Once your robotic mower is installed the next step is to create a mowing schedule that meets your needs. Then it's good to go!
There is a robotic mower to suit almost any garden, big or small, because ¡MOW® models can handle lawn areas up to 5,000 m² in size. The amount of mowing time scheduled depends on how much lawn the mower needs to cover.
|RMI 422 P
|RMI 422 PC
|RMI 522 C
|RMI 632 C
|RMI 632 P
|RMI 632 PC
|Maximum lawn area in m2
|Average weekly mowing time*
*Under ideal conditions (no obstacles, awkward geometry or slopes in the garden), in relation to the stated maximum area.
With the RMI 4 and RMI 6 series ¡MOW® C models, you can use the app to adjust many of the settings from your smartphone or tablet, or do so on the machine itself. It means you can remotely create the mowing schedule, retrieve status reports, and pause or restart mowing operations, for example. The app is intuitive and extremely easy to use.
Once your robotic mower is ready, it goes to work based on a mowing schedule with active times that you set. During active periods, the robotic mower can leave the docking station at any time to mow the lawn. As such, this active time is not only taken up with mowing and charging processes, but also idle phases; your robotic mower will automatically plan to complete any mowing and charging processes during the available permitted periods, though you can also make manual adjustments to the mowing schedule.
Domestic pets may not be the only creatures enjoying your garden – you may have wildlife such as hedgehogs living there too. A wildlife camera that records activity in your garden, including at night, can confirm their presence and help you decide to take appropriate precautions. However, the risk of injuring hedgehogs is much reduced if your robotic mower is only active in daylight hours, because they are nocturnally active and so at greater risk if you mow the lawn at dusk or after dark. Further information and advice on the best way to use your power tool and protect animals can be found in the operating instructions for your iMOW® mower.
When making a mowing plan, the amount of time spent mowing should be based on the size of the area to be mowed – so your robotic mower will need longer mowing times to take care of larger areas. Any charging requirements also need to be considered, as your robot mower automatically factors these into its active times. Make sure that during active times the lawn is kept clear of objects that may obstruct the mower’s work. Always keep children and animals away from the mower, as there is a risk of injury!
Mowing during rain can cause the robotic mower to become dirty much more quickly, and may cause damage to the grass roots. That’s why your iMOW® robotic mower features a rain sensor as a key function. You can change the sensitivity setting from “Mow in any weather” to “Only mow in dry weather”. With the rain sensor switched on, the robot mower stops work when it begins to rain, and catches up on the lost time later. Of course, if you want your mower to keep going in spite of the weather, you can simply adjust the sensor setting or turn it off completely. Built-in app communication means that all iMOW® C models also receive up-to-date online weather forecasts, and dynamically integrate this data into the work schedule.
First enter the size of your mowing area. The mower calculates a plan which incorporates the weekly mowing time necessary based on this figure, and then suggests active times which you can simply approve with the OK button. If you want to change the suggested plan, for example because your children play in the garden every Wednesday afternoon, you can adjust times individually.