Revolutionizing Lawn Care: Segway Navimow Robot Lawn Mower

by Nathan Schaumann

The Navimow is a fully autonomous robot lawn mower produced by Segway. We’ve reviewed numerous Segway products, mostly scooters, but this is our first robotic device! For the last 3 years I’ve been on the fence about getting a robot lawnmower, and I’ve always found reasons that kept me from pulling the trigger. That has finally all changed with the Segway Navimow I-series.

In this review I’m going to share my thoughts on the Segway Navimow, the basic pros and cons, and whether I think you should get this device.

Click here for the current price of the Navimow i105N.

Who is the Segway Navimow for?

Allergies: Those with allergies to grass or pollen will find this device extremely helpful, saving the need to work out in the yard.

Large Yard Area: If you have a big front or backyard, mowing can take multiple hours. Luckily the Navimow can mow practically any size of lawn in 90-minute increments, before stopping to charge for 90 minutes.

Environmentally Conscious: If you are concerned with the pollution output of traditional lawn mowers, this product is for you! It runs on an electric motor with zero emissions.

Things I Love

Ease of Set-up: Unboxing and setup was a breeze. Additionally, the Navimow doesn’t require any boundary wires; everything is set up through the app. Mapping out the yard was quick and easy. Setting up zones and mowing schedules was also pretty intuitive.

Cutting Height Adjustment: The Navimow has a cutting height range of 2 to 3.5 inches, ensuring it caters to various grass lengths.

Maneuverability: The Navimow is surprisingly maneuverable, and it is able to turn on a dime or fit into tight corners. It also successfully navigated around every obstacle I threw at it.

Configuration Options: The Segway Navimow comes in two configurations: the 1/4-acre package and the 1/8-acre package. The key difference lies in battery size and cutting capacity, with the latter capable of mowing up to 5,300 square feet.

Charging: Charging times are impressively quick, with the 1/8-acre model boasting a 90-minute charge time for a 90-minute runtime.

Cost Savings: Just 5 years ago I was paying $40 to mow my lawn. Inflation costs have increased the price of lawn mowing in the Denver area to nearly $90 per mow. $360 per month, 7 months/year = $2520 per year.

Mowing Frequency: With the app, it’s super easy to schedule mowing 2-3x per week. My yard looks much better if it is mowed multiple times per week vs only once per week. Additionally, moving more frequently is actually better for the Navimow, since it doesn’t operate nearly as well in tall grass.

Water Resistance: The IP66 waterproof rating ensures durability in diverse weather conditions. No need to wait until the rain stops to send the robot out to tackle the lawn.

Sensors: The Navimow is equipped with an array of sensors, including an IMU sensor, lift sensor, HD camera, and a bump sensor. All these sensors ensure that it can navigate obstacles with precision. 

Click here for the current price of the Navimow i105N.

Room For Improvement

Notification: I wish there was a way to set up the app to alert me when a particular section of lawn is finished, so I can manually open the gate for it to move to another section. One creative reddit user got around this issue using this trick.

Curbs: The Navimow (along with most other robot lawnmowers) isn’t able to navigate over steps or curbs, which is often necessary when accessing different parts of the lawn. Luckily, it’s not very heavy, so I can pick it up with ease and move it around.

The Freshly Charged Take

For those seeking to reclaim their weekends and enjoy a beautifully manicured lawn without the hassle, the Segway Navimow is the standard to beat. If you are tired of having to mow your own lawn or fork over hundreds of dollars per month for someone else to do it, the Navimow could become your new best friend.

Click here for the current price of the Navimow i105N.

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mike April 30, 2024 - 5:01 pm

Great review.
What are the specs for the battery?
I was wondering if I could buy the 1/8 version and put a bigger battery in it.
What happens if it’s out of WiFi range?

Nathan Schaumann May 1, 2024 - 3:16 pm

The battery question I’m not sure. If your Wi-Fi coverage is spotty, you can get the Navimow access plus which gives you 4G coverage for no monthly fee.


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