Husqvarna AUTOMOWER 315X Review

Robotic Lawn Mower


Final Score

3.9 / 5 from 103 users

Husqvarna AUTOMOWER 315X | Tools Official
Husqvarna AUTOMOWER 315X | Tools Official
Husqvarna AUTOMOWER 315X | Tools Official

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We spent 6.5 hours reading reviews from customers and experts. In summary, here's what users think:

11 reasons to buy

  • The device maintains a beautiful and even lawn height consistently. (17 reviews)

    • “Keeps the lawn a beautiful, even height”

    • “It cut the grass evenly and make my lawn looks pretty well.”

    • “The mower itself does a great job of keeping the lawn trimmed up”

    • “a great looking lawn”

    • “The 315X work as advertised in maintaining your lawn as you would expect.”

    • “My yard looks great”

    • “It’s keeping my grass cut so no complaints.”

    • “It cuts nicely”

    • “The yard looks immaculate at all times.”

    • “We went away for three weeks and when we got home, our year was flawlessly maintained.”

  • The Husqvarna AUTOMOWER 315X eliminates the need for manual mowing, making lawn care effortless. (14 reviews)

    • “No more mowing the lawn!”

    • “After getting it all set up I sent it off to do its job.”

    • “look forward to many years of NOT cutting grass”

    • “The mower itself does a great job of keeping the lawn trimmed up without any additional effort.”

    • “it's great coming home to a great looking lawn”

    • “The 315X work as advertised in maintaining your lawn as you would expect.”

    • “My yard looks great and I haven’t mowed in four months.”

    • “Yup - haven't mowed it since.”

    • “the Automower truly keeps the yard constantly mowed. Now I can just focus on the yard work I like to do - gardening!”

    • “We got the Husqvarna Automower about a month and a half ago and we have loved it.”

    • “Freed up my weekends!”

    • “The robotic lawn mower keeps the lawn looking good”

    • “Keeps my yard looking perfect while my neighbors sweat their butts off mowing their lawn.”

  • The robotic lawnmower is incredibly quiet, making it less disruptive than traditional mowers. (7 reviews)

    • “Incredibly quiet”

    • “If I'm inside, I don't hear the mower. We will be outside or have the windows open and occasionally hear it.”

    • “Super quiet - I cannot hear it if the door/window is closed (except when it's parking in the charging station next to my back wall).”

    • “It is so quite you don't know it is cutting.”

    • “It's quiet”

    • “Another thing I absolutely love about it is how quiet it is.”

    • “We run it at night, and it's so quiet that no one can hear it.”

  • The 315X comes with GPS to track and improve mowing paths for better coverage. (7 reviews)

    • “The X series does have GPS and it will note areas with tighter paths that lead to patches of grass and automatically go to those spots to clean them up”

    • “It took a good month to get it "trained" to the yard. with GPS build in, I don't understand this. why couldn't you use the GPS to map the yard and fill in the spaces?”

    • “The only time the mower has not made it to the dock is when it stops itself out of range, and the app shows you the exact location of where to find it.”

    • “I decided to buy the 315X because of its GPS functionality that could help in the event of another robbery.”

    • “It even includes a map to show you where your mower currently is.”

    • “We are able to keep track of it when we aren't home by using the app, which is super convenient.”

    • “it has GPS to map the yard”

  • The mower can navigate and effectively mow on different types of terrain, including slopes. (5 reviews)

    • “They also handle varied terrain better”

    • “The lawn is mostly flat however one edge is on a slope.”

    • “my yard has no fence around it, septic tank system with vent caps in the yard, trees scattered throughout, and live in a hilly neighborhood”

    • “My yard is a complicated yard to deal with I have gates it must navigate 3 side walks it must cross and several trees with roots. I also have a secondary area to mow.”

    • “The Automower expertly tackles all slopes in our yard, and has learned to navigate our firepit, garden, and small fountain.”

  • You can set it to run for specific hours each day, so it keeps mowing without you having to do anything. (4 reviews)

    • “Mine is schedule to run 8 hours a day, which it probably runs for about 4 (between charging). On the weekends it's allowed to go out for 16 hours”

    • “Have ours set to be 'on duty' 12 hours a day, 7 days a week, so that means it actually mows about 6 hours a day in between charging sessions.”

    • “I even was able to change the length of the cut and how often it runs from across the country!”

    • “I have the mower work a few hours each day.”

  • It is cheap to maintain, with blade replacements being very affordable. (2 reviews)

    • “Inexpensive to maintain”

    • “The only maintenance so far has been replacing the blades every 4 weeks... The blades are cheap, too - total cost for a change is about $1.50.”

  • It does not leave mowing lines in the lawn, resulting in a smooth and even appearance. (2 reviews)

  • The mower is rated IPX4 for water resistance, allowing it to mow in the rain without being damaged. (2 reviews)

    • “the mower is IPX4 rated for water resistance”

    • “it can work any time of day or night, rain or shine”

  • It uses electrical signals from boundary wires and bump sensors to navigate effectively around the lawn. (2 reviews)

    • “The lack of sensors means the mower's senses are limited to electrical signals from the border wire and bump sensors from the shell of the mower”

    • “I am impressed with how well the mower can extricate itself.”

  • The robotic lawnmower mulches grass so finely that clippings are hardly noticeable on the lawn. (1 review)

5 reasons not to buy

  • Some reviews mention that the setup can be annoying and is better handled through professional installation, which is now typically included. (15 reviews)

    • “Annoying to set up yourself (although they always come with installation now)”

    • “This mower seems designed for dealer installation. The PIN code was not included in the box which required a call to customer service.”

    • “Most of the negative reviews were with the installation”

    • “Be sure to add the installation package to your cart separately when you order the Automower. Otherwise, the Husqvarna installers will not know to contact you.”

    • “Husqvarna should not be selling these via Amazon, since they provide basically none of the support as advertised (installer contacting you within 48 hours, etc).”

    • “The package deal for installation is too much work.”

    • “Installation is NOT included”

    • “It can be a pain getting replacement parts, usually must be ordered by authorized dealer.”

    • “During installation, they cut my cable lines”

    • “Buy from a local dealer, not Amazon. The install makes or breaks how these mowers work and you need to have an experienced installer.”

    • “It took 3 days to get a call from a local dealer who provided their first install.”

  • Many reviews note that robotic lawnmowers are initially expensive to purchase. (11 reviews)

    • “Initially expensive”

    • “At first I was concerned with the high price”

    • “As it stands I have a $2000+ mower that is currently worthless to me.”

    • “The price of these things are kind of expensive as stated in the subject line”

    • “it was 2000 dollars expensive lesson on internet mis information.”

    • “This thing is junk. Too easy to turn into an unusable overpriced brick.”

    • “no, it's not worth the money”

    • “Yes, it was expensive (to me)”

    • “it’s a sophisticated device that costs thousands of dollars.”

  • The 315X can get stuck due to landscape features or uneven terrain, so you might need to help it get unstuck. (5 reviews)

    • “Robotic lawnmowers do need a helping hand if they run into an issue. They are not perfect and do get stuck on occasion.”

    • “Fine tuning is required to discover where the mower gets stuck. It's gotten stuck on the edge of the lawn where the sod ends on a slope as well as on landscaping timbers. It's also gotten stuck in a narrow corridor that I need eliminate or adjust.”

    • “mower sliding down hill past the wire, or getting stuck in a hole created by poorly installed gutters”

    • “1 time was from a paver sitting on top of garden mulch that was too close to the boundary and the mowers bumper got stuck on it.”

    • “They warned about a couple tricky low areas in my yard that might cause the mower to stall.”

  • The mower may struggle to locate the charging station from some areas of the lawn, especially in complex yards. (4 reviews)

    • “The only time the mower has not made it to the dock is when it stops itself out of range”

    • “It is dumb. By that I mean, even with guide wires, it wastes up to 30% of its battery power trying to find the charging base.”

    • “We have encountered only one minor issue, and that was the self-docking feature, but it corrected itself and figured it out within a few days.”

  • Robotic lawnmowers don't trim the edges of the lawn, so you'll need to use a trimmer for that. (3 reviews)

    • “Edges need to be done with a trimmer still”

    • “Now if i could just find a robot trimmer I would never have to do any yard work ever again.”

    • “the boundary wire has to be installed so far back from fences and edging materials (12 to 14 inches) that you essentially need a push mower to take it in far enough that it becomes efficient to use a string trimmer, thus negating the usefulness of a robot mower.”

Bottom Line

Keep your lawn looking sharp without breaking a sweat with the Husqvarna AUTOMOWER 315X. This smart robotic mower cuts the grass on its own, handling slopes and varied terrain with ease. It runs so quietly, you'll hardly notice it's there. Equipped with GPS, it navigates perfectly, and there's no need to clean up grass clippings. While it's an investment upfront, it's cheap to run, though complex setups might need a pro. It may miss edges and struggle with very large yards, but for hassle-free, consistent lawn care, it's a solid choice.


Cutting Width (in)8.7 inch
FeaturesElectric Start, Mulching, Rear Discharge
Max Cutting Height2-2/5"
Min Cutting Height4/5"
Power SourceBattery
CategoryRobot Mowers
Warranty2 Years
Weight20.9 lbs
Additional InfoAutomower Connect App, Amazon Alexa And Google Home Compatible, Large LCD Display, GPS Tracking, Anti-Collision Sensors, Anti-Theft Alarm, LED Headlights, Weather Proof

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Tips for Husqvarna AUTOMOWER 315X

  • The Husqvarna AUTOMOWER 315X is water-resistant and can mow in the rain but should not be submerged in water.
  • To keep it in the best condition, clean the mower after each use by brushing off dust and grass from the top and bottom of the shell. Do not hose it down with water.
  • To keep the 315X in the best mulching condition, regularly replace its blades. Replacement blades can be purchased here.

Special Features

  • Smart Home Compatible: Talk to your AUTOMOWER 315X using Amazon Alexa or Google Home just like you would a friend, and it’ll start mowing or make schedule changes for you.
  • Automower Connect App: Use the app on your phone to tell your mower when to cut the grass and keep an eye on where it is in your yard, like a video game.
  • Intelligent Yard Navigation: The mower knows your yard like the back of its hand because of hidden wires, so it always knows where to mow and when to go home for a charge.
  • Whisper-Quiet Mowing: It’s so quiet that it can mow at night without waking up the neighbors or even a baby.
  • Eco-Friendly Clippings: The mower chops the grass so fine that it falls to the soil and acts like a natural plant food, which means no more raking or bagging.
  • Rain or Shine Workhorse: This tough little machine doesn’t care about the weather; it’ll cut grass even when it’s pouring.
  • Handles Tough Yards: It’s built for yards up to 0.4 acres and can climb hills and trim grass that’s a bit tall without complaining.
  • Auto-Charging: The mower is smart enough to head back to its docking station for a power nap before its battery runs out, so it’s always ready to go.
  • Safety Sensors: It comes with special sensors to make sure it stops if it bumps into your pets or kids, keeping them safe.
  • GPS Tracking & Theft Alarm: If someone tries to take your mower, it’ll set off an alarm and you can track where it is, like a car alarm with GPS.
  • Solid Warranty: You get a 2-year warranty, so you can rest easy knowing it's built tough.
  • 20 Years of Mowing Smarts: The folks at Husqvarna have been making these smart mowers for over two decades, so they know their stuff and you’re getting top-notch tech.


  • Q:

    Do I still need to have a guidewire installed on a fenced lawn?

  • A:

    Yes, the guide wires will still be needed to direct the Husqvarna AUTOMOWER 315X back to its charging station.

  • Q:

    Does the AUTOMOWER 315X work with Alexa?

  • A:

    Yes, the AUTOMOWER 315X is fully compatible with Alexa.

  • Q:

    Does the automower come with the boundary wire included?

  • A:

    No, the boundary wire is sold separately.

  • Q:

    Is a smartphone required to operate the mower?

  • A:

    No, access and control via a smartphone is one of the convenient features of the AUTOMOWER 315X. The automower will have a physical keypad on it for programming.

  • Q:

    Can the automower handle edging?

  • A:

    No. You will need to do the edging at least once or twice a week.

  • Q:

    How does the automower handle stick in the lawn?

  • A:

    The automower can drive over small sticks. It is recommended to pick up large sticks and branches as this can cause the mower to get stuck.

  • Q:

    What is the automower’s cutting height?

  • A:

    The automower has a cutting height of 0.8” and 2.4”.

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