Neato Robot Vacuum Reviews & Comparison: Botvac (D3 vs 4 vs 5 vs 6 vs 7 vs 80 vs 85) vs XV Series

 

Neato has a few different series of robotic vacuums.

These are the Neato Connected, D, Botvac and XV series’ (at the time of publishing this article).

What we’ve done is put together a Neato Series Comparison of the Connected vs D vs Botvac vs XV Series Guide. 

In particular, we’ve included information on the D3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 80 & 85 models.

You should quickly be able to see what each series and model offers so you can quickly decide which series and model might be best for you.

You might also like to read this guide which outlines some of the other top robot vacuum models for pet hair and general cleaning, as well as pet hair vacuum buyer’s tips.

 

(NOTE: this is a general information guide only, and is not professional advice, or a substitute for professional advice. A qualified vet or animal expert is the only person qualified to give you expert advice in regards to your pet/s)

 

Neato Robot Vacuums

NOTE: the Connected Series and D Series are the latest series’/models to come out, so this guide will focus on these two series.

You can however still click through to the older XV series in the links below.

If you prefer, you can go straight to viewing each model here:

 

Connected Series (latest series)

 

D Series

 

XV Series

 

Neato Robot Vacuums Comparison

Neato Series & Model Comparison: Connected vs D vs Botvac vs XV Series – Which To Get? 

The Connected and D Series are the latest series, with the Connected being the latest series (compared to the XV series which is the outdated series)

In deciding which to get out of these two series, the biggest things to note with the Connected and D Series models are probably:

The D80/85 comes with both a Spiral brush and a combo comb for different types of floors and specifically for picking up pet hair (whereas each other D model only comes with one or the other brush)

The D3, D4, D5, D6 and D7 models are app controlled with the Neato App, and you can control the vacuums from your phone, smartwatch, Amazon Echo, and Google Home. (whereas the D80/85 model isn’t)

The D3, D4, D5, D6 and D7 models come with lithium ion batteries with up to 120 minutes run time, whereas the D80/85 only comes with a NiMH battery with 60 minutes run time

 

Overall, we would probably go with one of the D3, D4, D5, D6 and D7 models – the D5 is a good middle pick with good value for money and good performance.

The D3 is the most basic of the models, and the D7 is the most advanced.

The models also tend to increase in price from the D3 up to the D7.

For the most features and the best filtration system, and longest battery life – go the D6 or D7.

If a more basic model better suits what you are after, the D3 or D4 may be better options.

The D5 is somewhere in between, and is probably our pick for the best value and best performing of all the models (but this is just our opinion)

 

…NOTE: When we checked Neato’s website on September 24, 2018 – the D80 and D85 had the same specifications and are the same model.

  • https://www.neatorobotics.com/robot-vacuum/botvac-d-series/botvac-d80-85/ 
  • https://www.neatorobotics.com/robot-vacuum/botvac-d-series/botvac-d85/ 

… “The Neato D80 / D85 feature Neato’s exclusive LaserSmart™ technology for a thorough, speedy, and precise clean. These models include a High Performance Filter and Combo Brush that is uniquely designed to pick up pet hair. The Combo Brush is quieter, especially on hard floors like wood and tile. 

It tackles up to 3000 square feet of floor space per cleaning cycle with ease and automatically recharges. Neato’s distinct D-shape design allows the D80 / D85 to get deep into corners and close to walls, unlike round robots. 

With the LCD screen, you can stop, start, and schedule cleanings on the robot. You can even do spot cleaning at the push of a button.”

 

Neato Botvac D80/85 vs D3, D4, D5, D6 & D7: Differences

The D80/85 comes with both a combo and a spiral comb, has a high performance filter, and up to a 60 minute battery life (NiMH)

The D3 has a standard filter, a combo brush, and up to 60 minutes charge (lithium ion)

The D4 has a high performance filter, combo brush, No Go Lines, 75 minute battery life and Quick Charging (lithium ion)

The D5 has an Ultra performance filter, combo brush, a side brush, and a 90 min battery life (lithium ion)

The D6 has an Ultra performance filter, Spiral combo brush, Side brush, No Go Lines, Multiple Floor Plans, 120 min battery life and Quick Boost Charging (lithium ion)

The D7 has an Ultra performance filter, Spiral combo brush, side brush, No Go Lines, Multiple Floors Plans, 120 min battery life (lithium ion), Zone Cleaning, 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz Wifi, Manual Drive Remote Control and Quick Boost Charging 

 

Neato Botvac D80/85 vs D3, D4, D5, D6 & D7: Similarities

All are robo vacs

All are for hard floors and thin carpets

All can clean up pet hair, and regular dirt/debris

All have a D Shape design

All have LaserSmart mapping & navigation

All have a rechargeable battery

All have buttons on the vacuum for one touch cleaning

All vacuums automatically re-dock and recharge, and resume cleaning

All vacuums are bagless vacs with containers

All have smart sensors for detecting drops and objects

All have a 1 year limited warranty

 

In terms of similarities just between the D3 through D7:

All are robo vacs

All are for hard floors and thin carpets

All can clean up pet hair, and regular dirt/debris

All have a D Shape design

All have LaserSmart mapping & navigation

All have a rechargeable battery

All use the the Neato app on your phone to schedule cleanings daily, every other day, or on a schedule that works for you.

The app comes with software updates

You can control the vacuums from your phone, smartwatch, Amazon Echo, and Google Home.

All have rechargeable batteries

All have buttons on the vacuum for one touch cleaning

All vacuums automatically re-dock and recharge, and resume cleaning

All vacuums are bagless vacs with containers

All have smart sensors for detecting drops and objects

All have a 1 year limited warranty

 

Neato Robot Vacuum Reviews

Neato Botvac D3 Connected Robot Vacuum

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Features

A robo vac for both thin carpets, and hard floors

Can clean up pet hair, and regular dirt/debris 

Has a D-shape design, with a large core brush

Uses the Neato app on your phone to schedule cleanings daily, every other day, or on a schedule that works for you.

The app comes with software updates

You can control this vacuum from your phone, smartwatch, Amazon Echo, and Google Home.

Has LaserSmart technology that cleans your rooms in straight lines instead or random patterns

Has a standard performance filter that captures dust mites and allergens 

Also has buttons on the vacuum for one touch cleaning

Has a rechargeable battery – works for about 60 minutes on full charge

Is a self charging vacuum that automatically docks – and then it resumes cleaning by leaving the dock

Has a dust container/is a bagless vac

Has smart sensors to detect objects, and has anti drop off sensors

Has a 1 year limited warranty

 

Drawbacks

Not for medium to high pile carpets

The vacuum container is quite small

Not for large areas – more for small to medium sized rooms

Not a heavy duty vac – if you want heavy duty, get an upright vac

More for light duty cleaning

For low volume, and thinner pet hair – not for high volumes of thick pet hair

Doesn’t have a Side Brush, No Go Lines, Multiple Floor Plans, Zone Cleaning or Quick Boost Charging like the higher D models

 

Overall

As far as robotic vacuums go, the D3 is a good model, that lacks some of the extra features of some of the more advanced robo vacs on the market. If you want a light duty vac with App control from your smartphone, it’s worth you checking it out. Make sure you are aware of the warranty conditions and return policy before you buy to protect your investment. You might also like to read this guide which outlines some of the other top robot vacuum models for pet hair and general cleaning, as well as pet hair vacuum buyer’s tips.

 

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Neato Botvac D4 Connected Robot Vacuum

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Features

A robo vac for both thin carpets, and hard floors

Can clean up pet hair, and regular dirt/debris 

Has a D-shape design, with a large core brush

Uses the Neato app on your phone to schedule cleanings daily, every other day, or on a schedule that works for you.

The app comes with software updates

You can control this vacuum from your phone, smartwatch, Amazon Echo, and Google Home.

Has LaserSmart technology that cleans your rooms in straight lines instead or random patterns

Has a high performance filter that captures up to 99% of tiny dust mites and allergens as small as 10 microns

Allows you to set up virtual No-Go Lines that tell your robot where not to go, so it avoids things like pet bowls and piles of toys.

Also has buttons on the vacuum for one touch cleaning

Has a rechargeable battery – works for about 75 minutes on full charge

Allows quick boost charging

Is a self charging vacuum that automatically docks – and then it resumes cleaning by leaving the dock

Has a dust container/is a bagless vac

Has smart sensors to detect objects, and has anti drop off sensors

Has a 1 year limited warranty

 

Drawbacks

Not for medium to high pile carpets

The vacuum container is quite small

Not for large areas – more for small to medium sized rooms

Not a heavy duty vac – if you want heavy duty, get an upright vac

More for light duty cleaning

For low volume, and thinner pet hair – not for high volumes of thick pet hair

Doesn’t have Multiple Floor Plans, a Side Brush, or Zone Cleaning like the D6 or D7

 

Overall

As far as robotic vacuums go, the D4 is a good model that lacks some of the extra features of the more advanced robo vacs on the market. If you want a light duty vac that has App control from your smartphone, it’s worth you checking it out. Make sure you are aware of the warranty conditions and return policy before you buy to protect your investment. You might also like to read this guide which outlines some of the other top robot vacuum models for pet hair and general cleaning, as well as pet hair vacuum buyer’s tips.

 

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Neato Botvac D5 Connected Robot Vacuum

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Features

A robo vac for both thin carpets, and hard floors

Can clean up pet hair, and regular dirt/debris 

Has a D-shape design, with a large core brush

Uses the Neato app on your phone to schedule cleanings daily, every other day, or on a schedule that works for you.

The app comes with software updates

You can control this vacuum from your phone, smartwatch, Amazon Echo, and Google Home.

Has LaserSmart technology that cleans your rooms in straight lines instead or random patterns

Has an ultra performance filter captures up to 99% of tiny dust mites and allergens as small as 10 microns

Also has buttons on the vacuum for one touch cleaning

Also has side brushes to clean walls and edges

Has a rechargeable battery – works for about 90 minutes on full charge

Is a self charging vacuum that automatically docks – and then it resumes cleaning by leaving the dock

Has a dust container/is a bagless vac

Has smart sensors to detect objects, and has anti drop off sensors

Has a 1 year limited warranty

 

Drawbacks

Not for medium to high pile carpets

The vacuum container is quite small

Not for large areas – more for small to medium sized rooms

Not a heavy duty vac – if you want heavy duty, get an upright vac

More for light duty cleaning

For low volume, and thinner pet hair – not for high volumes of thick pet hair

Doesn’t have No Go Lines, Multiple Floor Plans, or Quick Boost Charging like the D6 or D7

 

Overall

As far as robotic vacuums go, the D5 is a high quality, advanced model. If you want a light duty vac with scheduled cleaning and App control from your smartphone, it’s worth you checking it out. Make sure you are aware of the warranty conditions and return policy before you buy to protect your investment. You might also like to read this guide which outlines some of the other top robot vacuum models for pet hair and general cleaning, as well as pet hair vacuum buyer’s tips.

 

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Neato Botvac D6 Connected Robot Vacuum

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Features

A robo vac for both thin carpets, and hard floors

Can clean up pet hair, and regular dirt/debris 

Has a D-shape design, with a large Spiral Combo brush

Uses the Neato app on your phone to schedule cleanings daily, every other day, or on a schedule that works for you.

The app comes with software updates

You can control this vacuum from your phone, smartwatch, Amazon Echo, and Google Home.

Has LaserSmart technology that cleans your rooms in straight lines instead or random patterns

Has an ultra performance filter captures up to 99% of tiny dust mites and allergens as small as 10 microns

You can use No Go Lines programming to stop the vacuum from going in lines or areas you want 

Has a side brush for walls and edges

Also has buttons on the vacuum for one touch cleaning

Also has side brushes to clean walls and edges

Has Multi Room Floor Plans – Create a plan for every story. If you have a multi-story home, you’ll love the multiple floor plans feature

Has a rechargeable battery – works for about 120 minutes on full charge

Has Quick Boost Charging

Is a self charging vacuum that automatically docks – and then it resumes cleaning by leaving the dock

Has a dust container/is a bagless vac

Has smart sensors to detect objects, and has anti drop off sensors

Has a 1 year limited warranty

 

Drawbacks

Not for medium to high pile carpets

The vacuum container is quite small

Not for large areas – more for small to medium sized rooms

Not a heavy duty vac – if you want heavy duty, get an upright vac

More for light duty cleaning

For low volume, and thinner pet hair – not for high volumes of thick pet hair

Doesn’t have Zone Cleaning like the D7

 

Overall

As far as robotic vacuums go, the D6 is a an advanced model. If you want a light duty vac with App control from your smartphone, it’s worth you checking it out. Make sure you are aware of the warranty conditions and return policy before you buy to protect your investment. You might also like to read this guide which outlines some of the other top robot vacuum models for pet hair and general cleaning, as well as pet hair vacuum buyer’s tips.

 

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Neato Botvac D7 Connected Robot Vacuum

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Features

A robo vac for both thin carpets, and hard floors

Can clean up pet hair, and regular dirt/debris 

Has a D-shape design, with a large Spiral Combo brush

Uses the Neato app on your phone to schedule cleanings daily, every other day, or on a schedule that works for you.

The app comes with software updates

You can control this vacuum from your phone, smartwatch, Amazon Echo, and Google Home.

Has LaserSmart technology that cleans your rooms in straight lines instead or random patterns

Has an ultra performance filter captures up to 99% of tiny dust mites and allergens as small as 10 microns

You can use No Go Lines programming to stop the vacuum from going in lines or areas you want 

Has a side brush for walls and edges

Also has buttons on the vacuum for one touch cleaning

Also has side brushes to clean walls and edges

Has Multi Room Floor Plans – Create a plan for every story. If you have a multi-story home, you’ll love the multiple floor plans feature

Has a rechargeable battery – works for about 120 minutes on full charge

Has Quick Boost Charging

Has zone cleaning, where you can target the trouble areas in your home more frequently. (Available via software update in Fall 2018)

Is a self charging vacuum that automatically docks – and then it resumes cleaning by leaving the dock

Has a dust container/is a bagless vac

Has smart sensors to detect objects, and has anti drop off sensors

Has a 1 year limited warranty

 

Drawbacks

Not for medium to high pile carpets

The vacuum container is quite small

Not for large areas – more for small to medium sized rooms

Not a heavy duty vac – if you want heavy duty, get an upright vac

More for light duty cleaning

For low volume, and thinner pet hair – not for high volumes of thick pet hair

 

Overall

As far as robotic vacuums go, the D7 is a high quality, advanced model. If you want a light duty vac with scheduled cleaning and App control from your smartphone, it’s worth you checking it out. Make sure you are aware of the warranty conditions and return policy before you buy to protect your investment. You might also like to read this guide which outlines some of the other top robot vacuum models for pet hair and general cleaning, as well as pet hair vacuum buyer’s tips.

 

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Neato Botvac D80 Robot Vacuum

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Features

A robo vac for both thin carpets, and hard floors

Can clean up pet hair, and regular dirt/debris 

Has a D-shape design

Comes with both the spiral blade brush (works great on all floors) and the combo brush (picks up all types of hair and is quieter too).

Also has a side brush for walls and edges

Has LaserSmart technology with laser floor mapping and real-time object detection to map the room, plan and methodically clean—instead of just bumping around.

Uses the Advanced SpinFlow Power Clean system that picks up more debris

Has CornerClever technology that gets close to walls and into corners offering maximum hair pickup

Has a high performance filter that captures allergens and debris

Has buttons that allows you to program the vacuum, or automatically schedule the vac

Has a rechargeable battery 

Is a self charging vacuum that automatically docks – and then it resumes cleaning by leaving the dock

Has a dust container/is a bagless vac – 0.7-liter dirt bin 

Has smart sensors to detect objects, and has anti drop off sensors

Has a 1 year limited warranty

Comes with Robot Vacuum Installed, High Performance Filter, Combo Brush, Side Brush, Integrated Charge Base, Power Cord, Spiral Blade Brush, 1 Extra High Performance Filter, Cleaning Tool, and Boundary Markers

 

Drawbacks

Not for medium to high pile carpets

The vacuum container is quite small

Not for large areas – more for small to medium sized rooms

Not a heavy duty vac – if you want heavy duty, get an upright vac

More for light duty cleaning

For low volume, and thinner pet hair – not for high volumes of thick pet hair

Doesn’t have smartphone app or Smart Home programming

 

Overall

As far as robotic vacuums go, the D80 is OK, but the Neato D3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 models are better in our opinion with their smartphone app programming. Make sure you are aware of the warranty conditions and return policy before you buy if you do get it. You might also like to read this guide which outlines some of the other top robot vacuum models for pet hair and general cleaning, as well as pet hair vacuum buyer’s tips.

 

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Neato Botvac D85 Robot Vacuum Review

NOTE: When we checked Neato’s website on September 24, 2018 – the D80 and D85 had the same specifications and are the same model.

  • https://www.neatorobotics.com/robot-vacuum/botvac-d-series/botvac-d80-85/ 
  • https://www.neatorobotics.com/robot-vacuum/botvac-d-series/botvac-d85/ 

… “The Neato D80 / D85 feature Neato’s exclusive LaserSmart™ technology for a thorough, speedy, and precise clean. These models include a High Performance Filter and Combo Brush that is uniquely designed to pick up pet hair. The Combo Brush is quieter, especially on hard floors like wood and tile. 

It tackles up to 3000 square feet of floor space per cleaning cycle with ease and automatically recharges. Neato’s distinct D-shape design allows the D80 / D85 to get deep into corners and close to walls, unlike round robots. 

With the LCD screen, you can stop, start, and schedule cleanings on the robot. You can even do spot cleaning at the push of a button.”

 

Neato XV Signature Pro Pet Robot Vacuum

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Features

For hard floors and thin carpets

Can clean up pet hair, and regular dirt/debris with a combo brush that is uniquely designed to pick up pet hair

Has improved aerodynamic design that hugs the floor for superior pickup on all floor types

Comes with 2 x High Performance Filters for absorbing allergens and particles

Has a D Shape design

Has LaserSmart mapping & navigation

Has a NiMH rechargeable battery

Has an LED screen and buttons on the vacuum for touch program cleaning. You can also schedule cleaning

Automatically re-docks and recharges, and resumes cleaning once charged

Is a bagless vacuum with a dirt container

Has smart sensors for detecting drops and objects

Has a 1 year limited warranty

Comes with the Robot Vacuum, Charge Base, Charge Cord, Combo Brush, Blade Brush, High Performance Filter (2), Batteries, Boundary Markers

 

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Neato XV Signature Robot Vacuum

Features

For hard floors and thin carpets

Can clean up pet hair, and regular dirt/debris with a combo brush that is uniquely designed to pick up pet hair

Has a D Shape design

Has LaserSmart mapping & navigation

Has a NiMH rechargeable battery

Has an LED screen and buttons on the vacuum for touch program cleaning. You can also schedule cleaning

Automatically re-docks and recharges, and resumes cleaning once charged

Is a bagless vacuum with a dirt container

Has smart sensors for detecting drops and objects

Has a 1 year limited warranty

Doesn’t come with the Combo Brush for Pet Hair

Comes with the Robot Vacuum, Charge Base, Charge Cord, Blade Brush, High Performance Filter (1), Batteries, Boundary Markers

 

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Neato XV-21 Pet & Allergy Robot Vacuum

Features

For hard floors and thin carpets

Can clean up pet hair, and regular dirt/debris with a combo brush that is uniquely designed to pick up pet hair

Has a D Shape design

Has LaserSmart mapping & navigation

Has a NiMH rechargeable battery

Has an LED screen and buttons on the vacuum for touch program cleaning. You can also schedule cleaning

Automatically re-docks and recharges, and resumes cleaning once charged

Is a bagless vacuum with a dirt container

Has smart sensors for detecting drops and objects

Has a 1 year limited warranty

Comes with the Robot Vacuum, Charge Base, Charge Cord, Combo Brush, Blade Brush, High Performance Filter (1), Batteries, Boundary Markers

 

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Neato Robot Vacuums: Buyer’s Guide

Who Might The Neato Botvac D3 Connected Robot Vacuum Be For?

Those looking for a:

Advanced robotic vac, that is smartphone enabled

Robotic vac for pet hair

Robotic vac for hardwood and low pile carpets

 

Who Might The Neato Botvac D3 Connected Robot Vacuum NOT Be For?

Those looking for a:

Heavy duty vac

Vac for medium to high pile carpets

Cheap vac

 

Who Might The Neato Botvac D4 Connected Robot Vacuum Be For?

Those looking for a:

Robo vac that is smartphone enabled

Robotic vac for pet hair

Robotic vac for hardwood and low pile carpets

 

Who Might The Neato Botvac D4 Connected Robot Vacuum NOT Be For?

Those looking for a:

Heavy duty vac

Vac for medium to high pile carpets

Cheap vac

 

Who Might The Neato Botvac D5 Connected Robot Vacuum Be For?

Those looking for a:

Advanced robotic vac, that is smartphone enabled

Robotic vac for pet hair

Robotic vac for hardwood and low pile carpets

 

Who Might The Neato Botvac D5 Connected Robot Vacuum NOT Be For?

Those looking for a:

Heavy duty vac

Vac for medium to high pile carpets

Cheap vac

 

Who Might The Neato Botvac D6 Connected Robot Vacuum Be For?

Those looking for a:

Advanced robotic vac, that is smartphone enabled

Robotic vac for pet hair

Robotic vac for hardwood and low pile carpets

 

Who Might The Neato Botvac D6 Connected Robot Vacuum NOT Be For?

Those looking for a:

Heavy duty vac

Vac for medium to high pile carpets

Cheap vac

 

Who Might The Neato Botvac D7 Connected Robot Vacuum Be For?

Those looking for a:

Advanced robotic vac, that is smartphone enabled

Robotic vac for pet hair

Robotic vac for hardwood and low pile carpets

 

Who Might The Neato Botvac D7 Connected Robot Vacuum NOT Be For?

Those looking for a:

Heavy duty vac

Vac for medium to high pile carpets

Cheap vac

 

Who Might The Neato Botvac D80 Robot Vacuum Be For?

Those looking for a:

Robotic vac for pet hair

Robotic vac for hardwood and low pile carpets

 

Who Might The Neato Botvac D80 Robot Vacuum NOT Be For?

Those looking for a:

Heavy duty vac

Vac for medium to high pile carpets

Cheap vac

 

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