Want a fully-loaded robotic floor cleaner? Look no further than the Deebot Ozmo 960 by Ecovacs. This robot vacuums and mops, using advanced sensor technology to start and stop wet mopping as needed. It also simultaneously suctions to drastically reduce bacteria that lingers.
Ecovacs’ Smart Navi 3.0 makes for efficient navigation while AIVI technology detects common objects for obstacle avoidance. Pair it with a virtual assistant or use your smartphone. In the app, you can create no-go zones on the map, make detailed schedules and select the level of water flow. Here’s what else comes standard on the Deebot Ozmo 960.
Combined Suctioning and Mopping
Unlike hybrid robots that only suction after they mop, the Deebot Ozmo 960 does both at the same time. The lack of prolonged moisture on the floor means the robot removes over 99 percent of bacteria. There is also a tangle-resistant all-floor brushroll with bristles and blades as well as two propeller-style side brushes.
While the 280-milliliter transparent reservoir inserts in the side of the Ozmo 960, the dirt bin rests inside the top compartment. Therefore, you won’t have to take out one to use the other. This bin has a maximum capacity of 450 milliliters, and it contains a triple-media filter that boasts a high allergen-capture rate.
Puddle Prevention and Carpet Protection
Inside the Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo 960, there are sensors that tell it when to wet mop and when to shut off the electronic pump in the reservoir. If the Ozmo 960 is headed to the dock or paused mid-session, the water won’t flow onto the reusable mop pad, and you won’t be left with a wet puddle.
The robot also has carpet-detection sensors, which is a feature reserved for high-end robot vac/mops like the 960. These sensors serve two purposes. When the robot is only vacuuming and it encounters carpet, the suction will increase, allowing the 960 to clean deeper. If the robot’s wet mopping, the sensors will steer it away from carpeted floors.
From mechanics to software, the Deebot Ozmo 960 is the whole package. Wheels with deep tread can travel across thresholds of about one-half inch. If you need to move the robot upstairs, the built-in handle on the top cover makes it easy to pick it up and go.
While it’s upstairs, the integrated cliff sensors alert the robot before it becomes dangerously close to the staircase’s edge. Infrared sensors in the bumper stop the Ozmo 960 short of colliding into unexpected objects in its path. Then, there’s Ecovacs’ AIVI technology that enhances the robot’s collision-avoidance ability by identifying socks, shoes and other items.
Smart Navi Mapping and Total Wi-Fi Control
Using a laser sensor, the Deebot Ozmo 960 carefully plans its route around your house, adapting to obstacles while maintaining a logical path. The laser sensor is part of the robotic vacuum/mop’s Smart Navi 3.0 system, which is also responsible for mapping your house.
From the Ecovacs Home app, you may view the map, draw barriers, label rooms and select cleaning zones. A customizable scheduler is also included, so you can choose the time and day the Ozmo 960 cleans. You can even change the water flow to one of four levels and issue voice commands via Google Home or Amazon Echo.
Maintenance Made Easy
Troubleshooting can be tedious. However, Ecovacs designed the Deebot Ozmo 960 to speak to you. With the voice-alert function, you’ll get audible status updates regularly. Should the robot get stuck or have a problem, you won’t have to use guesswork to figure it out.
Although voice alerts are convenient, you’ll be more impressed with the robot vac/mop’s runtime. The battery that Ecovacs chose can last anywhere from 90 to 100 minutes on a full charge. The battery takes 5 hours to recharge when dead, but the robot automatically docks to the charger before that happens. Then, it resumes vacuuming and/or mopping.
Not Your Average Vacuuming and Mopping Robot
Ecovacs knows a leaky robotic vacuum that dribbles a little water just won’t cut it anymore. Hence, the incredibly advanced Deebot Ozmo 960. The Ozmo 960 has all the features found on the upper tier of the high-quality robotic vacuum/mop hybrids, including simultaneous suction, carpet detection, adjustable water flow and a top-loading bin.
Navigation is smooth and intelligent with Smart Navi 3.0 and a laser sensor leading the way. The robot even knows when common household objects are obstructing its path. The comprehensive smartphone map allows for schedule, zone and barrier creation, and the robot is compatible with Alexa and Assistant.
Allergy sufferers will rejoice at the site of a three-layer filter, and those who want to be kept abreast of everything the robot does will appreciate the voice alerts. Add in the 100-minute runtime and post-charging auto-resume, and the Deebot Ozmo 960 leaves us wanting very little.
|Best of the Best!||Best For Tight Spaces||Budget Pick (< $200)|
|Continuous||100 min||110 min|
|12.2 x 12.2 x 3.5 in||17.8 x 13.7 x 4.8 in||33 x 33 x 7.8 in|
|20 pounds||5.73 pounds||7.05 pounds|