Compare Ecovacs Deebot Vacuuming Robots D35, D63S, D77 and D79
If you're considering getting an Ecovacs Deebot floor cleaning robot, you may find this article useful in helping you with selecting the right Deebot robot for your home.
Ecovacs makes two types of Deebot floor cleaning robots: those that are used strictly for vacuuming and those that can be used for both vacuuming and mopping.
The strictly vacuuming category has the D3, D6 and D7 series robots (namely the D35, D63S, D77 and D79 Deebot robots ), while the vacuuming-mopping category has the D4, D8 and M8 series robots (namely the D45, D80, D83 and DM85 Deebot robots ).
This article will focus on Deebot robots that can only vacuum. If you are interested in a comparison of Deebot robots that can both vacuum and mop, please click:
A Comparison of Ecovacs Deebot Vacuuming + Mopping Robots.
Comparing the Deebot Vacuuming Robots D35, D63S, D77 and D79
The following table compares the various features that come with the four Deebot vacuuming robots (please read the explanations to the table notes that follow for a better understanding of the features):
Table Notes 1 - 19 Explained:
Bare floors could be any of wood, laminate, tile or marble.
For effective vacuuming, carpets have to be low pile.
Low profile vacuuming robots with smaller heights can go better under low lying furniture.
On D63S, D77 and D79 suction is done via the main agitator brush.
On D35 there is no main agitator brush. It uses direct suction.
D35 has only a single cleaning mode which is automatic. It is a simple-to-use robot that operates with just the press of a button telling it to clean bare floors. In automatic mode, the robot cleans in a straight line and changes direction when it detects or meets an obstacle.
D63S, D77 and D79 have 4 cleaning modes:
- AUTO Mode: This is the most commonly used mode. In AUTO mode, the robot cleans in a straight line and changes direction when it meets an obstacle. If the robot detects a lot of dust during its initial route, it will change its path to fan-shaped or spiral route.
- INTENSIVE Mode: This mode is good for aggressive cleaning or for extremely dirty or dusty floors. In this mode, the robot is more sensitive to dirt and dust, follows the same cleaning pattern as in AUTO mode, but performs a more thorough cleaning. In INTENSIVE mode, the dust sensors sensitivity is increased, so cleaning is more efficient. Note that when cleaning a small area like corners or a hallway in INTENSIVE or AUTO modes, the robot will automatically conduct a “zigzag” pattern and then will return to the previous mode to continue cleaning.
- EDGE Mode: This mode is good for cleaning the edges and corners of a room. In EDGE mode, the robot cleans along a border (e.g. wall).
- SPOT Mode: This mode is applicable for an area of highly concentrated dirt or dust. In SPOT mode, the robot focuses on a specific area to clean and operates in a “zigzag” pattern from left to right.
D77 and D79 charging stations feature an integrated handheld canister vacuum which is removable with the touch of a single button and allows you to clean surfaces where the robot can not reach, such as above the floor and in the car. Seven accessories are included.
The handheld canister that comes with the D77 and D79 robots has a capacity of 47.3 ounces.
Each Deebot robot is equipped with sensors to detect objects in its path and navigate around them while cleaning. If the object is very low to the ground (1.5” or smaller in height), the robot may gently touch it with cushion bumper rail before turning around to protect walls, furniture and other household items.
All Deebot robots are specially equipped with sensors that enable them to constantly interpret the terrain. This gives these robots intelligence to clean up-to and around stairs, or any drop-off greater than 3 inches, without the risk of falling.
D35 is equipped with a single control botton that is used to start and stop the robot and to schedule it.
D63S, D77 and D79 robots are equipped with touch control panels. The D63S panel is simpler and provides access to fewer control commands and indications than the D77 and D79 panels. Those control commands that can not be accessed on the D63S touch panel can be accessed by its remote control device. The D63S, D77 and D79 robots touch panels are shown below:
D35 does not come with a remote control device.
The remote control device that comes with either D63S, D77 or D79 is similar and is shown in the picture below. Note that scheduling is note done from the remote control device and must be done from the touch panel of the robots.
Deebot D77 and D79 robots are the world’s first self-emptying robots that automatically empty themselves rather than having a human do it after every cleaning. To achieve this, the hand-held vacuum canister is used also as the dust repository: indeed the charging dock of Deebot D77 and D79 was designed so the hand-held canister rests on top. When the robot finishes cleaning, or its battery gets low, it returns to the charging dock to recharge itself. Once it docks successfully, it automatically empties its own dust bin into the handheld vacuum canister which has a capacity of 47.3 ounces (more than 4 times the capacity of the robot dust bin). This means the robot can empty the dustbin contents 4 times into the handheld vacuum canister before human intervention to empty the canister is required. The following picture shows the docked Deebot 77/79 robot emptying its dustbin to the handheld vacuuming canister:
Deebot D77 and D79 robots are the integration of a robotic vacuum and a detachable handheld canister vacuum providing you with 3 dimensional cleaning ability. The handheld canister fits on top of the charging station and is removable with the touch of a single button and allows you to clean any surface in your home no matter the size, shape or location (above floors surfaces, the car, etc.).
With all four robots considered here, when the robot finishes cleaning, or its battery gets low, it returns to the charging dock to recharge itself.
Note that D77 and D79 robots also empty their dust bin while they are at the charging dock.
With the Intelligent Dust Detection Technology, the robot interprets its environment and automatically selects the most efficient cleaning pattern for the size of the room and its obstacles. It also constantly monitors the levels of dust and debris in its environment and automatically adjusts to the most effective cleaning method.
HEPA stands for High Efficiency Particulate Air and is a filter that can remove more than 99.97% of dust particles as small as 0.3 micron leaving fresher and healthier air behind.
All foor robots allow scheduling, but in slightly different ways:
- D35 can be scheduled once a day by pressing and holding for 3 seconds the Start button. The robot will select the current time as the scheduling time for every day. For example, if the current time is set to be 8:00am when you schedule the robot, the robot will automatically clean at 08:00am every day.
- D63S can be scheduled once a day by pressing the scheduling button on the touch control panel. The robot will select the current time as the scheduling time for every day. For example, if the current time is set to 8:00am when you do the scheduling, the robot will automatically clean at 08:00 am every day.
- D77 and D79 can be scheduled once a day, but here you can select and enter any time of your choice as the scheduling time (not just the current time) by using the scheduling button on the touch control panel.
The four robots provide notifications in various ways:
- D35 makes an audible buzz when something goes wrong (if, for instance, the robot is stuck somewhere for some reason).
- D63S uses indicator lights and indicator icons to provide status information. It makes an audible buzz when something goes wrong.
- D77 and D79 robots also use indicator lights and indicator icons to provide status information, but their touch panel has more status and indication data than D63S. They make an audible buzz when something goes wrong.
Ni-MH stands for Nickel–Metal Hydride and is a type of rechargeable battery.
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So which of the four Deebot vacuuming robots to choose?
- If you are looking for a basic vacuuming robot for bare floors that can effectively vacuum food crumbs, pet hair and debris, that is very simple to operate and that is affordable, don't look further than the D35.
- If you also need to vacuum carpets and still looking for an affordable simple to use robot with some additional sophistication such as intelligent cleaning modes and remote control device, then you might want to consider the D63S.
- Finally, if you want a robot that auto empties its dustbin, is equipped for vacuuming above floor surfaces, and comes with sophisticated features such as multiple cleaning modes, intelligent dust detection, rich touch panel and remote control, you should choose either the D77 or D79, keeping in mind that D77 is only for bare floors while D79 can be used both on bare and carpeted floors.
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