December 9, 2021

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Samsung Jetbot AI + Trial: A robot vacuum cleaner packed with technologies

To become the perfect small indoor tank, all it needs is tracks. With its maximum size, JetBot AI + represents the design of its competitors. Its chassis makes it reach 32 cm in width and the device still weighs 4.4 kg. But its height is the problem. At 13.6 cm tall, the JetBot AI + can be difficult to vacuum under some furniture. Only Rowanda Smart Force Cyclonic, Our real tank Comparison, Playing on the same field with a height of 14 cm.

Apparently, Samsung is betting on products and coatings. Jetpot is proven by the magnetic card of AI +, for example, which includes motor, brush and manifold. This card contains the device’s two commands – Sensitivity – (ask to stop / start it and return to its base).

Sensitivity commands are very responsive.

Sensitivity commands are very responsive.

The LEDs line up the bumper and glow white. And to recharge the batteries, the JetBot AI + comes with its sensible suction station.

But its spearhead lies in its many on-board technologies, visible at first glance. Various sensors are mounted on the front of the machine. In the center: A camera with a 3D sensor theoretically helps to better identify objects, but also allows you to monitor your home while you are away. One last sensor hides on top of the robot: the laser rangefinder, which comes out of the card during its operation. If the number of these technologies is interesting, JetPad did not have it in the first place. The Rumba S9 +, For example, have the same navigation tools.

Connection and application

Samsung has not chosen a new app and has its own app, SmartThings, which allows you to connect and control the manufacturer’s compatible home appliances.

The time will come to connect your JetBot AI +. Nothing is easy. Find the robot vacuum cleaner through the app, access it and register. All programming and application of the robot, or almost, goes through this application.
So we see different options. It is first possible to start / stop the engine and manage the suction mode, i.e. the path of the robot vacuum cleaner. There is also a “scheduling” function and allows you to organize repeated cleaning sessions on a specific day and time. Also, the suction power can be adjusted according to three intensities: normal, max or in automatic mode (Samsung calls it “smart”).
Next to these options, SmartThings displays other information. In particular, it can consult the charging percentage, command the robot to empty its collector, or ask it to empty until its battery runs out.

The application provides access to many features such as absorption power and scheduling.

The application provides access to many features such as absorption power and scheduling.

After all, this application is necessary because it saves maps created by the robot. In fact, when the machine operates in a new environment, it analyzes and maps. After completing this step, the user can select areas for vacuum. JetBot AI + in a specific room, around selected furniture, in a targeted area or, Rather, Skip the pre-defined area. Thanks to on-board technologies, the robot can actually identify a table, for example, sucking around it. He knows how to find himself in space, avoiding a part drawn by the user; The interface is very similar Rumba S9 +.

JetBot AI + can identify furniture and vacuum the target area or skip a specific one.

JetBot AI + can identify furniture and vacuum the target area or skip a specific one.

But while the application is essential, it is not optimal. At first, it was not very intuitive. Especially when creating target areas, the area drawn before verification will disappear very quickly. It must be repeated several times before it can finally be recorded. Also, the application is not always well translated into French; It greatly complicates understanding some of the options.

The “Home Tracking” feature is already availableEcovacs Deebot Ozmo T8 AIVI, Also deserves to be upgraded. Thanks to the front camera, the user can see what is going on in the house during the cleaning session. But not only that. For example, he can take control of the robot with a virtual joystick to look around the owner or track his pet. A robot vacuum cleaner equipped with a motion detector can alert us even if there is suspicious movement. For full use, it is possible to install the SmartThings video app to record and save videos. Although this home monitoring is sometimes practical, be careful when using it: there is a lot of delay and it reduces video transfer.

Despite the good network signal, the home monitoring function is very slow.

Despite the good network signal, the home monitoring function is very slow.

The JetBot AI + collector is located under the robot’s magnetic cover. Very complete, it has a five-layer filtration system (metal grid filter, multicyclonic system, sponge filter, microfilter and fine dust filter).

The filtration system is very easy to access.

The filtration system is very easy to access.

Thanks to that, Samsung promises us to catch 99.99% micro dust, including allergens and 0.5 micron particles. But such a sophisticated collector quickly loses ergonomics (small size, two openings, multiple parts) and necessarily requires minimal maintenance; Especially since it gets dirty very quickly. The multicyclonic filter should minimize the maintenance of the vacuum cleaner and not fully play its role. This allows 10% of the dust absorbed in the foam filter to escape, which requires cleaning or even a regular replacement of this filter.

The multicyclonic filtration system closes very quickly.

The multicyclonic filtration system closes very quickly.

Faced with the many elements that are in the robot’s tank, there is little space for the right size collector. The JetBot AI + only gets a 0.2 liter dust container: our smallest Comparison Present, and 0.7 lElectrolux Pure i9.2. A disappointment, especially in the thick robot.

To overcome this weakness, vacuum cleaner comes with its CleanStation, which allows the dust to evaporate as quickly as necessary; Also it is in 2.5L bag and the manufacturer recommends changing it every two to three months.

The charging station is 52.5 cm high, 28 cm wide and 40 cm deep.

The charging station is 52.5 cm high, 28 cm wide and 40 cm deep.

Eventually, the robot vacuum cleaner amplifies the trips back and forth to its suction station; This can be a problem when the floor is craved and its foundation is installed on the ground floor. Even if the vacuum cleaner is close to its station, it will waste considerable time in emptying its tank several times during the cleaning session. Note that drainage systems can be changed through the application. Choice: The collector will automatically empty the robot every time it fills up or recharges.

Often a job with robotic blanks, the maintenance of the brushes on the JetPad AI + is especially facilitated by Samsung. These are 16 cm long and occupy the entire width of the device. These smooth rollers are inevitably reminiscent of the famous fluffy brushes that equip Tyson Stick blanks. There are no nylon spikes under the Korean robot vacuum cleaner; A choice that greatly controls the problem of thorns and hair around the double brush, unlike this Neato Robotics Botvac D6 integrated.

The JetBot AI + has a dual brush with short bristles.

The JetBot AI + has a dual brush with short bristles.

On the other hand, we would appreciate the SmartThings application giving us information directly on the maintenance of this brush. Instead, download the HomeCare Guide extension from the app. User guides are provided for maintaining the device, as well as the wear sizes installed on the filters and dust bag installed at the cleaning station. At this point, the applicationEcovacs Deebot T9 + Was very detailed.

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