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MowRo RM24A review

The MowRo RM24A is a great robot mower that is more affordable than some options but doesn’t have all the added extras either.

MowRo RM24A review
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Our Verdict

The MowRo RM24A gives a reliable cut and it's good value for money.

For

  • Good value
  • Works well on inclines

Against

  • You can't control it via your phone
  • No GPS

If you are searching for one of the best robot lawn mowers that can handle hills, is safe, and will give your lawn a predictable cut every time, you’ll find it in the MowRo RM24A. 

The MowRo RM24A doesn’t have all the fancy bells and whistles that come with other mowers we reviewed, but it does help maintain a consistently cut lawn and sloped landscaped areas. 

That’s because this gadget from MowRo operates on an algorithm that gives you consistent lengths of grass. It cuts over a 48-hour cycle, cutting little and often to make sure your lawn looks pristine. You just have to program your lawn size into MowRo and let the algorithm do the rest. 

Plus, priced at around $900, this makes the MowRo RM24A one of the cheapest around. It proves that you don’t have to pay a fortune to get a neatly cut lawn that has some hilly areas to it. 

MowRo RM24A: Features 

One feature of the MowRo RM24A is its mow scheduling system. This system allows you to put in exactly when you’d like the mower to get to work. The MowRo then operates on a 48-hour cycle so that the grass stays looking perfect. The minute grass clippings act a fertilizer. 

Lawns are best cut when dry and the MowRo knows this thanks to its rain sensor. So when it senses wet droplets, it disengages its blades and returns back to the docking station until it’s finished raining. Like many other robotic lawn mowers, it also returns automatically to recharge when its battery is low. 

Another feature worth noting about this MowRo is its safety features. Safety is at the heart of MowRo’s core. Its three razor-sharp blades are housed inside a protective Mowing Blade Guard. This guard allows grass to pass through but protects pets and children. Its bump sensor and automatic safety sensors ensure the MowRo will reverse and stop the blades if it comes into contact with any foreign objects other than the grass or is lifted off the ground. 

To dissuade theft, the machine has a PIN code. It only works once this PIN has been entered. 

Where this robot mower is lacking, however, is that it isn’t smart-enabled so you can’t control it via your phone. The MowRo RM34A also doesn’t have GPS tracking. If that’s important to you, check out our Husqvarna Automower 315X review.

MowRo RM24A: Performance 

The MowRo RM24A robotic lawn mower takes 90 minutes to charge fully and once it’s charged, it can cut solidly for two hours. This MowRo has three razor-sharp blades that spin at 2900 RPMs, and you can set a custom cutting height anywhere from 1 inch to 2.5 inches. It has a cutting width of 9.5 inches. 

When it comes to the sound, the MowRo operates at 60dB which is super quiet. In fact, this is the same level of noise as an electric toothbrush or the sound of normal conversation. So depending on your mowing schedule, you rest assured cutting your grass overnight won’t wake up any neighbors. 

In total, the MowRo can climb an impressive 50% incline when working across more creative landscaped areas and it cuts up to 0.25 acres (which is just over 10,000 ft). 

MowRo RM24A review

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MowRo RM24A: Design 

The MowRo RM24A is quite compact in its design. Its black, orange, and silver coloring is synonymous with the MowRo brand. 

Like most other robotic lawn mowers, the MowRo is designed to operate automatically by using a low profile, no-trip permitter wire. 

This wire is visible when up close, and is placed around the border of your lawn, and leads back to the charging station. This station is plugged into a 120-volt exterior outlet which contains a signal generator. This sends a low-power signal on the wire. This signal is picked up by the mower and acts as a ‘wall’ for your MowRo to follow. It knows when to turn and maneuver around your lawn without going outside of the boundary. The perimeter wire also helps guide the nifty gadget back to the docking station for charging. 

MowRo RM24A: User reviews 

The MowRo has received glowing reviews on its own website. Many users have confirmed how quiet the device is, how it gets into the corners that are hard to cut with conventional mowers. Whilst others stated the MowRo model had no problem navigating the slopes, rough patches, or divots. 

But it seems a few buyers have had some teething problems with the set-up. One user stated: “Setting this up is a very tedious, thought-provoking, and time-consuming effort.” Some other users had issues setting up the docking station too. 

Should you buy the MowRo RM24A? 

The MowRo is a reasonably priced robot mower. For what you pay, you get a lot for your money. It can deal with 50% inclines – which is the steepest out of all other robotic lawn mowers we have reviewed. Plus it comes with more than your average robotic lawn mower’s usual amount of safety precautions. 

If you’re not bothered by fancy added extras and predictability is your thing, then the 28-volt MowRo is the best robotic lawn mower for you. It’s ideal for a medium-sized lawn with a large hill or slope to it.