow RS612 Robotic Lawn Mower||Bluetooth connectivity with My Robomow app|
|Worx WR150 Landroid Robotic Lawn Mower||WiFi and Landroid App Support|
|Gardena 4069 R80Li Robotic Lawnmower||No App Support|
|Gardena 4077 R50Li Robotic Lawnmower||No App Support|
1. Husqvarna AUTOMOWER 315X Robotic Lawn Mower
Ever committed to bring sustainability and innovation in its products, Husqvarna has surprised the professional gardeners as well as the urban household across the globe, by giving the control of the mower to the phone in your hand.
Yes, you read it right! You can well pre-schedule, run, track location and customize the settings of your mower remotely through a well-designed mobile application.
Oriented towards the right direction by its invisible boundary wires, this mower is smart enough to trim around your lawn and stop at the charging station after completing its job.
Much to your next door’s relief, this auto mower performs its job quietly and does not even discharge the fumes behind.What’s more, with its GPS tracking system and a theft-alarm, you don’t need to bother about its security.
Thanks to the company manufacturers who invested 20 years in researching and designing this mower to provide optimal convenience to the customers.
What I like best about this mower is its being sleek in appearance.With headlights to facilitate you, if you choose to mow at night and stylish wheels, Husqvarna AUTOMOWER 315X Robotic Lawn Mower looks more like children’s sports car. Isn’t it intriguing?
2. Husqvarna Automower 115H Robotic Lawn Mower
If you have limited budget, are usually not home and are OK with the tall grass, for some time, you can easily go for Hasqvarna Auto mower 115H Robotic Lawn Mower. This mower again is manufactured by the same trusted Swedish brand. And let me tell you that buying any mower from this label will be a comprehensively relieving experience for you, as this health of the brand can’t be questioned.
Quite like 315X, 115X lawn mower too can be operated by sitting back on your lawn chair with a smart phone in your hand, operating your mower with an application.
However, this model comes with longer battery time, 70 minutes per single charge unlike 315X which runs 60 minutes per charge. Another edge which 115X has got over 315X is that it can chop grass blades up to 3.4 inches high while the maximum height 315X trims is 2.4 inches. This model too is nearly quiet and doesn’t throw fumes to fret your neighbor and, to your comfort, has theft-alarm installed in as well.
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The best thing about this model is that it caters the need of an average buyer and is lowly priced as compared to 315X. The price includes standard installation kit too which is a plus to its credit.
My verdict on this remote controller grass mower is that if you are not desperate to drain your hard-earned money in buying an expensive mower with the thought that price always is aligned with features and quality, 115X is fine for you.
3. Robomow RS630 Battery Powered Robotic Lawn Mower
Do you want to save yourself from the hassle of moving your mower indoor and out again and again? If you are nodding in ‘Yes’, Robomow RS630 can be an option for you. As claimed to have been manufactured with UV plastic, it can withstand the gust of heavy wind, snow, rain and burning sun.
Being the product of novel innovators in the world of lawn mowing technologies, Robomow, RS630 took the industry by storm when it was launched about a decade ago. It is packed with some impressive features which are missing in many other mowers at the same price range.
For instance, the rain sensor located on its menu automatically detects rainy weather and the unit goes back to its charging base. This will surely help to prolong your mower’s life, because no matter how good the waterproof system of your bot is, rain and moisture disrupts its smooth functioning and ultimately shorten the life span.
Moreover, this mower is claimed to go uphill by 20 degrees. And much to your surprise, it is wise enough to turn to the plain surface when the slope is beyond 20 degree. Many reviewers reported to have tested this feature and told that the mower itself comes back from a steep higher than 20 degree and starts operating on the side paths. However, this could also be problematic for those living on more inclined places.
Another mentionable feature in this mower is its ECO mode. By setting the bot to this mode, the unit will use only the minimum energy needed to run the mower. Great gesture by the manufacturers to save the environment! Like the other mowers in the market, RS 630 too is operated remotely with the help of a mobile application. It also heavily focuses on safety.
If you have pets or children at home, you should certainly go for it. As the moment it gets in touch with any pet or a human body, it halts its operation there and then.
The best about this mower is its dual steel blades and the edging mode which is named as ‘cut beyond the wheel’ by its manufacturers. By setting your mower to this mode, you can have your lawn trimmed to impeccable perfection and enjoy the side way envious glances of your neighbors.
4. Husqvarna AUTOMOWER 310, Robotic Lawn Mower
It is another efficient mowing bot by Husqvana, especially crafted for small or mid-sized lawns. And this is the quality which makes it a widely used machine, especially for those house owners who have smaller yards.
In order to trim your small, may be haphazardly cut, yard, this mower is particularly automated to sense narrow alleys. Therefore, the moment it comes in contact with winding or narrow paths, it starts threading its path through and performs its job meticulously and uniformly.
However,the fact that it is designed for smaller lawns, did not stop its manufacturer from equipping it with all the high-quality features such as GPS tracking of the machine, Bluetooth technology and in-built safety measures.
Quite like other robotic mowers, all you have to do is to enter the PIN and you will see it whirring to life, performing its job as a humble servant, while you sitting back to utilize your precious time in some other task.
Besides, its ability to hold the sloppy paths of up to 40 percent make it the best-fit for those living on a bit inclined place. Like most of the robotic mowers, Husqvarna 310 also performs its operations silently and doesn’t become annoying for you or your neighbors.
This feature makes it easy for you to set it to work during wee hours even. Also, the LED light installed at its façade helps you inspect its working at night.
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5. Robomow RS612 Battery Powered Robotic Lawn Mower
Launched in mid 2014, RS612 is the quietest mower of its kind. It won’t be an exaggeration if I add here that it allows you to enjoy a nap or read a book while it performs its job of chopping your lawn uniformly, detailing the edges.
Robomow, the famed mower manufacturers, combined competitive features in this masterpiece. After all, it was to be thrown in an already saturated market. And the mower hit the targeted ends with its premium quality material and the speed of functioning.
Trust me, it’s the quickest mower by far in the market which gives you a neatly maneuvered lawn while you are at work.
With incredibly heavy-duty blades, RS 612 can trim the thickest of grass growing wildly in your lawn in no time. And don’t fear if you have uneven patches going up to 35 % of height even, as this mower is sturdy enough to mulch your steepiest of the slopes.
Apart from the general safety feature of putting a stop to its operations while colliding with any obstacle such as human or pet, this mower has an added function of child lock. Which is efficient enough to keep even the most curious children at bay.
Due to these novel features along with the others such as functioning with mobile application, having an auto-theft installed in and controlling edges finely, this mower comes with a hefty price tag which may make you think twice before you decide for it. Nevertheless, this price tag is justifiable too in a number of ways. So, if you trade quality and your ease for money, this mower is a must-have for your yard.
What piqued my curiosity to buy this mower for my lawn is its unique feature with which you can program it for giving different cuts to your multiple lawns or may be the parts of same lawns. It is interesting for those who want to experiment with their yards.
With a smart suite of software which is automatized to update itself, WR150 can easily become the first choice of those who prefer peace of mind.Its manufacturer WOREX, hailing from China, earned a name in garden equipment and this mower is company’s flagship product.
The onboard software which makes this mower stand from its competitors, enables you to set up a geo fence and AIA (Advanced Intelligent Algorithm) which helps navigate the hindrances coming to its way quite skillfully. This feature helps this mower a great deal in threading its path from narrow outlets.
You would certainly be relieved to know that the features like off-set blades for close trimming, rain sensor, built in safety and security are being offered by Landroid L20V in quite a reasonable budget. Furthermore, you don’t need to bother much about its maintenance as it updates its software itself.
The only thing you need to check with it, is setting up the boundary and that too not manually, just by using GPS feature in the application. Occasional examination of underside to clear clippings and change of blades if you have too many sticks fallen from trees in your lawn.
The cutting deck of Landroid has the ability to cut as low as 1.6 and as high as 3.9 and can comfortably be set to your requirement depending upon weather conditions. This range is higher than any other either automatic or conventional lawn mowers.
However, the lower range is not so low. For this reason, here you can rightly question that 1.6 inches lower is rather too high as many other lawn mowers offer as low as 0.8 inches from the ground level.
This lapse in its design has really taken this model to the backseat, especially for those who love to have their lawns pruned to utmost perfection.
However, an amazing feature of this mower is its ability to clip the blades of grass and tree sticks coming to its way to remarkably tiny clippings which do not need to be raked out of the lawn. These clippings rather decompose themselves in your lawn to become a stunning feeding source of nitrogen for your lawn. This natural fertilizer ensures healthy growth of your lawn.
7. Gardena 4069 R80Li Robotic Lawnmower
If you value handiness and versatility over other features, Gardena 4069 is best crafted to your needs by a preferred German brand trusted by many homeowners for garden care for decades. By versatility. I mean the customizable setting of this mower, which allows the homeowners to manicure their lawn according to their aesthetics.
Put simply, if you like experimenting with designs like stripes, zigzag or so, Gardena 4069 Robotic Lawnmower is your piece of cake.
Other than this interesting feature, there are many pros about this mower which altogether make it an option worth your consideration. For instance, it is completely waterproof and can perform its job well even when rain is pouring down.
Moreover, it turns automatically to its charging pad when its battery is drained out. And once it is charged to the brim, it comes back to complete the task and can mow 45 meter square in one hour after a single charge.
As for security measures, this mower not only has an anti-theft protection system but also an in-built lift and tilt sensor. Therefore, you don’t need to fear for its being lost while mowing your farthest of terrains.
The bad news for a few out there is that it cannot be remotely controlled through a mobile app as all the rest of the mowers we reviewed so far. This appears to be a big turn off in this technological age.
8. Gardena 4077 R50Li Robotic Lawnmower
While browsing for the best lawn mower in 2021 in your explorer, you must have already come across this name as this mower is being widely recommended as a must-buy for modern European household with either small or large gardens.
Its light weight and a simple adjustable knot to set it to mow grass to the desired height, combined with a couple more impressive features will surely make you stay on the page and read the product description in detail while shopping online.
With its ability to trim as low as 0.7 and as high as 2 inches from the ground gives you a pristine clean look of your lawn, which is a visual delight, after it is done with the job.
All it expects from you is just to set the frequency you want your yard to be trimmed at-daily, weekly, once every two weeks or so- depending on your performance and set the perimeter using application. Voila! You are all set! Now just sit back and be assured that it will do the rest for you to your satisfaction.
Also, its anti-theft built-in system and emission and noise free operation are worth mentioning. It appears to work at a whisper level really and never becomes annoying for you or your neighbors.
Another plus is that its completely dead battery requires only 50 minutes charging time. And once charged, it runs 65 minutes across your lawn performing its job impeccably.
The most comforting feature of this mower is easy-to-eyes interface. With only a dial and tiny LED you can perform all the operations remotely. This feature makes it a conveniently friendly mower for newbies.
Things to Consider while Buying an Auto Lawn Mower
Since the market is saturated with variety of automated lawn mowers with slight to substantial difference in the models, here are a few things for you which are a must to consider while buying an automatic lawn mower.
There are a large number of makes in the market to choose from. It is always advisable to opt for the brand which has earned a name over a period of time by maintaining quality. The easiest way to assess this is to take user’s reviews into consideration as they bring to you valuable advice after experimenting with the product. This article reviews only a few robot mowers for your help, however, there are a lot more currently available in the market.
Quality is something you should never compromise while purchasing your robotic lawn mower. Had it been for any other product, I might have advised you otherwise. However, given the fact that land mower is something to be used almost always outdoor and has to trim rough and tough trough, in uneven terrains, sloppy surfaces, narrow alleys at times and also has to withstand the extremities of weather, it has to be of supreme quality. A quality mower will no doubt be a lasting partner.
Honestly, no robotic mower in the market is lowly priced. The cheapest one even would fall heavy on your pocket and disrupt your monthly budget, for some time at least. The manifest reason for its being costly is the technology which goes in its designing.Be within your budget but be mindful that usually those with higher price ranges offer quality, durability and better functioning.
Convenience of Use
True that perimeter to be trimmed is to be either remotely or manually set even in the robotic mowers. But once set, the operations should be hassle free so that you may sit freely and enjoy your time. The auto mower which requires human assistance other than the initial set up is a big NO in my list.
Special attention should be paid to the cut quality when you choose an auto mower. Two things to check in this regard are: how finely does it mow and secondly what is the lowest and maximum grass height it can chop. Please be cautioned to check it keenly in the list and choose according to your requirements.
Know well the range you want your mower to cover before placing your final order lest you get into the trouble of investing in extra marking for boundaries. The average area covered by majority of the available mowers’ ranges from ¼ to ½ acres. However, with increased competition in the robotic mower market, more efficient mowers covering more area are being launched. Check each feature of available automatic mowers patiently and make a wise choice.
Weather proof Tech
Most of the robotic mowers in the market are equipped with this feature. However, I would advise you to double check this before buying one for you.
The purpose of making a special mention of charging guide here in the Buyer’s Guide is to keep you informed of the substantial variations in the time different lawn mowers take to get their battery charged. While a few get charged completely within 45 minutes or one hour, the others take complete 4 to 5 hours in charging. Clearly, it depends on the quality of their batteries and the speed of built-in charging system. Be advised to check charging time, along with battery time which denotes how long the battery lasts, while reading the product descriptions.
Not to forget that an imperative check is to be made with the warranty mentioned in the spec section.
Safety and Security
Majority of the mowers in the market come with both these features. However, chances are they could be missing in some brands. Therefore, cross check before making your mind for one, that it possesses all the safety measure you need to keep your pets and kids safe. Similarly, make sure the mower you select has smart security system. Those which allow you to virtually track your mower on your phone can be the best picks.
What is the difference between hydro static and automatic lawn mower?
The basic difference between them both is the use of power. While the hydro static mower uses fluid rather than belts in order to transmit power to wheels from engine, the automatic lawn mower uses a gas pedal to transfer energy from engine to wheels.
How does robotic lawnmower work?
Average automatic lawn mowers use a mapping system. Users are supposed to lay a wire in the perimeter which needs mowing. Most of them are driven remotely with the help of mobile application. The obstacle sensor,usually installed in the front bumper, guided by RADAR detects the obstacles coming to the way and automatically changes course to ensure safety.Those which come with GPS system are designed to track paths, patterns and can be scheduled in advance.
How may I know that my robotic lawnmower is functioning well?
Many robotic lawnmowers are programmed to send you alerts on your mobile application in case something goes wrong. For instance, getting stuck in paddy grass or trouble going back to the charging pad. For this, you can well choose an option to receive such alerts as text message and handle the issue instantly if you are home, or at your return from office.
Which is the best robotic lawnmower?
Out of the wide selection of lawnmowers, it is hard to just bluntly label one as ‘the best’ as much of it depends on individual needs. It can well be determined by the size and surface of your lawn, the frequency you want your mower to be set at and many other factors. However, be mindful to check with our Things to Consider while Buying a Robotic Lawnmower section while choosing the best automatic lawnmower for you.
How frequently do I need to clean my robotic lawnmower?
The manufacturers do not advise to clean your mower of the blades and clippings as they keep decomposing themselves in the soil and don’t remain in the mower. However, if your lawn has trees which throw sticks on the grass and your mower mulches them off along with mowing, you are advised to clear the underside once every two weeks to keep any possible blockage at bay.
Do robot lawn mowers collect grass?
Precisely, no. All the robotic lawnmowers available in the market are designed not to store grass in themselves, they rather keep exhaling the grass, chopping it into fine clipping sand letting it decompose with the soil. This provides nitrogen to the grass and nourishes naturally.