WORX WG794 Landroid Review – What You Should Know About The 28-volt Robotic Lawn Mower

WORX WG794 Landroid 28-volt Robotic Lawn Mower

Having a freshly mowed lawn is a great idea if you have an autonomous lawnmower that does the work for you and that is exactly what the WORX WG794 is all about. At the moment, the use of robotics in the home and garden is still in its early stages. The WORX Landroid will not perform miracles. That said, there are many positive reviews in regards to this product so it is worth taking a closer look. This article is written to help you decide whether buying this product is the right move for you.

The WORX Landroid uses a boundary wire system to operate. The manual states that it will not be able to receive a signal from the boundary wire beyond the distance of 60ft. The boundary wire that completes an enclosed space gets the power from the charging base. Put it simply, Landroid uses the wire to sense the boundary when mowing and to navigate back to the charger.

In addition to the robotic device and the charging base, the box also includes replacement blades, 590 feet of wire, 200 installation pegs, power adapter, and boundary wire distance gauge. Depending on your lawn condition, you may need to buy extra wire and pegs to complete your install. The max cutting surface is 1/4 acre (10800sq.ft).

Unlike traditional mowers, the WORX WG794 is not designed to remove large amounts of grass at a time. It is meant to shave a little bit off on a routine basis. It is recommended to cut the grass to the height not more than 5 inches before starting the robot for the first time. Cutting height can be adjusted from 1.6” to 4.0”.

Cutting path is only 7” wide so it will take time to cut a large yard. That said, one advantage of using this unmanned mowing vehicle is that it allows you to customize mowing schedules, a very useful feature for people who struggle to find a convenient time to mow their lawn. The multiple zones function allows you to allocate different working areas. You can determine the working time ratio of each area.

The little robot does not like wet grass. Fitted with a rain sensor, it is smart enough to stop mowing and return to the docking station when rain is detected.
Another function which the automower comes with is the delay start function, which allows you to set the amount of time to wait before the mower resumes its work. The Landroid also comes with a shock sensor system that allows it to sense and navigate obstacles.

Unlike conventional mowers, the cutting mechanism is a turning disc with three double sided razor blades. Put it simply, each blade has four cutting edges. The blades can be flipped or rotated so they should last for a good while. The blades are easy to replace that all you need is a Phillips screwdriver to remove and reinstall. The replacement cutting blade, WA0176, costs less than $20.

The WORX WG794 Landroid is a battery-operated lawn mower. It runs off of a 28V rechargeable battery. It only takes about 90 minutes to charge the battery. After it recharges itself, it will resume the job automatically. The charger runs off 110V domestic supply. Based on some customer reviews, it will run about an hour with a fully charged battery.

If you search the reviews of the automated lawn mower then you will see that it has gotten many positive reviews. As of this writing, it scores 4.0 stars out of 5 on Amazon.

The mower is not perfect. There will still be some maintenance to do, such as edge trimming. A bit of supervision is also still required. It could get stuck in a sharp corner. The WORX Landroid is not a WiFi enabled device which can send alerts to your phone. Laying down the perimeter wire will take time and effort. It is important to follow the setup directions closely.

Despite the criticisms that have been leveled at the Landroid, it is important to realize that most of the customer reviews for the mower have been very positive.

There is not much maintenance associated with the mower. The design is nice. The mower weighs only 20 lbs so it is easy to pick up and move. The blades are far inside so no danger for dog or people. In terms of safety, there is a pin code that needs to be entered to change the settings.

The WORX WG794 is not a powerful gasoline lawn mower which can handle tall, thick grass very well. If you decide a manual push mower would suit you needs better, have a look at the WORX WG788 that comes with torque on demand technology. That said, people have been happy with the cut quality of the Landroid.

This product may seem pricey, but it can be a major time saver. If you are in the market for a robotic lawn mower, then based on the customer feedback, you will be happy with this machine. Unlike gas powered mowers that make unbelievable noise, Landroid is an eco-friendly mowing system. Positive comments have been made for how quietly it operates.

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