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Even smarter, even more convenient: New Bosch Indego S+ robotic lawnmower

Manuel Roj

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Autonomous lawn care with voice control

  • Smarter than ever: New Indego generation with Amazon Alexa and “SmartMowing”
  • More convenient than ever: Extended functionality such as “MultiArea” and “Spot-Mow”
  • More individual than ever: Many designs for Indego and its Garage at www.designmymower.com

“S stands for smart” ‒ autonomous lawn care is now more convenient than ever: The new connected Indego S+ from Bosch opens up all new possibilities to users. The Indego S+ can now be voice controlled via Amazon Alexa – making Bosch one of the first brands to offer a robotic lawnmower with this function on the market. “SmartMowing” has also been integrated. By activating this function, the Indego S+ analyzes data such as temperature and rainfall and automatically calculates the best time for the next cut. Autonomous lawn care is made even more efficient and flexible with the “MultiArea” and “SpotMow” functions. With “MultiArea” you can now mow multiple garden areas, while “SpotMow” allows you to target small, specific areas for mowing. The Indego S+ also has an enhanced battery management system with an increased runtime of 50 percent per battery charge. This makes the Indego even faster.

Well-kept lawn with Amazon Alexa voice control and “SmartMowing”

“Alexa, mow the lawn with Indego!” – The Indego S+ is one of the first robotic lawnmowers on the market that can be enabled for voice control. Users can easily start, stop or send Indego S+ to the docking station using cloud-based Amazon Alexa. Users can also ask for information regarding the device’s status. For example, by using voice control you can find out when the Indego S+ last mowed the lawn or when the next mow is planned. To do this, the robotic lawnmower is simply linked to Amazon Alexa – and voice-controlled mowing can begin. With the Indego S+, Bosch is expanding its range of smart devices, which includes digital household devices such as the Roxxter robot vacuum cleaner and “Home Connect” household devices such as fully automatic coffee machines and ovens with Amazon Alexa compatibility. Together with “SmartMowing”, voice control makes lawn care via app even more convenient.

Increased flexibility with “MultiArea” and “SpotMow”

More than half of all the gardens in Europe have multiple areas of lawn. In order to maintain the grass in separated garden areas as well with a single tool, the “MultiArea” function is now available. This allows the Indego S+ to mow separate gardens, e.g. at the front and back of the house, with the help of a second base station. The Indego S+ only needs to be moved to the other garden and it will mow the lawn in both gardens in systematic lanes using the proven “LogiCut” navigation system. “SpotMow” mode also ensures increased flexibility. This mode allows the Indego S+ to take care of specific areas with a size of 2 x 2 or 3 x 3 meters, which are otherwise covered by garden furniture or play equipment such as trampolines. To do this, you simply place the Indego S+ at the bottom left-hand corner of the area you wish to mow, select “SpotMow” with the required size, and Indego S+ starts.

Small and quiet Indego S+ robotic lawnmower

The Indego S+ mows up to 400 square meters, which covers around 75 percent of all private gardens. It works entirely independently within a defined area that is marked out by a perimeter wire. Indego S+ knows how big the area to be mowed really is by following the perimeter wire around the edge of the lawn area before the first cut, using sensors and software to measure the garden. The “LogiCut” navigation system allows it to mow in systematic lanes, making it significantly faster than comparable competitor models. It can also be conveniently controlled from anywhere using the “Bosch Smart Gardening” app. The app’s new design makes it even simpler to use.

The Indego S+ features a new design in Bosch Pale Green and Black with a high-quality surface. It will be available from February 2019. The update with the “MultiArea” and “SpotMow” functions will then also be available to download free of charge to current Indego models. The Connect models will receive the update automatically on request. The “Bosch Smart Gardening” app is also under continuously development: Amazon Alexa voice control is available now, while “SmartMowing” will be available from February 2019. In addition, users can personalize their Indego, plus the Indego Garage, at www.designmymower.com – make it unique by uploading your own image (see PI 10753 ).

Specifications Indego S+
Battery voltage/capacity18 V lithium-ion/2.5 Ah
Recommended lawn size≤ 400 m²
Maximum slope15° (27%)
Cutting width19 cm
Cutting height30, 40 or 50 mm
Recommended height of cut grass 3 to 5 mm
Runtime45 mins
Dimensions
(length x width x height)
44.5 x 36.4 x 20.2 cm
Guaranteed sound power level63 dB
(about as loud as a normal conversation)
New software functions- MultiArea
- SpotMow
New functions
“Smart Gardening” app
- Amazon Alexa voice control
- SmartMowing
Proven functions
of the “Smart Gardening” app
- Start mower
- Pause mower
- Return to base station
- Set mowing times in the calendar
- Fault notifications
- Deactivate mower
- Display operating time
- Display total tool service life
- Display FAQs
- Display telephone number and e-mail
address for help and advice
- Display accessories and access online
shop
- Update software
Weight including battery7.6 kg
Scope of delivery• Base station with four nails for securing, 125-m area perimeter wire incl. 180 pegs for securing, 2 wire connections, power supply unit
Recommended retail prices
including VAT
• €1.099
• Second base station: €299.99

Subject to change.

The Robert Bosch Power Tools GmbH, a division of the Bosch Group, is one of the world’s leading providers for power tools, power tool accessories and measuring tools. In 2019, its roughly 20,000 associates generated sales of 4.8 billion euros, about 85 percent of which outside of Germany. With brands such as Bosch and Dremel, the division stands for customer focus and great engineering progress. The core success factors are innovative strength and pace of innovation. In 2020, Bosch Power Tools will again launch more than 100 new products onto the German market in its four business segments power tools, accessories, measuring tools and garden tools.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 400,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2019). The company generated sales of 77.7 billion euros in 2019. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs some 72,600 associates in research and development at 126 locations across the globe, as well as roughly 30,000 software engineers.

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