Best Ecovacs Robotic Vacuums iMore 2020

There are a lot of strong brands in the robotic cleaning marketplace, and Ecovacs is a real contender. With more than 20 years of work in smart home robotics and products available in over 60 countries around the world, its robotic vacuums and mops are worthy of consideration if you're shopping for a new model. The range is extensive, though, so it can be tough to choose the best model for you. We're taking a look at all the options so you can make an informed shopping decision for the best Ecovacs Deebot for your household.

Great features: Ecovacs Deebot 901

Staff Pick

Our favorite Ecovacs robot, available in black and white, offers intelligent mapping functionality at a great price. With both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant integration, this Deebot can inform you of its progress with real-time voice reporting. This vacuum provides virtual boundaries, scheduling, and focused cleaning that works in three stages, so you know it's going to have a great result. It also boasts Edge and Spot modes to concentrate on specific areas. This model also includes two interchangeable suction inlets and knows the difference between flat surfaces and carpet.

$260 at Amazon

Built-in pet cam: Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T8 AIVI

This top-of-the-range option can vacuum and mop simultaneously thanks to smart detection tech, which avoids carpets while mopping and doubles the suction power instead. The T8 boasts precision laser mapping for a thorough cleaning, and intelligent object recognition to avoid collisions and getting stuck. The T8's wow factor comes in with on-demand video so you can stream live HD footage of your home remotely. This model has a three-hour battery life with automatic return to base. The T8 can also be voice-controlled via Google Assistant or Amazon's Alexa devices.

Also a mop: Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo 920

This Deebot model improves on the Deebot 901 by adding in mopping capabilities. This is another option that can simultaneously vacuum and mop, while the Ecovacs Home app enables you to adjust the water level of the mopping. This also boasts carpet detection to avoid carpets when it mops automatically. The 920 has Ecovacs' Smart Navi 3. 0 tech that uses laser technology and can create up to three different maps, so it is a great choice for multi-level homes. This model has 110 minutes of battery life. This is also voice-control capable with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant devices.

Budget selection: Ecovacs Deebot N79S

Featuring so-called "Smart Motion" and multi-cleaning models, the Deebot N79S is a budget robot ideally suited for small spaces. It includes anti-drop and anti-collision sensors for added protection. You can control it via the Ecovacs Smart App for direct control, or set up a schedule, and get status updates. This model also works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant devices.

Dry and wet vac: Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo 610

The Deebot Ozmo 610 vacuum/mop combination offers Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant integration, app controls, and a high-efficiency filter. It doesn't provide e-maps or virtual boundaries like some of the newer robots, but it has useful cleaning modes that include auto, spot, and edge. This machine can mop for 100, 160, or 200 minutes depending on the power level selected.

$236 at Amazon

Low profile: Ecovacs Deebot 711

This robot vacuum offers a filter net, sponge, and high-efficiency filter. There's also an infrared anti-collision sensor, smart navigation, and a low-profile design measuring just 3.2-inches high. This model has a handy "Max" mode for more power that will increase the suction by up to two times for particularly troublesome messes. The 711 boasts up to a 130-minute runtime with auto-return and recharging.

$330 at Amazon

For larger areas: Ecovacs Deebot M80 Pro

Ideally suited for larger spaces, the Deebot M80 Pro features a large dustbin and a vacuum/mop combination. The M80 Pro sweeps, lifts, vacuums, mops, and dries in a single pass using a five-stage customizable cleaning process. The lower price means no voice assistant integration, but you can easily set up a daily cleaning schedule with the companion app.

$213 at Amazon

Mid-priced choice: Ecovacs Deebot 601

The Deebot 601 is a no-hassle vacuum that gets the job done using a filter net, sponge, and high-efficiency filter. This is another well-connected option. You can start, stop, and otherwise control this Deebot with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, the remote control, or your mobile device via the companion app. It has a less than four-inch low profile design.

$275 at Amazon

Want versus need

The Deebot 901 has been designed to satisfy most consumers with an excellent all-round feature set. There are also budget solutions like the Deebot N79S and vacuums that also clean hardwood floors with water like the Deebot Osmo 610.

When looking for a robot vacuum for your home, understand that typically (but not always), the more you pay, the more options you'll receive. Some of those features, however, might be unnecessary for your situation.

For example, do you need a vacuum that also acts as a mop? Is having a voice assistant important? Does having a larger dirt bin matter? Are you willing to buy a model from last year that's much cheaper than the current models? The bottom line: Don't buy more than you need.

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