CATEGORY : Robot Vacuum Cleaners

Roborock S5 VS. iRobot Roomba 690

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Winner:

Roborock S5

Reasons to buy Roborock S5:

  • button icon It sweeps and mops
  • button icon Multiple cleaning modes
  • button icon Great suction power - ideal for home with pets & carpets
  • button icon Long lasting 5,200 mAh battery provides you with 2.5 hours of cleaning time
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Runners Up:

iRobot Roomba 690

Reasons to buy iRobot Roomba 690 :

  • button icon Ideal for homes with Pet Hair
  • button icon Ideal for both medium and large rooms
  • button icon Can be controlled remotely with a smart phone
  • button icon Compatible With Alexa
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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE
WINNER :

Roborock S5

  • DEEP CLEANS THICK CARPETS
  • RESUMES AFTER AUTO RECHARGING
  • BOOSTS SUCTION POWER
  • HEPA FILTER
  • MAPS & PLANS ROUTE
  • SWEEPS AND MOPS
USABILITY
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DESIGN
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CONCLUSION
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Comparison Winner
Roborock S5

Reasons why we like it:

  • DEEP CLEANS THICK CARPETS
  • RESUMES AFTER AUTO RECHARGING
  • BOOSTS SUCTION POWER
  • HEPA FILTER
  • MAPS & PLANS ROUTE
  • SWEEPS AND MOPS
  • ZONE CLEANING
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COMPARISON – Roborock S5 VS. iRobot Roomba 690

PERFORMANCE

CLEANS UNDER FURNITURE

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 690
Yes

Height is 9.6 cm. With this low profile design, it can clean under furniture, bed and sofas.

Yes

It 9.3cm raised from the ground - so it can clean under furniture above 9.3cm. But if the furniture is below 9.3cm it won't be able to go under it.

COVERAGE

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 690
Yes

2691 ft2 - ideal for big house and multi-room

Yes

1830 sq.ft - Ideal for both medium and large rooms

SUCTION POWER

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 690
Yes

2000Pa Cyclone 3D Cleaning System delivers strong suction power combined with a multi-mode system. You can choose from the following cleaning modes: Carpet mode, Quiet, Mopping mode, Balanced, Turbo Mode and Max Mode. These modes will provide you with custom results.

Yes

600 pa - power suction power. Though it can be used on hard floors and low pile carpets or rugs.

IDEAL FOR HOMES WITH PETS

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 690
Yes

Features tangle free brushes which are very effective at capturing and removing pet hair without clogging the motor. It also comes with a beak-like cleaning tool accessory which helps in removing more pet hair from carpets and floors.

Yes

Even though the suction power is 600 Pa, it can pick up pet hair from the floor and a low pile carpet. But it might not perform very well on thick carpets.

CLEAN CORNERS AND ALONG WALLS

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 690
Yes

Features Self-adjustable Side Brushes that spin at 330 Rounds Per Minute when cleaning along wall edges and corners.

Yes

With its long side brush, Roomba 690 can reach corners

BATTERY LIFE

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 690
Yes

150 minutes. More than what Roomba can provide.

Yes

90 minutes of runtime – not the best but still its not too bad. Though when it comes to cleaning a large area the robot will need to automatically dock, recharge and finish the job.

CHARGE TIME

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 690
Yes

240 minutes

Yes

120 minutes - this is the normal charging time for all Roomba Robots.

MULTI-FLOOR CLEANING

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 690
Yes

With its advanced climbing ability - Roborock S5 can move from one level to another, climb over objects with a maximum height of 2 cm and also clean from hard floor to carpets

Yes

Can move from floor to floor without losing suction power. Floor types include: hardwood, marble tile, vynil, ceramic tile, laminate and linoleum while Carpet types include; low-pile, medium-pile

DEEP CLEANS THICK CARPETS

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 690
Yes

Uses a Carpet Pressurization function to increase suction power when it meets a carpet. This will ensure your carpet is thoroughly cleaned from dust and pet hair. When it leaves the carpet and goes to a hard floor, the Carpet Pressurization mode will go off and the robot will go back to its normal suction power.

No

FOR LARGE ROOMS

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 690
Yes

Due to its coverage of 2691 ft2 – Robotock C5 can be used in both large and medium sized rooms.

Yes

Yes, it has a wide coverage of about 1830 Sq.ft. This can be cleaned in 90 minutes, so if the room is larger than that, the robot will auto dock and recharge the battery for net usage.

AUTO DOCKS AND RECHARGE

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 690
Yes

It will go back to the charging dock when the battery gets low.

Yes

After the 90 min run time, Roomba 690 will automatically go back to the charging dock to recharge its battery.

RESUMES AFTER AUTO RECHARGING

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 690
Yes

After recharging, Roborock C5 will auto resume with its cleaning tusk - making sure no place is left with dirt.

No

MULTI-ROOM NAVIGATION

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 690
Yes

Can clean all rooms on a single floor. Use LDS Smart Navigation system to scan the room at 360 degrees, gather information for each room on a single floor, generate a cleaning map and start cleaning according to the map.

Yes

After the 90 min run time, Roomba 690 will automatically go back to the charging dock to recharge its battery.

AVOIDS STAIRS AND OBJECTS

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 690
Yes

The Anti-Collision sensors will always emit infrared-rays to detect obstacles and cliffs.

Yes

Features a full suite of intelligent sensors to detect objects and cliffs on the floors. It will avoid bumping into furniture but it will around them very well. When it meets cliffs, it changes direction.

QUIET OPERATION

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 690
Yes

60 db - Operates quietly.

Yes

68 db – operates quietly

BOOSTS SUCTION POWER

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 690
Yes

The Carpet Pressurization mode automatically identifies carpets, so it witches to maximum suction to thoroughly vacuum your carpet.

No

HEPA FILTER

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 690
Yes

Features 2 Washable E11 High Efficiency filters that capture 99.2% of allergens, dust, pet dander, pollen, mold spores and small 0.3 microns. You can wash it once in a week to maintain good performance and this reduces on replacement frequency.

No

MAPS & PLANS ROUTE

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 690
Yes

Uses its high-precision LDS laser range sensors to scan 5x360 degrees for distance information. After that It creates a layout the apartment, run routes and save maps for further usage.

No

SWEEPS AND MOPS

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 690
Yes

Can sweep and mop hard floors

No

CONCENTRATED CLEANING

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 690
Yes

You can set it to vacuum and mop a specific area with high concentration of dirt.

Yes

Uses dirt detect sensors to locate areas with high concentration of dirt. Once it gets to such areas, it spins around the area so many times to ensure no dirt is left behind.

EMPTIES ON ITS OWN

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 690
No

No

Roborock S5

USABILITY

HASSLE FREE OPERATION

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 690
Yes

It is very easy to control using Alexa and the Smartphone Application. The water tank can be easily plugged-in saving you from overturning the robot but at the same time avoid water leakages.

Yes

Can be operated with a iRobot smart phone app or Amazon Alexa. It also auto docks its self when the battery is low. So you don’t have to be around it all the time.

REMOTE CONTROL WITH MOBILE APP

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 690
Yes

You can control it with a Smartphone application. Via you phone you will be able to view the cleaning map and set custom cleaning modes for each room on a single floor.

Yes

Install iRobot mobile app and create cleaning schedules remotely or changing its direction when its performing.

WIFI CONNECTED

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 690
Yes

It is WifI Enables – that is how it communicates with Alexa

Yes

Can be synced with your home’s Wifi.

CAN BE SCHEDULED

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 690
No

Yes

Via your iRobot Smartphone App, you can create cleaning schedules for a week.

WORKS WITH ALEXA

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 690
Yes

Command the vacuum with voice. ASK Alexa to turn on Roborock S5

Yes

You can easily control it with Voice using Amazon Alexa.

ZONE CLEANING

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 690
Yes

Use the Zone Cleaning Function to command the robot to clean specific rooms. All you have to do is to drag and drop the cleaning frame on the map and the robot will clean rooms of your choice.

No

DESIGN

LARGE DEBRIS BIN

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 690
No

No

LOW PROFILE DESIGN

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 690
Yes

9.6 cm – can easily clean under low profile furniture

Yes

9.3cm above the ground

BOUNDARY STRIPS INCLUDED

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 690
No

No

BATTERY CAPACITY

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 690
Yes

5,200mAh Ultra-high battery capacity - This will provide you with 150 minutes. More than what Roomba can provide.

Yes

1800 mAh – Quite good battery but not the best on the market.

DUST BIN CAPACITY

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 690
Yes

500 ml

Yes

600 ml – Not so big, you might need to empty it often if the area to be cleaned is too dirty.

FULL BIN INDICATOR

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 690
No

No

VIRTUAL WALL INCLUDED

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 690
Yes

It has a Virtual Wall but this is bought separately.

Yes

Comes with one virtual wall unit that you can use to prevent the robot from reaching a specific room.

PRODUCT DIMENSIONS

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 690
Yes

13.8 x 13.7 x 3.8 inches

Yes

13 x 13 x 3.6 inches

WEIGHT

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 690
Yes

7 pounds

Yes

7.8 pounds

CONCLUSION

PROS

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 690
Yes

• Affordable and very effective • Auto docks and resumes • Customizable performance using various cleaning modes • Great suction power • Good battery life of 150 minutes • Sweeps and mops • Boosts suction power when it meets a carpet

Yes

• Cleans all floor types and low pile carpets • Auto docks and recharges • It is compatible with Amazon Alexa • Can be scheduled • Can be controlled with a Smartphone • Has a virtual wall • Operates quietly • Low profile design

CONS

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 690
Yes

• Does not have a full bin indicator • Small Dust Bin • Does not come with boundary strips

Yes

• Does not map and route • Does not auto resume • Does not have a bin indicator • No Zone Cleaning • Does not deep clean carpets

Overall Winner

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