Husqvarna goes wire-free with new NERA range of robotic lawn mowers, now available in Australia

    Husqvarna has had robotic lawnmowers in the market for many years, I reviewed one back in 2016, and while the benefits were clear, there were drawbacks. It seems this year the technology has moved forward, moving past the need to run ground wires around your property to define a mowing area.

    Husqvarna has launched a new range of boundary-wire free robotic lawn mowers for homeowners in Australia.

    The new range, named NERA, supports the Husqvarna EPOS satellite navigation system, a proven wire-free technology that enables the mower to work within virtual boundaries, providing total flexibility and ease.

    This allows the user to customise and create virtual cutting and stay-out zones right from their smartphone, delivering an unparalleled user experience and precision results. The NERA range can also handle more complex terrains, steep slopes, and steers away from unwanted objects on the lawn. 

    More than 28 years ago, Husqvarna launched the world’s first robotic lawn mower and revolutionalised the lawn mowing category as it stood across the globe. With Husqvarna´s latest Automower range, a new chapter of lawn care and smart garden technology begins.

    Husqvarna Automower NERA uses Husqvarna EPOS (Exact Positioning Operating System) technology, a proven satellite navigation system, that has been used in the professional segment for more than two years. 

    Australians have been waiting for the wire-free technology to reach our shores.

    With this next-generation intelligence, NERA will continue to make lawn mowing a breeze, and free up time to spend on things that matter most.

    Pauline Nilsson, Vice President at Husqvarna Australia

    NERA comes in 3 models, all of which support boundary wire-free technology. Husqvarna Automower 430X NERA and 450X NERA can cut lawns of up to 3,200 m2 and 5,000 m2 respectively, while 320 NERA is optimal for lawns up to 2,200 m2

    Handles complex lawns with precision
    Husqvarna Automower NERA with EPOS technology delivers centimetre level accuracy, operating  with a precision of two to three centimetres and easily tackles the rough terrain, tight corners and slopes with up to 50% inclination of your property with precision and accuracy giving you the perfect lawn. All models come with improved terrain handling, which reduces the wear and tear of the lawn.

    Object avoidance by radar
    The 400 series come equipped with intelligent object avoidance through radar technology, to help the mower detect and avoid common objects like toys on the lawn, if the mower detects an object it will turn away to avoid impact, reducing the number of unwanted stops. 

    Flexibility with wire-free installation
    Now with Husqvarna EPOS technology, it enables the mower to work with precision wire-free boundaries. Providing hassle-free installation and allows you to easily make updates to your landscape, customise your lawn and apply different settings, schedules and stay out zones with flexibility and ease. 

    Personalised zone control
    Create work areas and temporary stay out zones in the Automower Connect App, without changing the installation. Giving you more control to define work areas, customise different schedules and cutting heights and allowing you to create virtual stay out zones with flexibility and ease.

    Smart home integration
    Conveniently control right from your smartphone with the Automower® Connect app and integrate with your smart home, enabling features like asking Google Home to mow your lawn or Amazon Alexa to park Automower NERA.

    An eco-smart choice
    Battery-powered with low energy consumption, and no fuel or direct emissions to worry about, Husqvarna Automower NERA is an eco-smart choice when it comes to lawn maintenance. And because they cut a small amount of grass on a continuous basis the clippings are recycled back into the lawn as a natural fertiliser resulting in a greener and fuller lawn without the need for synthetic fertilisers. 

    Husqvarna Automower NERA Specs

    • Working area capacity: 2,200 m2  – 5,000 m2 
    • Max slope performance: 50% 27 degrees
    • Accessories: EPOS Plug-in module for Wire-free operation
    • Connectivity: 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth (400-Series) or Wi-Fi, Bluetooth (320)
    • Cutting height: 2-6 cm

    Recommended Retail Price

    • Husqvarna Automower 320 NERA $3,999
    • Husqvarna Automower 430X NERA $4,899
    • Husqvarna Automower 450X NERA $6,399
    • EPOS plug-in kit, including reference station sold separately $1,999
    Jason Cartwright
    Jason Cartwright
    Creator of techAU, Jason has spent the dozen+ years covering technology in Australia and around the world. Bringing a background in multimedia and passion for technology to the job, Cartwright delivers detailed product reviews, event coverage and industry news on a daily basis. Disclaimer: Tesla Shareholder from 20/01/2021

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