Bosch Indego S+ 500

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Bosch Indego S+ 500
Bosch Indego S 500
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Key specs

Lawn surface
500 m2
Maximum noise level
63 dB
Base station
Yes
Controlled via app
Yes

Pros and cons

According to our robot lawn mower expert
  • You can control the robot lawn mower with an app via your smartphone or tablet.
  • The robot lawn mower is suitable for lawns up to 500m².
  • The small mower blade hardly damages items such as toys that are left on your lawn.
  • Depending on the layout of your garden, the 150-meter perimeter wire might not be sufficient.
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Description

You can control the Bosch Indego S+ 500 via an app. This way, you can set up mowing programs, monitor the progress of the mowing, and stay informed about maintenance. Thanks to the Smartmowing function, the robot lawn mower considers the weather forecast. In case of bad weather, the robot lawn mower skips a round independently. It doesn't mow in random lanes, but first maps out the lawn to mow as efficiently as possible. With the 150m perimeter wire, you can border off the area the robot lawn mower should mow. This makes the mower suitable for gardens with ponds or flower beds as well.

You can control the Bosch Indego S+ 500 via an app. This way, you can set up mowing programs, monitor the progress of the mowing, and stay informed about maintenance. Thanks to the Smartmowing function, the robot lawn mower considers the weather forecast. In case of bad weather, the robot lawn mower skips a round independently. It doesn't mow in random lanes, but first maps out the lawn to mow as efficiently as possible. With the 150m perimeter wire, you can border off the area the robot lawn mower should mow. This makes the mower suitable for gardens with ponds or flower beds as well.


Included by default

  • Manual (5.73 MB)
  • Base station
  • Power cable
  • Fixing nails (4x)
  • Security key
  • Perimeter wire 150m
  • Fixing pins (200x)
  • Cable connectors (2x)

Included by default

  • Manual (5.73 MB)
  • Base station
  • Power cable
  • Fixing nails (4x)
  • Security key
  • Perimeter wire 150m
  • Fixing pins (200x)
  • Cable connectors (2x)

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Key specs

Lawn surface
500 m2
Maximum noise level
63 dB
Base station
Yes
Controlled via app
Yes

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Reviews

Most helpful reviews

  • 4.5 / 5 stars
    9,2/10
    Whisper-quiet lawnmower with app connectivity

    Emery Frijters | 23 April 2021 | In the version: With app | Automatically translated from Dutch

    • whisper quiet
    • Quick installation
    • app connectivity over 4G
    • smart mower (logicut & bordercut)
    • did not want to connect immediately due to temporary problem at bosch
    • lawn best as flat as possible otherwise it will get stuck in a well
    • keep up with garden map (often asks if he is back at charging station)

    Installed this mower for a week. The first thing I noticed is that the device does not weigh very much, compared to my previous one (Robomow). But that doesn't diminish the performance! The advantage is that it is so light that it uses much less energy to move around, and all the more can put into its mowing capacity. You can also easily pick it up and put it away if necessary.

    Due to a temporary malfunction at Bosch, I was not able to link it directly to the app, but I was already able to manually 'scan' the garden on the device itself after I had laid the wire. No hassle, by the way: it is laid quickly, and after a week I can hardly see it anymore, and grass has already grown over it. It is best to stay with the device when it is indexing the garden, because it sometimes asks if it is back at the base station yet. Once set up you get your money's worth: it mows the lawn in straight lines, so it also looks much better than the illogical lines other mowers make. That means you don't have to wait 5 days before you have a perfectly mowed lawn: it gets everywhere very quickly: the LogiCut ensures that it has really been everywhere in 1 or 2 mowing sessions. The App is a very good addition for me: you can see where it gets stuck (the dog's toy in the way ;)) and the mower also takes the weather forecasts into account: do not drive outside when it is wet, do not start when it is wet. it's raining, but plan the missed attempts in his calendar. In the calendar you simply indicate when he can drive outside and he adjusts himself within these time slots. The mowing performance is very good: nice straight lines on the grass, and everything has been made into the corners. By the way, it makes a very nice card of your garden

    You can't set much else on the mower: there are, for example, only 3 heights adjustable, but you don't really need more.

    You do have to replace the blades regularly. With other brands you have one large (expensive!) knife, here you have 3 small (cheap) knives. No idea how long they will actually last as he has only been driving around here for a good week.

    I think the great added value here is the app and the fact that it also drives around when it has to: not when it is too cold, has rained or is going to rain. Also during the afternoon I don't like him driving around when I have a coffee on the terrace: you can also rule this out, while in the rest of the time slots he does the rest of his planning perfectly. Recommended!

    Emery Frijters | 23 April 2021 | In the version: With app | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4 / 5 stars
    8,4/10
    Nice product, 1th robot and installing a piece of cake

    Martijn | 3 April 2021 | In the version: With app | Automatically translated from Dutch

    • installation procedure easy, lots of info on websites
    • own mobile card
    • mow systematically, bordercut and intelligent mowing
    • app control, app looks slick
    • Maps your garden and also shows where it drives
    • app occasionally cures
    • no gps and it also doesn't remember where trees etc are
    • no connection with other smart systems such as irrigation
    • price but you get quality
    • cashback only €50. Error on the coolblue website

    Bought this Bosch Indego S+500 at coolblue. Doubted between the gardena smart 250 but ultimately opted for Bosch. In particular, the mowing system is better thought out (logicut) compared to the random mowing of the Gardena. Also having his own mobile phone card (free of charge) and intelligent mowing (using the weather forecast, growth forecast, etc.) he decides when he will mow.
    In addition, this is a 2021 model where many teething problems compared to the +350 and +400 have disappeared. As far as the option is concerned, Bosch is innovative instead of continuing to use the old random mowing systems. It's a pity that the coolblue site indicates that there is initially €100 cashback for this type, but when you click through, only €50 remains. Although cheaper elsewhere, I chose coolblue because of the service I have received on other products in the past

    Installation:
    Package is more than complete, multiple manuals and also linking with app is very easy. Many settings possible via app and via display. First laid wire on the ground. Distance to walls can even be 25cm instead of 30cm. Lay out the wire and secure it with plastic pegs. After installation, it first follows the contours of your garden. If it gets stuck on a bend, for example, adjust it and start again. In my garden of 60m2 there are several curves and corridors. After about an hour everything was installed and he could start. I had first cut out a tree, but I removed it anyway. The tree avoids it by itself when it bumps into it and the buried garden lighting was no problem. It comes with enough wire, plastic pegs and manuals. Also a 5 meter charger extension cable. Take the time to install. After a few months when all route errors have been fine-tuned, I will dig in the cable myself.

    Now install a garage so he can stay outside 24/7

    Mowing/Durability:
    Will adjust this review but my grass was already a bit shorter and I have no mowing result yet. After installation, he will learn several times in the garden. This went without any problems and no obstacles were discovered after installation.
    In terms of durability I can't say anything yet, but robot looks and feels very solid and good.

    I will update the review when I have more info and experiences

    Martijn | 3 April 2021 | In the version: With app | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4 / 5 stars
    7,6/10
    Perfect to install and then let it do its thing

    WeaselADHD | 21 April 2021 | In the version: With app | Automatically translated from Dutch

    • Skill via the App
    • Large surface no problem
    • Continues automatically if he doesn't make it in one go
    • Because of the layout of the garden happened a few times that he skipped a piece
    • The cable is visible, but not necessarily disturbing

    After long hesitation due to the size of the garden (about 550/600m2), I took the gamble and it didn't disappoint. Admittedly it's a bit of work at first to install and especially to route the cables around your lawn but once that's done it works pretty much without a problem. The first time he drives a circle to determine the borders and then he automatically starts mowing. I am certainly satisfied with the quality of the device and the mowing performance. Also, the lawn always looks neat now. The stripes look nice and tight in the lawn. And because the mown grass is immediately scattered over the lawn, it is immediately usable as food. A nice addition is that you can easily set up how and when you want the mowing to take place via the app. The device feels sturdy and certainly does not suffer from noise. Haven't really looked at options like LogiCut yet, but that will be the next step.

    WeaselADHD | 21 April 2021 | In the version: With app | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 3 / 5 stars
    5,6/10
    Expensive bird... bad to install...
    • good app
    • Ok result
    • to install
    • expensive

    We were happy to finally be able to try a real robotic lawnmower for our garden… hoping for a good result, saving time,… All in all a very nice machine, nice design and robust… but it has to work well of course. The installation was not a great success for us. However, I followed the steps very well and really took our time. We have a garden of about 250 m² and yet have spent 2.5 hours wiring and eliminating 'obstacles'. Furthermore, we have a completely flat garden and certainly no insurmountable obstacles. Yet we had to re-wire 3 times. We kept getting an error message (flashing light on base station) that there was an 'interruption'. Yet we didn't see this one anywhere… very strange and somehow frustrating to have to start like this. But about his work, we can say that this is certainly ok. It is not as good as a classic lawnmower, but it is time-saving. The result looks beautiful and the edges are well done. The app is definitely a plus, as is its intelligence.

    MDeG | 2 May 2021 | In the version: With app | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 3.5 / 5 stars
    7,2/10
    Perfect for a rectangular lawn! Look further.
    • Easy to set up
    • Easy operation
    • Good mowing performance
    • Perfect for a square/rectangular lawn!
    • Expensive
    • With a shared lawn, multiple charging stations needed
    • Laying guide wire a lot of work
    • Not suitable for lawns with multiple obstacles
    • No control via app

    A lawnmower with very good cutting performance. Installing the guide wire is quite a puzzle in a lawn with several obstacles, given the distances that you have to take into account. The robot can remember up to 3 lawns, but then you need a charging station for each lawn. That's going to be a pretty expensive joke. If you have one lawn that is almost rectangular, I recommend it. Otherwise look further.

    DaanHeusden | 28 April 2021 | In the version: Without app | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 3 / 5 stars
    6,4/10
    What a disappointment so far
    • When he mows nicely in patterns
    • Breaks down sometimes
    • Can't find base station bad

    Very disappointing, especially because it does not return to base station by itself, poor help/no Bosch, always trying the same 'solution' which does not help

    Bakker | 23 August 2021 | In the version: With app | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 2.5 / 5 stars
    4,8/10
    a pity....
    • quiet
    • mows in pattern
    • keeps crashing
    • seldom drives into charger by itself
    • charger must be ON grass in a straight line with cable
    • asks nonstop for pin code
    • skips patches of lawn

    I had a Robomow for years before this. Really no problems. Always did, easy to program. But I thought I'd step up and buy the Indigo 500 S+. I really have never seen a normal mowing happen. If he does it's neat but a small field already stops halfway. Back to the loader... not being able to drive the ladders by myself... stopping halfway... skipping pieces. I must be unlucky (given the other reviews) but what a decline. note: I have a simple rectangular lawn.

    E verschoor | 2 June 2021 | In the version: With app | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 2.5 / 5 stars
    4,8/10
    Too laborious while buying it for convenience
    • Mows nicely evenly
    • Gets stuck on every molehill
    • Can't handle a 15 degree slope

    I have to help him get going several times a day

    Sander Claus | 21 July 2021 | In the version: Without app | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4.5 / 5 stars
    9,2/10
    Powerful robotic lawnmower at an affordable price
    • Convenient time schedule to set
    • Affordable price
    • No more grass waste
    • Possibility to also mow lawn that is not connected
    • Noise during mowing
    • Entering the station is not always possible
    • Sensitive to unevenness in lawn, gets stuck

    Very satisfied with the Indego S 500.
    Installation is explained step by step in the manual, sufficient parts and wire are included. This also allowed me to connect the 2 lawn areas that are not connected to the base field, so that the Indego can mow there too.
    Time schedule is easy to set and change, in the basic mowing field the indego follows a fixed pattern so that the entire lawn is mowed efficiently in a short time.
    Battery is sufficiently powerful, when battery is empty, device returns to base station to charge.

    Tomk | 26 April 2021 | In the version: Without app | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4 / 5 stars
    8,0/10
    Satisfied
    • mowing quality
    • Mulching system
    • Smart mowing function
    • Installation
    • Many errors with app
    • Wiring around the lawn

    Beautiful lawn
    I've had the indego for just over a week now and I'm very happy with how our lawn looks now. It looks sleek and well maintained. The mulch function gives an additional boost. Because the grass is mowed regularly and the mowed grass is immediately used as fertilizer for the lawn.

    Installation
    I don't like the installation. A wire must be placed around the lawn 30 cm from the border (I think just too wide). This also takes some time if you have a large lawn. Sometimes it just misses an edge, because of installing 30cm from the border, you might be able to move it, but that means laying down a whole new wire.

    app
    The app is handy to have, but then it has to work. After 20 error message resetting the lawn mower and having the lawn mapped again 2x, it now seems to work properly. This causes some frustration. Now it seems to work properly and if you can turn the mower on or off from your couch, that is a luxury. Hopefully the app will continue to work properly now.

    Conclusion
    After some effort and frustration installing the indigo, the indigo is working properly and I am happy with the result of my mowed lawn.

    Annefleur | 22 April 2021 | In the version: With app | Automatically translated from Dutch

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