Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo 950: The Ideal Robot Vacuum for Large Home

By Natalie Red·Updated: Aug 15, 2019· 7 min read

ECOVACS has announced the newest robot vacuums - the DEEBOT OZMO 920 and DEEBOT OZMO 950. These are 2-in-1 devices that can do mopping and sweeping at the same time, something the previous DEEBOT OZMO 930 couldn't do.

The most significant update of the latest models - battery life. The OZMO 950 lasts up to 200 minutes on low power and the whole 150 minutes on high power, which is the longest in the industry. None robot vacuum cleaner can compete with the DEEBOT in this area. The OZMO 920, however, lasts up to 130 minutes, which is also a great result considering strong suction power and cleaning performance.

Another distinguishes the OZMO 950 from the OZMO 920 - cleaning modes. The OZMO 950 has three cleaning modes: Standart, Max, and Max+; the OZMO 920 has two: Normal and Max. It might cause cleaning performance on carpet since the Max+ mode provides deeper cleaning, but even on max mode, the DEEBOT performs excellently. Max+ mode provides 1,500 Pa of suction when the Max mode has 1,200 Pa making the OZMO 920 a little bit less powerful than the OZMO 950 but it still able to provide deep cleaning on carpets.

Other than that there are no significant differences between the two.

Specifications of the ECOVACS DEEBOT OZMO 950 and DEEBOT OZMO 920

Specs DEEBOT OZMO 920 DEEBOT OZMO 950
Battery Life (low) 130 min 200 min
Battery Life (High) N/A 150 min
Suction power 1,500 Pa 1,200 Pa
Airpower Velocity N/A 24 CFM
Cleaning Modes Standart, Max Standart, Max, Max+
Dust Container 430 ml 430 ml
Water Container 240 ml 240 ml
Water Level Control yes yes
Filter High-Efficiency High-Efficiency
Crossing Ability 0.79 in / 20 mm 0.79 in / 20 mm
Mapping LIDAR LIDAR
Noise Level N/A 66 dB
Battery capacity N/A 5.200 mAh
Virtual Boundary yes yes
Custom Mode yes yes
Area Mode yes yes
Alexa / Google Home Support yes yes
Multiple-Mapping Up to 3 up to 3
Carpet Identification yes yes
Height 3.66 in / 9.3 cm 3.66 in / 9.3 cm
Warranty 12 month 12 months
Price $699 $799
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The robot is equipped with an LDS laser to map out an interior to make cleaning more efficient without missing a spot. Mapping helps to finish the job faster. The robot can be tracked in the app, it knows where it has cleaned and which areas should be cleaned.

DEEBOT OZMO 950 laser-guided robot vacuum

The robot's height is only 9.3 mm (3.7 in) which is not much considering it has a tower with Lidar. It can reach most places under furniture. The robot is equipped with a high-efficiency filter, which is not HEPA, according to the manufacturer it reduces up to 99.2% of allergens and pollens in the air when the HEPA is able to get rid of 99.99% so the cleaner might not be suitable for allergy-sensitive people.

The DEEBOT can recognize carpeted surface. When it's vacuuming, the robot boosts up suction when on carpet; when a water tank is installed, the DEEBOT avoids carpets, leaving it dry. ECOVACS is the only manufacturer that introduced this feature, with other robots you either have to physically block carpets or set digital virtual walls to keep the machine off carpet.

Follows an efficient navigation pattern

According to the manufacturer, the robot has 1,500 Pa of suction which doesn't sound like much but based on Vacuum Wars measurement the OZMO 950 has 24 CFM of airflow velocity which is one of the highest (the 360 S5 and S7 have 24.2 and 24,66 CFM). Cleaning performance not only bases on suction power but also on extractors. In this case, the robot does not deliver too much suction in Pascals but has one of the highest airpower and does a great job at picking up things and providing deep cleaning on carpet.

The robot is suitable for houses with more than one level

The OZMO 950 crosses an obstacle up to 20 mm. Along with strong suction and great crossing ability, the robot performs amazingly good on both bare floors and carpets.

Can cross an obstacle up to 0.79 in / 20 mm

The robot saves up to 3 different maps and is ideal for multi-level houses.

The DEEBOT OZMO 950 is suitable for homes with more than one floor

Saves three different maps

Roller brush and suction inlet

The cool thing about the DEEBOT, it comes equipped with a cleaning brush and suction inlet.

Has the main brush and tangle-free inlet for different cleaning needs

The brush is designed to agitate dust and debris on carpet when the inlet is ideal for pet hair since it's tangle-free and better to be used on bare flooring.

The OZMO 950 is perfect for pet owners

Long-lasting battery

The DEEBOT OZMO 950 has the longest-lasting battery in the industry and can work for up to 200 minutes (on low power settings) and the whole 150 minutes on high power settings. Before it was released, the Roborock S6 was the winner with its 180 minutes of battery life (according to the Vaccum Wars test).

The ECOVACS DEEBOT OZMO 950 cleans up to 3.5 hours on one charge. It is the longest-lasting robot vacuum cleaner in the industry

Moreover, when the robot is out of charge and does not finish the cleaning cycle, it returns to recharge and resumes cleaning when it's done charging.

Ideal if you live in a large house, the robot covers about 350 square meters (3767 square feet) on one charge.

Because of extended battery life and ability to save up to three maps, the robot can clean the whole house in one charge depending on the size.

So far no way any other robot vacuum cleaner could compete with the newest DEEBOT in terms of battery life.

App and smart features

The ECOVACS HOME app allows to switch between cleaning modes, schedule the robot, watch it work in real-time, view a created map, etc. The DEEBOT is the only robot vacuum that understands where a carpet is and makes it visible on the map so you can see it too making it easier to set virtual boundaries to keep the robot off the carpet if you want to be sure it won't go there.

Virtual boundary. This option is not new. It allows preventing the robot from going to certain areas you don't want it to go, such as cluttered zones, kids room, etc.

Customized areas. Some places might need more attention, and custom mode lets the robot know where it needs to clean. By drawing a rectangle, you set zoned cleaning, and the OZMO 950 will go there to do its job.

Custom cleaning feature helps to clean high-traffic areas

Area mode. Makes it easier to clean a particular room directly. When the map is created, you can tap on a room or two, and the cleaner will vacuum there. Useful since some rooms get dirtier faster, such as a kitchen or living room. Now you don't have to vacuum the whole place.

Alexa & Google Home Integration

The ECOVACS is compatible with Alexa-enabled devices and Google Home and lets you control the cleaner with voice commands. The commands include direct control, scheduling, status updates, cleaning modes, accessories status, etc.

Wet mopping

The DEEBOT OZMO 950 is equipped with a 240 ml water tank and 2 mopping pads. Most 2-in-1 robots come with a ~150 ml water container. The manufacturer claims it removes up to 99.26% of bacteria on floors (study by Hygiene and Microbiology Research Center).

The DEEBOT OZMO 950 boosts suction on carpet in vacuuming mode an avoids carpets in mopping mode

In the app, you can adjust the level of water dripping depending on your cleaning needs. Helpful in case you need to do daily cleaning or to get rid of big messes.

The biggest and most useful feature of the DEEBOT - carpet identification. It recognizes carpet which you can see on the map and avoids it when the mopping attachment is on leaving your carpets dry.

How the DEEBOT OZMO 950 avoids carpets in mopping mode
Source: Vacuum Wars

The new DEEBOT can do mopping and sweeping at the same time when the previous model OZMO 930 only could do one thing.

Advanced carpet cleaning

The cleaner recognizes carpet flooring. When it steps on one, the vacuum boosts suction to max level providing deeper cleaning on carpet. And this feature is excellent either when the robot is vacuuming or mopping.

It is able to pick up a variety sized of debris from ultra-fine such as sand to large. The DEEBOT OZMO 950 is able to pick up 76% of the sand on a medium-pile carpet according to the Vacuum Wars test, which is a good result for a robot vacuum.

When it comes to hair pick up test, the OZMO 950 does a good job. The same as the Roborock S6, the DEEBOT does not get too much hair clogged, which makes it easy to clean.

The cleaner has three cleaning modes: normal, max, and max plus. Max+ mode can be used when you need an intense deep clean on carpet. It provides strong suction, and you can run it on carpet to get rid of dust and dirt that is hidden away.

Thanks to Max+ mode, the DEEBOT picks up most debris in just one path on bare flooring, most cleaners need to go twice to remove things. Two side brushes gather debris from both sides, making it more efficient at cleaning.

Overall, the DEEBOT OZMO 950 does a superb job on carpet and bare flooring because of high airflow, strong suction, great climbing ability, carpet identification, and mopping attachments.

Our thoughts

The newest ECOVACS DEEBOT OZMO 950 is not cheap but let's not forget it is a premium robot vacuum with smart features and excellent cleaning performance.

If you are looking for a cleaner with strong suction, mopping with carpet avoidance, extra options such as virtual boundaries, zoned cleaning, want to set the robot work in a specific room, have Amazon Alexa or Google Home and the most important feature - the longest-lasting battery, consider getting the ECOVACS DEEBOT OZMO 950.


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  1. Stas
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    Which is a better robot — Deebot Ozmo 950 or Roborock S6?
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    1. Natalie Red
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      Hi Stas,

      We have not had a chance to test the OZMO 950 yet but here what we know so far about this model:

      It has one of the highest airpower in the industry, about 24 CFM, the Roborock S6 has 15 CFM.

      In terms of cleaning the brush, they both have about the same performance. The roller does not get clogged too much, but the ECOVACS also has a suction port in the box. If you have pets, it is an advantage since you don't have to fight with hair after cleaning.

      Pickup test shows that both of them does an excellent job on bare flooring, thin and medium-pile carpets.

      Deep carpet clean test shows that the Roborock S6 is worse than the DEEBOT. It picked up 69% of the sand on medium-pile carpet, the DEEBOT got 76%.

      Since both are laser-based, the navigation is about the same, both cover around 100% of the cleaning area.

      Mopping: the DEEBOT has a 240 ml container, the Roborock S6 has a 150 ml one. Both can mop and sweep at the same time. The OZMO recognizes carpets which you can see on the screenshot, the carpet area looks a bit different. It helps the DEEBOT to avoid carpets in mopping mode, the Roborock S6 can not do that. You can set blocked zones to keep the Roborock off the carpet when it is mopping, but you need to use another map when it is sweeping; otherwise, the robot will avoid carpets in sweeping mode too. The OZMO supports blocked zones in mopping mode, it won't get confused if you switched from mopping to just sweeping. Also, the DEEBOT allows adjusting water level in the app, it has three volume settings. The Roborock water tank has a switch on the container itself, and it has two positions only. In terms of performance, they have about the same technology, by just dragging the mop cloth around until covering the whole area, so both are not able to get rid of stubborn stains but are suitable for everyday chores.

      OZMO seems to have a better climbing ability as the tests show but if your thresholds are standard, the Roborock S6 won't have issues with crossing them too.

      Finally, the battery. The DEEBOT runs 150 minutes on high power settings and 200 minutes on low power settings and is the longest-lasting robot vacuum on the market to date. The Roborock S6 lasts up to 180 minutes on low power settings and 120 minutes on high power. It does make a difference if you live in a large home and 150 minutes of runtime is not enough (my place is 60 square meters and the Roborock S6 finished the job in 40 minutes). Otherwise, it might not be a big deal.

      Filtration system. The Roborock S6 uses a HEPA filter that can be washed with water, the OZMO has a high-efficiency filter and might not be suitable for allergy and asthma sufferers.

      Conclusion: both are great devices, the OZMO 950 is better at deep cleaning on medium-pile carpets, has a suction port which is better if you have pets, mopping function has more features but in terms of actual cleaning, both perform about the same. The OZMO 950 is better if you live in a big house. The Roborock S6, however, costs $200 less, it would also be suitable for pet owners, big homes with a mixed surface. But if you mostly have medium-pile carpets and want the robot to provide deeper cleaning, I would recommend going with the ECOVACS DEEEBOT OZMO 950.
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    2. Stas
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      Which is a better robot — Deebot Ozmo 950 or Roborock S6?
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      1. Stas
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        Do Ecovasc Deebot Ozmo 950 and 960 have front obstacle sensor and a wall sensor (such as Roborock S6?)
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        1. Natalie Red
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          Unfortunately, these are new robots and there is not much information so I have no idea what kind of sensors they are equipped with.
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