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Experts recommend iRobot Roomba 694 more than iRobot Roomba 675

As of 10 Jun 2024, experts prefer iRobot Roomba 694 over iRobot Roomba 675, but both Robotic Vacuums have solid expert endorsements.

As per this month's meta ranking, iRobot Roomba 694 received 2 recommendations: from HGTV (17 Jan 2024) and WIRED (27 Apr 2024). By contrast, iRobot Roomba 675 received only 1 recommendation from Consumer Reports (29 Mar 2024).

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The Strategist
Rtings.com
WIRED
Good Housekeeping
Consumer Reports
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iRobot Roomba 694
The iRobot Roomba 694 is a powerful and efficient robot vacuum that effectively cleans both carpets and hard floors, with an advanced obstacle avoidance system and mobile app control.
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iRobot Roomba 675
The iRobot Roomba 675 is a reliable and efficient robotic vacuum suitable for smaller homes or spaces with simple layouts, with a strong battery life and smart features, but may not be the best choice for those with pets or thick carpets and lacks advanced navigation.
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About our ranking methodology

Endorsement summary:

  • On 29 Mar 2024 Consumer Reports ranked iRobot Roomba 675 as #2
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    #2 out of 10 iRobot Roomba 675
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  • On 17 Jan 2024 HGTV ranked iRobot Roomba 694 as #2
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    #2 out of 7 iRobot Roomba 694
    Best Runner-Up
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  • On 27 Apr 2024 WIRED ranked iRobot Roomba 694 as #6
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    #6 out of 10 iRobot Roomba 694
    Best Cheap Robot Vacuum
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After counting and adding up the 69 expert endorsements of the June rankings, iRobot Roomba 694 outranks iRobot Roomba 675. This is not to say that iRobot Roomba 675 is a bad option. Like iRobot Roomba 694, it is recommended by experts, but less.

MetaRanking Common points from expert reviews summarized.
As can be seen below, iRobot Roomba 694 is mentioned by key experts in Jun 2024, while iRobot Roomba 675 is not.
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HGTV
Wirecutter
PCMag
Business Insider
Modern Castle
The Strategist
Rtings.com
WIRED
Good Housekeeping
Consumer Reports
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iRobot Roomba s9+
The iRobot Roomba S9+ is praised for its powerful suction, advanced navigation, and self-emptying feature, but criticized for its high price, occasional navigation issues, and the need for light to operate effectively.
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Eufy RoboVac 11S Max
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Ecovacs Deebot X2 Omni
The Ecovacs Deebot X2 Omni is highly praised for its powerful suction, advanced mopping features, and intelligent navigation, though its high price and occasional struggles with obstacle avoidance and mopping performance on high-pile carpets are noted drawbacks.
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Roborock Q5
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Expert Reviews There are people on the Internet whose job is to review products. Below are their opinions.

Expert reviews [18]

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Total expert reviews: 18
  • with a score: 6
  • without a score: 12
Highest score by Bypurify
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Average score based on 18 reviews
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Lowest score by Rtings.com
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Score distribution:

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Expert reviews [11]

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Total expert reviews: 11
  • with a score: 4
  • without a score: 7
Highest score by Modern Castle
95
Average score based on 11 reviews
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Lowest score by TechHive
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Score distribution:

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From Seller:
  • Capacity volume - .6 liter. Works with Alexa for voice control (Alexa device sold separately)
  • Clean and schedule from anywhere with the iRobot HOME App; compatible with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant
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From Seller:
  • Design: Sleek, premium design complements your home decor; The Roomba 694 is a great way to begin cleaning your home smarter. Just schedule it to clean up daily dirt, dust, and debris with the iRobot Home app or your voice assistant. - for effortlessly clean floors
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General Info
Description
Bagless with 0.2-gallon dust capacity 60 min operating time Dual-Action Multi-Surface brush roll, side brush Smart Phone Compatible
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Controls
Wifi / App Controlled Some robotic vacuums can be controlled by your smartphone through a mobile app, which is essentially a more advanced remote control. You are typically able to start/stop the vacuum’s cleaning, control ... Show more
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Remote Control Remote controls typically enable you to start and stop the cleaning process and/or direct the vacuum’s movements to specific areas in the home. A remote control is an added convenience for those who w ... Show more
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Auto Scheduling Feature Auto scheduling allows you to program the vacuum to a cleaning schedule (daily, every other day, weekly, etc.), where it turns on and cleans automatically at a set time. Otherwise, you have to manuall ... Show more
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Battery
Battery Life Battery life indicates the maximum amount of time a vacuum can run on one charge. On average, robot vacuum batteries last around 1.5 hours, with higher end options getting up to two hours on a full ch ... Show more
1.5 hours
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Continues Cleaning Once Recharged When a vacuum’s battery dies, one of two things can happen: 1) the vacuum starts over cleaning without any memory of what it cleaned before the battery died, or 2) the vacuum will resume cleaning from ... Show more
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Cleaning
Bin Capacity Regardless of the price of your vacuum, the dustbin still needs to be emptied manually. The more your vacuum is used, the more often you will need to change your dustbin. If you have a large home, the ... Show more
757.082 mL
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Floor Type Different robot vacuums are made for different floor types based on the cleaning mechanism within the device, which can include a brush, a mop, or both. Robot vacuums with large brushes are best for c ... Show more
  • Hardwood
  • Tile
  • Linoleum / Laminate / Vinyl
  • Thin carpet
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Brush Type Most vacuums use brushes to pick up debris, since suction alone isn’t usually enough to effectively clean (especially on rough surfaces like carpet). These brush rolls can have different brush types, ... Show more
Dual Multi-Surface Brushes Edge-Sweeping Brush
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HEPA Filter HEPA filters help limit the allergens that get into the air when you vacuum. If you suffer from allergies, choosing a vacuum with a HEPA filter is a must. Note that HEPA filters do wear down over time ... Show more
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Suitable for Pets The ability to pick up pet hair is a feature that will be explicitly noted in the vacuum’s specifications. If you have pets, it’s imperative that you choose a vacuum that’s equipped for picking up pet ... Show more
Yes
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Physical Features
Dimensions When it comes to size for robot vacuums, pay particular attention to the height measurement. If the device is too tall, it won’t fit under beds, dressers, couches, and other furniture to clean in the ... Show more
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Weight

12 lbs
 
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Premium Features e.g. Disinfection, odor control, phone notifications
Use with iRobot Home App, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant
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Accessories Included What is included on the package?
Dual-Action Multi-Surface brush roll, side brush
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