Last update 17th September 2019

Quick recap

Overall rating: 8.2/ 100

Deebot N79 is Ecovacs most famous and popular low price robot vacuum cleaner. This unit is featured by 3-tier cleaning system and 3 specialized cleaning modes for better performance when compared to the precedent Deebot N78.


The model is also wifi connected and has anti collision and drop sensors for protecting from falling off.

On the downside, Deebot N79 does not have virtual wall and automatic resume after recharging like Deebot R95.

Deebot N79S- newer generation

The newer version of Deebot N79 is the N79S version. This model has a wifi connection. You can read detail reviews of Deebot N79S here.

Recommendation – Should you by Ecovac Deebot N79

Currently, Ecovacs has released a newer model called Deebot N79S (the upgraded version of Deebot N79) with more benefits (longer run time, Alexa skill and Google assistant included). If you are looking for a low price robot vacuum with smart features, Deebot N79S will be the better option for you.

Technologies and benefits

  • Wifi connection with App control (Ecovacs app, alexa incompatible)
  • smart nagivation and 3 tier cleaning system
  • 3 cleaning modes
  • anti drop sensors
  • 100 minute run time
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • Accessories:  instruction manual, remote control w/ batteries sponge filter,  high efficiency filter, side brushes, power adapter,  docking station & customer support


  • Dimensions 13 x 13 x 3.1 inches
  • Item Weight 6.7 pounds

FAQs & troubleshooting of Deebot N79

How often do filters need to be changed?

Answer: It depends on if its standard use or you have pets. I have pets and I can go maybe two months, but I clean it out after every use and wash/dry the filter.

Question: I have dark burgundy and black floors. Will it work on such dark floors?

Answer: Yes, the color doesn’t matter. Mine runs seamlessly from my dark brown floor to the light brown and even over my low pile rugs. This particular model is specifically for hard floors and low pile rugs.

Question: Is there a way to “lock” the deebot n79? the manual recommends not turning it off while cat has walked on it and turned it on a few times.

Answer:  Unfortunately, there is no option to “lock” the Deebot N79. This model does not have that features yet.

Question: How does it work from tile to heavy pile carpet?

Answer: This unit is for low pile carpets only.

Question: How well does this vacum handle cleaning the corners?

Answer: I am impressed with Dion (my Debot) overall. If I want him to do the edges, he does. If I want him to do the middle, he does. Sometime he is so engrossed in his duties that I cannot get him to go home.

Question: My N79 is on the charger in the on position the auto button shows blue and the wi if is blinking can someone explain this?

Answer: Hi there, if the Deebot is on the charging dock the auto button will show a flashing blue light that means that it is charging. If the wifi light is blinking while it is on the charging station it only shows that it is searching for a wifi connection.

Question: The auto blue light is on and the WiFi is blinking?

Answer: I’m not sure as I have not used the WiFi on the unit.

Question: I got this as a gift. Does it connect to alexa?

Answer: Hi, The Deebot N79 has the Mobile App feature and can be integrated with Alexa. You just need to connect it to your Wi-Fi.

Question: How do you empty the trash after it runs the cycle?

Answer: Hi, For you to empty the collected trashes of the Deebot N79, you just need to take out the dustbin which is located at the back of the Deebot.

Question: Once hooked up to Wifi, can I control the vacuum away from my house using the app, or do I have to be connected to my wifi to control it?

Answer: just hit the button on it and it does it’s thing and before I know it the house is clean.

Question: This device uses a lithium battery, correct ? Any reports of any of these devices blowing up or catching fire, etc. ?

Answer: I have not researched it’s battery or reports of the device blowing up etc. Mine has not blown up or caught fire.

Question: Does it memorize its location?

Answer: No, but it does return to home base on its own.

Question: does the Deebot N79 clean dark wood floors good

Answer: Yes! Very good at getting dust off dark floors. The 3 rollers also make sure it gets everything off the floor. Good suction power!

Question: I notice it is possible to disable wi-fi from the manual at does this in fact completely disable the wi-fi radio?
Answer: Sorry, I cannot answer that question not sure about that.

Question: what if you don’t have wi-fi?

Answer: The WiFi allows the app for the phone to be used. It worked fine with the supplied remote as that is how I programmed the N79 to run each day at 10:30 am. I will say again.. I’m a bit of neat freak and I am amazed of how much dirt “Sheldon” picks up over a couple of days.

Question: Does this model work with Google Home?

Answer: Hi there, there’s no support for third-party smart home services like Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, or Google Home for N79. You an check the Deebot 8 series or Deebot 9 series.

Question: What is considered low carpet?

Answer: It works well on carpets that are not shaggy or with a high pile. Ones that are in other words flatter work best. There is a spin bar in the front that it can get hung up on. I love mine for the daily clean ups, especially with 2 dogs. Push the button and let her go!

Question: why does it not return to charger

Answer: Hit the reset

Question: My home is small but has an unusual layout, no simple rectangular rooms, rather dividing walls and several different “zones.” Will this work?

Answer: I don’t see why not. It goes through my foyer, long hallway, kitchen, dining and living room.

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