(Pocket-lint) – Chores are the worst – there’s no getting around it. As you go, mowing a lawn can also be one of the most difficult, especially if you are dealing with a large area. Ignore it at your own peril, however, to avoid being overrun by a tall grass meadow before you know it.
If you’re tired of pushing your mower for hours, or if a ride-on option just doesn’t make sense to you, you might be wondering if you can get an automated robotic mower, much like a robotic vacuum cleaner. . , to get the job done for you effortlessly. The good news is that you are on a winner.
Robotic mowers are increasingly popular and there are now many models to choose from. We’ve narrowed down the field to the best options for you, to help you achieve a future where you can sit back and relax while your lawn is maintained with minimal effort.
Our selection of the best automatic robot mowers on the market
This mower from Worx is the only one ahead of the chasing pack for several reasons, but the main one is the simplest – the price. Depending on which model you opt for and the corresponding range of mower, this robot will only cost you around £ 500 or $ 500, significantly less than most of the competition.
This price is however associated with excellent performance. You can expect coverage between 300 and 1500 square meters depending on the model and you can select the length of time to leave the grass according to your preference. In addition, the magnetic strips that come with the mower allow you to mark out the areas you want to avoid, in case you have some precious flowers that you simply cannot bear to be in danger. The Landroid is a great robot lawn mower that should be perfect for most people.
The Robomow RS630 is significantly more expensive, but also extremely impressive. It has smart features that prevent it from mowing if it rains, to prevent clogs and damage, and can handle fairly rough terrain with ease.
Robomow can run for 1.5 hours on a single charge and is calibrated via an easy companion app for added convenience. It’s also integrated with Alexa so you can set a voice command to control a mowing session, which is nice and powerful. Its silent mode is also a good idea if you’re trying to work while it’s doing the same.
Husqvarna Automower 430X
This Husqvarna mower has an interesting futuristic look that is a lot more robotic than the mower, but we like it. This is another expensive model, but with a large span at over 3200m², so it should get the job done even on very large properties.
What’s very impressive about it, however, is how quiet it runs, barely sounding intrusive compared to other models. This means that you can schedule it for weeks without even really reminding yourself that it is doing its job. Still, its price means you are paying for that particular creature comfort.
Honda Miimo HRM520
Honda is by far the biggest name on our list, even if it doesn’t reach the top spot. Its Miimo robotic lawnmower looks like a robotic vacuum cleaner or an equally harmless home appliance to everyone, but it has great features for your lawn. On the one hand, it can mow your lawn intelligently over time in a way that apparently even stimulates regrowth compared to sweeping cuts, which is nice.
It also has a great companion app for granular control, and there are different models available depending on how much space you hope to support.
We’re big fans of how easy this McCulloch model is to use – just set boundaries for your lawn (like all models above) and let it go. This is it, really. It’s also super quiet, which means it’s unobtrusive to use just about any time of the day.
Smart anti-theft measures are also a good idea, as these mowers must look quite tempting to thieves. Overall, this is a great choice if you are looking for a straightforward mower to get the job done.
We have found that the G1 robotic lawnmower takes a while to set up with its boundary wire ideally requiring burying in the lawn, but once the initial work is done, this robot mows without a problem.
We love the silence and autonomy of the SØMLØS G1. Strolling through your garden with regularity and efficiency in mind. He doesn’t clean up after himself, but if he’s allowed to go about his business regularly, that’s okay.
Highlights include an adjustable cutting height, anti-theft system, large wheels that help it navigate easily and up to 180 minutes of working time.
Install the G1 and let it start cutting the grass and you’ll have a lot less gardening to do.
Written by Max Freeman-Mills. Originally published on .