The vacuum doing a great job has a long battery life, and it is shockingly quiet, even in the max power mode. It has a good job navigating around things instead of bumping into them. It had no issue moving from carpeted areas to the kitchen/bathroom linoleum. Currently, I have decided to just vacuum out the HEPA filter and foam cover when they get dirty and reuse them, but this is not a long-term option. Charging is slow but who cares? Program the vacuum to do its thing at 5 pm every day and forget it.
This Roomba 614 is one of the best 2016 model entry level vacuuming robots that looks almost identical to the older model, but it is more intelligent. I use it on a daily basis on my hardwood floors and rugs. This Roomba version is the best one I've ever used, and I would recommend it to anyone who doesn't like to vacuum.
Both of vacuum cleaners are incredibly smart, so it`s up to you what exactly you expect from your cleaning helper.
Talking about RoboVac, the remote control and instructions are incredibly simple to follow. This thing is almost silent. Literally. It ran around for approximately 45 min avoiding all obstacles. For the price, you just can't beat it.
I would say the unit from Roomba is fairly noisy in comparison to RoboVac. Not as noisy as a traditional vacuum, but more than central air conditioning noise.
I expected the Roomba to find its way back to the station within a minute or two, but it seemed that RoboVac can do it faster than Roomba according to experiment, which I have conducted. When RoboVac 11 runs low on battery and needs to go home, it turns off the vacuum and silently navigates back home. Therefore, comparing RoboVac 11 vs Roomba 614, the last one has gotten distracted along the way and spent another 30 minutes before finally finding its way back to the dock.
Roomba seems to have less of a problem going over my rugs than RoboVac 11. I'm sure the sensors combined for this unit with newer software just make it seem "smarter", even on this entry-level model which is great.
As long as you have a hard or carpet floor without a lot of junk on it, Roomba 614 or RoboVac 11 can do its job and you will always come home to a vacuumed house. All specs of these vacuum cleaners you can find in our comparison chart.
The iRobot Roomba 614 is better robot vacuum in this comparison. Check iRobot Roomba 614 price