Husqvarna Automower 315X Review

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By Lawnbot on 14 May 2021
Husqvarna Automower 315X Review
Our Verdict
Overall, the Husqvarna Automower 315x is powerful and efficient robotic lawnmower. It comes with all the features that you'd expect from a top range mower. We're impressed with its performance. However, the Automower 315x is quite a bit more expensive than other household robot mowers on the market.

Price Range: AU$3200-$3600

Max Mowing Area: 1600m²

Max Slope: 22º

Battery Life: 70 minutes

Warranty: 2 Years

Features
Design
Performance

PROS

+Weather proof

+Mobile app configurable

+Feature rich

+Strong on inclines (up to 22°)

CONS

-A little expensive

-Customer service complaints

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One-Minute Review

Husqvarna released the first robotic lawn mower in 1994 and has been developing their robotic lawnmower range ever since. The Automower 315x has all of the extra features you could possibly need. These include a GPS tracking system, LED lights and Automower Connect which allows you to control and monitor your Automower remotely.

Performance

The Husqvarna Automower 315X has three razor blades that are designed to cut a little bit of grass at a time, more often. By doing the fine grass waste will act as a natural fertiliser for your lawn. The 315x returns to charge automatically when needed. On average, this model will mow for around 70 minutes and need around 60 minutes to recharge. With GPS, this smart lawnmower knows the design of your garden and makes sure it covers all areas of the lawn to get the job done. Perhaps the added benefit of this robotic lawnmower is the fact that it comes with Automower Connect. This is Husqvarna's own application that can be used with their range of robotic lawn mowers to remotely control your robot mower, you can easily start, park or stop the mower via the app. Thanks to the built-in GPS, you can also follow the robot's movements on your property via a map view. Not only does this minimize the risk of theft, it also adds another layer of protection to the loud alarm system.

Design

Weighing 9.8kg, the Husqvarna Automower 315X cuts areas of up 1600m² and slopes of up to 22°. The three razor blades have a cutting width of 22cm with a minimum cutting height of 2cm and a maximum cutting height of 6cm. The 315X is also weatherproof, this lets it operate rain, hail or shine. One of the unique features of the Husqvarna Automower 315x is its LED headlights. The LED's help the Automower operate at all times of the day by working congruently with it's sensors.

In a Nutshell

The Husqvarna Automower is a powerfully designed robot lawnmower, built to last by one of the best manufacturers in the market.

Husqvarna Automower 315X Review

Husqvarna Automower 315x Specifications

  • Main Features

    Warranty: 2 years

    Lawn Size: 1600m²

    Maximum Slope: 22º

    Mobile App: Yes

    Voice Control: Yes

    Wifi Connected: Yes

    Auto-Charging: Yes

    Auto-Scheduling: Yes

  • Cutting

    Cutting Range: 2cm-6cm

    Cutting Width: 22cm

    Cutting System: 3 pivoting blades

  • Battery

    Mowing Time: 70 minutes

    Charging Time: 60 minutes

    Battery Type: Lithium-Ion

    Battery Voltage: 18V

    Battery Capacity: 2.0Ah

  • Noise

    Noise Output: 60db

  • Safety

    Life Sensor: Yes

    Tilt Sensor: Yes

    Emergency Stop: Yes

  • Security

    Pin Code: Yes

    Alarm: Yes

    Gps Tracking: Yes

  • Dimensions

    Size: 629x510x248mm

    Weight: 9.8Kg

Lawnbot Rating

4.5/5 Stars

Husqvarna Automower 315X Performance

All robotic mowers look amazing on paper... However, what they look like on paper and how they perform in the real world are often completely different. So the big question for the Automower 315X is how well does it perform in the real world. Let us break it down for you...


Cutting to Edge

We should start by mentioning that no robotic lawnmower on the current market will leave your edges perfectly trimmed. They will all miss a thin strip on some of your edges.

The Automower 315X is no different. It's going to leave a slight unmowed strip along the edges, especially if the edge is against a wall or other obstacle.


Mow-To-Charge Ratio

We were quite impressed with the Husqvarna 315X's mow-to-charge ratio. When dealing with robotic lawnmowers, a charge ratio above 1:1 is considered quite good. For every 70 minutes of mowing time, the Automower 315X will need around 60 minutes of charging, making this quite an efficient model.


GPS Assisted Navigation

The 315X has an onboard GPS that creates a map of your lawn. The Husqvarna Automower 315X will then register which parts of the garden it has covered and adjust its mowing pattern to improve its mowing performance and efficiency.

The GPS can also be used as a great anti-theft device as you will be able to track down your Automowers location easily by using your mobile app.


LED Headlights

The team at Husqvarna have gone above and beyond to ensure that the 315X really can operate effectively 24/7. The energy-efficient LED headlights are used to improve sensor function during the night. These lights will make it easy to spot your mower in the dark and will also start flashing to signal a malfunction.


Weather Proof

One of our favourite things about the Husqvarna Automowers is their waterproof designs. This will allow your mower to operate in any weather. It will also make cleaning your mower 10x easier as you can use a hose to wash off any grass residue.

See the Husqvarna Automower 315X in action!

Husqvarna Automower 315X Vs Worx Landroid L1500

Today we'll be using the Worx Landroid L1500 to compare to the Automower 315X. While both of these robotic mowers are arguably the best in the market, they differ in many ways. Let's take a look...

Husqvarna Automower 315X Vs Worx Landroid L1500: Features

When it comes to features, these two models are almost identical. Both the Automower 315X and the Landroid L1500 come with a well-developed mobile app, auto-scheduling, smart navigation systems and durable designs.


Husqvarna Automower 315X Vs Worx Landroid L1500: Battery Capacity

The Landroid L1500 has a longer battery life of around 90 minutes mowing time, while it's also going to need a longer charging time of 70 minutes. The Automower 315X will mow for 70 minutes and need 60 minutes to recharge.

The Landroids battery is slightly more efficient.


Husqvarna Automower 315X Vs Worx Landroid L1500: Safety

When it comes to safety, all robotic mower manufacturers take things very seriously, and these two models are no different. Both robotic mowers are equipped with numerous safety functions, including emergency stop buttons, tilt sensors, shock sensors, and stroke sensors. An instant stop cutting blade is activated as soon as one of these sensors is activated.


Husqvarna Automower 315X Vs Worx Landroid L1500: Noise

Both models will have a noise output of around 60-63db, and you wouldn't noticeably tell the difference between the two.


Husqvarna Automower 315X Vs Worx Landroid L1500: Overall

Overall, these mowers are quite similar. Both will mow around 1500-1600m². They are also equipped with the latest features like auto-scheduling, weather predictions, mobile app monitoring and voice control.

The main difference between the two is the price tag. You can get the Husqvarna Automower 315X for $3299, while the Landroid L1500 is considerably cheaper for $2199.

However, Husqvarna offers professional installation on all Automower models as long as you have a deal within your region.

 

Should You Buy the 315X?

If you are looking to enter the robotic lawnmower market but are unsure which model is right for you, you are not alone. Choosing the right robotic lawnmower can be extremely difficult, especially when they all have vastly different specifications and functions. Price tags. But don't worry, we're here to help!

Buy It If...

You have a medium-large lawn

The Husqvarna Automower 315X was designed to work best on medium-larger sized lawns.


You want a known and trusted brand

Husqvarna has been in business making tools and equipment since 1689. It's safe to say that they know a thing or two about creating quality products.


Your region gets a lot of rain

The Automower 315X is weatherproof, enabling it to work in the rain. Many robotic mowers on the market are not weatherproof and would need to return to base at the first sign on rain.

Don't Buy If...

You've got a small lawn

Placing this mower in a small lawn/area is just overkill. There are plenty of other robot lawnmowers designed specifically for smaller areas and are price accordingly.


You're on a budget

The Automower 315X is definitely one of the more pricey robotic mowers on the market. If you're on a budget, you should consider a cheaper option as your first robotic mower.


 

How to Install the Husqvarna Automower 315X

So you went out and bought the Husqvarna Automower. You're over the moon and can't wait to see it in action. There is one small problem, however. Not exactly sure how to set everything up ... Fortunately, we spent hundreds of hours setting up and installing robotic mowers. We were here to guide you step by step in the perfect installation of your Automower. It would be best if you allowed at least 6 hours to install your robotic lawnmower. It's much better to take your time and get everything right the first time than having to go back and fix things later. So relax and take the time to read these steps. The better you install it, the better the mower will work.

Step-by-step installation guide for Husqvarna Automower


Step 1: Gather all installation tools

Before beginning installation, you need to gather all the correct tools. Here's what you're going to need:

-Perimeter wire

-Wire pegs

-Wire connectors

-Charging-base

-Charging-base power supply

-Charging-base screws

-Supplied Automower ruler

-A hammer

-Pliers

After you have everything, it's time to start step 2.


Step 2: Planning

It is important to have a clearly drawn plan before you begin hammering the cable pins.

-Draw an outline of your property and decide where you want your Automower 315x to operate.

-Choose a location for your charging station (keep this in mind). It must be within 5m of a power source and on a flat surface.)

-First, draw a line from your charging station around your boundary.

-To isolate garden beds or furniture, draw a line directly from your boundary directly to the isolation area, continue around the isolation area fully and return the way you came on the same line.


Step 3: Install the Base Station

-Find a flat surface within 5m of a power source, and preferably in the shade. Leave about 0.5m on each side of the charging station and 3m in front to allow the 315x to access the charging base freely.

-Place your charging station base in its chosen location

-Secure the base station into place by screwing the 5 provided screws into the ground with the provided allen key

-Plug your charging station into the nearest power point and switch it on.

-Once successfully connected to power, get your Automower 315X, turn it on and place it on charge

-Allow your Automower to charge while you complete the rest of the installation process


Step 4: Laying perimeter wire

-Start at your charging station, leaving 30cm free at the end of your wire (we'll need this to connect to the charging base later), then continue around the boundary line of your lawn.

-Continue placing your wire around the boundary according to your plan. Place a wire peg every 1 meter or so. Keep your supplied Automower ruler handy to help gauge the distance between certain objects.

*TIP* (Every couple meters, leave a loop of boundary wire of around 15cm. By doing this, you can save yourself a lot of time if you ever need to make repairs to the wire in the future)

-In corners, as opposed to putting your cord at a 90° angle, round it off with a smoother 45° angle. This enables the Automower to better navigate the corners.

-To isolate an object, run your cord at 90º out of your boundary to the desired isolation zone. Go around the isolation zone in a clockwise direction, then follow the wire back to the boundary the same way you came.

-Once returned to the charging station, run your guidewire to the back of the charging station, leaving 30cm free.

-Cut off excess boundary wire

-Get both ends of the boundary wire and clamp the supplied wire connectors to the ends

-Place the wire coming from the left side to the left of the charging station, place the wire from the right side to the right of the charging station

-If done correctly, your docking station will display a constant green light shown below