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Many robot mowers have apps that allow you full remote control over their mowing routine.
Some models such as the Husqavarna allow voice control via Google Home or Alexa.
One of the latest crop of robotic lawn mowers is the natural extension to any Smart home.
Many robot lawn mowers have built-in security features to prevent theft.
Sensors detect when someone lifts the mower and can trigger a siren as well as lockdown the mower operation.
The mower can only be restarted with the correct pin code.
Lawn size is critical when you’re looking at choosing your robot lawn mower.
Higher power batteries mean your mower can spend more time out on the job before needing a recharge. This is really important for those larger lawns.
If your mower lacks sufficient battery life it will spend too much time recharging and not enough time at the cutting edge. As a result your lawn may look a little patchy.
Lawn shape is also important. Robot lawn mowers use algorithms to cut along what appears to be a very random set of pathways.
A cheap robotic lawn mower may struggle to cut right into the corners of lawns with very complex shapes.
Robot lawn mowers are designed to operate in any weather and the typical soft wheels are designed to have a very low impact on your lawn.
The problem with mowing the lawn in the rain, even for a robot, is that wet grass clippings tend to stick to the underneath and clog up the blades.
Wet grass on steep slopes may also be harder for your robot to handle.
The charging station connects to your AC power from your home.
A full battery recharge might take anywhere between 30 and 90 minutes and, depending on the model, will last for several hours of mowing.