The Wyze Robot Vacuum is a lower mid-range vacuum with a wide range of automation capabilities and a LIDAR mapping system, which isn't always a guarantee for vacuums at this price point and allows for quick and precise room mapping. It has fantastic performance on bare floors and does a good job of cleaning pet hair from most surface types. Unfortunately, its dirt compartment is very small, even by the standards of robot vacuums.
The Wyze Robot Vacuum is a good performer on bare floors. It's very well-built and delivers 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 okay 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 doesn't struggle nearly as much with larger material or pet hair, and does a good job of maneuvering itself thanks to its LIDAR mapping sensor.
The Wyze Robot Vacuum is alright on high-pile carpets. It can climb onto thicker carpeting without getting stuck and is reasonably effective in clearing away pet hair and larger debris. Unfortunately, it struggles with really fine material. 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 pet hair, though naturally, it can only do so on floors and not furniture. It does a fantastic job of cleaning pet hair from bare floors and sucks up a good amount of it from carpets. It has a HEPA filter to seal in allergens. Its brushroll is easily removable, though it can take a bit of time to clear tangled hair. Unfortunately, it incurs fairly high recurring costs. There's also no mopping attachment to allow it to clear away tracked-in mud and dirt.
The Wyze Robot Vacuum is a robot vacuum and isn't suitable for cleaning stairs.
The Wyze Robot Vacuum is a robot vacuum and isn't suitable for cleaning your car's interior.
The Wyze Robot Vacuum isn't designed to clean workshops.
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, and we'll update our review.
The Wyze Robot Vacuum is a robot vacuum with a fantastic performance on bare floors and does a good job cleaning pet hair from carpets. It's an excellent alternative to the Roborock S4 Max, another mid-range LIDAR mapping robot vacuum, as it delivers superior debris pickup performance on most floor types, though it falls short in debris capacity and battery life.
The Wyze Robot Vacuum and Roborock Q5 each have advantages. The Roborock can be bundled with a self-emptying dock, which has the potential to reduce hands-on maintenance requirements. It also has a longer battery life than the Wyze, and you can use its companion app to direct it manually if you get stuck. However, the Wyze feels better built, does a much better job of sealing in allergens, and takes less time to recharge.
The Wyze Robot Vacuum is better than the eufy RoboVac G30. The Wyze has better build quality, fewer parts that need to be cleaned regularly, lower recurring costs, a longer maximum battery life, and a more advanced LIDAR mapping system that allows you to set up virtual boundary markers or schedule cleaning sessions for specific rooms. It also delivers better performance on all surface types. Meanwhile, the eufy has a larger dustbin and an automatic suction power adjustment feature.
The iRobot Roomba i4 and Wyze Robot Vacuum each have advantages, so one may suit you better than the other, depending on your needs. The iRobot has a larger dirt compartment, requires less time to charge, and delivers better performance on high-pile carpet. Conversely, the Wyze is less demanding in terms of maintenance requirements, incurs fewer recurring costs, has a longer runtime in its least powerful suction mode, and cleans debris more effectively on bare floors.
The Wyze Robot Vacuum is superior to the iRobot Roomba 694. The Wyze has fewer parts that need periodic cleaning, uses an allergen-trapping HEPA filter, maneuvers itself more effectively, and performs better on bare floors as well as low and high-pile carpets. You can also use the Wyze vacuum's companion app to set up virtual boundary markers or schedule cleaning sessions for individual rooms. Conversely, the iRobot has a larger dustbin and charges much faster.
The Wyze Robot Vacuum and iRobot Roomba j7 each have advantages. The iRobot provides a more hands-off cleaning experience, with real-time object identification to spot and avoid hazards like pet waste, automatic power adjustment for different floor types, and compatibility with a self-emptying base station. That said, the Wyze offers better overall debris pickup performance and has a longer battery life.
The Wyze Robot Vacuum is better than the eufy RoboVac 25C. The Wyze feels better built, is easier to maintain, has a longer battery life, and delivers better debris pickup on most floor types. It also has a LIDAR sensor, which results in much faster and more efficient pathing than the eufy's random-pathing system.
The Wyze Robot Vacuum is better than the iRobot Roomba i3. The Wyze has fewer parts requiring regular maintenance, incurs lower recurring costs, lasts longer on a single charge, and delivers better performance on bare floors and carpets. However, the iRobot does have an automatic surface adjustment feature and a self-emptying function that reduces hands-on maintenance requirements.
The Wyze Robot Vacuum is better than the Shark AI Ultra Robot. The Wyze feels sturdier, is easier to maintain, clears away more pet hair, does a better job on bare floors, and has a markedly superior companion app. However, the Shark is compatible with a self-emptying base station to reduce hands-on maintenance requirements.
The Ecovacs DEEBOT OZMO T8 AIVI is better than the Wyze Robot Vacuum. The Ecovacs has a more advanced mapping and navigation system, which combines a LIDAR sensor with a camera that allows it to spot and react to hazards in front of it in real-time. It also feels better built than the Wyze, does a better job of cleaning carpets, has a larger internal dustbin, and a longer battery life. It's also capable of mopping up stains, though its mopping system is entirely passive and not especially efficient, and is fully compatible with a self-emptying station. That said, the Wyze is far more affordable and delivers superior performance on bare floors.
The Roborock S7 MaxV is better than the Wyze Robot Vacuum. The Roborock has both a LIDAR sensor for quick mapping and a front-facing camera for spotting and identifying potential hazards in real-time. Unlike the Wyze, it also has an advanced mopping system that's quite effective in scrubbing away stains. Lastly, it's fully compatible with two types of self-emptying stations, the pricier of which refills its water tank and washes its mopping pads in addition to emptying its dustbin. The Wyze is a good option if you don't need those additional features and simply want a LIDAR robot vacuum with good overall debris-pickup performance.
The Wyze Robot Vacuum is better than the iRobot Roomba 675. The Wyze is easier to maintain, performs better on most surface types, does a better job of clearing away pet hair, and has a more advanced LIDAR mapping sensor, which results in superior maneuverability and a more robust suite of automation features, like support for no-go zones and scheduling for individual room cleaning sessions.
The Wyze Robot Vacuum is slightly better than the Roborock S4 Max. The Wyze has fewer parts that require regular maintenance and delivers superior performance on bare floors as well as low and high-pile carpet. While the Wyze charges a lot faster, the Roborock has a longer maximum runtime, but it's worth mentioning that this can vary in the real world. The Roborock also maneuvers itself more effectively and has a larger dirt compartment.
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.
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 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 better than the Shark AI Robot. The Wyze's LIDAR mapping sensor allows for quicker, more precise room mapping and has a considerably better companion app, though the Shark does offer a similarly broad suite of automation features, like support for no-go zones. The Wyze also feels better built, is more effective in clearing away pet hair, and is easier to maintain. However, the Shark has a larger dustbin and a longer battery life.
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 is better than the eufy RoboVac G20. The Wyze has a more advanced LIDAR mapping system that enables it to store a permanent map of its coverage area, meaning you can use its companion app to schedule cleaning sessions for specific rooms or set up virtual boundary lines. The Wyze also feels better built, has fewer parts that need periodic cleaning, incurs lower recurring costs, does a better job of dealing with pet hair, is more maneuverable, and is more effective in sealing in fine particles. Conversely, the eufy has a slightly larger dustbin and weighs less.
Build quality is great. 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 the dirt compartment feels somewhat fragile. 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 need regular replacing. Conveniently, you can use the Wyze app to track how many hours of cleaning time are left until each part needs replacing.
You can buy all of these replacements individually or in a 'Maintenance Kit', which includes:
This vacuum is incredibly easy to store. It's very compact and mounts onto its low-profile docking station by itself.
Dirt compartment capacity is sub-par. It's small even for a robot vacuum, with alternatives like the Roborock E4 holding a lot more debris. There's also no indicator to let you know when it's full.
The range is limited only by the remaining battery life and the room in its dirt compartment. However, like any robot vacuum, it can't go up or down stairs.
This vacuum is pretty portable. Unlike the iRobot Roomba i7, there's no integrated carrying handle, but it's light and will be easy to carry around from floor to floor.
This vacuum has 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 just over two hours. It'll be sufficient for cleaning most large rooms, though it's worth noting newer alternatives like the Roborock Q5 can last even longer on a charge. 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 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 you have to do it manually, as the vacuum can't automatically adjust those settings depending on the surface it's on, unlike the Roborock E4.
The Wyze Robot Vacuum has 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 with a small brush and a hook blade you can use to remove debris and cut tangled hair from the blades. The vacuum is also bundled with a replacement side brush.
This vacuum has a superb performance on bare floors. It easily clears away small debris like rice and bulkier debris like cereal.
Debris pickup performance on low-pile carpets is disappointing. It picks up a decent amount of larger debris like sand but struggles with fine material like baking soda.
This vacuum has an okay performance on high-pile carpets. It'll need to make an extra pass or two to clear away larger debris like sand and struggles somewhat with fine material like baking soda.
This vacuum does a fantastic job of handling pet hair. It has no trouble dealing with hair on bare floors or low and high-pile carpet.
This vacuum doesn't exert all that much in the way of suction force, though this isn't unusual for a robot vacuum; its suction inlet is positioned too high above the ground to generate a tight seal on bare surfaces, so real-world suction measurements are quite low.
The Wyze Robot Vacuum isn't very noisy, especially when compared to most manually-operated vacuums. However, you still might want to consider an alternative like the eufy RoboVac G20 if quiet operation is a priority.
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 does a great job of sealing in fine allergens, thanks in part to its high-efficiency post-motor filter.
This vacuum does a poor job of cleaning crevices. It isn't quite powerful enough to draw debris out of deeper cracks. Thankfully, unlike alternatives like the Roborock Q5, its side brush doesn't scatter messes around when lifting debris from cracks.
The Wyze Robot Vacuum has terrible stain-clearing performance. Unlike the Roborock S5, it doesn't have a mopping feature that would allow it to scrub away dried-on stains.
Physical automation features aren't especially extensive. Unlike the Shark EZ Robot Self-Empty, it isn't compatible with a self-emptying base station. It uses its LIDAR navigation system to map your home as it cleans for the first time. 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 the top to either send it back to its dock or to have it pause or resume an ongoing cleaning session.
The Wyze companion app is great. You can use the LIDAR-generated map to create virtual boundaries to keep the vacuum out of certain areas or 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.