Notebookcheck Logo

Oasa reveals R1 robot lawn mower with unusual feature

The Oasa R1 is a reel robot lawn mower. (Image source: Oasa)
The Oasa R1 is a reel robot lawn mower. (Image source: Oasa)
Oasa has revealed the R1 robot lawn mower, an upcoming model that does not require a boundary wire. According to Oasa, the device’s cutting method also makes it the first robotic mower of its kind. The new company has yet to confirm an official product release date, though clues suggest it could arrive in the next few months.

The Oasa R1 robot lawn mower has been unveiled. As with other more advanced models, the upcoming mower uses LiDAR to navigate your lawn without needing a boundary wire or RTK station. Oasa suggests that this means you can set up the product in as little as 15 minutes, helping the robot avoid obstacles in your garden.

There is one big difference between the R1 and other models. Rather than the rotating cutting blade seen in many other robot lawn mowers, the R1 cuts using a reel like a regular cylinder mower. Oasa claims this makes its robotic mower a world first, with a more even finish than can be achieved with the rotary blade. The company also suggests that this trimming method is healthier for your grass thanks to the smoother cut. The blade is self-resharpening for reduced maintenance, and you can set a cutting height between 0.8 and 4.0 inches (~20 and 100 mm). The mower has a reel width of 13-in (~335 mm) and leaves a 2-in (~51 mm) gap when cutting against a rising edge on your lawn, or mowing directly over the edge if the adjacent surface is level.

The mower uses two 6-inch wheels and a front-wheel drive system with suspension, allowing it to tackle 45% inclines. Other features include IPX7 dust and water resistance for easy cleaning with a hose, auto-recharging and app-based controls. The release date and pricing for the Oasa R1 robot lawn mower have yet to be officially announced. However, a locked YouTube video from the company suggests the device could go on sale around May 31. Customers can sign up with their email address at the company's website to receive notifications about the product’s release.

Buy the iRobot Roomba 694 Robot Vacuum at Amazon

(Image source: Oasa)
(Image source: Oasa)


static version load dynamic
Loading Comments
Comment on this article
Please share our article, every link counts!
Polly Allcock, 2024-03-27 (Update: 2024-03-27)