iRobot Roomba 980 Features
|Mapping / Path planning||yes|
|Mapping Sensor Type||camera|
|Recharge & Resume||yes|
|Automatically Docks and Recharges||yes|
|Noise Level||70 db|
|Side Brushes (one or two)||1 pcs|
|Battery Capacity||3300 mAh|
|Charging Time||120 min|
|Rated Power (Watts)||43 W|
|IR Remote Control||no|
|Wi-Fi / Smartphone App||yes|
|Amazon Alexa Support||yes|
|Google Assistant Support||yes|
|Digital Blocked Area||no|
|Manual movement control||no|
|Anti-drop / Cliff Sensor||yes|
|Full Bin Indicator||yes|
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.
iRobot Roomba 980 accessories
Replacement Parts for IRobot Roomba 800 900 Series 800 805 850 860 861 866 870 880 890 960 964 961 980 Vacuum Cleaner Accessories,1 Set Rollers Debris Extractors,3 Hepa Filters, 3 Side Brushes
Amyehouse 12pcs Replenishement Kit for iRobot Roomba 800 900 Series 805 860 870 871 880 890 960 980 Vacuum Accessories, Replacement Parts with 2 Set Extractors 4 Filters 4 Side Brushes & Screws
Roomba 800 900 Series CHM AeroForce Debris Extractor with Brushes Cleaning Head Module 4419705
Powerextra 3.8Ah Ni-MH Battery Compatible with iRobot Roomba R3 500,600,700,800,900 Series 500 510 530 531 532 535 536 540 550 552 560 570 580 595 600 620 650 660 700 760 770 780 790 800 870 900 980
Roomba Integrated Home Base Charger 500, 600, 700, 800, 900 Series 220v 240v 4415878 870 880 861 980
2pcs VacuumPal Front Caster Wheel for irobot Roomba 980 650 770,Replacement Parts for irobot Roomba 500, 600, 700, 800 and 900 Series Vacuum Cleaner
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