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.
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.
Built-in pet cam
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
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.
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
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.
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.
For larger areas
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.
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.
Want versus need
The Deebot 901 (opens in new tab) has been designed to satisfy most consumers with an excellent all-round feature set. There are also budget solutions like the Deebot N79S (opens in new tab) and vacuums that also clean hardwood floors with water like the Deebot Osmo 610 (opens in new tab).
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.
Bryan M. Wolfe has written about technology for over a decade on various websites, including TechRadar, AppAdvice, and many more. Before this, he worked in the technology field across different industries, including healthcare and education. He’s currently iMore’s lead on all things Mac and macOS, although he also loves covering iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Bryan enjoys watching his favorite sports teams, traveling, and driving around his teenage daughter to her latest stage show, audition, or school event in his spare time. He also keeps busy walking his black and white cocker spaniel, Izzy, and trying new coffees and liquid grapes.
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