What is Imprint™ Smart Mapping?
Smart Mapping technology describes the robot’s ability to learn, map and adapt to your home. Roomba i7 learns your floor plan as it cleans and remembers this map for future cleaning jobs – this enables the robot to determine the best way to clean based on the orientation of each room, furniture placement, etc. Once the robot has learned your space and you have labelled your rooms, your Smart Map also enables you to clean a room, multiple rooms, or an entire level of your home all from the iRobot HOME App.
How does Roomba i7 build its Smart Map and know your rooms?
Roomba i7 builds a map of the area each time it starts a new cleaning job. After cleaning the same space a few times, Roomba i7 will produce a Smart Map that is pre-segmented into different spaces or rooms. This map can be customised in the iRobot HOME App. You can merge, split and label rooms as you see fit. After that, you can schedule the Roomba i7 to clean certain rooms at certain times, or have the robot clean an entire level of your home.
Can the Roomba i7 remember more than one floor plan?
Yes! The Roomba i7 can remember up to 10 unique floor plans, so you can carry the robot to a different floor or a different home. As long as the robot has mapped the space, it will recognise its location and clean as directed.
How often does the robot’s bin need to be emptied?
Emptying frequency varies by household and depends upon factors such as floor surfaces being cleaned and whether or not you have pets. When the robot’s bin is full, you will receive a notification through the iRobot HOME App. The Roomba i7+ automatically empties the robot’s bin each time it docks or whenever its bin is full, and is designed to hold 30 robot bins of dirt and debris so you can forget about vacuuming for weeks at a time.
Is the robot bin dishwasher safe?
No. The washable bin should be rinsed by hand using warm water. Important: Be sure to remove the filter before rinsing the bin. Allow bin to dry completely before reinstalling the filter.
What kind of floors can Braava clean?
Braava is designed exclusively for hard-surface floors. It works on virtually any hard flooring including wood, tile, vinyl and laminate.
Is Braava a vacuum?
No, Braava is not a vacuum or a brush sweeper that can actually distribute dust on hard-surface floors. Instead, Braava uses cleaning cloths to both sweep and mop hard surface floors to keep them free of grit and grime. You can use popular disposable cleaning cloths such as Swiffer® brand, or the reusable microfiber cloths designed specifically for Braava.
What cleaning solutions do you recommend with Braava 380t?
We recommend using just tap water. We recommend staying away from harsh cleaners as they can be hard on Braava's internal parts and soapy solutions that may cause the wheels to slip while cleaning or clog the wick on the Reservoir Pad.
How often should I use Braava?
It depends on how dirty your floors are, but the more frequently you use it, the happier you will be with your floors. Since dust is constantly accumulating, Braava always has a job to do.
How do the microfiber cloths work?
Dry microfiber cloths effectively gather up dirt, dust and hair. And the specially textured cloths can be used for mopping by simply wetting with water and wringing them out. Each can be washed and reused hundreds of times.