iRobot Roomba 980

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iRobot Roomba 980 technical specifications
Runtime 120 min
Suction Power 1700 Pa
Сleaning Area 1991 ft2 / 185 m2
Dustbin capacity 600 ml
Noise Level 70 db
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
Mapping Sensor Type camera
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh
Charging Time 120 min
Barrier-cross Height
Robot Weight 8.69 lbs / 3.94 kg
Width 13.90 in / 35.3 cm
Height 3.60 in / 9.14 cm
Warranty 12 months
Side Brushes (one or two) 1 pcs

Roomba 980 is the latest flagman robot from iRobot family. It is equipped with a dirt sensor that finds the dirtiest area and provides thoughtful cleaning. Along with that, Roomba 980 has carpet boost option that maximizes its suction power up to 10 times once Roomba understands it stands on carpeting surface. Its Adapt 2.0 Navigation with Visual Localization technology based on a camera sensor after the robot creates a map it builds the best cleaning path. The robot has silicon rollers that supposed to work better on a bare floor picking up pet hair on its way.

The iRobot Home app allows viewing the map, where Roomba has been, schedule it etc. Roomba 980 is integrated with Amazon Alexa and Google Home. You can simply ask Alexa or the Google Assistant to start, stop, or dock your robot. With the recharge & resume function, Roomba 980 works for about 120 minutes and gets back to its job after recharging. There is also a dustbin indicator that tells you when you need to empty it.

Get stuck from time to time. Based on what consumers said, Roomba 980 performs on carpets not that good as previous iRobot models that have bristle brush. Also, the dustbin fulls up during every cleaning session and have to be emptied before Roomba finish working.

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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 robot vacuum has a smart algorithm that along with a built-in camera or laser helps it to build an efficient path for better navigation around the cleaning area. This function also prevents collisions with obstacles and clean 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 surface catching dirt and dust from low and medium-pile carpets.

Control the device with your smartphone

The iRobot Roomba 980 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.

Bigger Dustbin Capacity

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

Doesn't get stuck

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

HEPA filtration

iRobot Roomba 980 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.

Powerful Battery

It is equipped with a powerful 3000 mAh battery that lasts longer than the most robot vacuum cleaners.

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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