360 Vacuum Cleanser: A Xiaomi killer or rip-off?

360 robot vacuum cleaning the corners

360 vacuum cleaner

Gearbest informed us about a new 360 robot vacuum cleaner: The vacuum cleaner of the brand 360. Another one? In the iLife range or Xiaomi (still my favorite)? It is promoted as a very strong vacuum cleaner with even a mopping function. It also used AI to scan the room to determine the optimal path. The vacuum cleaner has the possibility to use an app. And with the option to create virtual walls instead of virtual wall devices. It sound like a Vacuum Cleaner with a lot of features for an affordable price.

The information on this page is from GearBest, we are waiting to receive this model to do an in depth test, compare it with the other models we tested earlier and integrate it in Domoticz.

What we like so far: 

  • Smart technologies that map your house and that has different suction strengths.
  • Design looks a lot like the Xiaomi Robot Vacuum, we hope it has the same quality.
  • Affordable for a Robot Vacuum.

What we don’t like so far:

  • We don’t know the reputation of the brand 360.
  • Does it have an API (or: can we integrate it in Domoticz).
  • Do your interior maps end up somewhere in a server on the other side of the world?

 

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Information from GearBest

Multi-radar intelligent construction of the off-limit cleaning area

With the rapid development of contemporary technology and the growth of home intelligence, robot cleaners have gradually become a valued member of the smart home appliance family. People have high expectations of robot cleaners, but while cleaning, they arbitrarily break into bedrooms and bathrooms, and after roaming, they sweep both what should and should not be cleaned and become the “troublemaker of the family.” Therefore, in the vacuum market, there is a special use of robot cleaners–virtual wall. When people buy a robot cleaner, they need to buy boxes or strips to draw virtual walls and prevent the robotic vacuum from wandering around.

360-Robot-Vacuum-Cleaner-virtual-wall 360-Robot-Vacuum-Cleaner-accesoires

The 360 Robot Vacuum Cleaner is based on 360 artificial intelligence technology and autopilot technology. When the 360 Robot Vacuum Cleaner starts, the built-in LDS lidar and SLAM algorithm is automatically triggered and the house maps will be intelligently generated. Maps of different floors will be generated and saved separately and the cleaning routes will be planned.

Mobile App

Users can use the mobile app to not only control the 360 Robot Vacuum Cleaner, such as setting the cleaning area, but also clearly see the remaining power, cleaning time, and cleaning area in details. The user can manually define cleaning areas and off-limit areas by drawing them on the map. For key cleaning areas, the user can set the 360 Robot Vacuum Cleaner to clean them multiple times. The 360 Robot Vacuum Cleaner will not enter restricted areas. Users can set key cleaning areas and off-limit areas through the mobile app at any time. This function is called intelligent virtual wall and is completely different from other robot cleaners, which use boxes or magnetic strips to set off-limit areas. Users can view the cleaning trajectory of the 360 Robot Vacuum Cleaner through the app to understand the cleaning process. Users can also save maps of each floor. Next time cleaning, a saved map can be restored for an optimal route. This will largely improve the cleaning efficiency.

Mobile Settings

Sensors

In addition, the LDS lidar used in the 360 Robot Vacuum Cleaner can intelligently detect the distance with a frequency of up to 2,160 times per second. The device will analyze the information from the lidar to complete the accurate distance measurement and intelligently plan cleaning routes using generated maps. Based on the LDS lidar, the 360 Robot Vacuum Cleaner is equipped with 9 sets of infrared collision protection sensors and 3 anti-drop sensors. During the cleaning process, the 360 Robot Vacuum Cleaner can judge the obstacle distance and the height and space of cleaning targets, and then intelligently plans how to clean or avoid them. It can also be remotely controlled by point-to-point cleaning, which makes the cleaning experience more fun. It is very easy to schedule cleaning sessions.

cleaning the corners

Corners are covered without any unreachable points

Sweeping and also mopping

During the cleaning process, the 360 Robot Vacuum Cleaner has functions of sweeping and mopping. The 360 Robot Vacuum Cleaner is equipped with a water tank and a mop. When mopping, you may attach the mop and fill the water tank and the 360 Robot Vacuum Cleaner will automatically complete the sweeping and mopping. During cleaning, the 360 Robot Vacuum Cleaner will complete four processes: dust gathering, dust collecting, vacuuming and mopping. In the process of mopping, the water tank will automatically seep water through slowly and evenly wet the mop while controlling the amount of water seepage to achieve the effect of fast drying after mopping and preventing the ground from becoming slippery due to excessive water.

If users do not need the 360 Robot Vacuum Cleaner to mop the floor, the mop and the water tank at the bottom of the robot cleaner can be removed. The bottom of the robot cleaner is designed to be flat. Even if users remove the water tank and the mop, the bottom of the robot cleaner will still look natural.

 

360 Robot Vacuum Cleaner-bottom bottom
Bottom of robot cleaner

Side brushes at the bottom of the 360 Robot Vacuum Cleaner are located on the left and on the right of the main rolling brush. When the robot cleaner is turned on, the side brushes will gather the dust and debris that are in front of the robot cleaner underneath the robot cleaner. When the robot cleaner moves, the main rolling brush quickly rolls up the dust and debris and the robot cleaner’s strong vacuum will suck the dust and debris into the dustbin. Finally, the mop is used to complete the cleaning.

Sucking power and Noise

The noise level of the 360 Robot Vacuum Cleaner is mainly dependent on the design of the vacuum motor, the design of the air duct and the design of the fuselage accessories. Among robotic vacuums in the market, the 360 Robot Vacuum Cleaner has very good noise control.

The 360 Robot Vacuum Cleaner completes its work in four steps: side brushes gather dust, middle rolling brush collects dust, motor vacuums, and tail mops. The 360 Robot Vacuum Cleaner uses an imported NIDEC motor with high RPM and little noise. Three vacuum levels, silent, standard and strong, can be set to meet your needs.
The silent mode, which has a vacuum level of 800pa, can be used to accomplish basic cleaning with the advantages of energy-saving and minimal noise. The default suction setting of the 360 Robot Vacuum Cleaner is 1300pa-1500Pa. When the Robot Cleaner enters carpeted areas, it will automatically switch to 1500Pa high suction to deep clean the carpet. On top of the two suction levels mentioned above, the 360 Robot Vacuum Cleaner also has a strong suction level of 1800Pa, which is designed for users’ special needs. However, using this vacuum level also results in more noise.

 

360 Robot Vacuum Cleaner automatically identifies carpets

The greater the suction level, the greater the noise. Therefore, in order to reduce noise as much as possible while ensuring sufficient vacuuming, the robot cleaner designer will enhance the internal air duct design of the robot cleaner to make the air duct ventilation smoother.

HEPA filter

The 360 Robot Vacuum Cleaner uses a vortex air duct and reduces the noise through the internal design of the air duct for multiple levels of noise reduction. We strive to create a quiet and pleasant robot cleaner for all users. In the design of the air filter, the 360 Robot Vacuum Cleaner uses HEPA filter with H11 grade to ensure the fresh output air of the robot cleaner. After the 360 Robot Vacuum Cleaner has worked for some time, the user can take out the filter and wash it directly with water.

Washable filters

Washable filter

Accessories

All the fuselage accessories of the 360 Robot Vacuum Cleaner are carefully selected to have the best performance. The 360 Robot Vacuum Cleaner uses two long side brushes, and the device can automatically complete corner cleaning following the PSD along the wall sensor to detect the cleaning path. Meanwhile, the cleaning efficiency has been improved and noise level has been reduced.

In the process of cleaning, the 360 Robot Vacuum Cleaner frequently needs to climb over obstacles to clean up every bit of dust in the room. The bottom travel wheel of the 360 Robot Vacuum Cleaner was designed as a continuous track with a design that ensures the ability to easily climb over short obstacles and accomplish its cleaning task.
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