Shark Navigator vs Rotator vs Rocket vs APEX vs Vertex: Comparison


When it comes to vacuums, we are interested in the ones that have the capability to clean up pet hair.

Shark has several ranges of vacuums that fit into this category.

In this guide, we’ve compared the Shark Navigator vs Rotator vs Rocket vs APEX vs Vertex ranges and models.

We’ve listed some of the main features of each vacuum, and considered which one might be better to get.

The information should help you decide whether you want to look further into them or not.

Let’s take a better look at them.


(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)

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Shark Navigator vs Rotator vs Rocket vs APEX vs Vertex

If you prefer, you can go straight to viewing a selection of these vacuums here:





Shark Rocket Stick Vacs


APEX Upright


APEX Stick Vacs (DuoClean & UpLight)


Vertex Upright


Vertex Stick Vacs


Shark Navigator vs Rotator vs Rocket vs APEX vs Vertex: Main Differences, & Which To Get?

We’ve outlined what each range and model offers in the guides linked to in the ‘Main Features’ section below (click through to those guides for greater detail on each model).

But, as a summary:



Consists of the Lift Away, Deluxe, Professional, Speed, Pet Pro, Pet Plus, and Freestyle models.

We think the Deluxe and Professional models are two of the best mid tier vacuums on the market. They come with both regular Lift Away capability, and a range of cleaning tools. The Professional model currently comes with a Pet Power Brush tool.

The Pet Pro and Pet Plus models are made to deal with pet hair.

These are all corded vacuums.

The Freestyle model on the other hand is a cordless, battery operated vacuum.



Consists of the Professional and the TruePet, and both are well rated.

They both have swivel steering, and rotator technology.

The TruePet offers the point of difference of having Powered Lift Away compared to regular Lift Away.

Powered Lift Away allows the brush in the vacuum head to keep spinning whilst the canister/pod is lifted away.



The above vacuum ranges are mostly upright vacuums.

The Rocket range is mostly stick vacuums, and there’s several models in the Rocket range (Ultra Light, Pet, Pet Pro, Deluxe Pro/Pet Plus, and DuoClean), 

They are mostly corded, but there’s a cordless stick model as well.

They mostly have the ability to detach into a handheld vac from the full length stick vac as well.

The Rocket range of vacs are a great option as more affordable to mid tier stick vacs.



There’s both upright, and stick vacuums in the APEX range.

The APEX DuoClean upright has Powered Lift Away, the DuoClean brush system (with dual drushrolls – a soft brush and a bristle brush), and a Zero M brush roll that is designed to deal with pet hair wrap.

The APEX stick vacs are designed to be more powerful than the Rocket range stick vacs.



Also has an upright vacuum model, and stick vacuums available.

The upright model has Powered Lift Away, the DuoClean Powerfins brush roll design. Powerfins DuoClean consists of a Powerfins brush for constant and deep cleaning, and a soft roller for fine cleaning and polishing.

The stick vacuums also have the Powerfins system, and are designed to be more powerful than the Rocket stick vacs.

The Vertex range is currently Shark’s most advanced/latest range of vacuums.


Shark Navigator vs Rotator vs Rocket vs APEX vs Vertex: Main Features


There’s several different variations of the Navigator range. You can read comparison guides of each here:

Shark Navigator Lift Away vs Deluxe vs Professional vs Speed: Comparison

Shark Navigator Pet Pro vs Pet Plus vs BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser vs Dyson Animal: Comparison

Shark Navigator Freestyle vs HOOVER Linx: Comparison



Shark Rotator Professional vs TruePet Comparison Guide



Shark Rocket Ultra Light vs Pet vs Pet Pro vs Deluxe Pro/Pet Plus vs DuoClean: Comparison


APEX, & Vertex (separate ranges, but we’ve put them in the same comparison guides)

Shark APEX DuoClean Powered Lift Away vs Shark Vertex DuoClean PowerFins Powered Lift Away vs Dyson Ball Animal 2: Comparison

Shark APEX Stick (DuoClean & UpLight) vs Shark Rocket vs Shark Vertex vs Dyson V Series: Stick Vacuum Comparison


*Note that things such as the warranty length, cleaning accessory inclusions, and features can change over time. Check them before you purchase.


Best Vacuums For Pets

You can read about a list of the top rated vacuums for pets in this guide.



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