Could we get an option for voice prompts on error only? It would be nice to know if the vacuum is stuck on something. Glad there is a way to turn it off though, good feature.
Nice to see the multi-floor added.
I’m also going to going to use the multi floor as a way to store a good copy of a map in case the robot continues to update the map incorrectly, so I’m also glad for it in an non-obvious way. It would resolve the following problems:
If I open a door, the robot doesn’t seem to see an interior wall as a wall and instead then treats my entire floor as one room. I can’t create a fake partition if I wanted to as the “split” room only goes to dark green areas not light green - if that makes sense.
So my work around is doing a quick mapping with one door closed so it forces it to see that interior area as separate. Unfortunately if it cleans with the door open it wants me to update the map after and sometimes I click it without thinking, thus creating the one large room issue.
Ideally it would be nice to store a “previous” backup version or add the ability to create walls that allow for the division of rooms - actually both would be good. The hard walls would be good in case the algorithm thinks something is actually connected but inaccessible, when its really not connected at all.
Installed the Vacuum FW, definitely like the updates. May have missed this, but if you setup multiple floors (Which is a great option), will we be able to get extra Charging stations? If your second level is large enough and it has to go back and charge, how will it know where to go if the charger is on another floor.
Great update. However where is Alexa integration. I want the ability to clean my floors without having to get up my phone or tablet. This was one of the key reasons I bought this vacuum instead of a competitors as it was in the roadmap for the first half of this year which is quickly coming to a close.
For the second floor do you have place the Vaccum in the same starting point every time for it to work? If there is no charging station on the second floor, what does it use as a reference point so it knows where it is?
I’ve only had a chance to map/vacuum another room on my 2nd floor once, but I brought the dock upstairs and did a quick map. Once that was done, I moved the dock back downstairs and I picked up the vacuum and moved it to a different location in the room it just mapped. When I started the vacuum, it spun around and was able to correctly tell where is was in the room. It did it’s thing and vacuumed, but when it was done, it tried to go back to where the dock was. Since it couldn’t find it, it spun around for a bit. I let that go on for a minute or so and then I just stopped the clean.
I’ll have to test it more, but so far I’m happy with it. Since I only plan on and want to have just one dock in the house, it would be nice to be able to map and vacuum different floors without the dock. The default behavior could be to have the vacuum return to where it started vacuuming.
Now that I tried it, I saw that when mapping the second floor, the instructions state that you should bring the dock upstairs to begin mapping. That implied to me that you need the dock for it to know where home is. Without the dock, I can’t see how it would know where it was in order to see what room it’s in and where to go. Would be cool if it did.
I installed the new firmware and I have to say the new multi-floor cleaning feature is . Thanks for getting this working. I’d like to second the desire to be able to purchase another dock for the other floor.
One thing I noticed is when I went into the floor selection/editing screen, I saw 2 different maps called “My Map” - I guess this explains why the saved map would sometimes disappear and the vacuum would appear to create a new one. It didn’t forget the old map, it failed to recognize the place it was in and so it created a new floor map and saved the old one. Interesting.
Now if you would just start selling replacement batteries for the vacuum, it would be amazing!
Hi, the dev team is working on this. With the work-in-progress firmware, the vacuum could go back to the start point after completing the task, instead of looking for the charging station on the entire floor.