There are so many interesting smart devices out there and robot vacuum is one of the most useful to have especially if your house is mostly made of hard floor or low pile carpet. Besides navigating automatically, there are also systems that can map the flooring such as Shark IQ Robot RV1001 Vs Roomba, making the application even more reliable. For those who are considering these smart vacuums, let’s see which option sounds best for your house because the two are not exactly the same as well.
In this comparison, we are going to talk about:
- Why Using Robot Vacuums at Home
- What are the Shark IQ Robot RV1001 and Roomba
- How are the Design of Shark IQ Robot RV1001 and Roomba
- How are the Cleaning Performance of Shark IQ Robot RV1001 and Roomba
- How are the Navigating System in Shark IQ Robot RV1001 and Roomba
- How are the Battery Life of Shark IQ Robot RV1001 and Roomba
- Shark IQ Robot RV1001 Vs Roomba
Robot Vacuum Advantages
Not all of us are familiar yet with robot vacuums which is surprising knowing the device has been around for over a decade now on the customer-based market. The image that robot vacuums can’t work as good as manual vacuums did hurt the reputation but they are not designed to and indeed can’t work as effective as your upright or canister vacuums yet, the main focus here is they are automatic, self-navigated, and the best point is we don’t have to vacuum as often.
If you can afford one, robot vacuum can be a great new appliance in the house depending on the type of terrain they have or what the robot is designed for. Our favorite part from the unit is you can schedule them, yes because we are not always at home and for many people home is probably where they sleep and take a bath before spending most of their day at work. With a robot vacuum we don’t have to worry about whether the floor has been vacuumed or not.
For users living with other family members, partner, or having a family, the more people in the house means the more often we have perform cleaning as well due to the traffic but, with a robot vacuums set to work everyday, we probably only need to do deep vacuuming once in a while instead of once in every few days. Just preset the vacuums to clean once or twice a day based on the frequency of people getting in and out of the house.
Not only vacuuming, in some systems such as the Coredy R750 Vs R500, there is also a feature to wipe the flooring automatically. Yes, this is similar to mop but we are reluctant to call it so because what they do is wipe it with wet cloth only and there is no scrubbing effort. However, for users with less traffic in the house or when there are no small children and pets, the amount of mess should be lower and wiping them can help the floor look cleaner or free from very small dust that the dry vacuum can’t take care of.
For those who are looking at the more convenient system, manufacturers are also creating better systems to offer more and this is about robot vacuums that can clean its own empty bin. One of the cons of robot vacuums is their very small dust collector so if you have the self-emptying system at least we don’t have to remove the dust manually as often, depending on how frequent and how much dust the vacuum collects everyday.
|Shark IQ Robot RV1001||Roomba|
|Product Dimensions||12.8 x 12.6 x 3.5 inches||13.34 x 13.26 x 3.63 inches
|Shipping Weight||5.7 pounds||7.44 pounds
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About Shark IQ Robot RV1001 and Roomba
The choice is all yours but we suggest to shop based on what you will need from the unit because not all of us will be having the same type of home layout or features desired. Another to consider is no matter how expensive the robot vacuum is, chances are they will not be as effective on thick carpet thus, it is best for users who are dominantly have hard and low-pile carpet, just to make sure we can take the most benefit from the device.
There used to be only one or two companies designing and marketing robot vacuums out there but today we have plenty of them. Chances you are already familiar with these brands as well such as Shark and iRobot, the one who made Roomba. These companies are well-known for their high-quality products but in comparison Shark is probably more famous as the great alternative for high-end brands, since they have a wide varying home products in the collection, including kitchen appliances.
If you are ready to invest some and get one of the most capable robot vacuums in the market, the Shark IQ Robot RV1001 and Roomba, especially the i7 are two interesting options to consider. Roomba is like the synonym for robot vacuums but they are also among the most expensive to purchase, especially if you are aiming to get their richly-featured options like the i7+ or i9. On the other hand Shark can offer similar vacuums at about half the price, so it is understandable why many people compare the two.
What we like the most from these robot vacuums is they are working really well when it comes to cleaning, with neat features to navigate across your flooring. They are still very effective on low-pile carpet as well and best on hard floors but, with the huge price gap and some differences, we will recommend getting Shark if you want to optimize the budget. Additionally, there are also similar vacuums to Shark IQ Robot RV1001 and Roomba i7 which comes with a self-emptying base if you like one.
Shark IQ Robot RV1001 and Roomba Design
As you can see from the sample picture above, the two are looking like any vacuum cleaners out there with a rounded design. The housing is also full-plastic but none of them are thin so we do suggest checking whether you have furniture that are lower than 3.3 and 3.7 inches respectively since the two are pretty tall. Note that if you pick the RV1001 or the i7, the two won’t come with the self-emptying base and if you plan to enjoy the feature we have to buy RV1001AE or the i7+ variant.
You can add the self-emptying base later if necessary with Roomba however, because they are sold separately but we are not very sure with the RV1001. When you flip the vacuums, here we can see the same mechanism but Shark has two spinning brushes instead of one like a Roomba. Besides this, they look very similar but the Roomba i7 does have two rotating brushes on the vacuum’s opening. At the top, the two only house a few buttons such as cleaning and home button to command without the smartphone.
Shark IQ Robot RV1001 and Roomba Performance
Now for the most important part, let’s see how Shark IQ Robot RV1001 and Roomba, especially with the i7 robot vacuum, work on your flooring. In comparison we do think they are really good or reliable for the daily cleaning purpose. When scattering around debris or dust, we see they can take most of the amount with ease but they seem to struggle a bit on the corner probably because the rotating brush is pretty short; overall the hard floor cleaning is equally good.
Moving to the carpet section of the house, they are also working well for a robot vacuum but less than what they can do on the hard flooring. We can see most of the dust or debris from the surface are removed from the carpet but it is only slightly more than half of the amount while about 40% remained on the carpet. In comparison the Roomba i7 seems to work just a little better on low-pile carpet. As for carpet, Roomba is better, even better than the hard flooring as it works amazing with pet hair.
Next we want to talk about the ease of use and navigating system in Shark IQ Robot RV1001 and Roomba. As it has been mentioned above, they can be navigated from the unit itself but most of the functionalities are accessible from their respective app. Our favorite part of these vacuums is they are smart enough to map the house hence you can do a room cleaning more specifically only one or two rooms in the house instead letting the appliance run around all areas when you need to vacuum.
Shark IQ Robot RV1001 and Roomba Battery Life
Last but not least we are going to see their battery life and we are impressed to see how long they can perform the cleaning even when doing a max setting on the RV1001 as it can last for slightly longer than an hour. We are also seeing similar performance for the Roomba i7 but this vacuum is self-adjusting so it probably automatically balances the performance and battery life yet, when RV1001 is used in regular mode, Shark can work for more than two hours straight.
Shark IQ Robot RV1001 vs Roomba
Both Shark IQ Robot RV1001 and Roomba are interesting vacuum cleaners to go for if you are in the market for both reliable and easy to use robot vacuums. Both have almost the same performance but in comparison the Roomba is better on carpet as well as in capturing pet hair than Shark. On the battery life however, Shark can last twice longer than Roomba and have two cleaning modes instead of self-adjusted by the vacuum’s system.
You can pick any of the two since there is no bad option between them but unless you have a pet at home that sheds a lot like dogs or cats, we will recommend getting the Shark IQ Robot RV1001 because it is much more affordable and performs similarly well on both hard and carpet surfaces.