Update March 2020
Please note that the review below is now a few years old. Since then there are now better alternatives for you to consider. WORX has introduced a new range of Landroid robotic mowers, there are 6 models to choose from that cover lawns from 300m² to 2,000m². The Landroid robotic mowers have always led the way in advanced technology and features, and this new range of robotic mowers continues to ensure they are at the cutting edge of robotic mower technology. To see my full reviews of these new robotic mowers, and why they are amongst the best and most configurable mowers available in the UK today, click on the link below.
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.
- Reaches areas up to 1000 m²
- Speedy and efficient cutting system
- Uses Logicut Navigation Technology
- Built-in mulching function
Bosch Indego Video
To give you a little introduction to the Indego range, watch the video below:
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.
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.
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 in the garden.
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 causes damage to the mower and to your lawn, and I’m sure you don’t want that.
|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|
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.
To make sure your grass is maintained properly through each season, you can alter the height at which the Indego cuts at, from anywhere between 20mm – 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.
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 your grass isn’t too long before the first cut or you won’t be able to take advantage of this.
To ensure your safety while the Indego is out at work, it has a number of safety features.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Update March 2020 – please note that the review below is now a few years old. Since then there are now better alternatives for you to consider. WORX has introduced a new range of Landroid robotic mowers, there are 6 models to choose from that cover lawns from 300m² to 2,000m². The Landroid robotic mowers have always led the way in advanced technology and features, and this new range of robotic mowers continues to ensure they are at the cutting edge of robotic mower technology. To see my full reviews of these new robotic mowers, and why they are amongst the best and most configurable mowers available in the UK today, click on the link below.
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 lawn mowers.
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.
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 ;-)
|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||200 m|
|Fixing Pegs||4 x 100|
|Product Size LxWxH||580x460x255 mm|