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iRobot Roomba J7+ Review

True Score

83
85
15

Experts

84
7,050

Consumers

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Top experts hailed the iRobot Roomba j7+ and endorsed it for cleaning hard floors and carpets. They were pleased with its self-charging, self-emptying dock, and anti-allergenic HEPA filter.

Analysts were also pleased with its low noise rating and excellent performance on bare floors. Researchers also praised its headlights. However, this device requires purchasing dirt bags regularly.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The iRobot Roomba j7+ is a high-end robot vacuum cleaner released in 2021, promising advanced navigation and self-emptying features. Hailed as one of the top vacuum cleaners today, this model has a unique docking station that empties the dirt cup for effortless operation.

It has a camera-powered obstacle detection system, navigating past furniture seamlessly. It also has a HEPA filter that blocks up to 99.97% of allergens as small as 0.3 microns.

Read on the analyze the iRobot Roomba j7+ and explore how it compares with the top-grade robot vacuums on the market today.

Consensus

our Verdict

Analysts were impressed by the iRobot Roomba j7+, recommending it for high-pile carpets and bare floors. Researchers at CNET hailed its advanced self-emptying system.

The HEPA filtration system prevented the leakage of allergens during experiments. Like all robot vacuums, however, it doesn’t have tools for cleaning upholstery.

Check out the Kenmore Intuition Bagged review if you need a whole-home cleaning system with various attachments. Testers at ZDNet were pleased with this robot’s battery life, which averaged 102 minutes during tests.

Although experts found its suction to be below 0.01 kPA, it picked up a superb 88% of the large debris on bare floors and 65% on high-pile carpets during tests. Reviewers were pleased by its relatively low 63.0 dBA noise rating.

It has mapping functions, cleaning in a pattern and features an effective camera-led obstacle avoidance system. Its 0.25L internal dirt cup, which empties into a larger 2.4L dirtbag, pleased testers.

However, it requires purchasing new dirtbags regularly, and he iRobot Roomba S9 uses a more economical wahsable dirt compartment.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Self-emptying system
  • Anti-allergy HEPA filter
  • Excellent battery life
  • Large sized 2.4L dirt bag
  • Camera-based navigation system

Reason to Avoid

  • Expensive non-reusable dirt bags
  • Poor pet hair pickup on hard floors

iRobot Roomba J7+ Review Specs

Auto Docking & RechargingAuto Docking & RechargingYes
Bin CapacityBin Capacity0.42 gal
Carpet Height AdjustmentsCarpet Height AdjustmentsUnknown
Cleaning Path WidthCleaning Path Width7"
Cliff SensorCliff SensorYes
Compatible Floor TypeCompatible Floor TypeCarpet, Hard Floors
Filter TypeFilter TypeHigh Efficiency Filter
HypoallergenicHypoallergenicYes
Mop FeatureMop Featuren/a
PetPetYes
Product WeightProduct Weight7.49 lbs
Room-by-Room navigationRoom-by-Room navigationYes
Self-EmptyingSelf-EmptyingYes
Sensor TypeSensor Typen/a
Smart AppSmart AppiRobot
Works WithWorks WithAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, iRobot Home App, Siri

All Specs

Test Results

Bare Floor Performance (% of Debris Cleaned)98.2833
Carpet Performance (% of Debris Cleaned)94.4267
Pet Hair Performance (% of Debris Cleaned)92.5
Noise level (dB)65.92
Battery Life (Minutes)85.5

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iRobot Roomba J7+ Review

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Market Context

The iRobot Roomba j7+ is a high-end robot vacuum cleaner released in 2021, promising advanced navigation and self-emptying features. Hailed as one of the top…

The iRobot Roomba j7+ is a high-end robot vacuum cleaner released in 2021, promising advanced navigation and self-emptying features. Hailed as one of the top vacuum cleaners today, this model has a unique docking station that empties the dirt cup for effortless operation.

It has a camera-powered obstacle detection system, navigating past furniture seamlessly. It also has a HEPA filter that blocks up to 99.97% of allergens as small as 0.3 microns.

Read on the analyze the iRobot Roomba j7+ and explore how it compares with the top-grade robot vacuums on the market today.

The iRobot Roomba i7+ performs better in cleaning tests, removing 97% of the large particles on bare floors compared to the 88% rate of the…

The iRobot Roomba i7+ performs better in cleaning tests, removing 97% of the large particles on bare floors compared to the 88% rate of the iRobot Roomba i7+. On the flip side, the j7+ (this review) has a better 102-minute battery life than the 74-minute runtime of the i7+.

The Roborock S7 comes with a mopping attachment, which is not available on the iRobot Roomba j7+. Conversely, the iRobot has a superior navigation system…

The Roborock S7 comes with a mopping attachment, which is not available on the iRobot Roomba j7+. Conversely, the iRobot has a superior navigation system with advanced obstacle detection, which is not available on the S7 vacuum cleaner.

While the iRobot Roomba j7+ comes with a self-emptying docking system, that mechanism is only available on the Shark IQ Robot RV1001 at an additional…

While the iRobot Roomba j7+ comes with a self-emptying docking system, that mechanism is only available on the Shark IQ Robot RV1001 at an additional cost. The iRobot also has effective obstacle detection tech and an anti-allergen HEPA filter, which are not available on the Shark device.

The iRobot Roomba j7+ debuts a camera-based obstacle detection technology, which is not available on its predecessor, the iRobot Roomba S9 Plus vacuum.

Auto Docking & Recharging

Yes

Yes

Yes

Bin Capacity

0.42 gal

2.5 L

0.25 L, 0.35 L

Carpet Height Adjustments

Unknown

Automatic

Automatic

Cleaning Path Width

7"

Unknown

Unknown

Cliff Sensor

Yes

Unknown

Yes

Compatible Floor Type

Carpet, Hard Floors

All floors

Bare Floor, Carpet

Filter Type

High Efficiency Filter

HEPA

HEPA

Hypoallergenic

Yes

Unknown

Yes

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True Score

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Expert Scores

  • Best Cordless Vacuum Guide
    79.65

    Category Trust Rating

    93
    I had my doubts about the Roomba J7 obstacle avoidance system, but after testing it… Read More

    By:

    Garrick Dee
  • Techgear Lab
    95.29

    Category Trust Rating

    62
    The iRobot Roomba j7+ is a great choice for pet owners trying to keep a… Read More

    By:

    Jessica Riconscente
  • PC Mag
    70.9

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    While pricey, iRobot’s Roomba j7+ robot vacuum has smarts to spare, with a guarantee to… Read More

    By:

    Angela Moscaritolo
  • Tom’s Guide
    92.31

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    I’ll say it — iRobot’s “P.O.O.P” promise seems hokey. But I was impressed with the… Read More

    By:

    Meghan McDonough
  • Trusted Reviews
    96.27

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    Able to spot and avoid messes automatically, the iRobot Roomba J7+ can stop any nasty… Read More

    By:

    David Ludlow
  • Modern Castle
    97.33

    Category Trust Rating

    98
    The Roomba j7+ performed well across our battery of tests. It easily navigated our space,… Read More

    By:

    Derek Hales

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