What You Need to Know Before Buying The Deebot: Model Comparison Chart

By Michael Fisher·May 1, 2018· 5 min read

You might or might not have heard about Ecovacs, but its rating goes much further than its reputation. The Ecovacs Deebot N79 is one of the best-sellers on Amazon right now, so we decided to dive deeper into the model line that Ecovacs presents.

[Update December 2018] Get a closer look at the most popular ECOVACS DEEBOT vacuum cleaners to buy in 2019

[Update February 2019] There are a few new models that are not presented on Amazon yet. The ECOVACS DEEBOT Pro 930 is equipped with a self-emptying charging base, and the ECOVACS DEEBOT Ozmo 960 is the newest robot vacuum that is powered by AI; unfortunately, the manufacturer didn't mention when it will be released officially.

Ecovacs Deebot Comparison Chart

FeaturesDeebot N79SDeebot M80ProDEEBOT 901Deebot OZMO 930Deebot OZMO 601Deebot Slim2Deebot M88Deebot M82Deebot R95MKII
Runtime (min)1001101001101101109010090
Suction Power (Pa)1,000500N/A1,000N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Schedulingyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyes
Controlremote controlapp + remote control + Alexaapp + Alexaapp + Alexaapp + remote control + Alexaapp + remote controlapp + remote control + Alexaremote controlapp + Alexa
Wet Moppingnoyesnoyesyesyesyesyesyes
Mappingnonoyesyesnonononoyes
Virtual Wallnonoyesyesnonononoyes
Recharge & Resumenonoyesyesnonononoyes
Obstacle Climbing (mm)N/AN/A18161410181616
Noise Level (dB)67N/A67656560567070
Dustbin Capacity (ml)N/A500350450450320380400520
Battery Capacity (mAh)N/A3,0003,0003,2003,0002,6003,0003,0002,850
Warranty12 months12 months12 months12 months12 months12 months12 months12 months12 months

Cleaning time

Most of the robots from the Ecovacs family work about 90-110 minutes. This time is enough to cover an average home. With mapping, a robot vacuum is more efficient and spends even less time to clean.

Bare Floor

Since the ECOVACS produces half of their robots with a mopping feature, most of the devices perform great on bare floor. An extra attachment helps to keep the floor clean by wet mopping it. Those machines that come without a mopping option also perform well on a hardwood floor, tile, marble, etc.

The flagship Ozmo 930 is even able to recognize carpets when mop and avoids it leaving your rugs/carpets dry.

Ecovacs Deebot for carpet

Ecovacs produces robot cleaners that first of all work great on a bare floor, which doesn't mean the machines can't clean carpet. Consumers claim that all the models clean carpets and rugs pretty well. Strong suction power along with a cleaning brush (usually a bristled one designed to pick up pet hair from carpeted surfaces) do their job of catching dirt and dust with ease. However, do not expect the Ecovacs to clean thicker carpets. Nevertheless, Ecovacs robots can clean thin carpet/rug as well as the more expensive devices on the market.

Pet Hair

With strong suction power and a bristle brush, the Ecovacs handles pet hair on bare floor and thin carpets. Unfortunately, the manufacturer doesn't mention the suction power of their robot vacuums, so we don't know which model is more or less powerful; but based on consumers reviews, we conclude that most of the devices from the family are perfect for pet owners.

Some robot vacuums come equipped with a suction inlet that is an ideal solution for pet hair.

Smart Navigation, Mapping, and Path Planning

Most of Ecovacs robots come with a random navigation pattern. They move around the cleaning area and don't remember where they have been. The DEEBOT OZMO 930, DEEBOT 901 and DEEBOT R95MKII are equipped with SMART NAVI technology that helps to create a map and build the most efficient cleaning path. In the ECOVACS app, you can watch your vacuum working in real-time. With the mapping feature, the Ecovacs OZMO 930, ECOVACS DEEBOT 901, and the Ecovacs R95MKII cover the whole area without missing a spot.

Virtual boundaries, zone cleaning, prioritize areas

In the ECOVACS app, you can set virtual boundaries if you don't want the robot to go to some rooms. Also, there is a possibility of creating zone cleaning. If you want the robot to work within a particular room, this option is useful. In case there are high-traffic rooms such as kitchen or living room, you can prioritize the vacuum to clean there first.

These options are presented in the DEEBOT 901, Ozmo 930 and Ecovacs R95MKII.

Auto-recharge

All cleaners automatically get back to the docking station to recharge when the battery runs out of energy.

The recharge & resume feature makes a robot get back to recharge, and when its battery juices up, the robot returns to finish its job from the spot it left off. The recharge and resume option is supported by the DEEBOT Ozmo 930, DEEBOT 901, and DEEBOT R95MKII.

Obstacle Detection & Anti-Drop sensors

This technology helps robots to move around without bumping into things which protects your furniture. Also, it provides safety for the device so it will not fall from the stairs. All the robots are equipped with these sensors.

How To Control an Ecovacs Deebot

Ecovacs provides a few options to control its robots: by remote control, app, and voice for models compatible with Amazon Alexa / Google Home.

Scheduling

You can set your robot to work at a specific time on its own. All the robots come with scheduling.

Our recommendation

  1. Bare floor. The ones with a mopping feature are ideal for a bare floor. That would be the M80Pro, OZMO 930, OZMO 601, Slim2, M88, M82, and R95MKII. The Ecovacs N79 and its upgraded version, the N79S, is an absolute winner when it comes to thousands of consumers reviews on Amazon; so if you don't care about the mopping function - go with the N79S.
  2. Carpeted surface. If your home is mostly covered with thin carpets and rugs, have a look at the Ecovacs N79S (not the N79 because it's an older version), the M80Pro, or the M82. If you are not tight on budget, go with the high-end models such as DEEBOT 901 and Ozmo 930.
  3. Mixed Surface. For bare floors and rugs, go with the ones that include a mopping feature (not the Slim2 because it is super slim and probably will not clean carpets very well). Again, since the N79S is a high-rated product and if you don't need wet mopping - it is the perfect budget robovac to buy.
  4. Pet hair. The more power a robot gets, the better it will catch pet hair from the floor. Basically, if you need a device only for a bare floor, pick up any of the following machines, but in case you have a carpet, it is better to stick with the models mentioned in the "carpeting surface" paragraph. The models equipped with a suction inlet are ideal for pet hair. These would be DEEBOT 901, Ozmo 930 and DEEBOT R95MKII.
  5. Amazon Alexa/Google Home compatible. If you have any Alexa-enabled device, have a look at the N79S, M80Pro, DEEBOT 901, OZMO 930, M88, and R95MKII. With these robots, you will have the possibility of managing its movements with your voice.
  6. Average size house. You probably will need the one with a mapping feature such as the DEEBOT 901, Ecovacs OZMO 930 and the Ecovacs R95MKII since the "recharge & resume" feature allows them to finish the job, covering the whole cleaning area. If you stick with the ECOVACS Deebot N79S, you will need to place it manually in every room if you want it to cover the whole household in one charge.

In the end

If you don't want to spend a lot of money, go with the Ecovacs Deebot N79S. It has a lot of good reviews, and consumers are in love with this machine. For $230, you get compatibility with Alexa which is good for such price. It doesn't have a mopping feature though. It is a budget robovac that has everything you might need.

If you want a smarter and more powerful machine, the DEEBOT 901 and Deebot OZMO 930 will suit your needs. These robot vacuums build a map of your house with an LDS sensor, and ARM processor inside the device choose an efficient cleaning path. The DEEBOT 901 has all the same features that the Ozmo 930 does except carpet identification and mopping. The Ozmo 930 recognizes carpeted surfaces and doesn't go over it in Mopping mode leaving your carpets dry.

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