iRobot Roomba 690

  One of the most reliable robotic vacuum brands is iRobot. Until now, the company has produced and designed various robots that are meant to ease your work at home and spend more time enjoying the things that you like. iRobot Roomba is not the latest device made by the company but is one of the most popular ones. It is the upgraded version of Roomba 650 so it comes with some extra features, as the Wi-Fi connectivity. If we compare it to Roomba 800 and 900 series, it lacks some advanced features but the price makes it more accessible…

Roomba 690 Ratings

CARPET PERFORMANCE - 92%
HARD FLOOR PERFROMANCE - 93%
FEATURES - 88%
RUN TIME - 89%
CHARGE TIME - 92%

91%

EXCELLENT

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.

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One of the most reliable robotic vacuum brands is iRobot. Until now, the company has produced and designed various robots that are meant to ease your work at home and spend more time enjoying the things that you like. iRobot Roomba is not the latest device made by the company but is one of the most popular ones. It is the upgraded version of Roomba 650 so it comes with some extra features, as the Wi-Fi connectivity. If we compare it to Roomba 800 and 900 series, it lacks some advanced features but the price makes it more accessible for many people. Plus, it does a decent job when it comes to keeping your floors clean.
 
 
 

Technical Specifications

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.

  • Has a small dust bin – around 10 ounces – so it needs to be emptied pretty often.
  • When the battery is fully charged, it can cover a cleaning area of up to 1800 sq. ft.
  • Can climb heights up to 0.62 inches, so it can pass by itself from one floor type to another.


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Features

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.

  • It is works with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, so you can use voice commands to operate the robot.
  • Due to the tangle-free technology, the robot can easily pass over cords or other objects on the floor.


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Performance

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

Dimensions (LxWxH/in.)13x13x3.7
Weight (lbs.)7.8
Battery TypeLi-ion
Auto Charging
Charging Time (min.)120
Operation Time (min.)60
Climbing Height (in.)0.625
Noise (dB)68
Remote Control
Wi-Fi Connectivity
Warranty1-year

Maintenance and Ease of Use

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.

  • Replace the filter once every 2 months.
  • Replace the main brush annually.
  • Replace the side brush when necessary.


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Design and Accessories

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.

Warranty and Support

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.

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