The bObsweep Bob Pro is a budget robot vacuum. It feels quite well-made and has remarkable three-hour battery life. It can be controlled via its included remote controller, which is handy if your internet at home is unreliable. Unfortunately, it's a terrible choice for pet owners due to its awful pet hair-cleaning performance. Many parts require routine maintenance or replacement, so recurring costs can add up over time. It can struggle to clear debris from carpeted floors, too. Thankfully, it does an impressive job of clearing both small and large debris on surfaces like linoleum or hardwood.
The bObsweep Pro is a satisfactory choice for bare floors. It clears small and bulky debris without an issue and is quite well-built. It also has a long-lasting battery life and a suite of automation features that can be accessed without an internet connection thanks to its included remote controller. Unfortunately, it struggles to clean pet hair and has many parts that require routine maintenance and replacement.
The bObsweep Pro is a poor fit for low-pile carpet. It struggles to suck up fine debris like baking soda on this surface and clears very little pet hair, which mostly gets stuck in its brushroll. Its performance in regards to coarse material, like sand, is better, but still only mediocre overall. Thankfully, while many components need to be cleaned or replaced, the vacuum itself is quite well-built.
The bObsweep Pro is inadequate for high-pile carpet. It does a mediocre job of clearing coarse debris like sand and really struggles with both fine baking soda-like material as well as pet hair. It can also get stuck when attempting to climb onto high-pile carpets from bare floors. Maintenance can be difficult due to the sheer number of parts that need maintenance. However, it feels sturdily-made and has long battery life.
The bObsweep Pro is terrible for pet owners. It lacks an allergen-trapping HEPA filter and sucks up very little pet hair on almost any kind of surface, as it just gets caught in its brushroll and pushed around. Many components require routine maintenance or even replacement, though you can remove its brushroll to clear hair wraps with its included detangling brush tool.
The bObsweep Pro is a robot vacuum that isn't designed for stairs.
The bObsweep Pro is a robot vacuum that isn't meant for cleaning the inside of your car.
The bObsweep Pro is well-built. It's made of hard, dense plastic, with an eye-catching matte-white finish around the machine's outer edges and a darker brushed-look top. It feels quite premium for the most part, though its dirt compartment feels a little flimsy. Its side brushes feature 16 arms, which is unusually high compared to alternatives that use three or five-armed side brushes. It comes out of the box mostly ready to use, requiring you only to plug in its dock station.
The bObsweep Pro is hard to maintain as many parts require routine maintenance, but most are easy to access.
Any part that can be cleaned with water should be left to dry completely before it can be reinstalled.
Like most robot vacuums, the bObsweep Pro has high recurring costs.
You can purchase any one of these parts, as well as additional accessories, on the manufacturer's website.
The bObsweep Pro is outstandingly easy to store. It's very compact and has a low-profile charging dock.
The bObsweep Pro has a passably-sized dirt compartment. It has a similar size to other robot vacuums like the Shark IQ Robot, but it's made of clear plastic to help you quickly gauge how full it is.
The bObsweep Pro has an effectively unlimited range as long as it has sufficient battery life and room left in its dirt compartment, but it can't climb up or down stairs.
The bObsweep Pro is very portable. It's fairly lightweight but lacks a carrying handle to make it easier to bring to another room.
The bObsweep Pro has remarkable battery life. It provides over three hours of continuous runtime, which should be more than sufficient to clean big areas and compares favorably to other robot vacuums like the iRobot Roomba 692, though it does take longer to charge. You can keep tabs on its current charge status via the light on top of the vacuum. A solid white light indicates a full charge, while a solid red light indicates that it's running low on battery. The light blinks white when it's returning to its docking station to recharge.
The bObsweep Pro has few extra quality of life features. It doesn't have any power or suction settings, operating entirely in its default 'Auto' mode. There's a single button on the vacuum. Tapping it once turns on the 'Auto' mode, double-tapping it causes it to return to its base, and holding it down in conjunction with its bumper turns the vacuum off. It also has a 'Wall Track' mode, enabled via the remote, which forces it to clean the outer edges of a room.
The bObsweep Pro has few tools and accessories. There's a pair of side brushes that carry debris into the path of the vacuum, a double-ended cleaning tool with a hook blade and brush to clear debris from various components, and a Philips-head screwdriver to help detach the side brushes.
The bObsweep Pro offers great cleaning performance on bare floors. It clears debris like rice and cereal easily, which can be an issue for some robot vacuums. Unfortunately, it struggles with pet hair, which can get stuck in its brushroll.
It performs badly on low-pile carpet. Pet hair gets stuck in its brushroll instead of being picked up, and the vacuum struggles to clear fine debris like baking soda. It does a better job with coarse, sand-like material, but its performance is still mediocre in this respect.
This robot vacuum delivers disappointing performance on high-pile carpet. It does an unremarkable job of clearing coarse debris like sand and doesn't suck up much fine material, such as baking soda. Pet hair also gets trapped in its brushroll.
The bObsweep Pro is decently maneuverable. It has a smart-pathing feature, allowing it to clean rooms in sections and go back to areas it missed. It's small enough to fit under couches and tables but struggles to climb onto shag carpeting or maneuver over electrical cables. Rug tassels can also get caught in its brushroll, requiring you to free it manually.
It has decent automation features. It doesn't have a companion app and can be used without an internet connection, courtesy of the included remote control. With the remote control, you can start and stop cleaning tasks, make navigation inputs, put it into its fully autonomous 'Auto' mode, and put it into its 'Wall Track' mode, which makes the appliance clean around the outer edges of a room. You can also schedule cleaning sessions. Unfortunately, the vacuum doesn't come with physical boundary markers, and you can't set up any virtual ones.
The bObsweep Pro only comes in one variant: 'Steel'. You can see its label here.
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The bObsweep Pro is a budget robot vacuum. It has outstanding battery life, good build quality, and delivers great cleaning performance on bare floors. Unfortunately, it's a poor fit for pet owners, as pet hair can easily get caught in its brushroll instead of getting sucked up. There are quite a few parts that require routine maintenance, even by the standards of robot vacuums, and it doesn't have any distinct power settings for cleaning different surfaces. If you're looking for alternatives, take a look at our recommendations of the best robot vacuums for hardwood floors, the best robot vacuums for carpet, and the best robot vacuums for pet hair.
The iRobot Roomba 675 is more versatile than the bObsweep Bob Pro. The iRobot is better-built, easier to maintain, and charges much faster. It does a better job of picking up pet hair, but it struggles more than the bObsweep when it comes to clearing fine debris on carpeted surfaces. The bObsweep also has a longer continuous battery life, a larger dirt compartment, and comes with a remote controller, so you don't need Wi-Fi to use it.
The eufy RoboVac 11S and bObsweep Bob Pro have different advantages. The eufy clears pet hair far more effectively, is easier to maintain, and cleans more consistently on carpeted surfaces. Meanwhile, the bObsweep is better-built, has lower recurring costs, and lasts much longer on a single charge. It also struggles less with small and bulky debris on bare floors.
The Roborock E4 is a better overall robot vacuum than the bObsweep Bob Pro. The Roborock is better-built, easier to maintain, and has a larger dirt compartment as well as an allergen-trapping HEPA filter. It also clears debris more effectively on all surfaces and doesn't struggle at all with pet hair. Conversely, the bObsweep is a little smaller and comes with a remote controller.
The Samsung POWERbot R7040 is somewhat evenly-matched with the bObsweep Bob Pro. The Samsung is easier to maintain, incurs far lower recurring costs, and cleans much better on low-pile carpet. It also doesn't struggle with sucking up pet hair. However, the bObsweep has a much longer battery life and clears small and large debris more effectively on both bare floors and high-pile carpet.