|Mapping / Path planning||no|
|Automatically Docks and Recharges||yes|
|Noise Level||65 db|
|Side Brushes (one or two)||2 pcs|
|Battery Capacity||2600 mAh|
|Run time||100 min|
|Charging Time||240 min|
|Rated Power (Watts)||25 W|
|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|
|Digital Blocked Area||no|
|Manual movement control||yes|
|Selected Room Cleaning||no|
|Anti-drop / Cliff Sensor||yes|
|Full Bin Indicator||no|
|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|
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
- 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.
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.