We’ve come a long way very fast in the world of Robot Lawn Mowers – less than four years ago I setup a Worx Landroid in my backyard and the process of setting it up was really the thing that stops most people considering it. Today, Worx has a new Landroid, the Vision – and as the name suggests, it sees it’s way around your yard.

Edward our original Worx Landroid now sits dormant, his wire though – the 30-40meters of wire I laid out around the edge of my lawn and used pegs to secure is now overgrown and buried in the backyard for life, no longer needed.

Edward Junior, the Worx Landroid Vision has stepped up to take over things and the best part is – the Vision can be used in multiple different areas of lawn.

So, unlike the original Landroid from Worx – there’s no wire installation required. In fact, unboxing this beast is about the hardest part.

There’s just a power cord, the docking base, and the Landroid itself.

Once you put the battery in, place it on charge you’re ready to go.

Using the Landroid App, you then pair the Landroid Vision with your WiFi network and set it out on a discovery tour.

Remarkably, the Vision goes out and finds the edges of the lawn, builds a bit of a profile of your yard.

Now entirely unlike the Ecovacs GOAT G1, there is no map created, and there’s no need for beacons or any tracking placement in your yard.

What the Worx Landroid Vision is doing is really trying to get a sense of the size of your yard, so it can calculate things like daily mowing times. But from that point forward, it’s entirely random in the way it mows.

This can be jarring for the first few days, so be ready for that. It just looks like a 2 year old took clippers and made the worst attempt at crop circles ever. But once it’s done it all, you get a fresh lush flat look all day long and year-round.

It can be set on a schedule, and include an edge cut on whatever days you choose, but once you’re done – it’s set and forget.

As I say to people all the time, the Robot Mower does the leg work, I just need to go out once in a while to cut the edges.

After a week, I thought to myself – wait – it doesn’t need a wire. It stops itself from going into my concrete pathway and back patio – so, what would happen if I took it out to the side yard?

Like many Aussies, we have distinctly separate back and front yards. Because I live on a corner, I also have a side yard too. So for about two weeks, I lugged the Worx Landroid Vision out to the side yard every day, and it did a great job. Of course, it couldn’t find it’s way back to the base – I had to bring it back in, but i didn’t have to mow the lawns.

Putting a Robot mower out on the lawn next to passing traffic sure turns heads.

It’s pricey at $2,999, but that’s about on-par with any “wire-free” robot mower.

For me, the randomness of the Worx Landroid Vision isn’t quite as great as the patterned approach from Ecovacs with the Goat, but you do only notice the randomness if you’ve had a long period of rain and no mowing.

The bigger wheels, and larger centred rotating trailing wheel mean this one seems to get stuck less and doesn’t grind out areas of thick thatched lawn either. That rear rotating wheel did get caught on a metal wire fence though a few times, so I had to put a pot plant in the way of that section of lawn.

Edward Junior is a winner, we’re now at the point where as long as you can justify the price, Robot Lawn mowers are ready for mainstream.