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ECOVACS Deebot N79S Features

  Main Features
Mapping / Path planning no
Automatically Docks and Recharges yes
Noise Level 65 db
LCD Display no
Side Brushes (one or two) 2 pcs
Voice Prompts no
  Cleaning Features
Suction Power 1000 Pa
–°leaning Area 1076 ft2 / 100 m2
Dustbin Capacity 450 ml
Automatic Dirt Disposal no
Wet Mopping no
Barrier-cross Height 0.55 in / 14 mm
HEPA Filter yes
Washable Filter no
Battery Capacity 2600 mAh
Run time 100 min
Charging Time 240 min
Rated Power (Watts) 25 W
Scheduling yes
IR Remote Control yes
Wi-Fi / Smartphone App yes
Wi-Fi Frequency Bands 2.4 GHz
Amazon Alexa Support yes
Google Assistant Support yes
Magnetic/Optical Virtual Walls no
  App Features
Real-time tracking no
Digital Blocked Area no
Zoned cleaning no
Multi-floor maps no
Manual movement control yes
Selected Room Cleaning no
No-mop zones N/A
Carpet Boost no
Anti-drop / Cliff Sensor yes
Dirt Detect no
Full Bin Indicator no
Other Specifications
Robot Weight 9.48 lbs / 4.3 kg
Robot Width 13.90 in / 35.3 cm
Robot Height 3.11 in / 7.9 cm
In the box remote control, main brush, 2 side brushes, docking station
Release Date Feb 2018
Warranty 12 months

Product Description

Everyone on Amazon loves the ECOVACS Deebot N79 which has prompted the manufacturer to produce an upgraded version that is Wi-Fi enabled and has Amazon Alexa/Google Home integration - the ECOVACS Deebot N79S. The newest version get a maximum mode that is supposed to deep clean the dirtiest areas. The two side brushes help to clean corners better by sweeping all the dust and dirt and transferring it to dustbin. The strong suction power gets the dustbin full after every cleaning session. The robot doesn't come with a smart navigation which means that the N79S will not remember where it's been. You can control your robot manually by pressing the buttons on the lid, through its IR remote control. You are able to use the app or simple voice commands if you own a smart home assistant. After its battery's energy runs out, the robot goes back to its docking station to recharge.

The machine performs great on a bare floor and thin carpets. The main cleaning brush picks up dust, dirt, pet hair and other smart particulars and send it to the dustbox.

The ECOVACS App requires 2.4G Hz Wi-Fi. Please make sure you set an additional channel on your router at this speed.


  • Good performance on carpets that are not thicker than 14 mm
  • Decent battery life
  • Perform well on hardwood
  • Compatible with Alexa and Google Home
  • Budget


  • Does not clean thicker carpets

For a price of around $250 with Amazon Alexa/Google Home integration, the ECOVACS Deebot N79S is one of the best offers on the market so far.

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Questions and Answers

Question 1: How does it handle pet fur?

Answer: The DEEBOT N79S is good on bare flooring but not going at picking up pet hair on carpet, only on some thin carpets with no deep cleaning.

Question 2: What's the difference between deebot n79 and deebot n79s?

Answer: The N79S supports Wi-Fi and is integrated with Amazon Alexa / Google Home.

Question 3: Does it work on black carpet?

Answer: The DEEBOT does not work on black carpet since its sensors think the robot is going to fall off making the cleaner avoid it.

Question 4: Does it work in cluttered houses? Can I set virtual boundaries?

Answer: The DEEBOT does not support virtual boundaries. It could work in a cluttered house because of cliff and anti-collision sensors, it recognizes obstacles and does its best to avoid that but it's better to pick up small things and cords from the floor.

Question 5: Can the robot be used without the app?

Answer: Yes, the ECOVACS can be working without the app by pressing the physical buttons on top of the robot

Question 6: Is the filter washable?

Answer: There is a blue fine mesh screen and a foam pad, both are washable. It also has a paper filter which is not washable, but replaceable.

Question 7: Does it remember my home layout?

Answer: The N79S does not remember your floor plan.

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