Gardena Sileno Life Review

All the bells and whistles

By Lawnbot on 5 May 2021
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Our Verdict
While the Gardena Sileno Life doesn't jump out as the most feature-rich or powerful robotic mower, it still provides the full package, with some great features like auto-scheduling, auto-charging, mobile app control and a waterproof design, the Life competes with the best robotic mowers in the small-medium lawn size category.

Price Range: $1450 / £1000

Max Mowing Area: 750m²

Max Slope: 25º

Battery Life: 60 Minutes

Warranty: 2 Years

Features
Design
Performance

PROS

+Auto-scheduling

+Mobile app control

+Mows in the rain

+Water-proof

+Cuts well

CONS

-Doesn't cut as close to the edge

-Weaker on slopes

-No wifi connectivity

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Quick Review

The Gardena Sileno Life is a good model for people looking to get their first robotic lawnmower. At a very fair price, you'll get all the bells and whistles that you'd expect when buying a robot mower in 2021. You'll be able to schedule your mowing times, monitor your robot, and track progress all from your smartphone. Another cool feature of the Sileno Life 750 is its waterproof design, this means that your robot mower will continue mowing whether it's raining or not, talk about dedication to your job! The waterproof design also makes it much easier to clean and maintain as you'll just be able to quickly hose any built-up residue off in minutes. The Gardena's downside is that it's not as powerful as another robotic mower, sometimes struggling uphill and on some thicker species of grass.
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Gardena Sileno Life 750 Specifications

  • Main Features

    Warranty: 2 years

    Lawn Size: Up to 750mº

    Maximum Slope: 16º

    Mobile App: Yes

    Voice Control: No

    Wifi Connected: No

    Auto-Charging: Yes

    Auto-Scheduling: Yes

  • Cutting

    Cutting Range: 2-5cm

    Cutting Width: 22cm

    Cutting System: 3 pivoting cutting blades

  • Battery

    Mowing Time: 60 mins

    Charging Time: 65 mins

    Battery Type: Lithium-Ion

    Battery Voltage: 18V

    Battery Capacity: 2.0Ah

  • Noise

    Noise Output: 57db

  • Safety

    Life Sensor: Yes

    Tilt Sensor: Yes

    Emergency Stop: Yes

  • Security

    Pin Code: Yes

    Alarm: Yes

    Gps Tracking: No

  • Dimensions

    Size: 580x390x230mm

    Weight: 8.3kg

Lawnbot Rating

4.2/5 Stars

Gardena Sileno Life 750 Pricing

The Life 750 will set you back around AU$1450-$1600, depending on where you decide to buy it from. This is very reasonable when considering the overall quality of this robotic lawnmower. If you're looking to get good value for money, the Sileno Life range is definitely a good choice for you.

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Gardena Sileno Life  Performance

As you can see, the Sileno Life 750 has some very attractive features, but how well do they all come together when tested in the real world? Let's take a look!

Sileno Life 750: Cutting Power

While the Life 750 ticks many boxes, it's not the most powerful robotic mower on the market. It seems to struggle a bit when tested on thicker species of grass like Buffalo and St. Augustine. However, if your grass is thin-moderate in thickness, the Sileno Life will have no issues getting through it.

Sileno Life 750: Mow-to-charge Ratio

The Sileno Life has decent battery life. On average, you'll be getting around 60 minutes per charge which will take around 65 minutes. Not the best ratio when compared to other models but it's still a decent time.

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Sileno Life 750: Water-Proof Design

One of the great features of the Gardena Sileno Life 750 is its water-proof design. This waterproofed outer shell allows this particular model to continue mowing in the rain.

Another area where this design comes in handy is that it allows you to use a hose when cleaning the mower. This makes life much easier and will only take a minute or two.

Does the Gardena Sileno Life Work on Rough Terrain?

As mentioned earlier, the Gardena Sileno Life isn't the best performer on larger slopes and uneven terrain. This particular model would be best for lawns that are relatively flat and without many obstacles or mounds.

Gardena Sileno Life Vs Husqvarna Automower 115H

As far as features and specifications go, we can all agree that the Sileno Life range is a close competitor with the Husqvarna Automower 115H. For this comparison, we'll be using the Sileno Life 1250 to help level the playing field.

Gardena Sileno Life Vs Husqvarna Automower 115H: Features

Feature-wise, both of these models are almost identical, hence the rivalry. Let's take a closer look at these two models to find where they differ.

The Sileno Life and the Automower 115H can tackle lawns of around 16-17º, not much difference there.

When comparing maximum mowing area, the Automower 115H is capable of mowing up to 1600m² while the Gardena Life can reach up to 1250mº.

Gardena Sileno Life Vs Husqvarna Automower 115H: Battery Capacity

As far as battery life goes, the Automower's battery will last for 75 mins of total mowing time and need to recharge for around 90 minutes. In comparison, the Gardena Life will usually last for 60 minutes and require 65 minutes to recharge.

As you can see, the Automower 115H's battery will last slightly longer and require an extra 25 minutes to reach full charge.

Gardena Sileno Life Vs Husqvarna Automower 115H: Safety

When it comes to safety, all robotic mower companies take things very seriously, and it's no different with these two models. Both mowers are equipped with numerous safety features, including emergency stop buttons, tilt sensors, bump sensors and lift sensors with an instant-stopping blade activated as soon as any of the sensors are triggered.!

Gardena Sileno Life Vs Husqvarna Automower 115H: Noise

Both of these robotic mowers sit at around 57-59db, which is fairly quiet compared to the rest of the market.

Gardena Sileno Life Vs Husqvarna Automower 115H: Pricing

The Husqvarna Automower 115H retails at around AU$2100. The Gardena Sileno Life 1250 is reasonably cheaper at around AU$1700, which is a great price for a robotic mower with its features

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Should You Buy the Gardena Sileno Life?

If you've been wanting to get into the robotic lawnmower market but aren't sure which model is the right fit for you, you aren't alone... choosing the right robot mower can be extremely tough, especially when they've all got different specifications and features with pretty big price tags.

But don't worry, we're here to help you out!

Buy It If...

You have small-medium sized lawn without too many obstacles

The Sileno Life will perform at its peak on a small/averaged sized lawn with relatively smooth terrain.


You want a good quality and affordable robot mower 

IThe Gardena Life range is the perfect mixture of quality and affordability, perfect for someone looking to buy their first robotic lawnmower.


You live in an area with a lot of rain

You can use the Life's waterproof design to your advantage if you live in an area that gets a fair bit of rain. It'll keep mowing rain, hail or shine!


Don't Buy If...

Your lawn has a lot of steep slopes

This particular model isn't the most powerful and can struggle while mowing on steeper slopes and hills.


You have a large lawn

Even though the Sileno Life ranges from 750m²-1250m², it will perform much better on smaller lawns due to its relatively short battery life.


You don't want to maintain your robot mower

Although the Sileno Life will work autonomously, It's still very important to maintain your robotic lawnmower to ensure its longevity and performance. You'll need to clean your mower regularly and do some maintenance from time to time.

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Maintaining Your Gardena Sileno Life

You'd be amazed at how much a regular quick clean and mower blade replacement can affect the performance of your robotic mower... Here are a few tips on keeping your Gardena Sileno at its peak!

*Remember, ALWAYS turn your robot mower off and remove the battery prior to conducting any cleaning and maintenance*

Keep Your Robot Mower Clean

This is the easiest way to increase the lifespan of your mower and improve the overall outcome of your lawn. A few things to do when cleaning your robot lawnmower are:

  • Clean any dirt off around the control panel
  • Make sure the emergency stop button is free of any build-up
  • Hose your wheels off and make sure they aren't clogged
  • Hose underneath the deck to clean any residue and grass buildup
  • Carefully wipe off the mower blades

Here's a quick video on how to clean your Sileno Life properly...

Replace Mower Blades Regularly

Most manufacturers will recommend changing your lawnmower's blades every 6-12 weeks depending on how frequently it mows.

By regularly replacing your robot mower blades you'll notice a cleaner cut on your lawn and your mower will also love you as it's not having to work as hard which puts less strain on the motor.

Our Thoughts on the Gardena Sileno Life

Overall, we're very impressed with the Gardena Silen