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iRobot Roomba 675 Vacuum Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8
Updated Feb 22, 2021 at 04:16 pm
iRobot Roomba 675 Picture
6.7
Bare Floor
5.6
Low-Pile Carpet
5.4
High-Pile Carpet
5.4
Pets
6.2
Stairs
6.0
Cars
Vacuum Type
Robot
Bagless
Yes
Cordless
Yes
Anti-Allergy Filter (HEPA)
Yes

The iRobot Roomba 675 is a budget-friendly robot vacuum with very basic automation features. It does a decent job on bare floors, where it picks up most debris but struggles to clear pet hair. It can maneuver on carpets but has a disappointing performance on that surface type. Fortunately, the battery performance is fantastic, as it provides up to roughly two hours of continuous use and recharges in about the same amount of time. It has a great build quality but incurs quite a few recurring costs and isn't the easiest to maintain.

Our Verdict

6.7 Bare Floor

The iRobot Roomba 675 is okay to use on bare floors. It cleans most debris on bare floors well but struggles a bit with hair. It doesn't have a precise cleaning pattern, but it still cleans an entire room. Unfortunately, it has several parts that need to be serviced regularly, so it's not the easiest to maintain. It also incurs fairly high recurring costs.

Pros
  • Great build quality.
  • Decent performance on bare floors.
  • Outstanding battery life.
Cons
  • Struggles with hair.
  • Not easy to maintain.
  • High recurring costs.
5.6 Low-Pile Carpet

The iRobot Roomba 675 is disappointing on low-pile carpet. It can clean large debris but really struggles with any small debris like baking soda. It's not easy to maintain and there are a few parts that need replacing every few months. On the upside, it's good at maneuvering itself and has an automatic surface type adjustment feature.

Pros
  • Great build quality.
  • Outstanding battery life.
Cons
  • Poor performance on carpets.
  • Struggles with hair.
  • Not easy to maintain.
  • High recurring costs.
5.4 High-Pile Carpet

The iRobot Roomba 675 is a poor choice for use on high-pile carpet. It can get up onto carpet, but it has trouble clearing any type of debris. However, it has an automatic surface type adjustment feature that changes the height of the vacuum, so you don't have to worry about doing it manually.

Pros
  • Great build quality.
  • Outstanding battery life.
Cons
  • Poor performance on carpets.
  • Struggles with hair.
  • Not easy to maintain.
  • High recurring costs.
5.4 Pets

The iRobot Roomba 675 is a poor vacuum for cleaning up pet hair. It doesn't suck up much hair from any surface type, and the vacuum itself isn't easy to maintain. The vacuum has a removable brushroll, which makes it easier to clear tangled hair, but it incurs quite a few recurring costs.

Pros
  • Great build quality.
  • Outstanding battery life.
Cons
  • Struggles with hair.
  • Not easy to maintain.
  • High recurring costs.
6.2 Stairs

The iRobot Roomba 675 isn't designed to use on stairs.

6.0 Cars

The iRobot Roomba 675 isn't designed to use in cars.

  • 6.7 Bare Floor
  • 5.6 Low-Pile Carpet
  • 5.4 High-Pile Carpet
  • 5.4 Pets
  • 6.2 Stairs
  • 6.0 Cars
  1. Updated May 26, 2021: Corrected input errors in 'Quality Of Life Features' and 'Automation (Robot Vacuum)' sections.
  2. Updated Feb 22, 2021: Updated review for accuracy and clarity.
  3. Updated Jul 10, 2020: We've updated this vacuum's dimensions, and updated the recurring cost of some parts.

Test Results

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Design
8.0
Design
Build Quality

The iRobot Roomba 675 has a great build quality. It's made out of hard plastic with a glossy finish on top and matte finish on the bumper. The dirt compartment, which has a built-in exhaust, has a foggy plastic cover on top that you can see through and feels like it could break if dropped. Like most robot vacuums, there's no assembly required for the vacuum itself, and you only need to assemble the charging dock. There are three buttons on the top to initiate different commands, like cleaning, spot clean, or return to the dock, and there are battery indicator lights above the buttons. This vacuum also has a carrying handle, and there are built-in speakers to notify you of the vacuum's status, like when it starts or finishes a cleaning session.

5.5
Design
User Maintenance

The robot vacuum is a bit difficult to maintain, as there are a lot of parts that need maintenance, but they're easy to remove and clean.

  • Dirt compartment: There's a button on top to release it. It needs to be emptied after each use and can't be washed with water.
  • Brushrolls: There are two brushrolls: the bristle brush and the beater brush. They need cleaning about once a week, and if you have pets that shed, you should clean them twice a week.
  • Filter: The filter can be removed after emptying the dirt compartment, and you clean it by tapping it over a garbage can. Like the brushrolls, it should be cleaned once a week, or twice a week if you have pets.
  • Side brush: The side brush should be cleaned once a month, but you need a screwdriver to remove it.
  • Wheels: The wheels should be cleaned about once every two weeks, and they're easy to take out. You can see if there's debris stuck in the wheels by spinning them by hand while they're still in the vacuum.
  • Sensors: The sensors on the vacuum should be cleaned once a month with a dry cloth.

5.0
Design
Recurring Cost
Bag Part Number
No bag
Filter Part Number
4636450
HEPA Filter Part Number
No HEPA Filter

Update 07/10/2020: We originally wrote that the side brush needs to be replaced every 12 months. However, it doesn't have a regular replacement time, and it should be replaced when it becomes worn down. We also added the replacement time for the front caster wheel.

This vacuum has a few parts that need to be replaced on a regular basis and incurs fairly high recurring costs.

  • AeroVac filter: The AeroVac filter should be replaced every six to 12 months.
  • Side brush: The manufacturer doesn't specify a replacement interval but says it should be replaced when you notice signs of wear.
  • Brushroll: The brushrolls need to be replaced every six to 12 months.
  • Wheel: The front caster wheel needs to be replaced every 12 months.

You can buy replacement parts on iRobot's online store. They sell a kit with three filters, the bristle brush, beater brush, a side brush, and a cleaning tool for the brushes. You can purchase any other part that breaks or needs replacement on their website.

8.9
Design
Storing
Height
3.94" (10.0 cm)
Width
13.39" (34.0 cm)
Depth
15.83" (40.2 cm)
Cord Storing/Management
Not Needed
On-Board Tool Storage
Not needed
Vacuum Rack/Station
Yes

Update 07/10/2020: We originally reported that the height of the vacuum was 15.83 in (40.20 cm) while its depth was 3.94 in (10 cm). We have corrected these numbers.

Like most robot vacuums, the iRobot 675 is extremely easy to store. The vacuum mounts itself onto the charging dock, and it lays flat on the ground.

5.9
Design
Dirt Compartment
Dirt Compartment Volume
0.07 gal (0.25 L)
Full Dirt Compartment Indicator
No
Bag Included
No Bag Needed

The iRobot Roomba 675 has a disappointing dirt compartment. It's small, and there's no indicator to tell you if it's full, so you have to monitor it yourself. If you want a slightly bigger dirt compartment, check out the iRobot Roomba E5.

Design
In The Box

  • iRobot Roomba 675 vacuum
  • Charging dock
  • Charging cable
  • 2x AeroVac filter (one is already in the vacuum)
  • User guide

10
Design
Range
Cord Length
N/A
Hose Length
N/A

The vacuum has a practically unlimited range as long as it has battery life remaining and room left in its dirt compartment, but it can't go up stairs.

8.9
Design
Portability
Total Weight
7.59 lbs (3.44 kg)
Weight In Hand
0.00 lbs (0.00 kg)
Carrying handle
Yes

The vacuum has a carrying handle, making it very easy to carry around if you need to bring it to another floor.

9.4
Design
Battery
Minimum Battery Life
121 min
Maximum Battery Life
121 min
Recharge Time
120 min
Recharge Dock
Yes
Battery Life Indicator
Yes
Removable Batteries
Yes

The iRobot Roomba 675 has incredible battery life. It doesn't have any manual power adjustment settings, as it automatically changes its suction power based on the cleaning conditions. It lasts two hours, which is less than alternatives like the bObsweep Bob Pro. However, the Roomba charges in about two hours, which is great for a robot vacuum. There's a battery indicator light on top, and it turns red when the battery is low, but it doesn't specify the battery percentage. The mobile app also notifies you when the battery is low.

Design
Quality Of Life Features
Rotating Head
No
Power Adjustment
No
Self-Propelled
Yes
Headlights
No
Easy On/Off
Yes
Surface Type Adjustment
Automatic

Update 05/26/2021: Changed 'Power Adjustment' field from 'Yes' to 'No' since this can't be changed manually.

The iRobot Roomba 675 has a few extra features. It detects areas that are particularly dirty and increases its suction power as it cleans them. It also automatically detects what surface type it's on and adjusts its height accordingly, which helps it move from cleaning bare floors to high-pile carpets and vice versa. These features are automatic, and you can't change them manually.

Design
Tools And Brushes
Brushroll
Yes
Brushroll On/Off
No
Removable Brushroll
Yes
Turbo Brush
No
Crevice Tool
No
Upholstery Tool
No
Soft Bristle Brush
No
Hard Bristle Brush
No
Extension Wand
No
Ceiling Fan Tool
No
Pet Grooming Tool
No

The iRobot Roomba 675 has a beater brush that crushes debris so that the bristle brush picks it up easier. There's also a side brush that pushes debris into the vacuum's path. If you want a robot vacuum that comes with an extra side brush, look into the eufy RoboVac 30C or the ONSON GOOVI F007 Robot Vacuum.

Design
Alternative Configuration

There's no alternative configuration for the iRobot Roomba 675.

Performance
6.7
Performance
Bare Floor (Hardwood, Laminate, Tiles)
Pet Hair at 0 gal (0L)
53%
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L)
92%
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
61%
Large Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
N/A
Large Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
N/A
Large Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
N/A
Large Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0 gal (0L)
89%
Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
97%
Small Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
N/A
Small Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
N/A
Setting Used "Clean"

The iRobot Roomba 675 has okay performance on bare floors. It struggles with hair but doesn't have too many problems with both small and large debris. Its beater brush can crush large debris, making it easier for the main brushroll to clean, but some debris still gets pushed around by the side brush, and the vacuum doesn't pick it up. If you prefer a robot vacuum with better performance on bare floors, check out the eufy RoboVac 11S.

4.6
Performance
Low-Pile Carpet
Pet Hair at 0 gal (0L)
60%
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L)
84%
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
83%
Large Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
N/A
Large Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
N/A
Large Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
N/A
Large Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0 gal (0L)
6%
Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
7%
Small Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
N/A
Small Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
N/A
Setting Used "Clean"

The iRobot Roomba 675 is bad at cleaning low-pile carpets. It picks up most large debris like sand and slightly more pet hair than it does from bare floors. However, it really struggles with fine debris like baking soda and hardly picks up any at all. If you want a model with a better performance on low-pile carpets, take a look at the iRobot Roomba 960.

4.7
Performance
High-Pile Carpet
Pet Hair at 0 gal (0L)
63%
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L)
48%
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
37%
Large Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
N/A
Large Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
N/A
Large Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
N/A
Large Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0 gal (0L)
5%
Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
4%
Small Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
N/A
Small Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
N/A
Setting Used "Clean"

This vacuum has a bad performance on high-pile carpets. Unlike some robot models, it can climb onto and maneuver on high-pile carpets, but it doesn't clean them very well. It sucks up some pet hair but can't pick up most debris like sand and really struggles with fine debris like baking soda. If you want a vacuum with a better performance on this surface type, try the Neato Botvac D7.

7.0
Performance
Maneuverability
Under The Couch
Good
Under Low Table
Good
On Furniture
Not Possible
Rug With Tassel
Ok
Electric Cord
Ok

This robot vacuum is decent at maneuvering itself. It can move around on carpets since its automatic surface type adjustment feature allows it to change its height depending on what kind of floor it's cleaning. Its automatic surface type adjustment makes it easy to clean a room, especially if you have carpets or rugs in a room with bare floors. It doesn't have a precise cleaning pattern and rarely goes in a straight line, but it still cleans the entire room. It can go underneath couches and tables without any issues, and it cleans around and goes over wires. It can also go over rugs and clean them, but it could still drag them a bit.

Automation
6.7
Automation
Automation (Robot Vacuum)
Remote Controller
Yes (App only)
Automatic Bag Emptying
No
Automatic Recharging
Yes
Schedule Programming
Yes
Boundary Markers
No
Random Pathing
Yes
Smart Pathing
No
App Name
iRobot HOME

Update 05/26/2021: Changed 'Remote Controller' field from 'No' to 'Yes (App Only)'. The score has been changed.

The iRobot Roomba 675 has poor automation features. It doesn't have a smart pathing feature, so it cleans rooms in a disorganized pattern. The buttons on top allow you to start a cleaning session, have the vacuum spot-clean an area, and send it back to its dock. The companion app offers the same functions, and you can also use it to check the battery status and create a cleaning schedule. The vacuum is compatible with Google Home and Alexa devices, so you can control it with voice commands. Unfortunately, it doesn't come with a remote control, so the only way to control it without an internet connection is with the buttons on top. If you're looking for something that comes with a remote control, take a look at the Eureka Groove.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the iRobot Roomba 675, which is only available in black. It's sold as iRobot Roomba 671 in Europe. There's a variant of this vacuum, the Roomba 605, which doesn't have app support. Besides automation, we expect our results to be valid for the other variants, which are listed below.

U.S. Model Name EU Model Name App Automation
Roomba 605 Roomba 605 No
Roomba 675 Roomba 671 Yes

If you come across a different variant of the 671 or 675, let us know in the discussions below and we'll update the review.

Compared To Other Vacuums

The iRobot Roomba 675 robot vacuum is disappointing and compared to other robot vacuums, it doesn't perform well. It's not easy to maintain and it doesn't perform very well on bare floors either. There are other robot vacuums that you can get instead, like the eufy RoboVac 30C, that perform better on different surfaces. Also see our recommendations for the best robot vacuums, best robot vacuums for pet hair, and best vacuums.

iRobot Roomba E5

The iRobot Roomba E5 is a bit better overall than the iRobot Roomba 675. The two robot vacuums are very similar and have the same features. The E5 performs much better on both low-pile and high-pile carpet, and it also has a bigger dirt compartment. However, the 675 is a bit better on bare floors and its battery lasts longer.

iRobot Roomba 694

The iRobot Roomba 694 is slightly better than the iRobot Roomba 675. The 694 has a larger dustbin and delivers superior performance on bare floors as well as high-pile carpet. Meanwhile, the 675 has a carrying handle that makes it easier to pick up and carry. The 675 also struggles less with sucking up larger material such as sand from low-pile carpet.

Neato Botvac D7

The Neato Botvac D7 is a better overall performing robot vacuum than the iRobot Roomba 675. The Neato does a better job of picking up all kinds of debris on all surface types, including pet hair. It's also easier to maintain, it has a larger dirt compartment, its battery has a slightly shorter charge time, and you can also control it using the companion app as a remote control. However, the iRobot has slightly less recurring costs, and it's lighter. 

iRobot Roomba 614

The iRobot Roomba 614 is a better vacuum than the iRobot Roomba 675. The 614 has a better performance on bare floors and carpets, a bigger dirt compartment, and a slightly longer battery life. On the other hand, the 675 is equipped with an allergen-trapping HEPA filter and has a companion app that allows you to schedule cleaning times.

iRobot Roomba 692

The iRobot Roomba 675 and iRobot Roomba 692 each have their own advantages, and one may suit you better depending on your needs. The 675 is slightly easier to maintain, performs better on low-pile carpet, and struggles less with pet hair on all surface types. Conversely, the 692 performs better on bare floors and high-pile carpet and has a broader range of automation features.

eufy RoboVac 11S

The iRobot Roomba 675 is a bit better overall than the eufy RoboVac 11S. It's easier to maintain, there are fewer recurring costs, it's better built, and it has a better battery life. However, the eufy has better performance, especially on carpet, and it's a better choice if you have pets.

Roborock E4

The Roborock E4 is a better overall vacuum than the iRobot Roomba 675. The Roborock performs significantly better on all surface types, has a larger dirt compartment, and has longer maximum battery life. It also has a broader range of automation options, like the remote piloting feature in its companion app and efficient smart pathing. Meanwhile, the Roomba is lighter and charges faster.

iRobot Roomba i3+

The iRobot Roomba i3+ is a better-performing robot vacuum than the iRobot Roomba 675. The i3+ delivers better performance on all surface types and uses smart pathing to maneuver itself more efficiently. It also has an automatic dirt disposal feature. Nevertheless, the 675 has a longer battery life and is more portable, because it has a carrying handle.

eufy RoboVac 15C

The iRobot Roomba 675 is more versatile than the eufy RoboVac 15C. The iRobot has an allergen-trapping HEPA filter, is better-built, easier to maintain, incurs fewer recurring costs, and has a longer battery life while taking less time to charge. It also performs slightly better on bare floors and maneuvers more efficiently. Meanwhile, the eufy offers slightly better performance on low and high-pile carpet and comes with a remote control.

eufy RoboVac 30C

The iRobot Roomba 675 is better than the eufy RoboVac 30C. The iRobot has a better battery life, build quality, and it has better performance on bare floors and carpets. The eufy has two side brushes, while the iRobot has one, but they need to be replaced every three to six months.

ILIFE A4s Pro

The iRobot Roomba 675 and the ILIFE A4s Pro are robot vacuums with different strengths and depending on your usage, you may prefer one over the other. The iRobot is better built, easier to maintain, and has a better battery performance. It can also pick up more small and large debris from bare floors. However, the ILIFE does a better job on carpet. Its dirt compartment is larger and it has more automation features.

Roborock S5

The Roborock S5 is much better than the iRobot Roomba 675. The Roborock performs much better on bare floors and carpets. It also has a bigger dirt compartment and it has more automation features. On the other hand, the iRobot has a better battery since it takes much less time to recharge.

Coredy R500+

The iRobot Roomba 675 is a better robot vacuum than the Coredy R500+. The iRobot is better-built, easier to maintain, and has fewer recurring costs. Its battery performance is better, and it cleans bare floors and low-pile carpet more effectively. However, the Coredy does a better job on high-pile carpet and it comes with a remote controller so that you can pilot the robot.

iRobot Roomba i4

The iRobot Roomba i4 is better than the iRobot Roomba 675. The i4 delivers better cleaning performance on bare floors, low-pile carpet, and high-pile carpet. It also maneuvers more effectively thanks to its smart-pathing navigation system and has a far more advanced suite of automation features. Meanwhile, the 675 is slightly easier to pick up and carry to another room, incurs fewer recurring costs, and has a slightly longer runtime, though it takes longer to recharge.

ONSON GOOVI F007 Robot Vacuum

The iRobot Roomba 675 and the ONSON GOOVI F007 Robot Vacuum are robot vacuums with different strengths. The iRobot is better built with less demanding maintenance needs and fewer recurring costs. It's more maneuverable, has a better battery performance, and clears bare floors more thoroughly too. However, the ONSON does a better job on low and high-pile carpet. Its dirt compartment is also larger too.

Roborock S4

The Roborock S4 is much better than the iRobot Roomba 675. The Roborock has much better performance on bare floors and low-pile carpet, but it can't clean on high-pile carpet, while the iRobot can clean some hair on high-pile carpet. The Roborock also has better automation features and a bigger dirt compartment. The battery on the iRobot takes less time to charge. 

bObsweep Bob Pro

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.

Samsung POWERbot R7040

The Samsung POWERbot R7040 is better than the iRobot Roomba 675. It cleans a bit better on bare floors and its performance on low-pile carpet is significantly better. The Samsung also has less recurring costs and it's easier to maintain. The iRobot has a better battery life and it has a side brush that helps clean debris in hard-to-reach areas. 

yeedi K650

The yeedi K650 is a better vacuum than the iRobot Roomba 675. The yeedi delivers better performance across all surface types, has a much bigger dirt compartment and better automation features. On the other hand, the iRobot is equipped with an allergen-trapping HEPA filter and is easier to maintain.

Shark ION Robot R77

The iRobot Roomba 675 is a better vacuum than the Shark ION Robot R77. The iRobot is better built, slightly easier to maintain, and has fewer recurring costs. Although neither vacuum has an impressive cleaning performance, the iRobot picks up pet hair more easily on bare floors and carpet. It also does a better job of cleaning an entire room and has an automatic surface type adjustment. However, the Shark's battery lasts longer.

Eureka Groove

The iRobot Roomba 675 is more versatile than the Eureka Groove. The iRobot is better-built, struggles much less with bulky material, and maneuvers more effectively. Conversely, the Eureka cleans more fine material on high-pile carpet, is a little more compact, and doesn't require an internet connection to function.

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