Wyze Robot Vacuum Vacuum Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8
Reviewed Mar 16, 2021 at 09:28 am
Wyze Robot Vacuum Picture
8.4
Bare Floor
6.6
Low-Pile Carpet
6.9
High-Pile Carpet
7.4
Pets
6.2
Stairs
5.9
Cars
Vacuum Type
Robot
Bagless
Yes
Cordless
Yes
Anti-Allergy Filter (HEPA)
Yes

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.

Our Verdict

8.4 Bare Floor

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.

Pros
  • Great build quality.
  • Excellent battery life.
  • Great automation features.
Cons
  • Small dirt compartment.
  • High recurring costs.
6.6 Low-Pile Carpet

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.

Pros
  • Great build quality.
  • Picks up most pet hair.
Cons
  • Small dirt compartment.
  • No automatic surface type adjustment feature.
6.9 High-Pile Carpet

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.

Pros
  • Great build quality.
  • Picks up most pet hair.
Cons
  • Small dirt compartment.
  • No automatic surface type adjustment feature.
7.4 Pets

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.

Pros
  • Great build quality.
  • Excellent battery life.
  • Has an allergen-trapping HEPA filter.
Cons
  • Small dirt compartment.
  • High recurring costs.
  • No automatic surface type adjustment feature.
6.2 Stairs

The Wyze Robot Vacuum is a robot vacuum and isn't suitable for cleaning stairs.

5.9 Cars

The Wyze Robot Vacuum is a robot vacuum and isn't suitable for cleaning your car's interior.

  • 8.4 Bare Floor
  • 6.6 Low-Pile Carpet
  • 6.9 High-Pile Carpet
  • 7.4 Pets
  • 6.2 Stairs
  • 5.9 Cars

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
8.0
Design
Build Quality

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.

6.0
Design
User Maintenance

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.

  • Dirt compartment:The dirt compartment is located under the glossy black cover on top of the vacuum. You can remove it by lifting the cover and pressing the grooves on its sides. It should be emptied over a garbage can whenever it's full. Taking it out or putting it back in triggers a voice notification.
  • HEPA filter: Can be unclipped from the dirt compartment. You should use the cleaning tool to remove any debris every two weeks.
  • Brushroll: To remove this component, lift the cover under the vacuum and pull it out. The manufacturer doesn't say how often it should be cleaned, but you should clean the bearing and clear any hair tangles with the cleaning tool regularly.
  • Side brush:The side brush can be unclipped from the vacuum and should be cleared of hair tangles and debris about once a month.
  • Boundary sensor: The sensor should be cleaned regularly by wiping it with a soft cloth.

5.0
Design
Recurring Cost
Bag Part Number
No bag
Filter Part Number
not available
HEPA Filter Part Number
Not available

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.

  • HEPA filter: Should be replaced every three months, or after 150 hours of use.
  • Side brush: Should be replaced every three months, or after 200 hours of use.
  • Brushroll: Should be replaced every six to 12 months, or after 300 hours of use.

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.

9.0
Design
Storing
Height
3.74 in (9.5 cm)
Width
15.75 in (40.0 cm)
Depth
13.39 in (34.0 cm)
Cord Storing/Management
Not Needed
On-Board Tool Storage
Not needed
Vacuum Rack/Station
Yes

This vacuum is incredibly easy to store. It's very compact and mounts onto its low-profile docking station by itself.

5.6
Design
Dirt Compartment
Dirt Compartment Volume
0.06 gal (0.21 L)
Full Dirt Compartment Indicator
No
Bag Included
No Bag Needed

This vacuum's dirt compartment is sub-par. It's small even for a robot vacuum, as most of the models we've tested, including the Yeedi K650 and the Roborock E4, can hold more debris. There's also no indicator to let you know when it's full.

Design
In The Box

  • Wyze Robot Vacuum
  • Charging dock
  • Power adaptor
  • Dirt compartment
  • 2x HEPA filter
  • 2x side brush
  • Quick start guide
  • Manual
  • Cleaning brush

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

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.

7.9
Design
Portability
Total Weight
7.80 lbs (3.54 kg)
Weight In Hand
0.00 lbs (0.00 kg)
Carrying handle
No

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.

8.5
Design
Battery
Minimum Battery Life
67 min.
Maximum Battery Life
134 min.
Recharge Time
207 min.
Recharge Dock
Yes
Battery Life Indicator
Yes
Removable Batteries
No

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.

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

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.

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 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.

Design
Alternative Configuration
Performance
9.7
Performance
Bare Floor (Hardwood, Laminate, Tiles)
Pet Hair at 0 gal (0L)
101 %
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L)
98 %
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
N/A
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)
99 %
Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
N/A
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 "Standard"

This vacuum has a superb performance on bare floors. It easily clears pet hair, rice, and bulkier debris like cereal.

6.3
Performance
Low-Pile Carpet
Pet Hair at 0 gal (0L)
76 %
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L)
75 %
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
N/A
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)
37 %
Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
N/A
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 "Strong"

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.

7.0
Performance
High-Pile Carpet
Pet Hair at 0 gal (0L)
74 %
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L)
55 %
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
N/A
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)
42 %
Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
N/A
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 "Strong"

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.

7.5
Performance
Maneuverability
Under The Couch
Excellent
Under Low Table
Excellent
On Furniture
Not Possible
Rug With Tassel
Bad
Electric Cord
Bad

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.

Automation
8.7
Automation
Automation (Robot Vacuum)
Remote Controller
Yes (App only)
Automatic Bag Emptying
No
Automatic Recharging
Yes
Schedule Programming
Yes
Boundary Markers
Yes
Random Pathing
No
Smart Pathing
Yes
App Name
Wyze

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.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

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.

Compared To Other Vacuums

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.

iRobot Roomba 981

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.

Roborock S6

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.

Roborock E4

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.

Yeedi K650

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.

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