last update: 15th July 2018
iRobot Roomba 980 Robot Vacuum introduction
iRobot Roomba 980 Robot Vacuum is the most advanced robotic vacuum cleaner which is boosted with a better lithium ion battery for longer run time (up to 120 minutes) , additional sensors and power to clean carpet and rug better.
However it is very pricey which costs nearly a thousand bucks. Let’s check for the technologies and benefits using in this Roomba 980 unit.
Technologies used in Roomba 980 and their benefits
- Control the roomba 980 with irobot App on smartphone
- Better navigation (2nd version navigation sensors with visual localization)
- Long run time (120 minutes)
- Automatically recharge, resume cleaning
- 10X air power compared to Roomba 600s series
- power boosting ability when working on carpet
- Friendly to people with allergen because it can capture 99% of dust at size down to 10 microns
- Friendly to home with pets thanks to Tangle-free Dual Multi-Surface Brushes Handle Pet Hair
- Cliff detect ability to prevent falling when working on floors
- Edge sweepers included for cleaning corners
- 2 Dual Mode Virtual Wall Barrier (Batteries Included), High Efficiency Filter, 2 Extra Side Brushes, Dock Station and Manuals
- Dimensions: 21 x 17 x 5.5 inches
- Weight: 13.3 pounds
- ASIN: B0175EJUW2
FAQs & troubleshooting of iRobot Roomba 980 Robot Vacuum
Can the app be installed and controlled on 2 seperate phones at the same time.
Answer: I only have it installed on my phone but I don’t see why not.
Question: Some of my rooms have audiovisual and power cords on the carpet and potentially exposed. How does Roomba work around cords?
Answer: For the most part, yes. Sometimes it will “grab” and move the chord a bit, but I have never had the Roomba eat a chord or get a chord tangled.
Question: How is it going from wood floors to shag area rug
Answer: I have wood floors regular carpet. It transistions well and does its job.
Question: Does it have a bell or something if you cant find it
Answer: No, but can locate it with phone controls.
Question: Does it clean in the corners
Answer: The rotating tri brush helps with corners however for a thorough clean periodically go through and sweep our corners for room a to pickup
Question: Is ezee electronics an authorized roomba dealer?
Answer: I suggest you call either iRobot or ezee to answer. I have no idea.
Question: Is this model wifi enabled?
Question: My chair legs and baseboards have been damaged by the Roomba 500 series. Does the 980 avoid this bump damage?
Answer: Honestly, I haven’t noticed any damage on any of my furniture or walls. I’ve watched it many times, and when it brushes against something it adjusts it course. If possible, I do move chairs and light objects so it has less to move around. I kind of thought that it helped with the battery life if it had a clearer path.
Question: Mine quit working and it is saying go to the App ????? can’t find it & look for problem 18
Answer: There is an app on itunes
I have 2 small shag rugs in my bedroom. I also have a large area rug in my den. Will it vacuum these rugs?
Answer: Hi there, yes it will, this vacuum cleaner is inteligente by itself. Turns, goes backwards, it’s just amazing! Enjoy it!
Question: What maintemce needs to be perform and how often on the Roomba 980?
Answer: We run Roomba (Hazel) 980 twice a week and had never had a maintenance issue. However, we clean out the bin after she goes back to the recharging station every time.
Question: Does this unit work with wifi?
Answer: i don’t know.
Question: Does it activate the home alarm motions sensor if you schedule it to run when you are not home?
Answer: It will depend on the system you have. If you have it set at a height so that a pet doesn’t set off the motion detectors, then, no the Roomba won’t set it off
Question: which is better a rumba or a dyson?
Answer: nave used the dyson. My rumba works great however you must run it on a regular basis. if floors are very dirty it can’t make through a cleaning cycle without needing the bin dumped. We have found running it two or three times a week and dump the bin after each cycle works best. and make sure floors are free of clothin… see more
Question: What sort of guaranty comes with this product?
Answer: You can easily find that by scrolling just a little farther to where it says, “For warranty information, click here.”
Question: How well doesi Robot Roomba 980 work on thick carpets?
Answer: I don’t know about thick carpet. I have hardwood floors with area rugs. It does do good on the rugs.
Question: SIlly question, but what happens when it gets stuck under furniture? I’m slightly handicapped, if it gets stuck, how to retrieve it?
Answer: If you have it linked to your smart device, it will send you a message that tells you that it’s stuck. You still have to retrieve it. I will say that this rarely happens
Question: I have had the 980 for 2 days and it is missing 2 bedrooms and also seems to cover the same areas multiple times. I have the setting to only once?
Answer: i cannot answer this question.
have you tried calling ‘roomba tech support’?
Question: I have 2 big dogs that shed a lot! does this unit go back to the charging station when the dust bag gets full?
Answer: Yes, ours goes back when the bin gets full.
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