Neato Botvac D7 Connected Robot vacuum cleaner

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Max Working Area

Max Working Area

120 m2

Runtime

Runtime

120 min

Charge Time

Charge Time

180 min

Battery

Battery

Li-ion

Smartphone App

Smartphone App

Noise Level

Noise Level

69 dB

Our review

Klaus Bachmann
June 22, 2020
45 days when reviewed
★★★★★
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+ Great cleaning
+ Extended battery Power
+ Robust navigation
+ Convenient App
+ Perfect for multiple rooms
- High noise levels
- The robot cannot be followed using the App

Neato D7 Connected is useful but a noisy robot vacuum cleaner. I have had the pleasure of testing the Neato D7 Connected for a month, and this is my review.

Design

The Neato D7 Connected has a D-shape, which is different from other robot vacuum cleaners I have been testing so far (from Xiamoi, Eufy and Ecovacs). The convenient shape enables the robot to get very close to the walls for cleaning. On the other hand, this shape is not that efficient in corners or reach challenging areas.
The robot features a broad brush which facilitates high vacuuming efficiency. Although the side brush is small, it works efficiently due to the shape of the robot.
Overall, the robot vacuum cleaners design works very well.

Set-up and operation

I had some issues with setting the robot initially.
The robot would not connect to the Wi-Fi in the beginning (but after a while it worked) and has been working perfectly since.
Also, I had some difficulty assembling the filter correctly.
In general, I don’t think the robot vacuum cleaner is easy to operate as other models I have tested.

Navigation

One of the significant differences between a budget robot vacuum cleaner and the expensive ones is the navigation ability.
Neato D7 Connected features Laser navigation (Called LaserSmart Navigation by Neato), which is very useful. The robot creates a map of every room after cleaning, which works very well.
Other robot vacuum cleaners that we have tested didn’t have a navigational system and had random cleaning path but not a clear and defined path. The absence of navigation feature also makes cheaper robot vacuum cleaners inefficient for multiple rooms.
Neato Botvac D7 handles multiple rooms effortlessly. We have been testing the robot on two floors: Floor 0 with two rooms and Floor 1 with four rooms, and it managed both the levels exceptionally well.

App

In general, a robot vacuum cleaner with app-functionality is quite handy for my needs and Neato D7 Connected, of course, comes with this feature as well.
The App comes with basic options like Scheduling, choosing between the two modes: Eco and Turbo etc. Further, you can select between the cleaning options House, Spot and Manual.
You can create maps for multiple floors, depending on where you want to clean, which works well, especially if you have multiple floor levels. In the map, you can easily create virtual “No-go lines” using the App, which is very friendly and far better than the magnetic tapes that come with other robot vacuum cleaners.
After Neato D7 Connected has finished the cleaning, the App provides you with a cleaning summary.
The App works very well, but cannot provide real-time tracking of the robot, which is offered in other robot vacuum cleaners on the market such as Xiaomi Roborock S6.

Cleaning performance

Compared to other robot vacuum cleaners that we have tested, the Neato D7 is a very noisy model, and it is not a great idea to operate the robot in my house, while I am at home which was possible with other models.
The cleaning performance of the robot is excellent and has a great suction power. It operates efficiently and covers a large area with a single charge and even comes with ‘Recharge and Resume’ function.

Cleaning and maintenance

The handle of the dust bin for Neato D7 is placed on the top, which makes it easy to empty. The brushes are also easy to clean.

Price

The buying price of Neato Botvac D7 is € 440 which is very reasonable for the product. But we have noticed that the robot was priced at € 899 just 2 years ago, which definitely is far high, compared to other high-end robot vacuum cleaners on the market.

Pros and cons

During our research of Neato Botvac D7 Connected, we have read several reviews from buyers. In short, this is what the buyers think of Neato Botvac D7 Connected

4 Pros
  • Many buyers are happy with the powerful suction of the neato botovac d7 robot vacuum cleaner which removes dirt and allergy-causing dust from carpets efficiently.
  • Most customers are delighted with the smart App of the robot, which allows them to operate the device using their smartphones which can be done even when they are not at home near the robot.
  • Several customers felt that removing long hairs from carpets and hard floors is not difficult for the robot vacuum cleaner.
  • Reviews of the buyers reveal that the robot operates quietly and does not make much noise when cleaning.
2 Cons
  • Few buyers have complained that the robot was challenging to pair with google home but otherwise can be used right away after charging.
  • There are also complaints from a few customers that the brush stop working after using for few times.

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Description

Neato Botvac D7 ConnectedThe Neato Robotics Botvac D7 is a connected WiFi robot vacuum cleaner with a number of clever innovative features. This robot vacuum features intelligent memory mapping and is Alexa-Ready to tackle any cleaning task in your home. This robot vacuum comes with its own app, the ability to create virtual boundaries in your home, and a number of energy-saving and recharging features.

First look

Battery

The Neato Robotics Botvac D7 has a number of options for power usage, including an Eco option for a longer, quieter energy-saving clean and a Turbo option for a super-powered clean. This robot vacuum offers 120 minutes of run time per charge, with the smart features of this design ensuring that the vacuum cleaner always goes back to its base to recharge when needed.

Functions

This clever robot vacuum features an exclusive D-shape design which mimics the corners of your home for a precise clean. Neato’s advanced navigating technology allow the robot to cover up to 4,600 square feet per cleaning cycle, with battery life up to 2 hours. The Neato Botvac D7 comes with its own app to start, stop, find, and schedule events. Other clever features include 5 GHz Wi-Fi operation and the ability to create virtual boundaries so the robot knows what parts of your house to avoid.

Other

The Neato Botvac D7 weighs 3.5kg and comes in silver/black. The noise level of operation is fairly quiet at just 69dB, with the product dimensions being 32 x 34 x 10cm. This robot is made of high-quality materials and features a lithium ion battery for efficient operation. This vacuum works on all floor types, with a Spiral Combo Brush available to clean quietly and an Ultra Performance Filter used to trap even the smallest of particles.

Comparison

Comparison

Product information
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Name Neato Botvac D7 Connected Roborock S6 Pure Kyvol Cybovac E20 Xiaomi Roborock S6
Noten 83/100 96/100 94/100 93/100
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Price 500 £ 510 £ 200 £ 661 £
Battery
Max runtime 120 min 180 min 150 min 180 min
Charge Time 180 min 300 min 300 min
Battery Li-ion Li-ion Li-ion Li-ion
Battery capacity 4200 mAh 5200 mAh 3200 mAh 5200 mAh
Cleaning performance
Max working area 120 m2 250 m2 200 m2 200 m2
Noise Level 69 dB 69 dB 60 dB 67 dB
Suction Power 2000 Pa 2000 Pa 2000 Pa 2000 Pa
Barrier-cross height 1.9 cm 2.0 cm 1.5 cm 2.0 cm
Power 61 w 58 w 28 w 58 w
Cleaning Modes 3 3
Floor Mopping
Water tank capacity 0.18 l 0.14 l
Technical details
Dustbin Capacity 0.7 l 0.46 l 0.6 l 0.48 l
Filter HEPA HEPA HEPA HEPA
Functionality
Automatically Docks and Recharges
Recharge & Resume
Scheduling
Remote control
App-functionality
Mapping
Voice control
Amazon Alexa Support
Google Home Support
Anti-drop / Cliff Sensor
Weight and dimensions
Height 10.0 cm 9.6 cm 7.2 cm 9.7 cm
Width 33.6 cm 35.0 cm 35.3 cm
Depth 33.6 cm 35.0 cm 35.0 cm
Weight 3.5 kg 3.2 kg 2.69 kg 3.6 kg

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Specifications

Battery

Max runtime
120 minutes
Charge Time
180 minutes
Battery
Li-ion
Battery capacity
4200 mAh

Cleaning performance

Max working area
120 m2
Noise Level
69 dB
Suction Power
2000 Pa
Barrier-cross height
1.9 cm
Power
61 w
Cleaning Modes
3
Floor Mopping
No

Technical details

Dustbin Capacity
0.7 l
Filter
HEPA

Functionality

Automatically Docks and Recharges
Yes
Recharge & Resume
Yes
Scheduling
Yes
Remote control
No
App-functionality
Yes
Mapping
Yes
Voice control
Yes
Amazon Alexa Support
Yes
Google Home Support
Yes
Anti-drop / Cliff Sensor
Yes

Weight and dimensions

Height
10.0 cm
Width
33.6 cm
Depth
33.6 cm
Weight
3.5 kg

Product data

Online price (£)
499.99
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Klaus Bachmann

Klaus Bachmann

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Hi, my name is Klaus Bachmann, and I am the author of Reoverview.co.uk. I have been working with household appliances for several years now. I publish unbiased comparisons, based on user reviews, expert reviews and test results. Hope you like the website.
Best regards, Klaus.

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