Robomow RS622 Review
Editor Rating - 8.5/10
User Rating - 8.65/10
The RS622 is a cheaper predecessor to the RS630. However, it rivals the RS630 in all aspects apart from it's efficiency. Through our test runs, it seems the RS630 can mow the lawn at a 15% faster pace. Apart from that we see no difference in features as well as quality of the unit. It's a great choice for people looking to buy their first robotic lawn mower.
Owning a home has a lot of upsides, however it isn’t always easy. Having to take care of your garden and lawn can become a huge burden. There are many tools that can be used to help improve your lawn. Thanks to advancements in technology, there are now robots available that can cut your grass while you rest. The Robomow RS622 is an automatic lawn mower that can mow your lawn without supervision. This is the cheaper, predecessor to the RS630. In this article, we’ll go over the pros and cons of owning a robot mower as well as its maintenance requirements.
Test Running the RS622 for 2 months
According to the manufacturer’s website the RS622 is built primarily for larger lawns, around 23,000 sq. feet or ½ acre.
When we first received the mower, it came with a bundle of thick green perimeter wire. This wire is used to set up the robot’s “zone” and boundaries in which it can mow in. To our relief, it was much easier to setup than we thought. Took us around 2 hours to read the instructions and install the wiring.
Once the boundaries were set up we had to program the internal application. The application is pretty self explanatory and thanks to our prior knowledge with different robotic lawn mowers, setup was a breeze. We scheduled it to run every 4 days, in the afternoon from 2 – 6pm. We have a semi large yard and we estimated that 4 hours would be ample time for the tiny mower to finish the job.
We observed the mower to ensure that it was doing its job properly on the first day, and to our excitement it finished the task an hour ahead of time. After the job was complete it promptly returned back to its charging station.
We also test ran the unit on a rainy day to see if the rain sensors were fully functional. The robot ran perfectly fine when it was drizzling mild rain, however when the rain picked up into a full on hail mary, it returned back to its charging station. After several hours the rain stopped. The robot came back out and left off from where it last started.
There were multiple zones for the mower to mow, because our lawn is split into 4 segments. Two segments in the front divided by our driveway, and two segments in the back split by our patio. The only issue the bot ran into was when it had to go over a ledge to go to the other zone, it wasn’t able too so instead it turned around and mowed the other 2 zones. In this scenario we had to manually lift it and move it onto the third zone. Other than that we had no issues with zone configuration.
What was really cool about this robot was that there was a remote control application that allowed us to wireless control the unit through our phone. The app let us change the robot schedule as well as take over manually and drive the unit like a RC car. (see above)
See the Robomow in Action
|Working Area:||1/2 Acre|
|Mowing Width:||22 INCH|
|Mowing Height:||0.78 – 3.14 INCH|
|Slope:||up to 36% (20°) degrees|
|Dimensions:||28 x 25 x 12 INCH|
|Charging Time:||120 min|
After running this unit for 2months, we can guarantee that it will live up to your standards. It certainly did for us. Although not as efficient as the RS630, it has a marginally lower price point, and comes with almost every feature that the RS630 has. If you are on a lower budget, yet want an optimal robotic lawn mower, then don’t hesitate to buy this unit. We’ve been very happy with our unit and were excited for you to try yours. Check our other reviews if you’re still unsure if this is the best fit automower for you.