June 20, 2022
WORX has announced the new Landroid S robotic mower, a compact system that is powered by a 20-volt 2.0Ah MAX lithium battery and the ability to cut lawns up to one eighth of an acre (the equivalent of 5,445 square feet) unsupervised. Homeowners with smaller lots can use the Landroid S to take “the guesswork out of lawn care,” WORX said.
When compared to hiring a lawn care service, a robotic mower can pay for itself in less than 1.5 seasons, WORX added. The smart, streamlined machine can be programmed to cut the lawn in any day or time combinations through a smart phone app, or directly through the mower’s LCD screen interface.
The system includes a floating blade system that automatically adjusts its cutting clearance height if it encounters an obstruction, such as a rock, stick or other object. The floating blade system also provides continuous cutting action as the mower navigates the lawn. The underside of the Landroid S includes a waterproof base, which lets homeowners rinse off grass, dirt, or debris with a garden hose. Bluetooth connectivity and WI-Fi connections ensure a seamless setup through the Landroid app, WORX said.
Other features of the Landroid S include:
- A high-efficiency brushless motor that runs 50% longer and is 25% more powerful and with a 10% longer life than comparable robotic mowers with brushed motors. The Landroid S is also quiet, WORX said.
- A 20V Power Share battery, compatible with more than 75 other WORX lawn and garden, DIY and lifestyle products. The Landroid also can automatically return to a charging station for a battery recharge, and it continues mowing where it left off. A built-in rain sensor also sends the mower back to its charging station. A built-in timer can be adjusted so the Landroid S doesn’t leave the charging station until the grass has dried after a rainstorm.
- Three wheels and topside, six-position dial to adjust mowing height from 1.5 to 3.6 inches. The mower has a 7-inch cutting swath, and it can navigate slopes or berms up to 20 degrees (35%). The mower’s deck is designed to “Cut to Edge,” which offsets micro cutting blades so they cut closer to the edge of the deck, minimizing the need for follow-up trimming. Tiny grass clippings mulch back into the lawn to act as fertilizer.
- Optional accessories such as an anti-collision system (+$259.99), which lets the Landroid sense and avoid obstructions in the yard; GPS tracking/cellular connectivity through “Find my Landroid” (+$309.99); a Radio Link module (+$209.99) that extends Wi-Fi connectivity an additional 500 yards, and the Landroid Garage with lift top (+$169.99) to provide protection and keep the robot out of the elements.
The system comes with the 20V 2.0Ah battery and charger, boundary wire, stakes, hex key, two measurement gauges, two wire connectors, nine replacement blades and eight lawn screws for securing the charging station. The Landroid S 1/8 acre model is available for $999.999 at its website or through Amazon.