According to the 2018 market research, the iRobot has occupied more than 60 percent of the global robot vacuum cleaner market share, might even over 85 percent in America market. But the situation is gradually changing because of the launch of flagship product from Neato Robotics. As you might have guessed, the Neato Botvac D7 has posed challenge to products of iRobot (such as iRobot Roomba 960/980).
The Neato Botvac D7 launched on the market in 2017, and obtained a positive market response at once. The enhancement of Botvac D7 mainly focuses on the intelligent application such as the No-go lines function. Although it is a bit expensive, the excellent intelligence and performance of Botvac D7 is worth its price-tag.
In the review, you can get a intuitive understanding of Botvac D7, according to our analysis of this robot cleaner in several aspects. It’s really suitable for the families who want a high-end product, with adequate budget. In addition, for more information, you can also read the article in which we list the best robot vacuum cleaner of 2019.
Key features of Neato Botvac D7:
- Proprietary LaserSmart™ mapping & navigation technology
- Multiple floor plan mapping
- No-go lines
- Schedule daily cleaning
- Customizedzone cleaning
- Eco/Turbo cleaning mode translation
- Spiral Combo brush for all surface types
- Ultra performance filter
- D-shape design
- Automatically recharging
- Quick boost charging
- Regular software updates
- 1-year warranty
What features are applied to enhance the intelligent performance of Neato Botvac D7?
Compared with other products on the market, the enhancement in aspects of intelligent performance is a great highlight of Botvac D7, which could challenge the products such as iRobot Roomba 980. We list the several features to show how Botvac D7 implement the intelligent function.
1.Proprietary LaserSmart™ mapping & navigation technology
Based on the proprietary LaserSmart™ mapping & navigation technology, the Botvac D7 could see the surroundings and make a map of your room. With lasers mapping and Navigation, the robot covers more area in less time and plans the route logically instead of randomly. The system can also work even in the dark. Unlike other robot cleaners, the LaserSmart™ navigation system is equipped on the top of robot body. The height of the device is sacrificed to better vision. Overall, the efficiency of cleaning is improved, due to the unique design of LaserSmart™ navigation system.
The No-go lines is an important function of Botvac D7. As the name suggests, the robot will never go across the No-go lines you set up. After the robot successfully maps your room, you can set up the No-go lines with your finger, thus the Botvac D7 avoids the area where not to go. For instance, the room full of clothes on the floor can be blocked off by setting up No-go lines in your Neato APP. In fact, these No-go lines have the same benefits as the virtual wall of the iRobot Roomba series, but it’s obvious that No-go lines are more advanced than virtual wall. The former works through virtual APP and the latter works through physical equipment.
Using No-go lines, you can set up the cleaning zone on the maps stored in the robot, and target trouble areas more frequently. The function of zone cleaning is helpful for you to schedule a effective cleaning plan.
(Tips: the No-go lines could not work until the robot maps the whole room. Considering these areas you want robot to avoid in the first cycle, boundary markers are provided with Botvac D7.)
3.Compatible with smart devices
The Botvac D7 is designed to be compatible with other smart devices such as smart phone, Apple watch, Amazon Echo, Google Home, etc. Thus the robot plays a important role in your smart home. You can give you commands through these smart devices, for example, stop/start your Botvac D7, customizing the cleaning zone, etc. It’s all up to you.
Notes: What functions can you apply by the Neato APP?
With supporting of Neato APP, you can schedule you cleaning plan anytime-and from anywhere. Once connected with your smart phone, several functions as follows can be applied on you APP.
- Basic commands (start cleaning, stop cleaning,etc.)
- Set up No-go lines
- Make a cleaning zone
- Schedule daily cleaning
How does Neato Botvac D7 realize its powerful cleaning performance?
Considering that cleaning performance is the primary target to evaluate the overall performance, the engineers of Neato Robotics has made lots of improvements to enhance the cleaning performance of Botvac D7.
The Botvac D7 is uniquely designed to D-shape, which could improve the corner cleaning ability in two aspects. Firstly, the D-shape design makes Botvac D7 keep in closer connect with corner than other circular cleaners. Secondly, the unique D-shape design makes it possible to equip an extra large main brush, which is almost 70% larger than most circular cleaner brushes, allowing it to pick up more dirt and pet hair especially in corner.
Moreover, you can manually translate the Eco cleaning mode and Turbo cleaning mode according to your needs. Want an extra deep clean in dirt accumulation area? Switch to Turbo mode to speed up the brush and increase suction to pick up debris you can’t see.
The spiral combo brush embedded on robot has three highlights in design. The rubber brush is effective for stains on the floor. It can easily strip the stains effectively avoiding damaging the wood floor. The fiber brush plays an important role in cleaning the tiny dust and pet hair hiding in the cracks. The V-shape design improves the dust collection results.
The patented SpinFlow technology is applied to Botvac D7, so as to increase the vacuum suction. On the other hand, with the benefit of D-shape design, the suction port is nearly up to 10.9 inch, and no doubt increases the vacuum suction.
The run time of Botvac D7 can be up to 120 minutes, which makes it perfect for families with large room, high traffic room, etc. The robot will automatically return to the Home Base and recharge when the battery is running low or at the end of one cleaning cycle. In addition, the Botvac D7 is provided with the function of Quick Boost charging. The charging time is greatly shortened after you start up the Quick Boost charging function.
Generally speaking, the Neato Botvac D7 is a good robot cleaner with excellent intelligence and cleaning performance. Considering the high price, it’s perfect for families with adequate budget. Especially the excellent intelligent application makes it worth the price-tag. Moreover, regular software updates make the robot smarter gradually, which could win points with customers. Since everyone has his own requirements, you may find the most suitable one in the best robot vacuum cleaner list of 2019 we created. At last, in case you think we missed a good robot cleaner, let us know.