Roborock S6 pure robot vacuum and mop multi-floor mapping lidar navigation review

Roborock S6 pure robot vacuum and mop multi-floor mapping lidar navigation review

Does it support Roborock apps? Save multiple maps, along with No-go Zones for each level, all recognized automatically by the robot, total controlled by Roborock App, Siri and Alexa voice control. Its 180ml adjustable Water Tank is suitable for mopping homes up to 1610sqft, adjustable for different floor types. Choose which rooms to be clean, and schedule cleaning for specific rooms to fit your needs and preferences. Discover more in Roborock S6 pure robot vacuum and mop multi-floor mapping lidar navigation review.

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Pros & Cons – Roborock S6 pure robot vacuum and mop multi-floor mapping lidar navigation

Pros

  • Long battery runtime
  • Quiet and efficient
  • Alexa support
  • Nice sized dust bin
  • Large water reservoir for mopping
  • Excellent features within the app
  • Powerful suction and thorough routine
  • Advanced mapping, navigation and app
  • Digital rooms and no-go zones

Cons

  • Smaller dustbin
  • Longer charge time
  • Basic mopping features
  • Noisier than S6
  • Doesn’t have a spot clean button
  • Can’t disable vacuum when mopping
  • No dirt detection, full bin indicator or auto lift for mopping
  • Occasional cleaning inconsistencies

Specs – Roborock S6 pure robot vacuum and mop multi-floor mapping lidar navigation

Battery
Charge time: 300 min
Battery type: Li-ion
Max runtime: 180 min
Battery capacity: 5200 mAh

Cleaning
Suction power: 2000 Pa
Maximum climbing height: 0.79 in
Cleaning area: 2690.75 ft2
Sound level: 69 dB
Mapping-Sensor: LDS
Type of filter: EPA 11
Power: 58.0 w
Mopping function: Yes
Water tank capacity: 0.18 l
Dustbin capacity: 0.46 l
Automatic dirt disposal: No
Carpet Boost: Yes

App control: Yes
Voice control: Yes
Automatically docks and recharges: Yes
Recharge and resume function: Yes
Scheduling function: Yes
Google Home voice control: Yes
Alexa voice control: Yes
Stair sensor and object sensor: Yes

Interactive mapping: Yes
Real Time Tracking: Yes
Remote control: No
Shape: Round
Number of side brushes: 1
Multi Floor Maps: Yes
Selected Room Cleaning: Yes
Digital Blocked Area: Yes
Zoned Cleaning: Yes

Dimensions and weight
Height: 3.78 in
Width: 13.78 in
Depth: 13.78 in
Weight: 7.05 lbs

Price

The S6 Pure is, as the name suggests, a variant of last year’s Roborock S6 ($1) with a few tweaks to get the price down to around the $550 mark. It’s not as cheap as the $400 Roborock S4, nor the S4 Max, but it does boast some additional features compared to that entry-level model, which I’ll get onto in a bit.

Further murking the waters the top-of-the-range S6 MaxV, which has also just gone live, costing $750 – although availability outside of China is limited on this flagship, for now.

Roborock S6 pure robot vacuum and mop multi-floor mapping lidar navigation review

Design

At 13.8 inches in diameter and 3.8 inches tall, the Roborock S6 is larger than a lot of models I’ve tested. At less than 100mm thick, it’s a round robo-cleaner design, with bumpers on the front, a sensor engine on the top, and a panel that houses those two buttons on the front. There are now just 2 buttons on top, which are the Power and Home buttons. The light on the Power button also indicates the current battery level.

Accessories

On the bottom of the S6 Pure you’ll find the cleaning brush and a corner spinning brush. The main brush only contains standard bristles – not the ‘Easy Clean’ ultra-fine DuPont bristles you get on the S6. However, Roborock components are all interchangeable, so you can always buy the slightly better brushes (for around $22).

Capacity – Dustbin & water tank

You can flip open a panel up top to get access to the 460ml dust bin, which is slightly smaller than the S6’s, but slightly bigger than the S4’s. The S6 Pure’s water tank capacity increased from 140ml to 180ml over my S5’s. This means it can cover much more ground before needing a top-up. Putting the water tank onto the vacuum is simple, as is removing the cleaning pad to be tossed into the washing machine for the next mopping session.

Sensor

It’s all powered by by a quad-core 32-bit processor, with a simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) movement algorithm combining with the laser distance sensor (LSD).

The little circle on top of the device is the unit where the heavy-lifting of mapping and tracking is done. It features an ultrasonic radar sensor, a cliff sensor, a gyroscope, an accelerometer, a speedometer, and an electronic compass.

Suction

Like the S4 and S6, it has a 2,000Pa suction rating – which is on a par with flagship devices of other robot cleaner brands – and there’s also a Carpet Mode that increases suction power when it detects it’s gone from hard floor to a carpeted area or a rug.

Cleaning mode

The Roborock S6 Pure has four cleaning modes; silent, balanced, turbo and max and, as with its stablemates, the cleaning performance, especially on the top two settings is as good as you’re going to get with a robot cleaner.

Battery life & room coverage

The S6 Pure’s 5200mAh battery will, at the lowest setting, give you 150 minutes of cleaning. I have mine set to Turbo – the highest – and it easily gets around my downstairs in around 70 minutes, with plenty of battery left in the tank.

Roborock states that it is suitable for areas above 200 square meters (2,150 square feet). It will go home and charge itself should it need extra battery power to complete the job.

Roborock app

The S6 Pure’s 5200mAh battery will, at the lowest setting, give you 150 minutes of cleaning. I have mine set to Turbo – the highest – and it easily gets around my downstairs in around 70 minutes, with plenty of battery left in the tank.

Roborock states that it is suitable for areas above 200 square meters (2,150 square feet). It will go home and charge itself should it need extra battery power to complete the job.

Roborock S6 pure robot vacuum and mop multi-floor mapping lidar navigation Performance review

If you are interested in the mopping feature then the good news is the water tank is almost 30% bigger than on the S6; up from 140ml to 180ml.

After a mop, you need to empty and dry the tank, pop off the cloth pad and stick it in the washing machine. You can also now get throw-away pads if you don’t care about Mother Earth.

The S6 Pure scans and maps your house’s layout and provides incredibly accurate blueprints of your abode. This is useful because you can set virtual no-go zones around certain objects – think troublesome chairs, areas with wires, pet bowls, that sort of thing.

Alternate of Roborock S6 pure robot vacuum and mop multi-floor mapping lidar navigation

iRobot Roomba s9+ (9550)

The best overall

PROS

  • Superb cleaning performance
  • Self-emptying dust bin
  • Multi-floor smart mapping
  • Precise object detection and navigation

CONS

  • High price

Sure, a robot vacuum makes cleaning your floors a heck of a lot easier. But, you still have to empty the dustbin just about every time you run it. With its Clean Base and compatibility with Alexa and Google Assistant, the S9+ is the latest model from the esteemed company that’s capable of literally vacuuming without having you lift a finger. Just say “Alexa” or “OK, Google, ask Roomba to start cleaning,” and your S9+ will start cleaning. The best part about the S9+ is that it sucks dirt and debris into an anti-allergen base that holds up to 30 deposits (60 days of dirt).

In addition to being one of the most user-friendly robots you can buy, the S9+ adopts a new D-shaped design to allow for better edge and corner cleaning. Naturally, it’s outfitted with the latest tech under the hood — consisting of a new 3D sensor in the front bumper that enhances Roomba’s wall detection, a more powerful cleaning head, and intelligent mapping. It can tell where it has already been and where it still needs to clean.

The robot can clean your entire home, or you can instruct it to clean specific places. Its sensors can locate the higher traffic areas in your home, and the robot will be extra attentive to those dirtier areas of your floors. The S9+ is perfect for those that can’t fit a regular upright-vac cleaning into their packed schedule, thanks in part to the many automations and customizations the bot is capable of.

While the iRobot Roomba S9+ is expensive, its performance and features are top-notch. If you want the best of the best in terms of robot vacuums, the S9+ is the way to go.

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