Trying to figure out which robot vacuum cleaner is the right choice for your home? We've compiled as much raw data as we can find to make it easy to choose. Below you can find ratings for robot vacuum cleaners with and without mopping.
Hands-on, robot vacuum reviews are provided when available. Ratings are reviews are compiled from features, customer reviews, real-world testing and performance reviews.
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The following characteristics are worth considering for just about any robot vacuum shopper:
While some robot vacuums are packed with technology to intelligently map your home and clean as efficiently as possible others make their way around by simply adjusting their course when bumping into objects.
The latest and most accurate navigation and mapping technology is LiDAR. It's predecessor, vSLAM (Visual Simultaneous Localization and Mapping) is highly refined, and also a great option. Some higher end robots use both these technologies as well as AI-powered object recognition to avoid cords and messes pets may leave around a home.
The longer the vacuum can run before recharing the more it can clean. Once the robot tires it returns to it's base station to charge up. Many vacuums are smart enough to pick up where they left off, but many are not. If you have a large home, be sure to choose a model with this feture.
Robots that can both vacuum and mop are gaining popularity as with recent technological advances. At their best, we find them suitable for upkeep as opposed to completely replacing mopping in a home.
If you have a dog or cat, and especially if you have a dog or dogs with long hair, be sure to pick a vacuum that was made to work in that environment. Pet hair (especially long hair) are a challenge that not all robot vacuums are equipeed for.
One of the most recent trends in robot vacuums is self-emptying bases. When robots with a self-emptying base dock to recharge, a port opens on the vacuum allowing the dock to empty the robot's bin. The homeowner then just needs to empty the bag or bin, usually on a monthly basis.
Integrating technology generally increases price, but it's a must for some. We've listed each robot vacuum's technical integrations including Alexa, Google Assistant, HomeKit as well as if they have Android or iPhone Apps. The most tech savvy have many integrations, while value-priced models rely on a separate remote or no remote at all.
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