There’s nothing about a robotic vacuum cleaner that isn’t great! The convenience of having a robot clean your floors while you’re at work or slacking off or slacking off at work is probably the main reason why people consider getting them in the first place. But in recent times, despite new robot vacs popping up seemingly out of nowhere, there isn’t anything worth getting excited about. Until now.
Today, we’re going to take a close look at the Deebot OZMO 950 Robotic Vacuum from ECOVACS. This company may not be the biggest dog in the competitive at-home robot appliance game, but after learning about the OZMO 950, ECOVACS deserves at least an honorable mention. So without further ado, prepare to have your minds blown as we describe why the OZMO 950 is such a fantastic bot.
OZMO Mopping Technology
The 950 uses the company’s proprietary OZMO mopping technology where a mopping pad draws water from a built-in reservoir without leaking and spills. This isn’t much different from what you’d find in other vacuum-mop bots, but it’s still pretty exciting.
Add in the fact that the OZMO 950, when connected to your Wi-Fi router, allows users to adjust how much or how little water the robot uses, and you’ve got a pretty unique bot on your hands.
Vacuums and Mops Simultaneously!
When was the last time you came across a vacuum-mop combo robot? Probably not long ago, but have you ever seen a bot that vacuums while towing a moist pad to remove sticky substances? Well, now you have! The OZMO 950 can vacuum floors while simultaneously mopping them by dragging a moistened pad.
This neat feature saves time since the robot won’t have to pass multiple times over smooth floors to vacuum and then mop. In one pass, the OZMO 950 has done everything it was meant to do!
Smart Navi 3.0
ECOVAC’s navigations system implemented in their robots is now on the third generation. The first was iffy at best, and the second came with much-needed upgrades for better pathing efficiency. The OZMO 950 makes use of the latest in navigations technology from ECOVACS with better sensors, understanding of its surroundings, and efficient pathing algorithms.
Furthermore, using the HOME App, you can set up virtual boundaries that the 950 cannot pass, and you can also receive real-time status reports about where the robot is in your home and how much it has cleaned. Pretty cool, right?
If the previous points weren’t enough to get you excited, then this definitely will. With more than 3 hours of power per charge, combined with efficient path creation, the Ecovacs Deebot OZMO 950 can cover more than 3,000 square feet before needing it head straight for its docking station to refuel. Best of all, after the battery has reached capacity, the 950 will resume its cleaning task by picking up where it left off before charging. Talk about convenient!
Ecovacs Deebot OZMO 950 vs. Eufy 30C
But how good is the Deebot OZMO 950 actually when faced head-to-head with other robotic vacuum cleaners? Let’s see how well the OZMO 950 fares against the likes of the Eufy 30C.
A quick look at the Eufy 30C is all you need to determine whether the OZMO 950 is the better bot. First of all, the 30C is not a vacuum-mop combo-bot so it’s not going to give your hard floors the sheen you might be looking for. This is by no means a deal-breaker since it is a master of what it does. The 30C delivers up to 1,500 Pa of suction pressure – far less than a standard upright but more than most robots. Crumbs in the fiber forests of low- to medium-pile carpeting have nowhere to hide.
Another key difference is how users set up no-go zones for each of these robots. The OZMO 950’s Smart Navi 3.0 sensors create a perfect digital map of your home’s floors, which users can access via the ECOVACS HOME App to create boundaries for more focused cleaning. The 30C, on the other hand, relies on physical boundary strips which tell the robot to turn around as the robot approaches. Both systems work great, but the boundary strips can be a sight for sore eyes.
The final distinction we’d like to point out is the 30C’s less-than-pleasing runtime. On a full battery, the 30C can run for up to 100 minutes before it needs to recharge. Based on its navigations system and its average-sized battery, it’ll cover roughly 1,300 square feet, less than half that of the OMZO 950.
So which is the objectively better robot? If you answered the Ecovacs Deebot OZMO 950, you’re right.
Ecovacs Deebot OZMO 950 vs. Roborock S5
Many publications have spoken highly of the Roborock S5. Some have even gone as far as saying that the S5 deserves to be crowned the king of all robot vacs. If this is true, then it shouldn’t leave a shadow of a doubt that it trumps the OZMO 950.
One thing that astounds us about the S5 is its super-powerful suction pressure. Rated at 2,000 Pa, you’re going to have a difficult time finding a robot that can clean as effectively as this bot on multiple surfaces.
The feature that makes the OZMO 950 stand out among its competitors – simultaneous vacuuming and mopping – exists in the Roborock S5. With its powerful suction leading the way of the moistened pad, there’s hardly any mess than the S5 isn’t designed to tackle.
Like the OZMO 950, the S5 uses a high-tech scanner to create a virtual layout of your home. Using the Mi App, you can access the map to create boundaries that the robot is forbidden to pass. This is especially helpful for pet owners who’ve found their robot vacs bumping into and spilling the contents of their pet’s bowls.
The one department where most modern robot vacs cannot compete with is the OZMO 950’s remarkable 200-minute runtime. The S5 works for “only” 150 minutes at most before needing to recharge. What’s weird is despite its longer-than-standard runtime, it can only cover about 750 square feet, which is substantially less than the OZMO 950’s 3,000-square-foot coverage. Both robots have auto-recharge and resume so the size of the battery, when looking at the larger picture, hardly matters.
Ecovacs Deebot OZMO 950 vs. Neato Robotics D7
Do you guys know what’s pretty neat? The D7 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner from Neato Robotics. The unique D-shape of the D7 is extremely helpful in getting every edge and corner of a room and around furniture legs. The suction power is great, and it can integrate with Alexa or Assistant. You’ll have to have these virtual assistants already hooked up to your home.
So we’ve mentioned the D7’s positives so let’s address to negatives. The navigation system implemented in the D7 is not the most reliable. We found that the D7 does a pretty good job at mapping floors and pointing out obstacles, but then after only about 50% completion, the robot goes rogue. At best, it’ll clean whatever it identifies as a floor, but at worst, it’ll shut down. No amount of restarts has helped numerous dissatisfied customers with this problem.
Furthermore, the D7 doesn’t have the short profile most people need to clean below couches and table stands. It stands at about 10.9 mm in height, and when compared to the OZMO 950’s 10.2-mm profile… yeah, there’s not a ton of difference. Both robots may get stuck when attempting to venture underneath low-rider sofas.
Furthermore, there’s no mopping feature in the D7. This isn’t the worst thing in the world, but seeing as how most modern robots are designed to tackle more than one cleaning task, it’s worth pointing out in this specific age of technology.
So does the neatness of this robot stand up to its manufacturer’s name? We, and countless other customers, don’t feel that way. Ditch the D7 and get the OZMO 950 instead.
Ecovacs Deebot OZMO 950 vs. iRobot Roomba s9+ (9550)
And finally, we have the Roomba s9+ created by the world’s most well-known brand of at-home robotic appliances. Back when robotic vacs were a new thing, iRobot was at the helm leading the charge. Today, not much has changed, and their line of Roombas are becoming increasingly more high-tech and sweeping their competitors one disc-shaped bot at a time.
The s9+ is the latest and greatest robot vac to leave the manufacturing plant. At first glance, you may think that the bulky unit that comes with the robot is a simple charging dock, but you are gravely mistaken. The charging dock doubles as a vacuum cleaner which suctions out the contents of the s9+’s dustbin when it reaches capacity. In the end, you’ll end up emptying the dock less frequently than you’d empty the OZMO 950’s bin.
The one thing that the s9+ doesn’t have that’s available in the OZMO 950 is mopping abilities. But what’s amazing is that the s9+ works together with the Braava Jet M6, a robotic mop. If you purchase them both, the s9+ will alert the M6 that the vacuuming cycle is completed and it is now time to mop your floors. This is a cool process, but by no means is it efficient. If you can get tasks done by a single robot, why get two?
The shape of the s9+ is similar to that of the not-so-Neato bot (D-shaped for effective corner- and edge-cleaning), but here is a major difference in height. The OZMO 950, as we mentioned earlier, measures at 10.2 cm from top to bottom, whereas the s9+ is only 8.9 cm tall.
In conclusion, the OMZO 950 is the more efficient robot since it has both vacuuming and mopping capabilities, but the s9+ is the overall better vacuum bot.