360 S7 The Smartest Budget Robot Vacuum Cleaner On The Market
360 company has already launched two robot vacuum cleaners: 360 S5 and 360 S6 one of which we have reviewed ourselves and have used them ever since.
In June 2019, the company announced the newest model 360 S7. The best thing about these cleaners is the price tag they come with. According to the manufacturer, the price starts at around $449, though we still don’t know when it will be available on the global market.
[Update, July 2019] The 360 S7 is now on presale on Gearbest for ~$460.
Why choose one of the 360 robot vacuum cleaners? They easily can compete with such flagship models like the Roborock S5, Roborock S6, Roomba 980, etc. with a lower price tag.
All the models come equipped with LIDAR, build an accurate map of a cleaning area, two of them can do mopping; each of them supports restricted areas and zoned cleaning.
The 360 S7 is №1 in Korean Consumer Satisfaction Award and has won the Bull Ear Award as the AI Best Application Award.
360 S7 what is new?
If you are already familiar with the oldest models, you know how the LDS laser works. It scans the surroundings to build the most accurate plan of your room to let the robot know where exactly to clean.
The company keeps things minimalist; the robot has two buttons on top, one starts/stop the machine; the other one docks the robot to the charging station.
The LDS laser is located inside the tower helping the robot to create the map of the area.
Underneath, you will find two big wheels and one side brush that catch dust and dirt along the walls and corners, transferring it to the suction path.
Also, you can insert the water tank that comes in the box with the robot, fill it out with water, attach the mop and let it run around doing mopping while you can do your things.
The 360 S7 identifies carpet flooring, when the robot steps on carpet, it boost up suction power to provide maximum cleaning performance. Once it reaches hard floor, it returns to standard power suction settings.
The HEPA filter can be washed which makes the 360 S7 safe for people with allergy and asthma
With big wheels and good clearance, the S7 climbs up to 20 mm high thresholds. This means the robot is suitable for thin and thick carpets that are no thicker than 20 mm.
Thanks to strong suction, good climbing ability, and carpet boost, the 360 S7 perform great on carpets.
Because of the water tank, the 360 is perfect for bare flooring.
The battery capacity is 3,200 mAh and provides up to 120 minutes of runtime, which is equivalent to an about 150 square meter area.
When the robot vacuum creates a map, it saves it in memory to recognize its location the next time. It stores up to 10 different floor plans and is ideal for multiple-level homes.
When the map is created, you can divide it into separate areas to make the robot work within a kitchen or living room the next time.
In the app, you can schedule the device, make it work at a specific time, switch between cleaning modes, etc.
Zoned cleaning & Selected Room Cleaning
The 360 supports zoned cleaning. When you want the robot to go to a certain area, you can draw a rectangle on a map, and the S7 will clean within it.
Selected room cleaning is a bit similar, except with zoned cleaning you can set the area you want, no matter how big it is or where it is located, when with selected room cleaning you can only set the robot to work in a particular room such as kitchen, living room, bedroom, etc. Also, the 360 S7 supports scheduling to clean in a room. You can set time and where to clean, and the robot vacuum will clean there.
Some homes can be cluttered, and so you might want to block some areas to prevent your robot from crossing them. By setting a restricted area, you make the cleaner avoid it.
Suction Power & Noise
The 360 S7 has a strong motor that delivers 2,000 Pa of suction, which is one of the strongest on the market. Some of the high-end models are as powerful as the 360 S7 such as the Roborock S6, Neato D7 Connected, one of the latest Roomba 980 has 1,700 Pa.
Price & Where To Buy
The 360 S7 should be around $450. So far, there is no information when it will be available on Amazon. As soon as we know, the info will be provided.
[Update] 360 S7 on Gearbest: $460.
360 S5 vs. S6 vs. S7 Features
|Specs||360 S5||360 S6||360 S7|
|Suction Power (Pa)||2,000||1,800||2,000|
|Battery Life (min)||110||110||120|
|Climbing ability (mm/in)||20 / 0.79||17 / 0.67||20 / 0.79|
|Mapping sensor||LDS laser||LDS laser||LDS laser|
|Noise level (dB)||55||55||55|
|Dustbin capacity (ml)||550||550||550|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||2,600||2,600||3,200|
|Selected room cleaning||yes||no||yes|
What is the difference between 360 robot vacuum cleaners model line?
These are similar models that featured with the same options each. The 360 S5 is very similar to the newest S7 model, but it does not have mopping and is not compatible with Alexa. Mapping options are the same: both support restricted areas, zoned cleaning, and selected room cleaning. They both have 2,000 Pa strong suction power, great climbing ability, and 110-120 minutes of battery life.
As for the oldest model, 360 S6, it is not as powerful as its brothers, having 1,800 Pa of suction the vacuum cleaner is enough to get your home clean. Not suitable for thicker carpets though. Also, this model does not support selected room cleaning; however, you still able to set restricted areas and zoned cleaning. For the price of around $300, the 360 S6 is still a champ.
To Sum It Up
The 360 S7 is another budget robot vacuum cleaner that is featured with options that are supported by flagship models.
It is smart, efficient, ideal for big homes with more than one level and is suitable for thin and thick carpets.
For this price, you probably will not find anything similar on the market, and it makes the 360 S7 one of the best robot vacuum cleaners in this price segment in 2019.
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