iRobot Introduces Roomba(R) j7+ Robot Vacuum with Genius™ 3.0 Home Intelligence
I’ve always been skeptical of robot vacuums, but in late 2019, iRobot gave me the opportunity to look at the Roomba i7+ which included a robot and a base station for disposal. Even after getting the product, setting it up, and using it a few times, I was still really skeptical that it would fit my families needs. Then we learned the ‘proper’ use of the system, and began setting up scheduled clean up times. Monday-Wednesday-Friday in the Kitchen and Dinning Room, Tuesday-Thursday in the Living Room, and everything on Saturday and Sunday. And ever since then, we’ve been in love. When the news broke that Roomba had a brand new vacuum coming to market, with even better features, I was really excited.
Enter the j7+, a step up from the i7+ that I’m currently using. This new vacuum features Genius 3.0 Home Intelligence, making this the smartest vacuum available on the market right now, even better than my already stellar i7+!
So what can we expect form this new model? Here are a few details from iRobot directly:
Identifies obstacles and avoids hazards
Powered by iRobot Genius, the Roomba j7+ doesn’t just learn your home, it reacts to it in real time with PrecisionVision Navigation, giving users the ability to identify and avoid common obstacles, such as cords and pet waste. If you drop your charging cord on the floor in the living room, the Roomba j7+ will see it and avoid it. If your new puppy left a “surprise” in the hallway, the Roomba j7+ is guaranteed to detect and maneuver around it. With the ability to identify and anticipate walls and furniture, it is also able to slow its approach for a gentle clean around objects and along edges. Combining this with Imprint™ Smart Mapping, the Roomba j7+ can learn a home’s floor plan, giving customers control to choose which rooms are cleaned when using the iRobot Home App or a voice assistant device. Backed by continuous over-the-air software updates provided by iRobot Genius, PrecisionVision Navigation will also get smarter over time, allowing the Roomba j7+ to identify an even greater number of obstacles and unlock new cleaning experiences.
Keeps you in the loop, follows your instruction
The cleaning improves the more you use the Roomba j7+. Thanks to thoughtful intelligence provided by iRobot Genius, the Roomba j7+ interactively learns your preferences and adapts to keep a cleaner home. When the Roomba j7+ identifies a hazard or obstacle, it will send a photo to the iRobot Home App where you can instruct the robot to avoid or clean around the obstacle. You can also provide feedback in the iRobot Home App on how the Roomba j7+ should handle such obstacles in the future. This helps keep you in the loop and aware of any clutter or hazards, like pet waste, in your home. It also helps ensure that the robot will successfully complete the job.
So smart, it anticipates the mess
Your cleaning needs are taken care of – even the ones you don’t know about yet. With iRobot Genius, the Roomba j7+ learns how you like to clean and automatically gives you personalized suggestions, even factoring in times when your home may need more frequent cleaning – like pet-shedding or allergy seasons. Since the Roomba j7+ remembers the specific rooms and times you like to clean, it can suggest personalized cleaning schedules, like in the kitchen after breakfast. Enabled by iRobot Genius, the Roomba j7+ will even ask if you’d like to clean while you’re away and stop cleaning when you return, letting you enjoy the clean without noticing the cleaning. For an extra level of clean, Imprint® Link Technology only from iRobot tells the Braava jet® m6 robot to mop after the Roomba j7+ has finished vacuuming.
Designed to be in a class of its own
The Roomba j7+ robot and its Clean Base® Automatic Dirt Disposal have been thoughtfully designed to blend into the home. The robot features an appealing spun metal finish and intuitive one-button design. The Clean Base has been redesigned from the ground-up to fit under tables and take up less space. Its premium, textured style and rich leather pull tab complement your home furnishings, and hidden storage ensures you always have an extra bag ready to go. With the Clean Base, you can forget about vacuuming for months at a time. It allows the Roomba j7+ robot vacuum to empty itself into an enclosed bag that doesn’t need to be replaced for up to 60 days – 2x longer than other brands claim. With the low-maintenance Clean Base Automatic Dirt Disposal system, there is no mess or cloud of dust when you empty it. Just dispose of the used bag and put a new one in the base.
We will hopefully have more on this vacuum soon, but it looks like another winner from iRobot already!