Roborock S7 Pro Ultra review: what is Roborock's vacuum/mopping robot worth?

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For the end of the year, Roborock is launching the S7 Pro Ultra, a new vacuum/mopping robot with promising features. What is it worth on a daily basis? Response after a few weeks of testing.

Roborock S7 Pro Ultra test: what is Roborock's vacuuming/mopping robot worth?

In just a few years, Roborock has made a name for itself in the robot vacuum market. Formerly largely dominated by iRobot (recently acquired by Amazon), this market is exploding in France. After growth of 6.5 % in 2019 and 10.2 % in 2020, the category of small household appliances (PEM) for floor maintenance posted + 7.8 % in 2021 according to GfK. While stick vacuum cleaners still represent almost 50% of sales (353 million euros in value in 2021), small robots are increasingly popular (39 million euros in value in 2021, i.e. a growth of 35% compared to 2020).

While the competition is getting stronger, manufacturers must redouble their inventiveness to add this little thing that will make the difference. Or play on the quality-price ratio. It is on this second component that Roborock positioned itself as soon as it entered the market. With the S7 Pro Ultra, announced in the middle of the year, the manufacturer offers a complete and autonomous washing station for 899 euros when most competitors blithely exceed 1,000 euros.

Note that the price of 899 euros is the one displayed at the time of writing these lines. When launched in the summer of 2022, the price was 1,199 euros.

What is this new S7 Pro Ultra worth on a daily basis? Does Roborock hold one of its bestsellers? Response after several weeks of testing.

Summary

  • What we liked about the Roborock S7 Pro Ultra
    • Its all-in-one station
    • Its excellent aspiration
    • Its artificial intelligence (and the application)
  • What we didn't like about the Roborock S7 Pro Ultra
    • The mop is not effective enough
    • Disappointing obstacle avoidance
  • Our opinion on the Roborock S7 Pro Ultra

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What we liked about the Roborock S7 Pro Ultra

His all-in-one station

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The great strength of the Roborock S7 Pro Ultra, is its all-in-one maintenance station. Although imposing and made of black and white plastic, it is nonetheless elegant. Since its inception, Roborock has known how to make beautiful products, so this S7 Pro Ultra is no exception to the rule.

The station is divided into four parts: at the bottom, there is the robot's storage area, where it will come to recharge between each cleaning session. Above, three bins allow the robot to act independently.

On the right, the bin contains a dust bag that collects the dirt sucked up by the robot. It is changed or emptied on average every 7 weeks. In the center, a water tank to which you can add a floor cleaner fills the robot so that it goes to clean the surfaces. Roborock recommends using only its homemade cleaner. We used another product, without lathering it and had no problems. On the left, the last bin is responsible for collecting dirty water.

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Thanks to this complete station, your daily cleaning operations are therefore limited to filling/emptying the water tanks and changing the dust bag. Otherwise, a simple press of a button or a voice command can start the vacuum cleaner. Magical.

Its excellent suction

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“Want more suction? Well done . This is what we can read on the official Roborock website about the S7 Pro Ultra. The manufacturer has indeed doubled the suction power of its Pro model, capable of delivering 5100 Pa against 2500 Pa for the S7.

But summing up the suction quality at Pascal number would be insufficient. The materials used for the brushes, their position on the robot, the ability to overcome obstacles are all other criteria to take into account.

Good news, the S7 Pro Ultra ticks all the boxes. Powerful, it sucks up (almost) everything in its path. On hard surfaces such as parquet or tiles, almost all residues are sucked up. On short-pile carpets, 90% of dirt disappears. This figure drops to 75/80% on longer pile carpets.

These performances are therefore excellent and position the S7 Pro Ultra as one of the most efficient robot vacuum cleaners in matter of aspiration. Perhaps even sometimes a little too much (we will come back to this).

Note that the central brush and the side wheels are based on a “floating” mechanism. allowing to avoid boarding the knots of hair or hairs. If you have pets for example, the suction of the S7 Pro Ultra should satisfy you fully.

Its artificial intelligence (and the application)

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From the first minutes with the Roborock S7 Pro Ultra, you will have to download the Roborock application in order to configure it but also to access a slew of interesting features.

In itself, the S7 Pro Ultra is already a concentrate of artificial intelligence. Its various sensors are perfectly exploited to carry out a complete mapping of your home. This model is even without doubt one of the most gifted on the market in this exercise.

With disconcerting speed, the robot maps a 2D but also 3D plan of your home. It identifies furniture and can even tell what type of furniture is installed in a room.

The S7 Pro Ultra also adapts suction and cleaning to the surfaces it ventures on. For example, the mop is able to adapt to different floors. Thus, when the robot detects a carpet, the wet part is raised by 5 mm so as not to wet these surfaces.

Thanks to the Roborock application, you have access to a slew of usage options. First, there are those that allow you to personalize the cleaning. You can choose time slots, program scenarios, determine surfaces to clean or avoid, etc.

The application also allows you to monitor the state of health of your pet. cleaning. We find there each element that constitutes the robot with its state of form. If a part needs to be replaced, repaired or cleaned, the application indicates it. It even specifies upstream in how many cycles an element will have to be changed.

Among the other parameters we find the management of the mats (how the robot behaves when it arrives on this surface), maps, remote control or the voice and language of the robot. The S7 Pro Ultra can also be controlled by voice using Google Assistant, Alexa or Siri.

What we didn't like about the Roborock S7 Pro Ultra

The mop is not efficient enough

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To ensure wet cleaning of floors, Roborock relies on VibraRise, its vibration technology. The robot diffuses water via a tray covering a third of its surface and covered with a Velcro mop.

This operation is to be distinguished from rotating skates, such as those fitted to the Deebot X1 Turbo that we usually use and which proves to be more efficient. Indeed, the mop of the S7 Pro Ultra is content to pass over a task with very small rubbing movements caused by vibrations (3000 per minute announces the mark). The revolving pads, on the other hand, rub more forcefully on a surface.

The S7 Pro Ultra is therefore less good than its competitor in this area, but it remains the most efficient robot vacuum cleaner with vibration system. In concrete terms, you can expect it to clean superficial stains or liquids that have just been spilled. On the other hand, it will not get to the end of certain encrusted stains, even for only a few hours.

Disappointing obstacle avoidance

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Without a camera, but equipped with a LiDAR, the Roborock S7 Pro Ultra is not the most gifted to avoid small obstacles. If the 3D mapping system proves effective, the detection of small objects is impossible.

You will therefore have to prepare the ground well before launching the beast. Because the suction power is such that the robot takes everything in its path. From the sock, to the cable, passing by the small toy forgotten in a corner of the living room and even the shoes (damn laces) nothing can resist it.

Thus, we regularly found the robot in the middle of the living room with an object stuck in the central roller. The S7 Pro Ultra, like any robot vacuum cleaner, being there to save us the slightest effort, getting up several times to unblock the roller can quickly become annoying.

If you do not have the time or the inclination to prepare your surfaces before each wash, we therefore recommend opting for the superior model, equipped with a camera. If you have animals that tend to mark their territory anywhere, the S7 Pro Ultra will not be of much help to you since it is unable to detect droppings. You have been warned.

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Our opinion on the Roborock S7 Pro Ultra

Once again Roborock offers a product with a very interesting price-quality ratio. The S7 Pro Ultra is a very complete washing station, boosted with artificial intelligence and accompanied by a feature-packed application.

Other strengths of this vacuum/mopping robot include its suction power as well as its autonomous operation. The washing function deserved more attention, especially for the encrusted traces and the avoidance of obstacles leaves something to be desired. Apart from these two points, the S7 Pro Ultra will satisfy the most busy lazy among you.

If we would have undoubtedly been more severe at its launch in view of its price (1,199 €), the price of 899 euros displayed at the end of 2022 makes it a product with excellent value for money.

Roborock S7 Pro Ultra

899€

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8.9

Suction

9.5/10

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Washing

8.0/10

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Design and maintenance

9.5/10

AI and Application

8.0/10

Quality ratio- price

9.5/10

We love

  • Suction power
  • Mapping
  • Well-designed complete station
  • Good autonomy and recharging fast
  • Attractive price

We like less

  • Surface floor washing
  • No recognition of small obstacles
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