Customer Ratings & Reviews
Rating by feature
Rating 3.8 out of 5 stars
Rating 3.9 out of 5 stars
- Ease of Use4.1
Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars
to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Keeping up with the dog hair!|Posted .
We love this robot vac. Only down side is it has gotten stuck on a large rug I have. Doesnt happen everytime though. We love that it syncs with Alexa. It leaves lines in the carpet which I love. Makes my house feel clean every day and is keeping up with our dog that sheds a lot.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Love the "BOT"!|Posted .
It works great and empty after each run, there are no problems.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Decent Upgrade from iRobot, Could Use Some Work|Posted .
I had acquired this vacuum to see if something could possibly do a better job than my iRobot Roomba 690. It was always loud and lately the amount of wall bouncing it has been doing has been getting on my nerves. My apartment is not that big (officially, 674 square feet - not counting space allocated for furniture) Out of the box, this PowerBot checked a number of the requirements, so I decided to bite on getting it and testing it out. The challenge was made, the arena was set - could this Samsung PowerBot R7065 possibly take on the name that is iRobot? Turns out, the more expensive vacuum can do a better job and this PowerBot does win by a margin. What it does well: The Roomba sounds like the size of vacuum that it is - it’s tiny and loud and whines just as so. Not so with this PowerBot; this truly sounds like a real vacuum when set to “normal” mode. The device has three different modes: quiet, normal, and turbo. I can’t accurately measure CFM or dB of the steps, but with my non-scientific tools available, I found that there was a variance of around 10 dB, though truthfully it sounded like each one was way louder than the last. As for where the device meets the dirt, this vacuum has a pretty decent setup. The seems to be of decent quality and the filter is completely washable. Both of which are decent checks when compared to the incumbent that requires regular replacement at a decent markup. My opinion is that buying a vacuum shouldn’t be buying into a filter of the month club. It should be maintain as needed with reusability in mind. The unit itself is very similar in height profile to a typical Roomba, about four inches high. Where Samsung has excelled here though is through the inclusion of a full sized beater bar that extends beyond the edges of the main center ‘orb’. This enables the vacuum to get to the edges under furniture that a ton of other units would simply fail to reach, with the added benefit that dirt can be picked up on both the left *and* right sides of the unit! As a self-controlled device, it generally seems to have a pretty good handle on itself. Every movement is methodical and purposeful to the point that it looks almost as if the device is really thinking. It generally seems to hold to a grid system - starting with horizontal lines then followed up by vertical lines, splitting up the grid into odd chunks of the space as one would divide up the board in a game of Qix. It claims to be able to do this through the use of a camera that sits at the front center of the unit. I’m not 100% convinced, but it might does seem to be getting some help from it. Through the use of this and other positioning sensors, the vacuum does one thing very well; each obstacle presented is considered and lightly touched upon. Each is approached slowly, tapped lightly (if at all), then edge cleaned (if the sensors recognize it as a ‘border’ with flat edges). The PowerBot had gotten stuck at one point in time while I was testing. To its testament, it fought (gently) to escape and didn’t give up - to the point that I actually said “wow” out loud to an empty apartment in amazement. What it could do better: I talked earlier how every action seemed to have an intention behind it and the device was amazingly methodical. It is - but this also seems to be one of its bigger downfalls. One thing that I have noticed with the wall approach consideration is that sometimes it will become too cautious and miss a wall by a good foot. This might be something that improves with use as it learns about the space it has to clean. I gather this as when it had to return back to the charging base at the end of its second cycle, it immediately drove to the charging base. Which brings us to the charging base. The base itself is not tiny and has instructed users to put it firmly against the wall. This is all understandable, but then Samsung shipped the dock with an in-line charging brick like you’d find on a laptop that is not small. No matter where you put it, this is going to get in the way. Their assumed reasoning is clear - they can ship it to multiple countries, just changing the power brick for each country. That’s great and all, but adding the brick into the base would also add weight and remove a relative eyesore. (What’s funnier is that it came with a space to wrap the cord on the back for some reason). Were this the Roomba, I’d be more concerned about the charging cable getting in the way - that particular device would run over the cable and not think anything over it. What I could do in that particular instance would be setting up a “virtual wall” - a device that fires what I’m going to refer to as “magic wall particles” which prevents the device from going beyond a certain point. The PowerBot does not do that; instead, it comes with a stretch of “boundary markers.” What does it look like? Magnetic tape (which it probably is). I can’t say I’m in love with anything about this approach. Taping magnetic tape to my floor so the device can not go somewhere feels very much like an extreme choice in fashion - not to mention that I’m curious if the tape is strong enough to go through carpet or if it would need to sit on top to function properly. Assuming it works in any condition, the manual doesn’t even casually mention what it’s made of or how to get more - leaving users to guess or search online and making it seem like pure “unobtainum.” Keep in mind that this same tape needs to be run around every drop-off per the manual. Hope you like some extra texture around your stairs! I live in an apartment; something that makes the above implementation detail even more fun. Taping things to my floor is one thing, but the way the floor/wall meeting is styled is the source of my next set of complaints. My apartment was built in the past three years; one of the styles common to current design is floorboards with ¼” rounded trim. “Why is this a concern?” you may ask. The problem here is that the rounding is a _perfect_ ramp for the PowerBot. Meaning that edge detection is a bit hit and miss, even when it is literally cleaning up and down the wall. The result of which is that edge detection is pretty hit and miss. Finally, as mentioned in earlier revisions of this product, the battery is pretty disappointing. The incumbent automatic vacuum can spend an hour bouncing around my apartment, hit every corner, and still end with at least 25% battery. The first time the PowerBot ran the apartment it had to stop, charge for an hour, then resume running for another hour. The space existed in the unit for the battery to be made larger, it just seems like the developers made the choice to keep the same battery and make it charge more often. Things that bother me but weren’t taken into account for purposes of this review: I’ve got a little area rug that has relatively high shag carpet. The PowerBot will choke over this carpet like nothing else and make a slightly concerning noise. I am not docking the unit anything for this as, while the Roomba can do this, these devices are not adjustable and the carpet can overwhelm a normally powered vacuum. Just is disappointing that I needed to pick it up and move it and now that I have to tape off an area of my floor so that the vacuum doesn’t clean it. Personally, I’m not of the opinion that one should change their decor to comply with the wills of technology. I’m not quite sure how this device determines when it is done cleaning. On one occasion, it ran out of battery, recharged, then cleaned for another hour. On another, it hit two rooms, then said “I’m good” after an hour. The last time I ran it, it hit one and a half rooms and bailed. My guess? Samsung has developed the technology to make it only touch on certain areas every time it runs. (See the picture attached for a few runs mapped out) Finally, the unit comes with a remote (which honestly, I didn’t think I’d end up using ever, but I love) and will connect to wireless. Wireless G that is. It’s 2018 and at least two new standards have been released since the 802.11G standard first ratified in 2003. This seems like it was a conscious decision in picking the cheapest chips possible. Were this a device at a sub $150 range, cool. But for the MSRP of this thing, my expectation is that the chip provided should be Wireless N compatible with G support. So what are my thoughts overall? The Samsung PowerBot R7065 is a nice vacuum. It has some great features that show true advancement from their previous iterations. That said, while they have grown, they haven’t learned from all their mistakes. It still has a lot of things that feel like they “cheaped out” on (when compared to the base MSRP of $549 as of this writing). Basically: “Good, but has room to grow.”I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Best in its price range|Posted .
This is not our first Robot Vacuum, but the first from Samsung. This review is after about two weeks of use. The vacuum itself looks the part with shiny plastic sides, a silver metallic painted plastic crown; where the top has a dark smoked plastic with a hidden LCD display, touch-sensitive controls on one side, and a video camera 'eye' on the front, with the dustbin an shiny silver painted plastic on the other side. It looks fine, but I wish it had more rugged materials. Painted plastic in appliances tend to scratch easily. Time will tell. The bottom has two large, hinged wheels and two small wheels that are not removable. On our older robot vacuum, the smaller wheel (which is four times as big as these) tends to get caught with hair and other dust, but it's removable, so time will tell how this vacuum holds up. The cleaning element is a large, single brush that goes from edge to edge, with an air barrier, squeegee-like ribbon on front that the vacuum lifts automatically on carpets and lowers on hard floors, which is clever. The dust goes to a dustbin, which has an internal 'cyclone' that's a bit hard to keep clean, where the dust gets trapped, and from there air goes to a dust filter and the suction fan is sealed internally in the vacuum. The internal section after the dust filter was already dusty with small particles after a few cleaning cycles. Out other vacuum has a simpler system where all the air flow elements are easy to clean. This vacuum is much more quiet than other vacuums we have, and it cleans about as well as regular vacuums. The front of this vacuum is flat, so its roller is larger than on round vacuums, which cleans better on corners. Round vacuums have a side brush, which is not needed here. Navigation in this vacuum is more advanced than earlier robot vacuums: Instead of going in random patterns, this tries to navigate in a grid attempting to cover the whole are. Also it's more aware of where it's supposed to be within the house but still misses several areas of the house on one cleaning cycle and goes through in others. It's very good in general at detecting objects. It does not fall over stairs. It backs off when it's front wheel looses footing. It also detects objects and either slows down or avoids them completely. Occasionally it can end up pushing a small box-sized object around but overall it works much better at detecting objects than older robot vacuums. If there is an area that needs to be avoided, it comes with a magnetic strip that's supposed with tape on one side that's supposed to be affixed to the floor. I was surprised that it does not use light beams like other vacuums. Since we didn't want to glue things to the floor, for now we have to remember to close the door to our kid's playroom. It comes with an IR remote control (of the type that have to be pointed at the thing, not RF like many new devices), which works fine for the purpose of manually navigating it around to clean a spot (As long as it's in line of sight) and for initial Wi-Fi setup. The Vacuum can also be controlled from a mobile phone or tablet via Wi-Fi with the 'SmartThings' app and a Samsung account to use with it: After creating the SmartThings account, add a new 'thing' and select the model, then the vacuum is set in pairing mode using the IR remote to set it in AP mode and switching the phone to that temporary Wi-Fi (I set it up with an iPhone, it might be slightly different with Android), then select the house's Wi-Fi, link it to the SmartThings account and then its's pretty much all set. Took me about five minutes to set up and found the process to be well documented. Note that it only works with 2.4 Ghz networks, it does not have a 5 Ghz W-iFi. Once it's set, the SmartThings app does all that the IR remote does and more. The interface is simple and well organized. It claims on the packaging that it supports Alexa and Google Home. We have both and since SmartThings integrates with pretty much everything I thought it was going to be simple, but I was mistaken. SmartThings does integrate easily with both Amazon and Google, but on both assistants the vacuum shows up as a light switch and telling either assistant to turn it on or off makes the vacuum beep but does not start. It looks like Samsung / SmartThings are not mapping the 'switch' to the correct actions on the vacuum, so after spending too much time trying to set it up, it's not working for me. Once the cleaning cycle completes, the history within the app shows what it's supposed to be an area map, but about the size of a coin, and every vacuum cycle looks slightly different, so this isn't very useful for now, and the mapping is way off. Also the LCD display never turns off. It can stay in the cradle the whole day and it continually displays 'Full', never turning completely off (The vacuum does have an actual mechanical switch on the bottom that turns it completely off). I could not find, and I'm pretty sure it does not have an option to make it dark when in standby mode. The battery lasts about one hour of cleaning and charges within 2 to 4 hours in its cradle. Also note that there is the charging cradle and a very large power supply, so if you're one of those like me that would prefer to hide all the cables, it's going to be tough. Another issue is that when it gets stuck, it can completely drain the battery, so once it's put back on its charging base, it can take some minutes before it starts responding again, so it can be hard to know if it's on the right spot to recharge. Besides its inaccurate navigation, and the lack of real integration with home assistants, it gets stuck a lot when running over small area rugs: The reason is the squeegee-like air barrier that it lowers on hardwood, and most of the time, it doesn't detect the transition to the area rug so it pushes the edge of the area rug and gets stuck in it. None of the vacuums we have ever had issues like this with area rugs. Out other robot vacuum might sometimes push a rug at the foot of the bathroom shower around a bit but wouldn't get stuck rolling over the rug. On the positive side, it does have better suction than other robot vacuums, while being quieter. Remote operation is reliable though the SmartThings app, which is good at sending notifications to the phone when the vacuum gets in trouble. For its price point, it provides a refined product with more refinements than others in the price range.I would recommend this to a friend
Brand response from MrSamsungPosted .
Hi Emilio! I'm happy to see you like the performance of your vacuum, let me help you with some tips which can give you a better experience with it. Please turn off the unit for 60 seconds by switching off the button located at the bottom and then turn it back on. Move the vacuum in an area where it can move easily and make sure there's not any material that can interrupt the operation of the vacuum such as pieces of glasses, liquid, etc. ^Rafael
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Premium Robot Vacuum|Posted .
Right out of the box looking at the R7065 robot vacuum I said to myself this will not be an ordinary robot vacuum. It looks like something from the future. Setup: To be honest I thought the setup was a little complicated only with the WiFi and app setup. A quick setup guide is included but I found it in the middle of the manual but that was after I went through it all. Look for it to make things easier on yourself. After you remove all the plastic protections and have the dock plugged in you should flip your robot vacuum over and flip the on switch. Once that’s done you can place the R7065 on the dock to charge. The rest of the setup should be easy after you download the Samsung connect app because the app walk you through the rest of the setup. Cleaning: With a push of the auto button my R7065 took off to start its 1st cleaning run. It has plenty of sensors and a onboard digital camera but I still notice that it was going over my furniture legs. I left it alone because I figure maybe it needs to learn my rooms but I was expecting perfect navigation because of the new technology that it have. It have amazing cleaning power with 3 options. You can see clean rooms after it’s cleanings and if you are wondering where it all went take a look in the clear dust bin. Remote: The PowerBot provides a remote for you manually navigate your robot to areas you want cleaned. You can also set your cleaning schedules. App: The app can use more features for the R7065. I think you should be able to view your robots every move using the app if you want. Pros: By far the best robot when it comes to cleaning. I’m confident that the R7065 will do a great job every time I run it. It does things like energy saver, self adjust its wheels and edge cleaning. This robot vacuum by Samsung is a great looking futuristic vacuum with voice control using Google or Alexa. You have different ways of operating it. You can use the remote, app or the onboard touch buttons. Cons: Does not navigate like it should. As I examine the R7065 you can see paint marks from where it rubs on the walls to me that’s a indication that it’s not using the sensors and camera like it should. I think a software update can maybe fix this issue. Does not have mapping boundaries in the app. I also think this is a noisy vacuum. The quiet mode is probably the only mode I will use when I’m home. Voice control directions are nowhere to be found. I tried saying “hey Google start robot” all I get is a chime from the robot and a response from Google Home saying “turning on robot”. Final thoughts: Paying this much for a robot vacuum you will be expecting a lot. Samsung is giving you a lot and the small flaws that it have can be fixed or added with updates. I’m satisfied with the R7065 and I would recommend this to anyone looking for a premium robot vacuum with great cleaning power. Is this robot designed to learn and become smarter with your home as time goes on? Only time will tell but improvements are needed to make this my favorite robot vacuum.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Absolutely incredible|Posted .
I had heard mixed opinions about robot vacuums from friends of mine, but since I have three indoor cats, when I got the chance to test this Samsung POWERbot R7065, I jumped at it. I've been using it for about 3 weeks and I love it! Unpacking and set-up were simple; the hardest part was deciding where to place the docking station. I also had some issues with the app; it took a bit for it to find/recognize the vacuum (not sure why). The whole process took about 15 mins, and then I let the bot charge. Once fully charged, I pressed auto-clean on the app and watched as the bot rolled around the house, cleaning as it went. The app allows you view the status of the bot as well as set the cleaning mode and amount of suction power. You can even drive the bot using the app, but the response is not as crisp as the remote. I actually use the remote more than I do the app simply because it's easier to drive the bot if need be. I've been running the bot on quiet mode, which I assume is the lowest amount of suction, and it cleans just fine... it runs for over an hour, cleaning about 1000 sq ft. The pathing is a little suspect at times, and occasionally the bot will decide it wants to stay in one room for longer than usual. For instance, one day it kept going back into the bathroom. It would've probably gotten to the living room eventually, but I wanted it to spend most of it's battery in the living room, so I had to manually drive it and then turn it loose. The bot cleans carpet, tile and hard wood equally well, but it doesn't always play well with all area rugs; stiffer area rugs are fine, but thinner, more pliable area rugs sometimes have their corners flipped up, and then the fun begins. I've never seen it get stuck on an area rug (it is rather adept at escaping tricky situations), but I have seen it spend several minutes trying to figure out what's going on. As a matter of fact, that's one reason I don't have the unit set up for a scheduled cleaning when I'm not at the house; I'm afraid it might get stuck and just waste battery power trying to escape. It's not a huge danger because the machine will turn off it it REALLY gets stuck and an alert gets sent to the app. Once in the kitchen, the bot was cleaning under the bottom of the cabinets near the kickplates and it manged to get wedged between the bottom of the cabinet and standing cushion that's infront of the sink. It shut down and sent an alert to the app... basically yelling for help. I now make sure that cushion is in the middle of the floor to avoid that happening again. Other than those few minor incidents, the bot has been cleaning like a champ. Again, I have 3 cats, so the main 'dirt' for any vacuum in my house is fur, and this bot has had no real problem with that. The only thing I would mention is that hair/fur tends to collect at the 'exhaust point' instead of falling into the collection area of the bin. It doesn't really seem to affect the suction, but I usually dump the collection bin about half-way thru the cleaning just to be sure. It would be great if the collection bin could be redesigned so that a majority of the hair/fur would fall into the bin, but emptying the bin is super easy, so it's not a huge problem. Also, I should mention that the bot doesn't really pay any attention to the boundary marker. I've tried placing it in several different places and it usually just rolls over it like it's not even there. I'll probably call support when I have time, but it's not that big of deal for me right now. Overall, I'm very impressed with this vacuum. The lower level of my house looks MUCH cleaner, which I must admit surprises me. I honestly didn't think a robot vacuum would deal with fur as well as this one has. This thing has GREATLY reduced the amount of time we spend vacuuming.... it's a true work horse. I would recommend this vacuum to anyone looking to cut down on the time they spend cleaning their floors.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Samsung's POWERbot R7065, not perfect but good!|Posted .
I had the chance to use the Samsung POWERbot R7065, and I was pleasantly happy with it and surprised as well. First, let me say, there are no perfect robot vac out there and any company that does it just lying to you. The robot vacs are not an AI unit where they can think on their own like in the Jetsons show, they're just following a set of instruction whenever it reaches an obstacles. I have another robot vac that I'm using to for comparison (without a name, we'll call this "generic robo vac"). More on this later on The Samsung R7065, has taller rear spring wheels that allow it to easy go over carpeted rugs. This was very useful when the R7065 transitioned from my hardwood floors to my carpeted rug. The rug isn't much taller then any other rug but my other "generic robo vac" had a bit of trouble getting over it. It easy went from hardwood to carpet and back and even on tile. The grippy wheels really help it maneuver the different surfaces in my house. Another useful feature that R7065 had over my "generic robo vac" was this edge sweeper, something Samsung call's it's shutter. Just looking at the R7065 you notice the front of the robot is flat, most robo vacs on the market are round including my "generic robo vac". Samsung was smart in making it not just flat to fit in edges but also include their edge sweeper which extends out from robo and reaches to the wall and sweep in towards it's vacuum. Another cool thing on the R7065 is that it has an easy access dust bin that's right on top of the robot. Another cool thing is that it's clear so you can easily tell if you need to empty the bin or not. There is a filter on the bin so you'll need to replace it from time to time but Samsung does include an extra filter in the box. The R7065 is also app enabled which if you download the app give you the option to use the app as a remote control but Samsung also included a physical remote which I also found useful and at the time of this review didn't get a chance to pair this with my Alexa so that's a feature I'm looking to do soon. As most robo vacs on the market, the R7065 can determine when it needs to charge and navigate back to it's charger. I set the R7065 to start cleaning and I moved the base but was a little worried that it might use some sort of start point to maneuver back it's base but glad to find that it was able to easily find it's base and park itself and start charging. This isn't the perfect vacuum robot but it's really good option. I set this to vacuum and headed out to run errands, I was expecting it to get stuck some where like my "generic robo vac" and run around dragging the small rug from my bedroom when I got back but happily it didn't, guessing due to it's large wheels that allowed it to go over carpet easily. Don't expect to leave your house a mess with things laying on the floor and think the robot will be able to easily move around them. The sensors on ALL robo vacs are not perfect, so there is a little bit of precleaning you have to do before you just the R7065 to start and walk away.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Decent vacuum needing firmware update|Posted .
Pros Powerful suction Edge Cleaner Washable air filter Avoids furniture very well Alexa Integration SmartThings Integration Home Map View 90 Minute runtime Cleaning brush works on carpet and hard surfaces Charge and continue cleaning function Seems to have a dust sensor Cleans carpet very well when not clogged Cons Often gets lost Edge cleaner often cleans corners and rarely cleans edges Rarely cleans entire house Often has difficulty cleaning in straight lines Leaves 4 inch gap away from walls when cleaning to try to avoid them Home Map View cannot be zoomed or adjusted Suction tube often gets clogged Bearing on brush bar often gets clogged with debris and is hard to access Bearings on brush bar gets loud after a short time causing squeaking Brush bar has difficulty picking up hair on hard surfaces Instructions are out of date and say to use Samsung Connect instead of SmartThings app Magnet barrier strip doesn’t stay stuck Magnet barrier strip doesn’t blend in well with any décor No sensor for clogs or waste bin full The Samsung PowerBot R7065 is one of the latest generations in the series of PowerBots by Samsung. Each series adds some extra features and improvements in the attempt to replace or largely negate the need for a traditional vacuum. Largely similar to the previous generation, the R7065 adds extra suction power and a home map for 2018. In the box you will find the PowerBot, charging base, remote control, and barrier strip. Initial setup is not as intuitive as it first seems. Installing the charging base is straight forward but installing the barrier strip proves to be a little more difficult. The magnet strip is rolled up and doesn’t sit very flat on the floor. For those conscientious of style, the barrier strip is also unlikely to blend well with any décor. Software setup can be a bit confusing as the instructions say to use the Samsung Connect app, which is now renamed SmartThings. The name change without the instruction update adds confusion but so does the fact that Samsung also offers two SmartThings apps. If you are family with SmartThings or electronics it might not be hard to bridge the gap, but others might find it confusing that the instructions reference things that no longer exist. Further adding to the confusion is the fact that the box says there is a visual mapping element but nowhere in the instructions or app does it say anything about it. On previous generations of PowerBots, the installation process would inform you of software updates and allow you to update your PowerBot and make it smarter. With the R7065 there is no indication if updates are supported or happen but there has been no indication of improvements in the firmware. It may still have this feature, but the system no longer provides any feedback. The R7065 finally fixes a nagging cleaning problem found in previous generations in that it no longer rams into dark furniture or rubs against walls continuously. Unfortunately, it achieves this by avoiding some obstacles completely. Along most walls it insists on maintaining at least a 4-inch gap meaning many floorboards will remain dirty. When it does clean against walls it often does so in a series of odd U-shaped paths. An edge cleaning function is included where an extra bar comes out and sweeps debris close to the wall back to be sucked up. Strangely, this function never seems to activate against any walls but rather runs on outside corners and doorway transitions between carpet and hard surfaces. Inside corners and floorboards, where such a function would be useful, are left untouched. For those with pets this presents a problem because that is exactly where a lot of pet hair collects. That said, the R7065 seems to have change something in the brush bar design as a good portion of pet hair remains on hard surfaces. Even though there is no indication of a dust sensor, sometimes it will reverse and run over larger clumps of hair sometimes but often this means only a little more hair is picked up. Hair seems to be one of the hardest things for this little guy to handle whether the hair comes from pets or long-haired family members. Even if it does pick up all the hair the brush bar gets loaded up easily compared to previous models. To make matters worse, on one side is a bearing with a little rubber bushing and hair seems to love to get stuck inside that bearing and it is near impossible to get it all out. Frequent cleanings with a thin object, such as a knife, is required to keep the bearing from seizing. Even with frequent cleanings, this eventually leads to a squeaking sound during vacuuming which sometimes sounds horrible. If the hair does manage to get past all this, the next hurdle in the tube leading from the brushes to the bin. For some reason debris often gets stuck in there or the opening to the dust bin causing a clog. With no clog sensor or waste bin full sensor this PowerBot will happily continue vacuuming without picking anything up. It’s a shame too because the suction, when working, is very good and it can clean carpet or dust on hard surfaces very well. A decent compromise would be to be able to stop the PowerBot when you see this happen, pick it up, and clear any debris, and resume the cleaning. Unfortunately, this is also not possible because the moment you pick this little guy up it will become permanently lost and never find it’s way home. Overall, this may not matter much since it often gets lost regardless. This could be fixed in a firmware update, but if history is any indication, it will not. On previous generations, PowerBots would clean until the battery was depleted, return to charge, and then continue to clean. The R7065 does boast an improved 90-minute max runtime so on some houses it could potentially clean everything in one charge. On larger houses, an extra charge and cleaning can be required but it often fails to do so. Again, this is something that could be fixed with a firmware update but for some reason the R7065 regularly decides to clean only part of the house each time. The promotional materials would have you believe it cleans the whole house during each cleaning, but in practice it seems to choose a portion each time and clean just that. Eventually it seems to cover it all but only after several days of cleanings. You can verify by looking at the cleaning map, which is buried in the cleaning history. Unfortunately, the cleaning map isn’t generated each time. The map also isn’t zoomable or editable for future use, so it is far less useful. Alexa integration returns for 2018, but with a caveat. The 2017 model would allow you name your vacuum however you wanted. If you named your PowerBot Rosey, you could just say, “Alexa, turn on Rosey.” The PowerBot would then begin cleaning. For the 2018 model of the R7065 the instructions don’t tell you this, but you must first enable a new Alexa skill, with again a very similar name to the old skill. For some reason Samsung didn’t just update the old skill but instead created a brand-new skill with a near identical name. Then, regardless of what your name your PowerBot you must use the command, “Alexa, tell Samsung to turn on the robot vacuum.” Not only does this mean naming our PowerBot is useless but the command has become more complicated and easier to forget. It’s just disappointing to see the regression. If you have read this far will see a pattern of features on this vacuum that are often counterbalanced by a con. If Samsung wants to be aggressive in the smart home market they really need to work on coordination, consistency, and ease of use. Some careful though and a firmware update could solve most of the issues with this robot vacuum. It would be great if they did because this vacuum does have a lot of potential. The primary hardware gripe is some improvement needs to be done on the brush bar and the path to the dust bin. This begs the question, who is the PowerBot R7065 for? First, if you have SmartThings and want a robot vacuum then this is probably your best option. If you want a robot vacuum for more frequent cleanups of dust and trash no your floor and don’t want furniture touched, this could suite the bill. If you have a family with pets or family members with long hair, this could still work if you keep an eye on clogs and run it more frequently to prevent larger debris that creates clogs. The R7065, when not encountering large amounts of debris can clean quite effectively. If you are willing to just regularly take a quick peek on how it is doing, it can still make a good daily smart vacuum. If Samsung commits to software improvements and a slight hardware tweak, this could make a great vacuum.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rosie, My New Robot Maid!|Posted .
With so many robot vacuums on the market these days, it can be a bit of a challenge finding one that checks all the boxes. The new Samsung POWERbot™ R7065 Robot Vacuum definitely checks most every box. This thing is like a little Rosie, the robot maid from the Jetsons...just set it up and forget it for the most part, other than cleaning out the dust bin. The unit comes well packaged and includes the vacuum, charging dock and cable, remote control with batteries, boundary tape and manual. Set up is pretty straight forward and is well outlined in the user manual. Basically it needs to be turned on and set on the charger for a couple of hours to fully charge the onboard battery. I read through the manual and downloaded the Samsung Connect App while waiting for it to charge to "FULL" which is clearly displayed on the top of the vacuum. Once charged it was time to give it a try. It's set up in my kitchen area which is hardwood with assorted rugs, stools, furniture, etc. I started it with the remote and had it do a "auto clean"...at first it seemed to start, stop and re-adjust so often it was actually making me anxious while watching. However, I realized it just needs to be allowed to run and it will get the job done. My wife had recently vacuumed with our stick vacuum, so I didn't expect much to be collected. After about 30 mins of letting it run, I pushed the "home" button on the remote and it put itself to bed for a charge....pretty cool! I checked the dust bin, and was very please with the amount of dust, dirt and dog hair it picked up! The dust bin itself is very easy to pop off and empty into the trash, Samsung also recommends washing the filter...which is also easy to take out of the bin for cleaning. In "Normal" mode, the vacuum volume is relatively low compared to stick or standard vacuums and it does have a Quiet mode as well...which I never use. The cleaning performance surpassed my expectations, it's not going to replace a standard vacuum in our home, but it is programmed to run every other day and makes the weekend clean up much lighter. In full disclosure, I have not set up the app as our unit is set on a schedule and we really don't pay attention to it, other then cleaning...and the provided remote seems to cover every feature. Pros: - Love the intelligent power control that pumps up the suction power when the unit detects carpet instead of our hardwood. - Edge cleaning - the POWERbot™ R7065 has a standard spinning brush setup very much like a standard vacuum and unlike other bot vacuums I've seen. It knows how to adjust itself under the counter edge to get along the baseboard and clean corners. - Easy controls - on the unit itself and the remote control, the command/operating buttons are easy to understand and use. - Scheduling - we run the vacuum during the week when we are at work and our dog is at daycare....she is absolutely horrified of this thing! Cons: - As mentioned on many reviews, smaller/lighter area rugs do tend to mess with this bot. The bot gets stuck under them instead of riding over them. - Samsung Connect App - was a bit of a challenge trying to set it up, so I abandoned it and just use the remote or scheduling. Overall, I feel that Samsung has done an amazing job with this model and at this price point checked all the boxes for me. I would certainly recommend it to anyone looking for a Robot Maid to keep the floors clean without having to do much more then turn it on!I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Nice robot vacuum by Samsung, only minor flaws.|Posted .
I recieved this robot vacuum in exchange for my honest review. This vacuum works well on both hard surcaes as well as carpeted. Easily navigates around any obstacles such as chairs doors, and or stairs. It has a remkvable canister for empting its content as well as a washable filter. The vac includes controll via touch buttons on the device itself or via samsung connect app, or via the included remote. The vacuum will cleam my entire 1350 sq ft home with little to battery life left. Charging takes around 4 hours. Complaints. Wish the battery life was longer, as well as the power brick cord being about 4 ft longer, making it easier to hide the power brick. I would also like to see it offered in a color other than mainly black, silver or white would be nice. The lack of better built in wifi is a surprise, since many devices are AC WiFi compatible. All in all its a nice vac for all surfaces, just has some minor flaws that samsung could easily fix, if they so wish to do so. I would definitely reccomend this vac to someone lokking for a nice robot vacuum. I removed a star for the lack of better built in wifi, short power cord with large power brick, and lack of color choices. Battery life could be a bit better as well.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Good surface cleaning, not deep cleaning|Posted .
Over the years robotic vacuums have not made much headway in regards to keeping up with the full size or stick/wand vacuum market although they appear to be more prevalent on the store shelves now than ever. Even with the latest technology this seems to still be the case with Samsung’s Powerbot. Setting up the hardware was fairly easy however I had to troubleshoot other issues including the vacuum not powering on, not receiving commands from the provided remote and not registering or syncing with the Samsung SmartThings application. After about 30 frustrating minutes of troubleshooting and having to research issues in the provided manual, I was finally able to get it charged up and cleaning. One of the most noticeable improvements is the camera technology for sensing objects. Where previous robotic vacuums would just bump into objects and redirect the vacuum, Samsung’s on board camera does a great job of detecting the surroundings, adjusting the speed and choosing the best course of action. I initially followed the Powerbot around the house because it was entertaining to watch it maneuver around tight spaces and clean right up to walls and edges with speed and ease; this was probably the most impressive thing about this little robot. Since then I decided to schedule it to clean our floors in the middle of the night so I woke up with clean floors. However, now this robot has decided it is going to have fun with me playing hide and seek causing me to be late for work. For the past few mornings I came downstairs to discover the vacuum is not in its docking station, which it’s supposed to do when it’s done cleaning or is close to running out of power. On the first occasion it got stuck underneath our dining room table in between chairs which was understandable but last night it decided to just remain in the middle of the floor in our spare bedroom so I’m going to assume it just ran out of power; I’m just confused as to why it wouldn’t know it was running low on power and start making its way back to the docking station. The main wheels underneath driving the robot have great traction and had no problem changing from hard floor to carpets or rugs however, if you have a lightweight rug or runner, they have periodically caused the rug to bunch up and stop the robot causing you to fix the problem. I found this time consuming because now before I go to bed, I have to go around the house to ensure there is nothing on the floor that it could suck up and cause the motor to stop which is not always easy with toddlers in the house and the messes they leave around. The latest casualty was a necklace that was left out and got wrapped around the spin brush causing the robot to stop cleaning and sit idle in the early morning until I discovered it beeping downstairs hours later; by then the battery was nearly empty and did not finish cleaning. When this malfunction does happen, and if you have the application installed, it will send you an app notification stating what the issue is. The other part I found time consuming, but understandable, is once you have it on a schedule, you need to ensure the dust container is washed out and dried every day otherwise I will get backed up quickly and stop cleaning. It does a decent job of top cleaning on hard floors and automatically adjusts the suction speed for more difficult carpet jobs. The amount of dirt and dust found in the container really shows what little cleaning it does on carpet. It appears to only clean what’s on the surface and you may still require a more powerful vacuum to get deep down on carpet. It is nice to set the schedule for cleaning and come downstairs in the morning without having to worry about tracking dirt and dust on the bottom of my feet, assuming it didn’t get hung up on anything causing it to stop cleaning which has been more often than not. At this price point, I would definitely consider sticking with a full size vacuum or stronger wand/stick style vacuum to periodically do a more thorough cleaning. However, for those of you who may not have the time, and have hard floors they like to remain clean, this is a feasible option to consider and Samsung’s camera technology might have an edge on the other competitors in this market.No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Good Samsung Robot Vacuum|Posted .
This is my second Samsung Robot Vacuum, the last one, a R7070, lasted about a year and then the right wheel stopped working. But, it was good when it was working. The R7065 is $100 cheaper and seems every bit as good. The devices look exactly the same, in the picture, the R7065 is on the left (no stickers) and the R7070 is on the right. They even use the same remote and charging station. Setup is easy, plugin the charging station, turn on the vacuum and place on the station to charge. In addition to the included remote, I also setup the Samsung App, now called SmartThings, formerly Samsung Connect. For setup the app wants access to everything possible, contacts, location, Bluetooth, audio, files etc etc. Some I understand, others I don’t so I give onetime access to some options just so I could set it up. Connection to a phone or tablet is easy to do and then you put the remote away if desired. However, manual control of the unit is easier with the remote than the app. All of the functions of the remote are on the app. The app can provide a history of the travels of the vacuum on a map, and you can see what parts of a room where covered. In the map areas not in blue could not be reached, it got everywhere is could. It’s much easier to setup timed cleaning and other functions through the app. The vacuum has three suction modes, quiet, normal and Turbo. Quiet is just that and the vacuum does its business in the background, turbo cleans better, and you hear it, but still not as loud as an upright vacuum. In a ~800sqft carpeted room, the vacuum did well. It went under furniture, around obstacles, and returned to the base station to recharge. On turbo mode it did the room once and returned depleted. Looking at the map of the cleaning run, it fully covered the room. About ¾ of the bin was full. Performance wise, it’s the same as the R7070. However, in watching it clean, the R7065 seems more adventurous than the R7070. It seems more willing to stray from a set pattern to clean the entire room. The first time I had it clean the room it did ¾ due to obstacles, but once removed, it did the whole room no problems. The room took 25 minutes to do. It’s a good vacuum, every bit as good as the R7070 but cheaper. If you’re looking for a robot vacuum this is a good choice. Hopefully the R7065 lasts longer.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Powerful suction, average navigation, buggy app.|Posted .
Pros: * Relatively good suction. * Automatic suction power (and noise level) based on needs of surface being cleaned. * Useful remote control and available app. Cons: * Navigation is worse than other brands- frequently tripped up at stair landings. * Buggy app frequently “forgot” vacuum and app had to be restarted to see paired vac again. * Useless “history map” in app. * Scheduling options worse than most. * Automatic “Edge Clean Master” is only marginally useful. This is the newest robot vacuum to join my stable that includes most of the major brands. The earliest ones took forever to clean and just randomly moved around in set patterns until they bumped into something and then changed directions. The newer ones clean more efficiently by using various forms of navigation to create specific vacuum paths; some use visual cameras to look for shapes in the room while others use lasers (LIDAR) to map the room. This vacuum uses a camera aimed at the ceiling to determine the shape of the room and then uses close-range sensors to avoid bumping into things. Overall, this method works, but not nearly as well as the laser-based methods of competing models. In our home, we have a sunken sunroom that shares a ceiling with the main level. The POWERbot had a lot of difficulty navigating this pair of room and frequently fell off the cliff between the rooms and got stuck. One nice feature is the ability of the vacuum to use “normal” (quieter) suction on our hard floors and automatically increase suction to the noisier “turbo” mode when climbing onto the area rugs. The suction was quite good and definitely got all noticeable dog hair from the floors, but the room edges were not as clean as models that use brushes to “sweep” stuff into the ‘bot’s path. This one tries to use a fancy motorized bar to clean edges but that rarely worked in our home since it requires the bot to approach perfectly squarely to the walls and corners which it almost never did. Like many other internet-connected models, this one has a smartphone app that can show status and control various aspects of the ‘bot. Most of the time, however; I would open the app on my iPhone and it would say that no vacuum was already set up. I would have to force-quit the app and re-open it and then the previously setup ‘bot showed up again. Also, this vacuum supposedly has a view that shows a map of where it cleaned in your home (see photo in this review). The map was completely useless as there was no context (walls, etc.) and could not be zoomed. In contrast, the laser-based vacuum (another manufacturer), shows where the walls and obstacles are and where it cleaned in a much more useful map. One the best benefits of a robot vacuum is the ability to schedule it to clean when you’re not home. This is a major deficiency of the Samsung POWERbot in that it has only two scheduling options; “Once” and “Daily.” You can set it to clean later in the current day or at a set time every day. Most other similar vacuums from the other manufacturers allow you to set various days of the week to clean - most people don’t need to vacuum every day. Keep in mind that it’s common practice with all robot vacuums to manually clear clutter from the floor before and empty the dustbin after each cleaning session. To run the vacuum every day, you have to remember to do these things every day which is a bit of a hassle if you don’t even want it to vacuum every day of the week. The provided IR remote control is a slightly better way to interact with the ‘bot versus crouching down to push buttons on it, but the app is an even better option. While useful, it is not really necessary. On the unit is a segmented blue LED display that is OK but sometimes difficult to read. The navigation was not as good as others and at the end of the day, if the robot vacuum doesn’t clean everywhere on its own without intervention, then it really isn’t doing its job well. Overall, this is an OK robot vacuum but there are better options out there at similar price points.No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Lots of Bells and Whistles Bottom Line is it Works|Posted .
The Samsung POWERbot R7065 is the third robot vacuum I've tried out in my home. After testing it out for about a week, I've come away pretty impressed. PROS: This vacuum features full mapping of your house and makes nice, neat vacuum lines on your rugs as opposed to less smart robots that make random patterns. It seems to clean equally well on carpets and hardwood floors. It has very versatile controls. It can be controlled by pushing its buttons; through the Samsung Connect/SmartThings cell phone app; through its included remote control; or through Alexa. With the remote control, you can even point the vacuum to a particular place on the floor that you would like it to clean; although if you're going to do that, you might as well just vacuum the spot yourself imho. CONS: I've read other reviews that say this is a quiet vacuum, but it is actually the loudest of the three brands that I've tested (even on quiet mode). In its loudest mode, it's as loud as a powerful push vacuum. Another slight con is that the dustbin design seems to trap larger debris and/or pet hair in its opening, leaving a lot of room in the remainder of the dustbin. I'm not sure if this impedes the suction performance or drains the battery any faster but it seems odd to me. The bottom line is that this robot vacuum works very well and runs for about an hour per cycle. Its versatility and skill make it a worthwhile purchase.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Power Cleaning|Posted .
When I discovered that Samsung developed a newer Powerbot device, I didn’t believe it was possible to improve on something that was already a fantastic robot vacuum. Let me say that the Samsung POWERbot R7065 doesn’t suck (pun intended). The R7065 improves on its default runtime, suction, and power. You can choose on various runtimes for the R7065 however, by default, the R7065 will run for two hours which results in a thorough cleaning. And when I say thorough cleaning, I am talking about on BOTH carpet and hardwood/tile flooring. The suction power has also been improved with this newer model. I have yet to see ANY leftover debris that has been left behind. I also have the option for suction power levels which are Quiet, Normal and Turbo, all of which have an effect on the suction intake power and noise level(s). Speaking of noise levels, even at its loudest, the R7065 doesn’t interrupt your daily activities. There are a variety of options to pick from when it comes to cleaning patterns for the vacuum (Auto Clean, Spot Clean, Manual Clean and Repeat Clean). The POWERbot does a great job of sensing the area that it cleans. It also comes with barrier tape that deters the vacuum from taking a dive over a set of steps. There is the option to connect and activate the R7065 to Alexa if you so desire. I personally use the easy to use app. But know that there is a remote that comes with the vacuum. If anything should happen with the POWERbot within the warranty limit, Samsung offers some seriously professional customer service that seems rare these days. If you’re looking to purchase your first robot vacuum, looking to upgrade or wanting to get one as a present for someone, I highly recommend the POWERbot R7065.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
The Superior Robot vacuum in my house|Posted .
Yes - I'm a bit of a tech geek. I have 3 robot vacuums - one on each floor of my 3 level home. Each vacbot is a different model - so this was a good test. So far - I think I like the Samsung vacbot the best - here's why. 1. It's got great suction and it is QUIETIER. 2. It cleans in corn rows (straight lines) unlike one of my other vacbots that just bounces off things. 3. It has both an App and Remote that allow me to drive it around, chase the cat, focus on a spot, etc. Neither of my two other vacbots have that. 4. Mobile app is very easy to schedule a cleaning time. "Ollie" cleans my floors tirelessly 6 days a week at 10 AM. 5. This vacbot was top pick in the Consumer Reports robotic vacuum roundup. I use Consumer Reports quite a bit when making purchase decisions. The only bad thing about these vacbots is they are a little difficult to empty out the dust bin. On the Samsung, you actually have to disassemble a few parts to do it. It works ok - just adds a few steps to do daily. Occasionally, all my vacbots get lost and I have to carry them back to the base station, not that big of a deal to me. Also, then sometimes get stuck by or under a lower piece of furniture - and the Samsung is not different in that regards. Overall - I plan to "promote" Ollie to cleaning my main floor and "demote" one of my other bots to the basement. They are a little pricey, but will admit that I don't use my Dyson vacuum as much anymore except on tougher spots - you can't beat the suction power of a corded vacuum with a robot vac just yet. Curious? Take a chance and see how it does for yourself! I bet you'll keep it!I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Love the Powerbot, my husband has a competition!|Posted .
This is our second robotic vacuum. Our first one is Shark - Ion Robot 750. Pros: - Front side is flat instead of all rounded. This is extremely clever design for edges and corner. - Smart sensing and when it hits the wall, it powers up a stronger suction for a few seconds more knowing edges are where dirts hide and reside. - It comes with a remote control for better control - Attractive design - Covers area more effectively with the cameras and sensors - Fast charging Cons: - Dirt tank is very small - Control buttons are not as intuitive compared to Shark Ion Robot - Pricier than other brands Overall, we're very pleased with the quality performs by Samsung Powerbot. It definitely does a better job than my husband at cleaning! :)I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Samsung Conquers The Bot World!Posted .
A Powerbot is just what you need! Inside the box you have the bot, charging dock, remote control with batteries, manual and barrier tape. I know most people are skeptical of robotic vacuums, I am here to let you know you need and want one! The Samsung Powerbot is by far my favorite and the best. So let me introduce you to Rosie, yes you have to name your Powerbot. Rosie is part of our family and I would be lost without her. The technology on Rosie is impressive, she is one smart bot. Setting up and using Rosie the bot is simple and quick. Turn the bot over and you need to hit the power button on. First download the Samsung connect app, place the charging dock in an area that accessible, charge the bot up and get ready to see the bot in action. Rosie comes with barrier tape with allows you to block the bot from venturing into an area that you do not wish the bot to go. Wi-Fi connectivity allows you to control the bot from your smartphone/tablet, google, Bixby and Alexa. Rosie works well with Alexa and Google as I have tried her with both. When I am out I can have Rosie vacuum the house and return home to spotless floors. Rosie knows whether she is on a wood floor, tile or a rug, she adjusts to the different types of flooring. The edge master feature has Rosie clean the edges of your woodwork, under the cabinets and other hard to reach areas. No worries Rosie is very careful and does not mark up your woodwork, she takes special care not to bump into or scratch anything. With her mighty suction power she clears the floor of the crumbs, pet hair, dust bunnies and debris. Let it be known Rosie does not like Lego’s. In our house there is no more arguing whose turn it is to vacuum because everyone knows Rosie enjoys vacuuming. The days of dragging the bulky upright vacuum out every day is over now that Rosie the bot is here to stay. She is equipped with visionary mapping and full view sensors. With her sensors she knows to turn around and avoid taking a tumble down the stairs, Rosie does not want to take a trip to the bot hospital. When Rosie needs a charge she returns to her docking station for a nap, if her dust bin needs to be emptied she lets you know. If Rosie needs a charge while cleaning she will take a break and when she is ready she resumes vacuuming where she left off. A smart bot Rosie is, I know when I vacuum if I get interrupted I forget where I left off. I can set up a schedule for the bot to vacuum while I am home or away. With her cyclone technology she is able to maintain her suction power and effective cleaning. Rosie glides through the house vacuuming and by the looks of it she enjoys it. A bot will definitely free up your time. As for pets some like the bot and some hide from the bot like my dog. I have used many other different bots and the Samsung bot performs better and the best part is it does not get stuck like other vacuums do. You can select your level of suction which controls the battery life. Rosie is much quieter than other bots. Her dustbin is not that large and it depends on how much crumbs, dust, pet hairs etc. she picks up how often you will have to empty the dustbin. Empting her dustbin is easy, hit the push button and out comes the dustbin. Having a washable filter is nice unlike others that you have to replace the costly filters. Keep in mind that you will have to get use to the Bot and the Bot will have to get use to your home. In the beginning it take time for Rosie to get the quirks out and learn her way around the house. Once Rosie is comfortable with you she does wonders keeping up with the messy floors. I am very happy with Rosie and recommend the Bot. Everyone who meets Rosie and sees her in action is impressed. I was given the opportunity to review the Powerbot at a discount in exchange for my honest review as part of the Insiders. #InsidersPowerbot #TheInsidersUSI would recommend this to a friend
Brand response from SamsungPosted .
Hello bradybunch, we really appreciate you taking the time to sit down and write out all these great details! May you enjoy spending time with Rosie for many years. Thank you for the honor of being part of your home! ^Mae
Rated 2 out of 5 stars
OK Robot Vacuum - Has Some Serious Flaws|Posted .
Overall, the R7065 robot vacuum is a good machine, but has some flaws that lower the rating. First, the good: * The vacuum is very powerful. It can clean the floors very well, both carpet, tile, and wood. * The vacuum is small enough to fit under most furniture. * The cleaning pattern it follows is pretty good. It generally covered about 80% of the floor space during a cleaning. Not sure why the other 20% wasn't "mapped" by the software. For the flaws: * There is no handle on the vacuum. If it dies or you need to pick it up to move it, it isn't as easy as it should be. * It is hard to know when it is charging after it "dies" off the base. What I learned is that when the device stops off base for whatever reason, when you place it back on the base, it doesn't start charging unless you hold the "play" button down waking the machine up. It should just start charging when you place it on the base station. * The app needs some work. For example, if you want to schedule the vacuum to automatically clean on weekdays only, the app can't do that. You can schedule a cleaning once or daily. You can't create a custom schedule selecting the days you want the vacuum to clean. The app is missing very basic functionality. * Finally, the biggest flaw and failure of the vacuum is the way you have to use magnets strips if you need to block off part of the floor not to clean or need to indicate stairs so the vacuum doesn't fall down them. What Samsung expects you to do it put a magnet "tape", they call them boundary markers, along the border of these areas. So if you want to stop the vacuum from going down a hall-way, you have to put a magnet tape across the hallway entry. How tacky having magnet strips all over your floors. This is the dumbest thing I have ever heard of. Look at my photos for what this magnet tape looks like. Samsung should have developed a sensor that could be used to control where the vacuum goes. In a nutshell, the robot vacuum itself is a solid product. However, the app, no handle and ridiculous way boundary markers are used makes this a no go robot vacuum for me.No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Powerbot 7065Posted .
I opened the box and was SUPER excited about trying this new powerbot. I love the sleek design and how easy it was to set up. The instructions were very easy to understand. The powerbot has great suction and picks up on carpets/floors even the smallest piece of debris. Once I was done using the robot I was surprised at HOW much dirt was on my floor, when I clean all the time. My complaints are - the robot is very loud, almost as loud as a traditional vacuum. The part that holds the dirt fills up very easily and the machine gets confused sometimes when heading home. Overall this was a GREAT machine and I would recommend it to family and friends. I was very excited to review this Powerbot on behalf on the Samsung Insiders Community!I would recommend this to a friend