Test: iRobot Roomba 980 vs. Xiaomi Roborock S6


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Test: iRobot Roomba 980 vs. Xiaomi Roborock S6

Vacuum robots are becoming more and more popular and because I think I can use one, I ordered 2 vacuum robots for testing. Here you can find my purchase decision. - Test: iRobot Roomba 980 vs. Xiaomi Roborock S6

iRobot Roomba 980 vs. Xiaomi Roborock S6

First of all the Xiaomi Roborock S6 is a suction robot with wiping function, which has little priority for me. The iRobot Roomba 980 is intended only as a vacuum robot. Both I tested 2 week. Both vacuum robots have a charging station and other accessories included. You can read the technical specifications and details about the functions in every shop and I will spare you here. If you want to buy a vacuum robot, read the Guide to suction robots.

The iRobot Roomba 980

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Xiaomi Roborock S6

My experience and purchase decision

I signed up for the Xiaomi Roborock S6 decided! The fact is, you do not need to build photocells like the iRobot Roomba 980 on this vacuum robot to set up deadlocks. The Xiaomi Roborock S6 scans its surroundings and you can directly determine in the app parts or rooms where it should suck and where not. Here are certainly the different sensor techniques to bear and because scores the Roborock 6.

I feel that Xiaomi Roborock S6 quieter than the iRobot Roomba 980 despite its own suction power.

The way to charging station and the start of the Charging Station works Xiaomi Roborock S6 much better or the same with the 1. Tried, with the iRobot Roomba 980 it felt to me long before he had found the right way and the docking times worked out.

Another criterion was my carpet was in the middle of the living room and has an edge of 2,5 cm.

Xiaomi Roborock S6 test carpet edge


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The iRobot Roomba 980 never came up the carpet to suck on. Of the Xiaomi Roborock S6 If he notices where he was not yet and drives this area, if it does not work the first time, he tries to get on the open area to suck it. Not always the first time, BUT he can do it! When he's on the rug, he just sucks it off because the area in the app is still open and it was already off.

The  APP is at Xiaomi Roborock S6 more versatile and enjoyable to handle, you can easily set and control much more than the iRobot Roomba 980.

Although the iRobot Roomba 980 looks qualitatively of the case and parts of higher value, but the many advantages, sensor technology and my brief experience with the Xiaomi Roborock S6 weigh much more with me. The suction result for me is the same for both.

Conclusion: iRobot Roomba 980 vs.. Xiaomi Roborock S6

My purchase recommendation, after short practical tests with both Saugrobotern, falls for my conditions clearly on the Xiaomi Roborock S6.

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