D4, D6, D7 Connected: The Best Neato Botvac Models

By Natalie Red·Updated: May 11, 2019· 8 min read

We have already made a comparison of all the Neato models. Let's go deeper into the newest robots that were released in 2018 - the Neato Botvac D4 Connected and Neato Botvac D6 Connected. What are the main differences between the D4, D6 and the high-end Botvac D7 Connected? Which one will suit you the best? 

The Best Neato Botvac Connected: D4 vs. D6 vs. D7 features and specifications

  Neato Botvac D4 Connected Neato Botvac D6 Connected Neato Botvac D7 Connected
Operating time 75 min 120 min 120 min
Filter type High performance Ultra performance Ultra performance
Side sweeper no yes yes
Cleaning brush type Combo brush Spiral combo brush Spiral combo brush
No-Go Lines yes yes yes
Recharge & Resume yes yes yes
Multiple Floor plans no yes yes
Zone cleaning no no yes
Spot clean yes yes yes
Scheduling yes yes yes
Wi-Fi connectivity 2.4 GHz 2.4 GHz 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz
Extra care navigation yes yes yes
Manual drive remote control no no yes
Find me no yes yes
Quick boost charging yes yes yes
Eco/Turbo cleaning modes yes yes yes
Cleaning history & statistics yes yes yes
Cleaning summary with coverage maps yes yes yes
Boundary marks (2m) no yes yes
Compatible with: Smartphone; Apple Watch; Amazon Echo; Google Home; Neato Chatbot for Facebook; IFTTT Smartphone; Apple Watch; Amazon Echo; Google Home; Neato Chatbot for Facebook; IFTTT Smartphone; Apple Watch; Amazon Echo; Google Home; Neato Chatbot for Facebook; IFTTT
Warranty 12 months 12 months 12 months

There are a few options that make a Neato worth buying. Spot cleaning provides deep cleaning in a particular area.

The Neato Botvac D4 Connected the best smart robot vacuum to buy in 2019

You can schedule your Neato to work at a specific time. With the Multiple Floor plans and No-Go Lines, you can set the cleaner to work on every floor (supported by the D6 and D7 Connected only).

The Neato Botvac D6 Connected vs The Neato Botvac D7 Connected which one to buy

Each Neato robot is equipped with a bunch of sensors that help the vacuum to navigate around with no bumping into things and avoid dropping.

Neato Botvac D7 Connected the Roomba i7 killer

The Neato is compatible with smart devices and can be a part of your smart home.

Mapping and Navigation

The Neato robots are equipped with LaserSmart technology. It scans and maps your entire house, creating a floor plan for your robot to follow. Mapping makes cleaning more efficient since the vacuum does not go over the same spots twice. 

The robot navigates in straight zig-zag shaped lines instead of a random pattern. Thanks to the laser housed inside the tower, the vacuum doesn't require light on in the room and can work on dark carpets.

Battery life and Recharge & Resume feature

The Botvac D6 and D7 Connected run up to 120 minutes (tested on a combination of hard floors and carpet). The Neato Botvac D4 Connected operates up to 75 minutes.

Each of the robots cleans in the Eco and Turbo mode. The Eco mode provides quieter cleaning when the Turbo mode ensures deep cleaning on carpeting surface. Please note, the Turbo Mode drains a battery faster.

If Neato’s batteries run low while cleaning it will know to head home and recharge all by itself. It will find its way back to its charge base, recharge, and head back out to resume cleaning right where it left off. Neato can run three times and recharge itself up to two times during a cleaning cycle.

Filter type

The D4 Connected is equipped with a High-Performance filter. It is perfect for homes with pets and those who are allergy sensitive. The filter captures dust particles and reduces allergens in your home.

The D6 and D7 Connected come with an Ultra Performance Filter. This filter captures the smallest particles (up to 0.3 microns) in the air. The filter has the new latch design that makes it easier to remove. The Ultra Performance Filter is the best for those who concerned with allergies by minimizing particulates in the air.

From what we understand. the Ultra Performance filter is more efficient for allergy sufferers when the High-Performance is not able to remove the smallest particles in the air making the Neato Botvac D6 and D7 Connected safer for people with asthma and allergy. 

Side sweeper & Cleaning brush

the Neato Botvac D7 Connected is ideal for all types of floors

The side sweeper catches dust from corners and edges, sends it to the main brush where it along with a powerful motor sucks it up right into the dustbin.

The D4 doesn't have a side sweeper.

The Neato Botvac D4 Connected is equipped with a combo brush. It is easy to remove and maintain, ideal for homes with multiple types of flooring. The combo brush reduces noise during operation offering superior pick-up of pet hair.

The Botvac D6 and D7 Connected are equipped with a Spiral combo brush.

The Botvac D6 Connected is the best smart robot vacuum for pet hair

It is the preferred solution for homes with different floor types with reducing noise and being the best when it comes to pet hair pick-up and catching the most dirt. Effortless to remove and maintain.

Extra care navigation

the Botvac D4 Connected smart helper

The Extra Care Navigation helps the Neato to vacuum your floors without getting close to delicate furniture/objects to minimize bumping. And, the Neato avoids tight spaces where there is no room to navigate to prevent getting stuck.

Please make sure the Extra Care Navigation is turned on in the Neato app.

No-Go Lines + Boundaries

"No-Go Lines" is virtual boundaries you can set around places you want the Neato robot to avoid. After creating the lines in the Neato app, the robot will not go over specific areas within your home.

The Neato D6 and D7 Connected have magnetic marks in the box. Use the strips to make a room or an area off-limits to the Neato robot. The cleaner will recognize the area and avoid the area.

Multiple Floor plans

Multiple floor plans feature allows the robot to hold in memory up to three different floor plans. So now you can set up No-Go Lines on every floor.

Present in the Neato Botvac D6 and D7 Connected models.

Zone cleaning

With zone cleaning, you can target trouble areas in your home more frequently. Make a zone for the dinner table, and send the robot to take care of the targeted area. Also, there is an option to schedule the Neato to work in a specific zone. 

It is the new feature that is only presented in the Botvac D7 Connected.

Manual drive remote control

Manual drive remote control lets you take control of the robot to direct its cleaning path in the app. You can manage the robot`s movements from the app.

Only in the D7 Connected model.

Find Me

Find me feature allow to find the robot by it started beeping after pressing the robot icon on the Neato app. There is no Find Me option in the Neato D4 Connected robot.

Quick boost charging

With quick boost charging, the robot calculates the amount of power needed to finish, charges accordingly, and gets back to cleaning faster.


Which one to buy: The Botvac D4 Connected, Botvac D6 Connected or the flagship Botvac D7 Connected

All the Neato robots are smart machines worth every penny spent on it. Neato performs great on both: carpeted flooring (except thick carpets) and bare floors. The D-shape makes it one of the best on the market when it comes to corner cleaning. The wide brush covers more area when cleaning than regular brushes round robots have. Thanks to the combo brush and spiral combo brush, the robot is suitable for homes with pets.

Quick guide through the Neato D4, D6 and D7 Connected: why is the D7 Connected better than the D4 or D6? 

All these machines have the same suction power, climbing ability, and two cleaning modes. Most of the features are presented in all three models. 

Laser navigation helps the Neato to cover the whole cleaning area without missing a spot.

The Neato Botvac D4 Connected is ideal for small and medium-sized homes. With 75 minutes of battery life and no side sweeper, the D4 Connected is perfect for houses covered with carpets and mixed surfaces. Unfortunately, it doesn't support multi-floor plans and zone cleaning yet it has No-Go Lines that can be used to block it from crossing particular zones.

Get the Neato Botvac D4 Connected if you:

Neato Botvac D4 Connected the ideal machine for a small home

  • live in a small house
  • live in a house with more than one level  
  • don't need zoned cleaning 
  • your home is covered with carpets 
  • do not want to spend more on the D6 or D7 Connected.

The Neato Botvac D6 Connected is suitable for medium and big-sized houses. It can be a great helper in a small home too though. Great for homes with all types of surfaces (except thick carpets). There is no Zone cleaning feature however it supports No-Go Lines. Please note, the D6 Connected requires 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi connectivity.

Get the Neato Botvac D6 Connected if you:

Neato Botvac D6 Connected can clean a multi-store house

  • live in an average or big house
  • your house with more than one level 
  • don't need zoned cleaning 
  • your home is covered with carpets 
  • do not want to spend more on the D7 Connected
  • or some of your family suffer from an allergy or asthma 
  • have pets
  • live in a house with lots of furniture so the robot can avoid it by using the No-Go Lines. 

The Neato Botvac D7 Connected is a high-end model. It has Zoned cleaning and holds up to three floors in memory. You can set No-Go Lines on every floor and schedule it to work at a specific time, the robot will recognize where it needs to clean and do the rest. And, the D7 Connected requires both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz speed which makes it easier to connect the cleaner to Wi-Fi. Ideal for larger homes with a mix of both: carpets and bare floors.

Get the Neato Botvac D7 Connected if you:

Neato Botvac D7 Connected the best robot vacuum from the Neato model line

  • live in an average or big house
  • live in a house with more than one level 
  • need zoned cleaning 
  • want to schedule the Botvac to work in a specific area when you are not at home
  • your home is covered with carpets 
  • or some of your family suffer from an allergy or asthma 
  • have pets
  • want to get a flagship robot vacuum with great cleaning performance especially on carpets
  • live in a house with lots of furniture so the robot can avoid it by using the No-Go Lines. 

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