Samsung Navibot S SR8980

Samsung Navibot S SR8980
Samsung Navibot S SR8980

Navibot S SR8980 is a 5th generation Navibot robotic vacuum cleaner. It uses the Visionary Mapping Plus System to navigate in the house and to provide mapping for systematic cleaning. Navibot S SR8980 supports auto resuming after recharging if the area could not be cleaned with one battery charge. This model comes with a docking station that cleans the dust bin of the robot at each docking.

Notes: 

The 5th generation of Navibot robots sport a low profile (8 cm - 3,15 in), wider main brush (20 cm instead of 16 cm of the predecessor) and some other improvements.


    	

Samsung Navibot S SR8980 specifications

General

Brand: 
Samsung
Model name: 
Navibot
Model number: 
S SR8980
Also known as: 
Samsung Navibot S VCR8980
Generation: 
5
Category: 
vacuum cleaner robot
Colors: 
black

Dimensions

Dimensions: 
⌀35 × 8 cm
(⌀13.8 × 3.1 in) (D×H)
Weight: 
3.2 kg
Main brush length: 
20.4 cm

Operation

Floor types: 
hard floor, carpet
Power consumption: 
40 W
Operation modes: 
Automatic, Manual, Spot, Turbo, Intensive
Scheduling: 
Delayed start, daily schedule (handles weekdays separately)
Remote control: 
included (infrared)
Noise level: 
48 dB

Navigation

Navigation method: 
systematic
Mapping technology: 
Visionary Mapping Plus System (ceiling pattern recognition)
Distance sensors: 
yes (12× infrared)
Cliff sensors: 
yes
Collision sensors: 
yes
Gyroscopes: 
yes
Accelerometer: 
yes
Cameras: 
yes (one camera on the top)
Laser mapping: 
no
Area delimiters: 
Virtual Guard (infrared virtual wall)
Doorsill crossing: 
up to 1 cm

Docking

Docking station: 
included
Auto charging: 
yes
Auto resuming: 
yes
Charging time: 
180 minutes
Battery life: 
100 minutes

Cleaning

Filter type: 
HEPA (H11)
Vacuum: 
yes
Brush: 
yes
Wet cleaning: 
no
Mopping: 
yes
Edge handling: 
two side brushes, one on each side
Dust / Dirt collector: 
bagless dust bin
Bin capacity: 

0.3 liter (10.1 fl oz)

Speed: 
32 cm/s

Accessories

Included accessories: 
self emptying docking station, remote control, virtual guard (1×), cleaning tool, user manual
Battery: 
Li-Ion (14.4V)

Samsung Navibot S SR8980 videos

Samsung Navibot S SR8980 owner reviews

 

Comments

Overall this is a great little robot. It has helped us reduce our requirement to vacuum from sometime once a day to once a week. Very Nice Bot!
Cleaning: 
For a device that simply drives across the carpet in a logical path it does a very good job. We now use our Dyson once a week for that deep clean and edges that the Navibot doesn't do.
Cleaning rating: 
3
Navigation: 
Navigation is logical and covers the floor quite well though if seems to be optimised for square rooms and layouts. This doesn't cause any problems in out house until it runs in to something and gets our of alignment with the room. It also has a problem with the island bench in our kitchen and sometimes misses the space on one side of it. I think the use of a 360 degree laser scanner would resolve this issue.
Navigation rating: 
4
Maintenance: 
Maintenance is easy especially seeing that it does most of it itself. When docked it empties the on board bin and in the process attempts to clean the brush. We found that all we have to do is clean the brush and under body with our Dyson once a week and this keeps it operating smoothly.
Maintenance rating: 
4
Value for money: 
These things can always be better value for money but I don't think this is ridiculously priced. My main reason to purchase it was to help my wife who has hurt her back and it has achieved the results we set out to obtain by getting it.
Value rating: 
good value
What would you change: 
Samsung should consider using a less dust attracting plastic for the body. A stronger suction and better edging would be nice. Better room mapping with the use of a IR laser on top of the unit would be a big benefit to the unit. Ability to program from a computer via the Internet would be great seeing how cheap Wifi chips are these days.
Robot's nickname: 
Kristy
Used it for: 
one month

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