Neato Botvac D7 Connected Robot vacuum cleaner

Cleaning area

Cleaning area

1291.56 ft2

Max runtime

Max runtime

120 min

Charge time

Charge time

180 min

App control

App control

Sound level

Sound level

69 dB

Mapping-Sensor

Mapping-Sensor

LDS

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Our review

Klaus Bachmann
June 22, 2020
45 days when reviewed
★★★★★
★★★★★

Pros

Vacuums extremely well
Can get into tight corners with its design
Great filter
Good navigation
Great at edge cleaning
Can go over rugs, carpets, and high doorway thresholds easily
Compatible with Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple watch, and IFTTT recipes
One of the fastest robot vacuums
Strong suction power and airflow
Large dustbin and longer brush bar compared to round robot vacuums
Virtual no-go lines

Cons

Expensive
Easily gets stuck and easily gives up because it is taller than other robot vacuums
Loud and emits a lot of indicator sounds
Many users experienced a lot of issues, defects, and bugs on the first unit, hence, they requested a second unit that may work better

Who should buy Neato Botvac D7 Connected

  • If you are willing to afford robot vacuums that have high-end features and provide quality performance at a slightly more expensive price, this product will suit you. This robot vacuum is for those who have a lot of edges or corners in their house because it is what this product is proud of which is its D design that is made to reach the corners where most round robot vacuums can’t reach. Because of its smart mapping system (LiDAR) and long battery life, it is suitable for wide spaces since it can navigate intelligently and accurately. This is also for those who have a lot of doorway thresholds and slightly thicker carpets or rugs because this product has a taller wheel clearance than other robot vacuums which helps it to easily go over and not get stuck. This product is also fit for users who look for speed in terms of cleaning because this product is fast in its cleaning ability and gets the work done quicker than most robot vacuums.

Who should NOT buy Neato Botvac D7 Connected

  • You should take note that this product is 3.9 inches in height. Moreover, the raised disc on top that covers the robot vacuum’s laser which is why if you have couches or other furniture that have smaller clearance than the product, expect that this robot vacuum will not go under them and most probably will get stuck frequently unlike low profile robot vacuums. If you prefer to have a robot vacuum that works quietly, this product will most likely disappoint you because it is very chatty and slightly loud when cleaning.

Verdict

Faith
BY:
Faith
This is our verdict of the Neato Botvac D7 Connected based on several hours of research of reviews from both experts and users.
Updated 08-02-2021

The Neato Botvac D7 Connected has a unique shape that enables the product to reach corners that most round robot vacuums can’t reach. Because of this shape, it enables the product to have space for a longer brush bar that provides larger coverage of suctioning and cleaning.

Because of its LiDAR mapping, it provides an accurate map and efficient cleaning without leaving uncleaned spaces. The app also provides no-go zones which help in controlling the spaces you want and do not want the robot vacuum to go.

This product also provides a lot of third-party integration as it is compatible with Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple Watch, and IFTTT recipes(If This Then That recipes), and enables you to automatically connect apps or other services. For instance, you can choose a setting where if you open the television, then the robot vacuum automatically starts which is literally like the name itself, If This Then That.

The slightly large wheels of this product enable it to go over high rugs or carpets and even slightly high doorway thresholds with ease. However, it may not get stuck when encountering these obstacles, but will most probably have difficulties when it comes in contact with furniture that has low clearance, such as couches or beds as it will not be able to go under them. Additionally, if it gets stuck, it gives up easily.

This Botvac D7 offers a lot of impressive features and outstanding performance. However, it can be alarming that several users as can be seen in its Amazon reviews complain about issues with their unit and the app because it has a lot of defects and bugs. To sum up their issues, the D7 works well at first but after a few weeks, it will start coming up with errors, will get stuck often, and show a lot of defects in the app. These customers will end up coming in contact with customer services to get help. As a result, most of them end up receiving another D7 unit that works perfectly well without any flaws and errors or the company will fix their previous unit.

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Description

Neato Botvac D7 ConnectedIf you’re looking for a robot that will easily get rid of pet hair low-pile or medium-height carpets or bare floors, the Neato Botvac D7 Connected might be the one for you.

Its navigation and cleaning functions are based on laser technology which allows the robot to create a map and build an efficient cleaning path. It holds up to 3 different floor level plans which makes it suitable for multi-level houses.

Battery

Max runtime comparison

October 19, 2021

This robot has a Li-ion battery type and has a battery capacity of 4,200 mAh. It can run for a maximum of 120 minutes and it only takes 180 minutes to recharge fully. When the battery is low, it will automatically return to its charging dock and then resume the work it left off when it is fully charged.

Battery capacity comparison

October 19, 2021

Cleaning

Neato Botvac D7 Connected

The Neato Botvac D7 has a suction power of 2,000 Pa and can clean up to 1,292 square feet. Its dustbin can hold up to approximately 23 oz. With its wide cleaning brush, it is also able to cover more cleaning ground and thus shorten the time it spends to clean the room.

The robot can climb up to 0.75 inches and is equipped with a high-quality HEPA filter that works best for people who are prone to asthma and other allergies. It also has three cleaning modes and you can switch between them when you use the app.

Cleaning area comparison

October 19, 2021

Functions

The robot automatically returns to its charging dock when its battery is low and it also resumes the cleaning it was doing previously.

There is an LCD display that allows you to see various information, such as battery level, schedules, or cleaning time. The full bin indicator lets you know when the dustbin needs to be emptied.

You can also set a schedule when you would like the cleaning to be done. If you want a totally hands-free cleaning experience, you can integrate and control the Neato Botvac D7 with Alexa or Google Home.

App

Neato Botvac D7 Connected

The app allows you to map out the areas that you want the robot to clean. You can easily switch between the modes and then also set the schedule for the robot to work at a specific time. The app gives you the ability to set “no-go” lines or virtual boundaries so the robot won’t cross the area. You can also manually start and stop the robot as well as see its cleaning history.

Did you know?

85% of the robot vacuums supports app-control.

Navigation

The robot is built on laser technology, which allows it to create a map of the interior of your home and then build an efficient cleaning path. Because of this technology, Neato Botvac D7 can also work in the dark.

It can easily identify the “no-go” lines or virtual boundaries that you set through the app. The robot also comes with a magnetic tape that you can use to prevent it from crossing certain boundaries. It has a stair or anti-drop sensor so it will be safe on ledges, and you don’t have to worry about it falling down the stairs.

Attachments

This robot doesn’t come with any attachments.

Design

Shape statistics

Round (100%)
Neato Botvac D7 Connected

October 19, 2021

The Neato Botvac D7 Connected comes in the shape of the letter D which helps it to clean more efficiently when it comes to corners. It has a metallic finish that is resistant to dust and scratches.

Other

Sound level comparison

October 19, 2021

The noise level of the robot is 64 decibels.

Dimensions and weight

The height of the robot is 3.94 inches while the width is 13.23 inches. It weighs 7.72 lbs.

Comparison

Product information
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Price $ 520 $ 700 $
Battery
Max runtime 120 min 180 min 180 min
Charge time 180 min 300 min 300 min
Battery type Li-ion Li-ion Li-ion
Battery capacity 4200 mAh 5200 mAh 5200 mAh
Cleaning
Cleaning area 1291.56 ft2 2690.75 ft2 2583.12 ft2
Sound level 69 dB 69 dB 67 dB
Suction power 2000 Pa 2000 Pa 2500 Pa
Maximum climbing height 0.75 in 0.79 in 0.79 in
Power 61.0 w 58.0 w 66.0 w
Mopping function
Water tank capacity 0.18 l 0.3 l
Other informations
Dustbin capacity 0.7 l 0.46 l 0.46 l
Mapping-Sensor LDS LDS LDS+Camera
Type of filter HEPA EPA 11 EPA 11
Automatic dirt disposal
Carpet Boost
Functions
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
Attachments
Remote control
Shape
Shape D-Shape Round Round
Number of side brushes 1 1 1
App-functions
Interactive mapping
Real Time Tracking
Digital Blocked Area
Zoned Cleaning
Multi Floor Maps
Selected Room Cleaning
Dimensions and weight
Height 3.94 in 3.78 in 3.78 in
Width 13.23 in 13.78 in 13.78 in
Depth 13.23 in 13.78 in 13.78 in
Weight 7.72 lbs 7.05 lbs 8.16 lbs

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Test reviews

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Edition: 5/2019
Published: 08/2019
Ranking: 1 of 5
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Specifications

Battery
Max runtime
120 min
Charge time
180 min
Battery type
Li-ion
Battery capacity
4200 mAh
Cleaning
Cleaning area
1291.56 ft2
Sound level
69 dB
Suction power
2000 Pa
Maximum climbing height
0.75 in
Power
61.0 w
Number of cleaning modes
3
Mopping function
No
Other informations
Dustbin capacity
0.7 l
Mapping-Sensor
LDS
Type of filter
HEPA
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
Attachments
Remote control
No
Shape
Shape
D-Shape
Number of side brushes
1
App-functions
Interactive mapping
Yes
Real Time Tracking
No
Digital Blocked Area
Yes
Zoned Cleaning
Yes
Multi Floor Maps
Yes
Selected Room Cleaning
Yes
Dimensions and weight
Height
3.94 in
Width
13.23 in
Depth
13.23 in
Weight
7.72 lbs
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