If you have pets, carpets, and hard floors, both the Roomba 980 and Roomba 985 are great choices. Twin rubber brushrolls prevent tangled hair from accumulating, and they self-adjust to meet the floor’s height. iRobot even added dirt-detection technology that instantly increases the suction when the 980 and 985 are vacuuming an exceptionally dirty carpet.

Roomba 980

Roomba 980

With the iAdapt 2.0 sensor leading the way, the Roomba 980 and 985 are able to map and memorize the layout of one home level. You can use the iRobot HOME app, Alexa or Assistant to start and stop a cleaning session; scheduling is also available through the app. Here’s how these two Roombas compare feature by feature.



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Difference Between the Roomba 980 and 985 Comparison Table

iRobot Roomba 980 985
Suction Power 1700 Pa 1700 Pa
–°leaning Area 1991 ft2 1991 ft2
Dust Container 600 ml 600 ml
Virtual Walls 2 0
Accessories Extra side brush
Release Sep 2015 Nov 2018


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