Invite to round 4 of our multi part video series pitting the Irobot Roomba 980 versus the Neato Botvac Connected D7
You can see the other rounds and links to Amazon for both vacuums, in the description, and lets begin.
In this round we will check battery life, bin volume, and sound level.
First off the bin volume tests, we filled up each bin and put the contents into a determining cup, its not the most exact technique but it need to be excellent enough.
The Roomba 980 measured about 1 3/4 cups and the Neato D7 had about 2.5 cups which is a big difference. This is important too, especially if you are scheduling cleansings when you aren’t around, as a bot can just clean until its bin fills up.
So another point for the Neato D7
Next is noise level.
The Roomba revealed about 78 decibels in turbo mode and 69 in eco mode. Not too loud however still loud enough to trigger you to turn up the volume on the TV when it is available in the room.
The Neato D7 was a quieter proving 70 decibels in turbo mode and 66.5 in eco mode.
So another point for the Neato D7.
On to the battery life tests.
Both of these robotic vacuums declare to have 120 minutes of battery life in eco mode but I could not duplicate those outcomes.
The factor is because I do not have a big adequate testing area so I needed to restart the bots numerous times when they finished cleaning up the area, and rebooting triggers a lot of battery output. If they ran continually Im sure that both would be extremely close to the marketed quantity.
Here are the results I got, with an average of 5 restarts per run:
Roomba eco flooring: 100 minutes
Neato eco flooring: 107 minutes
Roomba Turbo Floor: 48 min
Neato Turbo Floor: 74 minutes
So although the Neato D7 won once again, the battery test is non acceptable due to the fact that with the Roomba 980 I was using a new 3rd celebration battery, which although is expected to provide the very same amount of life as the factory battery I cant be sure it is the very same so no points awarded here due to the fact that of that.
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