iRobot Roomba 690

Editor's rating:

Pet Hair Score
75 / 100
Carpet Score
77 / 100
Bare Floor Score
72 / 100

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iRobot Roomba 690 specifications

  Main Features
Mapping / Path planning
Automatically Docks and Recharges (88% of robots has this feature)
Noise Level 68 db (Quieter than 14% of robots)
LCD Display
Side Brushes (one or two) 1 pcs
Voice Prompts (22% of robots has this feature)
  Cleaning Features
Suction Power 600 Pa (Stronger than 22% of robots)
Сleaning Area 1830 ft2 / 170 m2
Home Size small
Cleaning Modes auto, spot cleaning
Dustbin Capacity 300 ml
Wet Mopping
Barrier-cross Height 0.63 in / 16 mm
HEPA Filter (54% of robots has this feature)
Сarpet Floor Types low-pile, medium-pile
Bare Floor Types hardwood, marble tile, vynil, ceramic tile, laminate, linoleum
  Battery
Battery Capacity 1800 mAh
Runtime 90 min (Works longer than 46% of robots)
Charging Time 120 min
  Control
Scheduling (88% of robots has this feature)
IR Remote Control
Wi-Fi / Smartphone App (34% of robots has this feature)
Amazon Alexa Support (21% of robots has this feature)
Google Assistant Support (18% of robots has this feature)
Virtual Wall (28% of robots has this feature)
  Sensors
Carpet Boost
Anti-drop / Cliff Sensor (98% of robots has this feature)
Dirt Detect (12% of robots has this feature)
Full Bin Indicator
  Other Specifications
Robot Weight 7.72 lbs / 3.5 kg
Robot Width 12.99 in / 33 cm
Robot Height 3.66 in / 9.3 cm
In the box charging station, line cord, extra filter, cleaning tool, owner’s guide, documentation package, dual-mode virtual wall
Warranty 12 months
Where to buy $299.00 on Amazon

The Roomba 690 is an improved version of the Roomba 650. It is Wi-Fi enabled which allows it to be integrated with Amazon Alexa/Google Home; plus it has a virtual wall in the box. The robot is equipped with anti-drop and anti-collision sensors that manage it as it moves around the room. The unit cleans carpets well picking up pet hair, dust, and dirt on its way. In addition, the Roomba 690 works great on a bare floor. The machine comes with a dirt detect sensor that recognizes the dirtiest areas, then turns on the maximum power to provide thoughtful cleaning.

The Roomba 690 can be controlled by manually pressing the buttons on the lid or by using the smartphone app. The iRobot Home app allows you to schedule the robot, stop, and start cleaning. After the battery runs out of energy, the Roomba 690 automatically returns to its dock to recharge.

roomba 690 working

roomba 690 bottom view

roomba 690 brushes

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Pros & Cons of iRobot Roomba 690

Doesn't Have Mapping / Path Planning Feature

The iRobot Roomba 690 doesn't have a path planning feature. It comes with a random pattern that takes a little bit longer to clean compared to devices with a "mapping" feature. However, it still good for small or medium homes.

Not Too Strong Suction Power

The suction power of the iRobot Roomba 690 is not too strong (600Pa) but is still enough to clean thin carpets/rugs and bare floors. Perfect for mostly bare flooring or mixed surfaces.

Control the device with your smartphone

The iRobot Roomba 690 comes with an app and supports Wi-Fi that allows you to control the robot remotely.

Compatible with Amazon Alexa

Compatibility with the virtual assistant allows managing the vacuum cleaner using voice commands.

Small Dustbin

The small 300ml dustbin means you have to empty it from dirt and dust more often.

HEPA filtration

The iRobot Roomba 690 vacuum has a high-efficiency filtration system that is anti-allergen and removes up to 99.97% of particles with a size of 0.3 µm.

Doesn't have Wet Mopping Feature

This robot vacuum doesn't have a mopping feature and can sweep only.

Noise Level

The device is noisier (compared to other robot vacuums) when operating, even though it is still not as loud as an upright vacuum.

Battery Capacity

The robot is equipped with a small 1800 mAh battery that doesn’t last as long as an average robot vacuum, but it still can run longer even if the robot doesn’t have very strong suction power.

Can be scheduled for specific time

The scheduling function allows programming of the device to clean at a convenient time.

Has a virtual wall function

The virtual wall barrier prevents the robovac from entering an area you don't want it to go.

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