Robot vacuums keep getting stronger and smarter and more automatic. But we still love the basic Roomba 600 Series, which has barely changed since 2012. In 2017 they released 675 & 690, which have Wi-Fi connectivity so they can be started with an app and various personal-assistant software. The Roomba 600 series has added the AeroVac Bin and advanced cleaning head as standard features. Robot vacuums never get bored or distracted, and they don’t mind working every day. In most homes, they keep the floors tidy with barely any effort: pet hair and crumbs just disappear before you even notice a mess.
Getting the most out of your iRobot requires some understanding of how to use it. That’s where having the owner’s manual comes in handy. With proper usage, there is less risk of damage, and you’ll learn how to get the most out of it.
Please be sure to read and save the entire manual before using or installing your Roomba 600. Misuse may damage the unit and/or cause harm or serious injury. Read this manual in its entirety before using the unit, and save it for future reference.
|Spot clean feature||Not-as-powerful motor|
|3-stage cleaning systems||Lacking special features|
|3-stage cleaning systems|
The vacuums incorporate a 3-Stage Cleaning System with Dual Multi-Surface Brushes to help thoroughly clean your floors. I like the fact that the sensors alert your robot about dirtier areas of your home, then clean them more thoroughly, so high-traffic spots stay as clean as the rest of the house. Nice.
The navigation system is semi-random, so the bot looks pretty silly as it bonks around under furniture and occasionally drives in circles, but it’s perfectly effective for cleaning smaller spaces. The build quality is quite good. Battery life is surprisingly good.