With multiple features and some upgrades, the robot can easily handle dirty floors. For superior performance, it comes equipped with high-efficiency brushes and filters. Of course, it is not flawless but we consider it the best option if you’re on a budget.
The robot efficiently cleans both hard floors and carpets as it features powerful suction and multi-surface brushes. Additionally, it comes with an edge-sweeping brush to sweep the dirt from the edges and corners. The robot is equipped with a lithium-ion battery and can run continuously for up to 1 hours. It automatically returns to the docking station every time it runs out of battery. For a full recharge, it needs approximately 2 hours. Additionally, it comes with filters that help it capture dust and debris.
The iAdapt navigation technology includes an advanced software and multiple sensors that help the robot achieve a complete coverage of the floors. Also, it can successfully avoid obstacles and stairs and follow its cleaning pattern. It doesn’t include a remote control but due to the fact that it is Wi-Fi enabled you can control it with your smartphone. The iRobot HOME app is pretty easy to set up and it allows you to schedule the cleaning time. Another great feature is the acoustic sensor that automatically detects dirty spots and focuses on cleaning them. In comparison to the more advanced Roomba models, this one lacks the carpet boost or the edge cleaning mode, it doesn’t include any cameras and it has no full bin indicator. Also, once it’s fully charged, it doesn’t resume the cleaning.
Roomba 690 performs well as the built-in features help it clean the house fast and efficiently. The 3-stage cleaning system successfully combines the dual multi-surface brushes and the edge sweeping brush with the strong suction. As a result, both small and large particles are removed from your floor and carpets. Also, it automatically detects dirtier spots and spends more time cleaning them. Another great feature that helps in improving its performance is the auto-adjust cleaning head. This means that if the robot cleans different types of surfaces, the cleaning head automatically adjusts its height so that the brushes maintain direct contact with the surface.
Roomba 690 Specifications
|Charging Time (min.)||120|
|Operation Time (min.)||60|
|Climbing Height (in.)||0.625|
In order to deliver the same performance, the robot needs some regular maintenance. You won’t find any difficulties in using the robot as the app is very user-friendly. Just install it on your smartphone and control the robot from distance. For best results, you should empty the dustbin after each use or more often if necessary. Also, you have to clean the filters and the brushes by following the instructions provided in the user manual. As about how often the accessories should be replaced, here is a short guide.
With a diameter of 13 inches and a height of 3.7 inches, we can say that this vacuum cleaner has a compact design. This allows it to fit under furniture with absolutely no problem. For an elegant appearance, it comes in black color with silver accents. The clean button positioned on the top allows you to start it clean the house without using your mobile device. Besides the robot, you will also receive the charging station, a dual mode virtual wall barrier, an extra filter, a line cord, and a cleaning tool.
The manufacturer offers a 1-year warranty for this product. Information related to usage and maintenance are provided in the included user manual. Also, for any further information, you can always contact the customer service department.