360 S6 Sweeping Robot Vacuum Robot for $359.99

Xiaomi has dominated the vacuum robot market for quite some time and the two top models of the Chinese tech giant, the Mi Robot and the RoboRock Sweep One, are responsible for this. The manufacturer 360 Mobiles has made a name for itself in China over the last few years with budget smartphones and wants to shake the Xiaomi monopoly. With the 360 S6 Sweeping Robot the chances are not too bad.

360 Sweeping Robot Vacuum Robot Black

Technical Specifications

Suction force 1800 pa (comparison: Mi Robot: 1800 pa, Xiaomi RoboRock: 2000 pa)
Noise level 65 dB (slightly less than the volume at which people talk to each other)
Battery 3200 mAh (Mi Robot: 5200 mAh)
Working time 2 h
Charging time 2-3 h (other models: 5 h)
Dust chamber 0.42 l (comparison Xiaomi RoboRock: 0.48 l)
Dimensions 35 x 35 x 10 cm
Weight 3.5 kg
Features room measurement, mapping, room layout, app control, wipe function, various functions, Suction modes, carpet detection

The 360: A Xiaowa with room measurement?

Visually, the vacuum robot looks as if the new Xiaomi Xiaowa had a dome on top. We know this dome from the two Xiaomi vacuum robots, here the laser distance sensor is located, via which the robot measures the rooms. The 360 S6 Sweeping Robot then creates a map of the rooms that can be displayed in the app. By scanning the rooms, the vacuum robot finds the most efficient way through the apartment and does not hit furniture.

360 Mobile Sweeping Robot Vacuum Robot App Room layout
The 360 measures the rooms and displays them on a virtual map.

The maps created can also be saved and used the next time the vacuum robot is used. This means that the vacuum robot does not have to invest any additional time in measuring the premises again. In addition, there is also the room layout, which allows you to specify on the card where the vacuum robot should not vacuum.

360 Mobile Sweeping Robot Vacuum Robot App Room Layout Zones
The room layout can be used to define prohibited areas in the app that the vacuum robot is not to move.

Unfortunately, there are no data for loading time, the working time is 2 hours and should even allow the cleaning of rooms up to 200 m² after a map has been created in advance. This makes the vacuum robot suitable not only for apartments but also for houses.

360 Sweeping Robot Vacuum Robot Mapping
The vacuum robot automatically returns to the charging station when the battery level drops.

In addition, various suction modes can be selected via the app, the vacuum robot can be controlled via remote control and the working hours can be scheduled. The field of SmartHome devices is not new territory for the manufacturer 360 Mobiles, already in the past the Chinese company manufactured products that could be controlled via app. With the name “360”, however, it is quite possible that something has been copied from Dyson.

High suction power, yet quiet

With a suction power of 1800 pa, the 360 Sweeping Robot brings the same result to the scoreboards as the Mi Robot, making it very absorbent and also suitable for carpets. This is also supported by the carpet recognition, whereby the 360 switches the suction power to 1500 pa and “thorough cleaning”.

360 Mobile Sweeping Robot Vacuum Robot Carpet recognition
With carpet recognition, the vacuum robot adapts its suction power and cleaning mode to carpets.

Despite its high suction power, it has an operating volume of only 65 dB and is therefore as loud as most models (comparison Mi Robot: 68 dB). With the dimensions 35 x 35 x 10 cm it is a bit too high to get under all furniture like some sofa.

360 Mobile Sweeping Robot Vacuum Robot Zigzag Mode
The operating volume of 65 dB is still within limits.

Components and controls

Beside the height there is a small, further deficiency with 0,42 l quite small dust chamber. Although the dust chambers of the Xiaomi vacuum cleaners are only slightly larger, they fill up quite quickly and have to be emptied manually. The dust chamber contains three different filters: a primary filter, a sponge filter and the allergy-friendly HEPA filter.

360 Sweeping Robot Vacuum Robot Obstacles
The 360 vacuum robot overcomes obstacles up to 1.5 cm high.

The underside looks about the same as the Xiaomi vacuum robot, but there are only two brush heads. The large tires and the middle brush can also be found here. In contrast to RoboRock, there are only two control elements at the front of the vacuum robot, which can be used to control the vacuum robot at the push of a button. One button switches the vacuum robot on and off, the other button sends the vacuum robot back to the charging station.

360 Mobile Sweeping Robot Vacuum Robot Underside
The bottom side of the Sweeping Robot.

As if this hadn’t already been a lot of features, the 360 Sweeping Robot also has a wipe function. For this purpose, a 150 ml small water tank and a mop are included. Unfortunately, the vacuum robot cannot vacuum and wipe at the same time. Unfortunately, it is not possible to estimate exactly how good the wiping function is at a distance.

Xiaomi competitor?

The 360 Sweeping Robot is not only optically on the same wavelength as the Xiaomi models, the technical data is also more than worthy of a serious competitor. In terms of price, the 360 is roughly on a par with the RoboRock Sweep One and is therefore one of the more expensive models from China. However, the vacuum robot also offers the currently maximum possible number of features (except Alexa control).

If the 360 Sweeping Robot wouldn’t compete with the Chinese top dog Xiaomi, one could think that Xiaomi would have done something here itself due to the optics and the built-in technology. However, since there are no indications of this so far, one can speak with a clear conscience of a real competition for the tech giant.

What do you think: Does Xiaomi have to prepare?

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