Roborock S6 MaxV

For multiple rooms

For multiple rooms

With mop

With mop

Climbing height

Climbing height

2.0 cm

Cleaning area

Cleaning area

240 m²

App control

App control

Mapping

Mapping

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Roborock S6 MaxV review and test

Testing methodology:
1.1
Date published:
2021-05-26
Last modified:
2023-07-16

Pros

  • Good navigation
  • Fast mapping
  • Intuitive app and good app-features
  • Good cleaning results

Cons

  • Doesn’t work that well with carpets when the mop cloth is attached
  • The object avoidance feature doesn’t work every time
  • Quite expensive

Verdict

Recommended

The Roborock S6 MaxV is a good choice for pet owners. Its AI technology can detect and avoid pet poop and objects on the floor, and it has a strong suction power of up to 2500 Pa.

However, it may not be suitable for those on a tight budget, and its object recognition feature is not perfect. However, it is a step in the right direction for fully automating the floor cleaning in your home.

Roborock S6 MaxV
Roborock S6 MaxV (Image: Reoverview)

The Roborock S6 MaxV is the successor to the very popular Roborock S5 Max. The S6 MaxV differs from its predecessor by being equipped with two front cameras (for object recognition), and a stronger suction power (2500 Pa vs. 2000 Pa).

We tested the Roborock S6 MaxV for several weeks in various environments to get a subjective feeling of the robot vacuum, and we tested it on some objective criteria, in accordance with our robot vacuum cleaner test method 1.1.

Who is the Roborock S6 MaxV suitable for?

  • Pet owners can take advantage of the product’s use of AI because it can detect and avoid pet poop, unlike many other robot vacuums that will go over and spread it.
  • Because of its strong suction power that can go as high as 2500 Pa, it is suitable for those who have low to medium-pile carpets, and pet owners who have heavy shedding pets.
  • Those who have wide spaces and multiple-level houses will be satisfied with this product because it can save up to four maps, and has a long battery life that can finish a floor level on a single charge.

Who is the Roborock S6 MaxV not suitable for?

  • If you are on a tight budget, you might want to consider other cheaper robot vacuums that can fit your needs. If this is the case you might want to consider a robot vacuum cleaner with gyroscopic navigation instead.
  • If object recognition is an important feature for you, there are alternative robot vacuum cleaners that are better at detecting objects. For example, take a look at the Roborock S7 MaxV, or the Roborock S8.
  • If you have a lot of carpets, you might want a robot vacuum cleaner that can avoid carpets when the mop is attached (or which can lift the mopping cloth, so the cloth doesn’t touch the carpet). The Roborock S7 or the iRobot Roomba Combo j7 might be a better choice.

Navigation

Roborock S6 Maxv is equipped with two front cameras and a laser navigation tower
Roborock S6 Maxv is equipped with two front cameras and a laser navigation tower (Image: Reoverview)

The Roborock S6 MaxV features a LiDAR laser navigation system and two front cameras that enable it to quickly navigate and create an accurate map of your home. With the front cameras, it can detect and avoid obstacles such as charging cables and pet food bowls. However, it may not always avoid every object, and sometimes it can bump into objects like a dog's water bowl, which could cause spills. Additionally, the front cameras allow you to see what's happening in your home (Live remote video view), making it useful for identifying objects such as dog poop.

Roborock s6 MaxV obstacle detection
The robot has detected an obstacle (Image: Reoverview)

Test of ability to avoid objects

The robot did a good job in our object avoidance test. It managed to avoid 4 out of 5 objects, only the cloth wasn’t avoided. It only touched the other 4 objects softly or completely avoided them.

From before the test started (Image: Reoverview)

App

Roborock S6 MaxV interactive map
An interactive map in the Roborock app (Image: Reoverview)

You can control the Roborock S6 MaxV with the Roborock app. In the app you can find a precise 2D map of your home (after it has run for the first time), and you can control a lot of functions. The app is the best robot vacuum cleaner app we have tested so far.

The App is very intuitive and easy to use. It provides a lot of convenient features such as:

  • Room selection cleaning
  • Zone cleaning
  • No go zone
  • Water level control (5 settings)
  • Suction power control (5 settings)
  • Live remote video view
Roborock S6 MaxV Live remote video view
The Live remote video view (Image: Reoverview)

Battery

The robot’s battery is sufficient and the robot can easily clean my whole house in one charge.

According to the manufacturer it can clean for around 180 minutes on one charge (in standard mode), which equals around 240 m². The charge time is specified to be 300 minutes.

In our test, the robot vacuum cleaner cleaned an area of 35 m² in 36 minutes. This means it approximately cleans 1 m² per minute.

Cleaning

Roborock S6 MaxV on a carpet
Roborock S6 MaxV on a carpet (Image: Reoverview)

The robot vacuum cleaner does a good job when it comes to vacuuming up dust and dirt. It has a suction power of up to 2500 Pa. Newer models significantly exceed this suction power, for example the Roborock S8 has a suction power of 6000 Pa, and the Ecovacs Deebot X1 OMNI has 5000 Pa (you can find the robot vacuum cleaners with the strongest suction power here).

The robot vacuum cleaner gets into the corners nicely and gets around the whole house very well (you can see the areas it has cleaned in the app and follow it in real time).

It has 5 suction modes (I typically use the Max mode, which has the strongest suction power).

In our cleaning test, the robot did a perfect job, the results were as follows:

  • Parquet floor cleaning, 50g sand: 50g collected (100%)
  • Parquet floor cleaning, 50g rice: 50g collected (100%)

Our test shows that the Roborock S6 MaxV is very good at cleaning floors. We have tested several robot vacuum cleaners on parquet floors, and in general the parquet floor cleaning is very good across high-end robot vacuum cleaners.

The weight of the dustbin before the test started
The weight of the dustbin before the test started (Image: Reoverview)

The weight of the dustbin when the test was finished
The weight of the dustbin when the test was finished (Image: Reoverview)


Just before the cleaning of sand test began
Just before the cleaning of sand test began (Image: Reoverview)

After the cleaning of sand was finished
After the cleaning of sand was finished (Image: Reoverview)

Carpet cleaning

When the robot detects a carpet, it increases its suction power to "Max" to clean the carpet as thoroughly as possible. Its ability to recognize carpets works well, but it does not register the carpets in the interactive map in the app, as, for example, the Roborock S7 MaxV does.

We haven’t tested this robot vacuum cleaner in a carpet cleaning test.

Mopping

Roborock S6 MaxV with its mop attached
Roborock S6 MaxV with its mop attached (Image: Reoverview)

The robot can be used both with- and without the mop attached. The water tank has a capacity of 0.3 liters, which is sufficient for a 200 sqm large household.

The robot does not come with mop lifting (this function has been added to its successor, the Roborock S7). This means the mop also will mop carpets, which can cause discoloration if you have light-colored carpets. You can avoid this by adding no-go zones on the carpets when you want to use the robot with the mop.

Also, if you have light door mats, you risk the robot dragging them along.

Mopping cleaning results

We tested the Roborock S6 MaxV’s ability to clean up dry stains from the floor. We tested with 3 types of stains on the floor:

  • A dry stain of sour cream
  • A dry stain of ketchup
  • A dry stain of coffee

The robot did an almost perfect job and was able to remove the coffee stain and the ketchup stain completely. However it didn’t manage to remove the sour cream stain completely.

The parquet floor before the mopping test started
The parquet floor before the mopping test started (Image: Reoverview)

The parquet floor when the mopping test was finished
The parquet floor when the mopping test was finished (Image: Reoverview)

Noise emission

Our test of Roborock S6 MaxV ’s noise emission
Our test of Roborock S6 MaxV ’s noise emission (Image: Reoverview)

We tested the Roborock S6 MaxV’s noise emission in three different suction power modes. The results was as follows:

  • Maximum noise emission measured in “Quiet mode”: 63.5 dB
  • Maximum noise emission measured in “Balanced mode”: 65 dB
  • Maximum noise emission measured in “Max mode”: 69.4 dB

The robot is significantly quieter in Max mode than its successor, the Roborock S7 MaxV. The S7 MaxV version measured 73.5 dB in Max mode, but the robot vacuum cleaner also has significantly higher suction power.

Dirt disposal unit

This model of the robot does not include a dirt disposal unit, and it is not possible to purchase one.

If you want a robot vacuum cleaner with dirt disposal, consider the Roborock S7+, the Roborock S8 Pro Ultra, or take a look at this article.

Size

The robot measures 35.0 cm in diameter and has a height of 9.65 cm. It weighs 3.7 kg.

This is a common size for robot vacuums, and with this height, it is able to pass under most furniture (such as couches, my beds, etc.).

Shape

The Roborock S6 MaxV has a round shape, which is the most common form among robot vacuum cleaners. This shape enables it to maneuver out of tight spaces (compared to D-shaped models). In our test, the robot vacuum cleaner didn't get stuck on anything either.

Climbing ability

The robot vacuum cleaner is specified to have a maximum climbing ability of 2.0 cm.

Measurements in test

Cleaning test results
Parquet floor, 50g sand
100%
Parquet floor, 50g rice
100%
Object avoidance test results
Object avoidance, total score
70 points
Object avoidance, fake dog poop
Avoided
Object avoidance, rolled up cable
Avoided
Object avoidance, pet water bowl
Partly avoided
Object avoidance, a piece of clothing
Not avoided
Object avoidance, beer can
Avoided
Mopping test results
Mopping, dry ketchup stain
Completely removed
Mopping, dry sour cream stain
Almost removed
Mopping, dry coffee stain
Completely removed
Noise emission test results
Noise emission, Silent mode
63.5 dB
Noise emission, Balanced mode
65.0 dB
Noise emission, Max mode
69.4 dB
Testing methodology
Testing methodology
1.1
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Specifications

Battery
Max runtime
180 min
Charge time
300 min
Type of battery
Li-ion
Battery capacity
5200 mAh
Recharge and resume function
Yes
Automatically docks and recharges
Yes
Cleaning
Cleaning area
240 m²
Sound level
67 dB
Suction power
2500 Pa
Maximum climbing height
2.0 cm
Dustbin capacity
0.46 L
Type of filter
EPA 11
Carpet Boost
Yes
Scheduling function
Yes
Shape
Round
Number of side brushes
1
Mopping
Mopping function
Yes
Water tank capacity
0.3 l
Vibrating mop
No
Automatic mop lift
No
Navigation
Mapping-Sensor
LiDAR+Camera
Object recognition
Yes
Stair sensor and object sensor
Yes
For multiple rooms
Yes
Control
App control
Yes
Remote control
No
Voice control
Yes
Alexa voice control
Yes
Google Home voice control
Yes
Base station
Automatic dirt disposal
No
App-functions
App control
Yes
Interactive mapping
Yes
Real Time Tracking
Yes
Digital Blocked Area
Yes
Zoned Cleaning
Yes
No mop zones
Yes
Multi Floor Maps
Yes
Selected Room Cleaning
Yes
Dimensions and weight
Height
9.6 cm
Width
35.0 cm
Depth
35.0 cm
Weight
3.7 kg

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Updated June 16, 2024

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Max runtime 180 min 180 min 250 min
Charge time 300 min
Type of battery Li-ion Li-ion Li-ion
Battery capacity 5200 mAh 3200 mAh 5200 mAh
Recharge and resume function
Automatically docks and recharges
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Cleaning area 240 m² 200 m²
Sound level 67 dB
Suction power 2500 Pa 4500 Pa 3000 Pa
Maximum climbing height 2.0 cm 1.8 cm 2.0 cm
Dustbin capacity 0.46 L 0.45 L 0.3 L
Type of filter EPA 11
Carpet Boost
Scheduling function
Shape Round Round Round
Number of side brushes 1 2 1
Washable filter
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Mopping function
Water tank capacity 0.3 l 0.25 l 0.25 l
Vibrating mop
Automatic mop lift
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Mapping-Sensor LiDAR+Camera LiDAR
Object recognition
Stair sensor and object sensor
For multiple rooms
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App control
Remote control
Voice control
Alexa voice control
Google Home voice control
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Automatic dirt disposal
Dustbag capacity
Automatic water tank refilling
Automatic mop washing
Automatic mop drying
Type of mop drying
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App control
Interactive mapping
Real Time Tracking
Digital Blocked Area
Zoned Cleaning
No mop zones
Multi Floor Maps
Selected Room Cleaning
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Height 9.6 cm 7.6 cm 9.8 cm
Width 35.0 cm 35.0 cm
Depth 35.0 cm 35.0 cm
Weight 3.7 kg

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