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In 2020, Flymo launched a brand-new army of robot mowers (if you can call 3 an army). But what is different about the new Easilife mowers compared to their established 1200R model that has been a top seller in the UK over recent years?
To put it simply, the Easilife mowers are smarter. The Easilife app allows you to have better control over your Flymo, whilst the onboard sensors allow it to account for weather, frost and grass condition when scheduling it’s mowing.
But there are also lots of subtle upgrades, below is a comparison chart detailing these, followed by an in-depth review of the key similarities and differences.
Key Specs Comparison Chart
This chart will give you a quick overview of the key specs that make each model different:
|Flymo 1200R||Flymo Easilife 200||Flymo Easilife 350||Flymo Easilife 500|
|Boundary Wire||150m + 200 pegs||100m + 150 pegs||150mm + 200 pegs||150mm + 200 pegs|
|Dimensions||26(w) x 59(L) x 44(h)||38(w) x 55(L) x 23(h)||38(w) x 55(L) x 23(h)||38(w) x 55(L) x 23(h)|
|Set Start Place||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Boundary Required for Second Area||Yes||No||No||No|
|Battery Life||60 mins||65 mins||65 mins||65 mins|
|Warranty||2 Years||2 Years||2 Years||2 Years|
|Where to Buy||Amazon||Amazon||Amazon||Amazon|
Flymo Easilife vs 1200R
Now that you’ve had a quick glance through the comparison chart, here is an explanation of what these specs mean for day-to-day operation of the mowers.
As for the basic features that you’d expect from a robot mower, the 1200R and Easilife range have a number of things in common:
Now that we’ve covered the similarities, it’s time to take a look at the changes that Flymo made to the Easilife that make them better than the 1200R:
Comparing the Easilife 200, 350 and 500 Models
Now we’ve established that the Easilife is clearly the best robot mower, you’ll need to choose which model would be most suitable for you. The difference between these is much simpler to understand with lawn area being the key factor. Here is a brief summary of each:
The lowest spec mower in the range is the Easilife 200, which is also the cheapest. It’s capable of mowing lawns up to 200sqm (equivalent to 0.05 acres) and comes with 100m of boundary cable and 150 pegs to keep it in place. It has a 160mm cutting width and a cutting height of 20-50mm.
The mid-tier mower is the Easilife 350. This can cover lawns up to 350sqm which is 75% more than the Easilife 200. It comes with 150mm of boundary cable and 200 pegs. Cutting width and height are the same as the other two Easilife models.
The final product in the range is the Easilife 500, this has a greater lawn area than the Easilife 350, managing up to 500sqm which is enough for most small to medium sized gardens. Again the cutting width and height are identical to the other models.
Featured image credit: Flymo.com