Despite their apparent similarity, the S7 MaxV Ultra and the Deebot X1 Omni differ on several points, starting with their washing system. The first takes up the sonic vibration mop of the 2021 S7, but also has a system allowing it to be raised to continue vacuuming carpets without washing them when the two functions are activated.
For its part, the Deebot is equipped with rotating pads as found on the Roidmi Eva or the Bissell SpinWave. A system just as effective as a vibrating mop, if not more, but which requires the robot to avoid carpets since the pads are continuously in contact with the ground.
In terms of suction, we can note the presence of an additional side brush on the Deebot, but his are a little less provided than the single brush of the S7 MaxV Ultra. In silicone, the latter also seems less subject to wear.
The integration of the collector also differs from robot to robot. While we find the usual Roborock hatch system to access that of the S7 MaxV Ultra, Ecovacs has opted for a magnetic plate and completely separate from the body of its robot. A slightly less practical system since it almost necessarily requires the use of both hands at a time during the removal and replacement of the collector, while one hand is enough with the hatch of the S7 MaxV Ultra.
The integration of the water tank is also different: it is simply inaccessible at Ecovacs. Again, some will say that it is not necessary to access it since it is filled automatically by the base, but it can be good to be able to empty it and wipe it to avoid leaving stagnant water if the washing function is not used for several days.
Finally, the Deebot ignores the lamp that accompanies the front camera of the S7 MaxV to detect obstacles in the dark and only includes a button to control it without an application. It is therefore necessary for example to long press on it to ask him to return to his base, while there are direct orders at Roborock. On the other hand, Ecovacs is the only one to also offer controls on its charging station.
There is also a compartment in the Deebot X1 Omni charging station dedicated to storing a pair of spare pads – it is also provided. A cleaning brush is also provided, but we still prefer the S7 MaxV Ultra station for its compactness, already quite relative since it still measures 49 cm high and 42 cm wide. The Ecovacs station culminates, it, at nearly 60 cm high. It is also a bit wider.
Connectivity and app
Roborock like Ecovacs allow remote control thanks to Wi-Fi, and offer very complete applications. The maps are very precise on both sides, and we also find the same options: 2D/3D view, virtual walls, furniture… For cleaning, several suction powers and several levels of humidification are also offered with the one as with the other, and it is also possible to choose specific settings for each room.
In both cases too, it is possible to obtain video feedback from the front cameras. A few differences are still worth noting, such as the marking of small obstacles on the map and the choice of several suction powers for automatic emptying on the side of the S7 MaxV Ultra or the addition of a homemade voice assistant on the side of the Deebot X1 Omni, but the experience remains very similar.