The following Samsung POWERbot R7040 review provides insights into the specs and features of an entry-level robot vacuum from Samsung R-series. The gadget is notable for its great and adjustable suction power. The device maps the space and follows a path to make sure it hits all the dirt. Plenty of smart functions makes its utilizing more comfortable and optimized.
The Samsung POWERbot R7040 is 3.8 inches in height and 13.7 inches across, meaning that it’s low-profile enough to fit the majority of the furniture with a small clearance. The device weighs 8.8 pounds that makes it easy to carry around in the hands.
The suction of the Samsung POWERbot R7040 is good that’s why the vacuum picks up everything it goes over, including fine dust and dirt. This model has a selection of 3 speeds for the motor to control the power, including a turbo setting to enhance it if necessary. Though, one should note that those settings drain the battery faster.
Once the battery is close to being empty, the R7040 finds its way back to the charging dock without any help. Make sure the base is on a level surface and not positioned where the bot's wheels will end up on a tile grout line. Otherwise, the unit stops and sends a notification about the uneven charging surface. The vacuum resumes from where it has left off after the battery is fully fed again.
It handles multiple rooms well. Besides, the spot clean feature allows focusing on a certain area, either physically moving the unit or driving it via remote to the area of interest and hitting the Spot Clean button. CycloneForce Technology prevents the device from clogging and allows saving stable suction power during the cleaning cycle.
The unit moves easily from tile/hardwood to thin runner rugs that lack long fringe. Note that the POWERBot cannot pass over the carpet that is thicker than 0,5 inches.
The Samsung POWERbot R7040 robot vacuum is equipped with a build-in Wi-Fi that allows managing the robot through the Samsung Smart Home app. By the way, both the app and a remote control can be used to run the vacuum. In other words, the unit can function with either Wi-Fi or without it if the user activates the Manual Clean mode.
The robot is compatible with Alexa and Google Home that makes it possible to integrate it with other smart home gear and use voice controls.
The unit’s navigation uses an optical and infrared mapping – a 120-degree side angle camera that scans the ceiling, finds corners, etc. to know where to go and to remember the places where it has been. One can see the map of where it has been cleaned in the "History" section where a record of robot's activity the coverage map is available.
The Samsung R7040 uses the bump sensors to avoid obstacles within its path. It approaches them at full speed, and then slows, as it gets closer. It touches but doesn’t bump the item before backing up and changing its course.
Having little time for cleaning, it’s possible to put this model on a schedule and when the time arrives, it roves across the floors removing debris, dirt, and pet hair. The scheduling includes the start, stop, the pause of a cleaning cycle, as well as the tome of the robot’s recharge.
The POWERbot R7040 works very quietly. The dustbin is typically full at the end of a run and should be emptied. The bin has with the washable filter, which saves the user from buying these spare parts.
The robot’s design is remarkable for controls on the top of the cabinet to use them for programming, cleaning, and scheduling right on the top of the vacuum without using the remote control or voice. The container to collect dust and debris is located on the top of the vacuum that ensures the container’s straightforward removal.
The rectangular front end allows the vacuum to get into corners well. The rubber wheels don’t damage hardwood flooring.
To sum up the Samsung R7040 review, this model is great for everybody who has a busy life that doesn’t accord with manual cleaning. The machine sucks all the possible dust and dirt. It’s easy to set up, program the device, and it runs over different floor surfaces seamlessly.