Review: Robomow RS612 Robot Lawn Mower

When speaking of household chores, it's always better to use automatic machines that do the job for you faster and with less effort from you. This is the case of mowing the lawn and although using a powerful lawn mower is an excellent and fast solution, having a robotic lawn mower at hand is even better. Having the RS612 is, perhaps, the best solution you could find. Robomow products are high-quality and always deliver the best results and despite the fact this one requires a large investment, you will be very pleased you made this purchase once you see how…

Robomow RS612 Ratings

Mowing Performance - 95%
Smart Features - 97%
Safety - 90%
Durability - 92%

94%

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Among all the robotic lawn mowers available for sale, the RS612 by Robomow battery-powered model can be a practical alternative that manages to combine convenience and smart technologies. Once you lay eyes on it, you will know that it will manage to keep your lawn looking great.

User Rating: 5 ( 1 votes)

When speaking of household chores, it’s always better to use automatic machines that do the job for you faster and with less effort from you. This is the case of mowing the lawn and although using a powerful lawn mower is an excellent and fast solution, having a robotic lawn mower at hand is even better. Having the RS612 is, perhaps, the best solution you could find. Robomow products are high-quality and always deliver the best results and despite the fact this one requires a large investment, you will be very pleased you made this purchase once you see how great it is. However, keep in mind that it’s a battery-powered unit and it can only handle areas as large as 1,200 sq. m or 0.3 acres, so if you are looking for a machine that will mow large areas, you should go for another model, perhaps the RS622. Still, you will love this model, especially because it doesn’t create more than 73dB of noise, which will allow you to mow the lawn at any time without you disturbing your neighbors. All in all, this is an amazing addition to your tool shed.

Mowing performance

Whit this robot lawnmower, you will be able to enjoy a perfect lawn in a matter of minutes. Thanks to the large steel blades and the powerful motor, it won’t encounter troubles in cutting and clipping the grass or getting over slopes up to 36%. The cutting height can be adjusted according to the size of your lawn and your preferences and thanks to the floating deck, the result will be nice and even despite the many bumps and slopes a yard might have. The cutting width is 22” and it uses two sharp blades that rotate at a high velocity in order to handle massive grass. The mower has multiple zone capability, being able to navigate to up to 4 different zones and it will mow each one individually. The transition from one zone to another can be made even if the robot mower has to navigate through narrow areas since it has a slim and compact shape. An innovative feature of this device is the unique edge mode that allows the mower to reach as close to the perimeter wire as possible thanks to the blades located near the borders of the blade.

Smart features

The robot comes with a base station where it recharges and where it stays between operations. Whenever you program it to mow, it leaves the base station then it returns to it whenever it needs to recharge or after it finished mowing. As for smart features, we mention the rain sensor that allows you to decide whether or not you will use the mower in case it will rain or the humidity is too high. Also, the machine can be controlled via an integrated smartphone app that lets you operate or check the status of the mower from a distance by using your phone. One of the main advantages of a robotic lawn mower is the compact design that allows it to move freely even in narrow areas. The model is slim in shape, measuring 12.2 x 28.94 x 25.98 inches and weighing just over 60 pounds, meaning it will not be a problem carrying it around, storing it, or putting it to work in small gardens. Thanks to the modular design, it’s very easy for you to replace the blades without the need for professional help. Although it doesn’t come with a remote control, you can use the app to operate it from a distance.

Safety

How safe a robotic lawn mower is should be one of the main criteria in choosing one because accidents could happen while leaving a machine with sharp blades unattended. Fortunately, the robot is packed with a series of features that guarantee safety in use. First of all, it automatically turns off when tilted or lifted from the ground so there is no risk of touching the blade while they are spinning. Also, the machine comes with a child lock to prevent children from mistaking it for a toy and playing with its controls. In addition, there is an anti-theft lock that allows you to put a PIN code on your robot mower to prevent others from using it while you are away.

Maintenance

Given the complexity of a robot lawn mower, an aspect that might concern you as a user is the maintenance it will require over time. Luckily, there are little things to worry when using the robot. Thanks to the snap-on blades, it’s very easy to remove and replace them without the need of any tool. This robot mower works on a Lithium battery that takes around 60 to 90 minutes to charge and can last for about 55 minutes of mowing.

Warranty and support

This product’s warranty lasts only for 1 tear after the purchase date, which is not too much but is a regular warranty time for devices like this one. Fortunately, for any problem you might encounter with it, there is a customer support line available for you and many replacement parts so you can rapidly solve the issues.

Final considerations

This robot lawn mower is definitely a great unit that does a pretty good job. The entire unit is very well built, starting with the stylish, yet compact design, and finishing with the mowing performance and safety features. At the same time, we really consider the smartphone compatibility to be a great plus in what concerns its operation. Furthermore, we believe the price of the unit is a fair barging for what it has to offer and although there may be some drawbacks, we still think it’s a reliable choice. With the help of such an ingenious robot, you won’t have to worry again about spending time and energy while mowing the lawn because it will basically do all the job for you.

PROS

CONS

Has a large cutting area Short warranty
Great edge cutting capabilities Needs frequent recharge
Easy to replace blades  
Smartphone compatible  
Totally safe  

6 Comments

  1. Patrick says:

    Can you please tell me what are the blades made from?

    • Janice Rembrandt says:

      Hello, Patrick. The blades are made from heavy duty steel to provide superior results. This means they are very resistant, so there won’t be any problems related to this aspect.

  2. Rachele says:

    Does the unit come with a perimeter wire? If yes, how long is it?

    • Janice Rembrandt says:

      Hi, Rachele. When you purchase the Robomow RS612, you will find in the box a perimeter wire which is 800 feet long. Therefore, it’s long enough to delimit the working area.

  3. Helen says:

    Is this a better model than the RS622?

    • Janice Rembrandt says:

      Hi, Helen. Actually, the RS22 mode is more advanced than the RS612, the main differences being related to the software, motors, and coverage area. Also, the RS22 is more expensive.