|Main Features||Shark ION ROBOT R75 (RV750)||Shark ION R85 (RV850)|
|Mapping / Path planning||no||no|
|Mapping Sensor Type||-||-|
|Recharge & Resume||no||no|
|Automatically Docks and Recharges||yes||yes|
|Noise Level||62 db||62 db|
|Side Brushes (one or two)||2 pcs||2 pcs|
|Suction Power||1000 Pa||1400 Pa|
|Сleaning Area||969 ft2 / 90 m2||969 ft2 / 90 m2|
|Dustbin Capacity||380 ml||600 ml|
|Automatic Dirt Disposal||no||no|
|Water Tank Capacity||-||-|
|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|
|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|
|Digital Blocked Area||no||no|
|Manual movement control||no||no|
|Selected Room Cleaning||no||no|
|Anti-drop / Cliff Sensor||yes||yes|
|Full Bin Indicator||no||no|
|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.
What has been improved?
- A bigger dustbin
- Stronger suction power
- The newer model has a MAX cleaning mode to provide deeper cleaning on low-pile carpets
- Has an upgraded navigation system.
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.