MoeBot S5/S10 Review (2022)

The Australian pocket rocket

By Sean on 27 January 2022
MoeBot S5/S10 Review
Our Verdict
Overall, the MoeBot S5 and S10 models look incredible. What really sticks out is the powerful 3500rpm blade motor, if you live in Australia, you may know how tough and stubborn our grass can be, our most popular species is Buffalo after all.
The MoeBot S series will retail at almost half the price of other robot mowers in its class and just could be the much needed affordable option that will finally crack the Australian market for robotic mowers and household robotics in general. 

Price Range: AU$850-$1000

Max Mowing Area: 600m² | 1400m²

Max Slope: 30º

Battery Life: 60 Mins | 120 Mins

Warranty: 2 Years

Features
Design
Performance

PROS

+Powerful 3500rpm blade motor

+Auto recharging

+Easy to use mobile app

+Unbeatable pricing

CONS

-Slightly noisier than the industry average

MoeBot S-Series Pricing

One of the big talking points of the MoeBot S5/S10 models is the incredibly affordable price tag. Currently on pre-sale, you can order the S5 for AU$850 and the S10 for only AU$990. Needless to say, these are absolutely incredible prices! After pre-sale you'll be able to snag the S5 for AU$990 and the S10 for just AU$1100 making the S-series the most affordable robot mower in it's class. In comparison, the Worx Landroid WR140 model which has similar features to the MoeBot s10 will set you back AU$1800...

Best Current Deals

MoeBot S5 (600m²)

AU$850

MoeBot S10 (1400m²)

AU$999

Quick Review

This Australian robotic mower ticks all the boxes on paper.

Equipped with a powerful 3500rpm cutting blade motor, this little machine is well suited to tackle that Buffalo grass that we Australians hate to love.

While this mower has the most powerful motor in its class, it remains one of the smallest robotic mowers on the market, talk about big things coming in small packages...

This small yet robust outer body of the MoeBot S-series allows it to easily navigate through narrow corridors and around obstacles.

At the same time, the MoeBot S5 and S10 come equipped with all the bells and whistles of other robotic mowers in its class, including wifi compatibility, auto-recharging, auto-scheduling, full control via mobile app, tilt/lift sensors, security alarms and much more.

However, the price tag is what really grabs your attention. Other robot lawn mowers with these sorts of features will usually set you back AU$1800+ for a base model.

The S5 will retail $990, which is almost half the price of similar models in its category.

If the MoeBot S-series can do all that the manufacturer says it can do, then we might just be looking at the robotic mower that can finally crack the Australian market.

What's the Difference Between the MoeBot S5 and S10?

The only difference between the MoeBot S5 and the Moebot S10 is the battery. Both models are the same in every way apart from the battery.

The S5 has a battery capacity of 2.6Ah, while the S10 has a capacity of 5.2Ah. 

The S5 is designed to mow smaller sized gardens at 600m² with a mowing time of 60 minutes, while the S10 is designed for larger areas of 1400m² with a mowing time of 120 minutes.

With the bigger battery, the S10 also weighs 0.5Kg more than the S5 at 8.9Kg.

The cool thing about this is that if you decide that you want a model with a bigger cutting area and battery life, you can simply purchase the larger battery and easily install it yourself at home!

This is far cheaper than having to buy a whole new robotic mower.

moebot s series

MoeBot S5/S10 Specifications

  • Main Features

    Warranty: 2 years

    Lawn Size: S5-600m² | S10-1400m²

    Maximum Slope: 30º

    Mobile App: Yes

    Voice Control: No

    Wifi Connected: Yes

    Auto-Charging: Yes

    Auto-Scheduling: Yes

  • Cutting

    Cutting Range: 2.5-5.5cm

    Cutting Width: 18cm

    Cutting System: 3 pivoting cutting blades

  • Battery

    Mowing Time: S5-60mins | S10-120mins

    Charging Time: 60 mins

    Battery Type: Lithium-ion

    Battery Voltage: 22.2V

    Battery Capacity: S5-2.6Ah | S10-5.2Ah

  • Noise

    Noise Output: 65db

  • Safety

    Life Sensor: Yes

    Tilt Sensor: Yes

  • Security

    Pin Code: Yes

    Alarm: Notified via app

    Shut Off: Yes

  • Dimensions

    Size: 500x355x240mm

    Weight: S5-8.4Kg | S10-8.9Kg

moebot s top view

Lawnbot Rating

4.4/5 Stars

MoeBot S5/S10 Performance

So far, the MoeBot is looking very impressive on paper. As the S-series is yet to be released, we haven't tested it in the real world yet. But looking at manufacturer demonstrations and its specifications, we believe the S5/S10 will perform very well on the average Australian lawn.

How Well Does the MoeBot S Cut?

One of the talking points of the MoeBot S5/S10 is it's incredibly powerful 3500rpm cutting blade motor.

Having a robot lawnmower with a powerful motor is essential in Australia as most of our grass species are thicker and more stubborn than the rest of the world.

The manufacturer has demonstrated that the MoeBot S will also cut-to-edge just as well as any other model on the market.

It does this by carefully hovering over the boundary line to snip those hard to reach areas.

However, just like any other robotic mower, you will have to trim the edges of your lawn and hard to reach places from time to time.

MoeBot Mow-to-charge Ratio

The MoeBot S5 will mow your lawn for 60 minutes and require 60 minutes to recharge, while the S10 will mow for 120 minutes and also need around 60 minutes to recharge fully.

Both of these times are very respectable when compared to the rest of the market.