Choosing a robot will require a compromises between the cost,
availability and the many features that the different robots have to offer.
To make a decision you really need to sit down and ask yourself (1) what do you want to
use it for, and (2) which features are essential and which are just nice to
You will find that there is no robot that can do it all, so itís worth
a little research to find out what really important to you, to make sure
youíre happy with the substantial investment that it requires.
Tip 1: Almost all users only use a small fraction of the
features that the robot has to offer, so in choosing your robot, focus on 1
or 2 features that are really important to you, instead of paying a lot
extra for features youíll likely never use. Also donít forget that the more
features a robot had, the harder it is to use and the more that can go
This guide discuss the main
features of the robots, offer reviews and some extra information on the different robots
available. In each topics the pros and cons are highlighted, to help you
decide if itís important or not.
You'll need to make a decision on whether you require a
free-standing or fixed robot.
The free-standing robots tend to be light weight and easily portable, but
the fixed ones more powerful and usually have a ball recycling system.
You'll need to make a decision on whether to need a
single or dual wheel robot head, the single
ones being simpler and usually cheaper, but the dual ones providing a
greater variety of spin.
Depending on your level and requirement, you'll need to
decide whether you need a
programmable or non-programmable robot, where the programmable ones are
mainly required if you wish to practice a specific routine over and over
Although all robots can generate spin, you to consider the
amount and variety of spin the
robot can provide, and how important this is to you.
Apart from the main features, there are some practical
consideratons, such as support
of mains power and plug in your country,
ease of use, and
reliability. Then there's
the warrantee, maintenance and
customer support issues.
To summarise there is information and a series of reviews
of all the major robots on the market, including videos where available.
Information will continue to be added as the community shares their
experience with others, and allow us to include it in this guide.
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