August 15, 2020

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Ecovacs Deebot OSMO 920 hands-on: A multi-use robot vacuum with smart app features Review

I was truly impressed with the Ecovacs Deebot 711 robot vacuum  I tried last year...

I was truly impressed with the Ecovacs Deebot 711 robot vacuum  I tried last year and I was looking ahead to placing the OSMO 920 through its paces. This Deebot OSMO 920 robot from Ecovacs does not disappoint at all.

Though identical in seems to be to the 711, the OSMO 920 has some pleasant additional capabilities. Not like other products, this robot can at the same time vacuum and mop at the very same time conserving you time. 

All the other multi-goal robot vacuums with mopping options will only complete 1 functionality at 1 time, which means that the time taken to vacuum and mop floors is doubled.

To be truthful, the drinking water tank is not big, but it is permanently fitted to the robot. There is no faffing about shifting the tanks around when you want to clean the flooring — compared with other products I  have tried.

Also, the OSMO 920 will not attempt to roam around any carpeted space when in mopping manner. Furthermore, the application enables you to management how much drinking water is used for the mopping.

My only challenge with this, and other mopping robots, is that the mop is in essence a washcloth affixed to the bottom of the vacuum.

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It will glide around the flooring, but it will disregard any stubborn stains that will need extra consideration. Nonetheless, if you use the mop day by day, then the flooring, the moment correctly cleaned, will keep clear.


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I do like the fact that the Deebot maps the space that it has cleaned and will save this map for exact cleansing.

Some robot vacuums seem to be to wander about the flooring in a random way, missing some places, and overcleaning many others.

The fact that the map is stored, the vacuum makes certain that it covers all places, and does not overlook any.

Not like various other robots I evaluate, this robot is quick to hook up to its application.

Beneath the dust bit include, near the key power and Wi-Fi swap, there is a QR code, which you scan to hook up this product to the application.

The application will not hook up around 5GHz, but functions properly and quickly connects.

The application has various options these types of as scheduling, mapping, and a log showing how prolonged the accessories have been used for.

The application lets you to create zones wherever the robot will not check out to cross. These no-go zones will make the robot extra efficient. 

Like most other robot vacuums the Deebot OSMO 920 detects objects in its route and changes route. It also has edge sensors which means that it will not tumble off ledges or down stairs.

You can also established the robot to map unique places — for instance, an upstairs zone, and a unique zone for downstairs. Maps are saved in the application. In use, the robot is peaceful — even when on max suction. It does not bump into partitions and efficiently cleans the space.

The Deebot can be managed by voice employing Alexa or Google Assistant. Though this functions properly, I did not are likely to use this element throughout my trial. I most well-liked to established the schedule on the application and configure the robot to clear instantly to a day by day schedule.

This product has a more compact battery than in the OSMO 950 product. Nonetheless, the OSMO 920 has a terrific element: When the robot detects that its battery is lower, it will return to the dock to demand, then continue on its cleansing of the space if it has not done its route.

This is a amazing innovation and a truly useful element if you want to clear a massive space.

I also discovered that following employing the vacuum in flooring cleansing manner on carpets day by day, the brushes started off to bend. It appears to be like the brush bristles are a tiny gentle for steady use on carpets and will will need replacing extra often than other brands of robot.

Nonetheless, this could possibly not be the circumstance on difficult flooring. The good thing is, in the box, there is a established of additional brushes. Ecovacs advocate that the brushes are changed each and every a few to 6 months.

All in all, the Deebot OSMO 920 is a excellent multi-functionality robot vacuum, which is quick to hook up to the application and configure. It functions properly in both equally vacuum and mopping products and will top up its demand if it has not done cleansing its mapped space.

The Ecovacs Deebot OSMO 920 is definitely well worth thinking of if you want a vacuum and mopping robot that you can control by voice — and by its application. You will not be unhappy.