Robotic cleaners have evolved considerably over the years. My first bot was the Neato XV-11 and at the time there was limited choice in the market, especially here in Australia. Recent years has shown the emergence of several new entrants with Ecovacs being one of them.
The bot is capable of vacuuming and mopping the floor while at the same time keeping your floor relatively dry. Compared to the iRobot Braava 300 Series, the
The Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo 610 has all the connectivity features that you need. In addition to being controlled from your phone, the unit also includes a remote control.
The smartphone app is handy as it means that you don’t have to use the buttons on the cleaner or remote. Being a smart vacuum, so you can connect to it via the internet once it’s been paired to your home’s Wi-Fi network. One thing to note is that it only works with the 2.4Ghz band.
The Ozmo 610 is a good size unit for apartments or small houses. Its compact size allowed it easy to manoeuvre through tight spaces. If you have a lot of furniture in your house, given sufficient height clearance, the robotic cleaner can clean most hard-to-reach places.
With a range of sensors for navigation and protection against damage, it did a pretty good job at cleaning without encountering obstacles. During our testing, the only 2 times it needed manual intervention was with a thick rug and curved barstool base.
Whilst not a premium product, the Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo 610 was still a decent robotic cleaner for both hard and soft floors. It runs super quiet, has 2 vacuum modes (suction only or brush and suck) and mops your hard flooring. Like other modern devices, it also comes with a companion smartphone application for remote and voice activation (e.g. Alexa) capabilities.
The mopping could be better but for the price, it’s hard to pass up. Keep an eye out for an upcoming sale on these from your nearest Aldi.