We would like to share our experience after comparing and testing two robot vacuums – ECOVACS DEEBOT 500 vs iRobot Roomba 690. Based on our rating, DEEBOT 500 has the overall rating of 7 out of 10 versus 8.2 for Roomba 690.
Advantages ECOVACS DEEBOT 500 over iRobot Roomba 690
Better suction power, 1000 PA vs 600 PA
Two side brushes
Advantages iRobot Roomba 690 over ECOVACS DEEBOT 500
Larger dust bin capacity, 700 ml vs 500 ml
A Virtual Wall creates an invisible barrier that Roomba 690 won't cross
Roomba 690 has mapping function that can map your area and uses smart path planning to clean more efficient
Single room mode to remove dirt in one room
Better battery life, 120 min vs 110 min
Common features and specifications
Both robot vacuums are Wi-Fi enabled
Dry cleaning mode
Intensive clean mode
Equal charging time: 4 hrs
A noticeable difference between two models is the size, which is 32.5 x 7.8/12.8 x 3.1 (D x H) cm/inches for the DEEBOT 500 and 34 x 9.1/13.4 x 3.6 (D x H) cm/inches for the Roomba 690. The weight of the DEEBOT 500 is 2/4.4 kg/lbs, and for the Roomba 690 it is 5.3/11.7 kg/lbs.