The Bosch Indego 800 can be seen as the ‘little brother’ of the Bosch Indego family as it designed for smaller gardens.
It can’t quite travel as far as the others can but it’ll still make a great job of your garden.
Like the Indego and Indego 1000, the 800 is controlled by the Logicut navigation system, has identical sensors, has a PIN alarm system and uses the exact same mowing pattern.
Within this review I’ll be running through all of the Indego 800s features, functions and capabilities to show you how well it competes.
- Rating: 7/10
- Covers garden areas reaching 800m²
- Operates using the Logicut Navigation System
- PIN and Alarm security system
- Eco Friendly Power System
To give you a little introduction to the Bosch Indego range, have a watch of the video below:
Like all models, the 800 is powered by a 32V Lithium-ion battery and electric motor with a charging and working time of 50 minutes.
Within this working time it can cover areas reaching 200m² and in total can cover areas reaching 800m².
The 800 is accompanied with its own to docking station which it will retreat to automatically whenever it needs recharged.
Now you may be thinking that 50 minutes to charge a battery is a long time, but actually the Bosch models have the fastest charging times in the market. Most others take anywhere between 50 – 90 minutes to charge, some even over 100 minutes.
Due to quick charging times and the efficient navigation system, the Bosch models produce the fastest mowing experience in the market.
So if you are one for a speedy mowing time, then these mowers are for you.
Due to its electrical power system, the 800 gives off zero emissions and is very quiet with a guaranteed noise level of 75 dB.
This should keep you neighbours happy as they won’t here the constant shriek usually heard by a lawn mower.
This system does wonders for reducing your carbon foot print and will only help the environment.
|Mowers||Worx WG790E||Bosch Indego 800||Gardena R70Li|
|Lawn Coverage||800 m²||800 m²||700 m²|
|Noise Level||63 dB||75 dB||58 dB|
|Mowing Time||60 minutes||50 minutes||80 minutes|
|Charging Time||50 minutes||50 minutes||50 – 60 minutes|
|Dimensions||55x37x26 cm||58x46x25.5 cm||58x46x25.5 cm|
|Weight||8.9 kg||11.1 kg||7.5 kg|
Like all Bosch mowers, the 800 uses the Bosch ‘Logicut’ system to calculate the most efficient route to navigate around your garden without any confusion.
It does using a rather unique mowing pattern consisting of parallel lines. This system ensures that all garden areas will be mowed precisely and quickly, and 30% faster than random navigation.
And said before, the 800 will continually improve it route after each mow. Which will be recorded and used for every mow.
The Indego 800 has a very useful height adjustment setting.
This allows you to alter the height at which it cuts your grass, between 20mm and 60mm. So it can fit the exact preferences of you and your garden.
This tool will be especially useful for whenever your grass is getting too long and during season changes.
The thing I recommend you do is gradually lower the grass height over a few weeks instead of putting it at the lowest right away.
This means that your grass clippings will be very small and you give your lawn the best chance to grow evenly.
The reason for gradually bringing down the mowing height is because you want to make use of its mulching function.
Cutting the grass very finely, the leftover clippings will be able to drop in between the grass and drop to the bottom soil.
This improves the natural health of your soil as nutrients are passed on to the grass roots and soil.
Making for a healthier, greener and thicker looking lawn.
It makes use of obstacle sensors which stops it during any interference, it then recalculates and continues with a different route.
It will also remember this for future mows and will make alterations to route it chooses for the next mow accordingly.
PIN & Alarm System
To prevent the activity of burglars, it has a built-in security alarm and PIN entry system.
So whenever someone is trying to use it without the code, the alarm will sound and you’ll catch them in the action.
Lift & Tilt Sensors
Any time the 800 is lifted or tilted the blade stops automatically and immediately. Reducing any possibility of injury caused to you, your friends or family.
These features create a safe and comfortable environment for you to enjoy your garden even when it’s away at work.
- Because of its dimensions and blade size, the Indego cannot reach blades of grass that run along a wall or fence. But considering how much mowing work it will save you I don’t think this is too much to ask.
- Bosch models cannot travel from one lawn area to the other – e.g. front to back garden. But this would be the same for a push mower and seeing as the 800 would be lighter and easier to carry, I don’t think this is a big deal either.
- Indego models don’t cope well with leafs. The majority of the time they will be left out on your lawn after the mow so you will have to go and remove them yourself.
In my opinion the Indego 800 is an great product. No competitor can match its speed and precision.
The results you’ll be getting after a couple of week will blow you away and your neighbours will be extremely jealous that you can get that good a lawn with very little effort.
But do I think you should purchase this mower… no I don’t.
In my opinion I think the Worx WG790 is the better model. It makes just as good a job your lawn but has less annoying flaws and more features for you to make use of.
I still think the Indego 800 is a great mower, it’s just not as good as the competition.
Should You Buy This Model?
Now of course the above is just my opinion and you are entitled to yours so if you are still interested in purchasing this model then you’ll need to consider a few things.
Below I’ve outlined a few factors that will help you understand whether or not you’ll make full use of the Indego 800.
- Your garden is under 800m² in size
- Your garden has only one lawn
- You don’t have the time to maintain your lawn properly
- You’re willing to do some trimming around the edges of your lawn
- You’re willing to clean up leaves when needed
- You aren’t interested in loads of extra features like mobile control
To make sure you get a great price you should head over to Amazon, they’re likely to give you a better deal than anywhere else and with their delivery service, there won’t be anyone more reliable either.
If you want to ask any questions about this model then please leave a comment below. All I want to do is help you out as much as I can so I will reply as soon as possible.
|Battery Voltage||32/4 V|
|Typical Charging Time||50 minutes|
|Typical Mowing Time||50 Minutes|
|Cutting System||3 pivoting blades|
|Cutting Height (min-max)||20 – 60 mm|
|Sound Level||measured: 72 dB (A) guaranteed: 75 dB (A)|
|Perimeter Wire||150 m|
|Fixing Pegs||3 x 100|
|Product Size LxWxH||580x460x255 mm|