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ECOVACS Robotics - DEEBOT OZMO 930 App-Controlled Self-Charging Robot Vacuum & Mop - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 35 reviews

91%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A long way from first gen

    Posted
    bradcon
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    I was an early adopter of robot vacuums, but I had not upgraded since that original purchase. Boy, has technology progressed in the meantime! Just on the cool-technology aspect, you can watch it generate a map of your floor plan in real time on its first trip around your house. It uses lidar to get a rough estimate of where everything is, then fills in the picture as it moves around. Instead of running full force into your walls and furniture, it slows down as it approaches obstacles. It still can't tell exactly how tall the gaps around your floorboards and cabinets are, but it will try to get in there. It happens to be just the wrong height to get under the front edge of my dishwasher, and it almost gets caught under there but manages to work itself free. The more mundane aspects have been improved as well. The filter/dirt trap is super easy to remove and empty. This model also includes the ability to mop your floor, but I don't find that feature very compelling. It's a pain to fill the water reservoir and attach the mopping surface, which you're then supposed to remove and clean after use. There's also no way to distinguish between mopping and vacuuming in the controls--if there's water in the reservoir, it mops; if there's no water, it doesn't. But back to the good features... Once it's mapped your house, it will automatically recognize rooms, and you can direct it to clean specific ones. It's also compatible with Alexa, so you can just tell it to start vacuuming without pulling out your phone and opening the app. On the downside, you can't tell it to vacuum a specific room, even though you can name them in the app. For that, you still have to use your phone. Maybe that will be a future improvement for Alexa. For now though, it's still very impressive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy Set up, App-Tastic

    Posted
    JorgeST
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    I have, until now, always been a skeptic of having robots do my dirty (pun intended) work. I have since changed my tune. I cannot put into words the burden that this little guy has removed from my life. I used to, and still do, dread cleaning day. That hassle is now removed from my life. The awesomeness of this machine boils down to 2 areas in which this brand exceeds all other that I have seen. Set up/App Enablement, and the tech that is involved to support that app. With zero exaggeration, it look me 5 minutes to install the app, set up the unit and begin the first vacuum of my main level. As the cleaner drives around my house it actually creates a little blue print of your house showing floor changes (carpet/hardwood) and mapping out obstructions such as tables or couches, etc. You can set timed clean, isolate specific areas which need extra attention too. There are real time cleaning stats for geeks like me to view such as run time, sq foot cleaned, etc. After the first pass through of my main level was complete the dust reservoir was full, I was in shock. My wife and I are in heaven with this little guy making daily cleaning trips. The second area that makes me love this even more is the tech that is behind the bot. Many motion sensors, floor sensing tech to know when to switch between vacuum and mopping. The reaction time of running into obstructions was minimal too... if it bumps into a wall, the bumper senses the wall and maps it into the next route so it doesnt run into the wall again. I am beyond amazed with the tech behind this machine. All in all highly recommended and a major time saver!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Smart little thing!

    Posted
    RandallFlagg
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    So I unboxed the unit and it seems like it's pretty straight forward. You have the unit, two fan brushes unattached, the base charger station, and the manual & quick start brochure. The only thing to assemble is the brushes and they are color coded green and pink for ease of use. The on off switch pictured in the quick start is a bit hard to decypher. I thought it was on the bottom and unscrewed the two phillips screws. That door is for the battery pack. I reassembled that and flipped the unit over. You have to life the large middle disk to access the switch, not hard, just didn't make sense to me. That done, I let it charge overnight. The manual calls for 4 hours. The next day I downloaded the Android app, apparently available for iOS too and it works flawlessly. I installed it and set up the wifi. The unit stated to continue to install the app when it had made the handshake with my router's network. I then hit the auto button on my phone and off it went. This unit works pretty well. I have a 6 chair dining room set and it vacuumed underneath it, albeit bumping into the chair legs repeatedly. I'm guessing that's because it was mapping the house for the first time. I closed off all the bedrooms because if this unit has a downside, it's that it doesn't see cords. I walked the rooms a number of times to clears cords that it might suck in. The other problem I had was unique to my house. The fireplace has a brick hearth and it's made with split pavers. The pavers are higher than the carpet, but not by much so the unit goes up on it partway and turns around. It doesn't seem to hurt the vacuum, but it should sense the area as an obstruction. Once I figure out how to zone the area off, it should be good. Oh and lastly, my baths and kitchen have basic sheet vinyl and the unit has no problems doing a wheelie as it bounces itself back to carpet after entering those areas. That I like.

    I would recommend this to a friend