The Xiaomi VIOMI VXRS01: a Budget Robot Vacuum with a Mapping and App control

The VIOMI VXRS01 is the newest robot vacuum from Viomi Technology Co., a Xiaomi-backed company that is a well-known smart home appliances manufacturer. The robot seems promising since it costs less than $300 and has such interesting feature as an intelligent path planning. Compared to most budget robots with a random cleaning pattern, it works more efficient and cleans faster. First, let's check its specification and features.


The Xiaomi VIOMI VXRS01 Features

FeaturesVIOMI VXRS01
Suction Power1,200 Pa
Noise levelless than 60 dB
Battery capacity2,000 mAh
Dustbin capacity350 ml
Water tank capacity200 ml
Climbing heightup to 20 mm (0.78 inches)
Runtime90-120 minutes
Cleaning modes2 in 1: sweeping and mopping
SensorsBuilt-in 11 sensors: climb sensors, gyro sensor, speedometer, drop sensor, collision sensors, dustbin sensor, wall sensor, infrared sensor
Mapping technologygyroscope
Smartphone Appyes
Alexa / Google Home supportno
LCD Displayyes
HEPA Filteryes
Product Weight3.9 kg (8.59 lbs)
Product size31.00 x 31.00 x 7.80 cm / 12.2 x 12.2 x 3.07 inches
In the boxrobot, power adapter, charging dock, 2 HEPA filters, 2 side brushes, water tank, 2 mop cloths, cleaning brush, English manual
Price$289.99 on GearBest

Design and Appearance

The Xiaomi VIOMI VXRS01 has a traditional round-shaped body. You will find a dustbin located under the lid, start/stop button, an infrared sensor that helps to find and dock to the charging base and a small LCD screen on the top that indicates a current status of the robot.


On the front side, there is a soft anti-collision bumper with a bunch of sensors that help the robot to recognize a wall, furniture or an obstacle and slow it down to prevent a collision.

There are two side brushes located on the bottom that sweep dirt and transfer it to the suction inlet. There are a few cliff sensors to avoid falling down from stairs.

Smart Navigation

The VIOMI VXRS01 has an intelligently planned cleaning pattern. Compared to other budget robot vacuum that uses a random cleaning pattern, it uses gyro sensor, speedometer, and collision sensors to build a map of a house and plans the most effective path to clean the area. Thanks to this feature it can finish the job much faster than robots with a random moving pattern. The VIOMI robot will not miss a spot, you can see the map of your house and monitor the cleaning progress on your smartphone.

xiaomi viomi vxrs01 mapping and path planning

Cleaning performance

Thanks to the brushless motor that delivers 1,200 Pa of suction power, the robot sucks up debris, dirt, and dust from a low and medium pile carpet without any problem. The device doesn't have a central brush, this design has its own advantages: robot vacuums with the central brush need to be cleaned very often since human and pet hair wrapped around the brush. There is less chance to get stuck in the wires that might lie on the floor.

The VIOMI robot vacuum is equipped with a 2,000 mAh Li-Ion battery and can work up to 120 minutes on one charge. It is enough to clean a small or medium house. Despite a strong suction power, it produces less than 60 dB of noise, so it will not bother you when working. The big clearance allows the VIOMI VXRS01 to cross a 20 mm (0.78 inches) obstacle. Low profile design allows fitting under a sofa or furniture with easily.

It automatically returns to the charging dock when finished the job or when the battery is less than 30 percent. If there is an unfinished area, it will recharge and continue cleaning from the spot where it stopped.

High effective HEPA filter removes 99.97% of particles that have a size greater than 0.3 ┬Ám, allergens, pollen, and dust mite feces. It will be a great assistant for asthma and allergy sufferers.

Wet Mopping

The robot can sweep and mop at the same time. It has a 200 ml water tank with a mopping pad that can be attached to the bottom of the robot. So it is a good choice for those who have mostly a hardwood, laminate or a tile floor. With a full water tank, it can cover up to 100 sq. m. area.

xiaomi viomi water tank and mopping

App control

You can monitor and control the VIOMI VXRS01 robot vacuum via Android/iOS smartphone app. The app allows you to:

  • watch the cleaning process in real-time, no matter where you are
  • see the map (layout) of your house
  • manually control the robot like a remote car
  • schedule the robot to clean at a specific time

xiaomi viomi robot vacuum app

Where to buy

The Xiaomi VIOMI VXRS01 is available on GearBest for $289.99.

Who is this robot vacuum for?

The VIOMI robot vacuum is a good choice for those who have a small or medium house with bare floors or carpets. With a strong suction power, it can be very helpful for pet owner and those who suffer with asthma and allergy. It's a good robot vacuum for the price since it has a lot of cool features such as app control, strong suction power, mapping and path planning, wet mopping etc.

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Comments ()

  1. s7yler 09 october 2018, 03:11 # 0
    Just tested this Robot here
    1. Der3 29 november 2018, 05:19 # 0
      Which app is used to control the VXRS01? I can't find any details on this question
      1. Franklin 13 december 2018, 12:19 # +1
        I would also like to know which app is used to control the robot.
        1. Michael Fisher 13 december 2018, 12:32 # 0
          Hi Franklin,
          You can download the app here:
          But unfortunately, at this moment, there is only Chinese language in the app.
          I asked the manufacturer and they said that the English version is in development, however, I don't know when exactly it will be released.
          1. Franklin 13 december 2018, 13:02 # 0
            Thanks for the answer. What I think this app is a virtual store. Were you able to use it?
            1. Michael Fisher 13 december 2018, 13:16 # 0
              As I understand, the app developed to control all the IoT devices that the company made. They have a lot of gadgets for a smart home, so it is something like a hub for those devices. You need to create an account, then you can add the device. I've tried to sign up, but it asking for a Chinese phone number, so I did not succeed. I received my robot vacuum yesterday, and we are working on a review right now.
              1. Franklin 13 december 2018, 13:38 # +1
                I also received my robot yesterday. I'll try to create the account, if I succeed I'll post here how the procedure was.
                1. Michael Fisher 13 december 2018, 13:56 # 0
                  Great! Thank you. What do you think about this robot by the way? Just curious what is your experience.
                  1. Franklin 13 december 2018, 14:20 # +1
                    This is my second robot, the first was from another brand, I think this viomi does not clean as well as the other because it does not have the roller underneath. This robot promises to plan routes and do the drawing of the house but I will only be able to check this once I get access to the app. Anyway I'm satisfied, it's cheap and it has good functions. Yesterday I used the MOP function in a room and was satisfied with the result.
                    If you are interested I can post videos of his work.
                    1. Michael Fisher 14 december 2018, 01:55 # 0
                      It's our first robot vacuum without the roller brush, we'are going to run a few tests, so it will be interesting to know how is the performance compared to robot vacuums with the roller brush. You can post a video here in the comments, it will be interesting for me and other people who want to buy it.
      2. Franklin 18 december 2018, 13:29 # +1
        Video of robot working: Viomi

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