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There is 5 typical Roomba model line available on the market including Roomba 614, Roomba 690, Roomba 890, Roomba 960 and Roomba 980.
Despite these models have a very similar appearance, their functions are quite different and their prices are varied too.
So, what are the differences among Roomba robotic vacs? We will discuss the main differences of Roomba 614, Roomba 690, Roomba 890, Roomba 960 and Roomba 980 so that you will know which model is best for your using demand.
Compare Roomba 614, Roomba 690, Roomba 890, Roomba 960 And Roomba 980
1. Roomba 614
Roomba 614 is the basic robotic vacuum line of iRobot. The Roomba 614 is featured by 3 stage cleaning system (patented by iRobot), using a dual multi-surface brush for cleaning the floor and it also has edge sweeping brush for cleaning edges. The iRobot Roomba 614 can clean multi-floors and automatically recharge when it is out of the battery. For better moving without being stuck, the model uses the full suite of sensors and it also has dirt detect technology to realize dust and debris on the floors. It uses the basic filter and this model is the cheapest Roomba among others.
Quick Specifications Of Roomba 614
Robot Dimensions: 13.4 inches in diameter, 3.7 inches in height
Robot Weight: 7.5 lbs
Battery Type: Lithium Ion
1-Year Manufacturer’s Limited Warranty On Robot
Roomba 614 is the most basic robotic vacuum with low price however this model poses some issues on the performance such as it does not connect to wifi which is very important for a smart home. This issue is resolved by the introduction of Roomba 690
2. Roomba 690
Roomba 690 is the new generation of Roomba 650 which remains the best features of Roomba 650 but it is connected to wifi so that you can clean the home without the need of being there. The design of Roomba 690 is much more like Roomba 614 (it has the same features as above) plus the new feature is wifi connection.
Roomba 690 can work with Use with iRobot HOME App, Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.
Quick Specifications Of Roomba 690
Robot Dimensions: 13.0 inches in diameter, 3.7 inches in height
Robot Weight: 7.8 lbs.
Battery Type: Lithium Ion
Users highly rated this Roomba 690 for efficient cleaning performance. However, it still bears some downsides such as noisy when cleaning and it takes a long time to be fully recharged (120 minutes). The Roomba 690 is still one of the best robotic vacuum at price range of 300 bucks because at this range, there are quite “rare” cleaning bots that has such features comparable to Roomba 690, especially wifi connection feature.
3. Roomba 890
Roomba 890 has 4 main improvements in comparison with Roomba 600 line. The improvements of Roomba 890 are about the brush design, vacuum suction power, dirt detect technology and filter type.With these changes, Roomba 890 is a sweet spot among Roomba models when balancing the performance with the price.
Features of Roomba 890
tangle free brushRoomba 890 uses tangle free brush so it is better when cleaning the carpets and rugs where a lot of pet hairs are presented
Suction PowerRoomba 890 use 5x more suction power than Roomba 600 line
Advanced Dirt Detect TechnologyRoomba 890 use advanced dirt detect technology, so it resolves the common complaints of Roomba 600 is missed spots when cleaning.
Filter TypeRoomba 890 use high-efficient filter type (Roomba 600 use standard type)
4. Roomba 960
Roomba 960 is the improved version of Roomba 890 by changing the way it navigates and the automatic charging features to make it more efficient when cleaning when you are not at home.
Automatic RechargeRoomba 960 can automatically recharge and come back to cleaning (resume feature) to complete the cleaning job. This is the new feature only found on Roomba 900 line
Navigation TechnologyRoomba 960 can also use a better navigation technology (the combination of the full suite of sensors and visual navigation) to cover the whole floor. With this technique, Roomba 960 resolve the most common complaint about spot missing of the older version.
Roomba 960 is the most common choice when talking about robotic vacuum at the moment (from Irobot brand).
Advantages And Disadvantages Of Roomba
Roomba brand is the No.1 leading in robotic vacuum for a decade and this position stay still because
Roomba has a lot of advantages such as efficient when cleaning, low profile and sleek design, best customer support, advanced technologies and a long tracking record.
Roomba models have the same strong points such as operation with hassle-free, clean effectively especially under furniture, easy to use.
However, Roomba models has a medium noise when operation (actually Roomba noise is just lower or the same with other brands but there is Shark Ion Robot 750 which is much quieter than Roomba – Roomba vs Shark Ion robot 750: 70 dB vs 58 dB, respectively) therefore hopefully in the future iRobot can resolve this common issue by using better noise insulation technique.
Price Of Roomba 614, Roomba 690, Roomba 890, Roomba 960 And Roomba 980
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