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iRobot Braava Jet 240 vs. 380t vs. M6

iRobot’s willingness to push the boundaries of innovation is the main reason we at HouseholdMe are big fans of this home robotics brand. In particular, the company’s robotic vacuums and mops continue to improve and impress. Since every product iRobot makes is loaded with high-end technology, we know that it can be confusing to sift through specs and pick the one that’s right for you.

iRobot Braava Jet 380t vs M6 vs 240

Braava 380t

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The Braava Jet M6 (6110) is the hot, new iRobot robotic mop to hit the market. When the M6 was released, we wanted to know what made it different from iRobot’s two older (but still relevant) robotic mops – the Braava Jet 240 and the Braava Jet 380t. During the course of research, we noticed numerous advancements in navigation, battery charging and the controls.

Wet Mopping and the Reservoir

Braava Jet M6
When wet mopping, the Braava Jet M6 directs a strong fan of water toward the floor. The 15.2-ounce reservoir loads from the top, and you can add some of the sample Braava cleaning solution to it. iRobot provides two disposable wet-mopping pads; however, reusable microfiber pads are compatible with the Braava Jet M6.

iRobot Braava Jet M6 vs 240 vs 380t

Braava M6

Braava Jet 240
The Braava Jet 240 releases a wide, downward spray of water in wet-mopping and damp-mopping mode. The vibrating pad plate loosens sticky messes, and the integrated 5.07-ounce tank is accessible by lifting the robot’s handle. The disposable wet and damp-mop pads are scented, and iRobot offers optional unscented reusable versions made of microfiber.

Braava Jet 380t
In wet-mopping mode, you can use a dampened disposable or microfiber pad on the multi-purpose pad plate. Alternatively, you can switch the plate with Pro-Clean plate, which is equipped with antimicrobial wicking caps and a 3.35-ounce reservoir shoot.

Conclusion: The precision jet on the M6 and 240 are more efficient at releasing water. These two robot mops also have bigger reservoirs than the 380t, but the M6’s dwarfs the 240’s with a capacity that triples the later. The 380t model’s antimicrobial caps keep the water clean, and the 240’s vibrating plate offers more scrubbing action.

iRobot Braava Jet 240 vs 380t vs M6

Braava 240

Dry Mopping and Pad Attachment/Removal

Braava Jet M6
The Braava Jet M6 has a dry-mopping function that dusts and sweeps hard floors. iRobot programmed the M6 to automatically senses whether the pad is meant for dry or wet mopping, and it won’t release water if a dry-mopping pad is attached. Dry mop pads come in disposable and reusable varieties, and the eject button detaches the pad without dirtying your hands.

Braava Jet 240
In dry-mopping mode, the Braava Jet 240’s pad-detection sensor identifies the cleaning pad. When you slide on a dry-mopping pad to the bottom of the 240, the robot won’t spray any water on the floor. To release either a disposable or an optional reusable dry pad, lift the robot by its hinged handle and press the eject button.

Braava Jet 380t
When you want to dust your floors, you need to use the Braava Jet 380t’s Multi-Purpose pad plate. The plate features adhesive grips and tuck corners to keep the pad in place as well as magnets to secure the jutting plate to the robot. To remove the pad, you’ll need to pull it off the plate manually. This pad plate works with iRobot and Swiffer pads.

Conclusion: As with the wet-mopping pads, the dry-mopping ones are available in disposable and microfiber versions. The 380t lets you use Swiffer pads if that’s a more convenient option. The M6 and 240’s pad sensor streamlines the cleaning mode selection process. These two robotic mops also make pad changes hassle-free.

iRobot Braava Jet 380t

Braava 380t

Navigation and Mapping

Braava Jet M6
iAdapt 3.0 Navigation with vSLAM technology allows the Braava Jet M6 to commit 10 maps to memory. The 5-pound, bumper-equipped robot mops in a back-and-forth motion that mimics the way we humans do it. With its squared, 10.5-inch-wide body and 3.5-inch height, the M6 performs well at corner and edge mopping.

Braava Jet 240
The 3-pound, square-shaped Braava Jet 240 wet and damp mops in a sweeping motion, and it dry mops in a straight line slowing its pace when it reaches walls and furniture. Four cliff sensors let it roam safely near stairs, and its 3.3 by 7-inch height means it can fit where other robot mops cannot. Set it down in a corner and let it go – The iAdapt 2.0 camera will help the robot navigate.

Braava Jet 380t
iRobot chose a square design for the Braava Jet 380t. The 4-pound, 3 by 8.5-inch robot mop features iAdapt 2.0 technology, makes three passes per wet-mop session and moves back and forth during a dry-sweep session. A NorthStar beacon provides a 25-foot cleaning radius. If you want to extend its reach, you can add up to three more cubes.

Conclusion: While the 240 and 380t’s iAdapt 2.0 navigational system develops a map with every new cleaning session, the M6’s 3.0 processor remembers ten maps without the need to rescan. By far, the 240 is the shortest and slimmest; however, the 380t comes in at a close second. Still, the 380t’s reliance on NorthStar beacons creates an extra setup task.

iRobot Braava Jet M6

Braava M6

Battery Life and Charging

Braava Jet M6
The Braava Jet M6 comes with a charging dock that it runs to when the lithium-ion battery is low. Recharge time ranges from 75 to 120 minutes. If the M6 hasn’t finished its current cleaning cycle when it self-docks, the robot will automatically resume the session. Per cycle, the M6 can cover up to 1,000 square feet in wet-mop mode and an even larger area in dry-mop mode.

Braava Jet 240
With the Braava Jet 240, you get 200 square feet of coverage in wet-mopping mode and 250 square feet in dry-sweeping mode. When the robot is done mopping, it will give the edges of the room a final pass and sound off with a “ding.” To charge it in about 2 hours, you must remove the lithium-ion battery, insert it into the charging box and plug in the box to an outlet.

Braava Jet 380t
The Braava Jet 380t takes 2.5 hours to mop 350 square feet and 4 hours to dry sweep 1,000 square feet. It comes with a Turbo-Charge cradle that recharges the nickel-metal hydride battery in 2 hours. Instead of self-docking or making you remove the battery, you must place the entire robot in its charging cradle.

Conclusion: Each robot mop only takes a mere 2 hours to recharge. When it comes to reliability, the M6’s and 240’s lithium-ion battery wins over the 380t’s nickel-metal hydride battery. The Braava Jet M6 covers five times the area of the 240 and about three times the area of the 38t.

iRobot Braava Jet 240

Braava 240

Control Options

Braava Jet M6
Wi-Fi connectivity lets you control the Braava Jet M6 and clean by room with an Alex or Assistant device. From the iRobot HOME app, you can view and modify the maps of your home, instruct the robot to spot clean, set a cleaning schedule and change the number of passes it makes. You can also pair the M6 with select Roombas and an iRobot virtual wall.

Braava Jet 240
While the onboard control panel has a start, stop and virtual wall function, you get access to a few other features via the iRobot HOME app. Enable Bluetooth on your smartphone and install the app to engage spot-mopping mode, check the battery life and adjust the volume of water release per spray.

Braava Jet 380t
The Braava Jet 380t’s onboard control panel offers three functions. The power button turns it on and off. The mop button tells the robot to wet mop and the dry button makes the robot sweep. If you press and hold the mop or the sweep button for 3 seconds, the robot will clean an open floor space in a short amount of time.

iRobot Braava Jet 380t Robot Mop

Conclusion: On the 380t, the controls are basic and limited to the onboard panel; however, the addition of the quick-clean mode is a nice extra. The M6 is loaded with all the bells and whistles, including smartphone and virtual assistant compatibility as well as scheduling and pass adjustment. The Bluetooth-enabled 240 falls in the middle, offering a few advanced features through iRobot’s smartphone app.

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Main Takeaways

If you have hardwoods or tile throughout your home, the Braava jet m6 (6110)‘s sizeable coverage area will meet your needs. We love its fleshed out Wi-Fi-based controls, its easy-to-remove reservoir, auto-resume function and intelligent navigational system. Plus, you can pair it with the latest Roomba robot vacs.

iRobot Braava Jet 240 Robot Mop

Braava 240

The iRobot 240 is a zippy, compact robot mop that’s perfect for use in small homes and apartments. We appreciate that iRobot offered smartphone functionality. The precision jet spray, pad-eject button and vibrating pad plate are three more marks in its favor.

Average-sized homes and open areas are excellent environments for the Braava 380t. We like that you can quadruple its coverage range, have multiple pad options and get a fast-charging cradle. If you’re not keen on speaking commands or using your smartphone as a remote, the simple onboard control panel will suit you just fine.

iRobot Braava Jet M6 Robot Mop

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