360 S7 Hands-On Review: The Smartest Robot Vacuum Under $500

Review of:
360 S7
Brand name:
360
Model:
S7
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Rating:
Published On:
June 14, 2019
Edited On:
August 22, 2019

Summary

The 360 S7 has very strong suction the likes of which we have never seen before. It has a great build quality, a nice minimalist design, a lot of smart features available in the app and very good cleaning performance on any type of floor. The robot is ideal for those who live in a big house with one or more floors with a mixed surface of bare floors and carpets (not shaggy ones), and for those who have pets. If you are looking for a decent robot vacuum that has smart features, is suitable for more than a one-floor house, has extra power and can do mopping, I would definitely recommend this robot vacuum since it beats all the competitors with the same or an even higher price.

Qihoo 360 is a Chinese internet security company well known for its antivirus software. It is a relatively new player on the robot vacuum cleaners market. They released their first robot vacuum a year ago, and today, they have three models that are highly rated by customers and reviewers. Recently, we reviewed the 360 S6 and S5 models; now, we are going to talk about the latest and most powerful 360 S7 robot vacuum cleaner.

The 360 S7 is a high-end device that can compete with the flagship robot vacuums available on the market. With a price under $460 (or $399 with the coupon code GB-360S7), it is a good alternative to the more expensive iRobot Roomba i7 / s9, Neato D7 and Roborock S6, since it offers almost the same or even better features at a lower price. We conducted a lot of tests on the 360 S7, and in this review, we will share our thoughts about this device.

Accessories that come in the box with the 360 S7
Accessories that come in the box with the 360 S7

Appearance and build quality

360 produces high-quality robot vacuums, and the 360 S7 is no exception. All 360 robot vacuums have an average rating of 4.5 stars on Amazon. I have always liked the minimalist design, and the S7 meets my expectations.

360 S7 appearance
360 S7 appearance

It looks almost the same as the previous model 360 S5 that we reviewed recently. The 360 S7 has an amazing gold accent on top, which looks beautiful.

All three models compared: 360 S6, S5, and S7
All three models compared: 360 S7, S5, and S6

Unlike the S5, the S7 has a mopping attachment, so it can sweep and mop your floors at the same time. On the top is a tower, where a laser distance sensor (also known as Lidar or LDS) is located. The lidar rotates ~2000 times per minute scanning the surroundings.

The Lidar sensor, start/stop, and recharge buttons
The Lidar sensor, start/stop, and recharge buttons

In addition, there is a bunch of other sensors:

  • cliff sensors protect the device from falling off stairs
  • proximity and anti-collision sensors located on the soft front bumper help to avoid collisions with furniture and walls
  • a wall sensor helps to get very close to the wall (1 cm) and provides better cleaning along walls
  • an infrared sensor helps find the charging dock
  • dustbin sensor, clogged filter sensor, etc.

Intelligent mapping

Data from the LDS sensor goes to a powerful ARM processor, which uses simultaneous localization and mapping algorithms (SLAM) to build a high-precision map of your house. From my experience, LDS+SLAM based mapping is the most accurate technology used in robot vacuums nowadays. The floorplan map created by the robot looks absolutely the same as your real house layout with an accuracy of up to 98%.

The 360 S7 has a huge advantage compared to other robot vacuums in this price range. It has an intelligent zoning feature. What does this mean? It can automatically divide the map of your house in to separate rooms that you can name later in the app ("kitchen", "bedroom", etc.).

The intelligent zoning (on the right) and the last cleaning report
The intelligent zoning (the left screenshot) and the latest cleaning report

I like this feature so much, and there are only a few models on the market that can do the same, but they are more expensive. Unfortunately, you cannot merge or divide the areas the way you can with the Roborock S6 but at the same time, the Roborock S6 does not support room naming.

When you need to clean only one room or a few selected rooms, you can just tap on them on the map and they will be cleaned. You can also schedule the robot to clean the selected room at a certain time and day of the week. The intelligent zoning works pretty well; the robot recognizes all my rooms.

Another advantage is the ability to store up to 10 different maps, which can be very useful for those with a multi-floor house. Also, you can create a few different maps for different needs. For example, by setting block-off zones, you can let the robot know where carpets are located. This is useful if you want to restrict the robot from going on the carpet when working in mopping mode.

Suction power

We tested the suction power of the S7 with a digital anemometer and were highly surprised by how powerful this device is. Even though the manufacturer claims it delivers 2,000 Pa of suction power,  similar to other powerful robot vacuums, the 360 S7 showed much higher numbers on our tests. Our anemometer showed an air velocity speed of ~950 feet per minute, equivalent to 24.66 CFM.

360 S7 suction power - 24.66 CFM
360 S7 suction power measurement: 950 ft/min wind speed x 0.026099 sq. ft area of the duct = 24.66 CFM

It is the highest suction we have seen so far. According to Vacuum Wars review, the latest Roomba s9 shows 807 ft/min (~22 CFM), but the s9 costs twice as much as the 360 S7. In the latest comparison, the newest ECOVACS DEEBOT OZMO 950 does ~925 feet per minute, which is equivalent to 24.1 CFM, but the Deebot costs about $800. I have no idea how 360 achieves such strong suction, but it's an impressive result for a robotic vacuum cleaner.

Cleaning performance: carpets & hardwood floors

Thanks to strong suction, the 360 S7 cleans carpets very well. It picked up all the debris and dust that we scattered on our carpet. But it was not able to pick up all the hair used for our test. To be honest, after the tests, it was hard to get rid of the hair clogged in the carpet, even with a hand brush and a lot of effort. As we always mention in our reviews, robot vacuum cleaners are not suitable for shaggy or thick carpets. If the carpet is very thick, most likely the robot will not be able to climb on it; and if it can, it doesn't have enough suction to provide deep cleaning.

The 360 S7 has a great climbing ability. I always pay attention to this, since some robot vacuums struggle with crossing my door thresholds or middle-pile carpets. If your doors’ thresholds and carpets are lower than 2 cm, the cleaner should go through them without a problem. We've tested the unit with a 1.5 cm plank, and the robot crossed it very easily.

The manufacturer claims that the 360 S7 has a suction boost feature. This means the robot increases suction when on a carpet; however, we didn't notice it in our test. Who knows, maybe it just can't detect our carpets for some reason. I take my words back, in our further tests, the robot detected carpets and increased suction pretty well; I just forgot to switch the robot to the standard mode in the previous test.

I haven't noticed any problems with cleaning hardwood floors. It picks up everything from dust or scattered flour to bigger debris such as chips and crackers. With the mopping pad attached to the bottom of the robot, it provides even better cleaning on hard floors. In our synthetic test, we scattered lots of debris; and even with such a mess, the robot performed very well. We will publish a video of the cleaning test a little bit later.

Like most similar devices, this robot has a side brush that picks up debris along walls and corners. Since the 360 S7 always goes near walls and corners in a counterclockwise direction, having only one side brush is a pretty reasonable solution.

360 S7 bottom view
360 S7 bottom view: a suction port with the roller brush; side brush; wheels; cliff sensors

Corner cleaning is not perfect, but it was never a problem for me and the 360 S7 performs as well as the other round cleaners in the industry. Like the round-shaped robot vacuums available on the market, the S7 always leaves a small spot in the corner (5x5 cm) that can't be reached by the side brush.

The 360 S7 is equipped with an average-sized dustbin of 550 ml, and it will be enough for most households, if you use the robot a few times per week.

 

If you have pets, you might need to empty it more often. I used to clean the dustbin after one or two cycles. If the dustbin is full and the filter is clogged, it reduces the suction significantly, so keep this in mind and do not forget to empty the dust bin and wash the filter from time to time.

Easy to clean roller brush

The robot uses a mixed rubber & bristle roller brush, very similar to those we have seen in other robot vacuums.

360 s7 roller brush with detachable parts
The roller brush with detachable parts

I like that the roller brush has detachable side parts since it is much easier to remove any tangled hair. There is a tool you can use for cleaning the brush to cut and untangle hair.

The cleaning tool
The cleaning tool and the dustbin hidden under the lid

It is very convenient that there is a special place for the tool under the robot's lid, so you always know where to find it.

Wet mopping function

The 360 S7 has a wet mopping feature. You can easily attach the mopping pad to the bottom of the robot. The mopping pad has a water container and a cloth. It's the same wet mopping feature we have seen in other robot vacuums, and there is nothing special about it: the water drips on the cloth, the robot moves and wipes the floor with it. Some people like the mopping feature based on 360’s technology, while others consider it useless since it can't remove stubborn stains. I personally find it nice to have. I use it occasionally when having no time or I simply don't want to mop the floors manually; and it does make a difference for me.

The mopping pad with the mopping cloth installed
The mopping pad with 150 ml water tank

The water container holds up to 150 ml of water. It is enough for 30 minutes of continuous mopping; then you need to refill it. I like that you can use block-off zones to forbid the robot from going on carpets when it is working in mopping mode. You just need to set block-off zones in the app by drawing rectangles where your carpets are located.

Battery life and charging dock

The 360 S7 is equipped with a 3,200 mAh battery. We tested the robot vacuum in different modes, and depending on the mode, the battery lasts:

  • ~110 min in Silent mode
  • ~80 min in Standard mode
  • ~48 min in Powerful mode

In Standard mode, on one charge the vacuum can clean a ~120-sq.-meter apartment. For sure, you can use it in a larger house. Thanks to the  "recharge and resume" feature, if the S7 can't finish on one charge, it will automatically return to the charging dock, recharge to 80% of the battery capacity, and go back to the breakpoint to continue the job. I've tested this feature and it works pretty well: recharging from 20% to 80% takes approximately one hour, then it is ready to continue the interrupted cleaning process.

From my experience, the robot has never had any problem finding the charging dock. The dock looks very minimalist, and it doesn't have a protruding platform. Instead, the contacts are placed on the front side of the charging dock.

App control

If you want to use all the smart features of the 360 S7 robot vacuum cleaner, you will need to install the 360 Smart AI app from the Google Play or Apple Store (for some reason, the app has been removed from the Google Play Store, but you can still install it from the manufacturer's website; unfortunately, I have no idea when it will be available in the Google Play Store). On the main screen of the app, you can see a map of your house and track the robot in real time. At the bottom of the screen are a few buttons: start/stop, recharge, changing suction mode (silent, standard, and powerful mode), and a "More" button that leads you to additional features.

360 Smart AI app screenshot: realtime tracking
The main screen: real-time cleaning process tracking

The app has a lot of useful functions.

Intelligent zoning

When the robot has finished its first cleaning cycle, it automatically divides the created map into separate rooms. You can manually name each room later. Then you can use this feature to clean a specific room by tapping on it on the map.

360 S7 intelligent zoning and selected room cleaning
Directed the S7 to clean the kitchen, it finished the job in 8 minutes.

You can also select a few rooms if you don't want to clean your entire apartment. Very convenient!

Block-off zones (off-limit areas)

If you want to forbid the 360 S7 from going into a certain place in your house, you can draw a rectangle on the map and the robot will not go to this area. You can specify as many block-off zones as you want. You can even save a few maps with different restricted areas.

Block-off areas
I drew four block-off zones to test how the S7 avoids the chosen areas

You can also use the block-off zones for mopping mode to mark your carpets on the map, so the robot will not go on these carpets when the mopping pad is attached. It is a great feature: in sweeping mode, the S7 ignores these zones, but when you attach the mopping pad, it avoids carpets. I've never seen this feature in other robot vacuums that we have tested.

Custom zoned cleaning

If you need to clean a spot or part of a room, you can draw a rectangle on the map, and the S7 will go and clean the specified area. You can specify a few zones; they will be cleaned consistently.

Zoned cleaning demo
You can specify a few zones that the robot should clean

Storing up to 10 different maps

This feature is useful for those with a multi-floor house. You can store separate maps for each floor. When you move the robot to another floor, choose a map from the "Select Map" menu and start the cleaning.

Map list and cleaning history
The map list and cleaning history

Other useful features:

  • Scheduling
  • Cleaning history
  • RC mode (allows you to control the robot like a radio car)
  • Firmware update
  • Maintenance
  • Share the device with other family members
360 Smart AI main menu and settings
The main menu and settings

In the Settings menu, you can adjust the robot voice volume and turn on/off the button light (if it is disturbing you at night).

Where to buy the 360 S7

At this moment, the 360 S7 available to buy on GearBest for ~$460 ($399 with the coupon code GB-360S7)

What I don't like in the 360 S7

Overall, this is a great robot vacuum, but there are some things to think about. It would be great if it had a larger battery so it could last longer on one charge in powerful mode. This would be much better for those with big houses with carpets and pets. You can set block-off zones only as rectangles, and you can't draw custom lines on the map, for example, as you can do with the Roborock S5/S6. Also, you can't manually change the rooms (merge or separate some rooms) that were automatically divided by intelligent zoning. Even though all my rooms were recognized without any issues, if you have a complicated layout, your house could be divided incorrectly and you will not be able to fix it manually.

Conclusion

The 360 S7 has very strong suction the likes of which we have never seen before. It has a great build quality, a nice minimalist design, a lot of smart features available in the app and very good cleaning performance on any type of floor.

The robot is ideal for those who live in a big house with one or more floors with a mixed surface of bare floors and carpets (not shaggy ones), and for those who have pets.

If you are looking for a decent robot vacuum that has smart features, is suitable for more than a one-floor house, has extra power and can do mopping, I would definitely recommend this robot vacuum since it beats all the competitors with the same or an even higher price.

If you have any questions or thoughts about the 360 S7, please leave your comment below.


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  1. jauling
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    I've read that the S7 will not enter the European market, which is really unfortunate!
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    1. Natalie Red
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      We contacted the company and they said the S7 model needed some time to overseas market. Hopefully, the 360 S7 will see the European market sooner or later.

      However, the 360 S5 and 360 S6 are on sale and both are great models, so you may have a look at them too.

      Natalie
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      1. Michael Fisher
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        It's already available on GearBest for $459.99.
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        1. jauling
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          Thanks, I just checked yesterday and it wasn't there. IMO, its a bit on the expensive side, but I guess that's presale prices for ya. The question really is, does it have English and does it work outside of China/Asia?
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          1. Michael Fisher
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            I wish it would be cheaper, but even with the price of $450 it's still a good choice. I'm pretty sure GearBest will not sell China-locked devices. Also, the 360 S5 and 360 S6 robot vacuums from Gearbest that we've reviewed were with full English localization.
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      2. Danny
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        Nice review. I have few questions if you can please answer! Does it automatically stop mopping once it goes on top of the carpet? Is it possible to use any of the 360 models without the main brush to avoid hair getting tangled, I guess with such power it should not be necessary use the main brush right? And How important is it to have two side brushes, the new 360 S7 seems to have only one like the S5?
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        1. Michael Fisher
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          Hi Danny,
          Unfortunately, it doesn't automatically stop when it goes on a carpet in mopping mode. However, you can set blocked areas in the app where your carpets located so the robot will not go through these areas. Since the app allows you to store up to 10 maps, you can save one map with blocked areas for mopping and another map (without blocked zones) for vacuuming. I would not recommend using any robot vacuum without the main brush. It helps a lot in picking up debris and dust from carpets.
          Can't say anything about the S7 model, but we've tested the S5, and it has powerful suction, so hair goes directly to the dustbin without getting tangled.
          Robot vacuums use the side brush to pick up debris along walls and corners. Devices with one side brush always go along walls only in one counterclockwise direction, so the side brush always goes close to the wall. There are no needs in two side brushes, and a lot of robot vacuums (for example, Roborock S5 and S6) also have only one side brush.
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          1. reker
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            The app supports set different block areas for vacuuming and mopping separately. No need to switch maps
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            1. Michael Fisher
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              That's great! I thought it works the same way as in the S5 and S6 models which we've tested.
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              1. Laurent
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                I can not wait to read the review I hope it will happen soon.
                There is also thé xiaomi Mijia Robot Vacuum 2 that must come out very soon that interests me.
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                1. Michael Fisher
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                  Hi,
                  We just updated the article with our review. The video review will be finished next week. Yes, the new Xiaomi Mijia 2 looks promising, but there is a lack of info about this model at the moment.
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        2. rehm
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          It would appear the 360Smart app has been removed from the Google Play store. Suspicious.
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          1. Ups
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            not good to know… i confirm not in Store :(
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            1. Michael Fisher
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              Really strange… I've asked 360 customer support about it, waiting for a response. I hope it is just a temporary issue.
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              1. Michael Fisher
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                Just got an answer from customer support. You can install the app by scanning a QR code in the user manual. I checked it, the QR code redirects you to their website where you can download the app. Still, don't know if the app will be available in the Play Store.
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                1. Danny
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                  Why this app needs access to so many things in the phone? Can you use it if you disable all of the permissions it is asking for?
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                  1. Michael Fisher
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                    Just checked, works fine with all the permissions disabled. Keep in mind that you need the location permission to pair the robot with your phone; other permissions can be denied at the first onset. After pairing, you can disable the location permission.
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                    1. Danny
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                      That sounds great. Now I am confused to go for which one, 360 S7 or Roborock S5, as the later one is even cheaper after the Roborock S6 availability.
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                      1. Michael Fisher
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                        Advantages of the Roborock S5:
                        • Long-lasting battery
                        • Lower price
                        • You can set block-off zones by drawing rectangles and custom lines on the map. The 360 S7 allows to draw rectangles only
                        • The Roborock supports Amazon Alexa and Google Home when the S7 — only Alexa
                        • The Roborock has a little bit longer roller brush
                        Advantages of the 360 S7:
                        • Both manufacturers claim 2000Pa of suction power. We tested both devices with a digital anemometer and seems like the S7 has a better suction (24 CFM, when the Roborock S5 shows 17 CFM in our tests)
                        • The S7 has an intelligent zoning feature, so it can automatically detect rooms, and you can select and schedule a separate room or a few to be cleaned
                        • The 360 S7 stores up to 10 different maps, when the Roborock S5 saves only one map
                        • I think the 360 Smart AI app is more convenient than the Mi Home app, but it's just my subjective opinion
                        • The roller brush has detachable parts, so it is easier to clean it from hair
                        • The S7 has a larger dustbin
                        • Special off-limit zones for mopping mode that only works when the mopping pad attached
                        Other features are very similar. Can't say which one is more reliable, both robot vacuums are well made and look nice. I hope this will help you to choose which one will suit your needs.
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                        1. Danny
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                          Do you think the 150ml water tank of 360 S7 compared to VIOMI V2's larger water tank is good enough for mopping about 95 sqm area of laminate flooring? Also is it any better to run the VC with powerful mode only the entire cycle, does it help in better vaacuming on laminate flooring?
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                          1. Michael Fisher
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                            I'm not sure if the 150 ml water tank will be enough for cleaning a 95 sq. meters area. Most likely, you will need to refill the water tank. I would recommend reading comments here, it looks like the Viomi v2 has unsolved software issues. Anyway, if you consider buying the Viomi, take a look at the Proscenic M7 too. I don't know who is the OEM manufacturer (I guess Proscenic), but both devices look absolutely the same and have very similar (or the same?) features. Not sure which one is more reliable and if the M7 has the same problems as the Viomi. I don't think you need to run the vacuum in powerful mode on laminate floors. Standard mode should be enough to pick up all the dirt from hard floors.
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                        2. Kathleen
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                          Did you make a decision? I am having the same debate!
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                  2. jauling
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                    Received my 360 S7 yesterday. Nice device! I haven't tried the mop function yet, but I will be trying the multi-floor option, since my apartment is 2 floors.

                    One big issue I ran into is that my S7 gets all kinds of hung up on my Ikea Poäng chair. The wooden legs are under 2cm tall, but the S7 gets all kinds of stuck trying to navigate over it. I scheduled my S7 to do a sweep at 4am last night to see if it could eventually figure out how to navigate around the chair, but this morning I found it asleep underneath it. I guess it eventually just gave up.

                    I finally was able to complete the mapping and sweep job by propping up the chair on my couch. I hope I can find a solution to this, I find it pretty silly the S7 can't handle a stupid Ikea chair.

                    More testing to come!
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                    1. Natalie Red
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                      Glad you decided to stick with the S7.

                      I would recommend you setting virtual block offs around the chair. It seems like the vacuum will get confused because of it.

                      Maybe when the map has been created, the robot will finally figure out how to navigate there.

                      Anyways, thanks for letting us know, keep testing, we would love to hear how you managed to handle this.
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                      1. jauling
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                        So I carried my S7 downstairs, and started a sweep job. I left the charging base upstairs.

                        While the S7 completed the sweep job, it obviously couldn't find the charging base. I thought it was pretty hilarious that it went from room to room trying to find it. But, it also never saved the map either because of this! Not sure if I'm doing something wrong, but I will attempt this again. I would think that the S7 should save the map when the sweep job is completed, and not save the map when it finds the charging station.

                        I'd prefer not to bring my charging base up and down the stairs, especially since each of my floors in my apartment are less than 45m². My guess is buying an extra charging base might be possible, but most likely will be extremely overpriced.

                        One more thing… I noticed today that the 360Smart app lists an «S7 Plus» device. It's black. Haven't heard of that one yet!
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                        1. Natalie Red
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                          Wow, I did check the 360Smart app and it seems like a new model coming soon.

                          Yes, almost every robot with mapping, before saving a map, needs to return to the charging dock when it finishes cleaning. Or as you notice before, you can carry both of them, the robot and charging dock upstairs, let it start from the dock and return to the base on its own to save a created map.

                          Another decision to be made is buying an extra charging base for the second floor. At least when the map is saved, you can restore it in the app further, carry the robot upstairs and let clean there but when it finishes the cycle, you would need to carry it downstairs manually anyway.
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                    2. Kathleen
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                      I currently have a eufy and am looking for a new robo vac. I love the eufy but find it gets stuck a lot. I have a mix of hardwood floors and area rugs. I love the idea of getting a vacuum with a mopping feature- i have a toddler, dog and two cats. My floors often are dirty and its hard to keep up with it. That being said, do you know how this vacuum compares with the Proscenic M7 Robot Vacuum Cleaner? They both sound similar but I am at a loss and a bit overwhelmed. The fur bunnies and dirt are taking over, help!
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                      1. Natalie Red
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                        Hi, Kathleen!

                        Recently we got the Viomi V2 which is very similar to the Proscenic M7 in terms of cleaning performance and navigation.

                        The biggest difference between the 360 S7 and Proscenic M7 (Viomi V2):
                        The 360 S7 stores up to 10 different floor plans, when the Proscenic/Viomi only saves one map. Not a big deal if you live in a one-floor house
                        The Proscenic/Viomi has a bigger water tank and overall is better at mopping which I will talk about later
                        The 360 is not as noisy
                        Carpet identification. The S7 recognizes carpet which saves battery life if you don't have many carpets.
                        The 360 S7 runs less on max mode but on low power they last about the same.
                        The 360 S7 brush is disassembled which makes it easier to maintain. It is noticeable if you have long hair or pets with long fur.

                        Navigation. In terms of navigation, they both about the same, no significant difference that you would notice during everyday cleaning.
                        Cleaning performance. Both do a great job on thin and medium carpets and bare flooring. Picking ability is nearly perfect: from ultra-fine to large debris. If you have a few rugs, you won't see a difference between two but if your rugs are shaggy, none of them will be able to vacuum them.
                        Mopping. This is where the Viomi/Proscenic shines. It has a big water container and is efficient, after cleaning my room twice, I barely noticed the amound of water that was gone. The robot follows a Y-shape which means it goes over the same area twice mopping your floors more efficient. The 360 S7 has a small container and it just drags a mop cloth around for about 30 minutes before you need to refill it with water again. The Viomi/Proscenic might not be able to remove stubborn stains but does a great job at getting rid of small messes leaving your floors shiny.
                        Another feature — water level control. With the Mi Home app, you can set the amount of water you need depending on the job. Also, the Viomi/Proscenic comes with two types of mopping cloths for light and heavy jobs.
                        The 360 S7 either lacks extra mopping pads and water level control.

                        With that being said, I must assume you might be more interested in the Proscenic or Viomi depends on which model you want more, they are very similar. On the other hand, the 360 S7 seems a bit better on carpets and is quieter when operating.
                        The 360 S7 is good if you don't have a big mopping area and just want to keep your floors fresh in between manual mopping. In other cases, the Viomi/Proscenic would be a winner in terms of mopping ability.

                        Hope it helped :)
                        Natalie
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                        1. Kathleen
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                          Thank you for a quick reply! My other question that you might know, is do either (or any robot mop) know the difference between hardwood floor and carpet? How do you not get it to mop an area rug?
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                          1. Natalie Red
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                            Ah, I see :)

                            Actually, by setting restricted areas, you can keep the robot off carpets when it is mopping. The Viomi V2/Proscenic support restricted areas, but you have to delete them manually when the robot is in sweeping mode.
                            The 360 S7 however, has the digital restricted areas feature that works for mopping and sweeping separately. These mopping areas are only active when the water tank and mopping attachments are inserted. By setting mopping no-go lines, you prevent the robot from going on carpets.
                            For example, the DEEBOT Ozmo 920/950 automatically recognizes carpets and avoids them in mopping mode but it does have virtual walls for these purposes too. Since these are new models, I am not sure how accurate it avoids carpets and these models cost $200+ more than the 360 or Proscenic.
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                            1. Kathleen
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                              I have one last question (hopefully- I appologize, I hate spending money and like to be informed. I broke my back last year so every little help with household chores is great). Is there a big difference between the s7 and the deebot ozmo 930? I only ask because with coupons at kohls they would be similarly priced. The 950 sounds amazing but out of my budget!
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                              1. Natalie Red
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                                Thanks okay, ask as many questions as you need :)

                                The Deebot Ozmo 930 has weaker suction and is not suitable for medium-pile carpets, mostly for bare floor and thin carpets/rugs. The app, however, it not as good, the robot loses data, wi-fi connection, etc. As for the newest Ozmo 920, there is not much info around, but it seems to have the same issues with the app as the Ozmo 930. Also, the Ozmo has a bigger water container, if you have a big area without carpets that has to be mopped, the Ozmo might be a bit more suitable for you. Also, the Deebot saves one created map, when the 360 stores 10. The Ozmo has two suction rollers in the box, one for carpet and one suction inlet that is tangle-free and is more suitable for bare flooring and hair.

                                The 360 is quieter and believe me, it makes a difference when you don't really hear a robot and when it disturbs you too much with the noise. The S7 is not compatible with Google Home yet but I hope it will sooner or later.

                                I personally, would recommend getting the 360 S7 if you choosing between the DEEBOT and 360. It has a stable app, more features, stronger suction, is more suitable for multi-level houses. Yes, it might not have the suction inlet for hair, but its cleaning brush is detachable and is easy to maintain. I have long hair and it has never been an issue with the S7. If you need a bigger container, you can refill the water tank with water one more time during mopping but in my experience, the S7 water tank is enough to work for about 30 minutes or so before gets dry. Also, it comes with a bigger dust container than the Ozmo.

                                Do not hesitate to ask more questions, I'd love to help you anytime :)
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                                1. Kathleen
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                                  Thank you, I really appreciate it! I have a regular vacuum for my higher pile carpet so it sounds like the 360 will work nicely. Now the 360 just needs to go on sale- maybe black friday!
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                                  1. Natalie Red
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                                    Always happy to help :)
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                                    1. Kathleen
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                                      I was looking online and saw walmart has a 360. Its advertised as the s6 but has the mopping feature. Doesn't only the s7 mop?

                                      www.walmart.com/ip/Suction-S6-Carpet-Hair-Vacuum-Super-Capacity-Battery-Navigating-Mop-3200mAh-Cleaner-Floor-Wi-Fi-Robotic-Hard-360-Smart-1800Pa-Connectivity-Robot-Powe/434571947
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                                      1. Natalie Red
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                                        Yes, the 360 S6 also mops, in fact, I use it as a main robot vacuum in my place and love it! The S7 has more smart features, stronger suction, selected room cleaning, and better climbing ability.

                                        Actually, the S6 is also a good model if you don't need extra suction, don't have thick carpets and tall thresholds, and are not going to use the selected room cleaning feature which I am personally a big fan of :)
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                      2. Kathleen
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                        How would you compare the roborock s5 to the 360 s7? Or the ilife vacuums? Also, do these things ever go on sale? And are any of the vacuums not chinese? Nothing against the chinese but you know…
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                        1. Natalie Red
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                          1. We have a comparison of all ILIFE robots, but I would not recommend buying one. For the same money, you can get something better like a Eufy, for example. They (ILIFE) don't have strong suction and mostly move randomly.
                          2. The 360 S7 is a new model, I believe it will be on Amazon soon.
                          3. Roomba and Neato are American companies.
                          4. As for the Roborock S5 and 360 S7:

                          Battery life. The Roborock S5 shines here, 150 minutes compared to 120 on low power.
                          The Brush. The S7 has a brush with detachable parts which is better for those who have long hair or pets.
                          Multimapping. The 360 saves up to 10 maps, the Roborock only one.
                          Selected room cleaning feature. With this option, you can make the robot go directly in a particular room or two by one simple tap on the map. Supported by the 360 only.
                          The no-mop zones. This option keeps the robot of carpets in mopping mode. The Roborock S5 supports virtual no-go zones that work the same way; only if you need to vacuum after mopping, you will need to delete these barriers in the app, when the no-mop zones in the 360 become inactive once you remove mopping attachments.
                          Noise. The Roborock S5 is much noisy in Max mode. I also have both, and I can't stand the noise when the Roborock is working.
                          Google Home support. The 360 S7 is not compatible with Google Home.
                          Charging dock. The 360 S7 base has room behind to adjust the amount of cord length you need for a sleek look.

                          It's up to you, but I would recommend getting the 360, it has more features, less noisy and more suitable for long hair.
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