The Robomow RC306 is a moderately high-priced robo-mower, not quite up there with models like the Gardena Sileno Plus or the Husqvarna 450X, but it will still take a hefty bite out of your paycheck. It's attractive and capable, with the intelligence to return to its base station for recharging and the ability to climb slopes up to 36 degrees (an oddly precise number as opposed to the usual 30 or 40 degrees advertised for most robomowers). You can decide, via the unit's programming, whether it will have the sense to come in out of the rain, but it's capable of weathering a storm if you want to risk exposing your expensive machinery to the elements.
The Robomow can handle a yard up to 6,400 square feet or 1/8 of an acre, not the widest coverage of any mower on the market but probably enough for the average suburban lawn. The company claims that its stainless steel blades can handle a number of thorny obstacles, like pine cones (producing, one assumes, a nice pine cone mulch to help your grass grow strong and green). You'll need to lay down a perimeter wire, 600 feet of which is included, to delineate its mowing area and help it find its way home to the charger. You can use the wire to rope off "islands" that you don't want the mower to touch, like gardens and statuary.
An installation video is included in case you don't like reading manuals. The online reviews for the unit are quite good, some of the best for any robo-mower on the market. The major complaint, reported by only one reviewer, is that it can get stuck and need help finding its way out of corners, as well as occasionally not just running, though this may be the result of a faulty model. If you want something with more guaranteed reliability check the Gardena and Husqvarna models mentioned above, but be prepared to pay for the privilege. For some other mowers more in the Robomow's range, look at the Worx Landroid, the Ambrogio L85 Elite and the Milagrow RoboNicklaus 2.0.
I've ran it 3 or 4 times now and it has never completed a job. It gets stuck often, overheats, or some other error occurs.
It's quieter, smaller, lighter, and does a better job than the RM200. The free Android app makes setting up the mower and remotely controlling it extremely easy.
Our grass has many tracks and pits but this unit has no problem. Have him already for a month and only 1 jam time...this unit is a good purchase and is worth every penny.
Very good cutter which was quite easy to install. Cut very well, even along the edges...very happy with the purchase. It was worth the price and feels like it will last.
I expected better, smartphone software does not work on my s5 and ipad2. No chance. But otherwise nothing to say, so far he mows well.