iRobot - Roomba 690 App-Controlled Robot Vacuum - Black/Silver
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Keeps carpets and hard floors clean
Automatically adjusts to vacuum all floor types.
3-stage cleaning system
The patented system loosens, lifts, and suctions dirt, dust, pet hair and even large debris like cereal from your floors.
A full suite of sensors enable Roomba to seamlessly navigate around obstacles, under furniture, and sweep along wall edges, while avoiding stairs and other drop offs.
iRobot HOME App
Lets you connect to clean from anywhere, make presets to clean on a schedule.
Automatic docking and recharging
After your floors are clean, the robot returns to the docking station to charge.
Voice control capability
Ask your Amazon Alexa device or the Google Assistant to start, stop, or dock your robot.
iRobot HOME App lets you preset to clean on a schedule, up to 7x per week.
Provides up to 90 minutes of run time per full charge.
3.6" low profile design
Cleans under furniture, beds and toe kicks.
Use handle for easy carrying from room to room.
- iRobot Roomba 690
- Charging stand
- Virtual Wall unit
- Cleaning tool
- Voice Assistant Built-inNo
- Cleaning Path Width7 inches
- Vacuum TypeRobotic vacuums
- Bin Capacity0.158 gallons
- Product Weight7.7 pounds
- Compatible Floor TypeAll floors
- Amperage1.8 amperes
- Wattage26 watts
- Wet And Dry UsageNo
- Filter TypeReplaceable
- Multi SurfaceYes
- Washable FilterNo
- Attachments IncludedNo
- Auto Docking And RechargingYes
- Room-By-Room NavigationYes
- Scheduling Presets7
- Maximum Runtime90 minutes
- Works WithAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant
- Voice Assistant Built-inNo
- Works WithAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant
- Product NameRoomba 690 App-Controlled Robot Vacuum
- Assembly RequiredNo
- Additional Accessories Included1 Home Base Charging Station, 1 North American Line Cord, 1 Extra AeroVac Filter, 1 Virtual Wall (Requires 2 C batteries (not included), 1 Flat Cleaning Tool, Owner's Guide, Documentation Package
- Model NumberR690020
- SeriesRoomba 600 Series
- Color CategoryMulti
- Product Height3.7 inches
- Product Length13 inches
- Product Width13 inches
- Connectivity TechnologyWi-Fi
- Cliff SensorYes
- Amperage1.8 amperes
- Wattage26 watts
- Wet And Dry UsageNo
- Filter TypeReplaceable
- Voltage14.4 volts
- Protective BumpersYes
- Remote ControlNo
- Batteries IncludedYes
- Adjustable SuctionNo
- Edge CleaningYes
- Programmable Cleaning IntervalsYes
- Charger IncludedYes
- Battery Charge Time180 minutes
- Battery SizeAA
- Battery Capacity1800 milliampere hours
- Manufacturer's Warranty - Parts1 Year
- Manufacturer's Warranty - Labor1 Year
Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 2611 reviews(2,611 Reviews)
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Wifi Proves Useful on a VacuumPosted .
PERFORMANCE-- When you first turn on the Roomba and it starts the cleaning process, you'll likely notice that it kind of "ping pongs" around the room and vacuums at random. Yet, at the end of the job, you'll notice that most (if not all) of your floor has been cleaned. So while it may not look like it at first, there apparently is a method to its madness. The Roomba goes from my hardwood floors to my linoleum to my carpet without a hiccup. It just keeps rolling along and adapting to whatever surface it's on. It can sense most walls and furniture and it will slow it's approach until it's bumper touches, at which point it will either turn or it will continue vacuuming alongside the length of the obstruction. If it detects dirt (which is does by sensing the "rattling" sound), it will concentrate on that particular area by going around in circles. A "dirt" LED light will also illuminate on the Roomba when this happens, so you're not stuck wondering why it's spinning around. It also updates the stats in the iRobot app to show how many "dirt detection" events occurred. The side brush complements the Roomba's cleaning very well. It gets those dust particles that collect near the walls that even a traditional vacuum has trouble getting to. It also helps "pull in" other debris as it goes around it's normal route. However, the Roomba 690 is not perfect. It sometimes gets tangled on cords you forgot were on the floor and it can get stuck under furniture. For some reason, it does not seem to detect my TV stand and will run into it at full speed, which doesn't appear to damage the stand, but I'm starting to see some paint marks on the Roomba. But for a majority of vacuuming, the Roomba gets the job done. FEATURES-- The predominant feature with the 690 model is its Wifi connectivity and app. I thought this was somewhat gimmicky at first. I mean, do vacuums really need to connect to the internet? However, the app does prove to be useful in several scenarios: - You can start a cleaning task when you're away from home. With my last robotic vacuum, as soon as I would leave my house I would often think, "Darn, I should have started the vacuum before I left." Now, that's not an issue, as you simply open up the app and hit the big button labeled "Clean" when you're away from home. - You can check the status of the Roomba and receive a push notification when the Roomba is done or if an error occurs. - It provides instructional videos for cleaning the various parts of the Roomba. No more hunting for the manual. - It can help you locate the Roomba if it did not return to its charging station. - You can link the Roomba to Amazon Alexa and Google Home using the app. Now, I just need to say, "Alexa, ask Roomba to start cleaning" and the Roomba starts. The app gave me some trouble at first, claiming that I was not on the same network as the Roomba (I was). However, this may have been due the Roomba updating it's onboard software, as the issue cleared itself a few minutes later. The package includes one virtual wall that can be used to keep Roomba from crossing an invisible line into another room. It can also be setup as a "radius" barrier in order to prevent the Roomba from running into pet bowls or plants. EASE OF USE-- Assembling a robot to clean your home may sound like a daunting task, but I found the Roomba very easy to set-up. The included instructions are well illustrated and show you how to remove the packing material from the Roomba and prepare the home base. The iRobot App will guide you through linking the Roomba to your home Wifi. This does require you to temporarily remove your phone from your home's Wifi and connect to the Roomba's temporary Wifi broadcast. Many other connected-home items I've used in the past did not require this step as they can receive the Wifi information from your phone via Bluetooth, but it appears that Bluetooth is not available on the Roomba. I was displeased that I had to create an account and password just for the iRobot App (yet another password I'll never remember), but the process was straightforward. Ongoing maintenance is surprisingly easy: empty the bin, clean the filter and check the brushes and the front wheel for loose strings and debris. None of the steps are difficult nor very time consuming. Again, the app can guide you through these steps as well and allows you to order replacement parts. VALUE-- So is a robotic vacuum worth the investment? Despite my desire to have a smart home, I would often scuff at the idea of buying a robotic vacuum since I was perfectly capable of vacuuming myself. Then after I purchased my first one, I was hooked. Let's face it: none of us have a lot of free time. And when we do, we don't want to spend it doing something like vacuuming. But unless we want our houses to be featured on the next episode of Hoarders, vacuuming is a necessary evil. To me, a robotic vacuum is a worthwhile investment as a compliment to your regular vacuuming schedule and it frees up your time for other tasks. Unfortunately, the Roomba won't completely vacuum your entire house. They still haven't developed a model that can navigate stairs or move furniture, so you will still need to occasionally run the regular ol' vacuum. But for a majority of cleaning, the Roomba does a surprisingly thorough job. I purchased my previous Roomba model 1.5 years ago and it is still working very well, so it would appear that iRobot produces durable machines. Overall, the Roomba 690 is a good value with convenient app-controlled features, making it a worthy ally in maintaining your home.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Really Impressed - Great Light Duty VacuumPosted .
I'd never dealt with a Roomba or any other robotic vacuum before this one. I have to say I'm blown away by how well this little guy cleans and navigates, both on hardwood and carpet. It won't replace your normal vacuum, but it'll definitely keep the floors cleaner between normal vacuuming. Setting up the vacuum was a pretty simple process - you plug in the base station, charge the vacuum for a few hours, then connect it to WiFi via the app. Cleaning can be initiated via the button on the vacuum or the app. You can also enter a schedule for cleaning via the app. It’s also compatible with Google Home and Amazon Echo, so if you have one of those you can control it that way as well. Once the setup was done I ran it on the first floor of my house. I live in a two-story town home. My first floor is all laminate hardwood and consists of a hallway, kitchen, dining area, and living area. No doors separate these areas, but it is sort of an odd shape, so I was curious to see how the Roomba would handle this. I am pleased to say that it was able to navigate and clean the whole area in about 25-30 minutes. The pattern it follows seemed a little random, but the more I watched it and the adjustments it made the more impressed I was. It was able to drive itself under couches, tables, a kitchen island, and many other spaces that were hardly bigger than the vacuum itself. It go into corners and crevices I could never get to with my normal upright vacuum. Not only that, it was able to drive itself out of those spaces with no problem at all. In the time I have used it hasn't gotten itself stuck once. It picked up a ton of dust as well - about as much as I would get using my normal upright vacuum. It ended filling the whole dust bin in the vacuum. The dust bin seems to be on the small side in my opinion, but with the size of the vacuum there isn't a whole lot that can be done about that. Next I tried my second floor, which is carpet and consists of 3 bedrooms, a hallway, and 2 bathrooms. I started the Roomba in the hallway and it was able to navigate itself in and out of each room, albeit the process and progression from room to room took much longer. I also had to empty the dust-bin a few times along the way. I know there are higher-end Roomba models that are made specifically for multi-room navigation, but this one got the job done. The job the Roomba did downstairs was evident, but I wanted to see how much dust it had left behind in my carpet, so I ran my upright vacuum upstairs afterwards. My upright is Shark Rocket that I've been happy with for a while. It's a stick vacuum, so the canister is smaller than other regular vacuums. I normally fill my Shark 2-3 times vacuuming the second floor. Following the Roomba, I only had to empty the canister on my Shark one time, which I consider a win for the Roomba since it was able to pick up 60-70% of the dirt my normal vacuum could - far more than I was expecting considering its size. The runtime Roomba quotes for the 690 is 60 minutes, which in my use seemed about right. I think maybe I could get it to run a bit longer on hardwood where there isn’t as much resistance. As I understand the Roomba will navigate itself back to the dock when the battery gets low, but I always ended my cleaning jobs before that. Still, I have witnessed the Roomba make its way back to the dock a few times with no problem. Overall I’m extremely impressed with this vacuum. It’s not going to completely eliminate my Shark, but it does so much more than I ever expected it to. I would highly recommend this to anyone interested in a robotic vacuum.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Our cats finally met their match!Posted .
iRobot - Roomba 690 App-Controlled Robot Vacuum I live in a carpeted 900 square feet apartment with my wife, 8 years old son, and 2 cats. We have a shark for normal vacuuming and a Bissell wet vacuum which we use once a week and once a month respectively to keep the house clean and avoid allergies, and funny smells when we have guests coming. Which is OK if the both of us didn’t have full time jobs and so many sport practices and activities to take our son to. So here comes the Roomba and what is saved us in time and agony (and some time fights on who’s turn to vacuum is it today!). This little devil did way more than what was expected of it in terms of accuracy, cleaning, and cat hair removal. And we will be using it every day to keep the carpets clean, and our cats somewhat freaked out (No cats were harmed in this review). I will start with the cons because the only con I found is the price, but this is very normal considering the technology and if you want to be lazy, you have to pay up! The pros are: Very easy to get it to start, just pull out the battery isolator, plug the dock in electricity, place the Roomba on the doc, let it charge for a couple of ours, and while doing so, you can connect your new Roomba to your home network by downloading the app from the google or App store depending on the maker of your phone. Connecting to your home network is very easy, it took less than a minute, and that's including linking it to my Google home (it can be linked to google home, Alexa, google assistant on phones that support it. I can’t attest to Iphones since we do not own any). After a while on the charger, I had many options to start the Roomba, I could do it by pressing the clean button on the machine, or by using the provided Roomba app, or by telling my android phone with Google assistant: Ok Google..please ask Roomba to start cleaning (which I did). Roomba moved out of its dock, started a not so high vacuuming noise and found its way around my apartment, and boy it did clean (check the pictures, this was collected in 15 minutes only from a carpet that was vacuumed 3 days ago!). Roomba moved easily between my many pieces of furniture and never got stuck once, more over, it ran over a charging cable without eating it or shredding it to pieces. And its height of less than 4 inches gave it an advantage over my shark by going under furniture without the need to lift anything. Roomba left little track marks on the carpet unlike my Shark (some will say marks mean more cleaning power), but I liked that, because the pattern of Roomba is random. Roomba also comes with a little virtual barrier that you can turn on to create a virtual wall that Roomba can’t cross or set it up to make a halo to protect a small area of about 4 feet from being approached by Roomba (useful in case of pet food, drinking water). I asked Roomba to end cleaning using Google assistant so it stopped and asked me if I wanted it to go back to its charging base which I agreed to, and it's magic! Roomba went back to its dock and started charging again. I am super satisfied by this Roomba, and I can say it's a perfect addition to any small apartment with pets in it. The app can schedule Roomba to run different programs 7 days a week.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Excels at Vacuuming!Posted .
This is my second Roomba. I owned an early model Roomba well over 10 years ago. While I remember being satisfied with the cleaning functionalities of my older Roomba, I'm even more impressed with this model. The unit is well made and built with strong/durable parts. Setup and installation was simple. And the unit easily connected with my home WiFi and to the iRobot app on my Android based phone. Simply put, the Roomba works well. Its vacuuming ability is strong, and the coverage on this unit is perfect for an apartment or small house. It covered my 800-square foot place on one charge. Even if you have a large house, this robot can cover two to three rooms on a single charge. The unit has a built-in handle that allows you to easily pick up the unit to move it to any location in your home. It also come with a "virtual wall"; it's a small rectangular tower, about 4 inches tall, that allows you to place it anywhere to create a boundary that prevents the unit from crossing. I haven't had a need to use the included "wall" because I simply let it clean my whole house. But others may not want it to enter certain rooms or areas, so the wall would be useful in those situations. The unit does a great job picking up dirt, hair, dust bunnies, and any debris along walls or in corners. The motor that powers the two main wheels under the unit are very powerful. It moves around the floor and carpet with ease. iRobot recommends that you dump the collection canister after every use, but I've managed to get a couple of vacuums in without dumping the canister. But I wouldn't push it further than that. The unit does an excellent job picking up dirt and debris that the canister gets quite full after a vacuum or two. The app also provides indicators that the bin, brushes, or other parts need attention or replacement. The app also lets your schedule a cleaning for each day of the week. It allows you to start a cleaning remotely at any time. You could be on your couch or at work; you simply press the large green Clean circle within the app and the unit undocks from its base and begins cleaning. If for any reason, you need to end the cleaning cycle and send the unit automatically back home to its base, this can be done by pressing the physical clean button on the unit, or within the app. In summary, being that this is currently iRobot's entry level vacuum cleaner, and it's WiFi enabled to boot, you won't be disappointed with this unit. If you're considering adventuring into the world of automated cleaning, or thinking of returning to iRobot's products, this model would be a wise choice.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Good but not for UsPosted .
We have a 120 pound Newfoundland and he sheds a lot. My wife has been wanting to try out the Roomba so I figured we'd give it a try. Our family room has gray carpets and the dog's black hair accumulates regularly to the point where we vacuum it frequently. The rest of the home needs to be vacuumed, too, but not as frequently as the family room. If the Roomba could at least help there.... it would be worth it.... Setup of the Roomba was a piece of cake. While I'm not technically challenged, the procedure is simple enough that nearly anyone could get the machine configured. All you really need is your Wifi password and go through a handful of steps after downloading an app for your mobile device. You use the app to enable the Roomba after a night of charging. You can schedule when to clean and monitor its effectiveness through some limited reporting. How'd the machine do? The family room is roughly 16x14 with some furniture in it... Under the chairs have never been vacuumed so well. Couldn't fit under the couch but wasn't expecting it to. Was not expecting machine to repeatedly go under chairs. Some of the carpet was covered so frequently... we would have hoped the hairier parts of carpet got as much coverage. The machine ate the dog's tail before he knew what was going on. It was easy to come out but surprisingly the dog was not afraid of the machine. The machine ran out of battery life before the room was fully cleaned. We had just vacuumed maybe two days ago at most. The room was much better then when it started but didn't get everything clean before the battery life required it to park itself. The bin to hold the dust and dirt was full when done. In the end... the Roomba would work out well for us to be timed to go off when the dog was in his crate and our son was not home. It would at most cover the one room. (Our son got in its way more than the dog.) We would need to empty it after each usage. It is loud and ran for like 40 minutes before low battery. We would still need to vacuum the rest of the same floor (as well as the house), but would still need to go over where the Roomba lived. I'd recommend this more for someone without a GIANT breed dog. I'm sure it would do much better with a small, less hairy breed. It does clean, just with all the hair from our dog, it just couldn't get it all up and my wife swore it was leaving 'new' stuff behind towards the end. It picked up a penny that was under one of the chairs... We're sending it off to my inlaws who live in a single floor home. Without all the dog hair, it should be able to handle the whole level quite easily.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Reliable RoombaPosted .
Design: The Roomba 690’s small size allows it to navigate seamlessly throughout our home. It is about 13 inches wide and almost 4 inches tall. The height is perfect for fitting under chairs, sofas, and other hard to reach areas. The Roomba can be activated by pressing the button on top of the machine or in the mobile app, and I have found both methods to be equally reliable. This is the same for returning the Roomba to its dock. A button is on the top of the Roomba and in the app. I like that the dock is small and does not take up much additional space when the Roomba is docked. Also, the cord for the dock is fairly long, so it gives you flexibility with your placement. Effectiveness: As a first-time Roomba owner, I am amazed by the technology and wish I owned one sooner! There are many angles and obstacles in our kitchen and living room, so I worried about how well the Roomba 690 would be able to navigate and clean effectively, but my worries quickly went away after watching it seamlessly navigate around our home for the first time. The fact that it also detects stairs is quite impressive. Not only can it navigate well, it picks up a lot more than I expected it would! I was also unsure how well the Roomba would perform on medium length, shag carpet but it had no issues. I had the Roomba clean for about 30 minutes the first time (although it can run for up to 60 minutes), and it was already full of pet hair, debris, and dirt. This Roomba will not necessarily replace a full-size vacuum, but it is great for surface level, light duty cleaning. Features: The Roomba 690 is truly an automated, convenient, and low maintenance robot. It is like having our own personal cleaning assistant at home! The iRobot Home App is easy to use and allows you to schedule cleaning times for the week as well as start a clean on demand from your phone. You can even start, stop, or return the Roomba 690 to its charging dock via voice command on Amazon Alexa or Google Home! This just goes to show that iRobot strives to deliver high-tech features and convenience with the Roomba 690, and I cannot think of any other features I wish it had! Verdict: Do not be fooled by its small size, the Roomba 690 is quite powerful and works effectively on hard floors or even carpet. In addition, it navigates seamlessly, despite a variety of obstacles in our home, and features such as scheduled cleaning and mobile app control are useful. The Roomba 690 will not completely replace our standard upright vacuum because the Roomba is not capable of matching its suction power, but the Roomba is perfect for light duty cleaning throughout the week. I continue to be impressed by how effective this Roomba is for its use, and it is nice to have its help with keeping our floors clean!I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
The Dog I've Always Wanted That Picks Up After Me!Posted .
I’ve been told that you need to give each vacuum cleaner robot a name because “that’s what you do” - I don’t know what to name him, so Reginald will suffice for the purposes of this review. Personally, an automated robotic vacuum cleaner has been something on my ‘want’ list for a long while. I live in a smallish apartment with ~700 sq feet of space and frankly would love the ability to have something do a boring task for me at the press of a button. As is, one cannot discount the ‘name’ of iRobot Roomba - one of the first (if not the first) major players in the space, these vacuums have long been viewed as the ‘Cadillac’ of automated cleaners. And the 690 is a continuation of that trend. With iAdapt Navigation, a nifty app that can do slightly more than pressing a single button to clean, and a three stage cleaning system, this would qualify as a ‘base level device with a minor upgrade’ in my book. It can seamlessly move between carpeted and hard floor areas, along with navigating around most of your clutter with relative ease. What do I mean by “slightly more than ... clean” when I reference the app? The app can tell you the history of the cleaner as to how many times it used it’s dirt detect function, how long it cleaned for, how the last job was finished (bin full, maintenance, battery empty, or completed). You can also schedule runtimes for the robot and pull some other simple metrics on the bot. Nothing major, and almost not enough in my book to be called “app-controlled.” That said, what the app does do, it does effectively, so I suppose I can’t stand on my soapbox of everything having a useless app nowadays here - I plan to keep it installed for the long run. Anyway… without further ado, the first 24 hours from the view of Reginald: As a new member to this prison which the human calls an apartment, it is standard custom to pick a fight with the biggest appliance one can find to show that you’re toughest machine in the place. The dishwasher has responded to my challenge! ...I lost and earned a few gnarly gashes on my lid. Turns out cheap plastic doesn’t stand up well to stainless steel. Some guards were put on the dishwasher to make sure we don’t fight again - I make no promises. The dishwasher won’t see me coming. Found what I thought was some spaghetti shortly thereafter. Turns out it was a draw tie to a mesh bag with a delicious aftertaste. Unfortunately, I got it horribly caught up in my gears and the human had to hold me upside down and pull out my entire beater assembly to get me free. Tasted so good I have made it a point to go find more of this tasty spaghetti. Anyway! He really let this place go - I kinda think it was a test for me. Cleaned up the place in short time - only took about two hours for the first cleaning. Seamlessly moving between carpet and hard floors. My bin was well filled throughout the process. He admittedly has a ton of weird corners, but after bashing my brains in a few times, I think that I’ve got an ok take of the place. Do still need to do the same brain thumps every time I start, but by the end of the process I can lightly tap most objects to feel where they’re at. I personally can’t wait The human still calls me names like “loud mouth” and “dunce” (for hitting so many things), but I think that he will come to enjoy the company. Shortened for quick reading: Picked a fight with my dishwasher, lost - would love to see some more protection than plastic on the top lid. This is a lower end Roomba with wireless connectivity (the main upgrade between the previous 600 series and the 690). Meaning it still bumps into everything to make sure that it’s there. Towards the end of its cleaning cycle, the bumps turn into soft taps and it seems to recognize humans enough to not hit them full force, but it still loves hitting things. Roomba’s are always known as loud. I’m not sure if it is directly proportionate to the amount of suction it has or if it is just loud. This is discounting the bumping action. It does get quieter on carpet. Decent cleaning pattern, seems to be able to pick up moderately sized debris. A test I have for it in the near future is seeing what it misses/hits with the carpet dust you can buy to make the place smell swell. As an aside, upon opening the package, they do state "for software programmers interested in giving Roomba new functionality, we encourage you to do so." I had contacted them on their support chat line and was told the “new functionality” was their iRobot app. I’ve pressed their email line for more details, I’m hoping to make Reginald a bit smarter if there are more details. What do I like? It cleans the place for me effectively and with minimal hassle. What do I not like? It’s loud and the device material composition is one that can become very ugly very quickly through normal use.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Really does the vacuuming for youPosted .
We have several vacuums at home: Cordless sticks, corded and cordless uprights, shop vacs and some in between. They're all great, but none of them does the work for you. This is our first, and likely not the last robo vac. The point of these is to help in daily cleaning (or every other day). With this model, every Roomba they sell can be optionally controlled via WiFi from a phone (or from Amazon Echo or Google assistant). This is the entry-level model, so the price is more accessible. Other models have better cleaning brushes/suction, bigger dust bins and the top models actually create a map of the house so it doesn't keep on bumping info furniture. Besides the top model, this works by navigating in seemingly random patterns, and has some sensors to either slow down or more or less gently tap furniture and turns away. The cleaning cycle takes one hour. At the end of the cycle, it eventually finds its way back into its charging base and goes back to charge on its own. Interesting to watch the first time. We live in a mid-size house and we used the vacuum in two levels. This vacuum will cover the whole level. The first time we let it loose in the bedrooms, it did a pretty good job at cleaning under the beds, which is always a pain with other vacuums, and went under other furniture without getting stuck. On the main level, it did pretty good also, but it doesn't sense chairs very well so it ends up gently bumping into them. It has not scratched anything (the bumper works very well), the bristles are very gentle on the hardwood floor and hasn't toppled anything. It comes with a 'virtual wall', which is a tiny plastic lighthouse that signals areas that are blocked to the vacuum (the vacuum won't cross that invisible line). The lighthouse can be set to either a line or a perimeter. We're using it to block a playroom, which always has little toys on the floor… Additional light walls or chargers can be purchased separately. It's very easy to clean but the dustbin is rather small, so keep in mind you'll end up emptying frequently. It also comes with an additional dust filter. Not sure how often to replace, they look like they can last a long time. Also, it works with both Amazon Echo (Alexa) and Google Home, to start or stop cleaning schedules. The phone app can be used to program weekly schedules, check on progress, etc. Note: This modes does not 'map' the house, so the app does not show a 'cleaning map'. Only the top models do that. Keep in mind, specially if you have kids or pets, to avoid leaving things like toys, papers, etc. on the floor, or limit the areas where it can wander to. In all, very happy with the new Roomba. We'll likely get another to have on each floor.I would recommend this to a friend
Q: QuestionDoes this have to have a monthly subscription to keep it running? How does it know where to go?
Asked by Blest61.
- A:Answer No subscription required. It's a very smart little device. You press the Clean button on top of the machine and it vacuums the entire floor space that it can access. It gently bumps items like furniture and then maneuvers around it. It can also spot clean--nice for small messes.
Answered by Dixie
Asked by K.
- A:Answer I clean mine at least 3 times a week. But I use it every day and have a 5,000 sq ft home with a cat. An additional filter is included, they are washable and reusable.
Answered by Runner
Q: QuestionThis says "app controlled." Yikes. I just ordered it for my mother, and she does not have a cell phone. Is it required to have a cell phone?????
Asked by Suzanne.
- A:Answer Suzanne - No need to have an app, the robot has controls on the top to turn it on, tell it to return to 'home base', etc. The app is useful for scheduling the robot to vacuum at certain times, and it will also notify through the app if the robot got stuck, has completed the job, and so on...
Answered by Davs
Q: QuestionWhat are the dimension and how can be charged? It has a bag to store all the dirty? Thanks
Asked by juan.
- A:Answer Measures 13.9" diameter and 3.6" high. A charging station sits on the floor, it automatically docks and recharges. It is bagless, you just dump the waster container.
Answered by BessMcD
Q: QuestionWhat all does it come with. Do I have to pay extra for the dock. I read on one model the dock was extra. Also if I want the wet mop, it is $170.00 or so extra, right. I am trying to learn as much as I can before I buy it. Centrally located in home?
Asked by Cecndot.
- A:Answer The unit comes with a dock - we put the dock under a chair in the middle area of the house, and it comes out on schedule and cleans most rooms - some days it will skip one and get another. Then after about an hour it goes back to the dock. The wife really likes it -
Answered by Brokerman
Q: QuestionDoes anyone who owns this model find that it is sort of loud?? The part that is the loudest is not the vacuum part but the part that makes it move I guess. Just wondering if anyone else found it loud or is there something wrong with mine?
Asked by Amanda.
- A:Answer Yeah ours is loud. Sounds like it struggles. Loud enough we have to talk over it. Not happy with the noise but it does help.
Answered by Dustin
Q: QuestionDoes the ROOMBA 690 come with a remote? Mine did not, but thought it did per advertisements. How do I find out more information about this product.
Asked by Annie.
- A:Answer Mine didn't. However, if you download the app to your phone, you can use your phone as a remote control.
Answered by 126ree
Q: QuestionIf it's running upstairs, what happens when it actually comes to the top step? Does it detect the "drop off" or can it fall down stairs?
Asked by kschaef.
- A:Answer It is designed not to go over edge. Mine usually senses the edge and turns around and goes in a different direction. It has, on one occasion, just stopped and given a verbal message to "move Roomba to a new location".
Answered by Chris