iRobot Roomba 690

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iRobot Roomba 690 technical specifications
Runtime 60 min
Suction Power N/A
Сleaning Area 1830 ft2 / 170 m2
Dustbin capacity 300 ml
Noise Level 68 db
Scheduling
IR Remote Control
Mapping / Path planning
Wet Mopping
Good for Carpets
HEPA Filter
Wi-Fi / Smartphone App
Virtual Wall
LCD display
Amazon Alexa Support
Google Assistant Support
Full Bin indicator
Carpet Boost
Anti-drop / Cliff Sensor
Dirt Detect
Recharge & Resume
Battery Capacity 1800 mAh
Charging Time 120 min
Barrier-cross Height
Robot Weight 7.72 lbs / 3.5 kg
Width 12.99 in / 33 cm
Height 3.66 in / 9.3 cm
Warranty 12 months
Side Brushes (one or two) 1 pcs

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

Roomba 690 can be controlled by manually pressing its buttons on the lid or using the smartphone app. iRobot Home app allows to schedule the robot, stop and start cleaning. After the battery runs out of energy, 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 robot doesn't have path planning feature. It comes with a random pattern that takes a little bit longer to clean compared to devices with "mapping" feature. However, it still good for small or medium homes.

Control the device with your smartphone

The iRobot Roomba 690 comes with the app and supports Wi-Fi that allows 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 300 ml dustbin means you have to empty it from dirt and dust more often.

Doesn't get stuck

The design allows it to clean on low and medium-pile carpets without getting stuck.

HEPA filtration

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

Doesn't have Wet Mopping Feature

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

Noise Level

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

Battery Capacity

The robot equipped with a small 1800 mAh battery, it lasts not that long as an average robot vacuum (but still can run longer if the robot has not very strong suction power).

Can be scheduled for specific time

The scheduling function allows programming 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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