Worx WR150 Landroid L 20V Robotic Lawn Mower Review
Robotic lawnmowers are increasingly popular. Modern materials, engineering, manufacturing efficiency, and intuitive software development have allowed nimble, sophisticated units like the Worx LANDROID to be available at a friendly price tag.
It runs on a 20 Volt 4 Ah rechargeable lithium-ion battery, which allows it to cut up to half an acre on a single full charge. It comes with state-of-the-art software for convenient control. This includes things like AIA cutting technology for navigating narrow areas, as well as an intuitive layered interface that allows you to set up a customized work schedule.
It also has a rain sensor built-in. Should something like a sporadic summer downpour strike the Worx LANDROID is designed to head directly back to the shelter of it’s charging port.
The Worx LANDROID has a 9-inch cutting path 3 offset blades that allow for close edge cutting, as well as a mulching feature. This is particularly handy for cutting blades of grass into the kind of small clippings that easily decompose back into the turf to further feed your lawn. The cutting height can be set from 1.6-inches to 3.9-inches.
Worx also warrants the LANDROID for up to three years. They also include a 30-day money-back guarantee.
- 20 Volt 4 Ah Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery
- 9-Inch Cutting Path
- 1.6 to 3.9-Inch Adjustable Cutting Height
- Up To Half Acre Range
- Intuitive Layered Interface With Customizable Work Schedules
- Special “Find Landroid” GPS App & Connectivity
- Updates Its Own Software
- App Allows For Instant Operation & Control
- AIA Feature For Navigating Narrow Spaces
- Offset 3-Blade Cutting System For Close Edges
- Mulching Feature
- Dual Independent Brushless Wheels
- Rain Sensor
The Worx LANDROID has a 20 Volt 4 Ah rechargeable lithium-ion battery that powers the three offset cutting blades as well as the two brushless wheel motors. This gives it the ability to cover up to a half-acre of lawn on a single charge.
The Intuitive Layered Interface also makes it easy for you to control the LANDROID to set up to operate at the ideal time and pattern. The “Find My Landroid” app adds to the overall versatility and functionality, by also connecting it for software updates.
Ease of Use
You can tell that Worx put a lot of effort into designing this robotic lawnmower to be easy to use. The onboard software features it comes with that allow you to customize its work schedule as well as features that help it navigate narrow areas give you added peace of mind. The built-in rain sensor also helps keep it safe when an unforeseen rainstorm strikes.
Cut Quality & Options
The Worx LANDROID has a 9-inch cutting path with three offset blades. This allows it to cut incredibly close to trees and landscaping features. It also has a mulching feature, which is designed to cut the blades of grass into tiny clippings that easily decompose back into your turf. This has the net effect of feeding your lawn with additional nitrogen, which promotes vigorous growth.
The cutting deck on the Worx LANDROID can be set as low as 1.6-inches or as high as 3.9-inches. This is a very wide range that is higher than many other robotic lawnmowers and even a few conventional mowers. The higher setting is nice for times of the year when dry conditions threaten to starve the moisture from the underlying turf. Being able to leave the blades high essentially helps to shade your turf and retain moisture.
You could argue that the 1.6-inch lowest setting is perhaps a little too high. Some competitor mowers will dial down as low as 0.8-inches from the ground level. Though 1.6-inches is hardly what you could call “Long.”
The Worx LANDROID doesn’t require a lot of maintenance. It even updates its own software for you. The two things that you most likely need to do is set up and maintain it’s boundaries, which can be done conventionally or you can use the GPS features in the app.
You might want to occasionally inspect the underside to clear away any grass clippings.
Just like a lot of other robotic lawnmowers the Worx LANDROID needs to have the blades changed periodically. This is even more likely to be an issue if you have trees in your yard that drop sticks, which could accidentally ding or crack one of the three offset cutting blades. Otherwise you might only need to replace the blades once in a season of normal use.
The “Find My Landroid” feature uses a GPS cellular signal to help recover a unit that is stolen. There’s also a pin code security lockout.
When it comes to operational safety, the Worx LANDROID was designed to respond to any obstacle it encounters, including children and pets, as well as trees or landscaping features. There is also an optional Anti-Collision System that enables the unit to detect obstacles and turn before bumping into them.
Robotic mowers like the Worx LANDROID are essentially a flotilla of special features. This includes things like the onboard software which updates itself and also allows you to establish a geofence, as well as the AIA which helps it to effectively navigate obstacles. These are all features that represent the cutting edge of innovation in robotic lawnmowers.
The offset three-blade cutting system is also a very nice touch. It lets the Worx LANDROID get very close to landscaping features to nearly eliminate the need for string trimming. The fact that it also has a mulching feature is also very nice.
The built-in rain sensor also helps keep the unit safe when inclement weather strikes.
Right out of the box when you consider the very friendly price point and the thoughtful features that come standard, as well as the optional extras, the Worx LANDROID is a great value. Of course, the fact that it also runs on electricity instead of gasoline saves money.
Yet you also shouldn’t overlook the cost-effective value of the offset blades and the mulching feature. Depending on how much you like your yard manicured, the Worx LANDROID could eliminate the need for a string trimmer. The mulched clippings reduce the need for seasonal aeration costs and can help to feed your lawn without the need for artificial fertilizers.
- Sophisticated Suite Of Software
- Offset Blades For Close Cutting
- Rain Sensor
- Built-in Security And Safety Features
- 3-Year Warranty
- Lowest Height Setting Is 1.6-Inches
- Not Weather-Proof
- Half Acre Maximum On One Charge