07 Apr 2020 ID: 203132

Honda expands Lawn & Garden robotic lawnmower offerings with Small Miimo: Smaller, Simpler, Smarter

Honda expands Lawn & Garden robotic lawnmower offerings with Small Miimo: Smaller, Simpler, Smarter

2020 brings with it two new additions to Honda’s robotic lawnmower range in the shape of Small Miimo Live (HRM40 Live) and Small Miimo (HRM40).

Honda’s robotic lawnmower line-up welcomes Small Miimo to its ranks for the 2020 gardening season. Two model variants – Live and Standard – priced from £849 are available in Honda authorised dealers and on-line at https://store.honda.co.uk/. Designed for gardens up to 400m² in size, the new model boasts a smart-technology suite that delivers an autonomous lawnmower fit for the smart home.

 

Intelligent Lawn care – Miimo mows smart

  • Small Miimo mows 70% faster than less intelligent machines
  • Cuts according its own schedule based on the live weather forecast and grass-growth
  • Control Small Miimo via a smartphone app and with Amazon Alexa voice control

 

‘Map & Mow’ technology determines the size and shape of the lawn area and informs Small Miimo’s efficiently calculated, cutting routes.

A 400m² lawn can then be tackled in just half a day session, over the course of multiple deployments. Small Miimo’s route-planning logic reduces cut time by around 70% compared to a machine following a random route, so no section is covered twice, unnecessarily. This frees up your garden to be enjoyed quicker and minimises lawn damage caused by wheel tracks, too.

Small Miimo Live’s advanced Smart Timer function combines live weather data with a grass growth algorithm (based on academic research) to automatically generate its own, optimised cutting schedule.

In the ‘Mii-monitor’ application (available on Android and iOS devices), users can review the cutting schedule, check for warning/maintenance alerts and operate Small Miimo remotely. Moreover, Amazon Alexa compatibility offers voice control over the mower with 306 recognised commands.

 

Sit back and relax – Miimo keeps garden life simple

  • Small Miimo mows at noise level equivalent to a normal conversation
  • Grass clippings reinvigorate the lawn
  • Obstacles are no problem for Miimo

Installing Small Miimo couldn’t be easier, with a four-step process compared to nine steps for a typical competitor model. Thanks to the ‘Map & Mow’ technology, no guide wire is required, nor do a start point and a home point need be set, with the docking station doubling as both. The docking station is simple to setup, with the power cable conveniently encased in a tube and out of the way

Smart sensor systems ensure the mower circumnavigates obstacles in the lawn area trouble-free, while safety protocols detect lifting or excessive tilting and stop the blades to prevent potential injury, so you can happily leave Small Miimo to its own devices, even at night. Mowing at a quiet 63dB(A), comparable to the volume of normal conversation, Small Miimo is some 30dB(A) quieter than the average lawnmower.

Small Miimo cuts little and often, reducing stress on the lawn and the user in the process. Grass clippings created are so fine that they’re dispersed into the lawn root system, acting as a natural fertiliser, so no laborious collection is necessary – a win-win.

 

Quality condensed – Miimo is mighty but small

  • 5-year warranty as standard
  • No fuel, no oil, no fuss
  • Reduce the environmental impact of lawn-mowing

Small Miimo can achieve the sought-after stripe effect, often the preserve of professional sports fields, by cutting in logical 5m lines. Further scope in the lawn finish comes from the adjustable cutting height that can be set between 30mm and 50mm. Adaptable too, Small Miimo can cope with slopes inclined up to 15-degrees.

The handy ‘Place & Mow’ function is designed to tackle areas that have been previously inaccessible, under garden furniture, for example. Move the obstruction and simply lift and place the lightweight mower (8kg) on the patch and set it to cut either a two or three metre square.

Offering sharper cutting for longer, the blades can be reversed when eventually blunted, to extend the part’s lifetime. What’s more, Small Miimo comes with a 5-year domestic warranty as standard, covering both parts and labour. 

True to its size this Miimo’s impact on the environment is small. Battery-powered, there are none of the exhaust emissions found with petrol lawnmowers. A further benefit of electric power is the lack of petrol and oil consumption, which require topping up, at cost.

The Miimo range now features five models which offer the perfect solution to those wanting a perfectly manicured lawn, every day, but would rather not or can’t spare the time to mow it themselves.

 

Honda’s Miimo range – something for everyone

Steve Morris, Head of Power Products at Honda (UK) comments: “The introduction of Small Miimo is a natural move for Honda, opening up the appeal of robotic lawnmowers to a wider market and giving customers the widest choice possible to meet their needs and preferences. With such intelligent features and functionality, it offers an incredibly simple and convenient solution to those with smaller gardens, with minimum effort required to install and keep it working season-long.”

 

Specifications

Small Miimo Live

Small Miimo Standard

RRP (£)

1049

949

Campaign price (until July 31st) (£)

949

849

Area Capacity

up to 400m²

up to 400m²

Maximum incline mowing area

15° / 27%

15° / 27%

Maximum incline wire on slope

9° / 15%

9° / 15%

Noise Level guaranteed

63 dB(A)

63 dB(A)

Blade Type

3 (Swing back type)

3 (Swing back type)

Cutting width

190 mm

190 mm

Cutting height adjustment

Manual from 30 to 50 mm

Manual from 30 to 50 mm

Battery type

Li-ion 18V / 2.5aAh

Li-ion 18V / 2.5aAh

Mowing time per charge

45 min

45 min

Charging time

45 min

45 min

Waterproofing

IPX4

IPX4

Smartphone application

Android and iOS

-

Set-up and mowing process

Map & Mow

Map & Mow

Amazon Alexa connectivity

Yes

-

Docking station position

Corner & Edge

Corner & Edge

Boundary wire and pegs supplier

125 m / 180 pegs

125 m / 180 pegs

Length x width x height

445 x 364 x 202 mm

445 x 364 x 202 mm

Weight

8 kg

8 kg


For images and video assets of Small Miimo please contact Lee Stern: lee.stern@honda-eu.com

 

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