Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T5 review – does it clean carpet?

Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T5 review
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Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T5 is 2-in-1 robot vacuum that simultaneously vacuum and mop. It has large 240mL water tank which covers over 2000 sq. ft. of mopping. Carpet detection automatically avoids carpets when mopping and doubles suction power when vacuuming. Smart Navi 3.0: Laser mapping creates a precise map of your floor for a systematic and efficient cleaning path that prevents missed or repeated areas. The detailed interactive map enables faster and more efficient cleaning, and also enables advanced cleaning customization through the ECOVACS Home app. Reveal more in Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T5 review.

Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T5 review
Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T5 review

Pro & Cons – Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T5

Pros

  • The ease of use after setup and the peace of mind knowing that I pretty much never have to manually clean the floors again.

Cons

  • Very long charge time, not being able to overcome the robot getting confused by my carpet, and having it suck up all the shoelaces and cords it could find.

In the box

1) DEEBOT OZMO T5 Robot, (1) charging dock, (1) washable mopping pad, (5) disposable mopping pads, (1) interchangeable brushless vacuum option, (2) bonus replacement side brushes, (1) bonus replacement high efficiency air filter, instruction manual and quick start guide, 12 months Limited Warranty.

Specifications – Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T5

General

  • Product Name: DEEBOT OZMO T5 Wi-Fi Connected Robot Vacuum & Mop with Advanced Navigation
  • Brand: ECOVACS Robotics
  • Additional Accessories Included: Self-charging base
  • Model Number: T5
  • Series: DEEBOT
  • Color: Black
  • Color Category: Black

Key Specs

  • Cleaning Path Width: 14.5 inches
  • Vacuum Type: Robotic vacuums
  • Bin Capacity: 0.11 gallons
  • Product Weight: 6.7 pounds
  • Bagless: Yes
  • Compatible Floor Type: Carpet, Engineered woods, Hardwoods
  • Corded/Cordless: Cordless
  • Filter Type: HEPA
  • Multi Surface: Yes
  • Washable Filter: Yes
  • Auto Docking And RechargingYes
  • Room-By-Room NavigationYes
  • Maximum Runtime200 minutes
  • App-Controlled: Yes
  • Works With: Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant
  • Connectivity Technology: Wi-Fi
  • Cliff Sensor: Yes
  • Wet And Dry Usage: Yes
  • Voltage: 120 volts
  • Mop: cloth
  • Protective Bumpers: Yes
  • Remote Control: No
  • Batteries Included: Yes

Others

  • Noise Level: 66 decibels
  • Self-Charging: Yes
  • Charger Included: Yes
  • Battery Charge Time: 300 minutes
  • Battery Size: Battery pack
  • Battery Capacity: 5200 milliampere hours

Compare Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T5 vs Deebot Ozmo T8 AIVI

DEEBOT OZMO T8 AIVIDEEBOT OZMO T5DEEBOT OZMO 937
Navigation TechnologyTrueMapping (Laser + AIVI)Smart Navi 3.0 (Laser)Smart Navi 3.0 (Laser)
AIVI Object Detection & Recognition
Vacuum & MoppingSimultaneousSimultaneousSimultaneous
HD Video Home Monitoring
Runtime3+ Hours3+ HoursUp to 110 Min
Levels of Suction3 (Standard, Max, Max+)3 (Standard, Max, Max+)2 (Standard, Max)
Automatic ChargingRecharge & ResumeRecharge & ResumeRecharge & Resume
Cleaning Report With Advanced Map
Unlimited Virtual Boundaries
Custom Area Cleaning and Multi-Floor Mapping

Key features – Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T5

2-in-1 vacuuming and mopping

With the OZMO™ mopping system, DEEBOT can simultaneously vacuum and mop to remove up to 99.26% of bacteria on floors. With carpet detection, DEEBOT automatically avoids carpets when mopping and doubles suction power while vacuuming carpets.

Multi-floor mapping

DEEBOT can save up to 3 different maps – perfect for multi-level homes and multiple cleaning spaces. This DEEBOT automatically recognizes saved areas and is ready to clean promptly and efficiently even when moved to a different location or floor.

Smart Navi™ 3.0 laser mapping

Creates a precise map of your floor for a systematic and efficient cleaning path that prevents missed or repeated areas. This map enables faster and more efficient cleaning, and also enables advanced cleaning customization through the ECOVACS Home app.

Smart home compatible

You can start, stop, or charge DEEBOT with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, or from your mobile device with the ECOVACS Home app.

Continuous cleaning

DEEBOT will go to its charging dock when low on battery, charge, and resume cleaning right where it left off.

3+ hours of battery life

With a large 5200mAh battery and optimized energy consumption system, this DEEBOT provides up to 3,200 sq ft of coverage on a single charge.

Powerful suction

With 3 levels of suction power (Normal, Max, and Max Plus), DEEBOT sets a new standard for everyday cleaning by removing hidden dust in cracks and carpets.

Protected cleaning

DEEBOT moves safely in your home using cliff sensors to clean around stairs without the risk of falling and anti-collision sensors/rubber bumper to protect walls and furniture.

Custom areas and boundaries

Clean as much or as little as needed. Clean your entire floor or go directly to a specific area or room that needs a quick clean. Create unlimited custom boundaries to keep this DEEBOT away from areas where you don’t want the robot to go.

Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T5 review

Dimension

  • Product Height: 3.7 inches
  • Product Length: 13.8 inches
  • Product Width: 13.8 inches

How to use Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T5?

As someone who has spent literally my entire life vacuuming, sweeping, and mopping, it’s a really incredible feeling to know that I’m done doing those chores again. Out of the box, comes this sleek robot like I’m living with the Jetsons. The physical setup didn’t require much besides plugging in the base, getting the device on the base, and waiting for it to charge. In full disclosure, the instructions are helpful but I felt lacked a bit of detail. Figuring out if the device had been charging properly, took a bit to understand. Additionally in regards to charging, maybe the biggest con of this product is that it takes an extremely long time to charge, especially in relation to operating time.

A six hour charge will net you a little over 2 hours of use, despite the box claiming 3 hours. Either way, it’s not a ton of time. After getting the vacuum charged and downloading the accompanying app, my vacuum set off for its first cleaning. This part was also a bit confusing because the app implied that it would start off by mapping the house, when in fact it mapped, and cleaned at the same time. The machine has a slight buzz to it, much less than a normal vacuum but definitely noticeable. I watched as it maneuvered easily from carpet to hardwood and back to carpet, drawing a floor plan on the app, and cleaning at the same time. What was notable was how gentle the machine is (Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T5 review).

There’s a sensor at the top providing depth direction to the machine and the machine itself is surrounded by a kind of plastic shell that has some give to it, that way nothing should get damaged while cleaning. As the vacuum continued, I felt confident knowing my floor could be cleaned unsupervised so I headed back to work and monitored the remainder of the cleaning in my app. However, about two hours into cleaning, and not yet finished, the robot returned to the base. This was both a great feature but also puzzling as to why it was taking so long to clean.

After recharging itself, the robot took off again to continue cleaning where it left off. The app showed it wasn’t progressing much from where it had previously left off so I decided to go see what was happening. Turns out that one of my large rugs was confusing the vacuum sensors. My rug has a pattern of multiple colors with thick black lines in patterns, which was causing the vacuum a lot of confusion. The sensors saw the thick black lines as boundaries and largely would go onto my area rug and when it did eventually maneuver itself on, it couldn’t find a way out. While that’s a bit frustrating, on the app itself, you can highlight areas to avoid, which I did and now the vacuum just goes around the rug entirely (Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T5 review).

Additionally while cleaning, I noticed the vacuum would suck up thin cords, like an iPhone, Wii cord, or shoe strings but wouldn’t suck up thicker cords like power cords. Both times I saw it such up shoe strings and thin cords, it would stop and loudly alert me from the machine to come provide assistance. After cleaning, the device went back to recharge, I emptied the debris and was very pleased with the results.

Notable as well, I noticed a handful of larger hairs had been caught up in the brush of the vacuum. Luckily, the vacuum lid pops open and has a little blade in there, that allowed me to cut the hair out in a couple seconds time. The app saves your floor plan, so you can set it to vacuum again whenever you’d like. You can set schedules, adjust suction strength, change water flow levels for the mopping function, etc. Even maybe more importantly, your vacuum does a pretty good job of determining boundaries for each room, which are easy to edit in case they’re incorrect, but this allows you to send the robot to clean specific rooms at a time. The mop feature is painless too. You fill the water basin, attach the mop tool to the bottom of the vacuum and send it on it’s way (Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T5 review).

Lastly, the app has a great feature that allows you to save multiple floor plans so if you have a multi level home, or I guess even a 2nd home, you can take this around and not have to do much after your initial set up. The cons: very long charge time, not being able to overcome the robot getting confused by my carpet, and having it suck up all the shoelaces and cords it could find. Pros: the ease of use after setup and the peace of mind knowing that I pretty much never have to manually clean the floors again. Overall, this is highly recommended. I’ve probably told a dozen people about it and will continue to do so.

Are robot mops worth it?

Yes, especially for families with pets or small children or for anyone who wants to keep their floors cleaner than they have the time or energy to devote. Most robot mops are able to get under low furniture and can clean into corners and along edges, but they work best if you pick up and straighten the space before starting the mop: Like their vacuum counterparts, robot mops can get stuck on small obstacles, and can be confused in rooms crowded with furniture.

Just like if you were using a standard bucket and mop, you need to vacuum or sweep up fluff and dust first. You will still need to manually clean up big spills: Very heavy soil may be a bit challenging for them to handle, but a robot mop does save time, and helps keep dirt from building up, so you have fewer labor- and time-intensive deep cleanings to do.

How to buy a robot mop?

First, you’ll have to decide between the three types of robot mops – wet mops, dry-sweep and mop combos, and mop and vacuum combos. Wet mops squirt water onto your floor to loosen dirt, then wipe up the soiled liquid. Very few suction up the dirty water. Others that combine vacuuming or sweeping with mopping use damp disposable or reusable microfiber pads to wet-clean hard floors.

Next, you should also consider:

  • Easy setup and maintenance. The easier the better when it comes to charging the robot mop, filling and emptying the water tank, removing or replacing the cleaning pads, and setting it up to clean once or on a regular schedule.
  • Battery life. Look for rechargeable batteries that last at least 90 minutes. If you have a larger space to clean, look for robot mops that recharge and resume, returning after charging to where they stopped cleaning to finish the job.
  • Floor and carpet sensors. If you have a mix of carpet and wood floor, choose a robot mop that can determine the difference. Some robot mops have mapping features, which allow you to select only certain areas to clean.
  • Safety for floor surfaces. If your home is mostly wood floors, be sure the robot mop you select is designed to clean that surface. All robot mops are safe for vinyl and tile floors.
  • App integration. This is helpful if you like to see what your robot is up to, access maintenance issues, or schedule cleaning sessions in advance or while you are away. You can also set up no-go zones that should not be cleaned via app instead of manually blocking off the space.

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