This vacuuming robot can clean a whole floor with automatic recharging and resume cleaning features.
The iRobot Home App allows cleaning and scheduling from anywhere by using your smart phone. See the status of the robot vacuum at any time.
Comparing the Roomba 980 to the 960 model, the first difference is in the vacuuming power. The 980 is twice as powerful as the 960 and ten times more powerful than other iRobot vacuuming robots
The "Recharge and Resume" feature gives Roomba the ability to clean a whole floor and the Dual Mode Virtual Walls can form isolation circles around areas where the vacuuming robot should not venture or block off areas where the robot should not enter.
You can see more information by clicking the link in each heading above.
Note that the features marked with an (X) are items that are extra or different to the features of the Roomba 960 vacuuming robot.
This vacuuming robot cleaner does not clean in a pattern most humans would use,
It has 4 basic patterns that it can call upon and determines when to use them for the most efficiency-
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The AeroForce® 3 Stage Cleaning System
The 3 stages are-
There is 5 times the power of the 650 model and hair entanglements are much easier to remove
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It is a bit like setting a digital alarm clock! You can program any time of the day to start and set up to 7 times per week.
The short video below shows how it works-
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Recharge and Resume
The robot cleans continuously for up to 75 minutes, then automatically returns to the Home Charging Station and plugs itself in and charges. This can take approximately up to 75 minutes.
When charging is complete, the cleaning process is completed.
This feature is unique to the 900 series robots.
Please note that all times are approximate and depend on floor types and conditions and the age of the batteries.
This feature was first displayed on the page "The iRobot 960" Click here to visit the page on this site
Stairs Detect Sensor
Stairs do not present a problem, due to sensors mounted on the bottom of Roomba vacuuming robot, that sense an edge and the unit reverses before it tumbles down!
One problem with these sensors is if you have a black carpet or black stripes on a carpet. The sensors "think" these are stairs and will not clean these areas!
I have heard of customers taping off the sensors with clear tape but I do not know how successful this "Fix" is!
Do ensure that there is plenty of light in the area, so as to aide the sensors.
This description was initially published on our page dedicated to the Roomba 650. Click here to visit that page.
Dual Mode Virtual Wall
This unit can be used as a"virtual wall" and keep the Roomba in the rooms that need to be cleaned.
If set to "halo" mode then a 4 ft. (1.2M) diameter keep-out zone is created, that can keep the robot away from pet dishes or Christmas trees etc.
Unit is powered with 2 AA cells and a set is included with the original purchase.
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Dirt Detect Series 2
Optical and acoustic sensors detect high concentrations of dirt ,debris,dust and pet hair and the robot will do several passes over the area, ensuring it is as clean as possible.
A spinning side brush sweeps dust and dirt from wall edges and corners into the path of the 3-stage cleaning system.
High efficiency Heppa filters capture 99% of allergens, pollen and small particles down to 10 microns in size.
This description was initially posted on the page-"The iRobot Robotic Vacuum Comparison" Click here to visit that page on this site.
Run Time=75 minutes
The Roomba 980 will run for approximately 75 minutes after a complete charge.
As mentioned previously, when the robot vacuum needs a recharge, it will return to the Home Base and recharge and then resume cleaning, where it left off.
This feature is unique to the 900 series Roombas
iRobot Home App.
Just the 960 and 980 models have this feature.
You can connect from your smart phone and check the status of the robotic vacuum.
You can select custom cleaning preferences and change schedules. Very convenient!
This information was first presented on the page "iRobot Robotic Vacuum Comparison". Click here to see this page on this site.
If you live in a large home that takes a lot of vacuuming, then you should seriously consider the Roomba 980.
If you have pets you will especially appreciate how clean you can keep the house!
If you do not really understand robot vacuums, then take a look at this site. It explains in detail how the Roombas work.
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