Husqvarna Automower NERA satnav robot mower has high price tag
The Husqvarna Automower NERA series of autonomous robot lawn mowers will launch in Europe in March. The range announced last autumn includes three products: the 320 NERA, 430X NERA and 450X NERA. The mowers are designed to suit different lawn sizes, with the 320 catering to an area of 2,200 m² (~23,681 ft²), the 430X NERA for 3,200 m² (~34,445 ft²) gardens the range-topping 450X covering 5,000 m² (~53,820 ft²).
As outlined last year, the Husqvarna Automower NERA range does not require a boundary wire like older models. Instead, the smart mower can use the optional EPOS Plug-in Kit for satellite navigation to determine its position, which is accurate to 2 to 3 cm (~0.8 to 1.2-in). You can also set Automower Zones in the accompanying app to prevent mowing or set different cutting heights at various places in your garden. The gadget is also compatible with multiple smart home systems, enabling you to control the device with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant voice commands.
In the UK, the Husqvarna Automower 320 NERA, 430X NERA and 450X NERA cost £2,729 (~US$3,311), £3,509 (~US$4,257) and £4,849 (~US$5,883), respectively. Prices across EU countries vary, with lower prices in the Netherlands: the 320 NERA retails for €2,869, the 430X NERA for €3,799 and the 450X NERA for €5,099. The optional EPOS Plug-in Kit costs £1,449 (~US$1,758) or €1,499.