Review

Proscenic M6 Pro Robot Vacuum Cleaner for 249€ from EU Warehouse

Proscenic is a household manufacturer that we like to see. Whether it is a battery-powered mop vacuum, an air purifier or a vacuum robot with extraction station: The brand’s products are inexpensive and almost always good as well. With the new Proscenic M6 Pro, the Taiwanese try to implement exactly this credo. Here you can find out if it worked.

Proscenic M6 Pro Robot Vacuum Cleaner

Technical data: Comparison to the M7 Pro

What we like about Proscenic, besides good value for money, is that the brand is always making progress with new models. However, after the M7 Pro, the cheapest vacuum robot with extraction station on the market, this is now not going to be easy. Let’s start with the tabular comparison.

Proscenic M6 Pro

Proscenic M6 Pro robot vacuum cleaner product image

Proscenic M7 Pro

Proscenic M7 Pro vacuum robot with suction station

Suction power2600 pa2700 pa
NavigationLaser Space SurveyLaser Space Survey
AppProscenicHome (AndroidiOS)ProscenicHome (AndroidiOS)
Operating Volume50-67 dB (lowest suction level set to 50, highest set to 67 dB)70, 76, 88 dB (loud)
Battery3200 mAh5200 mAh
Dust chamber/water tank0.55 l0.6 l/ 0.11 l
Charging time4-5 h4-5 h
Working time2,5 h3 h
Weight3,4 kg4,35 kg
Dimensions35.0 x 35.0 x 9.4 cm33.0 x 33.0 x 9.65 cm
Inclination20°, up to 2 cm20°, up to 2 cm
CE markingyesyes
Features
  • App control
  • Laser space measurement
  • Mapping with map storage of multiple floors (five)
  • No-go zones and zoned cleanup
  • Wipe function
  • selective room division
  • Voice control via Alexa & Google Home (ProscenicRobot)
  • App control
  • Laser room measurement
  • Mapping with map storage of multiple floors (five)
  • No-go zones and zoned cleanup
  • Wipe function
  • selective room division
  • Voice control via Alexa & Google Home (ProscenicRobot)
  • Extraction station

It’s not uncommon for Asian tech companies to not follow the correct numerical sequence when it comes to product designations. The M6 Pro is newer than the M7 Pro, but is it better?

Scope of delivery

After opening the travel-safe filled box, a slight plastic smell was noticeable, but this dissipated after a day or two. In addition to the robot itself, the scope of delivery includes

  • Charging station with charging cable
  • 0.55 l water tank, 0.55 l hybrid tank (vacuuming and mopping)
  • two brush heads (one for underside)
  • small cleaning tool under the flap
  • mop attachment with attached microfiber cloth
  • additional microfiber cloth
  • additional HEPA filter (one already inserted in dust chamber)
  • remote control with two AAA batteries
  • instruction manual in English, German and other languages
Proscenic M6 Pro Robot Vacuum Cleaner Scope of Delivery
The lavish scope of delivery

We really can’t complain about the scope of the package. But haven’t we seen it all before somewhere similar?

Design and workmanship

Visually, when I unpacked the Proscenic M6 Pro, I had to think directly of the Viomi V2 or also V3, they all really resemble each other immensely. Controls, surface, construction … right?

Proscenic M6 Pro robot vacuum cleaner comparison Viomi V2 V3
Left Viomi V2, in the middle Viomi V3, right Proscenic M6 Pro.

Therefore, I come here to the same design assessment as back then with the V3: Chic and modern yes, but somehow the design does not really kick. Of course, this is a matter of taste. There are no manufacturing flaws; the plastic used is not cheap, but not as high-quality as the competition from Xiaomi or Roborock. The low price has to come about somehow.

Proscenic M6 Pro Robot Vacuum Cleaner Design
Visually okay, but more is possible.

With dimensions of 35.0 x 35.0 x 9.4 cm, the vacuum robot is of average height for a model with an LDS tower, but of course it cannot get under as many pieces of furniture as, for example, an 8 cm flat Dreame F9. There is a CE mark on the bottom of the robot, which clarifies any insurance issues and simplifies international sales.

Proscenic M6 Pro vacuum robot mass under furniture
It can just about get under my dresser, but with some pieces of furniture it is recommended to measure.

Like the Viomi vacuums, the M6 Pro has its charging contacts in the back instead of the front. Accordingly, it also approaches the charging station to charge the battery backwards; it parks in reverse, so to speak (and does it better than I do with the car).

Proscenic M6 Pro robot vacuum cleaner at charging station
“Huh, why isn’t my battery charging?”
Proscenic M6 Pro Robot Vacuum Cleaner at charging station Battery life
“Aaah, now”.

The M6 Pro offers a working time of 2.5 hours on the lowest suction level, which is a very good value even for modern vacuum robots. Of course, this value varies a lot with the change of the suction levels, but you do not have to worry that the working time would not be sufficient for areas of up to 200 m². After the work is done, the round household helper autonomously returns to its charging station. There, it then recharges the battery in 4-5 h.

Proscenic M6 Pro Robot Vacuum Cleaner rear charging contacts
The charging contacts can be found at the back.

Operation, sensors and navigation

Besides fall sensors and obstacle detection sensors, the most important sensor in an LDS model like the M6 Pro is the LDS (laser distance sensor). This rotates 360° at breathtaking speed and thus scans the premises. Obstacles are then displayed as lines, or outlines, on a virtual map in the ProscenicHome  (AndroidiOS).

Proscenic M6 Pro Robot Vacuum Cleaner LDS
The laser turret on the top enables precise measurement of the premises.

In addition to the LDS, this live mapping is made possible by a SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping) algorithm. This allows the robot to be sent to certain premises (selective room division), you can make areas inaccessible to it (no-go zones) and use it on multiple floors (up to five maps can be stored in the app).

Proscenic M6 Pro Robot Vacuum Cleaner Navigation Mode of Operation
The Proscenic M6 Pro travels the rooms in straight paths, leaving no area out.

The brush head on the underside rotates and pushes dirt and grime towards the V-shaped main brush before dust and co. find their way towards the 0.5 l dust chamber. The size of the chamber is completely sufficient for one pass and with a normal degree of soiling of the four walls.

Proscenic M6 Pro Robot Vacuum Cleaner Dust Chamber
The 0.5 l dust chamber does not need to be emptied during, but after a cleaning.

Overcoming obstacles up to 2 cm is not a problem, but above that it would have to be rounded obstacles for the M7 Pro to be successful. Anyone who has installed door thresholds or cable covers should therefore measure in advance. Or build ramps.

Performance on hard floors and carpet

When it comes to suction power, the individual manufacturers have been beating each other up since the first model hit the market. If you were still taken by the 850 pa of an ILIFE X5 more than three years ago, you are no longer impressed under 3000 pa today. But I can tell you in good conscience: The 2600 pa suction power of the M6 Pro is more than enough for any hard floor. The four suction levels are listed with their respective noise levels:

  • 1000 pa, 50 dB
  • 1500 pa, 57 dB
  • 2100 pa, 63 dB
  • 2600 pa, 67 dB

The measured volume naturally varies depending on where you place the sound level meter. To be able to put the values in relation and estimate them: We humans converse at an average volume of 60 dB, so anything above 65 dB can be perceived as annoying or simply too loud. I am probably hardened due to my job and not the right person for this, but I find the Proscenic M7 Pro rather quiet.

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What you can’t see in the video is that the M6 Pro can sometimes handle an obstacle a bit rougher, although it usually detects it early. However, it is fast and effective on hard floors, but unfortunately a bit less so on carpets.

Proscenic M6 Pro vacuum robot tires underside
With its large tires, it gets on all my carpets, but …

Positive: It makes it over all carpet edges up to 2 cm and thus gets on the carpet at all.

Negative: It’s only really effective on carpets on the highest suction setting, so it could pull neat lint and dirt out of them.

Proscenic M6 Pro Robot Vacuum Cleaner Performance on Carpet
You can reasonably expect even more on carpet.

The carpets in my home are not yet considered high-floor, but definitely thick-fluffy carpets, for which the carpet boost function, i.e. automatically switching up the suction power, would have been useful. So, as a carpet owner, you should always choose the highest suction level for the M6 Pro in everyday use.

Control via remote control

I know you are waiting for the app description. That’s understandable, since the app is the core of a robot vacuum with laser room measurement. But since we read in the comments here that some don’t want to use apps for privacy or other reasons, owners of the M6 Pro can also use the included remote.

Proscenic M6 Pro Robot Vacuum Cleaner Remote Control
The included remote control

Visually, this is loosely from the 90s and was originally sold as a TV remote, but it does offer a few functions:

  • Start, stop, send robot back to charging station.
  • Edge mode: the robot specifically scans walls and corners
  • Scheduling of working hours (but is much easier in the app)
  • Control via arrow keys
  • Setting the time on the remote control

Unusually for Chinese deliveries, the two AAA batteries required for operation are even included. Good thinking, Proscenic! I would like it if you could always order remote controls for a small amount of money and thus have the choice whether to use them or not.

The Proscenic Home App

The ProscenicHome (AndroidiOS) app continues to be in mediocre but understandable German, even years after my first Proscenic robot. So you can control the M6 Pro on the go and at home, as long as it’s turned on and connected to the home WLAN.

Proscenic M7 Pro Robot Vacuum Cleaner Home App Registration
The registration can be done via disposable email address.

Unfortunately, you have to grant the app one or two permissions as usual, but you can revoke them in the smartphone settings after the first integration. The Wi-Fi integration is simple and fast.

Proscenic M6 Pro Robot Vacuum Cleaner App Integration
Man, Proscenic already has a few models on the market.

As always, we would like to point out that the robot can only be connected to 2.4 GHz networks, but not to 5 GHz networks. If you have any difficulties with the connection write us in the comments.

Proscenic M6 Pro Robot Vacuum Cleaner WLAN integration
The app/WLAN integration went quickly for me.

Before the M6 Pro is allowed to work, we should get to know one or two settings and functions.

Functions and settings within the app

The app range of the M6 Pro is really impressive. You probably already know most of them from other vacuum robots, but some are at least unusual. Have a look for yourself:

  • Virtual remote control (arrow keys only)
  • Select suction mode: Quiet, Standard, Strong
  • Vacuuming or wiping or vacuuming and wiping selectable
  • Side cleaning specifically selectable (then drives specifically once walls and outer areas)
  • Spot cleaning: Clean at specific spot
  • Virtual wall/ Forbidden zones: Specify areas you don’t want the robot to clean.
  • Schedule working hours
  • DND mode (Do Not Disturb): time in which the robot should not work
  • Save map, reset map and display map list
  • Mute speech (“voice”) of the robot
  • Display consumables status
  • Zero calibration and reset to factory settings
  • send back to charging station
  • Download and install firmware updates (can be done automatically)

So the remote control is also available in virtual. One of the interesting features is the zero calibration, which allows you to “reset” the robot if it has orientation problems. What I am still most enthusiastic about after having tested dozens of models – and separates the wheat from the chaff – is the mapping.

Live mapping: Control from anywhere

One turn from the charging station, bam! The Proscenic M6 Pro has already scanned the area around it (seen on the left in screenshots). It briefly looks into the hallway and then has already recognized all walls and entered them into the virtual map. The laser distance sensor is of high quality and works extremely precisely.

Proscenic M6 Pro Robot Vacuum Cleaner App Start Mapping
The beginning of the mapping

This way, the user can see from anywhere (even on the go) where the robot is located in the four walls and has the opportunity to track whether the M6 Pro also travels through all areas and rooms through the mapping. It does, if it can reach them with its dimensions.

What I personally always like and find praiseworthy: Already during the very first cleaning, you can draw no-go zones on the map; ergo areas that the robot should avoid – which it does. This saves you the trouble of clearing away cables and toys that the robot does not recognize via laser. Tip: Zoom in for more accuracy when drawing in.

Provided the robot makes its maiden voyage under supervision, which is recommended. The no-go zones are the yellow boxes on the following screenshots:

Proscenic M6 Pro Robot Vacuum Cleaner App Mapping
The Proscenic M6 Pro doesn’t skip any area or room – unless you want it to.

Once the maiden voyage is complete and the robot has autonomously returned to its charging station (from which it should always start), a pop-up message asks us if we want to save the map. We would like to. This will allow us to take advantage of more handy app features and improve cleaning in the long run.

The M6 Pro updates the map on every turn, so it doesn’t get irritated by objects suddenly in the way.

Proscenic M6 Pro Robot Vacuum Cleaner App map saving Cleaning completed
Save the map? You bet!

I like two things about the mapping compared to other models here: it covers larger areas in one piece than most other robots. It’s also quite fast when doing so; the work rate is lower on some flagship models. It also didn’t cut its teeth on several carpet edges.

Still, the Proscenic M6 Pro cuts a good figure in the four walls.

Selective room division

These two somewhat unwieldy terms from the headline mean nothing other than that the M6 Pro can independently recognize room boundaries and color them on the virtual map. This then looks like this as a saved map:

Proscenic M6 Pro Robot Vacuum Cleaner App selective room division
The rooms can be named for the user’s orientation.

If you are not satisfied with the automatic division of the robot vacuum cleaner, you can connect or separate the individual rooms. Except for one room separation, however, I was very satisfied with the result at my home.

The selective room division allows you to have only individual rooms cleaned, for example, if you messed around at breakfast or everything fell on the floor while chopping vegetables in the kitchen.

If you use Amazon’s Alexa or Google Home at home, you can start and stop the robot by voice (not tested). The activation word is “ProscenicRobot.”

Proscenic M7 Pro vacuum robot voice control Alexa Google Home
Voice control is possible.

The wiping function: nice to have

Yes, such a hybrid water tank is an exciting affair in itself. However, only if you really want to use the wiping function. And the M6 Pro’s wiping function isn’t exactly the best thing in the world.

Proscenic M6 Pro vacuum robot underside of the wiping attachment
Attach the mop attachment to the underside, and the M6 Pro will know to vacuum and/or mop.

The amount of water that is dripped onto the microfiber cloth can be adjusted in the app. And also whether the M6 Pro should also vacuum while wiping. All well and good, but the M6 Pro does not manage to exert enough pressure on the mop – a problem of many hybrid models. Of course, this also means the floor doesn’t get as clean as you’d hope.

Proscenic M6 Pro robot vacuum mop function
The mopping function is nice, but not insane

A typical problem of the wiping function that we observe again and again. If you are looking for a vacuum robot with a good wiping function, you might want to wait for the new Roborock S7, which could bring a good wiping function. With the Proscenic, it is nice to have and does no harm, but could be far more effective.

Bottom line: buy Proscenic M6 Pro?

To be honest, I didn’t expect too much from the Proscenic M6 Pro. The fact that the review ended up being so long is simply due to the fact that it surprised me in a positive way. Sure, the material used is not all that great and carpet lovers do not quite get their money’s worth.

But the robot vacuum does a really good job: A wide range of functions in the app, good to very good navigation, and absolutely sufficient suction power for hard floors. One of the devices that can be left to work without supervision after setting up no-go zones. The floor gets clean, what more do you actually want for the price?

Yes, from $500-up flagship models you then expect carpet detection, high-quality material and even more sensitive handling of furniture. But otherwise? Well done, Proscenic!

  • high suction power
  • selective room division
  • precise mapping
  • CE mark, app in multiple languages
  • material quality could be higher
  • no carpet boost
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I'm interested in Gadgets, that make our life at home easier - especially when it comes to cleaning the floor or the windows. I was able to test about fifty robot vacuum cleaners since now.

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Comments (9)

  • Profile picture from interim
    # 12.02.21 um 00:44

    interim

    Hi, I am torn between Proscenic m6 max and Roborock s5 Max. It seems that both have similar functionalities, but s5 Max looks like to have a higher reputation. Now given that the price difference between the two is 220 USD, which one would recommend? Do you think s5 Max is worth 220 USD difference in price?

    • Profile picture from Tim
      # 12.02.21 um 12:56

      Tim CG team

      Hi interim, with that given price difference I`d choose the Proscenic. The difference ist not that big and mostly different in the quality of the used material

      • Profile picture from interim
        # 15.02.21 um 06:17

        interim

        Thank you very much. What is your opinion about m7 over m6? Now the price difference is 50 USD. Which do you think is a better machine?

      • Profile picture from interim
        # 15.02.21 um 06:20

        interim

        My guess is that M6 could be slightly better in mopping than M7, but I am not too sure. Can you give me some recommendation between M6 and M7?

  • Profile picture from Alex
    # 13.02.21 um 21:17

    Alex

    I wonder if the HEPA filter and roller brushes for the VIOMI V2 and Proscenic M6 pro are the same dimensions and compatible with each other?

    • Profile picture from Tim
      # 16.02.21 um 11:18

      Tim CG team

      Hi Alex, possibly yes. I didnt check it out and dont have the Viomi V2 here 🙁

  • Profile picture from Interim
    # 15.02.21 um 08:06

    Interim

    And also any recommendation between 360 s9 and Proscenic M7 Pro?

    • Profile picture from Tim
      # 16.02.21 um 11:17

      Tim CG team

      Hi interim, in this comparison I would choose the M6. The robot really made a good job in my home. But the S9 by 360 is even better but you dont have good support.

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