Roborock S6 vs iRobot Roomba 960

Further down the page, you’ll find some explanations regarding the key similarities and differences between the Roborock S6 and the iRobot Roomba 960.

But before checking out explanations regarding their design, cleaning performance, battery, and feature, here’s a table that summarizes the main technical summary sheet for these 2 robot vacuums:

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The Winner (#1)
Roborock S6 Robot Vacuum...
The Runner-up (#2)
iRobot Roomba 960 Robot...
Model
Roborock S6
iRobot Roomba 960
Size
13.7 x 13.8 x 3.8 inches
13.8 x 13.8 x 3.6 inches
Weight
3.15 pounds
13.8 x 13.8 x 3.6 inches
Suction Power
2000 Pa
900 Pa
Carpet boost
Dirt Sensor
Dustbin Capacity
460 ml
600 ml
Automatic Dirt DisPosal
Washable Hepa Filter
Battery Capacity
5200 mAh
2600 mAh
Battery Life
150 min
75 min
Mapping Sensor Type
LDS
camera
Multi-Floor Maps
Voice Prompts
Wi-fi/ SmartPhone App
Digital Blocked Areas
Magnetic/ Optical Virtual Walls
Real Time Tracking
The Winner (#1)
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Roborock S6 Robot Vacuum...
Model
Roborock S6
Size
13.7 x 13.8 x 3.8 inches
Weight
3.15 pounds
Suction Power
2000 Pa
Carpet boost
Dirt Sensor
Dustbin Capacity
460 ml
Automatic Dirt DisPosal
Washable Hepa Filter
Battery Capacity
5200 mAh
Battery Life
150 min
Mapping Sensor Type
LDS
Multi-Floor Maps
Voice Prompts
Wi-fi/ SmartPhone App
Digital Blocked Areas
Magnetic/ Optical Virtual Walls
Real Time Tracking
More Info
The Runner-up (#2)
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iRobot Roomba 960 Robot...
Model
iRobot Roomba 960
Size
13.8 x 13.8 x 3.6 inches
Weight
13.8 x 13.8 x 3.6 inches
Suction Power
900 Pa
Carpet boost
Dirt Sensor
Dustbin Capacity
600 ml
Automatic Dirt DisPosal
Washable Hepa Filter
Battery Capacity
2600 mAh
Battery Life
75 min
Mapping Sensor Type
camera
Multi-Floor Maps
Voice Prompts
Wi-fi/ SmartPhone App
Digital Blocked Areas
Magnetic/ Optical Virtual Walls
Real Time Tracking
More Info

Design Comparison

Roborock S6 measures 13.7 x 13.8 x 3.8 inches and weighs 3.15 pounds. Meanwhile, the Roomba 960 measures 13.8 x 13.8 x 3.6 inches and weighs 8.6 pounds.

Cleaning Performance Comparison

+ Power:

Roborock S6 has a suction capacity of 2000 Pa, creating a noise level of 50 dba. Meanwhile, Roomba 960 has 900 Pa suction, 65 dba noise.

+ Robot’s ability to walk:

With a cleaning area of ​​150 m2, Roomba 960 has a smaller cleaning area than Roborock S6, with a cleaning area of ​​250 m2.

Thanks to the 20 mm (0.78 in) climbing ability, both of them are suitable for thicker carpets and can easily overpass a door threshold (if below 2 cm).

iRobot Roomba 960 is equipped with a dirt detection sensor. It is a system that recognizes high-traffic spots making a cleaner go over these zones a few times until it is clean

Both robots are equipped with a bunch of sensors that prevent bumping into things, falling, and keeping them at a distance of 10 mm from walls and furniture.

+ Dirt treatment:

With a 600 ml dustbin capacity, the Roomba 960 can hold a little more dirt than the Roborock S6, which has a capacity of 460 ml.

Neither can automatically empty when the dirt container is full, it will stop cleaning when it needs to be emptied. The Roomba 960 will notify you when the dirt container is full. Roborock S6 does not.

+ Filter:

Under the lids of both dustbins, there is a HEPA filter that makes the robot safe for people with allergies and asthma. You can remove the Roborock S6 filter for washing. Roomba 960’s filter is not washable, you should change the filter every three months.

Roborock S6 Robot Vacuum

+ Ability to vacuum and sweep:

Carpet boost: Roborock S6 has a sensor that can recognize carpets. When the vacuum is on the carpet, its suction power is increased to the maximum level automatically cleaning deeper.

Side brush: Both have a side brush made of rubber.

Unique Dual Multi-Surface Rubber Brushes don’t get tangled with pet hair. Brushes adjust and flex to stay in constant contact with carpets and hard floors.

Cleaning Brush: Both are equipped with a cleaning brush that has detachable tips and is easier to clean since hair mostly gets clogged around the edges.

+ Ability to Mop the floor

The Roborock S6 can do sweeping and mopping; the Roomba only sweeps.

The Roborock S6 comes equipped with a water tank and two types of mopping pads: 10 disposable pads more suitable for everyday cleaning, and two microfiber cloths for mopping one-two time a week. The tank has a switch that controls the level of water dripping depending on the amount of water you need. Mopping is not able to get rid of stains but it is good to maintain your floors for as long as possible.

iRobot Roomba 960 Robot Vacuum

Battery Comparison

With a battery capacity of 5200 mAh, Roborock S6 can operate for about 150 minutes and takes 180 minutes to fully charge. Meanwhile, Roomba 960 uses a 2600 mAh battery that can operate for about 75 minutes and takes 120 minutes to fully charge.

If both vacuums don’t finish all the work on a single charge, it will automatically return to the charging dock. Resume intends that the robot will resume from where it left off after charging is complete. This feature is perfect for large households where the robot cannot clean the entire house on a single charge

The Roborock S6 has a rated power of 58 W, while the Roomba 960 has a rating of 30 W.

Feature Comparison

+ Mapping

Unlike robots that don’t have a map and move randomly until the battery runs out, Roomba and Roborock navigate efficiently. It moves back and forth in straight lines methodically covering the cleaning area based on the map it generates.

Roomba 960 uses a camera sensor to map your home layout; the Roborock S6 uses a laser distance sensor (LDS or LIDAR). The camera suffers in dark rooms.

Roomba 960 cannot store maps in memory. Roborock S6 can store 4 different maps in memory.

+ Schedule activities

The Roomba 960 only has basic scheduling features. You can only schedule it to work at a specific time and day of the week.

Roborock S6 has an advanced scheduling feature. After mapping, you can divide the map into separate regions and give each area a name. With this feature, you can schedule cleaning by area, no-go zone, selected room cleaning, schedule, etc.

Roomba 960 does not have a digital virtual wall creation feature but you can buy an additional virtual wall barrier to create a no-go zone.. meanwhile, Roborock S6 is equipped with a digital virtual wall creation feature that helps create a no-clean zone, Zoned cleaning.

Zoned cleaning: the robot cleans within a particular zone

No-Go zone: keeps the Roborock off some zones

Room cleaning: can be ordered (or scheduled) to clean in a certain room or two.

+ Controls

Roborock S5 can control it manually like a radio car.

If you need the device to go to a specific spot, you can use the app remote control and manage its movements by sending it where you want to. Also, with the «Target Point» option you can tap on the map, and the robot will go to that place. Much easier than using the remote control.

Additionally, you can control the two robot vacuums by setting voice prompts through Amazon Alexa Support and Google Assistant Assistant.

+ Activity tracking

When the two robot vacuums have finished cleaning, you can view the results in the cleaning history.

Roomba 960 cannot be tracked in real-time on iRobot Home, you cannot see its location while the robot is vacuuming.

The Roborock S6 allows real-time robot tracking that you can see in the Mi Home or Roborock app. When the robot vacuum is active you can check its location using the app.

Quick Rundown Of Roborock S6

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Roborock S6 Robot Vacuum
2,175 Reviews
Roborock S6 Robot Vacuum
  • Astonishingly efficient: Using adaptive routing with edge optimized cleaning, S6 gives you comprehensive room cleaning fast.
  • Multi-floor Mapping: Save multiple maps, along with No-go Zones for each level, all recognized automatically by the robot.
  • Convenient Selective Room Cleaning: Choose which rooms to be clean, and schedule cleaning for specific rooms.
  • Powerful clean and Easy mopping:Intense suction, cleans deep into carpets and cracks in the floor. Get your floors gleaming with a quick mop.
  • Quiet and convenient: With a cleaning volume of just 67db (equivalent to a typical conversation) in Balanced mode, you can clean any time day or night without disruption.
Pros
  • Can sweep and mop the floor.
  • The HEPA filter can be removed for washing.
  • Large battery capacity.
  • Real-time tracking.
Cons
  • Small trash can.
  • There is no sensor to detect dirt.
  • No sensor notifying when the trash can is full.

Quick Rundown Of iRobot Roomba 960

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iRobot Roomba 960 Robot Vacuum
9,665 Reviews
iRobot Roomba 960 Robot Vacuum
  • Capacity volume - .82 liter. Power-Lifting Suction delivers 5X the air power for improved pick-up performance
  • Patented iAdapt 2.0 Navigation with vSLAM technology allows the robot to map its surroundings to clean an entire level of your home
  • Premium 3-Stage Cleaning System loosens, lifts, and suctions dirt, dust, and pet hair
  • Dual Multi-Surface Rubber Brushes instantly adjust and flex to stay in constant contact with floors
  • High-Efficiency Filter captures 99% of allergens, pollen, and dust as small as 10 microns
Pros
  • The sensor detects dirt.
  • The sensor indicates that the trash can is full.
Cons
  • Short operating time.
  • Real-time tracking is not possible

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