Review: Ecovacs DEEBOT OZMO T8 AIVI- If you want to find out more about vacuum robots , the market offers a huge selection of different products. Hybrid vacuum and floor mopping robots have also been available for a while, but this is where the wheat from the chaff really separates with some examples. We have tried the premium model from Ecovacs namely the DEEBOT OZMO T8 AIVI for you. You can find out how the flagship fares in the following review.
Anyone who has been following our blog for a while knows that we have already tested a large number of vacuum robots and hybrids . While vacuum robots have been available for a long time, those with a wiping function only made it onto the market later. Nevertheless, the household helpers are impressive, because the wiping function also makes everyday life easier for one or the other user. With the Ecovacs DEEBOT OZMO T8 AIVI you want to convince with the most modern technology and well thought-out systems. You can find out now whether the Ecovacs vacuum-mopping robot can do this.
Ecovacs DEEBOT OZMO T8 AIVI – The facts & figures
Anyone who deals with the functionality of a vacuum-mopping robot will quickly realize that there are major differences that ultimately also determine the cleaning result. The high-performance vacuum and mopping robot from Ecovacs has been equipped with artificial intelligence, innovative navigation technology and an even more thorough OZMO Pro mopping function. Obstacles are detected quickly and easily and then skilfully avoided. The new navigation with DToF laser sensor ( True Mapping ) ensures even more precise and faster scanning of the room, better mapping and more efficient planning of floor cleaning.
The dimensions are 35.3 x 35.3 x 9.36 centimeters with a weight of about 3.4 kilograms . The AIVI is priced at 799 euros RRP of the manufacturer, but is not uncommon on offer. The maximum volume during vacuuming and wiping is 67 dB and the battery capacity is a strong 5,200mAh; this enables a record-breaking 180 minutes – that’s three hours – we were able to confirm these values with every cleaning process! The DEEBOT OZMO T8 AIVI is charged in 6.5 hours. If you are interested in the size of the dust container, you will not be disappointed with the 430ml .
Vibrating wiper plate & real-time camera image on the mobile phone – awesome!
The OZMO Pro technology deserves special mention , in which, unlike other mopping robots, the mopping plate is not only pulled across the floor, but also actively wiped. This is done with a high-frequency vibration motor that actively rubs the mopping plate over the floor and thus removes dirt and grime even more efficiently. In addition to numerous sensors, a camera was installed that enables on-demand live video transmission . So you always have the current status of the cleaning process in view – of course, you can also explore the apartment manually and check that it is all right. We would like to go into more detail about the app for the Ecovacs DEEBOT OZMO T8 AIVI below in the test.
First contact with the premium vacuum mopping robot from Ecovacs
In addition to the main actor Ecovacs DEEBOT OZMO T8 AIVI cleaning robot with wiping function, the scope of delivery also includes additional side brushes , practical accessories and a charging station. In addition, Ecovacs gives its vacuum cleaner an optional suction station that automatically empties the vacuum cleaner container when it enters the charging station. So you only have to empty the large dust container of the suction station and that much less often than the compact dust tank of the AIVI. We test the AIVI without a suction station. The exact scope of delivery again in the overview:
- 1 x DEEBOT OZMO T8 AIVI
- 4 x side brushes
- 2 x fine dust filters
- 1 x charging station
- 1 x water tank
- 1x water tank with OZMO Pro
- 1 x microfiber cloths + 20 disposable cloths
- 1 x cleaning tool
As you can see, the scope of delivery is surprisingly extensive. A good number of spare parts are also included directly, so that you should have a few years of rest after buying before you have to reorder spare parts such as new brushes. If you open the box you will find the robotic vacuum cleaner and all the parts necessary for operation well sorted. Taken from the packaging, the high quality standard that the OZMO T8 AIVI brings with it quickly becomes clear.
Design of the Ecovacs DEEBOT OZMO T8 AIVI and an all-round view
The noble look of the Ecovacs vacuum-mopping robot quickly confirms the high purchase price and soon makes it clear that this is a true premium model. The first impression is positive, the black design looks classy and adapts well to almost any apartment. On the top you only find a simple Ecovacs lettering and the power button . Also the sensor unit. The front is complemented by the integrated real-time camera , which is also responsible for orientation in the room, whereby this job is mainly done by the sensors.
The bottom turns out to be the standard among vacuum-floor mopping robots. Here you can see the powerful wheels for moving across carpets and small steps, as well as the mopping container and wiper blade. The whole apparatus can be removed and replaced. The manufacturer Ecovacs includes the usual mopping module, but also the water tank with OZMO Pro technology , with which an active cleaning of the floor is implemented. Who is now looking for the dust container; this is located under the lid on the top. There is also a small cleaning tool hidden here, with which you can remove hair from the cleaning brushes that tend to get stuck in robot vacuum cleaners – it’s practical that you keep everything together here.
Wiping and vacuuming in everyday life – this is how the Ecovacs robot performs in everyday life
The OZMO T8 AIVI was tested in an approximately 110 square meter apartment , which is predominantly equipped with tiles. Here and there, however, you will also find carpets that the AIVI robot should notice. We put the OZMO Pro water tank directly on the robot and filled it with water and a wipe additive beforehand . The latter is also supplied by the manufacturer. And the first round can start. The robot actually does its rounds in a very coordinated and neat manner.
The wiping function fulfills its purpose and even coarser dirt is actively removed with the OZMO Pro. You can see the mopping plate literally rubbing against the floor . Of course, you cannot remove emptied potting soil with the mopping robot, but every mopping robot reaches its limits here. The potting soil would simply be spread around the room. The water tank is filled up in a few simple steps; the top of the dust container can also be quickly removed and emptied.
Have everything at a glance with the app
Not only the current status of the cleaned apartment is displayed with the app. You can also actively control the robot and see what the Ecovacs DEEBOT OZMO T8 AIVI sees via the camera on the front. Practical if you want to check that everything is going well while you are out and about. Through the intelligent navigation of the robots could not work efficiently. He quickly recognizes the room and also looks at the other end of the room in order to be able to assess directly how he can best clean the floor. It also detects objects in the room very reliably. As an example : There are two souvenirs from Africa in the test apartment; two dainty giraffes of different sizes. These were reliably recognized and bypassed, while in fact every other model has hit it and caused it to fall over. Now there is no need to put the two animals up and the AIVI can go about its work without any problems.
When cleaning is finished, the Ecovacs DEEBOT OZMO T8 AIVI naturally drives back to its charging station . By the way, everything is commented on in a pleasant voice. If you then want to start cleaning again, you will be informed that objects in the room have interfered with the cleaning . Now you can remove these objects that are located in the app and complete the cleaning in these places – really clever! The DToF laser sensor delivers really good results here and even detects small, narrow cables lying on the floor. Even those that are provocatively thrown directly in front of the running robot.
If you want to use the app more actively, you can also benefit from advanced settings, in which you can specify a different suction force for the AIVI robot or give the OZMO Pro a different scrubbing pattern . In addition, the water flow rate can be adjusted and much more to make everyday life easier with the premium household help. A cleaning schedule can of course be created quickly and allows the robot to clean as soon as you are outside the apartment at your fixed times.
The conclusion to the Ecovacs DEEBOT OZMO T8 AIVI
In fact, the OZMO T8 AIVI is the best vacuum / mopping robot that we have tested so far. Its full length is convincing and its two functions, wiping and vacuuming, make it the perfect all-rounder . It can handle both types of cleaning like a true premium model and leaves its owner more time for other important household items. We see the AIVI robot as best in class , but would also like to point out the comparatively high price that the device brings with it. Around 780 euros must be budgeted for this. The improved AIVI technology, the built-in sensors and the active wiping function, which is still rarely found in wiping robots, make the DEEBOT a top model; thus the T8 AIVI easily outperforms other cheaper models.
The detection of objects worked extremely well in our test. Large tangles of cables or flat objects that were difficult to recognize on the floor were also quickly discovered and avoided. Of course, a mark is left on the virtual map at this point to visualize that an object has been discovered here that prevents cleaning. Nevertheless, the robot continues to clean and does its job satisfactorily. The cleaning results for both vacuuming and wiping are exceptionally good. The only drawback: the app; this could be designed a bit more intuitive and beautiful. On the whole, however, the robot was able to convince us.
We would also have liked to test the suction station of the OZMO T8 AIVI . So you don’t have to empty the dust container so often. However, this is already larger than with many other vacuum robots, so you can get along well without a suction station. In addition, you have to run to the robot vacuum every time to fill up the water tank, then you can quickly remove the dust container under the head plate and empty it – it’s quick and easy.