Ecovacs Deepoo D76 review

Ecovacs Deepoo (or Deebot) D76 is a member of a very exclusive group of robotic vacuum cleaners: there are only three robots on the market at the moment that come with a dust bin cleaning docking station, and the D76 is one of them. Recently I had the chance to use it for about six week in my house to see how it compares to other, better known products.

Conclusion

Competitors

Strictly speaking, the Ecovacs Deepoo (Deebot) D76 only has two competitors at the moment: one of them is the role model, the Kärcher RC3000, the other is the Samsung Navibot S SR8980. Only these three robots come with a docking station that cleans the inner dust bin of the device to extend the period between subsequent maintenances. Of course iRobot's Roomba is a competitor of all robots, so I have also listed it here.

Ecovacs Deepoo D76 vs. Karcher RC3000 vs. Samsung Navibot S SR8980 vs. iRobot Roomba 780

Ecovacs Deepoo D76Ecovacs
Deepoo D76
Kärcher RC3000Kärcher
RC3000
Samsung Navibot S SR8980Samsung
Navibot S SR8980
iRobot Roomba 780iRobot
Roomba 780
Navigation random random systematic random
Mapping no no yes no
Noise low low low moderate
Filter normal (AntiGerm) normal HEPA HEPA
Maintenance rarely rarely rarely often
Scheduling yes no yes yes
Docking station yes yes yes yes
Self-emptying function yes yes yes no
Auto brush cleaning no no yes no
Auto resuming no no yes no
Area delimiter virtual wall / magnetic strip no virtual wall Virtual Wall / Lighthouses
Ligthouses no no no yes
Control panel button button touch sensitive touch sensitive
Display limited options no display limited options limited options
Remote control included not available included included
Side brush yes (2×) no yes (2×) yes
Shape round round round round
Battery Ni-MH Ni-MH Li-ion Ni-MH
Size ⌀33.5 × 10 cm
(⌀13.2 × 3.9 in) (D×H)
⌀28.5 × 10.5 cm
(⌀11.2 × 4.1 in) (D×H)
⌀35 × 8 cm
(⌀13.8 × 3.1 in) (D×H)
⌀35 × 9.4 cm
(⌀13.8 × 3.7 in) (D×H)
Weight 3.4 kg (7.5 lbs) 2 kg (4.4 lbs) 3.2 kg (7 lbs) 3.8 kg (8.3 lbs)

Verdict

Be honest! When you hear about Chinese goods you more often than not think about cheap, low quality products that are either made of bad materials, technically outdated or fall apart after a few weeks (if they ever start), right? Although we tend to be prejudice against Chinese made products, these are based on bad experiences we had in the past. But if we take a look at the labels of almost any top quality high tech device, we can see that most of them are manufactured in China. The Chinese industry is just as capable of creating outstanding products as any other country in the western world, and the Ecovacs Deepoo D76 is a perfect example of this statement.

Ecovacs Deepoo D76

The Deepoo D76 is certainly one of the best robots on the market today. Although it has no mapping and localization for systematic cleaning, the low maintenance requirements, the reliable operation and the versatile accessories bundle makes it a recommended robot for those who are looking for a modern replacement of their beaten regular vacuum.

The Ecovacs Deepoo D76 is already available in China and several EU countries, but US buyers will have to wait till 2013 to get Ecovacs vacuum cleaner robots on the local market

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after reading this 70% positive and the 8845 70% negative (sort of :p) review, I wonder how it compares to the more expensive/superior samsung model SR8980 which is listed as a competitor.

since theres no p/review for SR8980 yet (and I do hope there will be one :), may I ask if I am to buy one of these two - D76 or SR8980, and my house contains lots of small chairs/lazybeans & my hair's longer than waist, which one shall i buy?

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I wish I could tell how it compares to the new Samsung robot. Unfortunately I was unable to get hold of an SR8980 yet (but I'm not giving it up). In theory the Samsung is better cleaning the main brush (even less maintenance chores), and can cover larger, more complex areas. On the other hand this robot has a detachable hand held vacuum cleaner as an accessory.

think i'd wait a bit longer perhaps :)

Hi great review!! I would like to buy the D76...but my house is almost 125m^2 with 6 rooms + bathroom...do you think it will be able to clean my house with 2 runs in a day? Should I go for a roomba 581 with 3 lighthouses for almost the same price? I must admit I like d76 more than roomba...but I need something usefulll...how would you schedule d76 for cleaning a big house like mine? thank you

Coul d76 be able to clean a 125 m^2 house with 6 rooms and a bathroom, with 2 runs? Should go for Roomba 581 and 3 lighthouses? Better a mapping vaccum robot with inferior vaccum standards and worst cleaning capability, but with resuming?

I like d76 very much but I'm scared thinking about its short cleaning time....thank you again

Tibor's picture

In theory the D76 should be able to do it, but for that size of a house I would go for the Roomba with two light houses (to do the room to room navigation). With the Roomba you will have more maintenance to do, but you will end up with a cleaner house in all 125 sq m.

thank you for your kindness! One more question: do you think/know D76 has something similar to roomba AI, I mean they are random path robots but Irobots can map real time, not like samsung ones, the environment calculating rooms dimensions from collisions...does D76 have something like that? Is it possible, speaking about all random path robots, that they will eventually miss a room simply because of bad luck in finding an open spot (door entrance)?

Again thank you

Tibor's picture

First of all, iRobots calculate very little from collisions. I wouldn't call that mapping. They make a wild guess from the frequency of the collisions to the size of the room. I didn't notice that with the D76, but I wouldn't say it has nothing like that.
In theory, yes, randomly moving robots can miss a room in very large houses, but in case of iRobot it is very unlikely. If it happens on Tuesday, it will probably not happen on Wednesday, so the room will miss cleaning for only 1 day. Probably not a big deal in most houses.
On the other hand, Samsung robots have real mapping (SLAM) functionality, although the older models were not as refined as they should have been.

I've seen somewhere that Samsung's 8980 has a HEPA filter. How does the D76's anti-germ filter compare to HEPA?

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The D76 comes with a normal filter. It is not HEPA grade. AntiGerm does not filter out tiny particles.

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