Roborock T6 vs. iRobot Roomba 960 Comparison


Roborock T6

Roborock T6

Rating:
SRR Score: 120

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iRobot Roomba 960

iRobot Roomba 960

Rating:
SRR Score: 104

$449.00 Amazon


Comparison Chart

  Main Features Roborock T6 iRobot Roomba 960
Mapping / Path planning yes yes
Mapping Sensor Type LDS camera
High-Precision Map yes yes
Recharge & Resume yes yes
Automatically Docks and Recharges yes yes
Noise Level 50 db 65 db
LCD Display no no
Side Brushes (one or two) 1 pcs 1 pcs
Voice Prompts yes yes
  Cleaning Features
Suction Power 2000 Pa 900 Pa
Сleaning Area 2691 ft2 / 250 m2 1615 ft2 / 150 m2
Dustbin Capacity 500 ml 600 ml
Automatic Dirt Disposal no no
Wet Mopping yes no
Water Tank Capacity 160 ml -
Barrier-cross Height 0.79 in / 20 mm 0.79 in / 20 mm
HEPA Filter yes yes
Washable Filter yes no
  Battery
Battery Capacity 5200 mAh 2600 mAh
Run time 150 min 75 min
Charging Time 150 min 120 min
Rated Power (Watts) 58 W 30 W
  Control
Scheduling yes yes
IR Remote Control no no
Wi-Fi / Smartphone App yes yes
Wi-Fi Frequency Bands 2.4 GHz 2.4 GHz
Amazon Alexa Support no yes
Google Assistant Support no yes
Magnetic/Optical Virtual Walls no yes
  App Features
Real-time tracking N/A no
Digital Blocked Area yes no
Zoned cleaning yes no
Multi-floor maps yes no
Manual movement control yes no
Selected Room Cleaning yes no
  Sensors
Carpet Boost yes no
Anti-drop / Cliff Sensor yes yes
Dirt Detect no yes
Full Bin Indicator no yes
Other Specifications
Robot Weight 7.94 lbs / 3.6 kg 8.38 lbs / 3.8 kg
Robot Width 13.78 in / 35 cm 13.78 in / 35 cm
Robot Height 3.78 in / 9.6 cm 3.50 in / 8.9 cm
In the box charging dock, power cable, water tank, mop, user manual, warranty card charging station, line cord, extra filter, cleaning tool, owner’s guide, documentation package, dual-mode virtual wall, extra side brush
Warranty 12 months 12 months

The Roborock S6 and Viomi V2 are two newest robot vacuums released recently that look very promising considering the price and the given features. Both beasts have great features such as strong suction, wet mopping, lidar-based smart navigation, app control which allows you to set restricted areas and perform zoned cleaning. Recently, we have an opportunity to test and review the Roborock S6 and I want to tell you that it a very powerful and smart device. Despite the low price of $369.99 for the Viomi V2, is it a better choice than the more expensive Roborock S6 with a $569.99 price tag? In this article, I will try to compare the main features of both robot vacuum cleaners, show you the pros and cons of each model.

Viomi 2 vs. Roborock S6: which one is better?

The Roborock S6 has everything we loved in the previous S5 model and some improved and new features. It has a better ARM processor than the previous model and much faster and accurate navigation, it knows your home and where exactly it should clean with an improved water tank and advanced mapping. 

The Viomi V2 is the first device in Viomi model line that uses an LDS sensor (or lidar) to scan your house and to build a precise map. And if Roborock knows how to produce a decent robot cleaner since they already made a few successful robot vacuums, Viomi is a bit new in this area.

Both models can mop and sweep, support zoned cleaning and restricted areas, build an accurate map, etc. So are there any other things to consider buying the Viomi V2 over the Roborock S6? What makes the Roborock S6 one of the smartest in this price segment?

Roborock S6 vs. Viomi V2 comparison chart

Specs Roborock S6
Roborock S6
Viomi 2 Robot vacuum
Viomi V2
Suction power 2,000 Pa 2,150 Pa
Airflow velocity *(our measurement) 15 CFM 23 CFM
Battery life 150 min 120 min
Recharge & Resume yes yes
Battery capacity 5,200 mAh 3,200 mAh
Mapping technology Lidar + SLAM Lidar + SLAM
Multi-floor storing yes (up to 3 maps) no
Wet mopping yes yes
Water supply adjustment 2 modes (switch on the water tank) 3 modes (can be selected in the app)
Water tank size 150 ml 560 ml
Dustbin capacity 500 ml 600 ml
Climbing ability 0.79 in / 20 mm 0.79 in / 20 mm
Noise level 45-64 dB 47-69 dB
Alexa/Google Home support yes no
Washable HEPA filtration yes yes
Restricted (blocked) areas yes yes
Zoned cleaning yes yes
Carpet boost yes no
Sensors 14 10
Room recognition yes yes
Separate room cleaning yes yes
Warranty 24 months 12 months
Price $649.99 Amazon
$569.99 Gearbest
$369.99 GearBest

Features the Viomi V2 and Roborock S6 share

  • HEPA filtration

Both are equipped with a washable HEPA filter and are safe for those who suffer from asthma and allergy. 

  • Real-time tracking

Both can be tracked in real-time. In the app, there is an ability to watch the robot building a map.

Viomi (Mi Home beta app) vs Roborock app: main screen comparison
Viomi (Mi Home beta app) vs Roborock app: main screen comparison
  • Water level control

For the Viomi V2, you can set the level of water dripping depending on your mopping needs. For everyday cleaning choose a low volume if you need to remove stubborn stains and make the robot mop the whole floor - set the high volume settings.

As for the Roborock S6, you can adjust the dripping water speed by toggling a switch on the water tank.

Roborock S6 changing water dripping speed

  • Great climbing ability

Each of them can cross a 20 mm obstacle; thus they are perfect for thicker carpets.

  • Restricted Areas / Zoned cleaning

Both models support setting restricted areas, zoned cleaning, and selected room cleaning option.

Viomi V2 (left) and Roborock (right): virtual walls and no-go zones settings
Viomi V2 (left) and Roborock (right): virtual walls and no-go zones settings
Zoned cleaning setting
Zoned cleaning setting

Viomi V2 and Roborock S6: bottom view

Roborock S6 glance

Roborock S6: what in the box

The Roborock S6 took all the great features users loved about the Roborock S5 and added new options.

It delivers the same 2,000 Pa of suction, has the same 20 mm clearance and dustbin size but got quieter than the older model.

The Roborock S6 automatically divides the created map into the rooms after finishing cleaning

The robot vacuum cleaner identifies carpet surface and boosts suction power providing deeper cleaning.

The app supports restricted areas, zoned cleaning and the newest feature - scheduling the robot to work within a certain room at a specific room.

The robot is also perfect for bigger houses thanks to the multiple mapping storage.

Get the Roborock S6 if you...:

  • Live in a big house. Thanks to the longest-lasting battery and resumption the Roborock is perfect for big homes.
  • Your home is mostly covered with carpets. Because of the strong suction, good clearance and carpet identification, the S6 provides deeper cleaning on thicker carpets.
  • Have a pet. Even though the S6 does not have a big dustbox, it's cleaning brush has detachable parts that make cleaning it from pet hair easier. And strong suction picks up pet hair even on thicker carpets.
  • Live in a multiple level house.
  • Want a powerful robot vacuum cleaner that does not make lots of noises.
  • Someone in your family or you suffer from an allergy.
  • Want mopping. Yes, the Roborock S6 has a smaller water tank but if you don't have lots of space with no carpets - the newest water level control and a few types of the mopping pads would be very useful.

Another thing worth mentioning about Roborock is customer support. They respond quickly and are always ready to solve any issue. You can either contact them via Facebook or official email:

US SUPPORT: support@roborock.com

EUROPE SUPPORT: support@roborock-eu.com

The Roborock S6 also comes with a two-year warranty while other robots normally have a one-year warranty.


Viomi V2 glance

Viomi V2: what in the box

The robot is equipped with ten sensors that help it to navigate including the LDS laser that scans the surroundings to build the map of the floor which makes navigation more efficient.

Viomi claims the Viomi V2 has the highest suction power of 2,150 Pa when Roborock claims their S6 model has 2,000 Pa of suction power.

The Viomi is equipped with a big water tank and dustbin. The big dust container is better for pet owners. Still not the biggest and we would recommend getting it empty after every cleaning, but at least you don't have to clean the dust and dirt in the middle of the cleaning cycle.

In mopping mode, the Viomi follows a Y-shape path thanks to which it goes over the same spots a few times. The app allows switching water dripping level from low to high depending on your needs. I would recommend setting it on a high level no matter you want the robot to do heavy mopping or just remove dust.

The Viomi V2 follows a Y-shape path in mopping mode and supports water flow control in the app.

The Viomi V2 is great for homes with mostly bare flooring thanks to the 560 ml water tank. Most of the robot vacuums have 150-300 ml containers.

Viomi V2 Mopping test

The app supports zoned cleaning and digital virtual walls which is presented in a few models that are based on the LDS sensor.

The app also has a secondary cleaning feature which means the robot will go clean the same area twice. We have not seen it in any other robot vacuum before, some of them allow setting cleaning twice or three times when choosing zoned cleaning while the Viomi can vacuum the whole place twice if needed. 

Get the Viomi V2 if you...:

  • Don't have carpets and want the mopping feature the Viomi V2 would be better since it covers more when mopping before the container gets dry.
  • Have more than one pet. The container is big enough to hold more pet hair.
  • Your home is covered with thin carpets.

Price & where to buy


Wrap It Up

Both models are great at cleaning carpets and bare flooring. However, since we got to test both of them there is something you should know about.

The Viomi V2 has a raw app. It has some features that don’t work and the app itself is not intuitive. Even though the Viomi has some nice options the Roborock S6 does not, it makes the robot not suitable for those who actually are going to use the app. We hope the app will get some updates and things would be better. Also, the Viomi is not integrated with Amazon Alexa or Google Home.

On the other hand, the Roborock app has more features, it stores three maps and can be scheduled to work in a particular room. Overall, the app is more smooth and user-friendly.

Also, we put both of them through a heavy test with sand on a medium-pile carpet and figured out the Viomi V2 was not able to pick up most of the sand. Of course, it is an extreme condition and you will not have your place this dirty. In real life, the Viomi V2 does a decent job on carpet but not as good as the Roborock.

The cleaning brush is a thing to consider too especially if you have pets or long hair. I do have long hair and the Viomi non-detachable roller is a bit of a headache to me. Don’t get me wrong, the Roborock S5 has a similar brush but since hair tends to get stuck in the edges it becomes challenging to get it untangled. Unlike the Roborock S6 brush that is disassembled and much easier to maintain.

Mopping is an option many people want a robot vacuum to have. The Roborock S6 has a smaller water tank but it can do mopping and sweeping at the same time so you don’t have to vacuum first. Theoretically, the Viomi V2 also can do both things at a time by attaching mopping pad and a cloth but in this case, you need to damp the cloth manually and it won’t be wet for too long. Because of the Y-shape and water level control in the app, the Viomi performs better at mopping. But if you have a big cleaning area without carpets, the Viomi would be a better choice. The Viomi might be one of the best robot mops on the market to date.

Also, keep in mind that the Roborock S6 is much quieter than the Viomi V2. The Viomi V2 reminds me of the Roborock S5 that is noisy in MAX mode. While the Roborock S6 can clean in the same room as you are and won’t distract you, the Viomi will definitely be more noticeable.

Consider customer support as a thing too. While it is pretty clear how to contact Roborock and get some help, it is challenging to reach Viomi if you have any issues.

To Conclude

The Viomi V2 is the right option for those who are looking for a robot vacuum under $500 with strong suction, efficient mopping, and good build quality. The robot is ideal for average homes with thin and some medium-pile carpets. If you don’t mind the app that might not be as polished as the Roborock app, and none of your family has long hair, get the Viomi. If you want better mopping, get the Viomi. The Viomi V2 is a decent vacuum cleaner that performs great at mopping but is not good for pet and long human hair nor carpet.

Roborock S6 is the best option for those who live in a big house with more than one level. It is quiet and does a superb job on carpets. If you are looking for a premium robot vacuum that would have the best navigation in the industry, go with the Roborock S6. The app is easy to use and very minimalist. If you have pets, you will love the new cleaning brush with detachable parts. The Roborock S6 is ideal for large homes, thin and medium-pile carpets, and bare flooring. If you want some additional options like carpet identification, if you live in a multiple-store house and are ready to spend some extra — go with the Roborock S6.

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