The Roomba 675 is one of Irobots entry-level robot vacuums, but it’s also one of their best selling models. In fact, it was their best-selling robot vacuum on Amazon during the cyber Monday sale last year and it consistently ranks in the top charts on Amazon.
The Roomba 675 is not quite Irobots cheapest robot vacuum. The 614 is their cheapest, but the 614 is very similar to the 675 with the difference being that the 675 has wifi and app capability and everything that comes with that.
It is mentioned that the 675 is basically the same robot as the now discontinued 690 as well as the 670 which is basically just a different color with different accessories.
Today we are testing and reviewing one of Irobots, best-selling robot vacuums, the Roomba 675 with both its pros and cons through all of our usual tests.
Starting off with the pros, Roomba 675 more or less randomly bounces around to clean our home. Its algorithm is pretty sophisticated and it nearly perfectly covered two test rooms in about 30 minutes each, which is pretty good, especially for robots in this price range. It was also good at getting under tables and around chair legs. It could get under furniture fairly well at 3.7 inches tall. It climbed our 3/4 inch board with ease and had no noticeable issues with rugs or bathmats.
Hardwood Floor Cleaning Tests
It was really good with pickup on carpets and hard floors picking up all types and sizes of debris from small to extra large.
Low Pile Carpet Cleaning Tests
Roombas are popular because they are essentially unequaled in their ability to deep clean carpets which is due to their patented dual brush roll system and in our deep clean test where we embed sand into medium pile carpet and then weigh the bins. Before and after a five-minute run, the Roomba 675 scored at 83 which is higher than robot vacuums three and even four times its price.
Hair tangles cleaning tests
Besides, its ability to resist hair tangles was about average. There were no tangles at one gram of 5 inch hair and minimal tangles, about 30% with 7 inch long hair like the 690 and the 614.
The 675 has dirt detect, which is basically a sensor which can tell if it’s going over a particularly dirty area and if it is, it kind of circles around that area a few times, 675 could give better performance than other Roombas.
Wifi and App capability
The final pro and the thing that separates it from the 614 is the wifi and app capability. We can start and stop the robot from the app, check the battery life and status, get notifications if it’s stuck or whatever and of course to schedule cleanings, which is a really important part. The wifi also gives it the ability to be used with Amazon Alexa or Google assistant.
A problem is that the battery life at 90 minutes per charge and a two hour recharge time
Dust bin Capacity
The bin size at 300 milliliters are not great numbers, but they’re not exactly bad numbers either. It is probably said that they’re about average for this price range.
Worse cleaning performance
As far as the cons, the main thing is that these cheaper Roombas like the 675 are a little bit below average for hard floor cleaning. All Roombas are decent, but the 675 cleared the test area of all debris by the end of its run in all of hard floor tests with just few more passes than usual, especially for heavier debris like sand.
The main reason it’s not as good with hard floors is that it doesn’t have a lot of air flow. Its airflow was measured at 9 CFM, which was actually more than from the older 690 but it’s still a bit lower than average and thus not as good with hard floors as it is with carpets where the dual brushes which don’t require much air flow to clean carpets, do all the work.
High pile carpet cleaning test
Another issue is that the side brush was a bit aggressive sometimes scattering the piles of debris in the tests. Again, it’s not going to be as bad in the real world where there isn’t this much debris to scatter, but there is some crossover.
All in all there is not too much to complain about with the 675 Irobot makes really solid robot vacuums that last a long time and are still the best in the business at carpet cleaning. If your house were mostly covered by hard floors, a more powerful Roomba that has just a little bit more airflow would be a better option.