It has more or less power and the noise has been more or less mitigated. it must be recognize that it is not comfortable to be with a robot vacuum cleaner at home. So the ideal is that it ends as soon as possible. Here we come to another key section innovations and price: intelligent navigation.
Leaving aside sensors for elevation and obstacles
intelligent navigation is carry out by cameras. As IRobot usually does. or through a laser viewer, the solution of brands such as Xiaomi or Conga, among others. Even the Roborock S6 MaxV bets on a hybridization of both. Which not only navigate, but also recognize and avoid obstacles.
Each one with its advantages and disadvantages
both systems resolve navigation well and . Although how clear we have the space also has a great impact on the result. And if you have smart navigation. You have two very useful features: the first is cleaning by rooms and the second is multi-map mode.
I usually vacuum the whole house in the morning. But after cooking, eating in the dining room or doing the ironing. I like to send the robot vacuum cleaner to clean the kitchen. Dining room or bathroom . something I can do comfortably as a result of room cleaning. And if I had a house with several floors, it is interesting that this can be do on whatever floor it is.
Hand in hand with navigation goes autonomy. And it is that unless we have a mansion. With a robot vacuum cleaner with intelligent navigation. We will not need a great autonomy to clean the house, although it never hurts. Thus, we are going to find models from 75 minutes to 240 minutes. Of course, if the navigation is random and your house has a complicated architecture, it can happen that your robot vacuum cleaner spends two hours cleaning the house, going through some places several times.
How comfortable is the connectivity?
Unless technology is not your thing – as is the case with my parents, who seek to complicate themselves to a minimum – having a robot vacuum cleaner with connectivity is truly comfortable.
The simplest thing that we are going to find are models of pressing the button and that’s it, one step higher, those that come with a remote control allow us to program them and launch them when we are at home. But generally it is interesting to have an app to save us that command and activate it both while at home and away from it for both total and partial cleaning.
And one more step: they are compatible with voice assistants, something that in practice is quite limited to activating it, but that offer the advantage of doing it with the voice.
Although the application is a convenient and effective solution, not all of them work equally well or have an equally well-cared-for interface. In our analysis you can see big differences between some models and others, but in general it is a good idea.