iRobot Roomba 980

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iRobot Roomba 980 specifications

  Main Features
Mapping / Path planning
Mapping Sensor Type camera
Recharge & Resume
Automatically Docks and Recharges
Noise Level 70 db
LCD Display
Side Brushes (one or two) 1 pcs
Voice Prompts
  Cleaning Features
Suction Power 1700 Pa
Сleaning Area 1991 ft2 / 185 m2
Home Size medium, big
Cleaning Modes auto, spot, carpet boost
Dustbin Capacity 600 ml
Wet Mopping
Barrier-cross Height 0.79 in / 20 mm
HEPA Filter
Сarpet Floor Types low-pile, medium-pile
Bare Floor Types hardwood, vynil, marble tile, ceramic tile, laminate, linoleum
  Battery
Battery Capacity 3300 mAh
Runtime 120 min
Charging Time 120 min
Rated Power (Watts) 43 W
  Control
Scheduling
IR Remote Control
Wi-Fi / Smartphone App
Amazon Alexa Support
Google Assistant Support
Virtual Wall
  App Features
Digital Blocked Area
Zoned cleaning
Multi-floor maps
Manual movement control
  Sensors
Carpet Boost
Anti-drop / Cliff Sensor
Dirt Detect
Full Bin Indicator
  Other Specifications
Robot Weight 8.69 lbs / 3.94 kg
Robot Width 13.90 in / 35.3 cm
Robot Height 3.60 in / 9.14 cm
In the box charging station, line cord, extra side brush, 2 dual mode virtual wall barriers with batteries, extra filter
Warranty 12 months
Where to buy $838.99 on Amazon

The Roomba 980 is the latest flagman robot from the iRobot family. It comes equipped with an upgraded dirt sensor that finds the dirtiest area and provides deep cleaning. Along with this, the Roomba 980 has a carpet boost option that maximizes its suction power up to 10 times once the Roomba understands it is on a carpeted surface. Its iAdapt 2.0 Navigation with Visual Localization technology is based on a camera sensor. After the robot creates a map, it builds the best cleaning path. The robot has silicon rollers that are supposed to work better on a bare floor and are ideal for pet hair.

The Roomba 980 comes with virtual walls that keep it from places the robot should not cross.

The iRobot Home app allows start/stop the robot, see cleaning history, scheduling it, etc. Roomba 980 is integrated with Amazon Alexa and Google Home. You can just ask Alexa or the Google Assistant to start, stop, or dock your robot. With the recharge & resume function, the Roomba 980 works for about 120 minutes, gets back to recharge and continue cleaning when it's done charging. A dustbin indicator tells you when you need to empty it.

If you have pets, the dustbin fills up during every cleaning session and has to be emptied before the Roomba finishes working.

Best the of Roomba 980

  • Decent battery life
  • Tangle-free rollers
  • Virtual walls included in the box
  • Great bare floors performance
  • Works well on carpeted surface (low and medium-pile ones)
  • Compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Home
  • Carpet boost provides deep cleaning

What could be better

  • The robot is loud
  • It gets stuck occasionally
  • The map disappears after every cleaning, the Roomba 980 creates a new one every time when it starts cleaning.

iRobot Roomba 980 maintenance

Even the best robots require some maintenance the Roomba 980 is no exception. Regularly check the side sweeper, it might get some hair wrapped around. Monitor sensors, they should be clean from dust to help the Roomba move around. Even though the rollers are tangle-free, it would be great if you look after them once in a while. It is very important to keep the filter and dustbin clean.

It will take a few minutes a week to look after your Roomba to keep it alive longer.

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Pros & Cons of iRobot Roomba 980

Long Runtime

This robot operates longer on one charge than an average robot vacuum. It suitable for medium or bigger houses.

Mapping & Smart Navigation

This iRobot Roomba 980 has a smart algorithm that along with a built-in camera or laser helps it build an efficient path for better navigation around the cleaning area. This function also prevents collisions with obstacles and cleans the house from 2 to 5 times faster than a robot without path planning.

Strong suction power

The powerful motor with 1700Pa suction power can clean carpeting, and catching dirt and dust from low and medium-pile carpets.

Control the device with your smartphone

The iRobot Roomba 980 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.

Bigger Dustbin Capacity

It equipped with bigger 600 ml dustbin, which means the robot can clean without needing to be emptied.

HEPA filtration

The iRobot Roomba 980 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.

Powerful Battery

It is equipped with a powerful 3300 mAh battery that lasts longer than most robot vacuum cleaners.

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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