Segway Navimow H1500E review: A new wave of robot mowers

The Segway Navimow H1500E says goodbye to wire perimeters and hands on mowing. But how good is it? Will it replace your old mower? We take it for a test run or ten

Segway Navimow H1500E on grass background
(Image: © Steven Jenkins)

Homebuilding Verdict

The Segway Navimow is a robot lawn mower that you will grow to love, especially if you never owned one before. It's easy to set up, but takes longer than suggested. But once past the initial setup and first few uses the Navimow comes into its own. But, you need a large garden - at least a couple of hundred square metres - if not more - to get good value out of the Segway. The Navimow is not cheap and like most mowers it still doesn’t reach every inch of your lawn.


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    Virtual boundary (no wires)

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    Unattended hands free mowing

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    Easy to use app


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    No grass collector

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    It’s not cheap

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    Not for long grass

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The Segway Navimow H1500E is a robot lawn mower that looks like it’s bringing the future of lawn care to your garden today. No manual mowing, no pushing it around the garden. Once set up the wonders of WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS technology take over and do the hard work for you.

It's perfect if you are lucky enough to have a large lawn, the H1500E is built to cope with areas up to 1500m2. That’s almost 40m x 40m or approximately 130 ft x 130 ft in old money. More than enough poise and power to deal with my 40m2 suburban garden. But just to make sure I left the lawn to grow until it got to around 4-6 inches, only to discover that it needed to be cut back to 2.5 inches to get the best finish (more on that later). 

Here I give you the lowdown on this future thinking robot lawn mower and reveal why the Segway Navimow H1500E could be a real alternative to the best cordless lawn mowers, especially if you have a garden large enough to fully appreciate its qualities. 

Steve Jenkins

Steve Jenkins is a freelance content creator with over two decades of experience working in digital and print and was previously the DIY content editor for Homebuilding & Renovating. 

He is a keen DIYer with over 20 years of experience in transforming and renovating the many homes he has lived in. He specialises in painting and decorating, but has a wide range of skills gleaned from working in the building trade for around 10 years and spending time at night school learning how to plaster and plumb.

He has fitted kitchens, tiled bathrooms and kitchens, laid many floors, built partition walls, plastered walls, plumbed in bathrooms, worked on loft conversions and much more. And when he's not sure how to tackle a DIY project he has a wide network of friends – including plumbers, gas engineers, tilers, carpenters, painters and decorators, electricians and builders – in the trade to call upon.