iRobot Roomba i3

Score
84/100
Satisfactory
9.013 User reviews
★★★★★
★★★★★
(4.2)

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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Pros

  • Strong suction power
  • Utilizes a floor tracking sensor for navigation
  • Affordable price
  • Dual rubberized main brush
  • Follows a systematic cleaning pattern

Cons

  • Map is not customizable
  • A bit loud
  • Frequently gets stuck
  • Small dust bin
  • Auto-empty bin is sold separately
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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
No
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 are on a tight budget and looking for an affordable yet quality Roomba robot vacuum, you might want to include the Roomba i3 on your list because it is one of the mid-price robot vacuums that Roomba offers.
  • If you have heavy shedding pets in your home, you might like the dual rubberized main brush of the Roomba i3, which is resistant to hair tangling and the strong suction power that can easily pick up pet hairs.

Who should NOT buy iRobot Roomba i3

  • If you are looking for a robot vacuum with smart mapping capability that can recognize rooms and avoid particular areas, you might want to check other robot vacuums such as the iRobot Roomba i7 that supports selective room cleaning and virtual boundaries.
  • If you are working at home or have noise sensitivity, the Roomba i3 might disturb you since it can be a bit loud when running.
  • If you are looking for an auto-empty bin that can automatically empty its own dustbin and can hold a month's worth of dirt, you might want to check the iRobot Roomba i3+ that has the same functions as the Roomba i3 but also includes an auto-empty bin.

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 25-05-2021

The Roomba i3 has the same robot as the more expensive Roomba i3+. The "+" sign in the Roomba i3+ signifies an auto-empty bin that the Roomba i3 doesn’t have. The Roomba i3 is a mid-range price robot vacuum that has a strong build quality.

It has a strong suction power with 10x more suction power than the 600 series of the iRobot, which is the same as the Roomba i7. Apart from the strong suction power, it also has a reliable dual rubberized main brush designed to come in constant contact with the floor to provide a deeper cleaning and thoroughly clean uneven floor surfaces.

The Roomba i3 doesn’t have a smart mapping capability that allows you to manipulate the created map in which you can place cleaning zones or no-go zones. However, it utilizes a floor tracking sensor that helps the robot navigate the room. So, it can still clean in a systematic cleaning pattern and clean the entire floor thoroughly. Since it doesn’t have an advanced navigation system, it might get stuck and lost more often than other robot vacuums with a vSLAM or LiDAR navigation systems.

The Roomba i3’s dust bin is relatively small, so you might have to frequently empty the dust bin depending on the amount of dirt in your home. It is not a problem if you have the auto-empty bin of the Roomba i3+ since it can empty the dustbin on its own. But if you are on a tight budget and you can manage to empty the dustbin frequently, the Roomba i3 is suitable for you.

Overall, the Roomba i3’s affordable price results in a downgrade of some features, such as the mapping capability and the size of the dustbin. However, it can still manage to clean thoroughly and efficiently.

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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
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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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