iRobot Roomba j7+ (7550) Self-Emptying Robot Vacuum – Identifies and avoids obstacles like pet waste & cords, Empties itself for 60 days, Smart Mapping, Works with Alexa, Ideal for Pet Hair, Graphite
|Model Name||Roomba j7|
|Product Dimensions||13.34'L x 13.3'W x 3.4'H|
- THE WORLD’S SMARTEST CLEANING ROBOTS JUST GOT SMARTER – iRobot OS powers your Roomba j7+ to clean the way you want it to. It avoids objects in its way, allows you to schedule multiple cleanings per day by continuously learning and adapting to your home, it also empties its bin so you don’t have to.
- AVOIDS PET ACCIDENTS ON PURPOSE – WE GUARANTEE IT – Only iRobot brings you P.O.O.P. (Pet Owner Official Promise). You can rely on your Roomba j7+ to avoid pet waste, or we’ll replace it for free. Additional terms and conditions apply – see iRobot for full details.
- NO NEED TO PICK UP BEFORE YOU CLEAN – The Roomba j7+ robot vacuum uses iRobot OS Technology and PrecisionVision Navigation to recognize and avoid common objects in its way like cords, pet waste, socks and shoes. Picking up before you clean is now a thing of the past.
- CLEANS WHEN & WHERE YOU WANT– Only iRobot brings you Imprint Smart Mapping allowing you to control & schedule which rooms are cleaned and when, while storing multiple maps for easier cleaning on each level of your home. Plus customizable Keep Out Zones and Clean Zones allow you to tell them the exact area to avoid and clean.
- MORE THOUGHTFUL THAN YOU THOUGHT – The Roomba j7+ takes vacuuming off your mind with personalized cleaning suggestions powered by the unique intelligencce of iRobot OS. Learns your habits and your routines.
- ATTACKS MESSES USING OUR POWERFUL, PROPRIETARY CLEANING SYSTEM – Powerful 3-Stage Cleaning System packs 10x the Power-Lifting Suction, an Edge-Sweeping Brush gets along walls and corners, and patented Dual Multi-Surface Rubber Brushes flex to adjust to different floor types and don’t get tangled with pet hair. Compared to the Roomba 600 series cleaning system.
- AUTOMATICALLY EMPTIES ITS BIN ON ITS OWN WITH ENCLOSED BAG SYSTEM – You can forget about vacuuming for months because it empties itself into the Clean Base Automatic Dirt Disposal with enclosed bags. Dust stays out of sight and your hands stay clean.
- SPOT CLEANS MESSES THE MOMENT THEY HAPPEN WITHOUT HAVING TO CLEAN THE WHOLE HOUSE – A simple request to your voice assistant or via the iRobot Home App enables the Roomba j7+ to clean messes for you, right when they happen. Works with Google Home and Alexa enabled devices. Alexa and all related logos are trademarks of Amazon.com or its affiliates. Google is a trademark of Google.
- SET TO AUTOMATICALLY CLEAN WHEN YOU’RE AWAY – Now with iRobot OS, you can choose to set your robot to automatically start cleaning when you leave and stop when you come home, so you only notice the clean and never the cleaning.
- The iRobot OS powered j7+ has recognized and avoided more objects* than any other robot. *US market only. Estimated objects based on US robotic vacuum sales volume from September 2021 through April 2022.
Device detailed description
The world’s smartest cleaning robots just got smarter…and that’s Genius. The Roomba j7+ robot vacuum with Genius technology is thoughtfully designed with you and your specific needs in mind. It avoids objects in its way (including pet waste), it allows for automatic multiple cleanings a day, it empties its bin so you don’t have to and is ready to start cleaning the moment you open the box! It does all of the work, so that you don’t have to!
Features and specification
|Brand Smart devices brand|
|Integration Supported smart home integration|
|Interface Smart device connectivity interface|
|Manufacturer Smart device manufacturer|
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|Color Available colors|
13.34 x 13.3 x 3.4 inches
|Batteries Type of batteries used|
1 Extra High-Efficiency Filter, 1 Clean Base® Automatic Dirt Disposal, 1 North American Line Cord, 1 Extra Corner Brush (black), 2 Dirt Disposal Bags, 1 Roomba® j7 Robot Vacuum
|Battery Cell Composition|
Frequently asked question
Yes. I have two for both levels and the levels have hard wood, carpet and ceramic flooring and it vacuums all without incident.
If it says j7+ or plus, it comes with the base. Highly recommend the base.
J7 has a camera on the front to avoid obstacles such as cords and pet waste. The I7 does not have the camera. My brother has the i7 and he said he has to pick up cords or the his i7 will get tangled. So far the j7 has not had any issues. I would recommend.
It will not work since the J7 uses a QR code on the base to scan and align itself with the dock. The older is does not have this newer tech.
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Good But Some Glitches
I got this J7 plus on sale for $599 so for what I paid it’s a really decent vacuum. I’ve owned a lot of iRobot Roombas for the past 20 years so I consider myself sort of an expert. Also keep in mind I do not hand out 5 star reviews lightly. This one gets 3 stars because I had some issues with the app, and getting it set up. I also can not use the function where you look at the photos with my iphone 11 pro max. I was finally able to do the set up using my OLD ipad air 2. I find it unacceptable that the app will not work for one of the main features or to set it up, using my newish Iphone on the latest iOS software. In talking to other users this problem is common. Had I not had the old iPad I would have had to return it because without connecting it to wifi via the app, it’s worthless. Once I got it set up, I can do the schedule etc from my iphone but it won’t show me the photos for the obstacles it finds. I get the error message on my phone but if I open the app on my iPad I can see the photos and deal with them. I do not like that I have to go get out an old device to do it and do not understand why iRobot does not deal with it. I also tried to contact them about it and got no response. I might end up just turning off the feature because it’s not that big a deal to me. I did try turning it off and was hoping it would shut that light off but the light still is shining even with the feature turned off. It seems like it would waste power having that light on all the time and if I don’t use the feature why is the light still on?
Ok so on to the actual vacuuming. This model does an great job on hard surfaces but does not really do the greatest job on carpet compared to my older 980 which had a carpet boost setting that most of the other 900 robots lacked. I also liked that I could set my 980 to focus on cleaning and could turn off edge clean. It’s probably silly on my part but I like to see the neat lines on my carpet after it cleans and it seems to do the back and forth cleaning with the j7 and then go around the edges so I see these deep marks on the edges and going around any furniture. I liked that I could turn that off with my 980 so I just saw neat rows. I could always go turn it on once in awhile but honestly that edge feature is more important with hard floors, than it is with carpet.
One other thing I find odd is that the app shows me carpet the robot has detected, yet there are no settings for changing vac power level and it does not act differently on carpet, so why is the thing worried about detecting my carpet?
I ended up having to set it to clean twice once one way and once across what it vacuumed to get it as clean as it got it with my 980 alone. I probably would have been better off going with the s9 for carpet but I did not want to pay that much and upstairs there is not as much dirt so it does and acceptable job. I just think they could have given it a little more power and more settings. on vac power.
I love that I can set it to do certain rooms, and no longer need those dumb walls. In that respect it’s so much better than my 980.
One other thing it seemed my 980 did better with was area rugs in the bathroom. My 980 used to knock them around a bit but did not get stuck on them. The j7 gets hung up on the little cotton rugs on the floor. I’m not sure how I’m going to deal with that. I want it to clean our bathrooms but it’s a pain to have to pick up the rugs each day so for now I turned off the bathroom cleaning.
The self emptying feature is great. I do not have to empty the bin and once I do have to empty the bag it seals and goes in the trash without me having to get a puff of dust all over. I also love that they lowered the height with this self emptying bin so it’s not a huge tower. I’ve been running it 3 times a week upstairs for over a month and have not had to empty it yet. I’m thinking I might just change it at 2 months if it does not give me a notice that it’s full. I can feel stuff in there but I guess there is room for more. I’m not sure what has to be in there to trigger it needing to be changed. The bags to me seem reasonable. Even the irobot bags are only around $5 a bag which seems reasonable considering I’m not having to change it often, and it’s worth it for me to not have to deal with the dirty dust puff all over my cleaned area. It makes me want to upgrade my s9 to the self empying base and I might do it at some point if they lower the height of that self emptying base too.
Over all this is a decent robotic vac. It’s great if you have hard floors but with carpet it’s just so so. I’d prefer a deeper vac power for carpet, but it’s passable.
Thanks for reading my review08/16/2022Verified Purchase
My Roomba j7+: The good, the bad, and the fugly
This is my third robotic vacuum. The first two were epic fails (neither of them had the app for home mapping, which is a feature I feel is a *MUST HAVE* if you want your vacuum to run correctly.) I can’t believe I actually paid $650 (with tax) for this one, but I have to say I’m pretty happy I did. Overall, the Roomba j7+ is an awesome way to keep your house tidy—with a few exceptions. See below:
The good: The first day was intense. It took a total of 8 hours (including two breaks for a recharge), but I finally got it to map out my house. It’s an open concept design and on Roomba’s map, I unfortunately couldn’t tell where some rooms begin and others end. The placeholders (rugs, doorways, etc) aren’t set to scale, and sometimes my estimations of the boundaries were way off based on Roomba’s diagram. Part of the problem was my fault because I was so picky about getting the boundaries accurate.
Once it was all set up, Roomba and its software really showed its strength. I was very impressed with how efficient it was at cleaning. It even readjusted and learned better ways at cleaning tight corners after taking a few trips around the same space—proof that the vacuum truly does get smarter over time, as is promised. This was a welcome surprise because I usually have to vacuum daily due to our pets.
The bad: The living room is the only room where the Roomba completely failed. I tried running 8 separate cleaning sessions on this room, and it only seemed to get more confused over time. It’s your typical rectangular room with a couch, multiple chairs, end tables, a few planters, and a coffee table on a rug in the center. The rug is a high pile, so I never expected the Roomba to be able to tackle it (even traditional vacuums struggle with it). Surprisingly, the Roomba *was* able to make its way over the rug, but only after fighting and curling the rug every which way, which I fear will damage it in the long run. … AND… It never correctly identified the rug on the map. If it had marked it as a rug, I could have drawn a shape over the area and marked it as a zone to avoid. But without the map, I have no idea where the rug is in the app. I tried making an estimated guess, but it ended up missing important parts of the living area off the rug. And each time I edited the rug, I had to run the vacuum again to re-map it. I finally gave up. This will just have to be a room I continue to vacuum manually.
The fugly: After cutting my son’s hair, I figured I’d let Roomba clean up the mess instead of cleaning it myself. MASSIVE MISTAKE. The Roomba gathered all the hair into a tidy pile on the bathroom floor, then proceeded to mow right through it and drag huge clumps onto the rug over by the shower! Then it backed up and ran more clumps over the rug again. After it had sufficiently painted the rug with hundreds of tiny hairs (which I swear I’ll never be able to get all out), it went outside its boundary and spread more hairs into the bedroom. I was convinced that Roomba would somehow fix this based on its dirt detect technology. But no, instead of going back and cleaning up the mess it made, it traveled merrily back to its home base, leaving a long trail of hair behind it.
On the clean-up summary, there was no mention of dirt detection, and no indication of an irregular cleaning session. Lesson learned, and I was the idiot for sending a robot to do a human’s job. I won’t make the mistake again.
All that to say, I wouldn’t trust Roomba again if there was a mess to clean up, such as spilled chips. I’d be afraid the vacuum would just crush them and spread the bits all over the house. Where it really seems to excel is cleaning small day-to-day things, such as dust and pet hair. It does a really solid job of this. My house was already clean when I started using it, and I’ve watched each day as it cleans up new clumps of pet hair and little bits of dust and debris. Overall, I’d say it’s a good vacuum for ‘maintaining’ an already clean home. For that, I’m still pretty happy. It saves me a lot of work. I run its cycle daily and it’s so much nicer to not have to do the work myself.06/01/2022Verified Purchase