Eufy by Anker RoboVac G30 robot vacuum review – is it good for pet hair?

Eufy by Anker RoboVac G30 robot vacuum review
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Eufy by Anker RoboVac G30 robot vacuum comes with Charging Base, AC Power Adapter, 2 Side Brushes, Additional Unibody Filter, Cleaning Tool, and 5 Cable Ties. It automatically increases suction power within 1.5 seconds when extra vacuuming strength is needed—so you get the best clean. The ultra-strong 2000Pa of suction power ensures more debris is picked up across all surfaces giving you noticeably cleaner floors. Find details in Eufy by Anker RoboVac G30 robot vacuum review.

Pros & Cons – Eufy by Anker RoboVac G30 robot vacuum

PROS

  • Easy to set up and use
  • Works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voice commands
  • Features smart navigation for systematic cleaning
  • Compact, low-profile design
  • Strong suction power for its size
  • Well-designed app

CONS

  • Doesn’t support strips or virtual boundaries
  • Battery life is on the short side

Specifications – Eufy by Anker RoboVac G30 robot vacuum

Boundary Strip

Fall Prevention (Drop Sensor): Yes
Auto-Dock and Recharge Feature: Yes
Auto Boost: BoostIQ™ Technology 2nd Gen
Max Suction Power: 2000Pa
Dust Collector Capacity: 600ml 21.2oz.
Dust Collector Type: Washable
Vacuum Inlet: Motorized Brushroll
Side Brush: 1.0
Filter: Unibody High-Performance Filter
Multi-Surface Cleaning: Hard Floors to Medium-Pile Carpets
Cleaning Modes: Auto, Spot
Noise Level: 56dB
Boundary Detection: Not supported
Scheduled Cleaning: Weekly (by App)

  • Product Type: Robotic Vacuum Cleaner
  • Color: Black+blue
  • Wi-Fi Connected: Yes
  • Works with Amazon Alexa: Yes
  • Works with the Google Assistant: Yes
  • Navigation Type: Gyro
  • Movement Speed: 26.7 cm/s 10.2 in/s
  • Climbing Threshold: 15 mm 0.59 in
  • Remote Control: N

Mopping

Max Runtime: 110 min
Charge Time: 5-6 hours
Battery: 2600mAh Li-ion, DC14.4V

Annual cost

Eufy recommends cleaning the dustbin after every use, and the filter and main rolling brush once a week. Every month, you should clean the side brush, drop sensors, and wheels. You’ll need to replace the filter every two months, the side brush every three to six months, and the main rolling brush every six to 12 months.

Compare Eufy by Anker RoboVac G30 robot vacuum vs G30 Edge

 Eufy by Anker RoboVac G30Eufy by Anker RoboVac G30 Edge
Wi-Fi Compatible
Works with Amazon Alexa
Works with the Google Assistant
Navigation TechnologySmart Dynamic Navigation 2.0Smart Dynamic Navigation 2.0
Max Suction Power2000Pa2000Pa
Map FeaturesCleaning History (Area Cleaned, Cleaning Time)Cleaning History (Area Cleaned, Cleaning Time)
Set BoundariesBoundary Strip (13.2 ft Boundary Strip Included)
BoostIQ Technology2nd Gen2nd Gen
Dust Collector Capacity0.6L0.6L
FilterUnibody FilterUnibody Filter
Surfaces Suitable for CleaningHard Floors to Medium-Pile CarpetsHard Floors to Medium-Pile Carpets
Noise Level (Decibels)*56dB56dB
Climbing Threshold0.63 in0.63 in

Eufy by Anker RoboVac G30 robot vacuum review

Design

The Eufy RoboVac G30 is one of the smallest robot vacuums we’ve tested, measuring 12.8 inches in diameter and 2.85 inches tall. On top, it has an attractive black and blue design with three physical buttons: a Recharge button in the middle, flanked by an Auto Cleaning start/pause button above and a Spot Cleaning button below. A Wi-Fi status light is located at the top.

Build

Eufy’s robot vacuums have always had a distinct, mostly refined look and that hasn’t changed with the RoboVac G30 : shiny black plastic around the edges, blue accents on the dustbin and blue lights up top. 

Brushes

On the bottom, it has a main rolling brush, a side brush, drop sensors, and a path-tracking sensor. It also has a 600ml dustbin with an E11 high-performance filter inside. The RoboVac G30 boasts 2,000Pa of suction, easily exceeding the Roomba 675’s 600Pa.  

Dustbin

 A 0.6-liter dustbin with a unibody filter is slotted in at the back. A separate mopping module consisting of a water tank and washable microfiber cloth attaches to the bottom of the dustbin when you want to wet-clean hard floors.

Suction

The RoboVac G30 has four suction options to choose from: Standard, Turbo, Max, and BoostIQ. By default it’s set to BoostIQ, which automatically adjusts the suction power based on your floors and the level of debris detected. With BoostIQ enabled, it will increase the suction when it moves over carpets and heavily-soiled areas. 

Charging base

It comes with a charging base station, which the RoboVac automatically returns to when it’s finished cleaning or needs charging, and it’s also supplied with four metres of magnetic tape, which you can stick to your floor to block off areas you don’t want the robot to clean.

Anti-drop sensor

The robot’s anti-drop sensors will prevent it from falling down stairs. The sensors are less effective when dirty or used on carpeted or very dark floors, so you’ll want to wipe them clean often and use physical barriers to block off areas where the robot might fall. Finally, be sure to keep the robot away from wet areas, and use physical barriers around fireplaces and other potentially dangerous spaces. 

App

The RoboVac G30 doesn’t come with a remote, but you can control it via the EufyHome app (available for Android and iOS). Setting it up to work with the app is simple. Just download the app and create an account if you don’t already have one. Press the plus icon to add the robot to your account, then follow the instructions on screen to set it up on your Wi-Fi network. 

Eufy by Anker RoboVac G30 robot vacuum review
Eufy by Anker RoboVac G30 robot vacuum review

Tap the app’s “Clean” button and the RoboVac sets off. It trundles away from its base, finds a space it can clean and gets on with it. The app also lets you control the suction level, so you could have it operating for longer over a larger area by reducing the power used. You can send it back to its station for a charge or set up a simple schedule.

There’s also a spot clean option, which sets off the device in a spiral motion to clean a specific area. You have to move the device to the area you want cleaning, which you can do with the remote control function in the app. This is hidden away in the app’s Settings, and lets you move the device forward, or rotate left and right to change direction.

Eufy by Anker RoboVac G30 robot vacuum performance review

In Auto mode, which you’ll probably use most often, it’s not too loud. One of my few complaints about the Roomba 675 is how loud it runs. The RoboVac G30, on the other hand, didn’t bother me, even with BoostIQ enabled, which Eufy warns can increase the noise level. 

Overall ScoreCerealKitty litterDog hair
Eufy G30 Edge*88.9498.780.8587.25
Neato D4*85.898.570.588.5
Shark Ion R85941009488
Eufy 30C87.599.7589.173.5

*Similar test performed in a smaller 5 x 5-foot area.

We were also impressed by the G30 Edge’s performance with pet hair on bare floors. The vacuum collected 96.5% of the dog hair on hardwood, though a fair amount of hair was wrapped around the roller brush. Even still, it picked up more than the Neato D4 (93%) and the Shark Ion R85 (77.5%).

CerealKitty litterDog hair
Eufy G30 Edge*97.489.296.5
Neato D4*9780.8593
Shark Ion R851009577.5
Eufy 30C10095.672

Like many of the robot vacuums we’ve tested, the Eufy RoboVac G30 Edge picked up 100% of the Cheerios we dropped on carpet. Unfortunately, its cleaning of smaller particles wasn’t as good. Kitty litter was particularly challenging for the vac as it only picked up 72.6% on carpet, falling below the RoboVac 11s (85%) and 30C (82.6%). It was nearly 20 percentage points below our current favorite, the Shark Ion R85. 

The RoboVac G30 Edge’s pet hair performance on carpet also elicited a “woof.” It picked up 78% of the Golden Retriever hair strewn on the soft surface, 6 points below the Neato D4 and 20 points below the Shark Ion R85.

CerealKitty litterDog hair
Eufy G30 Edge*10072.678
Neato D4*10060.284
Shark Ion R851009398.5
Eufy 30C99.582.675

If your home is primarily hardwood floors and cat free, the Eufy RoboVac G30 Edge might just be the robot vacuum you’ve been waiting for. The bot picked up 97.4% of the Cheerios spilled on our test area– normally an excellent result– but just shy of the perfect scores obtained by the Shark Ion R85 and the Eufy RoboVac 11s and 30C. But what impressed us most is how the G30 Edge didn’t crush or pulverize the cereal as it vacuumed. Most of the Cheerios were undamaged when we opened the dustbin. 

Eufy says the RoboVac G30 can run for up to 100 minutes on a charge, but BoostIQ decreases battery life. In testing, it cleaned for 88 minutes in Auto mode with BoostIQ enabled before it ran low on battery and successfully navigated back to its charging station on its own. In comparison, the iRobot Roomba 675 lasted 104 minutes. 

After those 88 minutes, the dustbin was completely filled with dust, dog hair, crumbs, and feathers that must have escaped my pillows. My floors looked much cleaner, and my carpets had perfect vacuum lines on them. 

eufy Robovac Comparison Chart

Eufy Robovac G30 robot vacuumEufy RoboVac 15T
Max Suction Power2000 Pa1500 Pa
BoostIQ Technology2nd Gen2nd Gen
Dust Collector Capacity0.6L0.6L
Max Run TimeUp to 110 minUp to 100 min
Noise Level56dB55dB
Product Height2.85 in2.85 in
Climbing Threshold0.63 in0.63 in
Boundary Strips6.6 ft
Wi-Fi ConnectedY
Navigation TechnologySmart Dynamic Navigation 2.0Bounce Navigation
Map FeaturesCleaning History (Area Cleaned, Cleaning Time)
Auto Recharge & ResumeY
Voice Control (Amazon Alexa & Google Assistant)Y
Surfaces Suitable for CleaningHard Floors to Medium-Pile CarpetsHard Floors to Medium-Pile Carpets

Compare Eufy by Anker RoboVac G30 robot vacuum vs Eufy RoboVac 35C

Eufy Robovac G30 robot vacuumEufy RoboVac 35C
Max Suction Power2000 Pa1500 Pa
BoostIQ Technology2nd Gen2nd Gen
Dust Collector Capacity0.6L0.6L
Max Run TimeUp to 110 minUp to 100 min
Noise Level56dB55dB
Product Height2.85 in2.85 in
Climbing Threshold0.63 in0.63 in
Boundary Strips6.6 ft6.6 ft
Wi-Fi ConnectedYY
Navigation TechnologySmart Dynamic Navigation 2.0Bounce Navigation
Map FeaturesCleaning History (Area Cleaned, Cleaning Time)
Auto Recharge & ResumeY
Voice Control (Amazon Alexa & Google Assistant)YY
Surfaces Suitable for CleaningHard Floors to Medium-Pile CarpetsHard Floors to Medium-Pile Carpets

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