ECOVACS Deebot Comparison 2019: What Is the Difference Between Models?

By Michael Fisher·Updated: Sep 17, 2019· 13 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 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.

[August 2019] ECOVACS has been launched the newest and most powerful models: DEEBOT OZMO 920 and DEEBOT OZMO 950. These are flagship robot vacuums with decent battery life, suction power, and smart features.

Since the ECOVACS released many different models, some of them are old; some are most likely will not be on sale anymore, so we will not dive into the details of each of them.

Let's have a look at the best of them.

ECOVACS DEEBOT Comparison Chart

Features DEEBOT N79S
DEEBOT N79S
DEEBOT 601
DEEBOT 601
DEEBOT 901
DEEBOT 901
DEEBOT OZMO 930
DEEBOT OZMO 930
DEEBOT 711
DEEBOT 711
DEEBOT 500
DEEBOT 500
DEEBOT OZMO 920
DEEBOT OZMO 920
DEEBOT OZMO 950
DEEBOT OZMO 950
Runtime (min) 100 120 100 110 110 110 130 200
Suction Power (Pa) 1,000 800 N/A 1,000 N/A N/A 1,200 1,500
Scheduling yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Alexa / Google Home support yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Wet Mopping no no no yes no yes yes yes
Water tank size (ml) - - - 300 - - 240 240
Water level control - - - yes - - yes yes
Virtual walls in mopping mode - - - no - - yes yes
Carpet identification no no no yes no no yes yes
Mapping no no yes yes yes no yes yes
Mapping technology - - Lidar Lidar Camera - Lidar Lidar
Multiple-Mapping - - no no no - up to 3 up to 3
Virtual Wall no no yes yes no no yes yes
Zoned cleaning no no yes yes no no yes yes
Prioritizing where to clean no no yes yes no no yes yes
Suction inlet in the box     no no yes yes no no yes yes
Recharge & Resume no no yes yes no no yes yes
Obstacle Climbing (in / mm) N/A 0.55 / 14 0.70 / 18 0.62 / 16 N/A 0.55 / 14 0.79 / 20 0.79 / 20
Height (mm / in) 7.9 / 3.11 7.9 / 3.11 9.5 / 3.74 10.02 / 3.94 8.3 / 3.26 7.8 / 3.07 9.3 / 3.66 9.3 / 3.66
Noise Level (dB) 67 64 67 65 N/A 65 66 66
Dustbin Capacity (ml) N/A 300 350 450 520 520 430 430
Battery Capacity (mAh) N/A 3,000 3,000 3,200 2,600 2,500 N/A 5,200 mAh
Warranty 12 months 12 months 12 months 12 months 12 months 12 months 12 months 12 months
Price ~$200 ~$270 ~$300 ~$570 ~$420 ~$200 ~$700 ~$800

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 ECOVACS robot vacuums are ideal for hardwood floors

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 thin 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.

The DEEBOT is suitable for thin carpets

However, do not expect the Ecovacs to clean thicker carpets. The ECOVACS models are more suitable to clean thick carpets; however, they perform well on thin carpets.

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 suitable for pet owners.

The DEEBOT 901 and OZMO 930 are perfect for pet owners

Some robot vacuums such as DEEBOT 901 and OZMO 930 come equipped with a suction inlet that is an ideal solution for pet hair since it is tangle-free.

Smart Navigation, Mapping, and Path Planning

Most of the Ecovacs robots have a random navigation pattern. They move around the cleaning area and don't remember where they have been. The DEEBOT OZMO 930, and DEEBOT 901 are equipped with the SMART NAVI technology that helps to create a map and build the most efficient cleaning path.

The DEEBOT 711 also remembers your home layout, but it has different technology. It is equipped with a camera sensor instead of the laser to map out your interior. Unlike the LDS, camera-based cleaners need a light to be on when mapping. Also, you cannot set restricted areas, zoned cleaning, etc.

The DEEBOT 901, Ozmo 930 and DEEBOT 711 remember your home layout

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 DEEBOT 711 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.

With the ECOVACS DEEBOT 901 and Ozmo 930 you can set restricted areas, created zoned cleaning and prioritize where to clean first using the ECOVACS app

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 a kitchen or living room, you can prioritize the vacuum to clean there first.

These options are supported by the DEEBOT 901 and Ozmo 930.

Auto-recharge

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

The DEEBOT Ozmo 930 and DEEBOT 901 are ideal for bigger homes

The recharge & resume feature makes a robot get back to recharge, and when its battery juices up, the robot returns to finish the cleaning from the spot it left off.

The recharge and resume option is supported by the DEEBOT Ozmo 930 and DEEBOT 901.

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 if you own any.

Scheduling

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


ECOVACS DEEBOT N79S

Best-Seller

ECOVACS DEEBOT N79S

Best-selling model

Decent suction power and airflow velocity of 12 CFM. Long battery life in high mode (88 min). Suitable for homes with mixed surface

The ECOVACS DEEBOT N79W+ is listed on Amazon for ~190. It is the same old DEEBOT N79S only in white color. What is the DEEBOT N79S/N79W+ best for? 

  • The most affordable model
  • Homes with bare floors and some thin carpets

If you don’t want to spend more and just looking for a budget robot vacuum that will be an addition to the main vacuum — have a look at the N79S/N79W+. It is compatible with Alexa/Google Home, able to vacuum thin carpets and has long battery life, however, do not expect it to deep clean your carpets, it is more suitable for bare flooring and everyday cleaning. 

ECOVACS DEEBOT 601

For Small Homes

ECOVACS Deebot 601

For Small Homes

Decent suction power, compatible with Amazon Alexa & Google Home. Suitable for thin carpets.

The ECOVACS DEEBOT 601 is on sale for about $220 on Amazon. It is similar to the previous model but has a different design and weaker suction. The DEEBOT 601 is good for:

  • Homes with no carpets
  • Small homes

The DEEBOT 601 is not good for carpets, the suction is not enough to provide deep cleaning but the robot is ideal for houses with bare flooring.

ECOVACS DEEBOT 901

Best Under $300

ECOVACS DEEBOT 901

The cheapest robot with mapping

The cheapest model with LIDAR. Supports restricted areas, customized cleaning, and area mode. Builds an accurate map. Includes a suction inlet for pet hair. Has the shortest body among laser-based robot vacuums. Can be tracked in real-time. Suitable for bigger homes with bare floors and thin carpets.

The ECOVACS DEEBOT 901 is one of the best budget robot vacuums with LIDAR technology. It is equipped with an LDS laser that creates a map of the house making cleaning more efficient. The robot does not go over the same spots twice and knows where it’s been. 

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 creating 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 the main cleaning brush. The inlet is excellent for pet hair since it doesn't cause hair tangling, the brush works better on carpet flooring. What is the ECOVACS DEEBOT 901 good for? 

  • Homes with a mixed surface
  • Pet owners
  • Average and big houses
  • Cluttered homes. With the restricted areas option you can block the robot from going to certain places and don’t have to babysit it

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

Runner-Up

ECOVACS DEEBOT OZMO 930

Avoids carpets in mopping mode

Equipped with a suction inlet and cleaning brush, suitable for pet hair. Identifies carpets, in vacuum mode, it boosts up suction, in mopping mode, the robot avoids carpets. 

The ECOVACS DEEBOT Ozmo 930 is similar to the DEEBOT 901. It includes a suction inlet, maps your home and has the same suction. However, the Ozmo 930 also can do mopping and while doing it, the robot avoids carpets so you don’t have to create blocked zoned around the carpets. The robot can identify carpets, when it’s on carpet, the Ozmo 930 boosts up suction to max level to provide deeper cleaning. What is the ECOVACS DEEBOT Ozmo 930 suitable for?

  • Average and big homes
  • Homes with occasion carpets 
  • Houses with mostly bare flooring
  • Pet owners

The Ozmo 930 is a flagship vacuum in the model line. It is the only robot vacuum on the market that automatically avoids carpets by recognizing them. The robot is perfect for those who have some carpets and want a machine with mopping. But the same as with the DEEBOT 901, the Ozmo 930 won’t get your carpets clean, the cleaner is not suitable for deep cleaning. 

ECOVACS DEEBOT 711

Camera-Based Model

ECOVACS DEEBOT 711

Camera-based robot vacuum

The first robot vacuum is equipped with a camera sensor to build a map of the cleaning area. Has a relatively big dust container and a short body that can reach areas under most furniture. Suitable for small to medium homes with a mixed surface.

The ECOVACS DEEBOT 711 is a robot vacuum cleaner from the model line that is based on a camera, not the LDS laser. The robot creates a map, knows where it has cleaned but does not support virtual walls and zoned cleaning. The previous two robots can be tracked in real-time in the app when the DEEBOT 711 can not. What is the DEEBOT 711 good for?

  • Small and average-sized houses
  • Homes with occasional thin carpets

The ECOVACS DEEBOT 711 is ideal for everyday cleaning but will not provide deep cleaning on carpets. 

ECOVACS DEEBOT 500

Budget Pick

ECOVACS DEEBOT 500

The cheapest

Has a relatively big dustbin and decent runtime. Suitable for homes with mixed surface

It is one of the latest models from ECOVACS. The machine is similar to the N79S and Ozmo 601. The manufacturer does not provide what the suction is here. The robot is compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Home. What is the ECOVACS DEEBOT 500 good for? 

  • Small homes 
  • Homes with thin carpets

The ECOVACS DEEBOT 500 is ideal for small homes that have some thin carpets.

ECOVACS DEEBOT Ozmo 920

Also Great

ECOVACS DEEBOT Ozmo 920

Ideal for multi-level homes

Can do mopping and sweeping at the same time. Equipped with a cleaning brush and suction inlet for pet hair. Supports virtual boundaries, custom mode, and area cleaning. Lasts up to 130 minutes on one charge. Water level can be controlled in the app. Ideal for big homes with more than one floor and pet owners.

The ECOVACS DEEBOT OZMO 920 is very similar to the new OZMO 950. 

The biggest difference between them — suction power. The OZMO 950 has 1,500 Pa, the OZMO 920 has 1,200 Pa. The OZMO 950 has three cleaning modes: normal, max and max plus. The OZMO 920 has two: normal and max. 

The OZMO 920 provides up to 130 minutes of cleaning which is a good result. It is not as good on medium-pile carpets as the OZMO 950 but still good enough for thin carpets and bare flooring. 

Equipped with a 240 ml water tank and mopping pads for mopping chores. In the app, you can control the water level depending on your mopping needs.

The ECOVACS DEEBOT OZMO 920 is suitable for homes with more than one level, pet hair, and mixed surface.

What is the DEEBOT OZMO 920 good for?

  • Average and bigger homes
  • Multi-level houses
  • Pet owners
  • Homes with a small area of bare floor
  • Homes with thin carpets
  • Cluttered homes
  • Alexa & Google Assistant owners

ECOVACS DEEBOT OZMO 950

Our Choice

ECOVACS DEEBOT OZMO 950

The longest-lasting battery in the industry

Runs up to 200 minutes on low power and the whole 150 minutes on high power. Has the longest-lasting battery life on the market. Has one of the highest airpower velocity (24 CFM) in the business. Can do mopping and sweeping, identifies carpets. In vacuum mode, it provides deeper cleaning; in mopping mode, it avoids carpets. In the app, you can control a water level. Supports restricted areas, zoned cleaning and room cleaning. Ideal for large homes with more than one level covered in carpets and pet owners.

The most powerful and longer-lasting robot vacuum cleaner in the family. Equipped with the LDS laser to build an accurate map. Runs 200 minutes on low power settings and the whole 150 minutes in high power which is long enough, only a few cleaners in the market can work on low power for 2.5 hours. 

It has 1,500 Pa of suction and 24 CFM of airpower velocity which is one of the highest numbers we’ve seen to date. It has an upgraded cleaning brush that handles hair tangling pretty well. It provides deep cleaning on medium-pile carpet and shows good results on a deep carpet cleaning test according to the Vacuum Wars review

The robot supports virtual boundaries, custom zone cleaning and area mode. By drawing a rectangle or clicking on a particular area, you can make the robot work within a certain zone or room or block it from going to specific places.

It is the first model that saves up to 3 floor plans which makes the robot ideal for big multi-level houses. It is equipped with a cleaning brush and suction port for bare flooring cleaning and pet hair pickup.

It recognizes carpet when vacuuming the cleaner boosts up suction once it steps on carpet to ensure deeper cleaning. In mopping mode, it avoids carpets. You can also drag an area around carpets to let the cleaner know where it should not go. Unlike the OZMO 930, the newest OZMO 950 can do both: mopping and vacuuming at the same time.

The ECOVACS DEEBOT OZMO 950 is ideal for large households with more than one level covered with carpets, and pet owners.

What is the DEEBOT OZMO 950 good for?

  • Large homes
  • Multi-level houses
  • Pet owners
  • Homes with a small area of bare floor
  • Homes with thin and medium-pile carpets
  • Cluttered homes
  • Alexa & Google Assistant owners

In the end

If you don't want to spend a lot of money, go with the Ecovacs Deebot 500. It has good reviews, and consumers are in love with this model. At ~$200, 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. The same goes for the DEEBOT 601 and N79S.

If you want a smarter 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 the 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.

The DEEBOT 711 seems like a decent machine as well but the camera is not as efficient as the LDS, and with the LDS you can interact with maps when the camera-based model only gives you a report of cleaning. Also, the DEEBOT 901 costs less than the 711 one and has the same suction power. However, if you do not need these features but still want to get a smart machine without spending more on the Ozmo 930 - go with the DEEBOT 711.

Those who are looking for a premium robot vacuum that would be suitable for any surface, multi-level houses and perfect for large households, the DEEBOT OZMO 950 is an ideal choice. If your home is about a mixed surface and it is not too big, the OZMO 920 would be right for you.

Which Ecovacs Deebot would you get? Write to us in the comment section below.


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