Comparing Shark ION ROBOT 750 vs. Shark ION R85 (RV850)

Shark ION ROBOT R75 (RV750)

Shark ION ROBOT R75 (RV750)

SRR Score: 48

$138.93 Amazon

Shark ION R85 (RV850)

Shark ION R85 (RV850)

SRR Score: 56

$349.98 Amazon

Comparison Chart

  Main Features Shark ION ROBOT R75 (RV750) Shark ION R85 (RV850)
Mapping / Path planning no no
Mapping Sensor Type - -
High-Precision Map no no
Recharge & Resume no no
Automatically Docks and Recharges yes yes
Noise Level 62 db 62 db
LCD Display no no
Side Brushes (one or two) 2 pcs 2 pcs
Voice Prompts no no
  Cleaning Features
Suction Power 1000 Pa 1400 Pa
–°leaning Area 969 ft2 / 90 m2 969 ft2 / 90 m2
Dustbin Capacity 380 ml 600 ml
Automatic Dirt Disposal no no
Wet Mopping no no
Water Tank Capacity - -
Barrier-cross Height
HEPA Filter yes yes
Washable Filter no no
Battery Capacity 2600 mAh 2550 mAh
Run time 70 min 60 min
Charging Time 180 min 180 min
Rated Power (Watts) N/A 35 W
Scheduling yes yes
IR Remote Control no yes
Wi-Fi / Smartphone App yes yes
Wi-Fi Frequency Bands 2.4 GHz 2.4 GHz
Amazon Alexa Support yes yes
Google Assistant Support yes yes
Magnetic/Optical Virtual Walls yes no
  App Features
Real-time tracking no no
Digital Blocked Area no no
Zoned cleaning no no
Multi-floor maps no no
Manual movement control no no
Selected Room Cleaning no no
Carpet Boost no no
Anti-drop / Cliff Sensor yes yes
Dirt Detect no no
Full Bin Indicator no no
Other Specifications
Robot Weight 5.29 lbs / 2.4 kg 7.94 lbs / 3.6 kg
Robot Width 12.60 in / 32 cm 12.48 in / 31.7 cm
Robot Height 2.60 in / 6.6 cm 3.39 in / 8.6 cm
In the box 2 extra side brushes, filter, charging dock, 9 feet of botboundary, 2 botboundary connectors, cleaning tool 2 side brushes, HEPA filter, the charging dock, 8 ft. of BotBoundary strips, remote control with batteries, product manual, the quick starting guide
Warranty 12 months 12 months

The Shark ION 750 (RV750) and the newer ION R85 (RV850) have a similar design and specifications but there are also some differences between the two. The biggest downside of the Shark ION robots is the battery life. They can last up to 60-70 minutes which does not make them suitable for bigger homes.

The Shark ION R75 and R85 are not suitable for big homes

The newer model has a bigger dustbin (380 ml vs. 600 ml). Also, the R85 can work on dark carpets which is rare among robot vacuums.

Because of HEPA filtration, the Shark ION is safe for allergy and asthma sufferers

Compared to the R75, the newer ION is more powerful having 1,400 Pa vs. 1,000 Pa. This would not be enough for medium-pile carpets but the robot can provide good performance on low-pile carpets. Because of MAX cleaning mode, the R85 can deliver more pascals.

The new Shark R85 has an upgraded navigation system that is more sensitive to obstacles and objects.

To sum up:

The Shark ION R75 (RV750) is a good budget robot suitable for hard floors and occasional low-pile carpets and rugs. It costs about $100 less than the ION R85 but if you don’t have carpets or you want a robot as an addition to your powerful traditional vacuum, you can go with the Shark ION R75.

The Shark ION R85 is a nice robot for homes with low-pile carpets and hard floors. Also if you have pets, it will be able to hold more hair. Because of the upgraded bnavigation system, it is better for homes with more furniture.

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