The major difference between Shark Rocket and Navigator is the design. Shark Rocket is an upright/handheld 2 in 1 light vacuum while the Navigator is only an upright.
Shark Rocket vs Shark Navigator
|Shark Rocket||Shark Navigator|
|Design||Upright / Handheld||Upright|
|Cord Length||From 27 feet to 32 feet, depends on the model you buy, HV300 = 27', HV301 = 30', HV302 = 30', HV302Q = 30', HV300W = 32'||30 feet|
|Technical Specifications||120V., 60Hz, 500 Watts, 4.2 Amps||120V., 60Hz, 1200 Watts, 10 Amps|
|Bagged or Bagless||Bagless||Bagless|
|Dust Cup Capacity||0.472 dry quarts||2.4 dry quarts, much larger than the Shark Rocket.|
|Brushroll Speeds||2 speeds, slow and high speeds for cleaning different surfaces||one speed|
no control to regulate the suction.
|Weight||under 8 pounds|
much lighter than the Navigator
|about 15 pounds|
|Dimensions||46" x 9.8" x 10.5" (H x W x D)||43.7” x 14” x 11.9”|
|Manual Height Adjustment||No|
no way to adjust the height of the vac manually to match carpet's/rug's pile height.
|Color||Orange and Blue||Lavender/Purple|
|Manual||Shark Rocket Manual Download Link from Official Site||Shark Navigator Manual Download Link from Official Site|
|Warranty||5 year||5 year|
|Cost||Shark Rocket is more expensive than the Shark Navigator.|
Overall, if you want a lighter, more portable and versatile vacuum cleaner, then the Shark Rocket better fits your needs; if you need a compact upright with a larger dust cup, then go with Shark Navigator.