Bagotte BG700 Robot Vacuum Cleaner – Features and Price
The Bagotte BG700 robot vacuum cleaner is equipped with a large dust bin despite its particularly slim design, and it also works particularly quietly. In addition, it can be optionally controlled via the included remote control, via the app, or with Alexa or Google Assistant, if you wish. All sounds great, but we still noticed a major weakness that makes it unsuitable for some households.
The biggest weakness of Bagotte BG700, in our opinion, is that it only cleans by random navigation, and with a pretty average battery. This means in everyday use: The vacuum robot drives straight ahead until an obstacle blocks its path, then it turns at a random angle and continues in that direction. This type of vacuum cleaning takes much more time than map-based laser navigation and consumes a comparatively large amount of battery power. As the Bagotte BG700 can only last for a maximum of 100 minutes under ideal conditions, it is, therefore, suitable for apartments up to a maximum size of 650 square ft or for quick cleaning of a single room in between.
However, Bagotte BG700 is not recommended for users with many small rooms or a winding floor plan, because it may require many attempts to reach the door of a room at random.
When Bagotte BG700 is started, the vacuuming of carpets, tiles, or other hard floors starts immediately with the help of a 3-point cleaning system. For those who want to have the floor mopped too, an additional water tank can be purchased from the manufacturer. We rather advise against this feature, because the cleaning effect with this method hardly ever equals the human cleaning performance.
Users can control the Bagotte BG700 either via a timer, spontaneously via the included remote control, or app, depending on the intended use and personal preferences. Also, users can control the robot vacuum by voice command via Alexa and Google Assistant.
The Bagotte BG700 also offers the option of saving different cleaning schedules via its app for busy users. For example, the robot vacuum cleans early in the morning on Thursdays, in the afternoon on Monday and Wednesdays, and in the evening on Fridays.
Alternative to Bagotte BG700: Xiaomi SDJQR02RR
The Xiaomi SDJQR02RR vacuum robot, which has laser navigation, offers a good alternative to Bagotte BG700. On its first run, the vacuum robot creates a floor plan of its new home, which it then uses to orient itself. Doing so helps the device find its way around more easily in angled spaces. What’s more, Xiaomi SDJQR02RR boasts a higher suction power of 1,800 Pa (instead of Bagotte’s 1,600 Pa), plus its battery lasts more than twice as long.
Against these advantages, there are three disadvantages. The Xiaomi SDJQR02RR robot vacuum is considerably heavier, weighing 8.4 lbs, and at 3.8 inches, it is noticeably taller than Bagotte’s model. Nevertheless, its dust bin is almost a third smaller.
The cons of Bagotte BG700 include, in addition to its good suction performance praised by many customers, the above-average size of the dust bin, and the particularly slim design. As a result, it can work well under sofas, beds, or cupboards. The vacuum robot can easily overcome obstacles up to 0.59 inches high, such as doorsteps or carpet edges, during its journey. Regardless of which of its six cleaning modes is selected, the robot vacuum never exceeds 55 decibels and thus operates comparatively quietly. By comparison, even particularly quiet classic vacuum cleaners usually generate at least 10 decibels more noise.
The cons of Bagotte BG700 include, in addition to its good suction performance praised by many customers, the above-average size of the dust bin, and the particularly slim design. As a result, it can work well under sofas, beds, or cupboards.