iRobot Roomba i3+

Score
84/100
Satisfactory
12.310 User reviews
★★★★★
★★★★★
(4.3)
Our review
★★★★★
★★★★★
(4.7)

Prices

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For multiple rooms

For multiple rooms

With mop

With mop

Climbing height

Climbing height

0.79 in

Cleaning area

Cleaning area

1829.71 ft2

App control

App control

Mapping

Mapping

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Our review

Nathan Smith
★★★★★
★★★★★

Pros

  • Self-emptying dust bin
  • Strong suction power
  • Dirt Detect technology
  • Utilizes floor tracking sensor for navigation
  • Dual rubberized main brush
  • Supports an app and voice integration

Cons

  • Map is not customizable
  • A bit loud
  • Virtual wall barrier is sold separately
  • Frequently gets stuck
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Specifications

Battery
Max runtime
75 min
Charge time
120 min
Battery type
Li-ion
Battery capacity
1800 mAh
Cleaning
Cleaning area
1829.71 ft2
Sound level
68 dB
Maximum climbing height
0.79 in
Mopping function
No
Other information
Dustbin capacity
0.4 l
Mapping-Sensor
Gyroscope
Automatic dirt disposal
Yes
Carpet Boost
No
Functions
Automatically docks and recharges
Yes
Recharge and resume function
Yes
Scheduling function
Yes
App control
Yes
Voice control
Yes
Alexa voice control
Yes
Google Home voice control
Yes
Stair sensor and object sensor
Yes
Accessories
Remote control
No
Shape
Shape
Round
Number of side brushes
1
App-functions
Interactive mapping
Yes
Real Time Tracking
No
Digital Blocked Area
No
Zoned Cleaning
No
Multi Floor Maps
No
Selected Room Cleaning
No
Dimensions and weight
Height
3.62 in
Width
13.31 in
Depth
13.31 in
Weight
10.36 lbs

Specification comparison

August 8, 2022

Who should buy iRobot Roomba i3+

  • If you have dust allergies or asthma, the Roomba i3+ is a perfect match for you because it has a self-emptying dust bin that limits your contact with dirt and also a HEPA filter that eliminates allergens in the air as it cleans.
  • If you have long hair or a furry pet, the Roomba i3+ might be an excellent choice because it has rubberized main brushes that are resistant to hair tangling.
  • If you have carpets in your home, the Roomba i3+ is suitable for you because its main brush allows it to provide deep cleaning, particularly on carpets.
  • If you are on a tight budget and are looking for a robot vacuum with a self-emptying dust bin, you might want to put the Roomba i3+ on top of your list. It is the most affordable robot vacuum among other Roomba products as it comes with a self-emptying dust bin
  • If you live in a large house, the Roomba i3+ might satisfy you because it has a systematic cleaning pattern that can clean your entire floor without leaving a spot unattended. It also has a recharge and resume feature that allows the robot vacuum to continue its cleaning cycle even if its battery becomes drained halfway.
  • If you live with furry pets, the Roomba i3+ is an excellent choice because not only does it have a hair resistant main brush, but it also has a strong suction power which is the same as the iRobot Roomba i7+ that can easily pick up pet hairs and other fine or large debris.

Who should NOT buy iRobot Roomba i3+

  • If you are expecting a robot vacuum with a customizable floor map, you might want to look at other robot vacuums, such as the iRobot Roomba i7+ which is almost the same as the Roomba i3+ but has a smart mapping capability and is a bit pricier.
  • If you don’t need the self-emptying dust bin and your priority is the mapping capability of a robot vacuum, you might want to check the Roborock S4 Max with a more advanced navigation system than the Roomba i3+ and at a lower price.
  • If you have noise sensitivity, you should let the robot vacuum operate when you are away from home or look for other robot vacuums with a lower noise level, such as the Eufy RoboVac G30.

Verdict

Faith
BY:
Faith
This is our verdict of the iRobot Roomba i3+ based on several hours of research of reviews from both experts and users.
Updated 17-04-2021

Robot vacuum features, such as the self-emptying dust bin are only seen on expensive and fully automated robot vacuums. But, the iRobot released the Roomba i3+, which is the most affordable among its products and can empty its dustbin. However, because of its low price, some features are not included, such as a smart mapping function, which even mid-range robot vacuums have.

Its price is considered affordable if you compare it to other Roomba products with a self-emptying dust bin. But if you compare it to different robot vacuum brands, you will see that you can buy a robot vacuum with an advanced mapping capability and at the same price as the Roomba i3+.

The Roomba i3+ uses a floor tracking sensor to navigate, unlike the Roomba i7+ that uses a camera. The Roomba i3+ can still clean the entire floor thoroughly and make a systematic cleaning pattern like the Roomba i7+ even without a camera. The only drawback of not having a more advanced navigation system is that it doesn’t support features, such as selective room cleaning, virtual boundaries, etc. So, if your priority is a robot vacuum that can empty its own dust bin over a smart mapping capability, the Roomba i3+ is for you.

Since the Roomba i3+ doesn’t have a smart navigation system, you might have to rescue it frequently because it might get stuck more often than other robot vacuums with a SLAM or LiDAR navigation system.

The self-emptying dust bin or the Clean Base, as what the iRobot calls it, can store 60 days worth of dirt but this depends on how often you vacuum and how dirty your home is. It limits your exposure to dirt, unlike other robot vacuums where you need to clean the dust bin almost after every use. However, it produces a loud noise for about 30 seconds when emptying its dust bin which is the same as any robot vacuum with a self-emptying dust bin.

The Roomba i3+ has 10x more power-lifting suction compared to the 600 series of iRobot, which is the same as the Roomba i7+. It has a good pick-up ability and it can easily vacuum pet hairs, fine debris, and large clutter.

It also boasts its Dual Multi-Surface Rubber Brushes that are patented by Roomba. It is resistant to hair tangles which makes it easier to maintain. The structure of the brush also allows the robot vacuum to provide deeper cleaning even on carpets. On top of that, it also has a Dirt Detect technology that can recognize areas with a concentration of dirt and offers more attention to that area.

If you have areas you want to block off, such as pet areas where the water bowls are placed or areas where there are a lot of cables, you can get a virtual barrier accessory that is sold separately.

Overall, the Roomba i3+ is impressive in terms of its vacuuming ability and its hair-resistant main brush. The self-emptying dust bin is also a great help, but it may result in a higher recurring cost because you need to buy disposable dirt bags regularly.

iRobot Roomba i3+ vs. iRobot Roomba i3 caret-up caret-down

Pros

Inclusive of auto-empty bin

Cons

More expensive

The sole difference between the Roomba i3+ and the Roomba i3 is that the Roomba i3+ includes a self-emptying dust bin (Clean Base) which is what the “+” sign means. The robot vacuum itself on both models is the same.

iRobot Roomba i3+ vs. iRobot Roomba i7+ caret-up caret-down

Pros

Less expensive

Cons

No virtual boundaries
No selective room cleaning
Can’t view a map of the areas that the robot cleaned
Lacks Smart Mapping feature
Doesn’t utilize a camera for navigation

The Roomba i3+ is cheaper because it lacks some features, particularly the smart navigation features present in the Roomba i7+. Despite the lack of features, the Roomba i3+ has the same auto-empty bin and can still deliver almost the same vacuuming performance as the Roomba i7+ at a lower price.

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Pros

Inclusive of auto-empty bin

Cons

Virtual wall barrier is sold separately
Doesn’t utilize a camera for navigation
Lacks Smart Mapping
No carpet boost

The Roomba i3+ and the Roomba 980 have the same suction power (10x power compared to the Roomba 600 series), dual rubberized main brush, and Dirt Detect technology. However, the Roomba 980 can navigate better since it has a Smart Mapping technology but lacks the self-emptying dust bin of the Roomba i3+.

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Score
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Rank Rank 41 of 64 Rank 1 of 64 Rank 2 of 64
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Max runtime 75 min 180 min 200 min
Charge time 120 min
Battery type Li-ion Li-ion Li-ion
Battery capacity 1800 mAh 5200 mAh 5000 mAh
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Cleaning area 1829.71 ft2 2152.6 ft2 2152.6 ft2
Sound level 68 dB 67 dB
Suction power 2500 Pa 3000 Pa
Maximum climbing height 0.79 in 0.79 in 0.79 in
Power 68.0 w
Number of cleaning modes
Mopping function
Water tank capacity 0.3 l 0.25 l
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Dustbin capacity 0.4 l 0.47 l 0.3 l
Mapping-Sensor Gyroscope LDS LDS
Type of filter EPA 11 HEPA
Automatic dirt disposal
Carpet Boost
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Automatically docks and recharges
Recharge and resume function
Scheduling function
App control
Voice control
Alexa voice control
Google Home voice control
Stair sensor and object sensor
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Remote control
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Shape Round Round Round
Number of side brushes 1 1 1
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Interactive mapping
Real Time Tracking
Digital Blocked Area
Zoned Cleaning
Multi Floor Maps
Selected Room Cleaning
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Height 3.62 in 3.8 in
Width 13.31 in 13.78 in
Depth 13.31 in 13.78 in
Weight 10.36 lbs 10.36 lbs

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