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iRobot Roomba 614 Review

True Score

75
76
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Experts

81
20

Consumers

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Experts liked that the Roomba 614 had high build quality and a reasonably long runtime. Unfortunately, they didn’t appreciate its lack of a HEPA filter and the inability to set boundaries for it to clean within or not cross. Its lack of a “bin-full” indicator was also disappointing.

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Table of Contents

Product Snapshot

Overview

The iRobot Roomba 614 is a mid-tier robot vacuum launched in 2016. It has excellent build quality and a battery life that will have it running for up to 129 minutes. It comes with a 0.35-liter dirt compartment, as well as sensors that detect the kind of surface it is cleaning to adjust its suction force and height accordingly.

It doesn’t come with as many extra cleaning tools as some of the best vacuum cleaners or even other top-rated robot vacuums on the market, but it does ship with an instrument that helps dislodge debris stuck on its brushes.

Its noise level varies between 66 to 68 dB depending on suction power, which it adjusts automatically. At its default setting, its suction power is about 600 Pascals.

Consensus

our Verdict

The iRobot Roomba 614 was hailed by reviewers for its high build quality. During their tests, they found out it has an outstanding run time of 129 minutes. More than the iLife A4S Pro’s 110-minute runtime. (More about it on our iLife A4S Pro review).

Reviewers from Rtings liked how well it could pick up fine debris from bare floors, as it picked up 98% during their experiments. Testers from Parenting Pod also liked that the 614 didn’t need to be set up to work.

They appreciated that its low 3.6-inch profile allowed for movement under furniture and that its 7.9-pound weight was light enough for easy pick-up.

However, the Roomba 614’s lack of a HEPA filter was disappointing, as was the fact that testers couldn’t set up boundaries for it to stay within. It was also poor at cleaning carpets, picking up only 56% and 3% of large and small debris, respectively.

Additionally, reviewers were also displeased with its lack of a “bin-full” indicator.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Exceptional battery life
  • High build quality
  • Low profile for easy maneuverability
  • Great for large spaces
  • Works great on bare floors

Reason to Avoid

  • No HEPA filter
  • No “bill-full” indicator
  • No way to set up boundaries

iRobot Roomba 614 Specs

Auto Docking & RechargingAuto Docking & RechargingYes
Bin CapacityBin Capacity0.16 gal
Carpet Height AdjustmentsCarpet Height AdjustmentsNo
Cleaning Path WidthCleaning Path Width7"
Cliff SensorCliff SensorYes
Compatible Floor TypeCompatible Floor TypeAll floors
Filter TypeFilter TypeReplaceable
HypoallergenicHypoallergenicNo
Mop FeatureMop Feature
PetPetYes
Product WeightProduct Weight7.9 lbs
Room-by-Room navigationRoom-by-Room navigationUnknown
Self-EmptyingSelf-EmptyingYes
Sensor TypeSensor Type
Smart AppSmart App
Works WithWorks WithAmazon Alexa

All Specs

Test Results

Bare Floor Performance (% of Debris Cleaned)87.75
Carpet Performance (% of Debris Cleaned)35.25
Pet Hair Performance (% of Debris Cleaned)69
Noise level (dB)65.8
Battery Life (Minutes)129

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Market Context

The iRobot Roomba 614 is a mid-tier robot vacuum launched in 2016. It has excellent build quality and a battery life that will have it…

The iRobot Roomba 614 is a mid-tier robot vacuum launched in 2016. It has excellent build quality and a battery life that will have it running for up to 129 minutes. It comes with a 0.35-liter dirt compartment, as well as sensors that detect the kind of surface it is cleaning to adjust its suction force and height accordingly.

It doesn’t come with as many extra cleaning tools as some of the best vacuum cleaners or even other top-rated robot vacuums on the market, but it does ship with an instrument that helps dislodge debris stuck on its brushes.

Its noise level varies between 66 to 68 dB depending on suction power, which it adjusts automatically. At its default setting, its suction power is about 600 Pascals.

The iRobot Roomba 614 is not as good a pick as the iRobot Roomba 694 since the 694 supports app control while the 614 does…

The iRobot Roomba 614 is not as good a pick as the iRobot Roomba 694 since the 694 supports app control while the 614 does not. The 694 also has much better bare floor performance, clearing 99% and 100% of large and small debris. It can also be controlled through the iRobot Home app.

The iRobot Roomba 614 is also outmatched by the iRobot Roomba 692, as the latter has more advanced automation features like voice control and floor…

The iRobot Roomba 614 is also outmatched by the iRobot Roomba 692, as the latter has more advanced automation features like voice control and floor mapping (check out our iRobot Roomba 692 review for more). However, the 614 has a slightly longer battery life of 129 minutes compared to the 692, which can last up to 117 minutes.

The iRobot Roomba 614 has better build quality and a longer 129-minute battery life compared to the Eufy RoboVac 11S, which has a runtime of…

The iRobot Roomba 614 has better build quality and a longer 129-minute battery life compared to the Eufy RoboVac 11S, which has a runtime of 109 minutes. However, the 11S is the best robot vacuum for pet hair between the two, and it also comes with a remote while the 614 does not.

Auto Docking & Recharging

Yes

Yes

Yes

Bin Capacity

0.16 gal

0.1 gal

0.35 L

Carpet Height Adjustments

No

Automatic

Automatic

Cleaning Path Width

7"

7"

Unknown

Cliff Sensor

Yes

Yes

Unknown

Compatible Floor Type

All floors

All floors

All floors

Filter Type

Replaceable

Other

Other

Hypoallergenic

No

Yes

No

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Expert Score

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True Score

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Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    103

    Category Trust Rating

    60
    The iRobot Roomba 614 is okay on bare floors. It easily clears fine debris like… Read More

    By:

    Kyle Bartlett
  • Parenting Pod
    19.92

    Category Trust Rating

    NR
    The Roomba 614 is an excellent option for those wanting an entry-level, no-frills robot vacuum…. Read More

    By:

    Rachel Fink

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