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ECOVACS DEEBOT N79
The Versatile Robot for Deep Cleaning
With the Smart MOTION system and multiple cleaning modes, ECOVACS DEEBOT N79 covers more floor area with the right cleaning mode for the job. You can also control every aspect of the clean from the palm of your hand with the ECOVACS app.
– SMART MOTION for cleanliness through thoroughness
– Selective cleaning modes for various messes
– V-shaped main brush for more lifting
– Total control in your pocket
Main features of ECOVACS DEEBOT N79
Smart Phone App Controls: Schedule & track cleaning sessions, accessory status, battery life, & receive error alerts. Android & Apple compatible. Note: Requires 2.4G Hz Wi-Fi. Note: Not Alexa Compatible
Anti-Collision & Drop Sensor Protection: Comprehensive, intelligent sensor safety technology plus soft, durable protective bumpers.
Smart Motion Navigation & 3-Tier Cleaning System: Direct suction vacuum, helix brush-roll, dual side brushes combined with Smart Motion guided auto-clean & 3 specialized cleaning modes
Max 100 Minute Battery Life: Lithium battery supports quiet, consistent cleaning & high-efficiency air filtration
ECOVACS DEEBOT N79 Specs:
Suction Option: Main Brush Cleaning Modes: Auto, Spot, Edge & Single Room
Spot tidy time: 2-5mins
Air Filteration: High effectiveness filter
Side Brushes: (2)
Input Voltage & Frequency: 100-120V A/C 50/60Hz
Auto Charging: YES
Time Scheduling Function: YES
Noise Level (db.): Approx.64
Charging Time （ h ）: Approx. 3-4 hours
Battery Capacity(mAH): Li-ion( 2600)
Dust Bin Capacity(mL): 300 Max
Working Time Per Charge （ minutes ）: 100min Important: If your cleaning requirements are rug or thick carpet-related, we do not suggest the N79.
App features include scheduling, multiple cleaning mode, robot and accessory status, and location. Apple & Android Compatible. Requires 2.4G Hz Wi-Fi.
Protected by a full set of anti-collision & anti-drop sensors, plus ECOVACS Smart Motion navigation technology, plus a protective bumper to keep your furniture safe.
Not every home or mess is the same. Comes with Smart Motion guided auto-clean mode plus 3 bonus specialized cleaning modes including Spot Mode for targeted cleaning and Edge Mode for corners and edges.
Innovative helix design main-brush for a deep-reach clean, plus dual wide-reach nylon fiber side brushes.
Up to 100 minutes of 1000-900 pa suction power cleaning. Included auto-recharge feature for extra convenience.
Bonus Air Filter
Air filtration system captures air particles during the cleaning process, helping to keep your home cleaner.
Make Sure the ECOVACS DEEBOT N79 is Right for You…and check our other Ecovacs reviews
Even though the N79 is a 1st generation robotic vacuum, that doesn’t mean we can’t make it better. We’ve updated the navigation software, battery, protective bumper, driving wheels, and side brush hardware for better cleaning and movement performance.
ECOVACS App Controls
ECOVACS App requires 2.4G Hz Wi-Fi. Please note that certain app features like virtual mapping are only available with specific ECOVACS products. Please check product description or contact our customer support team for further information. The ECOVACS DEEBOT N79 comes with (1) traditional remote controller.
Versus Traditional Vacuum Cleaner
Robot vacuum cleaners do not entirely replace the need for manual cleaning and are not a complete substitute for traditional vacuum cleaners (yet). They greatly reduce the frequency and effort needed for regular cleaning.
For optimal performance please regularly clean the ECOVACS DEEBOT N79. Please see the instruction manual for detail instructions on how to properly clean your N79. The N79 comes with complimentary cleaning tools.
Prior to cleaning, please clear the intended cleaning area of objects that can obstruct the N79’s movement including cords, wires, etc. Also note the N79 can become stuck under furniture.
For optimal performance, the N79 is best used on hardwood and tiles floors, or on light colored thin, low-pile carpets. Performance is poor when used on dark colored or thick carpets. If your home contains a large number of rugs or thick carpets, we do not recommend the N79.
The ECOVACS DEEBOT N79 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner with Strong Suction does not have mopping ability.
The N79 air filtration system captures particles that are ejected into the air while it cleans, reducing the amount of airborne particles present in your home. The N79S is not a suitable substitute for a standard air filtration system.
Customer Reviews of ECOVACS DEEBOT N79
I was very skeptical about how good this could be at the price point it is at. For years I have wanted a Roomba, but the price and battery life has kept me away. Also the fact that Roombas are well known to not do a great job on carpet unless you buy the really expensive one and even then some people complain. All of the amazing reviews on this and it’s re-labeled clone (Eufy) convinced me to give it a try.
Upon arrival I unboxed it and noted the high quality engineering, extra side brushes and spare filter. A nice touch! The included remote requires a couple of AAA batteries, which I had. I peeled the protection stickers off and hit ‘Auto’ on the remote to see what it could do. I was amazed at how well this avoids people, pets and furniture! I let it run for about 30 minutes, then checked the pickup bin and was horrified at the amount of stuff this thing got off my man-cave carpet. It wasn’t more than two days prior I vacuumed with my Dyson!
Next I placed the recharger down on the carpet against a wall and decided to let it go for a full cycle and see if it would find its recharger. After about 2 hours it made it’s way to the charger and I found the first minor flaw of this.. The charging station should have a weight in it to improve stability, especially on carpet. Not a huge deal of course, but added a small 1-2lb piece of metal in the bottom would really improve the feel and stability of the station. Anyway, the 2 hour cycle ran and it found it’s way back to charge. Presto! Reluctantly I decided to check the catch bin and again was horrified at the amount of debris it picked up.. Where did it find all of those toenail clippings???
Protip: The indentation on the charging station is a holder for the remote! Keep it there, so you don’t lose it.
Once my wife got home and saw it in action she took it upstairs to the main floor. After it fully charged she ran it through the 2 hour cycle and you guessed it.. Stacks of debris in the bin, filled to the top. My wife was 100% impressed with how incredibly well it cleaned our first floor – a mix of rugs and hardwood. Subsequent runs of it we noted how amazing it was at avoidance. But more importantly, we loved how it whisked around chair and table legs grabbing pet hairs and debris that gets caught on the bottom of the legs. Perfecto!
It’s at this point I realized it was a keeper and decided to install the APP. (Android) I had great difficulty getting the Deebot to connect to the app then realized why – I had AP Isolation on between SSID’s.. Remember, you will run into the same issue if you run isolated SSID’s or Guest Networks! The device MUST be on the same SSID and be able to communicate on the same Subnet. Alternatively, you can put the Deebot into WLAN mode and connect directly to it from your phone/app using it’s built in hotspot. Sadly, this is a 2.4g device only – they should add a 5Ghz radio to it as soon as possible – next model maybe? Anyway, once paired up, it’s fantastic and the control from the app is great. Also the Deebot gives you status updates on the app as it goes about it’s business! (Cleaning, Returning to Charger, Charging, Stuck, etc)
The scheduling works perfect, right on time the Deebot will run through it’s scheduled cleaning time, hands off.. Every single time it will return to the charger as it starts to run dry. Perfectly. Frankly, I have zero to complain about with this little guy. So much so, I purchased a second one a couple days later since my wife refused to give up the little guy for the main floor.
The amount of time this will save is ridiculous. We have a dog and a cat, and kids.. We literally have to vacuum everyday to keep the house feeling and looking clean. With this guy? Schedule it and forget about it… Maybe once a month use the normal vacuum to touch things up but otherwise forget it and let it do its job.. I can imagine saving hundreds of hours of work over a year or two AND having a much cleaner home. One thing my wife noticed – the house ‘feels’ cleaner, fresher air, less dust.. Probably a result of the extensive cleaning and filtration of the air. As for maintaining it – once a week you will need to use the included tool to cut the pet hairs out of the brush (if you have pets). When you first start using it you will need to empty the catch bin every single time. As your home gets cleaner you’ll be able to go without emptying it for a day or two.
Be warned, even if you are a clean freak, this will shock you with how much it picks up! You, like everyone else is in for a rude awakening and the realization that these things actually do clean better than you do. Get one!
Update: I’ve had the second one running twice over the last 24 hours. I think it’s possible I got a defective one as the battery run time is about half of the other one. However there is one huge difference between these – the one on the main floor battery lasts a LONG time – at least hours but the main floor is hardware and some low-pile rugs. The lower floor is 100% ‘lower’ pile carpet. I’m seriously wondering if the carpet is causing the battery to run out quicker – the robot certainly has to work much harder on the carpet. I am working with support to look into these issues.