Is a DEEBOT Worth buying? Which ECOVACS Robot Vacuum Cleaner To Buy In 2019?

By Natalie Red·Dec 25, 2018· 5 min read

ECOVACS produces decent robot cleaners that are budget yet featured with useful options. We want to talk about the devices with a price tag that starts at $150 and ends up at around $550. Let's get started, shall we?

Navigation & How does a DEEBOT clean?

A Deebot has two side brushes that are supposed to sweep dust from corners and transfer it to the main brush where it gets sucked up inside the dustbin.

The ECOVACS Deebot N79S, M80 Pro and 601 move around following a random pattern. They do not remember a home layout and don't know where they have cleaned.

This is good for small homes, the robot might cover the whole area while cleaning until it needs to recharge. The vacuum automatically docks itself when the battery runs out of energy.

App

All the Deebot robot cleaners come with the ECOVACS app. Each of them is integrated with Alexa enabled devices and Google Home.

In the app, you can switch between cleaning modes, schedule the robot to work at a specific time and manually control the robot.

Cliff and anti-collision sensors

These sensors became a standard. Every robot vacuum cleaner is equipped with the sensors to prevent it from falling and help to navigate around recognizing obstacles without getting stuck and bumping into furniture.

Budget ECOVACS Deebot robot vacuums features

FeaturesECOVACS DEEBOT N79SECOVACS DEEBOT M80 ProECOVACS DEEBOT 601
Battery life (min)100110120
Suction power (Pa)1,000500800
Moppingnoyesno
Appyesyesyes
Amazon Alexa / Google Home supportyesyesyes
Battery capacity (mAh)2,6003,000N/A
Dustbin size (ml)450500300
Noise level (dB)655664
Climbing height (mm/in)14 / 0.5515 / 0.5914 / 0.55
Height7.9 / 3.118.3 / 3.37.9 / 3.11
Warranty12 months12 months12 months

ECOVACS DEEBOT N79S

ECOVACS Deebot N79S the cheapest robot on the market with Alexa compatibility

The ECOVACS DEEBOT N79S is the cheapest robot cleaner from the ECOVACS family. It has many good reviews from satisfied consumers.

For $150 you get a robot cleaner compatible with Amazon Alexa/Google Home, that can run for around 100 minutes in one charge. It is suitable for mixed surface and thin carpets. Please note, that the N79S does not do thick carpets.


ECOVACS DEEBOT M80 Pro

ECOVACS DEEBOT m80-pro

The ECOVACS DEEBOT M80 Pro is similar to the N79S although it has mopping. It is integrated with Amazon Alexa and Google Home and run a little bit longer than the Deebot N79S. It works quietly and has bigger dustbin.

The ECOVACS Deebot M80 Pro is ideal for houses with bare floor.


ECOVACS DEEBOT 601

ECOVACS DEEBOT 601

The ECOVACS DEEBOT 601 is one of the newest robots from a budget line. It lasts longer, navigates randomly and has stronger suction than the M80 Pro does. With Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa, the Deebot 601 can be controlled via voice.

The Deebot 601 is ideal for homes with mixed surface and area rugs, not suitable for thick carpets.


ECOVACS DEEBOT vacuum cleaners with mapping: comparison chart

ECOVACS DEEBOT 901ECOVACS DEEBOT Ozmo 930ECOVACS DEEBOT 711
Mapping technologylaserlasercamera
Battery life (min)10011090
Suction power (Pa)N/A1,000N/A
Moppingnoyesno
Carpet identificationyesyesyes
Appyesyesyes
Digital virtual wallsyesyesno
Customize zonesyesyesno
Prioritize roomsyesyesno
Suction inlet in the boxyesyesno
Recharge & Resumeyesyesno
Amazon Alexa / Google Home supportyesyesyes
Battery capacity (mAh)3,0003,200N/A
Dustbin size (ml)350450520
Noise level (dB)6765N/A
Climbing height (mm/in)18 / 0.7016 / 0.62N/A
Height9.5 / 3.7410.02 / 3.948.3 / 3.26
Voice alertyesyesyes
Warranty12 months12 months12 months

ECOVACS DEEBOT 901

ECOVACS DEEBOT 901 the best budget robot cleaner with mapping

The ECOVACS DEEBOT 901 has proven itself as a decent budget robot vacuum cleaner that is smart enough to remember your home layout. There is a laser in the tower that scans surroundings creating a plan of the cleaning area. Once the map is created, a computer inside the robot calculates the most efficient way of cleaning. The Deebot follows the plan navigating in straight lines until it covers all area.

In the app, you can track its movements in real-time, see a created map, switch between modes and schedule the robot.

The app also allows to create digital blocked zones and customize cleaning areas. And, you can prioritize cleaning saying living room first.

When the Deebot 901 cleans your house, and it doesn't finish cleaning the whole thing in one charge, it'll automatically recharge itself and when it is done charging it'll finish cleaning.

The robot is short even though it has a tower, the Deebot 901 fits under most furniture. In the box, you will find a suction inlet and main cleaning brush. The inlet is excellent for pet hair since it doesn't cause hair tangling, the brush works better on carpet flooring.

The robot is ideal for all houses, from smallest to large ones. The Deebot 901 performs great on thin carpets and bare floor. Not suitable for thick carpets.

For the price of around $350, the Deebot 901 is the best choice for those whose home is all about mixed surface.


ECOVACS DEEBOT OZMO 930

ECOVACS DEEBOT OZMO 930 the smart high-end robot vacuum that knows where to clean

The ECOVACS DEEBOT Ozmo 930 is a high-end robot vacuum from ECOVACS and is one of the best products in the line.

The Ozmo 930 sweeps and mops at the same time. In the box, there is a suction inlet and cleaning brush.

The robot is equipped with a water tank and OZMO Mopping Technology that controls water dripping.

The Ozmo 930 is equipped with the LIDAR mapping system that creates an accurate plan based on what is "sees" around. It is equipped with carpet identification that boosts suction power to its maximum level when recognizes carpeted surface. The robot is able to identify types of surface which is something we haven't seen before. You can see the bare floor and carpeting flooring in the map. Thanks to this, when the Ozmo 930 is in mopping mode, it doesn't go over carpet leaving it dry.

In the app, you can do the same as the 901 does, plus seeing different surface types.

The Ozmo 930 moves in straight lines following the plan it has created. Once its battery needs to recharge, the robot gets back to the docking station and resumes cleaning when it's done charging.

If you own Google Assistant or Alexa enabled devices, you can control the Ozmo 930 with your voice.

The ECOVACS Deebot Ozmo 930 is ideal for medium and large homes with mixed surface and bare floors. Remember, that the Ozmo 930 does not clean thick carpets.


ECOVACS DEEBOT 711

ECOVACS Deebot 711 a camera-based robot vacuum cleaner

The ECOVACS DEEBOT 711 is the first robot that has a camera sensor for mapping, not a laser. The robot is compatible with Alexa enabled devices and Google Assistant.

It has a bigger dustbin than its older brothers and it shorter than the Ozmo 930 and Deebot 901.

Unfortunately, you cannot create digital walls in the app. It is suitable for mixed surface and bare floor. Great for small and medium-sized homes.


Which Deebot robot cleaner is the best to buy in 2019?

If you are strict on your budget, the ECOVACS DEEBOT N79S would be an excellent choice to make.

If your home is all about a bare floor, the ECOVACS DEEBOT M80 Pro will suit your needs.

The ECOVACS DEEBOT 601 is something in between. If you have some thin carpets and rugs and mostly bare floor - the Deebot 601 is the robot vacuum that will not disappoint you. It costs the same as the M80 Pro does yet can also clean thin carpets as well as a bare floor.

If you are able to spend some extras have a look at those robots with mapping:

The DEEBOT 901 is a perfect budget robot vacuum. It doesn't cost that much, creates an accurate map, runs for the whole 100 minutes and is shorter than most LIDAR based robots. If you don't need a mopping feature and your home is covered by thin carpets, the Deebot 901 is an ideal robot cleaner to buy.

The ECOVACS DEEBOT Ozmo 930 is an advanced version of the DEEBOT 901 with carpet identification and mopping. If you want the robot to have a smart "brain" that will avoid carpets when mopping, the Ozmo 930 is just a great choice. If you need mopping and you have some carpets - get the Ozmo 930.

The ECOVACS DEEBOT 711 is a camera-based cleaner that honestly does not look as attractive as its brother - DEEBOT 901. It costs the same and is not able to resume cleaning after its battery is about to die. You can not create digital virtual walls and interact with a created map. We do not recommend to buy the Deebot 711 if you want a robot with mapping. It is a decent cleaner when it comes to cleaning but does not have all the advanced features as the Deebot 901 has.

Where to buy

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