The BOSCH Indego, along with the WorX Landroid (see opposite), is the most accessible of robotic lawnmowers. You do not need to attend a dealer, there’s no surveying of your garden – you can pick one up at your local dIY store. Whenever you take the Indego out of its box, there’s no mistaking it’s a Bosch device, being swathed in green, red and grey. It looks like a typical electric lawnmower – but we wanted something a little more futuristic, a little cooler. It’s all a bit plasticky. setting up the Indego is simple enough – like all for the machines in this test. The manual provides clear way, although you have to follow it cautiously. You may need at least two metres of straight perimeter wire cable starting the docking section from each side, otherwise the mower won’t remove. Additionally it is encouraged that whenever pegging the cable, you leave the pegs two centimetres above the ground. We made the mistake of knocking them in a bit far, so when cutting on a slope the Indego chewed right through the cable. Nothing a little bit of electric tape couldn’t fix, though. when you’ve pinned the wire down, you map your yard by setting the mower off from the base station.
It then wanders around and stores the size and form of the garden in its memory. once that’s all done, the cutting can begin. Cutting height is adjusted manually, and programming it to go out everyday is a little fiddly. And there’s no rain sensor here, so it’ll go out even when it is chucking it down (that isn’t ideal for lawn). What is excellent about the Indego is Logicut. This cuts your lawn in consecutive lanes to make sure the cut is even and there’s complete coverage. After a couple of days in use, our 200 sq m test lawn looked healthier – the Bosch did an excellent job of managing the slopes and obstacles too. nonetheless, our real gripe in regards to the BOSCH Indego may be the sound. That isn’t one for cutting at night or early in the morning.