With Some Help From Husqvarna, Your iPhone Can Now Mow The Yard

Well, not really. The Husqvarna iPhone app can however control and monitor one of the company’s robotic Automowers, which is actually for the best. You don’t want your iPhone mowing your yard, do you? No, never mind that it would make a tiny mower, but iPhone can barely hold a charge for a full day as it is and you expect it to tackle your yard? That’s just silly.

Husqvarna introduced its line of robotic mowers a few years back. The line has gradually evolved, with the 2011 line now feature GPS units that allow for the iPhone fun. The free apps allows owners to remotely start and stop the mowers as well as track their progress around the yard. The same GPS module is used int theft tracking and SMS alerts. The Automowers themselves are little wonders of technology with up to a .75 acre range, adjustable cutting heights and the ability to automatically return to the charging station when the battery juices get low. Prices start out at $2,000 and top out at $2,999 for the solar model.

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — According to Husqvarna Global Garden Report 2011, 40 percent of consumers around the world say they don’t have enough time to take care of their homes and gardens. Therefore robotic mowers have been a welcome aid for stressed homeowners. Now it gets even easier with the new iPhone app for Husqvarna Automower®, available for free at App Store.

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With the new iPhone app you can mow the lawn without even being at home. Any Automower® robotic lawnmower equipped with a GPS Communication Unit can be remotely started and stopped, as well as being tracked on your iPhone screen. The app also has installation movies, a buying guide and FAQs.

“We all want a well-kept lawn, but few are willing to invest the time needed. With the help of Automower® we made life a little easier for house owners. With the iPhone app we take gardening one step further. With its help you take control of your lawn as easily as making a phone call,” says Stefan Axelsson, Business Development Manager at Husqvarna.

The GPS Communication Unit is available for most of the Automower® range and from 2011 it comes as standard for the 260 ACX model. The GPS Communications Unit also enables GPS theft tracker and SMS alert.

The Husqvarna Group is the world’s largest producer of outdoor power products including chainsaws, trimmers, lawn mowers and garden tractors. The Group is also the European leader in consumer watering products and one of the world leaders in cutting equipment and diamond tools for the construction and stone industries. The product offering includes products for both consumers and professional users. The Group’s products are sold via dealers and retailers in more than 100 countries. Net sales in 2010 amounted to SEK 32 billion, and the average number of employees was approximately 15,000.