iRobot Roomba 880 vs Neato BotVac 85, 80 what’s the differences & similarities?


The iRobot Roomba 880 is the latest Roomba model whereas the Neato BotVac series is the latest Neato robotic vacuum cleaner.
Below we will discuss some similarities and difference between iRobot Roomba 880 and Neato BotVac 80, 85.
Roomba 880 vs Neato BotVac

Mapping and Navigation Method
The Neato wins on the mapping and navigation system. It cleans with a methodical way instead of bumping around randomly and aimlessly as the Roomba does.
The Roomba may clean the same spots too many times wasting time and battery energy, this makes it less efficient and clean slower than the Neato.
And the Roomba bumps onto things more often due to the random cleaning patten.

Room to Room Cleaning
The Neato cleans room to room automatically whereas the Roomba needs the Virtual Wall Lighthouse to help navigating it to clean more efficiently, and it only cleans each room for max 25 minutes. For cleaning a large room, 25 minutes may be not enough.

Resume Cleaning
The Roomba 880 cannot resume its cleaning process after recharging.
Whereas the Neato BotVac 85, 80 can restart cleaning where it left off after the recharging has been done.

Height
The Roomba 880 is a bit shorter than the Neato BotVac to go under some furniture that the Neato cannot.

Beater
The Roomba 880 uses 2 brushless rubber extractors to grab dirt from floors whereas the Neato BotVac employs 1 beater brush. However, the Neato BotVac 80 and 85 comes with 2 brushes to swap, one is a rubber blade brush, and the other one is a Combo brush that combines the power of blades and bristles, it is good for picking up pet hair and is quieter compared to blade brush during operation.
The Roomba extractors require less maintenance.
Whereas the brush on Neato BotVac is much wider.

Price
The Roomba 880 is $100+ more expensive than the BotVac 85 and 80.

Shape
The Roomba 880 is Round whereas the Neato BotVac has a D Shape.

Remote Control
The Roomba 880 comes with a remote control that allows user to remote access the Roomba command whereas the Neato has no similar kit.

Similarities:
Both of them use Nickel Metal Hydride battery, have scheduling feature that allows you to preset cleaning time; side brush to help cleaning edges and corners; auto docking and recharging; have the ability to avoid drop-offs, etc.

P.S.
According to user reviews, the Roomba 880 does better on medium pile carpets. However, it leave random marks.
The Neato picks up pet hair from floors better.

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