The Roomba 890 and
Roomba 890 vs 960 Comparison Chart
|Price||Check Price on Amazon||Check Price on Amazon|
|Navigation||Basic iAdapt navigation without camera||Advanced iAdapt 2.0 navigation with camera|
|Clean Map Reports||No||Yes|
|Runtime||90 mins||75 mins|
|Recharge & Resume||No||Yes|
|Full Bin Indicator||Yes||Yes|
|Suction Power||1000 Pa||900 Pa|
The new iAdapt 2.0 technology as well as the inclusion of a low resolution camera lets the 960 navigate your home better and clean more efficiently. It will map out a digital layout of the entire area it’s cleaning, making future cleaning cycles faster. Moreover, this visual sensor means the 960 can avoid bumping into furniture better than the 890. In comparison, the Roomba 890 still has the older iAdapt software and doesn’t have a camera, so it will take a bit more time manoeuvring around the house avoiding obstacles.
Clean Map Reports
Because of the 960’s improved mapping technology, you can actually find out which areas of your home it cleaned through the Clean Map Report feature. Once you connect your unit to the iHome app, you can view the entire layout of your home along with the areas your robot dutifully covered. You’ll also be able to see which areas needed spot cleaning as well as battery information.
Recharge & Resume
Both the 960 and the 890 have impressive runtimes due to their lithium-ion battery packs. However, the 960 has a recharge and resume feature that lets it continue a cleaning cycle even if it needed to stop for a recharge along the way. With the 890, like with most Roomba models, you’ll have to manually press the Clean button again or use the app to tell the robot to start cleaning again.
Full Bin Indication
Both the Roomba 890 and 960 have full bin indicators, but the
Both models have a full bin indicator that gives an audible signal when it requires its dust bin to be emptied. The Roomba 890 will stop when this happens, but the 960 will soldier on, giving you more leeway on your unit’s maintenance needs.
Whilst both models offer impressive suction power, the
The Multiple Pass Control settings and Edge Cleaning Mode on the 960 means you can order the Roomba to return to previously cleaned areas and edges for another round, resulting in deeper cleans.
It’s clear that the
However, don’t count the Roomba 890 as simply inferior. Performance-wise, their overall cleaning power is comparable, so if you don’t want to pay a premium for the extra features of the 960, the 890 offers good value indeed.
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