Ecovacs Deebot X1 Omni in the test: wiping and vacuum cleaning robot with multifunctional dock

Deebot X1 Omni review

From my point of view, testing robot vacuums is always a ride on the razor blade. Sometimes the devices themselves are good, but the app is atrocious. Or they suck well, but the planning of the rides is totally bad. Or the app is good, but the thing just can't handle dog hair. But sometimes you also have a model where you don't really have anything to complain about. And that brings us to it Ecovac's Deebot X1 Omni.

The Ecovacs robotic mop and vacuum is definitely a pretty thing. But what good is it for wiping and vacuuming? You can find out here in the test report.

The Ecovacs robotic mop and vacuum is definitely a pretty thing. But what good is it for wiping and vacuuming? You can find out here in the test report.

This set is a vacuum cleaning robot with a mop function that comes with a multifunction dock. It is, so to speak, the all-in-one solution for vacuuming and wiping.

Ecovacs sent me the device for a test report and I drove it through all the problem areas and obstacles for you here in the house so that I can give you honest feedback.

300,00 EUR
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Specifications of the Ecovacs Deebot X1 Omni

As always, let's start with the technical data, which I usually collect from all possible sources so that the list is as complete as possible.

  • Brand: Ecovacs
  • Model: Deebot X1 Omni
  • Type: Robot vacuum mop with auto dump dock
  • Dimensions (robot): 362 x 362 x 103 mm
  • Weight: 18,7 kg (dock + robot)
  • Standby power consumption of the dock: approx. 1-2 watts (self-measured)
  • Noise level (dB): ≤66 (vacuum) / ≤68 (vacuum & wipe)
  • Suction power: 5000 Pa
  • Runtime: 140 min
  • Charging time: 6,5 h
  • Rated power (robot): 45 W
  • Rated Voltage (Robot): 14,8V
  • Navigation Type: TrueMapping 2.0
  • Cleaning Mode: Auto, Area, Custom
  • Carpet detection: yes (automatic increase in suction power)
  • Dust container: 400 ml
  • Waste water and cleaning water tanks: 4000 ml each
  • Mapping via app: yes (up to 3 maps)
  • Voice messages: yes (also in German)
  • Scheduling: yes
  • Continue cleaning: yes
  • Suction station: yes
  • Wipe station: yes
  • Mop drying, yes, hot air
  • Wiping technique: rotation, 2 wiping pads
  • Specifying the amount of water per room when wiping: yes
  • Colors: black
  • Price: approx. 1200 EUR (at Amazon)

What's in the box

Robot, charging base, power cord, wiper rotation plates, side brushes (2), wipers (4), main roller (in robot), cleaning tool and two water tanks (in dock), two vacuum bags (for dock)

The package with the robot vacuum and dock weighed around 25 kg, which is quite a lot. But the robot alone weighs noticeably more than mine

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Ecovac's Deebot X1 Omni is the luxury class

There are currently three Deebot X1 models: X1 Plus, X1 Turbo and X1 Omni. The Deebot X1 Omni is the “bottom right model” – i.e. the most expensive with the most features.

It is also the only Deebot X1 model that offers a suction station and in which the mop drying works with hot air.

The detachable, silver plate on the Deebot gives it an attractive look, whereby the solution with the plate is also more practical in everyday life than a hinged lid.

The detachable, silver plate on the Deebot gives it an attractive look, whereby the solution with the plate is also more practical in everyday life than a hinged lid.

 

The construction of the Deebot X1 Omni is quick and easy and is limited to inserting brushes and removing transport locks from the vacuum cleaning robot and station. And of course you still have to install the app.

The construction of the Deebot X1 Omni is quick and easy and is limited to inserting brushes and removing transport locks from the vacuum cleaning robot and station. And of course you still have to install the app.

Look and finish of the Deebot X1 Omni

The appearance of the Deebot X1 Omni was designed by a Danish design office, which I think you can see. The station has an elegant look and the vacuum cleaner is covered with a silver plate, which makes it look very classy.

Despite everything - and even the best design doesn't help here - the station is surprisingly large and quite a block that is not easy to hide in the living room. No wonder, because the station contains the suction device and space for the dirt collection bag, as well as two 4-litre water containers for the wiping function.

In addition, the charging electronics, the suction, the pump for the cleaning liquids and the hot air drying for the mops must be accommodated. So it's not surprising that the dock is so big.

The processing of the station and the robot is extremely good. Everything looks very solid and the removable parts, such as the water tank, the dirt tank and the like are robustly built and work perfectly in use and without getting caught anywhere.

You can't "only" vacuum with the attached mop plates because the plates are so close to the floor. If you just want to vacuum, you have to remove the plates - that's done in 10 seconds.

You can't "only" vacuum with the attached mop plates because the plates are so close to the floor. If you just want to vacuum, you have to remove the plates - that's done in 10 seconds.

What can the Deebot X1 Omni actually do?

I'll put this together as a list so you don't have to read long texts forever. I think the key points make it clearer and you can see what the set does more quickly:

  • The robot vacuums or vacuums and mops. If you have not plugged in the two rotating mops, it recognizes this and is in suction mode.
  • When the robot wipes, it does so with two rotating mops.
  • The Deebot X1 Omni can drive to the station independently while vacuuming, have the dirt container vacuumed and continue cleaning.
  • There are two settings for emptying the dust bin, one that's timed and one that's supposed to work 'intelligently' by seemingly estimating the amount of dirt that's been sucked up.
  • A camera is installed on the front of the vacuum cleaner, which you can call up live on the iPhone (you can then see what the vacuum cleaner sees).
  • The camera on the front controls functions such as the "strategic removal of large particles". The camera thus recognizes larger particles that would otherwise be thrown away by the side brushes and collects them in a targeted manner without the particles being wiped away by the side brush.
  • The vacuum cleaner has a carpet detection and automatically increases the suction power when it is on a carpet.
  • There is a waste water tank and a cleaning water tank in the station. This ensures that the mops are always clean in wiping mode. During cleaning, he can drive to the station and have it rinsed out.
  • After wiping, the mops are dried in the station with hot air, which is very quiet. The hot air option can also be deactivated.
  • Every few days, the station performs a self-clean to keep the lines clean.
  • You can specify for each room how much suction power it should use and how much water it should use when wiping.

Now you have a small impression of what the station and the robot can do. There is basically nothing that I would miss. The question now is how well the individual elements work in practice. And now we come to that...

Several sensors and a camera are installed in the front of the Deebot X1 Omni. The robot can also use the sensors to scan the environment in 3D and create a 3D floor plan of the living space.

Several sensors and a camera are installed in the front of the Deebot X1 Omni. The robot can also use the sensors to scan the environment in 3D and create a 3D floor plan of the living space.

The dust container - small but easy to handle

When I assembled the vacuum cleaner robot, I immediately noticed the dust container, which is noticeably smaller than that of my Roborock S6. However, if you put the two containers next to each other, you can see that the difference is visible but not that big.

Added to this is the benefit of the Deebot X1 Omni, which empties its bin when it is full. We'll get to how well this works later.

If you have to empty the dirt container by hand (I only did it a few times for the test), this is relatively easy. One can open a long flap by opening a latched tab. This allows you to easily empty the container without dusting yourself. So the handling is very good.

The dirt container is smaller on the Deebot X1 than on the Roborock S6, but the Deebot can empty itself at any time at its station, which easily makes up for the difference (photos: Sir Apfelot).

The dirt container on the Deebot X1 is smaller than on the Roborock S6, but the Deebot can empty itself at any time at its station, which easily makes up for the difference (photos: Sir Apfelot).

Automatic suction after cleaning or interval

I didn't understand the settings of the automatic suction for emptying the dust container at first. But that was partly due to the fact that I didn't read the small hints in the app carefully. But now I get it and I want to explain it - in case there are other people who are a bit slow in the head:

  1. AUTO – After a full cleaning, Deebot will drive back to the dock and can be emptied. This option is for dwellings that are rather lightly polluted.
  2. Intelligent – ​​The Deebot always returns to the station and empties itself after a preset time interval (10, 15 or 25 minutes). This is helpful for more or less "dirty" apartments where a complete cleaning is not possible without the dust container becoming clogged.

I have set the option "Intelligent" with us, although I find the naming misleading. "Interval" would be more appropriate, because after all, it is not solved by clever programming, but simply by a time interval.

For us, 10 minutes is the right choice because our dog sheds an estimated 500 grams of dog hair a day and our Roborock S6 was fine with that, but I had to get up every few minutes and empty the dust container by hand.

With the automatic emptying after 10 minutes, this is perfectly solved, because the Deebot X1 Omni does not clog up when there are particularly hairy stains, since it runs to empty very often. And even if not all of it is vacuumed up one day because the container was already occupied by a dust bunny, there is a high probability that it will work the next day.

Thorough cleaning with wiping function

I've had a number of robotic vacuum cleaners that just pull a damp cloth behind them. I think most owners of a newer vacuum cleaning robot are familiar with this construction: Water slowly drips from a water tank onto the cloth and the robot has attached the cloth to the underside of the water tank and pulls it behind it when cleaning. You can imagine how well this works. Even the smallest unevenness in the floor ensures that areas are not wiped because the cloth does not touch the floor.

The Deebot X1 Omni works differently because it has two attachable wiping surfaces, which can each be equipped with a round wiping cloth. When cleaning, these mops (mops?!) rotate and do a lot more cleaning than a cloth that just glides across the floor.

To activate the wiping function, just plug in the two cleaning plates and the Deebot automatically switches to wiping mode.

To activate the wiping function, just plug in the two cleaning plates and the Deebot automatically switches to wiping mode.

I tried this wiping function in our bathroom, which I usually use with the Redkey W12 clean. The disadvantage of this device is that it does not reach the edge of the floor and therefore always 2 centimeters remain unwiped at the edge.

The result that the Deebot X1 Omni delivers when wiping was very impressive in the first test. There was still a light stain on the tiles in one spot, but when I sent it into the bathroom again the next day, this stain was also a thing of the past. And it wiped to the edge - so better than the Redkey W12, which I also have to be a part of.

Automatic mop cleaning

The function for cleaning the mop plates is also practical. If the Deebot X1 Omni is back in the dock, this is done automatically. If you then don't intervene, it also starts drying the wipes, but I have always stopped that because we mainly use it as a vacuum cleaning robot and I simply leave the wipers somewhere to dry after use.

The Ecovacs vacuum cleaning robot is good for us, but in principle we only have the bathroom and the basement, which can be mopped. The Deebot X1 Omni should show its full potential in households that mainly have smooth, wipeable floors, so that it can clean large areas.

In the station there are two water tanks for fresh water and dirty water. Here you can see the fresh water into which I poured some all-purpose cleaner (photos: Sir Apfelot).

In the station there are two water tanks for fresh water and dirty water. Here you can see the fresh water into which I poured some all-purpose cleaner (photos: Sir Apfelot).

Suction station for pet owners

I was already using a Yeedi vacuum with a suction station a few months ago, but the problem with this station was that although it removed dust and crumbs from the robot's dust container, it failed with the pet hair.

The problem was that the suction power was not high and the pet hair got stuck in the suction opening of the dust container. The result was that it gradually became fuller and at some point reported that the roll was clogged. The device was not recommended for owners of dogs or cats.

The Ecovacs Deebot X1 Omni plays in a completely different league here. I sent him through our living room for an endurance test, which hadn't been vacuumed for days. There were tangles of dog hair under the sofa - really mean and overly bad circumstances.

I was excited for the first emptying and I have to say I was extremely surprised because you could hear the "Flop" being used to vacuum the dog hair. And he has not only managed to do this once, but always – without a single exception.

In my opinion, the Deebot X1 Omni is therefore the top recommendation for dog and cat owners who otherwise have to struggle with clogged vacuum robots.

On the left you can see the rubber cover for the suction channel on the robot and on the right you can see the bag in which the dirt ends up after suction.

On the left you can see the rubber cover for the suction channel on the robot and on the right you can see the bag in which the dirt ends up after suction.

 

After vacuuming, only pieces of bark and wood remained in the box, which our dog had broken up and left lying on the floor. Everything else - even pebbles from our renovation were sucked into the bag with no problem.

After vacuuming, only pieces of bark and wood remained in the box, which our dog had broken up and left lying on the floor. Everything else - even pebbles from our renovation were sucked into the bag with no problem.

Off-road skills with tangled cables and edges

There's one more thing the Deebot X1 Omni is pretty much unbeatable at: driving around and over obstacles. I deliberately let it move into an area in my office that has previously caused problems with every robot because there are a lot of cables lying around there. If vacuum cleaning robots managed to get through the power cables, then at the latest when the charging cables were not plugged in, they were pulled into the roller.

The Deebot X1 Omni drove into this area and clearly had difficulties. But he moved around in it for minutes and never got stuck or sucked in a cable. He was busy for a while but ended up solving everything without a hitch.

Another problem for other vacuum cleaners are the legs from a desk on ours. These look roughly like a U rotated 90 degrees. So you have a large area that lies on the ground and that some models have repeatedly driven on - including my Roborock S6. Once on, the wheels hang in the air and the robots report an error because they can't get off.

The Deebot X1 Omni has also avoided this difficulty by correctly recognizing the table leg as an obstacle that you should not drive onto.

I hope you can see here the cable clutter that the Ecovacs vacuum cleaning robot had to deal with. It took its time but didn't even get stuck or eat a cable.

I hope you can see here the cable clutter that the Ecovacs vacuum cleaning robot had to deal with. It took its time but didn't even get stuck or eat a cable.

Volume of the Ecovacs Deebot X1 Omni

An important point that immediately struck me about the device is the low noise level with which it operates - even in standard mode. From time to time I had the feeling that it might not be vacuuming at all, but that was deceptive, because it cleans everything - even with little noise. He doesn't have a problem with dog hair even in standard mode, so I don't need max mode.

The only thing that sometimes makes noise for 5 or 10 seconds is the suction station when the robot is being emptied. And that is then significantly louder than the vacuum cleaning robot itself.

A detail that I really like: a real on/off switch that actually disconnects the power (photo: Sir Apfelot).

A detail that I really like: a real on/off switch that actually disconnects the power (photo: Sir Apfelot).

Pros and cons of the Ecovacs Deebot X1 Omni

I'm a big fan of lists of pros and cons, because this way you can get an idea of ​​the tested device without having to read the entire article. So here is my list for you:

Benefits of the Deebot X1 Omni

  • Suction station works great
  • Cleaning even of large living areas through automatic continuation after emptying
  • automatic mop cleaning during cleaning
  • Station has an automatic self-cleaning function
  • Vacuum cleaning robot is extremely quiet
  • he copes with all sorts of obstacles and doesn't get stuck
  • the station can also empty balls of long dog hair without any problems
  • you can schedule cleaning times and set no-disturb times
  • he has a built-in voice assistant that you can activate with "Ok Yiko" (I hardly used it, but it works)
  • determine the room sequence when cleaning
  • there is an option that each room is cleaned directly 2x
  • in the map of the apartment you can define the amount of water for each room individually (if you want to clean the tiles in the bathroom with a lot of water, but the laminate in the hallway with only a little water)
  • automatic map generation during the first cleaning run
A small disadvantage: there is no place to put the rotation plates and when you plug them into the robot, it switches to mopping mode.

A small disadvantage: there is no place to put the rotation plates and when you plug them into the robot, it switches to mopping mode.

Disadvantages of the Deebot X1 Omni

  • high price
  • long charging time (6,5 h)
  • Map creation combined two rooms for me, which I later had to separate in the app
  • editing the floor plan in the app could be more convenient
  • the wiper discs cannot be retracted and if you have a floor that must not get wet, then you have to pull them off
  • Docking station is big (but you can see why when you consider the tech packed inside)
  • in the app, under accessories, you are made aware of the individual spare parts and you are also shown when it is time to change them, but unfortunately the links lead to non-existent sub-pages at Ecovacs
  • There is no storage facility in the station for the two rotary plates (for the mops), which you have to store temporarily if you only want to vacuum
  • the dust is collected in a disposable bag in the docking station – I would have preferred a box that can be emptied here
In the app you can see at any time how long an accessory will probably still be in service before it needs to be changed. You can even come into the shop, but these links don't work (yet). I think Ecovacs will certainly make improvements here.

In the app you can see at any time how long an accessory will probably still be in service before it needs to be changed. You can even come into the shop, but these links don't work (yet). I think Ecovacs will certainly make improvements here.

 

Here you can see three more screenshots from the app: On the left, the main screen of the device; in the middle the first map is being created and on the right is the finished 3D view of the floor plan. The carpets were recognized automatically and you can send the robot there with a tap on the respective carpet.

Here you can see three more screenshots from the app: On the left, the main screen of the device; in the middle the first map is being created and on the right is the finished 3D view of the floor plan. The carpets were recognized automatically and you can send the robot there with a tap on the respective carpet.

My conclusion: Perfect vacuum cleaner robot for animal hair

There are a few points that could be improved. For example, that you wouldn't have to buy vacuum cleaner bags for the station if the dirt were collected in a removable box. A replacement bag costs about 2 euros and will certainly last for several weeks, but I don't think vacuum cleaner bags are quite up to date anymore. The price (currently over 1000 euros) should also deter one or the other from the purchase.

More of a gimmick: you can use the app to watch live what the built-in camera in the robot sees. You can even send commands to the robot and stop it and use it to communicate with a person on site.

More of a gimmick: you can use the app to watch live what the built-in camera in the robot sees. You can even send commands to the robot and stop it and use it to communicate with a person on site.

But I can say that I like the overall package, even if I rarely use the really good wiping function (our wooden floors are treated with a special soap and may therefore only be vacuumed or wiped with the soap).

I particularly recommend the set of vacuum cleaner robot and docking station for people whose apartment or house is flooded with dog and cat hair. The Deebot X1 Omni does not clog when vacuuming and makes a complete cleaning with automatic emptying in between really possible even with animal hair, which no other device has done for me before.

That's why the device set is a high-quality recommendation from my point of view, but unfortunately it comes at a price.

You can currently buy the device 20% discount on Amazon or via this product box:

300,00 EUR
ECOVACS DEEBOT X1 OMNI, vacuum cleaner robot with mopping function and multifunctional...
  • X-TRA PRACTICAL: Vacuum robot with wiping function and automatic dust removal and water cleaning, the DEEBOT X1 ...
  • X-TRA POWERFUL: Vacuum robot for animal hair (cat hair, dog hair) - The DEEBOT X1 OMNI as a vacuum cleaner robot...
  • X-TRA HIGH QUALITY: Vacuum robot with suction station - The DEEBOT X1 OMNI is a vacuum cleaner robot with suction station and ...
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