Launched during CES 2020, one of the few events this year that has had a physical call, this time we have had the possibility of try the Roborock S6 Pure in our home, the latest robot vacuum cleaner to join the family of the Asian brand.
And it is that since the first arrival of their products went to our country, beyond their first presence through Xiaomi, the company’s objective has been to expand its range of products and provide the largest number of options and price ranges for users.
So, after the good feelings that the Roborock S5 Max and Roborock S6 left us, the expectation to see how the Chinese manufacturer associated with Xiaomi could renew and surprise us to continue maintaining itself as a benchmark in the smart home sector.
Specifications Roborock S6 Pure
Technology: Laser mapping
Dust tank capacity: 480ml
Water tank: 180 ml
Suction power: 2000 Pa
Connectivity: WiFi 2.4GHZ
Software: Roborock or Xiaomi MiHome
Technologies: Smart navigation with mapping, voice control, surface detector (carpets and ledges)
Battery: 5200 mAh (autonomy for up to 2 and a half hours)
Usage time: up to 2.5 hours
Charging: 6 hours up to 100%
Avoiding the last name identifier «Lite», the Roborock S6 Pure is still a slightly reduced version of the Roborock S6, where with almost identical capacities, it highlights a good saving and a reduction of up to 50 euros in its starting price. Along with the robot vacuum cleaner, the same components are included: the charging station, the dust filter, and various spare parts for its dust collection mat and mop.
However, the differences will begin to emerge with the robot’s own design. Beyond maintaining its circular shape, at the top, next to the central air outlet, it is located the new button panel, reduced to just two options: a button to return to the charging station and another button to turn on the device and automatic cleaning.
As for the rest of the design of the Roborock S6 Pure, in general we find an almost identical distribution, with a cover that hides the dirt tank and filter, the circular brush and a LED identifying the status of the Wi-Fi connection, omitting in this occasion the inclusion of a water tank, and therefore the scrubbing and mop capacities.
As for the back or bottom, the presence of a silicone brush that will drag the dirt to the suction area where it will be collected by the spiral center brush, in addition to some loading bars and wheels to move.
In addition to some new positive additions, among which stand out a lighter weight and its superior 0.2 liter water tank; unfortunately we will also find some negative points, with the presence of fewer sensors, a higher volume of noise, and above all, the fact of doubling its charging time (not its autonomy) from three to six hours.
Commissioning and software
Getting this robot vacuum cleaner up and running with the Roborock app is really easy. The first thing to do is connect the robot to the WiFi network and take it to the charging station. From there, it will do a first cleaning and will memorize the plan so that in future cleanings it will go directly to the cleaning area.
The Roborock S6 Pure always sucks the same way: it borders the room to calculate a zone and through a zigzag it passes through the interior zone of that zone. Navigation of this precise and effective robot. The negative part, as in all these vacuum robots, comes when having to go through the corners or through holes where it does not fit, which makes another system essential to clean a house completely.
In addition, it incorporates a scrubbing system. To start this system it is necessary to insert the mop, which is well adjusted thanks to the velcro. Roborock allows regulating the entry of water with two options, through a physical button. This system complies a daily floor scrubbing systemHowever, to clean complex stains you will have to resort to a manual cleaning system. It also has the same problem as the vacuum system, the corners and holes where it does not fit will not be clean.
The application we have used this time is the Roborock application. It is a very simple application, easy to understand and that allows all the handling of the robot: knowing where it has passed, scheduling a cleaning while you are not at home, choosing which room to go through. It also indicates and recommends how often to change the filter, brushes or remove the dust collected by the sensors.
Roborock S6 Pure offers us another robot vacuum cleaner that becomes, once again, an ally of home cleaning. The differences with its previous version are minimal, but thus they are placed on the market with a range that can be purchased a little more economically. It highlights its effective smart mapping, its suction capacity and its ease for daily use. Without a doubt, it is a complete essential in house maintenance.
Currently we can find this device through the official Roborock website, distributed by some local and online businesses such as Amazon, PcComponentes or Fnac, and at a base price of 499.90 euros.
Installation and software8.5