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The Segway Navimow could actually be the first decent home robot mower

The Segway Navimow comes in four sizes. (Image source: Segway)
The Segway Navimow comes in four sizes. (Image source: Segway)
Segway has ventured into new realms with the Navimow, its first robot mower. The Navimow is available in four sizes, each with a multitude of sensors and GPS tracking, doing away with the annoying perimeter cable that most robot mowers use. More expensive models also support 4G connectivity and a GPS-based anti-theft system.

Robot mowers have not taken off quite as well as robot vacuums have. For one, most robot mowers are much more expensive than their indoor equivalents, even when comparing basic mowers against expensive vacuums. Also, almost all robot mowers require perimeter or guide wires to function that are arduous to install and easily torn by your mower. Some GPS-based options exist, such as the Smartmow and the ArduMower, but they are either expensive, or DIY in the case of the ArduMower.

Clearly, Segway has noticed a gap in the market, as it has announced the Navimow, a comparatively affordable robot mower that does not use a perimeter wire. Instead, the mower uses Exact Fusion Locating System (EFLS), a fancy term for virtual geofencing. In other words, the Navimow relies on GPS and various sensors to keep it within 2 cm of your desired area.

Essentially, the Navimow appears to operate like a robot vacuum, rather than a conventional robot mower. Hence, it also contains numerous safety features, such as bump sensors and a BladeStop system if an animal or human comes too close to it. The Navimow can be programmed through Segway's app, also.

Segway will sell four versions of the Navimow, starting with the H500E at €1,199. There is also the H800E, H1500E and H3000E, which feature a longer range, 4G connectivity and a GPS anti-theft system. These models will retail between €1,499 and €2,499. Segway has not announced if it plans to release the Navimow in North America yet, though.

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Alex Alderson, 2021-09- 4 (Update: 2021-09- 4)