Ecovacs heads outdoors with the GOAT robot mower

ECOVACS GOAT Robot Lawn Mower
Pictured: ECOVACS GOAT G1 Robotic Lawnmower at charging dock
// ECOVACS Robotics is cutting into a new market.
Brodie Fogg
Sep 07, 2023
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Published on September 07, 2023

ECOVACS has revealed its first foray into the great outdoors with the GOAT G1 robotic lawnmower. Launching on the 21st of September, the GOAT G1 will retail for $2,999 and will be available through most major retailers in Australia, including JB HI-FI, Harvey Norman, Bunnings and Amazon. 

Taking on the likes of Husqvarna, ECOVACS has been slowly rolling out robots for every type of surface (even windows,) so the move to lawn-mowing doesn't come as a huge surprise. 

What makes ECOVACS' entry into the robot lawnmower market interesting, is precisely what makes it such a competitive robot vacuum manufacturer; the mapping technology at the core of the GOAT G1. Over the years, ECOVACS has refined its mapping and navigation technology to the point where its most recent products outshine industry heavyweights like Dyson. 

Many robotic lawnmowers require you to lay physical boundaries, so the robot knows where it should and shouldn't shave a bit of green off the top. The GOAT G1 simplifies things with a set of "beacons" around the lawn that assist the robot's Ultra Wideband (UWB) sensors and dual cameras that accurately map out your lawn and any obstacles or difficult terrain your backyard might present. 

In addition to its usual lawn-mowing duties, the GOAT G1 can also be deployed as a home security device thanks to its dual cameras (360-degree panoramic and wide-angle fisheye lens) and "multi-spot guarding" features, which sends the robot on a set route like an enemy sentry from a video game. 

Stay tuned for more news about the GOAT G1 ahead of its September launch in Australia. 

Brodie Fogg
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Brodie Fogg
Brodie Fogg is the Australian editorial lead at Reviews.org. He has covered consumer tech, telecommunications, video games, streaming and entertainment for over five years at websites like WhistleOut and Finder and can be found sharing streaming recommendations at 7NEWS every month.

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