The first robotic lawnmower appeared: it received a GPS so as not to get lost when working in large areas.
Segway has developed the Navimow lawnmower with GPS: the user specifies the area to be mowed via a mobile application.
The new GPS-based solution has been named the Extra Fusion location system. The user in the application defines the virtual boundaries for his gardener robot, and Navimow, using the built-in sensors, starts working around the perimeter with an accuracy of 2 cm. The user receives a warning from a smartphone if the virtual perimeter is violated.
The mower has five safety sensors that allow it to detect obstacles and avoid them. The model is equipped with a 10.4 Ah battery: 3,000 m² of lawn can be mowed with one charge. If the charge is critically low or it starts raining, Navimow returns to its charging station until it regains sufficient charge or until the rain stops.
The developers also note that Navimow operates at a level of 54 dB – this is the noise level: it is two times lower than that of a typical lawnmower.