I love the vacuum. This is an edit/update of my last review which was lower. The recent updates to this app, accompanied by the recent firmware update to the vacuum solved my issues with the vacuum losing wifi connection. Great job Neato. Oh, and I love the coverage maps but would really like to be able to maybe pay for an upgrade and get the D7 functionality of drawing no-go zones in the map instead of using the mag strips.
Okay app but missing key features. Every time the user commands the bot to stop, if the bot is not lost or stuck it should have a return to base option. #1 problem with the app in my book and it shouldn't require hardware changes on the bot, worst case just firmware and probably just a smartphone app feature.
Map is visible after first round. Historical stats are however resetted. Reconnects faster after losing wifi, very nice. First cleaning pass is not very efficient, had to completely cross the house a few times. May be it is still learning. Return to dock is still not available. Edit: Docking was hidden in plain sight. Bot needs to vacuum for a while, then if you paused it, docking button is visible. I now give the app 5* because after losing wifi (quite frequent, might be a hardware issue in the bot), it reconnects much faster. Previously reconnect only happens hours or sometimes days after the bot finished the work.
Seems to be losing Wi-Fi connection with the Bot. Reconnect takes a long time, but sometimes restarting the app fixes it. Lots of UI overhead for the few options that are in the app. Update 12/21/17: installed new SW and now robot won't even start. Leaves base, spins up, repeats 3 times then shuts down with error code to reboot. Tried that several times, same result. Horrible! Beginning to hate it.
Excellent vacuum & programming/software. Best of breed. It still needs to be tougher. You need to use my house, with lots of long haired girls and long haired cats; species/breed of long haired cats range from Ragdoll purebred to two purebred Maine Coon, plus one sweet mutt-cat. Your vacuums have gotten more and more able over the years, staying at the front of the competition, but they still have a ways to go. You need a testing ground like my house. Being disabled, a robot vacuum of some brand is 100% necessary for me to vacuum. My current first choice is Neato Connected, it sucks up dirt Roomba leaves behind. And Neato is currently a LOT better, not a little. But there is room for improvement, so 4 stars.
It's a nice app. But some improvements will make it better. For example, their should be a possibility to see where the robot is cleaning real time, if he is stuck, where it's stuck. And an option to send it back to the docking station. And most important, their should be a feature that allows the remote user to define which area to be cleaned
Botvac D5 Connected and Botvac D3 Connected now support:
• Cleaning Summary with a Coverage Map that shows where your Neato robot cleaned.*
• Cleaning History graph with statistics.*
*Requires a robot software upgrade to version 4.0 which is available via an over-the-air update.
Neato app updates include performance and stability improvements, as well as general enhancements.
Wonder makes robotics as delightful as finger painting for kids ages 8 and up.
Robotic Combat War against Robots Alien Invasion, High-Tech Battle Arena.
Fight against Enemy. Just turn into robots and cars & do not let them run away.