Coming with a limited number of basic features, both vacuum cleaners require some maintenance. Meanwhile, Neato Botvac D80 model is efficient and performant. Due to LIDAR laser sensor, it is better in navigation than the Roomba 690 model. It always comes back to the base, mapping the area. But for the same suction characteristics, it is still more powerful and efficient in cleaning dirt. It is especially designed for pet owners, removing pet hair very good. The vacuum cleaner is perfect for any type of surface, leaving lines on the carpet. But pet hair often gets stuck in the combo brushes. Additionally, Botvac D80 model comes with a larger dustbin, being designed for a larger using area. Meanwhile, comparing Roomba 690 vs Botvac D80, we see that the proven and reliable iRobot model comes with Wi-Fi and remote control, having a longer battery life. The licensed Roomba Virtual Wall technology helps in navigation. Generally, due to Alexa home assistant, the iRobot model is smarter and easier to use.
Because of its original design and special shape, Neato D 80 vacuum reaches the edges, removing dirt and pet hair more efficiently. It is more lightweight, while the Roomba 690 model is low-profile. I like the Roomba device look more, while, regardless of the different colors and shapes, both vacuum cleaners are noticeable in dark rooms, identifying dark areas and objects still quite moderately.
iRobot 690 vacuum cleaner is definitely a budget model, being more affordable and quite popular. It is quiet and intuitive to run, and therefore, it’s highly rated. The Botvac D80 is much more expensive, coming with different reviews, including complaints that it can get stuck on thick carpets or in front of the furniture and the hair that gets tangled on the brushes.
Being good in navigation, the vacuum is suitable for large houses. It is recommended for pet owners, removing hair quite efficiently due to combo brushes. It is powerful, reaching the edges perfectly good, thanks to its unique shape. However, it is not the best in avoiding obstacles, and, I think, the features are still few for the price.
Thinking about which vacuum cleaner: Neato Botvac D80 or iRobot Roomba 690, I would select the basic, proven and reliable Roomba model for a small house and tough family budget. It is simple and affordable, easy to use, still requiring some maintenance. Additionally, due to random cleaning pattern, it can leave some dirt spots on the floor.