Samsung - POWERbot R7070 App-Controlled Robot Vacuum with Edge Clean and Self Clean Brush - Satin Titanium
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- Samsung - POWERbot R7070 App-Controlled Robot Vacuum with Edge Clean and Self Clean Brush - Satin Titanium
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- Samsung POWERbot R7070 App-Controlled Robot Vacuum with Edge Clean and Self Clean Brush
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Powerful suction delivers optimal cleaning results.
Create an optimal cleaning path and avoid obstacles. The coverage map shows on the app where POWERbot has cleaned.
Remotely control your robot vacuum with your smartphone or voice control with Amazon Alexa*.
Thoroughly cleans the corners and edges of the wall.
Automatically removes hair tangles around the brush.
More consistent power with less clogging.
Large wheels move smoothly over obstacles.
Easy-to-clean and see-through dust canister.
Automatically detects surface types to optimize the suction power.
Program the cleaning time.
Washable filter for easy and cost-effective maintenance.
Up to 90 min of cleaning time.
*Amazon Alexa devices are sold separately.
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Awesome!May 6, 2017
This vacuum is awesome. Does a good job with corners and getting under the bed. The entire canister can be cleaned with water...comes apart easily. It's shockingly quiet. Don't have Alexa so don't really care about that. The Samsung app could use some improvements...but it does work. The cleaning seems way more methodical than a Roomba. Cleaned a 1500sq foot area twice before having to recharge on the quiet setting...and did an amazing job. Would with out a doubt buy it again
I would recommend this to a friend
Excellent cleaning but lacking on everything elseJune 11, 2017
SAMSUNG POWERbot R7070 WiFi Quick Features on the Product Samsung SmartHome (apps are compatible with selected Samsung Galaxy S and Note series devices. Supports Android 4.0 (since Galaxy S2) or higher and iOS 7 or higher. To use the Samsung Smart Home service an Internet connection is required - data charges may apply and it may not operate in the presence of firewalls. 40x More Powerful Suction (powerful suction delivers optimal cleaning results) Wi-Fi Control Creates optimal cleaning path and avoids obstacles Thoroughly cleans corners and edges of the wall Automatically removes hair tangles around the brush What's in the box? Samsung POWERbot R7070 WiFi Remote Controller (batteries included) Spare Washable Filter (one already installed) Boundary Tape Thank you card (registration) Quick Start Guide User Manual Warranty Information Setup/Testing/Conclusion The design of the box is pretty standard; nothing to run to someone to show off. I’m a box guy so when there’s a lot of effort put into it; I’ll make sure I note that and let people know. The packaging inside the box was pretty good though. I must say; Samsung did an excellent job with protecting everything inside to make sure it’s not damaged during transit/shipping. The POWERbot also looks pretty nice and the build quality is great. Setting up the robot with the dock was pretty simple, it’s basically plug and go. You follow the quick start guide and the robot will start charging. The manual states charging initially takes about 160 minutes. So I let the robot charge up while I messed with the Samsung Smart Home app. After downloading the app, I pretty much got stuck trying to pair the robot to the app on my android phone. I followed the directions and the app found the robot but I got stuck on the part about connecting everything via WiFi. It just continues to loop and search for the AP (access point) but never shows anything. I couldn’t type in the AP name but can type in the AP password. If I click AP name in hopes to start typing it searches for the AP again. After several attempts I just gave up; pretty frustrating I must say. I’ve also read from a lot of other people that the app isn’t the greatest. So long story short on the app; I’m just gonna have to skip on it. So after charging (I basically left it charging for the night) I was able to use it the next morning. I threw some trash items on the floor in front of it to see if it was able to pick it up. I have to say, the POWERbot did a fantastic job with cleaning my hardwood floors and my carpeted room. I thoroughly enjoyed the fact that it has a better “cleaning system” than the Roomba. When the Roomba cleans, it kinda goes everywhere. The POWERbot actually cleans as if you were to vacuum the floor (in a specific pattern) so that it doesn’t miss any spots. Samsung advertises that it cleans corners/edges and it seems to do a pretty good job. When the POWERbot gets to an edge/corner the POWERbot actually says edge on the digital display screen on top and does what it does to clean. I really liked the “smartness” of the POWERbot when it reaches carpet; you can hear it “suck” more as it went on the carpet in my bedroom. The POWERbot ran for about an hour on normal cleaning mode and cleaned my living room, one bedroom, the hallway/walkway at the entrance, kitchen and one bathroom. It never made it to the other part of my house on a full charge though. But to be fair, I don’t think my Roomba 770 would’ve made it for the whole place either. I really liked cleaning the POWERbot. It was simple to clean and you can rinse/wash the dustbin and the filter. With my Roomba 770, you have to replace the filters which can cost you some money over time. Now to the cons… As I mentioned above; I did NOT like the app at all. If you have any rugs laying around like in the kitchen or bathroom; the POWERbot is not able to go on top of it to clean. Instead, it basically just bunched it up. The other thing I didn’t like was the scheduling feature. On the Roomba 770 you’re able to set the schedule on let's say; Mondays and Fridays at a specific time. Or, you can set it for 3 days or even 4 days or every day. Basically you can set it to whatever you want for scheduling. On the POWERbot; you’re not able not able to do that. You can either set it for a one time clean at a specific time or a repeating daily set time. Meaning, your POWERbot will literally go off every single day if it's on the daily schedule. Some people like to have it go off only once, twice, or whatever their preference is. The POWERbot doesn’t give you that flexibility. I also did not like the fact that the POWERbot still goes off even if it doesn’t have the dustbin in place. The Roomba 770 will not start if the dustbin is not secured in place. So luckily I heard it go off to stop it but it definitely blew some dust in my room because there was no dustbin! In conclusion, I would not be able to strongly recommend this product to others. I would definitely take a look and do some research prior to purchasing any cleaning robot. The POWERbot did a great job cleaning as far as the way it’s programmed to; but it had way too many cons for me to give it above 3 stars. Overall; I felt like the POWERbot is just mediocre. I wasn’t really wowed by it compared to my Roomba 770 which is about 3 years old.
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Good Bot VacJune 16, 2017
I have been looking forward to testing the new Samsung POWERbot R7070. We have two indoor dogs who shed a decent amount. We have some excellent vacuums in the house, but my old Roomba has been dead and buried for a few years. My wife and I have used the 7070 for several days now, so I thought it was about time to write a review. The internal packaging is very nice. It's not your typical bubble pack. I thought the packaging showed the extra care Samsung has paid to the product. Following the Quick Setup card is easy. Set up the charger. Turn on the 7070. Put the 7070 on the base unit. Installing the app was a bit of a pain. When you get to the part where you're supposed to input your network info, you can't type it in. You have to hit search and let the app automatically find it. Of course, that means if you don't broadcast your SSID, you have to turn your SSID broadcast on. It looks like you can just type your network name in, but you can't. Adding to the confusion, it doesn't ask for "network name" but "AP" info. Not cool, Samsung. Anyway, I eventually got the network setup and working with both my phone and my Samsung tablet. The app, btw, remains oriented in a phone portrait mode on the tablet. It'd be nice if they built it to scale with tablets, too. Once set up, the app works fine. You can schedule cleanings. You can tell the 7070 to start, stop, pause, or go charge up. You can set a daily schedule. My dogs apparently had forgotten our old Roomba and were completely befuddled when they saw and heard this vacuum coming toward them with no human in control. In terms of cleaning, the 7070 does a terrific job on hardwoods and flat carpets. Suction power is strong, and it adapts suction levels based on the type of surface. The 7070 tries to map you home with a top-mounted camera that looks at your ceiling. The point being, your floor-level arrangement may change, but your ceiling likely stays the same. so that's the map it tries to use. It follows a deliberate pattern when cleaning and is pretty good about making sure to get every strip of floor. It is a bit more squared or flush on the front, which allows it to get pretty close to walls. Despite rear wheels that look like it could go off-roading, the 7070 seems to have a problem with raised area rugs. It tends to butt into them, pushing them up in a pile. I'm hopeful it will learn to turn around and back onto the rugs, but we haven't seen that yet. It's also taller than our old Roomba, so I think it has more trouble getting under furniture. If there is any sort of activity or error, it is communicated via the app to your phone or tablet. That way, you know exactly what's going on with the 7070 at all times. My understanding is that it can be controlled via Alexa, but I haven't had opportunity to test that feature. If you don't want to or can't use the app, it also comes with a remote. Overall, I like this little guy. It's not perfect, but it is a different level of usefulness due to the app integration and it has a very strong vacuum fuction. I think it'll continue to improve with smart learning.
I would recommend this to a friend
The Bots are taking over!!June 14, 2017
My Skynet controlled vacuum is great. As long as it doesnt get aggressive its welcome here in my house. All kidding aside this is a great vacuum. This is my first automatically controlled vacuum and I really like it. We have dogs, and of course dogs constantly shed so its great to be able to pick up all that hair, not to mention how fun it is for dogs to chase it around as it cleans up after them! The vacuum has a lot of power, surprisingly so. You would think something like this wouldnt be as strong as a standard vacuum but it is. Another cool feature is how it auto adjust the suction power based on the surface its on. So it can go from your carpet to the hard wood floor and it will adjust its power accordingly. The Wi-Fi connectivity and Powerbot app makes it a lot of fun to remote control as well. Its like having a radio control car and vacuum combined so your having fun and cleaning at the same time! Having trouble getting your kids to help clean because they are always on their smartphone? Well this should solve that. Tell them you have a cool new game you just discovered. Its called "Powerbot". They can stay on their phone and use the Powerbot app to help vacuum as well. They will have no excuse not to help. You can also schedule specific times for it to run as well. It has a run time of up to 90 minutes which is plenty for me, and when its done it it will automatically return to the charging station to charge. I wish more of my devices could charge themselves. Maintenance of the vacuum is very easy as well. When the dust bin is full you can empty it with one button. Then cleaning of the dustbin and filter is as easy as running it under water. Then reassembles easily. And when you want to give it a more thorough cleaning the brush , shutter and driving wheels arent hard to clean either. The brush and shutter are removable for cleaning, and the drive wheels can be cleaned out with a pair of tweezers to get all the gunk off. The entire cleaning maintenance takes about 10 minutes if that, then your back at it. Or more accurately your personal cleaning bot is back at it. Its crazy how far technology has come. So overall this is a great way to vacuum, and not to mention fun as well. The convenience of self cleaning, self charging, a powerful suction, and overall coolness factor make this a great choice. Highly recommended.
I would recommend this to a friend
Super Practical in Virtually Any Circumstance!June 15, 2017
The Samsung POWERbot R7070 exceeded my expectations in most areas. It underwhelmed me with just a couple of issues. For full disclosure, I also own 2) iRobot 980 Top-Of-The-Line bots & owned 2) earlier generation iRobot bots. Here is a summary of my findings: LIKES: 1- The CycloneForce design really works! This is the most powerful Robotic Vacuum I have ever owned. The suction & pick-up power is amazing. It cleaned my high pile carpet with ease. Much stronger pick-up power than the iRobot Roomba 980. 2- This is the quietest, least annoying sound of any Robotic Vacuum I have owned. The sound is not only quieter, the frequency is lower than most (more bass & less treble) so it is much less abrasive sounding & not annoying, as are my other bots. You can actually tune it out while it is cleaning. 3- Washable filter with a spare filter included. This dramatically lowers the cost of ownership! By comparison, the disposable iRobot filters fill up fast & are expensive! This Samsung design with a washable filter is truly a brilliant design, complete with a finger pull to keep your fingers out of the dirt! 4- Dirt canister is easily accessible with one push button on top of the bot. No bending over & fiddling below the vacuum, just to dump the dirt, like every iRobot model. In addition, the dirt canister is a simple rectangle with curved edges. Nowhere for dirt to cling. The iRobot dirt canister is a very complex shape, requiring manual dirt extraction by fingers every time. Then you have to remove the Roomba $$ filter, clean or replace it. The Samsung R7070 has the best filter / canister system of any Robotic Vacuum I have ever seen. 5- Long 11" Brush provides more efficient cleaning with fewer floor passes, resulting in greater battery life. The design of a rectangular front edge is brilliant, allowing this 11" brush with easy corner cleaning access. 6- Camera capturing the ceiling results in attractive, perfectly straight "clean lines" in the carpet - no random zig zag pattern here! Hint: Leave the light on in the room to be cleaned so the camera can properly see & map out the ceiling. 7- Long Battery life, as advertised. I experienced as long as 90 minutes if "quiet" mode was selected; for regular cleaning, I found never less than 60 minutes of powerful cleaning. This is excellent! 8- Large, spring-loaded wheels power it over the thickest area rugs with ease. Best accessibility of any vacuum I have owned. 9- Auto deep cleaning mode on carpets works well & applies turbo power just where needed. This saves battery power on hardwood & makes for quieter cleaning, except when extra power is needed - and this is selectable in the app. 10- Auto return to base for recharge works the best of any vacuum I have owned. The iRobot 980 does a fair job of this, but can be thrown off if it cannot "see" the base. The Samsung R7070 outperforms it, plain and simple. As long as the bot is within 20 feet of the base, it will do a dance if necessary to line up perfectly & charge itself. In addition, the base has massive, non slick rubber surfaces which hold it securely on hardwood, ceramic tile, linoleum, or carpet. The iRobot base, by comparison, has a slick bottom, requiring me to secure that base to the wall with adhesive strips. Samsung has a far superior design. See my photo of the bot on the base, tucked deep between an antique Coke Machine & Oak cabinet. The R7070 has no difficulty finding this any time, even from another room. 11- No goofy "rotating whisker brushes" are needed to clean in the corners. The R7070 cleans in the corners extremely well, due to the flat edges & the long 11" brush. On the contrary, the iRobot 980 stirs up dirt with whisker brushes, and often does not pick up the dirt & cat hair the whisker brushes loosened up. 12- You can drive the R7070 by included remote or phone / tablet app. No more bending down every time to position it or move it to another room! This is a HUGE benefit, which the iRobot Top-Of-The-Line 980 cannot do. 13- At just over 3' tall, the R7070 can go places many taller bots cannot. This is a substantial achievement & makes this bot super practical in virtually any circumstance. DISLIKES 1- Magnetic Strips are required to restrict bot access. I STRONGLY prefer the wireless virtual wall "Lighthouse" included with iRobot bots. They are inconspicuous & can be left in place or put away between uses. Why build such a technology marvel as the Samsung R7070 and require outdated magnetic strips to be stuck to your floor or buried below an area rug? This is a deal breaker for me & is the sole reason why I do not plan to add a second R7070 for my 2nd floor. If you try to lay the magnetic strips on the floor temporarily, the R7070 drives over them. 2- Underdeveloped Software. The Samsung Smart Home Software should be updated. Adding the bot to another phone & tablet after first registering it with your phone is a nightmare. Such a disappointment for a wonderful & powerful bot to be hamstrung with weak software. CONCLUSION: The Samsung R7070 is a tremendous achievement in vacuum & technology excellence!! I found it Super Practical in Virtually Any Circumstance! If you can tolerate the magnetic strips & the low performing software, you will be hard pressed to find a better performing robotic vacuum at any price!
I would recommend this to a friend
this little dude gobbles up pet hair!June 15, 2017
First caveat -- I'm not gonna drop my rating because of the app. I'll talk about that later, but I'm focusing on it's actual function. Here's my experience with the robot so far. I'm personifying him a bit because of the way he thoughtfully finds his way around a cluttered room. We have two big dogs and hardwood floors, and we have rugs and runners, so we have dog hair that collects along the walls and in the corners. Also my office is fairly cluttered with chairs and cords on the floor. I was really eager to play with this; it was up and running right away for some test runs. At first it was really clumsy, bumping into things, changing direction, missing spots, but it was fun to watch and it really sucked up stuff right away. I let it fully charge before trying it again. It picked its way around the house. It had trouble with some of our cheap runners, they got tangled up. Half the time the robot was able to untangle itself, other times it called for help. However, I don't know if this is real or if I'm imagining it, but it seemed to learn. After getting hung up on the runners a half dozen times, it figured out a way to get onto the runners and vacuum them without getting tangled. I'm totally amazed that it doesn't get tangled on power cords, but that hasn't been an issue at all. I'm also learning how to unclutter my house... So -- it takes care of those drifts of dog hair in the corners and along the baseboards. It even goes under chairs. Sometimes it pushes the dining chairs around, but that's okay. The canister does fill up, but I'm sure that will reduce as it gets used more frequently since there will be less to pick up. I'm amazed at how much it can suck up out of the livingroom rugs. Get it for that vacuum power and for the convenience of letting it run and keep your floor clean. As for the app -- it was a pain for me to connect it. I use a Google Pixel, and the app just wouldn't connect to the vacuum reliably. I had to keep logging into the app with my Samsung username and password. I finally got the vacuum connected using my Samsung tablet. My phone now shows the vacuum but says it's disconnected. but the vacuum does send alarms to my phone when it gets stuck or when I pick it up. The Wi-Fi functionality is frustrating. Overall, this thing is awesome and I'm looking forward to using it long term.
I would recommend this to a friend
Buy the geek squad protection planJune 30, 2017
These is my 3rd unit, the first one lasted about 20 min and was out of battery and the second one start with an error code at the 30 days after purchase, so when I got the replacement from bestbuy I decided to spend a little more more money in the protection plan
I would recommend this to a friend
I May Soon Be Replaced By A Robot - ALMOSTJune 21, 2017
Not having any prior experience with robot vacuums I eagerly looked forward to see what the Samsung POWERbot™ R7070 Robot Vacuum could do cleaning the floors in my home. I looked forward to evaluating 21st Century technology paired with a powerful vacuum in order to save me time and enhance my floor cleaning. The POWERbot pulled up dirt, dust, and sand from my floors with its powerful turbine, it did not disappoint me. As I took it out of the box I was immediately impressed. The Samsung POWERbot is ruggedly built and well-designed. It is packaged with: Quick Start Guide Comprehensive User Manual Battery Recharge Docking Station Power Cord Battery Charger Remote Controller – Two AAA batteries are included Another Spare Re-Usable and Washable Filter Magnetic Boundary Tape Warranty Information – One Year It is approximately 11 ½ inches wide and has a self-cleaning rotary, cleaning brush. The POWERbot is well-balanced over two large wheels, which easily climbed over my transitions from hard-surfaced floors to carpeting. The dust bin capacity is a tad under one and one-half cups (11.27 oz), but so easy to empty and clean. It features a washable and re-usable filter (a spare is also furnished). I finally had to wash the filter after eight times of whole house vacuuming. It is Wi-Fi enabled on the 2.4 Ghz radio band. You must have a Samsung Account, which you can process by downloading the Free Smart Phone App from Google Play or Apple App Store depending on your Smart Phone. I already had a Samsung Account on my Samsung Smart Phone, so the set-up, product registration, and Wi-Fi connectivity to my Home Network was very easy following the instructions in the User Manual. Please note that you can always use the furnished Remote without a Wi-Fi connection as long as the Remote is within site and height limits. The POWERbot can be controlled three ways – the on-board, touch-controls on the face of the unit, by the Remote, and, or the Smart Home App on your Smart Phone. It is fairly obvious that the Samsung Smart home App is a 'work-in-progress'. In fact I just downloaded an 'upgrade' to the App today. However, I prefer my Smart Phone over the Remote since I always carry it with me. Additionally, the Smart Home App gives me more information and a visual control screen, which allows me more flexibility. After using this POWERbot for over a week, I believe the 'Visionary Mapping' feature of this unit gets better at digitizing out the layout of my whole house each time it is used. The on-board digital camera coupled with its nine sensors appear to be more efficient after completing several auto cleaning schedules. It gets done quicker and does not bump into as much furniture as the very first time. I love the end result, clean floors and less work for me. WooHoo! I may soon be replaced by this POWERbot – almost. I am still going to need my old upright vacuum for places the POWERbot cannot get too, behind and under furniture, stairs, shelf dusting, and upholstery. But this baby does about ninety percent of the work. Welcome to robotics and 21stCentury Technology. Thank You, Samsung. The POWERbot saves me valuable time and vastly cuts down on my chores of vacuuming routinely. Win, Win for me. YooHoo! The POWERbot is designed for daily or frequent, routine vacuuming. It does not have a weekday schedule. Once you set the scheduled times it will be on a daily-basis, only. However, by using the Smart Home App connected to your home Wi-Fi network, you can remotely change at any time during the week or change the POWERbot schedule at home or away. For instance, If you are away, or, at work and discover unexpected company may arrive before you get home – you can remotely turn your unit 'ON' and let it do its thing at the time you want it too using your Smart Home App. Just enable the 'One-Time' schedule instead of changing the daily times it may already be set for. Important to Note – Using the POWERbot does require some floor prep to be efficient. Loose electrical cords, magazines, clothing, or toys anywhere on your floors may stop and even damage this unit. Water or any liquids on the floors is also a No-No. Using the POWERbot has helped me to reduce the clutter off of my floors. There are three separate, programmable cleaning modes, Auto, Spot, and Manual. There is also a Repeat mode, which will clean continually until the battery is exhausted. For daily, scheduled vacuuming times I use the Auto mode. There are also three Suction Power modes, Turbo, Normal, and Quiet. The first time I used the Turbo mode, but since I vacuum daily, I now use the Normal mode. When my Grandchildren were over I got to use the Spot cleaning mode to pick up crumbs from PB&J sammies along with some potato chip bits. To Spot clean you must place the POWERbot in the center of the area to be cleaned as it travels an outward path from that point, approximately six feet by six feet, then stops. It is important for good operation to place your docking station as centrally located as you can. I moved my docking station several times before the POWERbot could easily find it using its Infrared Technology sensors. Important to note that the Infrared sensor cannot 'see' black or very dark colors, so avoid those areas when placing your docking station. It took approximately three hours to fully charge my unit from LOW Battery. In Auto mode at Normal Suction the POWERbot lasts approximately one hour. In Turbo mode maybe around twenty-five minutes, and, in Quiet mode the User Manual says approximately ninety minutes. I have not used the Quiet mode yet. One other point – shut your ceiling fans OFF when vacuuming in Auto mode. I left mine ON and the POWERbot only cleaned around the area of the turning fan. Maybe it can't see the ceiling with the digital camera while the fan's blades are rotating, not sure? Just shut them OFF while vacuuming, and no problem. I love how powerful this unit is and the technology, which makes it such a Smart Robot. In summary, the Samsung POWERbot can replace me without question. Wish it could 'do windows'. I think Seniors would like the POWERbot since it minimizes a cleaning chore without the danger and hassle of tangled cords to deal with, or, trip over. It also is 'Arthritis-Friendly' since it helps Arthritic Seniors avoid pushing heavy upright vacuums frequently. Does the POWEREbot sound like a great gift for someone 'special' on your list? I would highly recommend the POWERbot, especially to folks, who value their time, and want to make their whole home 'smarter'. It certainly isn't for everyone, but it is a great choice for those, whose lifestyle supports robotic tech, convenience, and enhanced, care-free floor cleaning.
I would recommend this to a friend
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