Ecovacs Deebot 901 review


ECOVACS DEEBOT 901: Advanced Smart Navi Mapping

ecovacs deebot 901

This DEEBOT 901 review is devoted to a cost-effective robotic cleaner from ECOVACS which navigates and maps your floor plan in real-time to thoroughly clean your house.

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The DEEBOT 901 dimensions are 12.2 x 12.2 x 2.2 inches. Moreover, it’s not as lightweight as you normally expect the unit of this size to be, having 7.7 pounds of weight. However, it’s still not too hard to carry it from room to room.

Thanks to quite a large dustbin with 350 mL capacity, there is no need to empty it too often: you can do it after about 10 cleaning sessions.


The DEEBOT 901 can cover the area of 1600 square feet. It’s capable of cleaning different types of debris allowing you to choose the most suitable option for each case. For instance, it uses the swappable suction plates to clean on the carpet/hard floor. The direct suction inlet works great in getting rid of hair on the floor which is especially great for pet owners. The main brush ensures deep cleaning for carpets and also untangles itself during cleaning.

The ECOVACS DEEBOT 901 robotic vac is endowed with 3 cleaning modes. The Custom mode is designed to operate on areas that get especially dirty most often. The Area mode allows prioritizing the small areas you want the robot to clean especially thoroughly. The Edge mode allows cleaning in difficult-to-reach places (near walls and corners). It’s worth noting that you can’t use the 901 on wet surfaces or surfaces with standing water.

You shouldn't worry that the DEEBOT will accidentally fall off the stairs or collide with something and stop the process as it’s supplied with anti-collision and anti-drop sensors. This model moves in a linear, back-and-forth pattern, slowing down as it approaches objects.

This robot vacuum cleaner is designed for fully automatic work: when it’s low on charge, the unit automatically goes back to the dock to recharge and then resumes cleaning.

Thanks to the Smart Cleaning Path feature, the unit automatically adapts to your home, moving in an efficient way designed specifically for thorough and deep cleaning.

The ECOVACS DEEBOT 901 uses a li-ion 2600 mAH battery which allows the unit to work up to 90 minutes on one charge. The vacuum can be fully charged in 3-4 hours.

The vacuum cleaner has 1800 pa of suction power. However, it is hard to call it a noisy one, having 69 dB of a noise level so it will not disturb you.

The DEEBOT 901 is compatible with ECOVACS mobile app. It allows the user to schedule the cleaning process, check its status, start/pause the session, etc. This app also shows the map of the cleaning area. This way, with the help of this app, you can block or set for cleaning certain areas on the map, and select the mode assigning the most preferable way of cleaning. However, note that smart mapping is restricted to one room.

Thanks to the Over The Air technology, the vacuum cleaner updates by default when connected to Wi-Fi. Moreover, the device keeps you informed of its progress by means of voice reports. However, if you prefer your cleaning device to be silent, you can turn this feature off in the app.

Except for a pre-installed main brush and a charging dock, the package also contains a manual and quick start guide, 4 side brushes, direct suction option, sponge filter, and a high-efficiency filter. As all the brushes require weekly maintenance, the package also includes a multifunctional cleaning tool. Thus, there is no need to buy any spare accessories.


The ECOVACS DEEBOT 901 robotic vacuum cleaner has nothing to stand out from standard floor-cleaning robots when it comes to appearance. It’s a disc-shaped device with a black and gray finish. Except for the usual sensors, this unit is equipped with the laser distance sensor that has a round form and glossy black finish, being located on the top plate of the vacuum cleaner. On the opposite side, you can find the anti-collision sensors and a protective bumper.

It’s not possible to control the unit manually by pressing buttons on its housing as it has only one, Auto mode button (press it if you want the DEEBOT 901 to start mapping the room). Next to it, there is also a Wi-Fi status indicator.

If you turn the DEEBOT upside down, you will find the anti-drop sensor, main brush and side brushes, charging contacts, and one universal wheel which allows the unit to run over rugs without problems.


Concluding this ECOVACS DEEBOT 901 review, I would like to assert that this compact robotic vacuum cleaner is quite simple, performing basic functions with 3 cleaning modes being also smart enough to not fall off the stairs or stuck in front of some object.

The unit is supplied with a smart navigation technology which is, undoubtedly, a high-end feature, usually found in expensive and highly-technological robotic cleaners. Thanks to this feature, it scans and maps the room and then covers all the available area. It also works with a smart home system which allows you to control the device with your voice.

This intelligent device works with both hard floors and carpets, provides fully automatic cleaning, charging and software updates, builds its own smart path, while operating quietly. Considering all these features, I can say that the DEEBOT 901 is a truly smart device and a solid budget option. It can be recommended to those who need an independent yet custom cleaning device which provides the possibility to intervene in the process when there is such a need.

Common features


Ecovacs Deebot 901


Deebot 901




3.3 of 5






Battery Capacity

2600 mAH

Battery Life

90 Minutes

Auto Charging

Charging Time

3-4 hours

Cleaning features


1800 pa

Dust bin capacity

350 ml

Number of cleaning stages


Using area

1600 square feet

Noise level

69 db

Carpet cleaning

Air Filteration


Remote Control


Wi-Fi frequency requires

2.4 GHz


Drop Sensor Protection


Protective bumpers






Cleaning modes




Single room






Virtual Wall

Time scheduling function

Voice control


1 Year


Product Size

12.2 x 12.2 x 2.2 inches

Product Weight

7.7 pounds

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