The Roomba 614 is one of iRobot’s more affordable robot vacuums equipped with the most basic features. Its successor, the Roomba 675, comes with some upgrades for a small price difference. Is it worth upgrading? We take a closer look at their features to see how they stack up against each other.
Roomba 614 vs 675 Comparison Chart
|Model||Roomba 614||Roomba 675|
|Price||Check Price||Check Price|
|Weight||7 lbs||6.77 lbs|
|Brushes||Dual Multi-Surface Brushes, Edge-Sweeping Brush||Dual Multi-Surface Brushes, Edge-Sweeping Brush|
|Control Options||Built-in buttons||Mobile App, Voice Control|
|Virtual Wall Barrier||Optional||Optional|
|Runtime||up to 90 minutes||up to 90 minutes|
|Charging Time||120 mins||120 mins|
|Automatic Docking and Charging||Yes||Yes|
|Bin Capacity||300 mL||300 mL|
The Roomba 614 and 675 have a similar design and dimensions
The Roomba 614 and 675 look very similar and it’s really hard to tell them apart. They have similar body dimensions and the same dustbin capacity of 300 mL. For optimal cleaning, empty the dustbin 50 to 60 minutes into its vacuuming.
Both the Roomba 614 and 675 are 3.6 inches thick and can go under furniture and hard to reach areas without problems.
Both the Roomba 614 and 675 have intelligent navigation and are compatible with the Virtual Wall Barrier
The Roomba 614 and 675 are equipped with intelligent sensors that will keep them from bumping into furniture and falling off the stairs. These iRobot vacuums can also climb and roll over low to medium-pile carpets without a hitch. Even with intelligent navigation and dirt detect sensors, keeping your floor clear of cables, clothes, and debris will help your robot vacuum do its job more smoothly. Something that confuses many robot vacuums’ navigation is dark flooring and carpets and these Roombas are no exception.
Although the Roomba 614 and 675 have intelligent navigation, they are not equipped with mapping capabilities. They will randomly vacuum different spots in your house in the beginning, but they get the job done well and eventually learn your floor map. For a more methodical cleaning, the Roomba 614 and 675 can be set up with a Virtual Wall Barrier so they can focus on the areas that need to be cleaned.
The iRobot Roomba 614 and 675 have the same suction power and brushes
The Roomba 614 and 675 are both equipped with some of iRobot’s pioneering technologies such as its Dirt Detect and 3-Stage Cleaning System. Their Dual Multi-Surface Brush and Edge-Sweeping Brush work together to make sure that the nooks and crannies that the Roombas can reach are spotless.
iRobot’s patented Dirt Detect sensors can tell how much dirt is on your floor and tells your Roomba to work harder on that area before moving on. Both the Roomba 614 and 675 can run for 90 minutes on a full cycle. They can detect when their batteries are running low, pause the cleaning, and find its dock to recharge. To use them again, you have to charge them for 120 minutes so they can run on another full cycle.
The Roomba 675 can be controlled through its mobile app and voice control
The major difference between the two Roombas is the 675 features wireless connectivity while the Roomba 614 can only be controlled through its buttons or a separately sold remote control. Using the iRobot HOME App, you can ask the Roomba 675 to clean your house (take note of its dustbin capacity though so it’s not spilling dust when it’s supposed to be cleaning). The Roomba 675 can also record your cleaning history and schedule daily cleaning, features that are not available on the older Roomba 614.
If you like connecting your appliances to your smart home device, you can also connect the Roomba 675 to either Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant for a completely hands-free cleaning experience.
The wireless connectivity and scheduling feature of the Roomba 675 make it worth the upgrade
Although there don’t seem to be a lot of difference between the two, the scheduling feature, mobile app, and smart assistant compatibility of the Roomba 675 can make cleaning more convenient and efficient. These are especially useful if you have a tight schedule and are always on the go. If you do not see the need for wireless controls though, the Roomba 614 is still a highly reliable and well-built iRobot vacuum even at a lower price point.
Last update on 2020-02-28 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API