Ecovas Deebot 600/601 review
The new DEEBOT 600/601 is here
In September 2018, the new Ecovacs Deebot 600 will be presented at IFA in Berlin. The robot vacuum comes in a smart white or black design. What is new and how well it performs in our test… you can find out below. We also made a video where the robot can see the different modes as well as the wipe function.
Ecovacs Deebot 600/601 Review:
- Run Time: 110 min
- Charging Time: 240 min
- Dimensions : 13.9 x 3.27 in
- Weight: 9.7 lbs
- Dust Bin Capacity: 0.5l
- Noise Level: 65 dB
- Max Door Sill Crossing: 0.4 in
Ecovacs Deebot 600/601 report
The robot is small, cheap and just looks great. How well he does his main task will be explained below.
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How smart is the Ecovacs DEEBOT 600/601
That’s hard to estimate. In our test we could not see any real system, after which the robot leaves the surface. That was in auto mode. Nevertheless, the area coverage was 98%. Only very rarely was a spot cleaned twice. In the other modes, such as edge cleaning, a system is recognizable. We do not know how he does it but he does it very well for a device in this price range. The navigation is similar to the iRobot Roomba 676 …. hmm actually a bit more systematic than the 676er. The robot always found back to the charging station.
Is there a suction power available?
The suction power is very good. Hair or coarse polluted spot cleans the Ecovas Deebot 600/601 with ease. The 3-stage cleaning system absorbs everything that gets in the way. Especially with animal hair you can see the strengths of the system. In addition, the device comes with a Max mode… this means the robot increases the suction power by 50% when he noticed on carpets or on hard floors heavy pollution.
The volume is very pleasant in normal mode. In MAX mode, it is comparable to the Roomba 671, about 65 dB.
The Deebot now talks to Alexa ...
The Deebot 600/601 can be connected to the Ecovacs Home app. For example, you can control the time management for the robot or switch between the three modes. The vacuum cleaner robot can also be controlled through the rooms. In addition, the robot can still be connected to Alexa or the Google Assistant. So also be controlled by language.
Optionally usable as a mop deebot 605?
If you replace the dust container with a water tank, you also get a wiping robot. Ecovacs sells the complete set with robotic vacuum cleaner and water tank under the name Deebot 605. You can also purchase the tank extra. The water tank with three microfiber towels costs about 50 pounds. The installation of the tank is very easy. As soon as you do that, the Deebot 600/601 automatically switches to hard ground mode. In this mode, only the auto mode is available. In our test, the water was evenly distributed on the ground. Puddles like other cheap devices are not created. As with all other wiping robots, the wiping power is simply missing. So against dried-on spots, the robotic vacuum cleaner has no chance. He is just too easy for that. It should also be noted when you want to wipe that all carpets are removed because the robot then wipes and moisten. Basically, the wiping function is a nice extension and a small support in the household. It does not replace the wipe by hand.
Conclusion to the Deebot 600/601
The robot vacuum looks good, has a good quality and does its job properly. Due to the slim design, it comes under almost all furniture. Max mode is great, too. In addition, you can still expand the robot with a water tank (not included). This will give you a cheap mop. With that, Ecovacs has once again achieved a good price / performance ratio. A tip from us. Also look at Ebay and compare the price. They also have new devices and you can save a lot of money.
You are looking for another cheap robot vacuum …. then look at the vacuum robots under 300 pounds.