Ecovacs Deebot vs. Irobot Roomba: Which one will be the winner in 2019?

deebot vs roomba

The robotic vacuum cleaner is regarded as one of the best inventions ever. They are entirely a delight because they neither need assistance nor are they noisy.

Most importantly these Robotic vacuum cleaners are designed to clean very efficiently. And thus provide a completely grit-free floor and carpet.

However, choosing the right Robotic Vacuum Cleaner can be a bit of a problem. Ecovacs Deebot models and Irobot Roomba models are among the most sold Robotic Vacuum cleaners worldwide, so it is difficult to choose the right one for your home. The issue can be quickly sorted out by comparing some of the basic functionality of various models available.

Choosing the right Robotic Vacuum cleaner should be decided based on the following factors –

  • Type of flooring to be cleaned as Robotic Vacuums works best on tile, hardwood floors, and low carpet.
  • Features available in the Vacuum cleaner.
  • Smartphone control enabled
  • Remote Control Enabled
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • Smart Home Integration
  • Smart Navigation
  • HEPA Filtration
  • Roller Brushes & Edge Cleaning
  • Self Docking And Auto Recharging
  • Battery Life
  • Annual maintenance

Since both Ecovac Deebot and IRobot Roomba has launched numerous models in the last few years, comparing each model is almost impossible.

Comparison 1: ​​Deebot vs ​Roomba


Ecovac Ozmo 930 & R95 vs Roomba 980 & Roomba 960

Ecovac Ozmo 930
ECOVACS DEEBOT OZMO 930
Roomba 9​60
iRobot Roomba 960

category

​Navigation

​iAdapt

​Smart NAVI

​​iAdapt

​​iAdapt

​Voice reporting

​Yes

​Yes

​No

​No

​Wi-Fi ​Connectivity

​Yes

​Yes

​Yes

​Yes

​Scheduling

​Yes

​Yes

​Yes

​Yes

​Auto ​Recharge

​Yes

​Yes

​Yes

​Yes

​Manual docking

​Yes

​Yes

​Yes

​Yes

​Navigation control

​Dual virtual wall barriers

​Dual virtual wall barriers

​Virtual boundaries

​Virtual boundaries

​Full ​Bin ​Indicator

​No

​No

​Yes

​Yes

​Carrying handle

​No

​No

​Yes

​Yes

​Edge ​Cleaning

​No

​No

​Yes

​Yes

​Spot ​Cleaning

​Yes

​Yes

​Yes

​Yes

​Lithium-ion ​Battery

​Yes

​Yes

​Yes

​Yes

​Remote ​Control ​Using ​App

​Yes

​Yes

​Yes

​Yes

Design -

All the four models have similar identical shape and size; however, Deebot r95 and Roomba 960 has a better user-friendly switch location.

Size and Dimensions -

DImension wise all the Ecovac and Roomba models are similar except for Ozmo 930 as it is much taller than the rest of the three models.

Cleaning Mechanism and Vacuuming Technologies -

Roomba 980 uses the most potent cleaning mechanism of all the four as it has two specific additional features, spot cleaning, and Carpet clean boost. The 1700 PSU suction capacity of the Roomba 980 makes it the perfect choice for heavy duty cleaning which is not possible in case of the other three robot vacuum.

Ecovac uses Laser detection to navigate while Roomba uses Lighthouse Technology for navigation.

​Filter​ ​​Style

Roomba 980 : High-efficiency filter system

Roomba 960 ​: High-efficiency filter system

Ecovac Ozmo 930 : High Efficiency Filter ​

Ecovacs R95 ​: High Efficiency Filter 

Cleaning Quality on Different Surfaces -

Though all the four works well on almost every kind of floors, however, according to a customer review, the Roomba series is always more efficient due to the Deep clean technology feature installed in them.

Usability -

Though both are Wifi connectivity enabled and has wall detection features, they lack remote control operations. The only way to run the bot vacuum is through the Smartphone app or manual touch.

Battery Life and Recharging Time -

All the four Ecovac and Roomba series have a run time of 120 minutes approximately. However, Roomba has a faster charging time than the Ecovac models.

Roomba 980 Runtime 120 minutes

Roomba 960 Runtime 75minutes

Ecovac Ozmo 930 Runtime 110 minutes

Ecovacs R95 Runtime 90 minutes

Affordability -

All the four models are on the higher end of price in their category. Deebot R95 is the least expensive of the 4.

Conclusion

Roomba 980 is the best among the four though it is slightly expensive.

Comparison 2. Deebot vs ​Roomba


Ecovac N79s vs Ecovac M80 vs Roomba 690 vs Roomba 890

Design -

The Roomba 690 and Ecovac M80 have a disc-like an appearance while the Ecovac N79 and Roomba 890 looks more rounded and ordinary.

The Roomba 690 and Ecovac M80 gives the vacuum a futuristic appeal however the other two models look more conventional and user-friendly.

Size and Dimensions -

Ecovac n79 and Roomba 890 are similar in size and dimension, but the Roomba 690 is comparatively more substantial in size and taller by about an inch.

roomba 890

Cleaning Mechanism and Vacuuming Technologies -

The Ecovac N79 has four sensors for cleaning various areas of dirt, but Ecovac M80 also has a Max cleaning mode sensor installed to operate better in more extensive and more open spaces.

Roomba 890 and 690 have strong suction capability thus dislodging even the toughest of grime easily. The two different types of brush installed to assist in better corner cleaning also.

​Filter​ ​​Style

Roomba 690​: Extra Filter

Roomba 890: High-efficiency

Ecovac N79s: HEPA-style

Ecovac M80​​: High-performance filters

Cleaning Quality on Different Surfaces -

Roomba 890 and 690 performs better on medium pile carpeting better than the Ecovac models due to the brush bristle attachment installed in the Roomba.

Usability -

Both the Ecovac and Roomba models mentioned in this comparison are Wifi enabled and can be controlled with Alexa voice assistance. However, Roomba 690 has an extra added feature. The Roomba 690 can be Remote control operable, which is not possible for any other models.

The Roomba series is also equipped with a virtual wall detection feature, which is absent in the Ecovac models.

​Connect WiFi to Roomba App

Battery Life and Recharging Time -

Both the Roomba 690 and 890 has 2000 mAh Li-ion batteries while the Ecovac N79 has a 2600 mAh battery and Ecovac M80 has a massive 3000 mAh battery.

Thus both the Ecovac models have a better run time than the Roomba models.
The charging time of Roomba is comparatively faster due to the smaller battery capacity.

Roomba 690 Runtime 60 minutes

Roomba 890 Runtime 60 minutes

Ecovac N79s Runtime 120 minutes

Ecovac M80 Runtime 110 minutes

Affordability -

The Ecovac N79 and M80 and the Roomba 690 are priced below 300$ while the Roomba 890 at 400$ is most expensive of all the 4.

Conclusion

Roomba 690 is the most affordable and user-friendly of all the four models.

Final Verdict

Though all the Ecovac and Roomba Models compared here have their positive aspects, however, specific criteria are much better in one of them.

The Roomba 690 is the most affordable yet efficient robot Vacuum among all the due to its various additional features like Remote Controlled operation, virtual wall barrier detection, and three-way deep clean technology.

The annual maintenance cost of Roomba 690 is much less than the Ecovac models thus making it a sound long term financial investment.

​FAQ's

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