Have you ever heard of Proscenic before? If you haven’t, you’re not alone. Proscenic isn’t exactly the most well-known manufacturer of robotic vacuum cleaners, and many of their models remain below the radar – which is a real shame since the M7 is one of the better-spec’d robots of 2019.
Curious to find out what’s under the hood of the Proscenic M7? Keep reading and prepare to be astonished by the super cleaning abilities of this vacuum-mop combo bot.
Strongest Suction on the Market
Although most modern robotic vacuum cleaners do a decent job at suctioning up dust and crumbs, nothing is at the same level as the Proscenic M7. This beast of a robot delivers up to a mighty 2,600-Pa of suction power – much, much more powerful than its competitors. After a couple of test runs, it’s easy to see that a higher Pascal rating does indeed make the M7 the best of its class.
True HEPA Filter with 99.97% Efficiency
What’s better than high-efficiency filtration? True HEPA Filters, that’s what. And the M7 utilizes HEPA magnificence by trapping particles as small as 0.3 microns in size up to 99.97% of the time. Pollen, dander, dust mites and their eggs are no match for the microscopic HEPA mesh in the M7. This model is extremely useful for people who suffer from seasonal and pet allergies.
Vacuum and Mop Switching
Did we mention that the M7 is a vacuum-mop combo bot? Swapping between cleaning modes is a breeze. Simply detach the 500-mL dustbin from the M7 and swap it out for the filled-up 500-mL water reservoir and compatible cleaning solution.
The wet wipe attached to the back of the robot with strong Velcro, ensuring that it doesn’t detach while mopping your floors spotless. Users can also choose between three different water-dispersion levels for light-, medium-, and heavy-duty mopping (by robot mop standards).
Smart Mapping and Navigation Technology
The biggest problem that most robot vacuum cleaners have is their navigation system. This is the only way a robot can find its way around your home. The M7 uses SLAM Technology to make a digital map of your home. Remembering the map, the M7 will create the most efficient path to venture through your home to pick up dust and mop sticky stains.
The M7 also comes with several sensors that mark and detect the location of furniture and other obstacles. It also has anti-drop sensors that stop the robot from committing robo-suicide. When it detects stairs or other high edges, it’ll back up and turn away.
Comprehensive Floor-Care Plans
Not only is the robot able to create a digital map of your home’s floors, but it also lets you access these maps via the downloadable mobile app. Using your smart device, you store and access several maps for multi-story homes, and choose which room the robot should focus on cleaning. Establish your dominance over the robot by configuring, which rooms the robot does not have clearance to enter. No longer will you need to place unsightly wall barriers at the thresholds of doors, but instead the map lets you select no-go zones for the Proscenic M7 Robot Vacuum.
Proscenic M7 vs. Proscenic 811GB
We’ve seen just what the Proscenic M7 has under its hood and how it can perform. Now let’s compare it against another of Proscenic’s bots – the Proscenic 811GB.
First of all, we feel inclined to let you know that these two robots belong to two very different classes. The M7, the company’s flagship, comes with all the bells and whistles for extra convenience and superior performance. The 811GB, on the other hand, is a budget-friendly solution without a mopping feature.
However, budget-friendly does not translate into “bad.” The 811GB has a moderate suction power of up to 1,000 Pa and a maximum cleaning area of over 1,600 square feet per charge. Supported by a beefy 3,000-mAh battery, the robot can run for roughly 130 minutes straight on auto-mode (lowest suction power) before needing a 5-hour rest to recharge.
Like the M7, the Proscenic 811GB can also connect to your home’s Wi-Fi. Using the Proscenic downloadable app, users can set up different cleaning schedules and even manually control the robot. However, the app’s features are not as comprehensive as in the M7. You cannot save multiple floor plans, set up no-go zones, or select certain rooms to vacuum.
So what can we say about the Proscenic 811GB? It’s a fine robot for those shopping on a budget. It doesn’t come with smart mapping and navigation, so it’s a hit-or-miss type of robot that requires multiple passes and cleaning schedule to clean your floors thoroughly. Plus, it only generates around 40 decibels of noise – about half that of other budget models.
Proscenic M7 vs. iRobot Braava 380t
iRobot, as the market leader of in-home robotic appliances, has created some of the most wonderful, well-known robots of all time. The Braava 380t is a vacuum-mop combo robot that works beautifully at maintaining clean, shiny floors if given time.
The Braava 380t is one of the most power-efficient robots available. Using only a 2,000-mAh battery, it has a maximum runtime of about 200 minutes! Because of this, the 380t can cover up to 3,700 square feet per charge – more than enough power to clean an entire floor on a single charge.
The 380t also has an optional mop mode where the robot drags a damp cloth across your floors. Its mopping feature is not at the same level as the Proscenic M7’s, but it still does a decent job in wiping away dried juice and light mud tracks.
The smart mapping and navigating systems we love in the M7 are missing in the 380t. This robot relies on traveling in a zig-zag or back-and-forth pattern when vacuuming and mopping. Without a dirt detecting sensor, this means the robot may have to go through multiple vacuuming or mopping cycles before your floors are thoroughly cleaned.
But perhaps the most disappointing this about this vacuum-mop combo bot is the lack of remote controllability. The only way to command the robot to start and stop is by pressing a button on the control panel. To make matters worse, not only is there no downloadable app for the 380t, but also Alexa and Assistant are not compatible.
Proscenic M7 vs. Roborock S5
The Roborock S5 has been praised for being one of the best vacuum-mop robot vacs of 2019 (so far). With all of its features, smart technology, and long-lasting battery, there’s no wonder why so many people have fallen in love with Roborock.
The Roborock S5 has slightly weaker suction power compared to the Proscenic M7. The Roborock delivers up to 2,000-Pa of power, which is quite powerful in today’s market. The 2,000-mAh allows the robot to work for up to 240 minutes in a row before running out of juice. When it detects a low battery, the S5 will automatically head back to its charging dock and rest for about 4 hours before resuming its previous vacuuming or mopping cycle.
This also has its smart mapping and navigation technologies which produce a digital map of your home. Users can access the map via the mobile app, set up restricted zones, program the bot to focus on a particular spot, and control the bot manually. Compared to the Proscenic M7’s app, this one is a bit limited. There’s no single-room focus option or multiple map storage.
The Roborock S5 has adaptive surface technology which automatically adjusts the robot’s suction power based on what surface it’s on. When traveling on low- to medium-pile carpeting, the robot will deliver up to 2,000 Pa of power to dislodge and suction up embedded dirt and debris. With its True HEPA Filter, the bot can remove allergens from the floor with 99.97% efficiency – similar to that of the Proscenic M7.
In terms of performance, the Roborock S5 and Proscenic M7 are interchangeable. However, when it comes to convenience – which is a top priority for robot owners – the Proscenic M7 blows its competitor out of the water.