iRobot Roomba 694 Robot Vacuum-Wi-Fi Connectivity, Personalized Cleaning Recommendations, Works with Alexa, Good for Pet Hair, Carpets, Hard Floors, Self-Charging, Roomba 694
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- More thoughtful than you thought – the roomba 694 takes vacuuming off your mind with personalized cleaning suggestions powered by the unique intelligence of irobot os. Learns your habits and your routines..runtime : 90 minutes
- 3-stage cleaning power – the 3-stage cleaning system lifts dirt, dust and debris from carpets and hard floors while an edge-sweeping brush takes care of corners and edges. Auto-adjust cleaning head automatically adapts its height to effectively clean carpets & hard floors.
- Focused cleaning you can count on – irobot’s patented dirt detect technology allows the roomba 694 robot vacuum to detect dirtier areas of your home and clean them more thoroughly.
- Don’t let messes mess with your schedule – simply use the irobot home app or your voice assistant to tell the roomba 694 robot to vacuum and consider it done.
- A full suite of advanced sensors – you don’t have to worry about roomba 694 series robot vacuum getting around your home to get the job done: a full suite of advanced sensors allow this robot to navigate under and around furniture, and along edges, while cliff detect keeps it from falling down stairs.
- Dual multi-surface brushes – instead of using a single bristle brush, roomba 694 robot vacuum works with dual multi-surface brushes, that flex to adjust to different floor types.
- Automatically recharges – runs for up to 90 minutes before automatically docking and recharging.
- Adapts to multiple floor surfaces – unique auto-adjust cleaning head is specifically designed to tackle cleaning on multiple floor surfaces including hard wood and carpet. Head automatically adjusts to different heights of flooring for the best clean.
- Irobot does not certify the quality or authenticity of products purchased from non-authorized resellers, and will not cover claims, provide service or offer replacements for products purchased from these sellers.
iRobot Roomba 694 Robot Vacuum-Wi-Fi Connectivity, Personalized Cleaning Recommendations, Works with Alexa, Good for Pet Hair, Carpets, Hard Floors, Self-Charging, Roomba 694 AMAZON
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What is the spread ratio for a wet poop it goes over?
I have a dual band router but why will the roomba not pair with my wifi/smart phone?
I had a roomba that would not go over dark floors. This was some time ago. I have very dark hardwood floors and wonder if this is a problem?
Is this returnable?
Will it run within wifi?
Can this vacuum mop too?
Do these self cleaning brush roberts come with charger?
Yes it come with its home base which include a charger.
Dock light won’t stay lit and is not charging roomba
Is this ready to use as is or do i have to get an alexa or something else ? Does it come with a remote
Does it work with the dual mode virtual wall?
I have 2 cats, a dog and a carpet. Do you recommend it?
Would this scratch epoxy/resin floor?
Need to replace the sweeping brushes
For this model, would the home base normally include a charger? I didn’t receive a charging cord for it and so i can’t get the roomba to charge.
Will it still learn rooms if it has to be carried? I have a baby gate with a large ledge that it wouldn’t make it over.
Can you charge this without the charging station?
I received this as a gift. But where is the line cord? Do i have to purchase separately?
Can i schedule different times a day when i am at work and nit at home?
Does it pick long human hair on carpet?
Does this robot work with 220 volts
iRobot Roomba 694 Robot Vacuum-Wi-Fi Connectivity, Personalized Cleaning Recommendations, Works with Alexa, Good for Pet Hair, Carpets, Hard Floors, Self-Charging, Roomba 694 AMAZON
What are our customers saying?
I have hardwood floors and very few throw rugs. This picks up the dust and dirt as it is supposed to do. I have no pets and cannot comment on issues related to pets. What i like most about this as compared to a different brand i tried and returned is that it is easy to set up and connect and stays connected to wi-fi. Since it doesn’t map it is very simple to pick up and move to different levels of my home. It doesn’t get confused. But because it doesn’t map it goes over the same areas many times and takes quite a while to finish on its own. But i just return it with the wifi command to return if i think it’s covered everything. If you don’t mind spending the extra money, it would be a good idea to get one with mapping capability. That type would finish quicker. I don’t see any need for the self empty model as this is very easy to empty. It is noisy but not as loud as a regular vacuum.
I love it! The sensors on it are great! It doesn’t get caught on dumb things like the knock off version i bought. It rolls right over cords instead of stucking them up. It transitions really well from hardwood floors to carpet. Let’s be honest it’s not perfect and doesn’t always pick up everything but it does 90% of the job and eventually will get what it missed. It is a little noisy i will say, but definitely less noisy than a regular vacuum. I even had a tummy time play mat and thought for sure it would get stuck but no, it rolled right over it just fine. And it adjusts itself to roll over or under things when needed so it’s not just a one surface kind of thing. I constantly have mine on because of my babies and toddler dropping their snacks everywhere. It even pushed out of the way a nerf gun bullet that my kid left out. Again, i thought that was gonna get stuck for sure. If this sucker ever goes out, i’m definitely getting another one. I do recommend getting more filters because it only comes with one extra. Although i don’t know if it makes its way back to the charging port on its own yet because i usually stop it before it gets to that point. I bought mine during christmas time so it was discounted!
This thing works wonders. It does what i need it to do. I’m a clean freak and i am sweeping often. I don’t have time to be cleaning all day. I do my daily cleaning in the morning, but in the afternoon i need to sweep once again. So, this lovely robot aka estrella does it for me. I love it.
I do not mind that she’s noisy, but my family gets annoyed because it is “loud”. I suggest you run it when you’re not home if the noise bothers you. It doesn’t bother me because i know she’s doing a job for me. After cleaning the bin you’d be surprised what it picks up.
Anyways, yes it zig zags all around your house instead of up and down. But, i just need it to do the second sweep for me.
I also recused a kitten and i’m allergic. That’s the second reason i got it. Don’t want her hairs around my house.
I love this thing. It runs on a schedule that i can set up with my phone, i can remotely set it to clean, and it tells me on my phone if it finished a job or if it has any issues. It cleans pretty well, and i am amazed at how much it picks up even though it runs daily.
It seems to be holding up really well to vacuuming both hardwood floors and an area rug, and the bristles on the side brush and the components are still looking good even after a few weeks of constant use. The app does give you an approximate timeline of when to replace the filters & brushes, but it seems like it’ll go a long time before i have to do any maintenance.
I got a second vacuum robot (different brand) for another floor of my house and i’m really regretting not just buying a second one of these. It really pales in comparison to the ease of use and quality of the pieces and parts.
I had a previous robot, much more expensive. All kinds of computerized bells and whistles, which i wasn’t supposed to have to use. Had trouble with customer service, no reasonable way to get it fixed.
This little gem does just what it’s supposed to. Press a button and it goes! It’s movements are random so it doesn’t always get everything, but it’s easy to use so that happens a few times a week (while i do other things) as opposed to hardly ever and then walking around with back pain. My husband, mr. Science, actually insisted on naming it. You’ll be so glad you bought it!
I am in love! Ran my roomba three times now and it’s amazing! Yes, there may be a missed spot, but i’ve already noticed more pick up as it learns my home. The best part was running it in two different rooms as i worked on post-christmas cleaning and i was able to do other tasks while it cleaned the floors! What??? I can clean the bathroom while someone else vaccuums? It’s not the kids…though they do help the roomba did a better job than they ever do! I purchased one for my mother, but she may have some technical challenges even though i had it up and running. Hopefully it works for her as well. I want one for our basement family level as well. It’s really not a big deal to pick it up and move it though…again because you are able to do other things while it’s running. Very happy with this machine, what it’s catching and what it is avoiding. Highly recommend!!
I’m a male. 73, and a pretty good housekeeper. My girlfriend has a roomba, and i just loved watching it. I finally just pulled the trigger and got my own. I did not map it, i let it charge and let it take off, and was amazed after an hour or so to watch it dock itself. I took the dust bin off, not expecting much, and to my surprise, it was absolutely full of dust and debris. Where did this come from?? I love this roomba, and am extremely happy with this purchase
This irobot is awesome. I have a dog that sheds a lot and it picks up i want to say 90% +++ of the hair. I went from seeing hair everyday on my slippers to seeing little to no hair at all. Now i can put my 11 month old on the ground to crawl and walk without worrying about so much hair. I know it works because it’s a ton of dog hair in the machine garbage trap afyer i use it. I’m talking full!!! The only thing is you gonna have to guide this robot a little if you want every square inch cleaned as it won’t perfectly cover every inch of your floor. I just tap the sensor bumper with my foot a couple of times to guide it but it really isn’t much of a problem.
This is one of those ‘man i should have bought this earlier’ things. It works awesome but lemme tell you, this sucker will get in a vicious fight and will fight to the end with any charger cords, speaker or bath room rugs left down where it can get to it, or at least mine has anyway~ took couple operations to teach me to pick them all up on scheduled days. Apparently it also likes to work its way under the recliner which is just high enough to not trip the turn around sensor, but too low for the machine to ease under it and back out so it will diligently dig its way almost all the way under it and get its little sassy nomad self stuck.
Oh, one more thing, 99% of the time when the battery gets low, it does in fact make its way back the the charger like it is supposed to however, i have learned that when it gets pooped out in the fights it picks, you might have to go into ‘wheres waldo’ hunting for it. So if you make it by my place, pay no mind to the shoes scattered about blocking off the portals where it likes to go in to ufc cage match mode.
All kidding aside, well worth the $$ and as the headline says, i should have got one way earlier.
Love, love, love.
Run time averages between 1-2 hours for my home. Love that you can schedule cleaning sessions and set the run time. Navigates well between hardwood and medium pile carpet.
doesn’t always find its way home before the batter dies.
Not for those who are particular about vacuum lines. It ping pongs around rather than running in a grid format.
I have both the irobot and a knock-off for comparison for this review.
much easier to connect to the app, bluetooth, wifi, and echo vs the knock-off brand. It took a total of 15 mins tops vs 2 hours with the knock-off brands.
Works wonderfully on carpet! I have a medium height lush carpet and it really gets the dirt out. I ran the knock-off version five times before i got ‘seven of nine’ and she still picked up more dirt than the knock-off brand. She has one side brush, knock-off has two, and she still performed better.
She makes cute sounds that sound like mario kart before she starts, super cute.
She maneuvers better under tables and around chairs vs the other brands. She may vacuum in the same spot multiple times before she makes her way to other areas, but i call it thorough.
seven does not map out rooms/the house. Unfortunately, the description made it seem like she did but she does not. (this can be easily remedied with modifying if you know how to work a soldering iron and around electronics, which we shall do to make her look even more like seven of nine)
she has a drop sensor but does not know how to work herself backwards. There is a small stair area that leads downstairs before getting to a hallway and she throws an error, saying she needs moved to a different area of the house. The knock-off brand can maneuver itself backwards away from the stairs.
Seven is only compatible with 2.4hz wifi network which isn’t make or break, but if you want your echo or other home device to connect for voice commands you’ll have to swap over everything to the other network.
All in all i think the pros outweigh the cons if you can catch it on sale again, which made it cheaper than the knock-off brand. The knock-off brand also includes a mopping function.
-gets hardwood surfaces and the corners swept up. Does gets most of the long pet hair up off of the rug too.
-despite it’s random wandering, it does get everything picked up over time.
-gets over uneven surfaces well without getting stuck.
-it’s super handy for the spot cleaning feature.
-wonderful for the elderly and for busy bodies.
-goes back to it’s charger every time unless it got stuck somewhere. (i block off all the spaces it can just barely get under with a board to prevent this. It scratched itself very badly trying to get back out from under my couch unfortunately.)
-works wonders on picking up cat litter and cat hair. Even those soft hairballs that tend to get kicked up from a vacuum gets picked up from this guy.
-if there ever is an error, a chime folled by a female voice will announce the error for you. It’s very helpful to know what to fix and get it back to business again.
-be patient. If it finds a bar stool, sometimes it takes a long while for it to wander back out. But it will wander its way back out. Don’t be impatient with it. If you are still having this issue, when i vaccum i pick up my chairs and flip them upsidedown on top my table while letting it clean. I can mop afterwards doing it this way.
-friendly for non-tech people. I do not use the app. Eeverything it does can be done manually.
-doesnt do everything the expensive ones do, but it still cleans everything well. In the sense, i think its very valuable.
-slighty noisy, but definitely not as loud as a vacuum. Cowardly cats aren’t scared of it anymore. They even sleep through it’s cycle now.
-it will not sense ‘objects’ infront of it like cords or toys. Take your time to pick up around the house before you turn this on! It will run over everything you leave.
– since it wanders, it will wonder it’s way under your feet often throughout the clean cycle at some point. For example, try and to block off your kitchen if you’re cooking at the same time, it can be a trip hazzard.
-clean the debris trap daily! However, that does beat doing the vacuuming every day though.
-clean the bristles every week! Again, you’d do this if you were vaccuming anyways.
-it makes it back it’s base, but somehow, sometimes i go to start a cycle, and it’s dead. I believe it either gets bumped by my pets, or it didn’t successfully land on the charging pad well. It’s fairly uncommon when this happens.
-somehow, the door for the debris trap comes open during a cycle sometimes. It makes a loud announcement over it’s error. I think it might be from running over uneven floor surfaces, like room divider boards.
Overview: this model has some drawbacks, but overall i’m happy.
Pros: definitely made a large impact on the upkeep for our house. It picks up most crumbs and other debris on our vinyl floor. The battery lasts for a full clean on our downstairs area. We have no problems with it transitioning from rugs/doormats back to the vinyl.
Cons: this model just aimlessly cleans with no real pattern until it bumps into something. For long cat hair and lighter debris, it sometimes blows it away when near instead of picking it up. It has some trouble finding the dock when we send it back, it’s usually just easier to pick it up and put it back on in the charger dock. It only gets stuck on the joint of our fridge, but it’s not a huge deal.
Honestly, if you have the money, i imagine some of the newer models have resolved the issues we experienced. For us, we don’t mind it’s flaws and buying it on sale was worth it. At full price it may be more than it’s worth, but it still does what it’s meant to with little to no issues.
To start, i have 4 kids and a big golden retriever that roams the house. I have only had this vacuum for 2 days and already seeing a huge improvement in the amount of dust and dog hair.
The little bin is so full every single time it runs, so i know it’s working. What i don’t like is how loud it is, but for the price i don’t expect it to be silent. Also it is a little thick so it can’t get under my entertainment center. All in all satisfied. May upgrade and move this one to the upstairs.
While this seems to be a great entry level not vacuum, the most frustrating thing i’ve experienced is that it gets stuck in corners and can’t seem to find it’s way out, or it will get caught on something odd. You can’t leave it to run while away because of these quirks. It won’t find it’s way home if the base is in another room either. Cleaning wise it has done a decent job and i’m very satisfied with that. It’s not quiet by any means, minor annoyance. It’s quieter than a regular upright and louder than a small fan. Will update as time progresses.
Update 11/08/22: photo added where it got stuck, twice, in a corner with plenty of room and open space, with app telling me it was ‘at the edge of a cliff’. Oookay. It’s like a child, you can’t leave it alone. I’m now looking into other brands and seriously considering returning it. I don’t want to babysit this thing.
i did end up returning it to get the upgraded j7 that has mapping features. That’s what i wanted in the first place but i was not well enough informed. I ended up purchasing from bestbuy because what i see a lot in the reviews here at amazon are a lot of ‘did i get a dud’ or a lot of ‘it was fine until a month later’ which indicated to me that amazon is not handling returns correctly. Or simply sending out returns without proper testing in order to turn that profit. I don’t see very many of those kind of reviews elsewhere. I think the problem is amazon, not the manufacturer. I do like the j7 a lot better with the mapping features. It is a lot more quiet than this model as well. It doesn’t get stuck either. That little dobby will fight with the obstacle until it’s unstuck.
The first time i used this product i was impressed with the way it cleaned. I have been a little disappointed in the way it vacuumed. I thought it would go in a more organized pattern rather than the random movements it makes. It does seem to get to all the areas but it duplicates many ares more than once. It seems it would be more efficient if it did a more controlled pattern.
Day 1 of robot ownership…after letting him charge, i pushed the clean button. First thoughts – he’s a noisy fellow, can’t be in the same room….*watches him ram the door*…*watches him wander aimlessly*…*watches him ram the door*…*watches him ram the bed*…*watches him ram the door again*….he’s a pretty funny guy to watch….and he hates the door and the bed. I need to get him some ears and a floofy tail and put some bumpers on him.
I am someone who can become overstimulated to the point of not functioning, and then let mess get even worse. I wanted to automate even just one process of cleaning my apartment in hopes that it will help me prevent my house falling into a depression mess. I have the roomba 694 (i think) and have never owned another kind or brand so i don’t know how it compares to other models. I’ve had the roomba since january 26th, 2022. If my feelings change, i’ll try to update my review. If you don’t want to read a novel, skip to the bottom!
– comes with an extra filter
– easy to set up
– automated vacuuming that you can leave to its own devices. Really convenient.
– 1.5 hour battery life, which i rarely run out of
– it can vacuum all the way under the bed!!
– automatically spot cleans dirty areas, or you can tell it to spot clean a dirty surface
– easy to disassemble to clean/empty
– goes over uneven surfaces well/has no problem with that
– generally does a pretty good job overall.
– cleans my hard wood, linoleum, and carpet alike.
– it’s pretty good at getting cat litter up, which is awesome, cause even my regular vacuum isn’t great with that!
– it ran over a cotton ball that was on the floor and dragged/smushed it into the carpet and left a white fuzzy streak. I thought ‘man, that’s gonna take forever to get out of there.’ when the robot made its way back over, it went over the cotton several times and cleaned it so well it was like it never happened.
– doesn’t really get stuck too much
– makes a cute little song noise when it’s done or docks at its home base lol. It’s kinda cute (even though it’s inanimate)
– small dust bin. It’s a small vacuum, so that’s a given, but you will have to empty it often. Luckily, that’s easy and does not deter me from using it, but using a normal vacuum will collect probably like 5x the debris. If you don’t want to empty it, maybe splurge for the self-emptying one.
– sometimes i have to ‘babysit’ it. It will vacuum for half an hour only to miss the hall (which is not blocked off) or one part of the room. (i assume this is due to its random algorithm). It’s kind of annoying to have to pick it up, set it down where i want it, and turn it back on for another cycle.
– it’s kind of loud. I know i know, it’s a vacuum. But it’s definitely not quiet enough for me to consider it peaceful, or even consider running it at night. If i choose to work while it’s running, i have to put noise cancelling airpods in with my audio playing and even then i can still hear it. You definitely wanna be awake while this is running — don’t run it while someone is sleeping or napping. It’s also a little loud when it bumps into walls or doors; definitely a tough little machine that’s gonna bonk around.
– when i send it home to the charge base, it will dock and i will check the app to make sure it connected properly and is charging. However sometimes, the next day or a few days later when i go to run a cycle, it tells me the battery is dead even though i have not moved it. I don’t know if my cats are knocking it or jumping on it and moving it off the plates, but it’s frustrating to have to wait for it to charge again when i tried to ensure that it was charging in the first place.
– it’s not great for deep cleaning. It’s a round vacuum and it won’t get into super tight cracks or corners. This is a good vacuum for every day, general cleaning but don’t expect it to leave the place 100% spotless.
Overall review: for a little less than $300, this robot is a good value. It helps make my life easier, both when i’m motivated or when i’m having a hard time. Honestly, the battery thing and the babysitting thing are what kept me from rating it 5 stars. All in all though, i recommend it!
Would i buy it again? Yes, absolutely.
Would i ever upgrade to a more expensive model? Yes, i think so.
Would i recommend it to a friend? Yes
It’s super convenient for under the bed and tables. Also convenient to just turn it on and let it go. The very first time i let it loose, i was amazed by the suction!!! Now in my 6th use and i’m not impressed. I empty the tray every time and even clean and rotate the filters. I did take it apart today and cleaned the rotating brush really well. Hoping this makes a difference. I have 2 pets that shed and i know i myself have long hair that i shed. This is what i wanted it for. I also downloaded the app and synced with my phone. I specifically paused it while it was cleaning and “sent it home”, but it did not go home. Waited a full 5 minutes before just picking it up and bringing it home myself.
*update* now 2 months in. It does do the bare minimum of surface cleaning and does go under the bed and under dressers and coffee tables which i sincerely appreciate. It’s the lowest end model and you are getting the minimum. That said, i’m still happy with the purchase in this budget. For an 800 sq ft place with pets, it’s doing a good enough job.
I do have to clean fur and hair out of the rotators after each use to get the maximum clean. I have also noticed that it does not like to pick up small scraps of paper or feathers that come out of blankets and pillows.
I think you get what you pay for with this low end model and i’m still happy i purchased it.
This model is great taking into account the price, but it does not allow you to set up a floor map. If you want to limit the space you need a virtual wall (extra $40 per each), so why not not just go next model in the product line that does support floor mapping and just limit the space you want your vacuum to work on? I choose irobot roomba i3 evo exactly for this reason, the price difference is not that big.