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Shark Ion Robot R76 Review

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Experts

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The Shark ION Robot R76 pleased expert testers with its long battery life and how it handled large debris on hard floors and both high and low pile carpets. However, it has difficulty with small debris and also requires high maintenance. Also disappointing is its lack of a HEPA filter.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Shark ION Robot R76 was announced in 2019 as an entry-level robot vacuum cleaner with up to 183 minutes of battery time, which can outlast some of the best vacuum cleaners on the market.

It comes with a 0.4-liter dirt compartment that will probably need to be emptied after every cleaning session since it doesn’t come with a self-emptying base – check out our Shark EZ Robot Self-Empty AV911S review for an alternative that does.

Thanks to its support for WiFi connectivity, the R76 can also be remotely controlled from a smartphone. It can also be integrated with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant to allow for voice control, and since it is equipped with proximity sensors, it can avoid bumps and collisions with furniture.

It has a suction force of 1470Pa and a relatively low noise level when cleaning.

Best For

  • Quietest Robot

  • Robot Vacuum For Hardwood Floors

  • Robot Vacuum For Pet Hair

  • Robot Vacuum For Vinyl Plank Floors

  • Shark

Consensus

our Verdict

The Shark ION Robot R76 delighted reviewers with its battery life. Experts from Rtings liked that the R76 kept running for more than two hours when set to its Max suction power mode.

When they switched it to Eco mode, the R76 lasted three hours. In both instances, the R76 lasts longer than other Shark variants – see our Shark ION P50 Upright vacuum review.

Critics also commended the R76 for its bare floor performance, noting that it cleared up 97% and 99% of large and small debris on its highest setting. They also liked how it handled high and low pile carpet, picking up 74% and 53% of large debris, respectively.

However, the Shark ION Robot R76 struggled to pick up small debris, clearing 20% and 19% of small debris on high and low pile rugs.

Testers were also disappointed with its high maintenance needs and recurring costs since its pre-motor filter, brush roll, side brushes, and the front wheel will need to be cleaned almost weekly and replaced every six to twelve months.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Great battery life
  • WiFi connectivity for app control
  • Suitable for cleaning bare floors
  • Decent suction force
  • Two power modes

Reason to Avoid

  • No HEPA filter
  • High recurring costs
  • Requires high user maintenance

Shark Ion Robot R76 Specs

Auto Docking & RechargingAuto Docking & RechargingYes
Bin CapacityBin Capacity0.1 gal
Carpet Height AdjustmentsCarpet Height Adjustmentsn/a
Cleaning Path WidthCleaning Path Width5.9"
Cliff SensorCliff SensorYes
Compatible Floor TypeCompatible Floor TypeAll floors
Filter TypeFilter TypeStandard
HypoallergenicHypoallergenicUnknown
Mop FeatureMop Feature
PetPetYes
Product WeightProduct Weight5.3 lbs
Self-EmptyingSelf-EmptyingNo
Sensor TypeSensor Type
Smart AppSmart App
Works WithWorks WithAmazon Alexa, Wi-Fi

All Specs

Test Results

Bare Floor Performance (% of Debris Cleaned)97.25
Carpet Performance (% of Debris Cleaned)46.5
Pet Hair Performance (% of Debris Cleaned)97
Noise level (dB)58.9
Battery Life (Minutes)164

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Market Context

The Shark ION Robot R76 was announced in 2019 as an entry-level robot vacuum cleaner with up to 183 minutes of battery time, which can…

The Shark ION Robot R76 was announced in 2019 as an entry-level robot vacuum cleaner with up to 183 minutes of battery time, which can outlast some of the best vacuum cleaners on the market.

It comes with a 0.4-liter dirt compartment that will probably need to be emptied after every cleaning session since it doesn’t come with a self-emptying base – check out our Shark EZ Robot Self-Empty AV911S review for an alternative that does.

Thanks to its support for WiFi connectivity, the R76 can also be remotely controlled from a smartphone. It can also be integrated with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant to allow for voice control, and since it is equipped with proximity sensors, it can avoid bumps and collisions with furniture.

It has a suction force of 1470Pa and a relatively low noise level when cleaning.

The Shark ION Robot R76 has a longer 271-minute charge time compared to the Shark R77, which, as is documented in our Shark ION Robot…

The Shark ION Robot R76 has a longer 271-minute charge time compared to the Shark R77, which, as is documented in our Shark ION Robot R77 review, takes about 206 minutes to charge. However, the R77 has a slightly longer 190-minute run time compared to the R76, which takes about 183 minutes.

The Shark ION Robot R76 has a longer 183-minute runtime compared to the iRobot Roomba 694, which can last up to 130 minutes. The R76…

The Shark ION Robot R76 has a longer 183-minute runtime compared to the iRobot Roomba 694, which can last up to 130 minutes. The R76 also has a slightly larger 0.4-liter dirt compartment compared to the Roomba 694’s 0.35-liter canister; however, the Roomba 694 has better build quality and can last up to 271 minutes on a single charge.

The Shark ION Robot R76 also has a larger 0.4-liter dirt canister compared to the iRobot Roomba 675, which has a 0.25-liter dirt compartment. It…

The Shark ION Robot R76 also has a larger 0.4-liter dirt canister compared to the iRobot Roomba 675, which has a 0.25-liter dirt compartment. It also has a longer 183-minute runtime compared to the 675, which has a 121-minute battery life. However, the Roomba 675 only needs 120 minutes to charge, while the Shark ION R76 will take up to 271 minutes.

Auto Docking & Recharging

Yes

Yes

Yes

Bin Capacity

0.1 gal

0.4 L

0.1 gal

Carpet Height Adjustments

n/a

Unknown

Automatic

Cleaning Path Width

5.9"

Unknown

7"

Cliff Sensor

Yes

Unknown

Yes

Compatible Floor Type

All floors

Carpet

All floors

Filter Type

Standard

‎Disk

Other

Hypoallergenic

Unknown

Unknown

Yes

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Expert Score

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Customer Score

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True Score

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