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360 S6 Robot Vacuum Cleaner Review

360 S6 Robot Vacuum Cleaner Review

Summary

Before I had a chance to test the 360 S6 myself, I was (and still is) a huge fan of the Roborock S5 and ECOVACS DEEBOT Ozmo 930. What makes the 360 S6 attractive and why would I recommend to have a look at this new-brand vacuum cleaner? The robot builds an accurate map of the cleaning area, it follows a purposeful navigation pattern, stores 10 different floor plans which is a rare thing even for high-end models, has strong suction and the app that offers many useful features. For a reasonable price tag, you get a machine with flagship features that not only sweeps but also can mop.

The 360 S6 is the brand-new robot vacuum cleaner. It comes with a budget price tag offering high-end features. What the 360 S6 has to offer? It has a powerful motor, excellent climbing ability, performs well on thin and medium-pile carpets and is equipped with the LDS laser that builds accurate maps. Moreover, the 360 S6 is perfect for multiple-level houses thanks to the ability to recognize its location and that the robot can store up to 10 different floor plans. The robot is smart, efficient and somehow budget.

Big thanks to Gearbest for letting us to test the 360 S6 robotic vacuum cleaner. Is it a decent competitor of the Roomba 980, the Roborock S5 or Neato Botvac? Let's find out.

The 360 S6 Video Review: Unboxing and Test


The 360 S6 Robot Vacuum Specifications

Features 360 S6 robot vacuum
Cleaning time 60-90 min
Battery capacity 3,200 mAh
Dustbox capacity 400 ml
Water tank capacity 150 ml
Suction power 1,800 Pa
Obstacle climbing 0.67 in / 17 mm
Mopping Yes
Mapping Yes
Mapping technology laser
Recharge & resume Yes
Area coverage 2153 ft2 / 200 m2
Noise level 55 dB
Virtual Walls Yes
Customize area Yes
Carpet boost Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
Warranty 12 months
Where to buy On GearBest for $279

360 S6 Main features


Design and Appearance

The 360 S6 somehow reminds me of the Roborock S5 and ECOVACS Deebot Ozmo 930.

In the box I got the robot, charging dock, adapter, cleaning tool, water tank, mop cloth, and three different types of plugs.

I have never seen that a robot would be equipped with the plugs that are easy to set, you just need to slide it into the adapter and click through.


The charging base is fantastic. It has the same black & white design all the Roborock robots come with. On the bottom of the dock, there is a room for a charging cord that supposed to be hidden inside the base so the cable would not lay on the ground. I find it useful as the robot gets a more sleek look with no cord around.


The robot is equipped with an LDS laser located inside its "head." It rotates around accurately measuring the layout of the room to create a map. When the plan is created, the 360 S6 follows it by moving back-and-forth in straight lines. LIDAR saves battery life by reducing chances to go over the same spots twice.

The 360 S6 stores in memory up to 10 different floor plans thanks to which the robot is ideal for one and mode floor houses. Only a few flagship models on the market support multiple maps storing.

If you place the machine manually into the kitchen or any other room far from its base location, the 360 S6 starts rotating trying to figure out where it is, and then it restores the map of the room it's in and starts working. Firstly the robot methodically cleans the room starting with the outward borders before cleaning inwards.

LIDAR technology helps to save battery life by preventing the robot to go over the spots that were already cleaned

Sometimes the 360 gets confused and does not understand where it is. In case the device could not recognize its location, the voice system alerts about it, and you get a notification on your phone. Just press start once again, and the 360 S6 will understand its position to get the cleaning began.

I set forbidden zones to see how the robot cleans with it, and it never crossed the areas, the same happened with block off zones. The laser works accurately which means the device bumps into furniture very rarely, it slows down when it "sees" the walls. LIDAR allows it to work in the dark which never happens with those robot vacuums that are based on a camera sensor.

360 S6 Lidar sensor

The 360 S6 comes with large wheels and doesn't have any issues with crossing 15 mm thick rugs or thresholds nor as with transforming from bare floor to medium-pile carpets.

For example, when I had the ILIFE V7, it had to take a few attempts to go over the medium-pile carpet in the bedroom. The 360 S6 manages to do it smoothly.
The 360 S6 saves up to 10 different floor maps and can recognize its location which makes it perfect for multiple-level houses
Wet mopping feature is incredible. The 150 ml water tank container comes with a mop cloth. The 360 S6 has the newest dripping technology that makes water leaking only when the machine is moving. In this mode, the cleaner works for about 30-40 minutes before the container gets dry. Unfortunately, the manufacturer does not mention if you can use any detergent, however, I add a little bit of it. Keep in mind that you don't have to add too much of the cleaning liquid into the water container. Please note that the robot is not able to remove stubborn stains.
For sure, mopping feature in the 360 S6 is not as efficient as manual mopping but it still worth having it especially during the days when you don't want to do it manually.

Strong Suction Power

The 360 S6 is one of the most powerful robot cleaners on the market even though it is a budget model. It delivers 800 Pa of suction power in the silent mode, 1,300-1,500 Pa - standard mode, and 1,800 Pa when the powerful mode is turned on. For example, the high-end Roomba 980 comes with 1,700 Pa. The S6 easily handles deep cleaning on thin and medium carpets and is a champ at catching pet hair.

I don't have pets but my hair is quite long and as you can tell I see it all over my place. The 360 S6 does a superb job at picking up my hair. The only thing that is a bit annoying - the cleaning brush gets tangled with hair after every cleaning cycle, so I have to spend some time to clean it. Again, I have long hair, maybe it will not be an issue with someone whose hair is shorter.

Battery

The Li-ion battery with 3,200 mAh of capacity lasts up to 90 minutes before it needs to recharge. It actually sounds great, since the robot works longer than 90% of other cleaners on the market. Thanks to the map that our robot holds in its memory, it knows the exact position it left before it went to recharge. Once the battery is fully charged, the 360 S6 gets back to the point it stopped to finish the cleaning.

Filtration System

The 360 S6 is equipped with a washable HEPA filter. It catches up to 99.9% of pollen, dust, and dirt decreasing chances of allergic diseases. Wash it with water and let it dry before using it again.

Carpet Boost & Noise Level

360 S6 comes with the Carpet Boost that boosts the robot's suction from 1,300 Pa to 1,500 Pa once it recognizes carpeted surface. When the robot is off the carpet, the suction power returns to a standard mode.

The 360 S6 is surprisingly quiet when working considering its strong suction, the robot makes noise that is equivalent to 55 dB. This sound level allows you to hold a conversation without the robot disturbing you.

The 360 S6 recognizes carpet flooring and automatically boosts suction power providing a deeper cleaning

Carpet Performance

Firstly it comes with the carpet boost technology that is helpful since I don't need to increase the suction to deep clean my rugs, the robot does it automatically. Because of the great climbing ability, the device easily climbs onto thin and medium-pile carpets.

Along with two side sweepers that catch dust from corners, the robot has strong suction and a bristled brush. They work together to transfer all the dirt, dust and pet hair right into the dustbin.

The dustbin got full fast even though a day before I ran my Xiaowa Lite. The 360 S6 caught 99% of rice and oats on my cleaning test and in general performed better than the Roborock Xiaowa did on the same areas.

Most of the cleaning robots struggle with the smallest particulars such as send and sugar, and the 360 S6 is no exception. While the 360 S6 does a superb job on hardwood flooring, you will have to run it twice over the same spots again especially if there are small debris.

The 360 S6 performs excellently on thin and medium carpets considering the price of about $350. I think this robot easily can compete with the high-end beasts such as the Roborock S5, Roomba 980 or Neato Botvac D7 Connected.


The 360Smart app demo

On the video, you can see an old version of the app. It was updated recently; the new app looks as on screenshots above.

You can download the 360Smart app from Apple iTunes or Google Play

The 360 S6 - the best in its price range

- Live in a small-medium house. With 90 minutes of battery life and resumption, the 360 S6 is perfect for bigger homes.
- Have a pet. Strong suction will help you to get rid of pet hair.
- Have medium-pile carpets. With carpet identification and strong suction, the robot is able to vacuum carpets that are up to 17 mm thick.
Have occasional rugs and mostly bare flooring. The 360 S6 performs great on hardwood floors thanks to the water container and mop cloth in the box.
- Want the robot to run when you are not at home. Wi-Fi supports allows the robot to go on its own when no one is home.
- Need extra power.
- Want a decent robot with efficient navigation. Because of the LIDAR, the S6 does not do the same spots a few times.
- Need a flagship robot vacuum cleaner with a reasonable price tag. For the price of around $350, you get a great machine that is suitable for any types of flooring.


Before I got to test the 360 S6, I was a fan of the Roborock S5 and ECOVACS Deebot Ozmo 930. The robot has the same high-end features coming with a lower price tag. With the minimalist design and smart features, the device has mopping and lasts for 90 minutes. Its mapping technology works accurately, allowing the robot to work in the dark. With the app, you can control the cleaner when you are not home and get informed by anything that's going on while the device is working. This robovac can compete with well-known brands at about half the price. Strong suction power, easy-to-get dustbin, and the large wheels make it the best for its value. Is 360 S6 the best high-featured but budget robot vacuum cleaner on the market? The best we've seen so far.

[Update: A year of using] It's been almost a year since I got the 360 S6. This guy does the job weekly. I have a mixed surface that is tile, laminate, thin and medium-pile carpets. As I mentioned before, I don't have a pet, but I do have long hair, and the 360 S6 picks it up like a champ. I use zoned cleaning when I want it to go to the high-traffic areas such as the kitchen or living room. I also occasionally set restricted zones around my working place because of the cords that are on the floor. I love the map saving feature as well, the robot never remaps my place, it follows one of the maps it had created before. Also, the 360 S6 mops my kitchen from time to time. Yes, it might not be the most useful feature of all the robot have but still is great for me especially if I don't have time (or simply don't want to) for manual mopping. I would still recommend this model to everyone who is looking for a great but not that expensive robot vacuum cleaner.








360 S6 Robot Vacuum Cleaner 1800Pa Suction Mopping Sweeping Mode APP Remote Control LDS Lidar SLAM Algorithm


$434.54


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