RANK #10

Roborock S6

"The Roborock S6 is great for cleaning bare floors. It cleans everything from pet hair to small and large debris easily, and there's even a mop attachment to clean sticky messes, although we don't currently test it. However, this vacuum requires a bit of maintenance, but at least its companion app lets you know which accessories need to be replaced and when."
As posted by rtings.com
Pros
  • Effective smart pathing feature
  • Picks up pet hair on all surfaces
  • Exceptional performance on bare floors
  • Vacuums and mops
  • Strong suction power
  • Long battery life
  • Quiet operation
Cons
  • Doesn’t automatically avoid carpet when mopping
  • Hard plastic bumper could leave dents
  • May not fit under low furniture

Overall Rating

85.5%
The overall rating was calculated based on 4177 customer and expert reviews from 28 review sites and 7 stores.
We analyzed the sentiments related to these top topics for Robot Vacuums:
  • 85.5%
    Build Quality
  • 84.0%
    Maintenance
  • 88.9%
    Dirt Compartment
  • 85.6%
    Battery Life
  • 92.7%
    Performance
  • 78.7%
    Features
  • 91.3%
    Vacuuming

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What experts are saying

The Roborock S6 is great for cleaning bare floors. It cleans everything from pet hair to small and large debris easily, and there's even a mop attachment to clean sticky messes, although we don't currently test it. However, this vacuum requires a bit of maintenance, but at least its companion app lets you know which accessories need to be replaced and when.

Pros
  • Effective smart pathing feature.
  • Picks up pet hair on all surfaces.
  • Exceptional performance on bare floors.
Cons
  • Many recurring costs and it requires ongoing maintenance.

The expensive Roborock S6 MaxV does an excellent job vacuuming and mopping, but its AI-based obstacle avoidance technology isn’t as reliable as it should be for the price.

Pros
  • Vacuums and mops
  • Strong suction power
  • Large water tank and mopping plate
  • Integrates with Amazon Alexa
  • Allows for scheduled cleanings
  • Supports virtual boundaries
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Lackluster obstacle avoidance technology
  • Doesn’t automatically avoid carpet when mopping

The Roborock S6 is a fantastic robot vacuum with mopping capabilities that should be considered alongside bigger-brand-name alternatives.

Pros
  • Supports up to three editable maps
  • Automatically increases suction when it transitions to carpet
  • Very good at both vacuuming and mopping
Cons
  • Limited Alexa skill set (you can do more with Google Assistant)

If there are any robot vacuums that can give Roombas a run for their money, it’s the Roborock S6. This upgrade from the popular Roborock S5 works as both a vacuum and mop, with several improvements in smart tech and performance. Aesthetically, it’s still the same barebones white, black, or rose gold and nearly the same dimensions.

Pros
  • 14 obstacle and navigation sensors
  • 20% faster cleaning (compared to S5)
  • 50% quieter (compared to S5)
  • Advanced mapping with room/zone selection
  • Virtual barriers and no-go zones
  • Battery run time up to 3 hours
  • Voice control with Alexa or Google Assistant
  • Works with 5G WiFi
Cons
  • May roll over carpet while mopping
  • App isn’t intuitive
  • Expensive
  • Limited Alexa controls
  • Doesn’t perform as well on carpet as the S5
  • False errors
  • Hard plastic bumper could leave dents
  • May not fit under low furniture

The Roborock S6 is arguably the best-value robot vacuum cleaner on the market.

Pros
  • -Very good value
  • -Effective mapping and navigation
  • -Full suite of features
Cons
  • -Basic smarthome app
  • -Clunky mapping software
  • -Mopping features don’t add much

The Roborock S6 MaxV is a fantastic robot vacuum, with smart features that avoid obstacles and prevent any spills and smearing. It comes with mopping attachments and home mapping from your smartphone, so you can monitor and control it remotely.

Pros
  • Effective cleaning
  • Avoids obstacles
  • Mopping and vacuuming functions
  • Easy app
  • Long battery life
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Not ideal for homes with just carpet floors

Most robot vacuum cleaners will run over objects on the floor, getting jammed in the process but the Roborock S6 MaxV has cameras to stop this.

Pros
  • Flexible and powerful mapping
  • Powerful vacuuming
  • Mopping cleans up hard floors
Cons
  • Object detection quality varies
  • Can't avoid carpets automatically

The most reliable and best performing robot vacuum I have ever tested was the Roborock S5. That title now passes to its successor, the Roborock S6, that improves in a couple of key areas along with continued smartphone app updates.

Pros
  • Quiet operation
  • Full featured smartphone application
  • Deep cleaning performance
  • Efficient algorithms and operation
  • Basic water mopping functionality
  • Easy to clean and maintain
Cons
  • No Google Assistant integration

If you’ve recently acquired a pandemic puppy, you might need a robot vacuum that can recognize pet poop.

The Roborock S6 MaxV has an innovative navigation system with obstacle recognition, but it could offer better cleaning performance.

Pros
  • Identifies and avoids objects in its way
  • Fast, accurate mapping
  • Never got itself stuck
Cons
  • Frustrating mopping experience
  • Less-than-stellar vacuum performance

The idea of a single device that can clean all of your home’s floors is an appealing one. Unfortunately, it’s still just an idea. The Roborock S6 is probably the best we can do at the moment.

Pros
  • Great app functionality 
  • Quiet operation 
  • Excellent mapping system
Cons
  • Mopping is ineffective 
  • . . . and requires extra setup 
  • Smarthome functions are lacking

Like the Roborock S5, the Roborock S6 has been a welcome visitor to our home. It offers impressive cleaning capabilities, an intelligent navigation and mapping system and a wealth of excellent design features that make it well worth considering as a purchase.Read full verdict

Pros
  • Superb cleaning capabilities
  • Excellent intelligent mapping system
  • Multiple control settings
  • Improved self-cleaning design
  • Affordable price tag
Cons
  • Occasional issues with timers going wrong

Worry less about leaving your robot vacuum to clean on its own. The Roborock S6 MaxV packs a pair of cameras to let it see its surroundings for better cleaning.

Pros
  • Efficient cleaning
  • Strong suction power
  • Long battery life
  • Accurate map layouts
Cons
  • Has trouble recognizing some obstacles
  • It's pricey

Our Tesvor S6 review proves that you don't have to spend a fortune to get a good robot vacuum cleaner.

Roborock’s latest vacuum cleaner does a great job and you can control where it cleans via the companion app. Here’s our review of the S6.

Roborock S6: A fabulous robot vacuum – powerful, flexible, intelligent and very easy to use

Pros
  • Powerful 2,000pa suction
  • Live mapping and tracking
  • Virtual no-go zones
Cons
  • Gets stuck too easily
  • A touch pricey

The Roborock S6 MaxV has a lot of impressive features and very little in the way of problems or drawbacks.

Pros
  • Quick, smart operation
  • Generally effective cleaning
  • Intuitive mobile app
Cons
  • You still need to tidy up first
  • Not the cheapest
  • Can't climb stairs (yet)

The Roborock S6 MaxV solves one of the biggest problems robot vacuums have traditionally had when it comes to pets: poop.

With additional features designed to enhance cleaning performance, avoid any pet poops, improve user experience and add more intelligence, this robot vacuum is certainly a capable device.Read full verdict

Pros
  • Intelligent convenient design
  • Feature-rich setup
  • Smart AI-powered cameras
  • Mopping and cleaning with ease
  • Multi-floor mapping
Cons
  • Some obstacle misidentification
  • Occassional mishaps with pushing obstacles about

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