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iRobot Roomba 675 robot vacuum-Wi-Fi connectivity reviews
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Robot Roomba 675 Robot Vacuum with Wi-Fi Connectivity, Works with Alexa, Good for Pet Hair, Carpets, Hard Floors. This handy household cleaner, with its robot sensibilities, will clean your floors very well. It can be operated with Alexa, your cellphone or in and of itself: it allows the user to connect to clean from anywhere in the house. Its patented 3-Stage Cleaning System is specially engineered to loosen, lift, and suction everything from small particles to large debris from carpets and hard floors. Is this robot vacuum good for you? Reveal details in iRobot Roomba 675 robot vacuum-Wi-Fi connectivity reviews.

In the box

Owner’s Guide, 1 Home Base® Charging Station, 1 North American Line Cord, Documentation Package, 1 Roomba® 675 Robot Vacuum with Wi-Fi® Connectivity

Pros & Cons – iRobot Roomba 675 robot vacuum-Wi-Fi connectivity

PROS

  • Automatically adjusts to different floor surfaces
  • Detects and focuses on heavily-soiled areas
  • Rarely gets stuck
  • Supports app and voice control
  • Allows for scheduled cleanings

CONS

  • Loud
  • Missed some debris on carpeting in testing
  • Doesn’t always automatically return to its base station when finished

Specifications – iRobot Roomba 675 robot vacuum-Wi-Fi connectivity

  • Type Robot
  • Manufacturer iRobot
  • Model Roomba 675
  • Weight 7.8 lbs
  • Length 13.4″
  • Width 13.4″
  • Height 3.5″
  • Dust Bin Capacity 0.3 L
  • Cordless Yes
  • Bagless Yes
  • Floor Type All (indoor)
  • Battery 1,800 mAh
  • Returns Varies by retailer
  • Warranty 1-Year limited

Price comparison

If you’re new to the world of robot vacuums, the $299.99 iRobot Roomba 675 is a good place to start. iRobot also offers the Roomba 614 for $250, but without Wi-Fi connectivity, you miss out on many of the 675’s best features, like scheduling and voice control. In this price range, it’s also worth checking out the $280 Eufy RoboVac 30C and the $230 iLife A9, affordable models that also offer mobile app control and voice assistant compatibility.

Maintenance cost

iRobot says you should replace the filter every two months and the brushes every six to 12 months. The company sells replacement parts on its site, including a three-pack of filters for $24.99. You get two filters with the robot, so you should be good to go for at least four months.

iRobot Roomba 675 robot vacuum-Wi-Fi connectivity reviews

Build

It’s round with matte grey plastic around its sides and a shiny black top. In the center of the lid there are three buttons arranged in a concentric circle: Clean, Spot and Dock. Near the front, you’ll find a recessed matte grey carrying handle. We appreciate the inclusion of the handle, which makes it easier to carry up and down stairs. The whole bot feels sturdy and solid. 

Design

The Roomba 675 measures 13 inches in diameter and 3.7 inches high. It’s one of the taller robot vacuums we’ve tested, but it can still easily pass under most furniture. If you’re looking for a super-low-profile model, check out the 2.8-inch Eufy RoboVac 11s or the 2.9-inch Eufy RoboVac 30C. 

Brushes and wheel – iRobot Roomba 675 robot vacuum-Wi-Fi connectivity reviews

On the underside of the Roomba 675, you’ll find two large, rubberized wheels on either side and a spinning caster wheel at the front. iRobot uses a dual brush roll system on the Roomba 675 that’s similar, in theory, to the dual brush rolls found on higher-end vacuums like the Roomba i7. The smaller brush is composed of rubber fins and the larger has bristles interspersed with hard plastic fins. By comparison, the Roomba i7 and Roomba s9 use two rubber brush rolls. Both brushes on the Roomba 675 were easy to remove for cleaning, but untangling hair from the rollers was tedious, even with the included cleaning tool. It was much easier to remove hair from the three-spoked rubberized side brush that’s off to the side on the front of the machine.

Virtual wall barrier

It doesn’t map your home like the much pricier Roomba i7+ and S9+, so you can’t set up virtual boundaries in the app. iRobot, however, sells a physical Dual Mode Virtual Wall Barrier for $59.99 (or a two-pack for $99.99) that works with the Roomba 675, giving you more control over where it cleans. 

Dustbin

The dustbin on the Roomba 675 resides at the rear of the bot and was much sturdier than other dustbins such as the one on the Eufy RoboVac 11s. A push button releases the bin from the vacuum. Unlike the Roomba 690, we had to use a little force to fully remove it. 

Battery life

As for battery life, the Roomba 675 ran for 104 minutes in testing, exceeding Roomba’s 90-minute estimate. That’s a solid result, just edging out the similarly priced Eufy RoboVac 30C (90 minutes) and iLife A9 (102 minutes). The vacuum automatically docks itself in the base station when it is finished or the battery is running low. It has a handle on top, so you can easily carry it back to the base if it fails to get there on its own.

Here are the details on the battery for the Roomba 675 battery:

BatteryDetails
Size1800 mAh
Charging Time2-3 hours
Run Time90 minutes
Replacement CostCheck Price

Voice assistant

The vacuum doesn’t come with a remote, but you can control it using the app or with your voice via Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. To do the latter, select Smart Home in the iRobot app, choose Alexa or Google Assistant, and follow the instructions to link your accounts. After getting them connected, you can start and stop cleaning jobs with your voice. 

iRobot Roomba 675 robot vacuum-Wi-Fi connectivity reviews
iRobot Roomba 675 robot vacuum-Wi-Fi connectivity reviews

Setup and app – iRobot Roomba 675 robot vacuum-Wi-Fi connectivity

Setting up the iRobot Roomba 675 was incredibly quick and easy aside from one small hiccup. After plugging in the base, I turned on the 675 and placed it on the base contacts to charge.

iRobot App

The app is simple intuitive, with a big Clean button in the middle and tabs on the bottom for Schedule, History, Help, and Settings. 

Controlling the Roomba 675 from the app is straightforward. There’s a large “Clean” button on the robot’s homescreen. Along the bottom of the screen are options for scheduling, cleaning history, help and settings. Should your Roomba go rogue, the Settings page is where you can locate it by making it play a sound. The only way to start a spot cleaning is from the button on the vacuum.

In Schedule, you can select which days of the week you want it to clean and at what time. I set it to run at 7 a.m. Monday through Friday, and at 9 a.m. on the weekends, and it worked without a hitch. You might want to set it for a time when you know you’ll be out of the house, because the Roomba 675 is pretty loud (more on this in a moment). 

iRobot Roomba 675 robot vacuum-Wi-Fi connectivity reviews - app

In the History section, you can see a list of the latest 30 jobs from the last 90 days. It also shows lifetime stats, including the total number of cleaning jobs, the total time it has spent cleaning, and the total number of times it activated Dirt Detect, a feature that allows it to focus its cleaning effort on heavily soiled areas. When it detects an unusually high concentration of dirt, it will work on that area until its sensors detect fewer particles. 

Noise

As far as noise is concerned it is quieter than what I would call a traditional vacuum cleaner, but it is not completely silent. I think the noise level is low enough to not bother me if I am watching TV or having a conversation, but some people may be more sensitive to sound. I do think it would bother me if I were trying to sleep so I don’t run it during the night, but again some people may or may not be bothered by that.

How to clean dustbin?

Emptying the bin is easy; you just press the bin release button on the top of the machine and slide it out, then open the bin door, and empty the contents in the trash. From there, you can easily slide out the filter and tap it against your garbage can or the ground outside to clean it.

iRobot Roomba 675 robot vacuum-Wi-Fi connectivity Performance reviews

When cleaning my mostly open floor plan first floor, the Roomba 675 didn’t miss many spots, but it also didn’t try to clean the thick shag living rug that has felled many other robot vacuums. However, it also didn’t fully climb up onto a memory foam bath mat in front of the bathroom sink. It pushed the mat around a bit and the rear of the vacuum occasionally went over it, but, as a whole, the Roomba 675 avoided the 0.5-inch thick rug.

In our lab tests, the Roomba 675 proved itself to be a capable performer, earning an overall average pickup score of 89.7, which was better than the Eufy RoboVac 11s’s 85.8 overall average, but below both the iLife V3s Pro (97) and the Shark Ion R85 (94).

Overall ScoreCerealKitty litterDog hair
Roomba 675*89.799.8894.9374.25
Eufy RoboVac 11s85.810089.9567.5
iLife V3s Pro9799.791.7599.5
Shark Ion R85941009488

On our hardwood floor tests, the Roomba 675 was just shy of perfect on the cereal clean-up test, earning a 99.75% pickup rate. Both the Shark Ion R85 and the Eufy RoboVac 11s earned perfect scores. The Roomba 675 had a tendency to run over and crush many of the Cheerios before vacuuming them up, leaving cereal dust in its wake. On the plus side, it sucked up nearly all of that dust before it was done, leaving our hardwood test area looking and feeling clean.

Cleaning up pet hair was the Roomba 675’s biggest weakness. It picked up 77% of the dog hair on hardwood and only 71.5% of the hair on carpet, earning a 74.25% overall average. But much of the dog hair was wrapped around the brush rolls and side brush, which made cleaning the vacuum itself a pain. On the carpet test, the 675 even left a small section of the hair completely untouched. By comparison, the less expensive iLife V3s Pro performed much better, cleaning up an average of 99.5% of dog hair on hardwood and carpet.

CerealKitty litterDog hair
Roomba 675*99.7593.7577
Eufy RoboVac 11s10094.960
iLife V3s Pro99.499.9100
Shark Ion R851009577.5

The iRobot Roomba 675 performed slightly better on carpet on the cereal and kitty litter tests. It joined the Shark Ion R85, the iLife V3s Pro, and the Eufy RoboVac 11s in earning a perfect cereal pickup score. I also noted that it didn’t create as much cereal dust as it did on hardwood. 

If your cat tracks litter all over the house, you’ll want the Roomba 675 following it around. The bot picked up an impressive 96.1% of kitty litter in our lab test, earning a top score and besting the Shark Ion R85 (93%). 

CerealKitty litterDog hair
Roomba 675*10096.171.5
Eufy RoboVac 11s1008575
iLife V3s Pro10083.699
Shark Ion R851009398.5

One fun thing that sets the Roomba 675 apart from other robot vacuums we’ve tested: the company wants you to tinker with it. When I unboxed the vacuum above the typical end user agreement notice sticker it reads, “This robot contains an electronic and software interface that allows you to control or modify its behavior, and remotely monitor its sensors. For software programmers interested in giving your iRobot robot new functionality, we encourage you to do so.”

iRobot Roomba 675 robot vacuum-Wi-Fi connectivity customer reviews

Awesome, my new best friend

This little machine does a great job. We live in south Florida with a lot of sand, dust and grass that comes in on our shoes. We let our dog out several times a day which adds even more dirt. Our home is 1100 square feet and Rosie cleans it so well each day. Keeps me from manually sweeping/vacuuming up to 3 times a day. Our beds are high enough that she goes under with ease. She opened one of our cabinet doors twice so I got a screwdriver and raised the hinges on the door. I clean her thoroughly after each cleaning. Bought for 100 off at bestbuy which was a 33 percent savings. Once a week, we move statues, floor plants, foot stools, bar stools, coat rack table chairs, etc out from the walls and let her clean those areas. I have long hair nd my husband normal hair, dog has medium hair. No one will take Rosie away, I am hooked forever!!

By Cook, Reviewer in Best Buy

Alternate of iRobot Roomba 675 robot vacuum-Wi-Fi connectivity

The iRobot i7 (7150) Features: The new Tangle-Free AeroForce Extractors provides a 10X improvement in air power than previous Roomba generations. They eliminate the maintenance hassle of hair clogs and jams. Built-in WiFi & Smartphone APP to program and control your robot vacuum. Its optical sensors detect dirty areas and its acoustic sensors will determine where the dirt is and concentrate on those areas. The HEPA filter will keep the air clean as it vacuums, which is best for those with pets and/or allergies. This is one of iRobot’s best models. The iRobot i7 model has 7 day scheduling, to clean while you are away. Carpet Boost, a premium feature, increases power on carpeting automatically.

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