The Segway Autonomous Lawn Mower Uses GPS to Mow Your Lawn
Gone are the days when you have to pay the neighbor’s kid to mow your lawn. In fact, you won’t need to pay anyone to mow your lawn if you buy one of the newest products from Segway. It’s called the Navimow, and it’s one of the most advanced lawn mowers that you can use on your lawn.
The Segway Navimower uses virtual boundaries to stay within the lines
One of the reasons that the Segway Navimow is so advanced, compared to other robot mowers on the market is its ability to mow lawns while staying inside the lines. For the unaware, other robot mowers use boundary wire that you will need to lay down around the perimeter of your lawn. However, the Segway Navimow uses an Exact Fusion Locating System instead.
Segways says that the locating system keeps the Navimow at “precise positions and systematic mowing patterns.” It also uses a “Kinematic Positioning System” that combines data from multiple sensors on the unit itself to handle the most difficult of terrains. Users can determine the mower’s boundaries via an app on their smartphone.
Match that technology with Navimow’s intelligent navigation system, which plans the most efficient cutting route, and you’ll start to why this little robot mower aims to be the most efficient on the market.
The Navimow has other unique features to mow your lawn
In addition to being able to stay inside the lines of your lawn, the Segway Navimower has offset blades to cut the grass at a variety of heights – between three and six centimeters. The mower can even cut the edges and corners of the lawn with ultimate precision and it can also climb sloped terrain. According to Segway, the Navimow’s 14-bit precision positioning sensor allows it to climb slopes up to a 45-degree angle.
You won’t need to worry about the Navimow getting wet or running into any lawn furniture or children, either. It has an IPX6 waterproof rating and can shut off its blades if it detects obstacles, thanks to its onboard sensors. Additionally, if it starts to rain, the Navimow has a sensor to detect that as well and will return to its charging base. And if its battery gets too low, then the Navimow will pick up right where it left off when it’s done recharging, reports Engadget.
There are four different versions to choose from
If you’re in the market for a robot mower and decide that the Segway Navimow will suit your needs, then you’ll have four different models to choose from. The base-model Navimow H500E is suited for lawns up to 5,400 square feet while the high-trim models are made for larger lawn areas. Opting for the higher trims will also unlock 4G Wifi capability for a better connection as well as a GPS anti-theft feature.
The entry-level H500E model is priced at $1,425 while the Navimow H800 is priced at $1,781. Stepping up to the H1500E will allow you to mow lawns up to 16,145 square feet, but that one will set you back $1,999. While the top-trim H3000E can mow lawns up to 33,000 square feet and costs $2,969.
Gone are the days of having a random neighborhood kid mow your lawn for $10. However, the time and effort you save with the Segway Navimow will likely be worth every penny that you spend on it. Plus, it’ll probably do a better job than that kid anyway.