Last updated: January 2, 2019


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We looked at the top Robotic Vacuums and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Robotic Vacuum you should buy.

Overall Take

The EcoVacs DEEBOT N79S model is compatible with Alexa, Google Home and its own app. This vacuum also offers a good value and works well at cleaning multiple types of floors.

In our analysis of 57 expert reviews, the EcoVACS DEEBOT N79S Cleaner placed 0th when we looked at the top 16 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Max Mode Cleaning: Increase your cleaning power by 2x whenever you need using the app or remote control.
Smart App & Voice Controls: Use Alexa or Google Home voice commands to direct cleaning. Use the ECOVACS App to customize, schedule & monitor cleaning sessions, accessory status, & receive error alerts
Auto-Clean + 3 Specialized Cleaning Modes: Smart motion guided auto-clean mode, plus single room & spot mode for targeted cleaning, & edge mode for hard-to-clean edges.
Ecovacs Basic Features: Includes our unique 3-stage cleaning system, anti-drop & anti-collision sensors, ~120 minute battery life, auto-return charging, automatic software update, durable protective bumpers, air filtration, anti-scratch finish, a large easy-to-empty dustbin, large wheels for climbing thresholds, etc.

Expert Reviews

What experts liked

The Ecovacs Deebot N79S robot vacuum offers powerful cleaning, app control, and Alexa voice command support for an unbeatable price.
it’s good at picking up most dust and dirt on both shorter carpets and hardwood floors – it's not going to replace a solid afternoon of mopping a hard floor or a professional clean of your carpet, but it does fine at the basics.
It does detect the edges of stairs to prevent toppling over, and methodically reroutes when it bumps into a narrow chair leg or gets trapped under the couch.
Two spinning brushes attached to the bottom of this vacuum also help to sweep dirt / debris into the suction area, ensuring it is cleaned up upon passing.
The two side brushes and motorized job will do the job picking up dirt.
You can start and stop it, change cleaning patterns, schedule cleanings, and command it to clean your home when you're at work. That means the N79 is the most affordable smart robot vacuum you can buy.
Smart Navi 3.0 scans and maps your home so you can draw the exact area you want cleaned. Compatible with Alexa and Google Home or you can control with the app. Back-and-forth movement saves time and battery power. Comes with one-year warranty.

What experts didn't like

Minor navigation issues.
It doesn't do a serious deep clean
The N79S is too loud to have running when I’m in the same room, so I have it scheduled to run nightly, starting at 3AM.
The suction power was simply not enough to reach the deeply ingrained particles of debris (sugar mainly).
Unfortunately the bristles aren’t stiff so this won’t deep clean carpet.
The Deebot N79 lacks fancy features like camera-based navigation or high-capacity batteries.
The app can be a little confusing to figure out at first.Not recommended for dark colored or thick carpets. Can have trouble finding it's charger base.


There’s never been a better time to buy a robotic vacuum. Robovacs have come a long way since iRobot debuted its first Roomba. More brands and models have made their way to the market, which means cheaper prices and improved features.

People are drawn to robotic vacuums for their time-saving capabilities and ease of use. In theory, a robovac owner should be able to start the vacuum before leaving the house and come home to perfectly vacuumed floors — all without having to lift a finger.

Suction power, programming capabilities, boundary-setting, noise level and battery life are just some of the factors to consider when deciding which robotic vacuum to buy.

One important feature in newer models is smart mapping, which uses the latest technology to create a map of your home. This then shows you the route the robovac will take, letting you make changes as you see fit. Not all vacuums offer this functionality.

This brings us to Wi-Fi connectivity. Roomba robotic vacuums connect to your home internet, letting you manage your cleaning using an app. Through this, you can create schedules and change the route your vacuum takes as it works. Wi-Fi also means you can start your vacuum through a command to your Alexa or Google Assistant.

It’s also important to pay attention to how your vacuum will handle obstacles. A robovac will inevitably encounter walls and furniture during its travels. Some vacuums are small enough to squeeze under your beds and end tables, while others will have to try to navigate around them. Some aren’t quite as good as others at sensing and moving around your furniture, which could lead to some awkward bumps along the way.

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