Bosch Indego S+ 500 Review

The master navigator

By Lawnbot on 6 May 2021
Bosch Indego S+ 500 Review
Our Verdict
The Bosch Indego S+ 500 is a decent entry-level mower, packed with all the relevant features you'd expect from a robotic lawnmower in 2021. The most impressive aspect of this robotic mower is the LogiCut intelligent navigation system, which makes a big difference in overall mowing performance. Apart from that, this model is pretty overpriced when compared with other models in its class with the same set of features.

Price Range: $1750/£930

Max Mowing Area: 500m²

Max Slope: 16º

Battery Life: 60 Minutes

Warranty: 2 Years

Features
Design
Performance

PROS

+Voice Control

+Mobile app compatibility

+LogiCut intelligent navigation

+Good lawn results

CONS

-Manual software updates

-Manual cutting height adjustments

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Quick Review

The Bosch Indego S+ 500 works best on complex smaller gardens of up to 500m². Equipped with some advanced features, including LogiCut, an intelligent navigation system, auto-scheduling, auto-recharging and a well developed mobile app. The LogiCut intelligent navigation systems allow the Bosch Indego to mow in a structured and calculated pattern instead of a random configuration like some robotic lawnmowers. This model can tackle hills and slopes of up to 16°, which isn't overly impressive compared to other robotic mowers in its class. With all of the S+ 500's wireless capabilities, such as voice control and mobile app monitoring, you're still going to need to manually update the software every so often by downloading the update onto a USB and then plugging it into your robot mower, which is a bit inconvenient, especially if you've spent extra for the wireless upgrade.
Bosch Indego S+ 500 Review

Bosch Indego S+ 500 Specifications

  • Main Features

    Warranty: 2 years

    Lawn Size: Up to 500mº

    Maximum Slope: 16º

    Mobile App: Yes

    Voice Control: Yes

    Wifi Connected: No

    Auto-Charging: Yes

    Auto-Scheduling: Yes

  • Cutting

    Cutting Range: 3-5cm

    Cutting Width: 19cm

    Cutting System: 3 pivoting cutting blades

  • Battery

    Mowing Time: 60 mins

    Charging Time: 60 mins

    Battery Type: Lithium-Ion

    Battery Voltage: 18V

    Battery Capacity: 2.5Ah

  • Noise

    Noise Output: 65db

  • Safety

    Life Sensor: Yes

    Tilt Sensor: Yes

    Emergency Stop: Yes

  • Security

    Pin Code: Yes

    Alarm: Yes

    Gps Tracking: No

  • Dimensions

    Size: 445 x 364 x 202 mm

    Weight: 7.7kg

Lawnbot Rating

4.6/5 Stars

Bosch Indego S+ 500 Pricing

The Indego S+ 500 will set you back around AU$1200-$1900, depending on whether you decide to get the regular S model or decide to upgrade to the S+. This seems a bit expensive at first, but you're mostly paying for the Indegos smart LogiCut system, which is more advanced than other robotic mowers.

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Bosch Indego S 500 Performance

Let's take a look at how the Bosch S+ 500's smart LogiCut navigational system and AutoCalendar work together in the real world.

Bosch Indego S+ 500: Cutting Power

We were impressed with the Indego S+ 500's cutting performance. Overall the mower leaves a nice and neatly trimmed lawn. One of the advantages of the LogiCut navigation is that the Indego S+500 leaves nice, straight adjacent lines through your lawn instead of crisscrossed lines left by conventional robotic mowers.

Bosch Indego S+ 500: Mow-to-charge Ratio

The mow-to-charge ratio on the Indego S500 is a decent 1:1. On average, it's going to get around 60 minutes of mow time per charge and will need another 60 to recharge fully. Not the best in the market but definitely not the worst.