Bosch Indego Robotic Lawnmower Review

Bosch Indego Robotic Lawnmower

The Bosch Indego mower is the standard model that Bosch have released and is in closest competition with the likes of the Husqvarna 315 and the Robomow RS615.

It produces a great quality of cut, has a brilliant power system and operates using the super-efficient Logicut navigation – but how does it fare against the competition?

For a more in-depth look at all its features, functions and capabilities, and to see just how well it competes, make sure you stick around and keep reading this review.

Main Features:

  • Rating:7/10
  • Reaches areas up to 1000 m²
  • Speedy and efficient cutting system
  • Uses Logicut Navigation Technology
  • Built-in mulching function

To give you a little introduction to the Indego range, watch the video below:


Logicut Navigation

The Indego makes use of the Logicut navigation system to roam around your garden.

By forcing the Indego to work in parallel lines, this system saves time & power and is 30% faster than random navigation – so is quite a bit ahead of the competition.

But don’t worry this does not mean your mow will be rushed.

The Indego will still take adequate care of your garden to ensure the best cut possible. But instead of relying on a random path like most others, the Logicut system calculates the most efficient route in order to achieve this.

This is truly unique technology that cannot be replicated by any other model.

But the fun doesn’t stop there…

The Indego has a built-in memory system, meaning it will remember every route it has used in your garden.

Based on information it has gathered on slopes, obstacles, the weather conditions and the shape of you garden, the Indego will review each route after every mow and calculate how it can makes improvements.

Which means not only will it produce a more efficient cut than competitors right from the get-go but it will also get better and better.


Power System

To produce this awesome mowing style, the Indego is powered by a 32V Lithium-ion battery and electric motor with a charging and running time of 50 minutes.

Again, this is super-efficient compared to competitors as most would take anywhere between 50 – 90 minutes for competitors (some even take 100 minutes).

The engine is programmed to use as little power as possible for each mow to keep charging costs low.

Eco Friendly 

Due to the electrical power system, this mower is completely environmentally friendly.

It produces zero harmful emissions and is very quiet. This should keep your neighbours happy because there isn’t an old, loud petrol mower running about making their ear drums bleed.

It also means you can mow the garden during the night.

You won’t wake anybody up and it won’t bug you whenever you’re out on the garden.


Mowing Features

Slopes

The Indego has the capacity to work on slopes reaching 20°.

Although truth be told, I have found out that the Indego can have some trouble working on slopes.

This means it could run into some trouble while mowing.

Weather Proof Design

To handle difficult and ever changing weather, the Indego has been designed to cope in nearly all conditions.

Although this doesn’t include when it’s raining, snowing or when it’s frosty outside – or pretty much any kind of wet and cold weather.

Mowing in these conditions only cause damage to the mower and to your lawn and I’m sure you don’t want that.

Model Comparison
Mowers Robomow RS615 Bosch Indego  Husqvarna 315
Lawn Coverage 1500 m² 1000 m² 1500 m²
Noise Level 72-66 dB 75 dB 58 dB
Mowing Time 55 – 70 minutes 50 minutes 70 minutes
Charging Time 90 – 110 minutes 50 minutes 60 minutes
Dimensions 73.5x66x31 cm 58x46x25.5 cm 63x51x25 cm
Weight 20 kg 11.1 kg 9 kg
Mobile App Yes No Yes
Slope Capability 20° 20° 22°
Rating 8/10 7/10 9/10

Blades

To produce the accurate and sharp cut, the Bosch Indego is equipped with 3 small razor blades that are attached to one spinning disk.

These blades are very thin so they will produce a clean slice of the grass instead of what you see with most mowers – i.e. a ripping of the grass.

Height Adjustment

To make sure your grass is maintained properly through each season, you can alter the height at which the Indego cuts it, from anywhere between 20 – 60mm.

A little piece of advice though.

Please gradually bring down the height at which it cuts instead of putting it straight to the lowest right from the get-go. This gives your lawn the best chance to grow evenly and means the mower can mulch your lawn.

Mulching

Cutting the grass very finely, the leftover clippings will be able to drop in between the grass and drop to the bottom soil. Here they decompose and act as a mulch.

This improves the natural health of your soil as more nutrients are passed on. Therefore making your garden look greener, healthier and better looking than your neighbours.

But make sure you grass isn’t too long before the first cut or you won’t be able to take advantage of this.


Safety Features

To ensure your safety while the Indego is out at work, it has a number of safety features.

Bump Sensors

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 unknowing of the PIN, the alarm will sound.

Even though this will be quite annoying in future (you know, having to put in the code every time you want to lift it up), I think it is totally worth it.

Lift & Tilt Function

Any time the Indego is lifted or tilted the blade stops automatically and immediately. Reducing any possibility of injury caused to you, your friends or family.

And as a little precautionary extra, there is a big emergency stop button on top of the mower just in case.

These features create a safe and comfortable environment for you to enjoy your garden even when it’s away at work.


Downsides

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. For those with sloped gardens, this mower is not for you. It just seems to struggle in this kind of terrain so it could verge off in the wrong direction during mows which would of course affect the quality of cut.
  4. 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.

Bosch Indego Robotic LawnmowerConclusion

All the features built-in to this automower, especially the Logicut navigation system, make it not only intelligent but allow it to do its job much more efficiently and effectively than conventional lawnmowers.

Once you give this mower the time it needs, it will make a great job of your garden!

But do I think it has out done its competition… no I don’t.

I still think it’s a fantastic mower and would totally not regret purchasing one, I just don’t think it’s quite good enough.

This model has a couple more flaws to deal with and doesn’t quite have as many features as most other models.

Instead I would recommend anyone with a lawn of 800m² to check out the Worx WG790E.


Should You Buy This Mower?

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.

  • Your garden is about 1000m² in size
  • Your garden is almost completely flat
  • Your garden only has one lawn
  • You’re too busy 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

If this mower fits your bill, and you’re interested in making a purchase, then make sure you head over to Amazon (affiliate).

Out of all retailers they are most likely to give you the best deal and the most reliable delivery service.

If you have anything questions about this model or any others then please let me know in the comments below and I’ll make sure to help you out 😉

 

Additional Specifications
Working Area 1000m²
Max Incline 35%
Speed 45 cm/sec
Wheel Threads Medium
Battery Type Lithium-Ion
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
Cutting Width 26cm
Sound Level measured: 72 dB (A) guaranteed: 75 dB (A)
App Connection No
Alarm Yes
PIN Code Yes
Mulching Function Yes
Time Lock Yes
Lift Sensor Yes
Tilt Sensor Yes
Perimeter Wire 200 m
Fixing Pegs 4 x 100
Product Size LxWxH 580x460x255 mm
Weight 11.1 kg

 

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2 Comments on “Bosch Indego Robotic Lawnmower Review”

  1. Hi.

    Wow. I wasn’t even aware that there was such a thing as a robotic lawn mower. It’s kind of amazing. If I had the money and the right lawn it would be fun to get one and try it.
    It sounds like there is some set up involved. Not sure if I could handle that. Well anyway..my lot has an 80 degree bank. I’m sure it couldn’t handle that.
    It was a very informative review. You did a good job explaining to the reader about the pros and cons. A prospective buyer would have a much clearer picture on which to base their decision.

    1. Yeah Jeannie doesn’t sound like robomowers are quite right for you. None of the models I’ve seen would be able to handle that big a slope.

      But just incase you change your mind or move house and just so you know, the set up process is really simple and you can actually get the dealer to do it for you. I actually recommend doing this instead as it will be done correctly and much quicker. So make sure to keep them in mind.

      I’m really glad you enjoyed the review and I really appreciate you reading it. If you have questions feel free to let me know whenever!

      Thanks again,

      Mark

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