Deebot vs. Roomba

Roomba or Deebot? Our guide will help you determine which brand is better and which model best suits your needs.
Deebot vs. Roomba
Published: 24th Jun 2021
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Back when robotic vacuums first appeared on the market, they weren’t widely accepted. These appliances were pretty primitive, randomly picking up debris from the floor but grinding to a halt when even minor obstacles were detected. Furthermore, users had to press a power button every time to get them working again.

Today, robotic vacuum technology has advanced considerably, introducing truly autonomous machines. Some of the best examples are appliances by EcoVacs and iRobot, leading companies in the consumer robotic vacuum market. In this guide, we’ll take a detailed look at the most popular models from both brands, Roomba and Deebot. Read on to discover whether these products can change how consumers perceive robotic vacuums and if they’re worth your money.

Table of Contents

  1. Quick Verdict
  2. Comparison Table
  3. Product Overview
  4. Step by Step Feature Comparison
  5. Final Verdict
  6. FAQ
  7. Clean Home Is a Happy Home

Quick Verdict

Both Ecovacs and iRobot offer some of the best robot vacuums currently available. However, our guide leans toward Deebot when comparing models in the same price range. They solve all the Roomba’s main issues, such as noisy operation, short run time, and small dust bin capacity. Furthermore, many Deebot models come with a built-in mop, eliminating the need for additional work. In other words, we recommend Deebot, both for entry-level and high-end options.

Comparison Table

Below is a comparison table of the different Roomba and Deebot models:

Characteristic

Roomba 694

Roomba i3

Roomba i7

Roomba s9

Deebot Ozmo T5

Deebot 500

Deebot Ozmo T8 Aivi

Deebot Ozmo U2 Pro

Run Time

90 minutes

75 minutes

75 minutes

120 minutes

180 minutes

110 minutes

180 minutes

150 minutes

Battery Capacity

2100mAh

1800mAh

3300mAh

3300mAh

5200mAh

2600mAh

5200mAh

5200mAh

Automatic Recharge

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Resume on the Same Spot After Recharge

no

no

yes

yes

yes

no

yes

yes

Bin Capacity

350ml

500ml, the self-emptying base can be emptied approx. once in two months

400ml, the self-emptying base can be emptied approx. once in two months

400ml, the self-emptying base can be emptied approx. once in two months

430ml, the self-emptying base can be emptied approx. once per month

520ml

420ml, the self-emptying base can be emptied approx. once per month

400ml (installed) / 800ml (optional), the self-emptying base can be emptied approx. once per month

Compatible with Self-Emptying Base

no

yes

yes

yes

yes

no

yes

yes

Carpet Detection

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

no

yes

yes

Stairs Detection

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Pet-Friendly

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Yes,the best option for pet owners

Time Scheduling

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Local Cleaning Set via Mobile App

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Voice Control

yes

(Google, Alexa)

yes

(Google, Alexa)

yes

(Google, Alexa)

yes (Google, Alexa)

yes (Google, Amazon)

yes (Google, Amazon)

yes (Google, Amazon)

yes (Google, Amazon)

Voice Report

no

no

no

no

yes

no

yes

yes

Smart Mapping

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Noise Suspension

no

no

no

no

yes

no

yes

yes

Mopping

no

no

no

no

yes

no

yes

yes

Full Price

$274.99

$399.99

$599.99

$1,099.99

$599.99

$249.99

$799.99

$349.99

Product Overview

Before comparing features in detail, let’s take a look at the most popular offerings by both brands. In this section, we’ll review four models from each company, determine their main pros, cons, pricing, and specs.

iRobot Company

iRobot is a well-established company founded back in 1990 by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Since then, the enterprise has sold over 30 million products worldwide and constantly developed and implemented innovative technologies in the field. iRobot didn’t start with consumer robotic vacuums, however. The first Roomba model was introduced in 2002. Beforehand, the company’s robots helped locate mines in surf zones, search the World Trade Center after the September 11 attacks, and explore the Great Pyramids in Egypt.

iRobot Roomba Overview

iRobot has four types of Roomba vacuums – the s9, i7, i3, and 600 series. Below, you’ll find a brief overview of each available model.

iRobot Roomba 694

Roomba 694 is the cheapest and simplest iRobot product. However, it still offers all the features a robotic vacuum should have. Roomba 694 senses and eliminates dirt, cleaning even the most challenging spots in your home. Different surfaces aren’t an issue, as this robot automatically adapts its height to carpets and hard floors. Of course, Roomba 694 also adjusts to the obstacles in your home, moving smoothly around them instead of bumping into walls times and again. The vacuum supports Google Voice Assistant and Alexa for easy control.

iRobot Roomba 694

What’s more, Roomba 694 uses smart learning technology to memorize your cleaning habits and suggest schedules to meet your needs. Furthermore, it recommends additional cleaning sessions you may not even think of, for instance, during allergy season. After running for 90 minutes, the robot automatically docks and recharges to get ready for the next daily cleaning.

Pros:

  • Hassle-free operation
  • Automatic cleaning scheduling and additional suggestions
  • Automatically recharges
  • Adapts to different surfaces
  • Affordable
  • Voice assistant support

Cons:

  • Small debris bin
  • Bin needs to be emptied manually
  • Noisy

Cost at time of review:

$229.99 with a discount on the official website, the full price is $274.99.

What’s in the box:

  • 1 Roomba® 694 Robot Vacuum
  • 1 Home Base® Charging Station
  • 1 Extra High-Efficiency Filter

Specifications:

  • Robot Weight: 6.77 lbs.
  • Robot Dimensions: 13.4 inches width x 3.54 inches high
  • Battery Type: Lithium Ion
  • 350mL dust bin capacity

Rating on iRobot’s official website: 4.4/5 


iRobot Roomba i3

The Roomba i3 series is a much more advanced robotic vacuum compared to Roomba 694. It offers ten times stronger lifting suction than the base model, pulling dirt, debris, and pet hair from any surface. The multi-surface dual rubber brushes don’t get tangled, trapping 99% of cat and dog dander allergens. Smart navigation technology lets the robot know where it can and can’t reach, avoiding any issues with getting stuck.

iRobot Roomba i3

The vacuum learns your cleaning habits and suggests the most suitable schedules, as well as additional recommendations. All settings can be adjusted via the updated iRobot Home App for mobile devices. Google Voice Assistant and Alexa support allow you to control the robot wherever you are. When Roomba i3 runs low on battery, it recharges automatically and resumes right where it left off, ensuring a complete clean. Finally, with Imprint Link technology, Roomba i3 can team up with Braava Jet m6 to automatically mop and vacuum your home in perfect sequence.

Pros:

  • Links with a robot mop
  • Voice assistant support
  • Smart navigation
  • Automatically recharges and resumes from the same spot
  • Great for pet owners

Cons:

  • Small debris bin
  • Noisy

Cost at time of review:

The vacuum on its own is priced at $329.99, with a discount of $399.99 on the official manufacturer’s website. Two bundles are available. Roomba i3 with self-emptying station normally costs $599.99 but comes at $499.99 with a discount. A set of Roomba i3, self-emptying robot vacuum, and Braava Jet m6 robot mop currently costs $719.98 instead of $1,049.98.

What’s in the box:

  • iRobot® Roomba® i3 Robot Vacuum
  • 1 Home Base® Charging Station
  • 1 Extra High-Efficiency Filter
  • 400mL dustbin

Specifications:

  • Robot Weight: 7.44 lbs.
  • Robot Dimensions: 13.26 inches wide x 3.63 inches high x 13.34 deep
  • Battery Type: Lithium Ion

Rating on iRobot’s official site: 4.1/5 


iRobot Roomba i7

Just like Roomba i3, the newer i7 features ten times stronger lifting suction compared to the 600 series model. It also learns your cleaning habits, adapting to your schedule, and can be controlled via a native mobile app. Seamlessly linking with Braava Jet robot mop, Roomba i7 will leave your home spotlessly clean. And like all iRobot vacuums, i7 automatically docks and recharges to resume at the same spot it stopped. Instead of recharging fully every time, however, it takes the exact amount of time needed to finish the daily job.

iRobot Roomba i7

As for the new features, Roomba i7 utilizes iAdapt navigation and visual localization technology to select the most efficient cleaning maps. It can clean only chosen rooms as opposed to previous models that cleaned the entire house. The vacuum can remember up to ten floor plans. Furthermore, you can set custom keep-out zones via the mobile app even if no obstacles are detected by the robot’s sensors.

Pros:

  • Custom keep-out zones
  • Supports voice control
  • Can clean only specific rooms
  • Memorizes up to ten floor plans
  • Links with a robot mop

Cons:

  • Small debris bin
  • 1000Pa power isn’t ideal for homes with medium to high pile carpets
  • 75-minute run time

Cost at time of review:

The full price of the vacuum on its own is $599.99, though it’s currently available at a discount for $449.99. A bundle with an automatically emptying robot vacuum comes in at $649.99. Finally, a set of Roomba i7, automatically emptying station, and Braava Jet m6 mop costs $899.98.

What’s in the box:

  • iRobot® Roomba® i7 Robot Vacuum
  • 1 North American Line Cord
  • 1 Home Base® Charging Station
  • 1 Extra High-Efficiency Filter
  • 1 Extra Side Brush

Specifications:

  • Robot Weight: 7.44 lbs.
  • Robot Dimensions: 13.34 inches width x 3.63 inches high
  • Battery Type: Lithium Ion
  • 500mL dustbin

Rating on iRobot’s official site: 4.3/5 


iRobot Roomba s9

iRobot Roomba s9 offers all the benefits of previous Roomba models – and then some. Smart mapping technology and voice assistant support allow you to control which areas the vacuum cleans without lifting a finger. Set custom keep-out zones or quickly clean up accidental localized mess via the native mobile app. Instead of telling the vacuum to clean the entire kitchen, you can specify the exact location, for instance, under the kitchen table.

iRobot Roomba s9

Not only has the software been improved. Roomba s9 features 30 times stronger suction lift than Roomba 600 series. PerfectEdge technology and innovative brushes provide perfect cleaning, even in tight corners. Wider dual multi-surface rubber brushes that don’t get tangled with hair make this robot vacuum ideal for pet owners. Finally, as opposed to previous models with optional automatic emptying, Roomba s9 comes in a set with Clean Base. The base should be cleaned once every two months on average.

Pros:

  • Improved rubber brushes for better pet hair cleaning
  • Throughout cleaning in corners
  • Improved floor mapping
  • Comes with automatically emptying base
  • Custom keep-out zones
  • 120-minute run time

Cons:

  • Noisy
  • May miss spots
  • Clogs easily

Cost at time of review:

Roomba s9 with a self-emptying base is currently priced at $949.99 instead of $1,099.99 on the official website. A bundle with Braava Jet m6 mop (available in black or white) costs $1,149.99.

What’s in the box:

  • iRobot® Roomba® s9+ Robot Vacuum
  • 1 Clean Base® Automatic Dirt Disposal
  • 2 Dirt Disposal Bags
  • 1 North American Line Cord
  • 1 Extra High-Efficiency Filter
  • 1 Extra Corner Brush

Specifications:

  • Robot Weight: 8.15 lbs.
  • Robot Dimensions: 12.25 inches width x 3.5 inches high
  • Battery Type: Lithium Ion
  • 400mL dustbin + station

Rating on iRobot’s official site: 3.3/5 


Ecovacs Company

Ecovacs is a Chinese brand that used to produce vacuum cleaner equipment. Since 2006, Ecovacs invested in robotic research, developing over 20 new products a year, and quickly evolving from a start-up to an enterprise-level company. The first floor-cleaning robot was launched in 2013, nine years after iRobot’s first robotic vacuum. Today, Ecovacs produce vacuuming, window-cleaning, air-purifying, and business service assistance robots.

Ecovacs Deebot Overview

Currently, there are 20 Deebot models available on the official website. Below, we’ll take a look at the best-selling options.

Deebot Ozmo T5

Deebot Ozmo T5 utilizes Smart Navi 3.0 technology for advanced laser mapping which creates a systematic cleaning pattern. The Max+ mode increases suction power to fight the most stubborn spots. Plus, Deebot Ozmo T5 combines mopping and vacuuming in a single machine, performing both tasks simultaneously. The revolutionary pressure-retention system optimizes energy use and operates at a minimal noise level.

Deebot Ozmo T5

Compatible with Smart Home and supporting app mapping, this robot offers easy remote control. You can set custom keep-out zones or cleaning areas and save multiple floor plans. Thanks to the floating brush, Deebot Ozmo T5 can sweep up to 4-millimeter deep cracks and surpass 2-centimeter high doorsills. The robot automatically adapts to different surfaces, eliminating the need for manual control.

Pros:

  • 200-minute run time
  • Mops and vacuums simultaneously
  • Low noise level
  • Floating brush reaches cracks
  • Advanced app control

Cons:

  • Small dust bin

Cost at time of review:

$599.99 on the official manufacturer’s website.

What’s in the box:

  • Robot
  • Charging dock
  • Side Brushes
  • Direct Suction Option
  • Reservoir
  • Cleaning Cloth
  • Disposal Cleaning Cloth
  • Cloth Plate
  • High-Efficiency Filter
  • IM package
  • Cleaning Tool

Specifications:

  • Navigation Type - Smart Navi 3.0
  • Cleaning Mode - Auto, Area, Custom
  • Vacuum Components - Interchangeable Intake
  • Carpet Detection - Yes
  • Vacuum Power Adjustment - Y(Auto&Manual)
  • Dust Bin Capacity (ml) - 430
  • Floating Main Brush – Yes
  • Map Generated by App - Yes
  • FW OTA - Yes
  • Voice Report - Yes
  • Time Scheduling - Yes
  • Continuous Cleaning - Yes

Rating on Ecovacs’ official website: 4.7/5 


Deebot 500

Deebot 500 is an improved version of Ecovacs’ bestseller and one of the most affordable options featured on the website. It supports voice assistant and mobile app control, allowing you to easily set one of the multiple cleaning modes or create new schedules. After running for 110 minutes, the robot automatically returns to the charging station. A 520mL dustbin means you don’t have to worry about emptying it frequently. Anti-collision and stair safety technologies ensure the robot doesn’t fall or bump into anything, no matter how busy the area.

Deebot 500

Pros:

  • Affordable
  • Long run time
  • High-efficiency filter
  • Stair detection
  • High-capacity dust bin

Cons:

  • Isn’t compatible with self-emptying station
  • No carpet detection

Cost at time of review:

$249.99 on the official manufacturer’s website.

What’s in the box:

  • Robot
  • Charging dock
  • Side Brushes
  • Power Adapter
  • High-Efficiency Filter
  • IM package
  • Cleaning Tool

Specifications:

  • Navigation Type - Random
  • Cleaning Mode - Auto, Spot, Rand
  • Vacuum Components - Mainbrush
  • Carpet Detection - No
  • Vacuum Power Adjustment - Y(Manual)
  • Dust Bin Capacity (ml) - 520ml
  • Floating Main Brush – Fixed
  • Time Scheduling - Yes

Rating on Ecovacs’ official website: 4.3/5 


Deebot Ozmo T8 Aivi

Deebot Ozmo T8 Aivi utilizes new mapping technology with TrueDetect 3D Advanced Object Detection, which is perfect for high-traffic areas of your home. The map accuracy is significantly improved compared to the predecessor model, with twice the range and four times the precision.

Deebot Ozmo T8 Aivi

This robot is a two-in-one solution, mopping and vacuuming the floor simultaneously. It easily handles carpets, hard floors, and pet hair, adapting bristle length to conditions using Adaptive Floor Sensing technology. Compatible with the Deebot automatic emptying station, Ozmo T8 Aivi can free you of hassle. Note that the station is sold separately. Finally, this vacuum offers a 180-minute run time, voice control, and smart mobile app mapping.

Pros:

  • Long run time
  • High-capacity dust bin (420mL)
  • Map generated by a mobile app
  • Voice and app control
  • Adapts to floor type
  • Mops and vacuums
  • Compatible with automatically emptying station

Cons:

  • May have difficulty with narrow spaces

Cost at time of review:

$799.99 on the official manufacturer’s website

What’s in the box:

  • Robot
  • Charging dock
  • Side Brushes
  • Reservoir
  • Cleaning Cloth
  • Disposal Cleaning Cloth
  • Cloth Plate
  • High-Efficiency Filter
  • IM package
  • Cleaning Tool

Specifications:

  • Navigation Type - TrueMapping™
  • Cleaning Mode - Auto, Area, Custom
  • Vacuum Components - Main Brush
  • Carpet Detection - Yes
  • Vacuum Power Adjustment - Y(Auto&Manual)
  • Dust Bin Capacity (ml) - 420
  • Floating Main Brush – Yes
  • Map Generated by App - Yes
  • FW OTA - Yes
  • Voice Report - Yes
  • Time Scheduling - Yes
  • Continuous Cleaning - Yes

Rating on Ecovacs’ official website: 4.6/5 


Deebot Ozmo U2 Pro

Deebot U2 Pro has been created with pet owners in mind. It’s equipped with an innovative silicone, bristle-free brush that doesn’t tangle even long pet hair, capturing it effectively. Furthermore, it features an improved three-layer filter to pick up all allergens, from pet-related to dust and pollen. Most importantly, the 800mL dust bin handles even more dirt than the U2 Pro predecessor, the U2.

Deebot Ozmo U2 Pro

Smart home mapping allows you to fully control the vacuuming, sending signals remotely via a mobile app or voice assistant. Plus, Deebot has a voice of its own, and will provide cleaning status reports. Advanced sensors pick up not only obstacles but also drop-offs, ensuring stair safety. Ozmo U2 pro runs 150 minutes before returning to the charging station. Then, it resumes from the same spot it started.

Pros:

  • Affordable
  • High-capacity dust bin
  • Long run time
  • Voice control support
  • Informs on the cleaning status out loud

Cons:

  • Doesn’t spot carpets automatically
  • Map isn’t generated by the app

Cost at time of review:

$349.99 on the official manufacturer’s website.

What’s in the box:

  • Robot
  • Charging dock
  • Side Brushes
  • Cleaning Cloth
  • Disposal Cleaning Cloth
  • Cloth Plate
  • High Efficiency Filter
  • IM package
  • Cleaning Tool

Specifications:

  • Navigation Type – Random+Hard Floor Mode
  • Cleaning Modes – Auto, Spot, Edge
  • Vacuum Components – Main brush
  • Carpet Detection – No
  • Vacuum Power Adjustment – Y(Manual)
  • Dust Bin Capacity (ml) – 400 (pre-installed) / 800 (XL Dust Bin from Pet Care Kit)
  • Floating Main Brush – Fixed
  • Map Generated by App – No
  • FW OTA – Yes
  • Voice Report – Yes
  • Time Scheduling – Yes

Rating on Ecovacs’ official website: 5/5 

 

Step by Step Feature Comparison

Now that we’ve had a look at individual robot vacuum models from each company, let’s compare them in features to determine which brand performs best.

Run Time: Roomba vs. Ecovacs

 
 
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Winner: Ecovacs Deebot, any model.

Run time has always been iRobot Roomba’s main drawback. While the cheapest model offers a 90-minute battery life, Roomba i3 and i7 can only handle 75 minutes of continuous cleaning. The latest Roomba s9 has slightly improved capabilities, f withstanding two hours of cleaning.

Ecovacs Deebot easily beats the competition. While the lowest run time of some Deebot models is 110 minutes, the highest exceeds three hours. That’s truly impressive result and may be sufficient for cleaning some homes in a single go.

Charging: Roomba vs. Ecovacs

 
 
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Winner: Roomba.

Deebot robots run longer than Roombas, if they do charge for up to five hours as opposed to the competitor brand’s two hours. Both Deebot and Roomba vacs automatically return to the charging station. However, in both cases, only medium-level to high-end models resume where they started after recharge.

Charging

Dust Bin Capacity: Roomba vs. Ecovacs

 
 
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Winner: Deebot, since only one Roomba model offers a 500-milliliter capacity, though it’s close to a tie as the difference isn’t great. A self-emptying station is compatible with four Deebot models and only three Roomba models. Furthermore, an 800-milliliter bin is available for Deebot Ozmo U2 Pro.

iRobot Roomba offers a relatively small dust bin capacity ranging from 350 to 500 milliliters depending on the model. However, all models apart from Roomba 694 are compatible with a self-emptying station that eliminates the worry about constantly emptying the bin. But as the station comes at an additional cost in all cases apart from Roomba s9, we can’t give the palm branch to iRobot.

On average, Deebot features a higher dust bin capacity, ranging from 420 to 530 milliliters in most models. An 800-millileter dust bin coming at only $19.99 is compatible with the Ozmo U2 pro model. As for the self-emptying station, it’s available only for Ozmo N8, N8 Pro, T8, and T8 Aivi models.

Navigation and Surface Sensors: Roomba vs. Ecovacs

 
 
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Winner: It’s a tie. While comparing high-end options Deebot wins, entry-level Roomba models feature more advanced sensors.

Any modern robot vacuum should navigate around obstacles without bumping into them. However, the quality of such technology implementation varies. While most Ecovacs and iRobot models don’t differ much in this regard, the most advanced Deebots utilize intelligent object recognition and TrueMapping technology. This gets navigation precision down to two millimeters.

Although Deebot offers better navigation around objects, Roomba wins in terms of adaptiveness to different surfaces. Sure, middle-range and high-end Deebots feature a floating brush that reaches even deep cracks and a high suction power that easily handles high-pile carpets. But the cheaper models don’t recognize carpets at all. The settings have to be adjusted manually to vacuum different surfaces. Roomba 694, on the other hand, adjusts its height automatically when a carpet is detected.

Control and Smart Mapping: Roomba vs. Ecovacs

 
 
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Winner: The scores are close, but Deebot is the winner.

Both Ecovacs Deebot and iRobot Roomba support voice assistants. The mobile app control capabilities are a bit different, though. Only Roomba i7 and s9 allow setting custom keep-out zones. As for Ecovacs robots, even the cheapest Deebot 500 can clean in specified spots – under the kitchen table, for instance – and keep out of certain areas. Overall, the difference is negligible.

Noise Level: Roomba vs. Ecovacs

 
 
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Winner: Deebot, without hesitation.

Another significant issue of all iRobot Roomba models is the noise level, a reported distraction for a high number of vacuum owners. Deebot has introduced an innovative pressure-retention system that optimizes energy efficiency and achieves low noise levels. Although it isn’t present in older vacuum models, all the recent robots feature this technology.

Noise Level

Price/Value: Roomba vs. Ecovacs

 
 
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Winner: Deebot is lower priced overall, furthermore, it offers a better value at the same price.

Both companies have affordable options priced below $300, if the high-end models differ significantly in pricing. iRobot’s Roomba s9 comes at $1,099.99 without discount, while the most expensive Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T8 Aivi costs $799.99. Even though Roomba s9 comes with a self-emptying station and T8 Aivi doesn’t, the latter offers far more advanced features. It also combines mopping and vacuuming and runs for three hours without charge. A bundle of Roomba s9 and Braava Jet m6 mop comes at $1,149.99, while Deebot T8 Aivi with a charging station at $1,049.98. Plus, Ecovacs has plenty of other high-end models that are priced even lower and easily beat iRobot’s alternatives in characteristics.

Additional Features: Roomba vs. Ecovacs

 
 
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Winner: Deebot

One major factor in favor of Deebot is the mopping capabilities. Granted, three out of four Roomba models are compatible with iRobot’s Braava Jet mop. But who wants two robots riding around the house? While the moping feature is only available in high-end Ecovacs Ozmo models, they still cost less than iRobot’s Braava Jet purchased together with a Roomba. Overall, Deebot offers a seamless two-in-one cleaning for a lower price.

Overall Roomba rating: 72.5%

Overall Deebot rating: 84.5%

Final Scores Table

Roomba

Deebot

Run Time

Loss

Win

Charging

Win

Loss

Dust Bin Capacity

Loss

Win

Navigation and Surface Sensors

Tie

Tie

Control and Smart Mapping

Loss

Win

Noise Level

Loss

Win

Price

Loss

Win

Additional Features

Loss

Win

Final Verdict

Both Roomba and Deebot are manufactured by industry-leading companies and are rightfully considered the best robot vacuums on the market. Until you dive deep into the detail, it may seem that there are no significant differences between the two options. However, a closer look reveals that Deebot has solved all the major issues associated with Roomba while coming in at a lower price.

As an entry-level robot vacuum, we recommend Deebot 500 rather than Roomba 694. One advantage of Roomba is that it automatically adapts to different surfaces, including carpets, whereas the competitor must be switched manually. The bin capacity is lower, however. Furthermore, Deebot 500 supports local cleaning and keep-out zones, all at the same price.

For pet owners, Deebot Ozmo U2 Pro is the go-to model. Combined with a high-capacity 800-millilter dust bin, it will ensure that your home is always clean of fur without any hassle your end. For the record, the bin is sold separately – the one included in the set only holds 420 milliliters. Plus, an innovative bristle-free brush effectively captures both short and long hair without tangling it.

When it comes to the high-end options, Ecovacs yet again receives the palm branch with its Deebot Ozmo T8 Aivi. Roomba s9 is without doubt a worthy competitor. However, it doesn’t include mopping, has a shorter run time, and is much noisier. While a self-emptying base comes in the set with Roomba, it must be bought separately with Deebot, if the overall cost of the latter remains lower.

Final Verdict

FAQ

In this section, we’ll answer additional questions related to choosing a robot vacuum.

What Should I Consider When Purchasing a Robot Vacuum?
Your living conditions greatly affect the choice of a robot vacuum. For small apartments, a vacuum with a short run time and small dust bin capacity is typically enough. But if your place is cluttered, an entry-level model may not be the best option. To avoid plenty of obstacles, the robot needs advanced sensors, and a middle-range model will likely be a better fit.


Another factor to keep in mind is your floors. For instance, if you have the same type of hardwood floors in the entire home, a simple model like the Deebot 500 will do the job. However, if you have different carpets or cracks on the floor, you need something that can adapt to varying heights and materials. Choose vacuums with floating brushes and automatic suction power control.


Finally, the presence of pets or children also affects which vacuum will be the best for your home. To capture high amounts of pet hair, the vacuum should have a high bin capacity, good suction, and brushes that don’t tangle it. If you have children, look for a vacuum that allows setting custom keep-out zones. This will ensure that Lego pieces and suchlike don’t get sucked into the vacuum.

 

What Are the Benefits of iRobot’s Braava Jet m6 Mop?
If you’ve decided to purchase iRobot’s Roomba vacuum but also need a robot mop, Braava Jet m6 is a great choice. It offers seamless compatibility with the brand’s vacuums, cleaning together in perfect sequence. Just like robot vacuums, it can be controlled via mobile app or voice commands. It can mop only selected zones and keep out of certain areas. And, like Roomba vacuums, it automatically returns to the charging station when necessary and will resume at the same spot it stopped. Coming at $449.99 if bought separately, it’s available at half the price when purchased in a set with a vacuum – a truly appealing deal.

 

Do I Really Need a Robot Vacuum?
Robot vacuums are of great help in maintaining your cleaning schedule, ensuring your home is always tidy. Of course, they may be unnecessary for small apartments or for someone who lives without kids or pets. But for owners of cats, dogs, big homes, or young parents, robot vacuums are a godsend. They can save plenty of time on daily cleaning.

Do I Really Need a Robot Vacuum

Why Roomba Is More Expensive Than Deebot?
Higher prices don’t always indicate better quality. The high price of Roomba vacs is dictated by having a manufacturing base in the US. Deebot, on the other hand, is made in China. As production and logistical expenses vary, so do costs. Plus, Roomba vacs are more famous and widely trusted, while Deebots are still gaining in popularity.

Clean Home Is a Happy Home

Hopefully, our guide has helped you determine which robot vacuum better suits your needs and budget. Every home is different, and it’s only natural that you may find one of Roomba’s a better fit despite our verdict.

If you haven’t found what you were looking for, we advise you to check out the manufacturers’ websites for more options.

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