Choosing a robot vacuum cleaner has become a headache for many people.
From those few expensive and not very efficient devices that existed not many years ago, we have come to have a wide variety of robots, from different brands, that carry out their task with high effectiveness, achieving great performance in cleaning and providing great comfort to its users.
In recent years, robot vacuum cleaner has become a very common appliance in homes, but now a difficult question must be answered: which one to choose? Which one is the best for me? Which robot best suits my needs and desires (or my pocket)?
Who is this guide for?
Usually, we receive inquiries requesting advice or help when choosing one robot or another. Many people are convinced to buy a robot, but they do not know which one to choose, due to the wide assortment that exists on the market.
In our buying guides you can find several articles in which we compare some models, such as our duel of the titans, the comparison of the best-selling robots or one especially dedicated to cheap robots. And it is that one of the selection criteria, logically, is the price that we are willing to pay, but it is not the only variable.
We have created this complete guide to try to explain in detail all those relevant sections when buying a robot; this way you will know which features to look for, based on your needs and desires.
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1. Robot price
One of the first things to know is the price one is willing to pay. Obviously, a robot of 100 euros is not the same as one of 600, although it is also true that a higher price does not always imply having a better robot, or having better features. Sometimes, it may depend on the positioning of the brand, the quality of the product or offers that may be available.
In any case, each person does usually have an approximate price range in which to move, or to which they would be willing to reach in certain circumstances.
For this reason, the price, more than a characteristic that serves to choose a specific robot, serves to define an interval in which we will move. For example, in our comparison of the 30 best-selling robots, we have established three intervals: less than 250 euros, between 250 and 500 euros, and more than 500 euros. Interestingly, in some cases it is possible to find robots with more features at a more affordable price, and in fact, for example, in the range between 250 and 500 are some of the best robots on the market.
In addition to the limitation that the price supposes us, when buying a robot vacuum cleaner we will also look at the quality-price and/or performance-price ratio: in short, it is about maximizing what we get in exchange for what we pay, it is In other words, to get the best possible robot for the price we are willing to pay.
2. Sensors and navigation system
One of the main features to consider when choosing a robot vacuum cleaner is its navigation system. There is a fairly high correlation between the type of navigation system and the range in which the robot is located: simplifying a lot, we would say that low-end robots have a random navigation system, mid-range ones, orderly, methodical movements, and the high-end ones, precise navigation; Within this last section, we will even make one more subdivision, depending on the technology used.
Also important is the software that the robot has, which converts the information it obtains from its environment into movement.
The most sophisticated robots have powerful processors, capable of interpreting data quickly and efficiently, providing more precise and fluid movements. In addition, its software is usually updatable, so that you can always count on corrections and improvements that may arise.
For example, the Roborock S6, which we can consider the successor to the successful Xiaomi Vacuum 2 Roborock, has incorporated various improvements in its software, which allow it to be up to 20% more efficient than its predecessor, so that it finishes cleaning in less time. .