Product Comparison: iRobot Roomba 690 vs iRobot Roomba 980


General Specifications
Brand
iRobot
iRobot
Model
Roomba 690
Roomba 980
Origin
China
China
About the Product
The Wi-Fi® connected Roomba 690® robot vacuum uses a patented 3-Stage Cleaning System with Dual Multi-Surface Brushes, a specially designed Edge-Sweeping Brush, and vacuum suction to clean everything from small particles to large debris off your floor. Dirt Detect™ Technology recognizes concentrated areas of dirt and provides additional cleaning in those spots, and the iRobot HOME App lets you clean and schedule conveniently from anywhere, at any time. Now compatible on devices with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant. iRobot® Roomba® 690 Wi-Fi® Connected Vacuuming Robot is built on the proven Roomba 650 robot platform; now with iRobot HOME App compatibility and a sleek new design.
The Roomba® 980 robot vacuum gives you cleaner floors, throughout your entire home, all at the push of a button. Roomba 980 seamlessly navigates an entire level of your home, keeping track of its location and recharging as needed until the job is done. The AeroForce® Cleaning System with Power Boost automatically increases power on carpets where it's needed most. And with the iRobot HOME App, you can clean and schedule on the go.
Key Specs
Cleaning Path Width
7 in.
7 in.
Run Time
60 min.
120 min.
Multi Surface
Yes
Yes
Filters
Extra AeroVac™ Filter
High-Efficiency Filter, HEPA
Cleaning Area Per Charge
2000 sq.ft
What customers say about "Key Specs"
iRobot Roomba 690 Robot Vacuum with Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • The Roomba is the perfect little companion to vacuum my hardwood floors. Does a great job and even fits under the couch. Goodbye handheld vacuum and welcome to the family Roomba.
  • I have 2 dogs and vacuum everyday. Now I can go to bed and set the Roomba to vacuum at midnight and wake up in the morning with one less thing to do.
  • Works great on floors, rugs you name the surface it does it. Couldn't believe what it picked up
  • Does decend job at its scheduled time. It’s good for one surface, so if your floor is up and down it does not ride. It does not pick up bigger dirt.
  • The vacuum does good for surface dirt. It does not get everything but it does help
iRobot Roomba 980 Navigation with Visual Localization
  • Surprisingly good run time for both battery and dust bin.
  • Does a pretty good job on carpet. Running twice a week keeps the carpet clean. I'd suspect it wouldn't be as clean considering our pets if we ran it less often. Running a regular vacuum on the carpet doesn't pick up much after the bot runs.
  • It did go back to the base when battery went low in a middle of a second test run (it didn't get much charging time after I got it out of the box).
  • Overall decent navigation that never once got stuck and always made it back to the charging base.
  • Pretty good suction power. Good run times of around an hour and half with carpet boost on auto.
  • Only runs about 90min for us (with ½ high, thick carpet and ½ tile flooring).
  • Need to pick up chairs if the spacing between legs is too narrow to let the robot squeeze in.
  • No option to change the speed of the vacuum. How hard could it be to add 3 speed options? Slow, medium, fast.
Size & Weight
Material
Plastic
Plastic
Color
Black
Black
Height
3.7 in.
3.6 in.
Width
13 in.
13.8 in.
Depth
13 in.
13.8 in.
Weight
7.8 lbs.
8.7 lbs.
Controls
Connectivity Technology
Wi-Fi 2.4GHz
Wi-Fi 2.4GHz
Remote Control
No
No
Voice Assistant Built-in
No
Yes
App-Controlled
Yes
Yes
Room-By-Room Navigation
Yes
Yes
Auto Docking And Recharging
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Controls"
iRobot Roomba 690 Robot Vacuum with Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • Roomba convenience with WiFi capability for greater control.
  • I love this roomba. Works as expected. Love the wifi feature!
  • Works great, WiFi is a plus, good with pet hair!!!
  • Works great after it learns the layout of the room or area being cleaned.
  • This is nice you can set schedules, goes from room to room. The app works great too.
iRobot Roomba 980 Navigation with Visual Localization
  • The mobile app works very well and provides messages when needed on progress of cleaning and trouble alerts.
  • A virtual map is provided in the mobile app showing the floor space cleaned, which is kind of cool and helps to see where it is cleaning or having difficulty getting around.
  • Intuitive and useful app with quite a few useful features.
  • Having the roomba be controlled by the app and Alexa is amazing. This model is incredibly smart and it does an amazing job compared to the Dyson we have. I
  • The app was the most annoying part of setting Roomba up; it did not like my Wi-Fi at first. You can use the robot without it, but I do not see a way of manually program the robot.
Features
Automatic Cleaning Patterns
Automatic multi-room cleaning, Spot cleaning
Circular pattern, Straight line
Adjustable Suction Power
No
No
Programming Clean-Ups
Shedulded for daily clean-ups
Clean and shedule from anything
Cliff Sensor
Yes
Yes
Dust Bin Capacity
20 oz.
20 oz.
Full Bin Indicator
No
Yes
Mop
No
No
Wet And Dry Usage
No
No
Protective Bumpers
Yes
Yes
Extras
Intelligently navigates your home, Clean and schedule on-the-go
iRobot HOME App lets you clean and schedule conveniently, The robot automatically returns to the Home Base, 3-stage cleaning system with Carpet Boost, Tangle-free brushes, Voice control capability
What customers say about "Features"
iRobot Roomba 690 Robot Vacuum with Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • Had this for a few weeks now and my wife loves it! Smart features are amazing!
  • Dust bin is small and it is not that smart but works.
  • Does great job whole house has hardwood or concrete floors filled bin first couple nights then less to be picked up each night
  • Also I've go surprised by the amount of dirt to be taken out of the bin after each cleaning. Took me quite some time to remove all the hair. The provided tool was pretty helpful though.
  • It has not scratched anything (the bumper works very well), the bristles are very gentle on the hardwood floor and hasn't toppled anything.
iRobot Roomba 980 Navigation with Visual Localization
  • Very verbose error reporting if it's stuck, has a full dust bin, but you have to open the app or be in the same room as the bot to know this.
  • Does a very good job on the hardware and with the corning cleaning turned on, does a pretty decent job along the edges of walls.
  • Cleans in spots you don't normally get to, such as under the bed and in the wee spots of closets.
  • Love the scheduling feature and how easy it is to change from week to week depending on our always shifting schedules.
  • It performs a logical cleaning pattern (not random) that covers all of the floor, cleaning sections of each room and then moving on to the next section. It acts quite "intelligent," sometimes stopping to look around and "think" before proceeding.
  • It looks like all carpet with dark colors trick it into thinking it's jumping off a cliff. We ended up replacing some rugs to get around this.One of our rugs had a thick black line in the trim and roomba wouldn't cross it for anything.
  • No brush option that actually picks up dog hair from carpets.
Power
Voltage
14.4 V
14.4 V
Wattage
26 watts
48 watts
Battery Capacity
1800 mAh
3300 mAh
Battery Charge Time
180 min.
180 min.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE, FCC
CE, FCC
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
349.99 $
899.99 $

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