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

I was definitely amazed with the Ecovacs Deebot 711 robot vacuum  I tried final year and I was wanting ahead to placing the OSMO 920 by way of its paces. This Deebot OSMO 920 robot from Ecovacs does not disappoint at all.

Even though identical in appears to the 711, the OSMO 920 has some great excess capabilities. In contrast to other styles, this robot can simultaneously vacuum and mop at the very same time conserving you time. 

All the other multi-intent robot vacuums with mopping functions will only complete one particular perform at one particular time, that means that the time taken to vacuum and mop flooring is doubled.

To be reasonable, the water tank is not enormous, but it is completely fitted to the robot. There is no faffing all-around changing the tanks more than when you want to clean the floor — unlike other styles I  have tried.

Also, the OSMO 920 will not try to roam more than any carpeted area when in mopping method. Furthermore, the application permits you to regulate how substantially water is utilized for the mopping.

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

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It will glide more than the floor, but it will ignore any stubborn stains that want far more awareness. Nonetheless, if you use the mop everyday, then the floor, after correctly cleaned, will remain clean.

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I do like the truth that the Deebot maps the area that it has cleaned and will save this map for exact cleaning.

Some robot vacuums seem to be to wander all-around the floor in a random way, lacking some locations, and overcleaning many others.

The truth that the map is stored, the vacuum ensures that it covers all locations, and does not miss any.

In contrast to several other robots I evaluation, this robot is uncomplicated to join to its application.

Underneath the dust little bit deal with, close to the key ability and Wi-Fi switch, there is a QR code, which you scan to join this model to the application.

The application will not join more than 5GHz, but will work effectively and rapidly connects.

The application has several functions these types of as scheduling, mapping, and a log exhibiting how prolonged the accessories have been utilized for.

The application permits you to make zones in which the robot will not consider to cross. These no-go zones will make the robot far more successful. 

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

You can also set the robot to map different locations — for instance, an upstairs zone, and a different zone for downstairs. Maps are saved in the application. In use, the robot is quiet — even when on max suction. It does not bump into walls and effectively cleans the area.

The Deebot can be controlled by voice making use of Alexa or Google Assistant. Even though this will work effectively, I did not are inclined to use this function for the duration of my trial. I preferred to set the routine on the application and configure the robot to clean automatically to a everyday routine.

This model has a scaled-down battery than in the OSMO 950 model. Nonetheless, the OSMO 920 has a excellent function: When the robot detects that its battery is reduced, it will return to the dock to charge, then go on its cleaning of the area if it has not done its route.

This is a good innovation and a definitely useful function if you want to clean a massive area.

I also discovered that immediately after making use of the vacuum in floor cleaning method on carpets everyday, the brushes commenced to bend. It looks like the brush bristles are a tiny comfortable for continuous use on carpets and will want replacing far more usually than other brand names of robot.

Nonetheless, this could not be the situation on difficult flooring. Fortuitously, in the box, there is a set of excess brushes. Ecovacs advise that the brushes are modified just about every 3 to six months.

All in all, the Deebot OSMO 920 is a wonderful multi-perform robot vacuum, which is uncomplicated to join to the application and configure. It will work effectively in both vacuum and mopping styles and will best up its charge if it has not done cleaning its mapped area.

The Ecovacs Deebot OSMO 920 is certainly really worth looking at if you want a vacuum and mopping robot that you can manage by voice — and by its application. You is not going to be dissatisfied.