The much anticipated Gardena Sileno Minimo has recently been released into the market and it does not disappoint! This mowing has some very impressive features and capabilities, let's take a look!
The first thing we love to talk about is the Gardena Sileno Minimo’s stunning design. It has a very stylish design. The colors are ash, black and some blue. The wheels also have some blues in them. The button layout is simple. There is a big orange STOP button for shutting down the mower in emergencies. We must say, there is no led panel on the mower. Just the big stop button and a 5 button interface with flashing LEDs. Why is that? Because all the settings of the Minimo lawn mower are controlled via the Gardena app.
Ok, it is beautifully designed and you can control it with your phone. But how does the Sileno Minimo perform? The official rating is 500m2 . We would not recommend you to stretch any further. The package comes with a roll of boundary wire and a guidewire. Now the guidewire is a very useful feature that most other robot mowers lack. With the guidewire, the mower can drive back directly to its charging port without wasting any battery. The package comes with all sorts of equipment so that you DIY lovers can install it by yourself. This will also save you installation costs.
The Gardena Sileno Minimo is waterproof. So, no need to worry about letting it out when it rains. This also comes in handy when cleaning your robotic mower.
The Gardena Sileno Minimo has many built-in sensors. A tilt sensor, a hood sensor, and a hood sensor. All these sensors combined work in the safety and security of its operation. With the mobile app, you can set it to mow corridors and certain spots.
The blades used in this mower are a set of three pivoted cutting blades. The pivot system makes the blade take less damage when it hits something hard, like a stone or stick. The blade height can be changed to adjust the grass level.
What's In the Package?
The package comes with the charging base, power supply, boundary wire, wire pegs, wire connectors, and clamps. Everything you will need to set the mower up by yourself is included in the package.
Gardena Sileno Minimo Specifications
Warranty: 2 years
Lawn Size: 250m² | 500m²
Maximum Slope: 14º
Mobile App: Yes
Voice Control: Yes
Bluetooth Connected: Yes
Wifi Connected: No
Cutting Range: 2-4.5cm
Cutting Width: 16cm
Cutting System: 3 pivoting razor blades
Mowing Time: 65 mins
Charging Time: 75 mins
Battery Type: Lithium-Ion
Battery Voltage: 18V
Battery Capacity: 2.1Ah
Noise Output: 57db
Life Sensor: Yes
Tilt Sensor: Yes
Emergency Stop: Yes
Pin Code: Yes
Gps Tracking: No
Measurements: 52x34x22 cm
Sileno Minimo Features
Performance Now, let us talk about Gardena Sileno Minimo’s performance. How good it is at mowing the lawn.
•Random Movement Pattern
The Gardena Sileno Minimo has no dedicated pattern for mowing. However, it does have different modes. A mode for corridors, circle mode for spots, and random wandering for the lawn.
The Gardena Sileno Minimo will mark out a random pattern for itself to efficiently mow your lawn.
The best thing is you can track its movement from the app. You can pause it from the app or command it to spot clean and other things.
The Gardena Sileno Minimo returns to its pod whenever it is in low battery.
So rather than wandering around, this mower follows the guidewire and comes back to its pod. So no battery is getting wasted to find its way back.
The Gardena Sileno Minimo has a four-key combination for security. It can be changed at any moment.
First, you need your phone and the mower. Set a customized pin on the app and insert it from the mower. Then connect the app again via BlueTooth. It has to be done in three minutes.
If someone takes it out of its area, it will automatically shut down.
Whenever a child messes with this robot mower and lifts it, the lift and tilt sensor will detect it and automatically shut off the blade to prevent any harm.
A notification will be sent to our phone app so that you can further inspect the situation.
The mower has a bump, lift, tilt sensor. These sensors work perfectly with no errors found.
The bump sensor will make the mower avoid any obstacles, while the lift and tilt sensor will shut down off the mowing blade if activated.
See the Gardena Sileno Minimo in action!
Gardena Sileno Minimo Vs Bosch Indego S+
Many of you will be struggling to decide whether to get the Sileno Minimo or the Indego S+, so let's break it down...
Sileno Minimo Vs Indego S+: Features
When it comes to features, the Bosch Indego and Sileno Minimo are quite similar. Both mowers can mow up to 500m².
While the Minimo mows in a random pattern, the Indego S+ uses the LogiCut system, which has proven to increase efficiency and outperforms the generic random configuration.
Sileno Minimo Vs Indego S+: Mow-to-charge Ratio
In terms of battery capacity, the Bosch Indego has a slightly better mow-to-charge ratio.
The Indego will mow for 60 minutes and require 60 minutes to recharge fully.
The Sileno Minimo will get 65 minutes of mowing out of around 75 minutes of charging.
Sileno Minimo Vs Indego S+: Safety
In terms of safety, it's clear that both of these manufacturers take safety very seriously and have taken many precautions to ensure the safety of their customers.
It isn't easy to separate these two for this category with multiple sensors and a large emergency stop button.
Sileno Minimo Vs Indego S+: Noise
The Gardena Sileno Minimo is considerably quieter than the Indego at 57db, while the Indego will run around 65db.
Sileno Minimo Vs Indego S+: Overall
While the Bosch Indego S+ is slightly better than the Gardena Sileno Minimo, the Minimo is considerably cheaper and would be a great option for anyone looking to purchase their first robot lawnmower.
Gardena Sileno Minimo in a Nutshell
The Gardena Sileno Minimo is a great robot lawnmower and is perfect for small terrains in urban areas. The mower can work independently in any weather.
In addition, it has safety and security features. Although the price is a bit high, we would say that this mower should be on your buying list.