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Our Automation (Robot Vacuum) Tests and Scores

What it is: The vacuum's automation capabilities. Only Robot vacuums have automation features.
When it matters: When you want automatic vacuuming features.
Score components:
  • 30% Remote Controller
  • 10% Automatic Bag Emptying
  • 20% Automatic Recharging
  • 10% Schedule Programming
  • 10% Boundary Markers
  • 10% Smart Pathing
  • 10% App Name
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Remote Controller

What it is: The ability to give commands to your vacuum using a dedicated remote or with an app on your phone. This could include starting and stopping the cleaning and/or being able to directly control the vacuum to a specific place using arrows, for example.
When it matters: When you want to be able to give basic commands to your vacuum without needing to crouch or be close by.

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Automatic Bag Emptying

What it is: Whether the vacuum cleaner has the option of emptying its dirt compartment automatically in a larger reservoir.

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Automatic Recharging

What it is: Whether the robot vacuum has the option to recharge itself at its station when reaching low battery status.
When it matters: When you don't want to think about recharging your vacuum.

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Schedule Programming

What it is: The ability to program your robot vacuum to start automatically cleaning at a programmed time.
When it matters: When you don't want to manually start your robot vacuum cleaning session.

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Boundary Markers

What it is: Boundary Markers are markers that the robot vacuum cannot cross. It allows you to set areas of your house that the robot vacuum cannot go.
When it matters: When you want to restrict the accessibility of some areas of your house to your robot vacuum.

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Random Pathing

What it is: Random pathing means that the robot vacuum will clean and move in random trajectories. It isn't looking to optimize its movement to increase the efficiency of its cleaning time. You can usually identify those vacuums when they reach a wall and bounce back in a completely arbitrary direction.

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Smart Pathing

What it is: Smart pathing uses cleaning patterns to optimize the efficiency of vacuuming time. You can usually identify those vacuums when they clean the room in an organized pattern.

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App Name

What it is: Whether the vacuum cleaner has an app to control various settings.

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