Since final 12 months, I’ve had a good variety of enquiries from folks seeking to purchase a cleansing robotic, generally known as a robotic vacuum cleaner. The wants for social distancing and staying at dwelling, in addition to the truth that many people now make money working from home full-time, have made this product section far more attention-grabbing, particularly for these with tight schedules and little time or power to dedicate to conserving the house clear. While there have been some notable launches within the section from manufacturers equivalent to Xiaomi and Milagrow, one product has stood out regardless of the shortage of fanfare round it.
The 360 S7 is a robotic vacuum-mop cleaner that is not too well-known. Not many could have heard of the model or product; I came upon about this robotic cleaner by phrase of mouth myself. It’s normally that can be purchased fairly simply on main e-commerce shops, and as its identify suggests, the S7 can vacuum and mop concurrently. However, at Rs. 34,990 or thereabouts, the 360 S7 is sort of costly, particularly for a product from a model that hardly has a presence in India.
That stated, this can be a very well-equipped and technically adept robotic cleaner for various causes, which I’ll discover on this evaluation. Is this one of the best robotic vacuum cleaner that you would be able to purchase right this moment? Read on to seek out out.
What is the 360 S7, and what’s within the field?
Like a number of the widespread choices I’ve reviewed prior to now few months, the 360 S7 is primarily a robotic vacuum cleaner, but in addition has the power to mop concurrently utilizing a separate exterior becoming. The machine has a single rotating brush on its proper facet, which pushes filth in the direction of the centre for the two,000pa-rated vacuum suction to choose up. As with most units of its type, the 360 S7 makes use of mechanised wheels to maneuver round.
Included within the gross sales package deal are the robotic itself, the exterior mop becoming, a mop material for the becoming, the charging dock, and the facility adapter. There are just a few detachable elements contained in the robotic itself, together with the primary curler brush, the mud bin, the sweeping brush, the replaceable EPA filter for the mud bin, and a device that features a small brush to scrub the bin manually and a blade to chop away cussed tangles round the primary brush.
The exterior mop becoming is basically a small water tank that fixes onto the underside of the 360 S7, and electronically drips water onto the ground for the mop material to wipe over. Attaching it permits the machine to activate mopping mode, and easily eradicating it would make sure that the machine solely vacuums. A small speaker on the 360 S7 gives voice prompts that allow you to know what the machine is doing.
The high of the 360 S7 has two bodily buttons to regulate it – one to begin or cease cleansing, and a second to order the machine to return to its charging dock. You can use the 360 S7 by itself by merely urgent the buttons and permitting the machine to self-navigate and clear all accessible areas, nevertheless it’s quite a bit higher to arrange the app to extra intently monitor cleansing, choose particular cleansing modes and areas, and extra.
360 S7 navigation and mapping
The 360 S7 makes use of laser navigation so it is aware of the place to go; a module on the high of the machine scans the environment and detects partitions and obstacles. This is a technologically superior methodology of navigation that’s as cool because it sounds, and works simply in addition to on competing units such because the Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop P and Milagrow iMap 10.0, if not higher.
Navigation accuracy is great, and the 360 S7 nearly at all times spots any impediment, giant or small, and manages to maneuver round it. As a end result, the machine infrequently ran into something in my dwelling, and solely on uncommon events did it get caught as a consequence of objects getting caught in the primary brush. That stated, you’ll have to make sure that unfastened carpets or rugs with tassels are put away whenever you run the 360 S7, and you will additionally should manually outline carpeted areas as no-go zones when utilizing the mopping perform.
The 360 S7 strikes shortly and exactly in straight strains when vacuuming and mopping. It was normally capable of concurrently vacuum and mop my 600-square-foot dwelling utterly in round 30 minutes, or take across the identical period of time for every activity if I ran the vacuuming and mopping features individually, which I typically discovered resulted in far more thorough cleansing.
360 S7 app
Although the fundamentals of the 360 S7 cleansing robotic might be managed just by pushing its bodily buttons and attaching or detaching the mop becoming, the 360Robot app (obtainable for iOS and Android) offers you far more particular management over how the machine works. Not solely that, it’s also possible to management the cleansing robotic from anyplace utilizing the app, so long as the robotic is related to your house Wi-Fi and the smartphone you are utilizing has Internet connectivity as nicely.
Linking and setup of the 360 S7 with the app is not a quite simple course of, and does take round 10 minutes to finish. Once executed, you can see a set of controls, and after the robotic has had an opportunity to scan and map your house, you will additionally have the ability to see an in depth map with markings for the final accomplished cleansing activity. You can then outline particular room markings, choose no-go zones which the machine will keep away from shifting into, set the order of cleansing duties and vacuum energy degree for every particular room, and extra. When the mop becoming is hooked up, it’s also possible to select to each vacuum and mop, or solely mop.
The app shows the battery degree of the 360 S7. It additionally permits you to handle a multi-storey area by saving a number of map layouts, and you’ll manually management the machine via distant management mode in addition to replace the firmware, amongst different issues. It’s a feature-filled app with plenty of management and customisation choices for the person, and normally labored nicely with the 360 S7.
360 S7 cleansing
The 360 S7 cleansing robotic can sweep, vacuum, and mop, providing a whole answer to cleansing your flooring. The sweeping performance is admittedly fundamental and purely meant to push filth in the direction of the vacuum consumption, however the single brush does an honest job at this. It’s positioned on the precise facet and subsequently permits the robotic to comb filth away from the sides and corners of areas being vacuumed. However, like the opposite cleansing robots I’ve reviewed, the 360 S7 cannot fairly get all of the filth out of corners and edges.
It is, nevertheless, fairly good at on a regular basis cleansing, and might even deal with the occasional dry spill equivalent to meals crumbs. Peak suction energy is not fairly as excessive as on the Milagrow iMap 10.0, however the 2,000pa rated suction energy is sufficient to choose up filth in a daily family. Homes with pets may make the 360 S7 battle, although.
The larger you set the suction energy, the higher, and I used to be capable of get a really efficient clear after setting the 360 S7 to its most energy degree. The machine does get very noisy at this degree, however you possibly can curiously use the app to set completely different energy ranges for various rooms. This meant that I may have the machine run quietly in some rooms that did not essentially want as heavy cleansing, whereas letting the machine run stronger within the extra actively used rooms of my dwelling.
Mopping with the 360 S7 cleansing robotic is enough by way of effectiveness, nevertheless it’s removed from pretty much as good as on a devoted mopping robotic such because the iRobot Braava Jet M6 and even the Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop P with its distinctive Y-shaped mopping sample. The 360 S7 does an affordable sufficient job although, and my ground was pretty clear after operating the mop perform individually after vacuuming.
The mop becoming would not maintain a number of water due to its measurement, and there is not any approach to management how a lot water is launched by the machine whereas it is operating. This wasn’t an issue for a house the dimensions of mine, however the low capability may imply that the 360 S7 will run out of water and should be refilled whereas mopping bigger properties. The becoming itself is straightforward to connect and detach, so this is not too inconvenient.
Like most robotic cleaners, the 360 S7 will want a good quantity of upkeep to run effectively. This consists of emptying out the dustbin periodically, washing the mop material, and eradicating tangles and different varieties of rubbish caught within the vacuum curler and sweeping brush. Neglecting this does have an effect on the cleansing effectivity, so it is one thing to be careful for.
360 S7 battery and charging
The battery on the 360 S7 has a capability of three,200mAh, which is sufficient to clear round 1400-1500 sq. ft of ground area – each vacuuming and mopping concurrently – in a single go. Although not the largest battery you’ll find on cleansing robots on this section, it is greater than sufficient for many Indian properties, and I by no means had hassle with the battery operating out earlier than a job was accomplished throughout my time with the machine.
A single cleansing of my 600 sq. foot dwelling would see the battery drop from full to round 60 %, whereas operating the vacuuming and mopping features individually one after the opposite would see the extent drop to round 35 %. The robotic normally took round three hours to cost again as much as full from this level, and was able to go for a second spherical of cleansing later within the day if wanted. Like different robots on this section, the 360 S7 is able to remembering the place it left off and resuming a cleansing activity in case it runs low on energy and must return to its dock in the course of cleansing.
The docking station is not very giant and might be conveniently positioned on the ground close to an influence socket; I had it arrange beneath a settee, which meant it stayed out of sight and out of the best way when not in use. The 360 S7 can dock itself to the station, and just about at all times returned there by itself from anyplace in my dwelling when wanted, counting on its wonderful navigation and mapping system to seek out the best way.
The 360 S7 cleansing robotic is not a really well-known possibility, and plenty of may discover its asking worth of Rs. 34,990 to be a bit costly for a product from such an unfamiliar model. It’s neither objectively one of the best cleansing robotic obtainable in India proper now, neither is it probably the most inexpensive for the characteristic set it presents. However, it is a superb product that has all the pieces you want, and works reliably to scrub your house with out too many problems.
Although the mopping performance fell a bit brief, the vacuuming perform, navigation, app-based controls, and common proficiency in getting the job executed make this a worthwhile possibility to think about. It is a little more costly than the Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop P, however the characteristic set and capabilities do make up for this to some extent.
Price: Rs. 34,990
- Very efficient vacuuming
- Decent battery life
- Excellent app, plenty of app-based controls and options
- Very correct navigation, works shortly
- Mopping is fundamental, low water reservoir capability
- Needs frequent cleansing
- A bit costly