As with our pets and children, we restrict our bots’ movements to keep them out of trouble. We can’t have the poolbot chasing birds off the roof or the massage chair barreling down the highway at break-neck speeds with no regard for human safety or even probability. Like many cats, most little dogs and pretty much all babies, robovacs are confined to the house. While over time the others will become discontent with their limited surroundings, the robovac aspires to nothing grander than attending to your floors.
Outside, though, free-range robomowers seem to pose a flight risk. Terms like "computer mapping" create the impression that the little bot calculates the precise area to be served, then operates governed by its own elevated sense of lawn order. In fact, yardbots appear to either be remotely operated, like the brutish Evatech RCLM BE, or reined in by boundary wires placed by the very people buying a yardbot to avoid working in the yard. The stylish LB 300EL is a fine example of a bot well-suited to the American, 64,000-square foot lawn.
The Flymo 1200 is intended for little plots of 400 square meters or less, more in tune with the measured British sensibility. The quiet electric motor allows the Flymo to be run anytime day or night, and with its programmable schedule, lets you determine its operating parameters. In order to keep little Flymo in check, wire boundaries must be established. As it only works well in fairly insubstantial yards, ringing it with wire should be a snap. Like so many of its robotic fellows, it works in an irregular pattern after mapping out the yard to leave an even and uniform lawn without grown-up mower tire tracks. It's not much to brag about on grades, it's completely ineffective on steps, and it doesn’t have enough sensor to come in out of the rain. Lift and tilt sensors will stop the blade when they are triggered and the Flymo won’t start again until a PIN is entered. An 18v lithium ion battery will run the 1200R for about an hour before it scoots back to the charging port for tea. Afterwards, it returns to where it left off and proceeds with vigor and determination.
It was easy to set up, it's very easy to programmed and my lawn looks great with no effort on my part!
I have had the robotic mower for 5 weeks and I'm truly satisfied, no more picking up grass and easy to install. Tesco were brilliant with delivery and follow up.
We've had it for two weeks now and the lawn is perfect. The Flymo goes back to its charger when it needs topping up. Would recommend to everyone. The perfect pet!
A great man toy! Just watch it go and does what it says.
Installed as per instructions. Now there is a "battery problem". No help with this error. No FAQs, no instructions. Nothing!
It's simply amazing I say!
Our lawn looks great with no more clumps of cut grass on it... My husband likes it so much he even let me buy Herb a rain shelter. Can't recommend it enough.