The Wyze Robot Vacuum is a budget-friendly robot vacuum with a versatile performance. It's sold mainly through the manufacturer's website. It has a fantastic performance on bare floors and does a good job of cleaning pet hair from most surface types. It's equipped with a LIDAR navigation system, so it creates a map of your home and cleans in an organized pattern. The companion app offers excellent automation features, including virtual boundary settings. Unfortunately, it has a small dirt compartment, even by the standards of robot vacuums.
The Wyze Robot Vacuum is impressive on bare floors. It's very well-built and delivers an incredible performance on surfaces like hardwood and laminate, where it easily clears pet hair and debris. Unfortunately, it has a small dirt compartment and like many robot models, incurs high recurring costs. That said, it does a good job of maneuvering itself and moves in an organized pattern.
The Wyze Robot Vacuum is mediocre on low-pile carpets. It has an impressive build quality but struggles to clear fine debris like baking soda from this surface type. On the plus side, it picks up a good amount of pet hair and larger debris like sand, and does a good job of maneuvering itself thanks to its smart pathing feature.
The Wyze Robot Vacuum has an okay performance on high-pile carpets. It can climb onto them and move around, and it picks up a good amount of pet hair. Unfortunately, it struggles to clear debris like sand and baking soda. It also has a very small dirt compartment and incurs quite a few recurring costs.
The Wyze Robot Vacuum is a decent choice for cleaning up after pets. It does a fantastic job of cleaning pet hair from bare floors and sucks up a good amount of it from carpets as well. It's equipped with an allergen-trapping HEPA filter and the brushroll is removable, which helps when you need to clear tangled hair. Unfortunately, it incurs fairly high recurring costs.
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This vacuum has a great build quality. It's made of hard plastic and has a glossy black top with a cover you can lift to access the dirt compartment. The rubber wheels feel durable, but unfortunately, the dirt compartment feels like it could break if you drop it. Similar to the Roborock S5, its navigation system is inside a small raised cylinder on top. It's very easy to assemble out-of-the-box since you just need to attach the side brush and set up the dock.
This vacuum is passably easy to maintain. There are quite a few parts that need to be serviced regularly, but they're all easy to access.
This vacuum has fairly high recurring costs. There are a few parts that should be replaced regularly. Conveniently, you can use the Wyze app to track how many hours of cleaning time are left until each part needs to be replaced.
Note: It may be difficult to purchase replacement parts, because they aren't currently available from the manufacturer. Wyze has indicated that they will have the parts available for sale, but haven't said exactly when.
This vacuum is incredibly easy to store. It's very compact and mounts onto its low-profile docking station by itself.
This vacuum has an unlimited range as long as it still has battery life and room in its dirt compartment. However, it can't go up or down stairs.
This vacuum has very good portability. It doesn't have a carrying handle, but it's quite light and should be easy to carry around from floor to floor.
This vacuum has an excellent battery performance. On its most powerful 'Strong' mode, it provides just over an hour of continuous cleaning time. If you use the lower-power 'Quiet' mode, it lasts for almost two and a half hours. When the remaining battery life reaches less than 20 percent, it stops cleaning and tries to return to its dock. The LED indicator light on top will start to blink yellow as well. It takes about three and a half hours to recharge, which isn't too long, although some robot models charge much more quickly, like the iRobot Roomba E5 or iRobot Roomba 614.
This vacuum doesn't have many extra features. There are two buttons on top, 'Power' and 'Home'. Pushing the 'Power' button once will start or pause a cleaning cycle while holding it for three seconds will turn the vacuum on or off. The 'Home' button sends the vacuum back to its dock. You can also use the app to set the suction power setting to 'Quiet', 'Standard', or 'Strong', but it has to be done manually, as the vacuum can't automatically adjust those settings.
The Wyze Robot Vacuum is equipped with a brushroll and a side brush, which is meant to help push debris into the vacuum's path. It also comes with a cleaning tool that has a small brush and a hook blade you can use to remove debris and cut tangled hair from the blades.
This vacuum has a superb performance on bare floors. It easily clears pet hair, rice, and bulkier debris like cereal.
This vacuum isn't bad on low-pile carpets. It picks up a decent amount of pet hair and larger debris like sand but struggles with fine material like baking soda.
This vacuum has decent performance on high-pile carpets. It sucks up most pet hair, but struggles more with debris like sand and baking soda, so it may take a few passes to properly clean these surfaces.
This vacuum has good maneuverability. It tends to start by moving around the edge of a room, and then cleans in an organized pattern of straight lines. The smart pathing feature allows it to become more efficient with each run, and it gets noticeably better at cleaning around obstacles like chair legs after a few cleaning sessions. It's small enough to go under low furniture like coffee tables and couches, but unfortunately gets stuck on electrical cords and rug tassels. It can navigate on high-pile carpets but can pull rugs around, which could be annoying if you have small area rugs or doormats.
This vacuum has excellent automation features. It uses its LIDAR navigation system to map your home as it cleans for the first time. The map is saved in the Wyze app, and you can use it to create virtual boundaries to keep the vacuum out of certain areas, and to set cleaning schedules for individual rooms. You can also use the app to start, stop, and send the vacuum back to its dock, change the suction power setting, check when parts need to be replaced, see the cleaning history, and check the remaining battery life. You can 'share' the vacuum with other members of your household so they can control it from their phones as well.
The vacuum will only connect with 2.4GHz Wi-Fi networks, as it won't detect 5GHz networks. If you want to use the vacuum without an internet connection, you can use the buttons on top, but you won't have access to all of its features.
The Wyze Robot Vacuum is available in one color variant: 'Black'. You can see the label for the unit we tested here. If you come across another variant, or yours is different, please let us know in the discussions so we can update our review.
The Wyze Robot Vacuum is a robot vacuum that has a fantastic performance on bare floors and also does a good job of cleaning pet hair from carpets. It looks very similar to the Roborock S6 and the Roborock S5 and delivers a comparable performance. It also has excellent automation features and battery performance, but its dirt compartment is small for a robot model. To see more options, check out our lists of the best robot vacuums, the best robot vacuums for pet hair, and the best robot vacuums for carpet.
The iRobot Roomba 981 and the Wyze Robot Vacuum have different strengths, and you may prefer either one depending on your needs. The iRobot can automatically adjust its suction power depending on what surface type it's cleaning, and it delivers better performance on bare floors as well as low-pile carpets. On the other hand, the Wyze delivers much better performance on high-pile carpets and its companion app allows you to set virtual boundaries to keep the vacuum out of certain areas.
The Roborock S6 and the Wyze Robot Vacuum are very similar robot vacuums, but the Roborock is better for most uses. The Roborock's dirt compartment is much bigger, and it has a better battery performance. It also has an automatic surface type adjustment feature. On the other hand, the Wyze is easier to maintain and delivers significantly better performance on high-pile carpets.
The Wyze Robot Vacuum and the Roborock E4 have a very similar look and performance, but the Roborock is better for most uses. The Roborock's dirt compartment is much bigger, it has a longer maximum battery life, and it clears more pet hair from carpets. On the other hand, the Wyze has a more advanced navigation system, and its app allows you to set virtual boundaries for the vacuum and create cleaning schedules for individual rooms, which isn't possible with the Roborock.
The Wyze Robot Vacuum is a better vacuum than the Yeedi K650. The Wyze delivers better performance on all surface types and has much better automation features. It also has a better build quality and is easier to maintain. On the other hand, the Yeedi has a bigger dirt compartment, charges more quickly, and has longer maximum battery life.