WORX WR153E L1500 Review – Landroid Robotic Mower

WORX WR153E L1500

9.7

Performance/Quality

9.8/10

Features

9.8/10

Durability

9.6/10

Value

9.6/10

Warranty/Support

9.6/10

Pros

  • Cut completely to the edge.
  • Highly customisable (with 5 optional extras).
  • Smart Auto Scheduling and other outstanding features.
  • Latest AIA technology.
  • Good warranty and great value for money.

Cons

  • The user manual could be a little more detailed.
  • Required initial installation and set up (required in all robotic mowers)

WORX WR153E L1500 Review

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Summary

The WORX WR153E L1500 is one of a new range of intelligent robotic mowers for large lawns up to 1,500m². The WORX WR153E automatically knows what’s best for your lawn every day and adapts to the size and shape of your lawn as well as the growth rate of your grass.

It has a range of accessories to extend the features that make the WORX WR153E L1500 agile, safe, accurate, quiet and perfect for larger lawns. With this model, and the optional accessories, you can build your perfect robotic mower.

Many people assume that for a larger garden they will need a petrol lawn mower or at the very least, an electric mower with a long extension cord. This is not the case with this model. Most people simply do not have the time to mow the lawn as often as is necessary but still want that perfect lawn. As we all know regular mowing controls weeds, keeps the lawn neat and healthy and allows for the many benefits of mulching. With the WORX WR153E L1500 Landroid Robotic Mower, you can sit back and relax while your robotic lawn mower does all the hard work.

It has the latest technology and through self learning ensures efficient movement and quality of mowing. You will enjoy an amazingly attractive and healthy lawn without having to break a sweat.

Let’s take a closer look at the WORX WR153E L1500 robotic lawn mower.

Main Features of the WORX WR153E L1500

  • Suitable for lawns up to 1,500m²
  • Intelligent navigation for speed, ease of movement and efficiency
  • Cut to edge – for hassle-free neat edges
  • Intuitive operation with Smart Auto Scheduling
  • AIA technology (artificial intelligence) for greater efficiency
  • Automatic over the air or USB firmware updates
  • Silent operation
  • Brushless motor
  • Easily adjustable cutting height from 30mm to 60mm
  • Cutting Width 22cm
  • Adjustable rain sensor
  • Automatic recharge
  • Compact charging station
  • Multi-zone programming feature
  • Great security with a pin code, lock system, and an alarm
  • WORX PowerShare – the 20V battery is interchangeable with other WORX cordless products
  • Light and compact
  • Solidly built
  • 3-Year (extended) warranty
  • Configurable for your specific needs – the 5 optional extras available are:

Optional Extras

  1. ACS or an Anti-Collision System
  2. Voice Control
  3. Radio Link
  4. GPS controlled – Find My Landroid
  5. Off Limits

To give you a visual representation of the new WORX WR153E L1500 take a look at the video below.

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WORX WR130E S300 Landroid configureNavigation System

WORX have created robotic lawn mowers that are practically plug and play. Once you have downloaded the app for Android or iPhone for the WORX WR153E L1500, simply walk through the lawn area and the machine will work it out from there.

The Landroid navigates by means of the boundary wires in conjunction with the AIA Artificial Intelligence Technology. This allows it to learn as it works in order to mow effectively and efficiently. It will start off rather haphazard, but with little time it will navigate more logically and efficiently.

The AIA technology on the WORX WR153E L1500 and on all the new WORX robotic mowers, uses artificial intelligence for greater accuracy and precision. If you have a more complex lawn shape this is a great advantage. It will find its way through narrow gaps and navigate tricky bends and details with ease. It also has a multi-zone programming option for other parts of the garden.

For even trickier gardens you can purchase the Off Limits feature as an optional extra.


WORX WR130E S300 BatteryPower System

The WR153E L1500 comes with a decent 20V 4.0 Ah Lithium battery. A great feature of the WORX range is that the battery is interchangeable. You can use the same battery in other WORX garden equipment and even their power tools. This makes the range versatile and convenient while also giving you a cost saving if you purchase WORX products without the battery.  The WORX PowerShare feature applies to all WORX 20V cordless tools.


WORX WR130E S300 ChargingCharging Station

Many robotic lawn mowers have large unsightly charging stations. A feature WORX do really well is the sleek compact charging station. They call it a stealth charging station as it is so discreet. It also has lateral charging contacts so that the Landroid can charge without needing much space, and it has a grid to avoid the grass clippings often seen around charging stations.


Blade

The blade on the WORX WR153E L1500 is also well designed and good quality. It consists of three razor-sharp blades connected to a central disk. This spins in both directions. The benefit of this is that it cuts neatly and evenly, but also means the blade sharpness and life span is doubled. Eventually, you will have to sharpen the blades and even replace them but less often than you would normally.

 

WORX WR153E L1500 Side


Control Panel & Setup

Setup is fairly straightforward and does not take too long. If you find the instructions provided with the Landroid to be a bit lacking, you can download full instructions as well as a startup guide from the WORX website.

These are the basic steps needed to configure your Landroid:-

• You want to connect the device to your Wi-Fi. There is a QR code under the battery cover to make this easy
• Download the app – See WORX App & Installation below
• Position the charging deck on a flat accessible area near a power outlet
• Use your smartphone and app to “walk” around the lawn area. It will calculate the size and determine the optimal schedule
• Let the Landroid have its first run. Remember it might be a bit clumsy at first but it will improve over time.

Setting up the WORX WR153E L1500

Follow the instructions to complete these 7 steps:-

  1. Locate the charging base – The first step is to position the charging base. Find a flat area that is out of the way, easily accessible and near a power outlet.
  2. Charge the Landroid
  3. Run and peg the boundary cable along the perimeter (can also be buried)
  4. Connect the wires to the base
  5. Connect the Landroid to your Wi-Fi
  6. Download the app and create an account
  7. Walk the garden with your smartphone using the app to check the area

Firmware updates can be done manually using the USB port or you can allow for automatic over the air updates.


Model Comparison

Model Comparison
MowersFlymo 1200RWORX WR153E L1500
Lawn Coverage400m²1500m²
Noise Level58 dB62 dB
Deck Size17cm22 cm
Height of cut20 – 50 mm30 – 60 mm
Incline±25 % (14°)±27 % (15°)
Mowing Time60 minutes60 minutes
Charging Time220 minutes240 minutes
Voice Service:NoneAmazon Alexa
Weight7.4 kg9.4 kg
Accessory parts availableNone5
Mobile AppNoYes
Rating9.4/109.7/10

 


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WORX WR153E L1500 Landroid Robotic Mower 1500 m
  • Perfect for gardens up to 1500 m2
  • Intelligent Smart auto scheduling
  • Aia technology Agile and faster than others
  • Cut to edge for a better finish at the edge of your lawn
  • Configurable to your needs Choose from five unique options
  • WORX power Share LANDROID can share its battery with all WORX 20V cordless tools

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Helpful WORX WR153E L1500Videos

WORX have recently produced two very helpful videos. The first helps with the planning, measuring of your lawn and choosing the correct WORX robotic mower, and the second is an installation guide.

I hope these videos will reassure you how straight forward it is to choose the correct WORX robotic mower and how easy the installation is.

Before you buy

Installation guide


Mowing Features

WORX WR153E L1500 TopCut to Edge

Another feature of the WR153E L1500, that many other robotic lawn mowers lack, is the ability to neatly cut to the edge of the lawn. The off-set blades on this Landroid make this possible. Many other models leave a thin edge that will either need to be cut manually of left scruffy. This model leaves a neat perfect edge without any hassle.

Cutting Pattern

When you set up the Landroid the boundary wires will create the mowing area and by walking with your smartphone the system will calculate the mowing area or areas if you use multi-zone programming. As the Landroid has AIA technology which uses artificial intelligence, the mower will constantly learn and improve. Not only will it mow more efficiently but it will also calculate the perfect mowing schedule according to the type of grass and the growth rate. This is all automatic and needs no help from you. It will leave the lawn looking healthy, happy and weed free.

Narrow Passages

Once again, this is an issue that some other robotic lawn mowers battle with. Narrow passages are often a challenge. The same AIA technology combined with the compact design of the WR153E L1500 allows it to deal with gaps, paths and narrow passages easily.

Multi-Zone Programming

Most gardens and particularly larger gardens are likely to have more than one area of lawn. Multi-zone programming allows you to set the Landroid up so that it can deal with this automatically and effectively. Provided it is set up correctly and the boundary wire is in place the WR153E L1500 will automatically mow the various zones without you having to manually take it from zone to zone. Again completely hassle and effort free.


Height Adjustment

Depending on the type of grass, the season and weather conditions as well as your personal lawn requirements, you will need to adjust the cutting height from time to time. WORX makes this easy to do on the Landroid as it is quick and simple to adjust. The height can be set from 30mm to 60mm for a perfect cut.


Mulching

Mulching is always a good idea if your lawn mower can do it. Apart from needing a mulching lawn mower you also need to mow often (can be very time consuming). Fortunately, the Landroid is perfect for this as the grass cuttings are not collected but mulched at all times. Mulching cuts the grass into fine particles which remain on the lawn. These break down to return nutrients to the soil and also make the lawn more water-wise. It will save you on fertilizer costs and protect and nourish the lawn. It is a time saving and eco-friendly way to mow that will make your lawn healthier, greener and envy of your neighbours.

To learn more about the benefits of mulching, see my article The Benefits of Mulching Grass.


Rain Sensor

Many people recommend not mowing in the rain. It can cause damage to the lawn mower as well as the grass. The Landroid has a sensor that will cause it to stop when it rains and then continue mowing once the rain has stopped.

This is, however, not essential. The Landroid WR153E L1500 is designed to do short regular cuts and is designed to work safely and efficiently in the rain too, if that is what you want to do. You can adjust the rain sensor so that it continues to mow during rain. This will not harm the grass and will not affect the mower.


WORX WR130E S300 AppWORX App & Installation

You can control your WORX WR153E L1500 either using the display panel on the device or using the smartphone app. When you are initially charging the device up, download the app at the same time. It is free and available for iOS as well as Android. Then, sit back and let the machine do its thing.

Updates – while you can do it manually via USB, the firmware is automatically kept up to date with over the air updates.
You can download the respective apps here:

You can even download the app to get a feel for the operation before making a purchase. The app is free. It gives you all the relevant information that you need and complete remote control of the device.

Ensure the Landroid is connected to Wi-Fi and follow the setup instructions after installing the app.

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Safety Features

The WORX Landroid WR153E L1500 is a powerful machine and also a fair investment. It has a number of safety features that will protect your family as well as your property.

  • Lift & Tilt Sensors

If the mower is tilted or lifted the sensors will ensure the blades stop spinning to protect against accidental contact.

  • Quick-Stop Blade

There is a quick-stop feature that will stop the blades immediately if there are any issues or concerns.

  • PIN & Alarm System

The Landroid will only work with its own network. Added to that is has a PIN code as well as an alarm. This not only protects against accidental or unauthorised use but also protects against theft.

  • Lawn Mower Garage

Whilst your robotic mower is completely fine working in the sun and rain, you do have the option to build or purchase a lawn mower garage. If you are not building one yourself, then there are many different designs and options available. Most robotic mower manufacturers will have a dedicated docking station roof, that will provide some protection from the rain and sun, however you can take it one step further and have a completely bespoke design. To see what can be achieved see my article Top 9 Best Robotic Lawn Mower Garage Ideas.

 


WORX Robotic Landroid Range

WR130E 300m²
WORX WR130E S300 Landroid Robotic Mower 300m
WR142E 700m²
WORX WR142E M700 Landroid Robotic Mower 700m
WORX WR147E 1000m²
WORX WR147E L1000 Landroid Robotic Mower 1000 m
WR153E 1500m²
WORX WR153E L1500 Landroid Robotic Mower 1500 m
Robotic Mower
WORX WR130E S300 Landroid Robotic Mower 300m
WORX WR142E M700 Landroid Robotic Mower 700m
WORX WR147E L1000 Landroid Robotic Mower 1000 m
WORX WR153E L1500 Landroid Robotic Mower 1500 m
Recommend Lawn Size
300m2
700m2
1000m²
1500m2
Battery Capacity
2.0 Ah
4.0 Ah
2.0 Ah
4.0 Ah
Max. incline
35%
35%
35%
35%
Cutting Width
18cm
18cm
20cm
22cm
Weight
8,0 kg
9,2 kg
10kg
9,5 kg
Cutting Heights
20mm to 50mm
30mm to 60mm
30mm to 60mm
30mm to 60mm
Boundary Wire Lenght
100m
150m
180m
200m
Cutting Blade
3-pivoting razor blades
3-pivoting razor blades
3-pivoting razor blades
3-pivoting razor blades
Floating Deck
Cut to Edge
Multi-zone Management
Wi-Fi Connection
Rain Sensor
Customer Rating
-
-
-
Price
£399.99
£799.99
£1,099.00
£1,249.99
Prime Benefits
WR130E 300m²
WORX WR130E S300 Landroid Robotic Mower 300m
Robotic Mower
WORX WR130E S300 Landroid Robotic Mower 300m
Recommend Lawn Size
300m2
Battery Capacity
2.0 Ah
Max. incline
35%
Cutting Width
18cm
Weight
8,0 kg
Cutting Heights
20mm to 50mm
Boundary Wire Lenght
100m
Cutting Blade
3-pivoting razor blades
Floating Deck
Cut to Edge
Multi-zone Management
Wi-Fi Connection
Rain Sensor
Customer Rating
-
Price
£399.99
Prime Benefits
More information
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WR142E 700m²
WORX WR142E M700 Landroid Robotic Mower 700m
Robotic Mower
WORX WR142E M700 Landroid Robotic Mower 700m
Recommend Lawn Size
700m2
Battery Capacity
4.0 Ah
Max. incline
35%
Cutting Width
18cm
Weight
9,2 kg
Cutting Heights
30mm to 60mm
Boundary Wire Lenght
150m
Cutting Blade
3-pivoting razor blades
Floating Deck
Cut to Edge
Multi-zone Management
Wi-Fi Connection
Rain Sensor
Customer Rating
Price
£799.99
Prime Benefits
More information
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WORX WR147E 1000m²
WORX WR147E L1000 Landroid Robotic Mower 1000 m
Robotic Mower
WORX WR147E L1000 Landroid Robotic Mower 1000 m
Recommend Lawn Size
1000m²
Battery Capacity
2.0 Ah
Max. incline
35%
Cutting Width
20cm
Weight
10kg
Cutting Heights
30mm to 60mm
Boundary Wire Lenght
180m
Cutting Blade
3-pivoting razor blades
Floating Deck
Cut to Edge
Multi-zone Management
Wi-Fi Connection
Rain Sensor
Customer Rating
-
Price
£1,099.00
Prime Benefits
More information
Full Review
WR153E 1500m²
WORX WR153E L1500 Landroid Robotic Mower 1500 m
Robotic Mower
WORX WR153E L1500 Landroid Robotic Mower 1500 m
Recommend Lawn Size
1500m2
Battery Capacity
4.0 Ah
Max. incline
35%
Cutting Width
22cm
Weight
9,5 kg
Cutting Heights
30mm to 60mm
Boundary Wire Lenght
200m
Cutting Blade
3-pivoting razor blades
Floating Deck
Cut to Edge
Multi-zone Management
Wi-Fi Connection
Rain Sensor
Customer Rating
-
Price
£1,249.99
Prime Benefits
More information
Full Review

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WORX WR130E S300 Accessories ListAccessories

One clever design feature that helps to keep the Landroid prices down is that you don’t pay for unnecessary features. It comes with everything you need for quality mowing but if you want to get more out of your investment, there are some amazing accessories that can be purchased separately.

WORX offers a number of optional extras that for a small additional investment will make your WORX WR153E L1500 even more user-friendly, convenient and effective. This is what WORX have for now and they intend to launch even more options in the near future:

  • Voice Control

As much convenience as the automatic and app-controlled device gives you, you can add voice control for even more freedom and ease of use. Perhaps you do not want to look at your phone or you battle to do this. You might just not enjoy the technology. If so, voice control is a great solution. You can operate the majority of the functions effortlessly with just your voice using this option.

It is easy to install, setup and operate.

  • Find My Landroid

Security is always an issue with quality equipment such as the WORX WR153E L1500. Although it already features a standard PIN code as well as an alarm, you can get additional protection and peace of mind with the Find My Landroid feature. This feature uses the cellular function of the device to allow you to track it over GPS even without Wi-Fi and RadioLink.

  • Anti-Collision System

Irrespective of your initial setup, some parts of the lawn may be a challenge. Added to this, things change in the garden all the time. The ACS or Anti-Collision System will make your robotic lawn mower more agile and help avoid bumping into trees, branches and other obstacles in the cutting area. It does this by means of quality ultrasonic sensors. This feature allows it to steer easily through the lawn and avoid all obstacles.

  • Off Limits

This add-on feature allows you to create ring-fenced areas. While you can do this with the original boundary wire it can be a bit tricky. This method is a lot more effective and easier to apply. It makes use of a sensor that attaches to the Landroid as well as an additional strip that creates a digital fence on the area you wish the mower to avoid. It can operate independently of the boundary wire and does not need power. It is operated by a magnetic force which the sensor will pick up.

  • RadioLink

While the Wi-Fi connection is great and works well, nothing can match the power of the RadioLink for optimum communication and Artificial Intelligence capabilities.  The RadioLink uses low power communication that can travel up to 1km from the router even if there are obstacles in the way.

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WORX WR153E L1500 Owners Manual and Installation Guide Download

WORX WR153E L1500 Owners Manual

WORX WR153E L1500 Installation Guide


WORX WR153E L1500 Warranty

Register your Landroid online, join the owners club and you will enjoy a 3-year warranty. Without registration, the warranty will be 2 years.


WORX WR153E L1500What’s included in the box?

In the kit, you will receive the following:

  • 1 x WR153E Robotic Mower
  • 1 x battery pack – 20V 4.0 Ah Lithium
  • 1 x charger power supply
  • 1 x charging base
  • 8 x nails to secure charging station
  • 9 blades and screws
  • 270m Boundary wire
  • 2 x wire repair connectors
  • 200 x pegs
  • 1 x Allen/hex key
  • 2 x measurement gauge
  • Instruction manual

Downsides

There are a few minor downsides to be aware of before making your purchase.

Some people find the set up little tricky. This does not need to be the case if you just take it one step at a time. The instructions you receive in the box may not be the most comprehensive, so download the full instructions from the WORX site and take it from there. If you plan it and do it carefully it will be pretty easy and does not need to take too long. Do it right the first time and you will have years of hassle-free mowing to look forward to.

The WORX robotic lawn mower can handle a maximum slope of 35 degrees. This should not be a problem for most people but if you have a steep garden take this into consideration.

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Conclusion

Mowing a lawn can be a grind. This is especially true of larger gardens. The WORX WR153E L1500 Landroid Robotic Mower can comfortably cope with a garden up to 1,500m². Provided you set it up correctly at first it will give you many years of hassle-free mowing with very little effort from your side. It can handle most garden challenges and will even cope with multiple zones in the garden.

Your lawn will be cut regularly leaving it looking lush, neat and weed free.

The WORX robotic mowers have always been tough, durable and made of good quality materials, and this WORX WR153E L1500 is no exception.

Like all robotic mowers this mower will automatically return to base to recharge its batteries, and then continue to silently cut and maintain your lawn. (your neighbours will definitely not miss the sound of your petrol mower on a Sunday morning!)

Consider the full range of WORX robotic mowers (see my comparison table above) to ensure the size and features are suitable for you. Then I am sure you will not be disappointed as this range is my number 1 pick for you in terms of outstanding value for money, features and performance. Having the ability to add optional extras is a great benefit making it future proof. Even without these additional options your WORX WR153E L1500 Landroid Robotic Mower has features built in that are normally found in a higher end models.


WORX WR153E L1500 ChargingShould You Buy The WORX WR153E L1500?

If you are tired of slogging it out in the garden and never seem able to mow often enough, then the Landroid is a good alternative. It is efficient and effective on lawns up to as large as 1,500m². It has all the features you might need as well as a host of additional features if you want a bit more out of it.

This high recommendation is not only based on the exceptional features, performance, exceptional value for money but also the ability to build on with additional features that are configurable to your future needs. This intelligent range of WORX robotic mowers are therefore my number 1 recommendation for you and your lawn. 


Where should I purchase this model? 

Hopefully this review has made it clear to whether or not you should purchase this WORX WR153E L1500 model. If you consider everything I’ve talked about then I’m sure you will make the right decision.

Amazon have the best prices that are difficult to match and probably the most reliable delivery system on the web. Considering how valuable this piece of equipment is, you want the most for your money and the best service possible making Amazon the best place to go.

Also, if you have any questions about this model or choosing your own mower then please leave a comment below and I’ll help you out the best I can.

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WORX WR153E L1500 Landroid Robotic Mower 1500 m
  • Perfect for gardens up to 1500 m2
  • Intelligent Smart auto scheduling
  • Aia technology Agile and faster than others
  • Cut to edge for a better finish at the edge of your lawn
  • Configurable to your needs Choose from five unique options
  • WORX power Share LANDROID can share its battery with all WORX 20V cordless tools

Last update on 2020-10-27 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

WORX Landroid Range


FAQs

What size lawn is the WORX WR153E L1500 suitable for?

Suitable for lawns up to 1,500m².

What is the cutting width of the WORX WR153E L1500?

22cm.

What is the weight of the WORX WR153E L1500 robotic mower?

9.5kg.

Does the WORX WR153E L1500 robotic mower cut to the edge?

Yes.

What security features does the WORX WR153E L1500 robotic mower have?

Pin code, Lock system, Alarm sound, Find my Landroid.

What is the sound level of the WORX WR153E L1500?

66db.

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