Thus far, we have dissected, evaluated, and determined some of the best robotic lawn mowers on the market. Constant advances in technology have made it possible for us to eradicate mowing the lawn from our list of chores, allowing us the ability to make better use of our time and energy. Most robotic lawn mowers share a similar set of characteristics, making it a bit more difficult to distinguish a single robotic lawn mower that beats the rest.
However, only one can claim the title of besting the competition. Nevertheless, all 3 of the robotic lawn mowers mentioned in this article performed excellently and far beyond our initial expectations, so don’t let our choice of the best robotic lawn mower sway your purchasing decision. At the end of the day, any of these 3 choices are going to be your best bet, and not all of them are going to be fit your needs.
As long as you’re looking for a solution to completely hands-free gardening, all 3 of these fierce competitors are bound to fit the bill. So, without further ado, let’s reveal and welcome the 3 established names that will be competing in this battle of the titans.
Bosch Indego Review
Kicking off the review, we will be taking a look at the Bosch Indego and its performance. Unfortunately for Bosch, its popular robotic lawn mower isn’t as quiet as it claims itself to be. One of the most noticeable shortcomings about the robot is that it does its work rather loudly, which doesn’t make it the greatest choice if you intend to have your robotic lawn mower making its rounds at night.
Equipped with 3 tiny cutting blades, the Indego fails to cut its way through longer stalks and blades of grass, even when it was lowered to its absolute maximum trimming capabilities. This may be attributed to moisture, so if you reside in an area that’s prone to rainfall or colder climates, the Bosch Indego might not be the best robotic lawn mower for you.
But enough about where the Bosch Indego failed, let’s ease up and pay it a few compliments. At first glance, the Indego sports a futuristic look with a modern shade of turquoise. The set-up time is also fairly straightforward if you’re familiar with technology. Apart from that, it’s also able to trim right around the edges of the perimeter wires, ensuring that you won’t have to lift a finger to polish or fine-tune any spots that it might have missed; because it’s not going to miss any.
Honda Miimo Review
If you’re an avid follower of robotic technology, the Honda Miimo isn’t going to be an unfamiliar name. It was first popularized when Honda released its very first humanoid robot in 2000, the Asimo. With minimal human interaction in mind, the Honda Miimo was produced to maximize your time and energy when it comes to the chore of mowing your lawn.
Being able to cover up to 3000 square meters is definitely a perk of the Honda Miimo, but not the most impressive. Its ability to trim each blade of grass in smaller sections enables the trimmings to act as a natural fertilizer for your lawn. These tiny bits of grass might get stuck to your bare feet, but that shouldn’t be an issue if you just put on some shoes. The Miimo is equipped with 3 navigational methods in-built into its system: directional, random, and mixed.
Directional means that the robot will adopt a systemized route, making its rounds in parallel lines and saving time and energy. The random setting promises a more detailed trim, but it takes more time and uses more of its battery life. The mixed setting is quite self-explanatory, balancing between the 2 mentioned settings.
Husqvarna Automower 265 ACX Review
If you have a lawn that’s abnormally large, the Husqvarna Automower should definitely be at the top of your list. Being able to mow lawns of up to 6000 square meters makes it a clear winner in this aspect. The 265ACX model is also able to send out text messages if the Automower runs into any disturbances during its mowing sessions, which is a very unique approach towards anti-theft.
It leverages on a total of 5 razor-sharp blades as its preferred weed-whacking weapon. Its cutting height is fairly standard, ranging between 20 and 60 millimeters. Everything else about the Automower is nothing out of the ordinary, furnished with security functions, obstacle detection, and several other sensors to boost its performance.
Additionally, the Automower was surprisingly the quietest robotic lawn mower out of the 3, making it optimal for night usage. If you intend to schedule daily cuts during the wee hours of the morning, this device will probably be your best bet since it isn’t going to wake the dog or the neighbours.
Unfortunately, not all is well for the Automower. It found itself getting tangled up in a number of sticky situations such as tall grass, small sticks, and large leaves. If those objects are a common sight in your lawn, then you’re going to spend most of your time rescuing the poor thing.
Final thoughts and recommendations
That concludes our review of the best robotic lawn mower for 2015 – just kidding. We haven’t crowned anyone of them yet. All 3 robot mowers performed at outstanding and impressive calibers, but only one can roll away with the title of the best.
In terms of technological advancement, capabilities, and holistic performance, the Husqvarna Automower 265ACX is hands-down the best. Being able to handle 6000 square meters is no laughing matter, and being able to do it quietly makes it a whole different ball game. If you can look past its minor setbacks of getting stuck in random objects, the Husqvarna Automower 265ACX is definitely a wise choice.
However, the Honda Miimo finishes just behind the Automower. If you have a lawn that’s much smaller, going with this option will help you to shave off a fair bit of money. But where does that leave the Bosch Indego? Well, certain improvements need to be made, but it certainly remains to be a viable option if you’re madly in love with its aesthetic appeal.