Vacuum cleaners have been a staple of every home owner’s cleaning arsenal for decades now and with each coming year we find newer and more amazing features and technologies being incorporated into the mix. Now, the latest trend is that of robot vacuums or as they are more popularly referred to as, Roombas. This is actually a particular brand that propelled these devices to fame and today we will be looking at two distinct products from this brand.
Talking a bit about robot vacuums, they are autonomous robot vacuum cleansing tool which come fully equipped with the latest programming and a cleaning plan that can be set by way of the consumer. The original design also protected a guide operation feature via the remote so that users could set commands for the vacuum which meant the person had full power and control to operate the device no matter where they were at any given point.
Roomba 690 vs. 890
Talking about some of the most obvious difference between our two Roombas, the Roomba 690 comes equipped with the iAdapt Technology, whereas Roomba 890 comes with the iAdapt 1.0 Technology as it is a newer version. The Roomba 690 is undoubtedly a classic and is more affordable, whereas Roomba 890 is a bit on the expensive side but needs much less maintenance.
In terms of their operating systems and technologies, the Roomba 690 comes with the Aero Vac technology, whereas Roomba 890 makes use of the Aero Force one. The Roomba 690 is considerably lighter, whereas the Roomba 890 has a super cool extractor system.
All Roomba robots have some form of dirt detection sensors that allow them to successfully pinpoint the location of messes in your house and therefore reset their entire focus on these regions so that the house is squeaky clean always. The Roomba 690 is definitely the less advanced of the two as it has acoustic sensors that permit it to detect dirt whereas the Roomba 890 has the same acoustic sensors along with a number of special optical sensors allowing it to detect dirt way better.
Now this is the real feature which most users look forward to when purchasing the Roomba; its unique ability to move to and from the dock area and while both the Roomba 690 and Roomba 890 are able to move again to their docks to recharge neither has the inherent capability to of resume cleansing robotically once their batteries have been successfully recharged. If you are interested in getting this feature, you should consider the Roomba 960 instead!
Now, moving onto some of the most important features that these devices do have, first of all we have the Edge cleaning feature which is a specialized cleansing mode which ensures that the corners, crevices and the place round your fixtures are very well cleaned. Since the edge cleaning spec is programmed into the Roombas, your robot vacuum cleaner will first go through its normal pathway of cleaning that you schedule and then make its way towards the edges and crevices of sofas and furniture around your house.
The navigation system on both these devices is also super high tech as it can even be set to clean the same area more than once or as per your desire. Both the Roomba 690 and the Roomba 890 are fitted with different versions of the iAdapt navigation system as their main guide. Using iRobot’s own patented software programming and algorithm, both of these robotic vacuums can easily map out your floors to make certain that they will get any messes and dirt from all around the house.
With iAdapt technology, the Roomba 890 and 690 are capable of being able to move round any room and since Roombas are generally also so low hanging, there is no problem of them not being able to get underneath the lowest sofas and crevices. Both can also clean up all kinds of areas such as hardwood floors, carpets, rugs, tiles and much more! There is a decided difference in the alert systems both have though as when the devices have a full dustbin, the Roomba 890 will automatically alert you when it’s time to drain its dustbin, however the Roomba 690 will have to be checked manually.
The Roomba 690 and Roomba 890 offer excellent connectivity options to all users which mean that you will be able to connect to your Wi-Fi network. This means that no matter where you are, with the aid of your easy to use mobile app, you can schedule cleanups, check on your device and even stop it if needed. The best part has got to be the fact that since you are in control you can create your own desired cleaning schedule and pathway with absolute ease.
It is also completely compatible with Amazon Alexa, which takes it a step further as now you can easily use voice commands to operate your robot vacuum cleaner and make your life even easier.
Any vacuum’s filtration system is perhaps one of the most important areas of concern, especially if you and your loved ones are prone to allergies and dust related issues. In terms of filter options, the Roomba 890 and 680 are specific because the 890 uses the Aero Force clear out device whereas the 690 has the somewhat less advanced Aero Vac. The main difference between the two is essentially the filter which is present within as the Roomba 690 makes use of a HEPA fashion filter while the Roomba 890 has a real HEPA filter out which is a more advanced version.
In conclusion, the Roomba 690 and 890 both have been designed for all round use as they are both versatile and can easily be used for wet and dry messes, pet fur, hardwood floors, tiled floors and even all sorts of carpets.