Have you ever fantasized about arriving home after a busy day! By lying cozily on the couch and watching the game, while somebody sweeping and mopping the floor for you?
With the development of science and technology, your dream has finally come true. The sweeping and mopping robots are now going to free you from heavy housework.
It has been three years since Xiaomi launched its first generation of sweeping robot. Several other sweeping robots that can use the Mijia APP can only be regarded as Xiaomi’s ecological chain products.
This article is based on the review of Xiaomi VIOMI V2 Robot Vacuum Cleaner for Sweeping and Mopping. It is the heir of Xiaomi’s first generation of sweeping robot. As we can see, the word “Mijia” is added to the name of the robot. The new robot vacuum cleaner can do both sweeping and mopping.
In addition to its new mopping function, the Mijia robot supports three kinds of cleaning modes: sweep&mop, only-sweep, and only-mop. It can also simulate manual mopping and repeated mopping.
What’s more, its suction is up to 2100Pa, and it applies an intelligent electric control water tank to control water accurately. Also, its LDS laser navigation has been updated for faster mapping speed and more sensitive obstacle avoidance.
Appearance: Pure Black with a Touch of Bright Orange
The packing box is the typical style of Mijia products:
The body has a glossy surface, which is the classic Mijia’s simple style as usual. There is a touch of the familiar orange at the round area on the top of the black body. It is the Mijia LDS laser scanner that we’ve seen before, but updated.
With its multi-stage target and fitting algorithm, the updated system can scan a distance of 8 meters at a frequency of 6 × 360 °/s. The sampling rate is 2016 times per second, while the error is less than 2%.
The metal contacts on the back are to connect with the charging base.
The charging base is in the same black color as the robot.
There is a big difference between this sweeping & mopping robot and the previous Mijia similar product. It is the adoption of mopping accessories, including a 2-in-1 water tank and a water lock rag.
Let’s focus on the front of the robot again. After opening the plate to its maximum angle, the main internal structure can be seen at a glance, and the water tank and dust tank can be taken out quickly. Then we look at the Home and Power buttons.
There are five usually used functions that you can access through the long press and short press. Next to the top of the body is the notice about the blade. The blade is actually a blade and brush, which can cut off the intertwined hair during cleaning.
On the whole, the quality of this robot vacuum cleaner is excellent, and its texture and material are exceptional (after all, its weight reaches 3.6KG). As compared to the other Mijia products, its quality is absolutely trustworthy. Now, let’s move on to its performance!
APP Review: Automatic Room Partition, wherever you want to Sweep
To start using the device, you need to open the Mijia App on your cellphone to connect to its Wi-Fi hotspot. Then, you can control it accordingly.
After connecting to the APP, you can view the status of the robot, and control it to do lots of things. It can be Regular cleaning, spot cleaning, suction adjustment, real-time mapping, and statistics, and many more. All are available at your fingertips!!!
Let us have a look at a few useful and exciting features! After started, the robot first scans the environment, and walks around the whole area to draw a map, and then begin to carry out regular cleaning.
After its first cleaning, the robot will draw and remember the complete indoor map that can be viewed on the Mijia APP. During the cleaning process, the map can be updated in real-time, and the cleaned area is displayed in yellow on the App.
If its power runs low during cleaning, the robot will automatically return to its charging dock. Further, it resumes cleaning from where it stops after completing charging.
When you don’t want to clean the entire house, designating the cleaning zone is perfect for cleaning a specific area. For example, the entryway or the floor under the table. Set the cleaning spot, and wait till the robot reaches the point. Click “zone cleaning,” and it will clean the area around the point.
Before using the two functions, please ensure that the robot has completed the first-time cleaning and mapping. Do not close the door to prevent it from entering the bathroom and kitchen, which caused a lot of inconveniences.
It is because it has the virtual wall and forbidden area functions in the APP. Anyone can I immediately set up virtual walls by the toilet and kitchen door. Therefore, the robot can ideally avoid these places when cleaning.
The self-charging function of Xiaomi VIOMI V2 Robot Vacuum Cleaner is good. Hence, no need to worry about low battery in use. In Standard Mode, the power consumption for 30 minutes is about 40%, and the cleaning area is 35 square meters.
After fully charged, it can clean approximately 100 square meters, which is enough to cover the most area of most houses.
On the other hand, as a Xiaomi product, Mijia sweeping and mopping robot excels in intelligence. After connected to the Mijia APP, it can achieve many powerful functions. Well, management for designated cleaning, automatic room partition, or virtual wall function!
Moreover, if you have a Xiaomi smartphone or Xiaomi AI Speaker, you can connect them to the robot so that you can control it by voice. For example, you can tell it to start cleaning, pause, and recharge. Hence, most young people who pursue to manage everything on their mobile phones remotely would love this function.
Traditional sweeping robots frequently hit obstacles. However, the Mijia sweeping and mopping robot applies the unique LDS laser scanner to map the room and update the map in real-time quickly. Therefore, it not only works like a human being, bypasses the obstacles, but also cleans the floor better.