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  • Q: How does it compair to the 990, 880 and 660 I Robot as far as cleaning, noise, and over all use?  (4 Answers)

    By Anonymous 

    • Best answerI actually just posted a review comparing it to the Roomba 860 and Neato D80. Overall I think it's the better vacuum. No louder than the Neato (which was slightly louder than the Roomba) but has a quiet mode where you can barely hear it, if you need to quiet it to take a call or similar. The cleaning is superior to both, and it just feels sturdier and better built.

      By DianaJ 

  • Q: How good is it at picking up dog hair ?  (5 Answers)

    By mom 

    • Best answerI have 3 dogs and 3 cats, so we get alot of hair on the floors. This thing does great, you have to run it every day so it can keep up. If you let it go for a few days your bin is going to fill and change the suction.

      By Robert 

    • Best answerThe unit memorizes it's path on one level using sensors in three dimensions. If you took it to another level you would have to take the charging station as well. It will "think" it is on the original level and start on the same path, but the sensors "look" at the ceiling and should adjust for the new walls it will see/sense. It has stairs sensors so it won't fall down. Should work fine, just take the charging station to each level before you start the unit. Cleans cat hair and everything really well. Ours has gotten stuck once under a table the first time we ran it. It beeps in distress so if you are home, you can free it. Never has been stuck again since we've had it. Turn lights on in closets so it will clean there. It will stop if the reservoir fills up. Again it will beep to signal that it needs attention. I love that the dirt reservoir components can be washed in the sink. Our cats now ignore it or follow it around. If it needs recharging before it finishes beware that it might start cleaning the rest of your home after it recharges - in the middle of the night. Best tech purchase of the year for us.

      By TXtechnut 

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  • Q: how is it on hardwood floors?  (5 Answers)

    By Anonymous 

    • Best answerGreat on hardwoods, painted concrete floors, area rugs and tile. Will get stuck on floppy bathroom rugs. We pick them up off the floor along with the scale and trash bin before we start the Powerbot.

      By TXtechnut 

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  • Q: can you program it to clean or do you have to push a button to start it up?  (1 Answer)

    By daniel 

    • Best answerI believe that you cannot program the cleaner to start at a set time. The more expensive unit (also a Power Bot but can't recall its name) has WiFi connectivity, this enables the user to start from anywhere. Hope this helps.

      By Anonymous 

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  • Q: Does this come with the docking station or do I have to purchase that separately?  (5 Answers)

    By Anonymous 

    • Best answerIt comes with the docking station.

      By Peggy 

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  • Q: is it possible to update the software and firmware on this ?  (2 Answers)

    By mayanknyu 

    • Best answerSamsung has offered firmware updates only on the WiFi equipped models. There is not much need for updates -- except for the complexities of WiFi itself, and supplied apps. The robot operation has been perfected over many years and is only one function, unlike a PC with many programs.

      By GLNC 

    • Best answerI do not know for sure because it has not run out before finishing. But my understanding is that this model does not have that feature but the higher priced models do.

      By Robert 

    • Best answerWell with any vacuum you have a beater bar that spins so things will get caught up in it. If you know this is a problem then you need to make sure you maintain things. Like remove the easiest beater bar and pull off the hair, string ext.

      By Robert 

  • Q: Will it fall down stairs, or does it have sensors like the Roombas?  (3 Answers)

    By Stairs 

    • AWe have used our Powerbot on the second floor without having any mishaps due to the stairs. I believe it does have sensors, otherwise it would be useless for houses with two floors.

      By Powerbotowner 

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