It is a very nice luxury product to have. One that made my everyday life a little better, and my apartment much cleaner. However, it is not completely perfect.
To save time, I go straight to its weaknesses:
- It does not understand what thresholds are for something. I have never had such well-polished thresholds as I have now, but I have not been bothered so much by clinking sounds from when the robot repeatedly goes up and down the thresholds without realizing that they are part of the room and do not need to be cleaned.
Feels like something that should be resolved in an FW update.
- The mopping function is not super good. On the one hand, the pressure against the floor is not particularly strong, so "dry streaks" often occur where the robot has traveled, and on the other hand, the water supply is a bit uneven. As the water tank moistens the cloth, the cloth remains moist for quite a long time. Thus, the floor in your "mop not here" zones will still be wet as long as the mop remains on the robot. The only way to solve this is probably either that the robot itself can pick up and leave the mop, or that the mop can be raised so that it is free from the floor.
- Even if the navigation is good, it is based on a drunken rally system. The main way the robot finds obstacles is by crashing into them. This is not a major problem, as it is quite good at sneaking on the stuff. But for example my slippers can be put on quite long before the crash sensor is triggered. S6 Max V solves this through cameras. In concrete terms, it does not mean a major problem, but it is a bit unsophisticated.
- Shoelaces are its nemesis. I am really impressed with how the robot usually manages to get out of, for example, cables or curtains itself. But the shoelaces simply can not stand it. Now it has certainly only been stuck once, but that is probably because I learned that shoelaces must not be easily accessible in front.
SEK 4,500 for a vacuum cleaner is expensive, no matter how sophisticated it is. (plus, you still have to dust yourself ;-D)
As you can see, these are mostly small things. I am very happy with the vacuum cleaner, and it is one of the products I enjoy the most in my everyday life. The app is really good too (although I wish it could show a robot as a unit of measurement, so you know if it can get into places or not).