iRobot Roomba J6+ vs Roomba i4+

Further down the page, you’ll find some explanations regarding the key similarities and differences between the iRobot Roomba J6+ and the Roomba i4+.

But before checking out explanations regarding their design, cleaning performance, battery, and feature, here’s a table that summarizes the main technical summary sheet for these 2 robot vacuums:

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The Winner (#1)
iRobot Roomba j6+ (6550)...
The Runner-up (#2)
iRobot Roomba i4+ EVO...
Model
iRobot Roomba J6+
iRobot Roomba i4+
Weight
18.72 pounds
12 pounds
Suction Power
1800 PA
1800 PA
Carpet boost
Cleaning Area
185 m2
185m2
Dustbin Capacity
400 ml
400 ml
Hepa Filter
Battery Capacity
2210 mAh
2210mAh
Battery Life
100 min
100 min
Recharge & Resume
Mapping/ Path Planning
Mapping Sensor Type
Camera
iAdapt 2.0
Multi-Floor Maps
Digital Blocked Areas
Zoned Cleaning
Scheduling
User Rating
-
Price
$639.00
$416.03
The Winner (#1)
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iRobot Roomba j6+ (6550)...
Model
iRobot Roomba J6+
Weight
18.72 pounds
Suction Power
1800 PA
Carpet boost
Cleaning Area
185 m2
Dustbin Capacity
400 ml
Hepa Filter
Battery Capacity
2210 mAh
Battery Life
100 min
Recharge & Resume
Mapping/ Path Planning
Mapping Sensor Type
Camera
Multi-Floor Maps
Digital Blocked Areas
Zoned Cleaning
Scheduling
User Rating
Price
$639.00
More Info
The Runner-up (#2)
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iRobot Roomba i4+ EVO...
Model
iRobot Roomba i4+
Weight
12 pounds
Suction Power
1800 PA
Carpet boost
Cleaning Area
185m2
Dustbin Capacity
400 ml
Hepa Filter
Battery Capacity
2210mAh
Battery Life
100 min
Recharge & Resume
Mapping/ Path Planning
Mapping Sensor Type
iAdapt 2.0
Multi-Floor Maps
Digital Blocked Areas
Zoned Cleaning
Scheduling
User Rating
-
Price
$416.03
More Info

Design Comparison

Roomba J6+ measures 13.8 x 13.7 x 3.8 inches and weighs 13.6 pounds. Meanwhile, the Roomba i4+ measures 13.8 x 13.8 x 3.6 inches and weighs 8.6 pounds.

iRobot Roomba J6+ Robot Vacuum

Cleaning Performance Comparison

Suction Power & Noise

Both have a suction power of 1800 Pa and a noise level of 68 dba.

Robot’s ability to walk

Both have a cleaning area of 185 m2.

Thanks to the 20 mm (0.78 in) climbing ability, both of them are suitable for thicker carpets and can easily overpass a door threshold (if below 2 cm).

Both robots are equipped with a bunch of sensors that prevent bumping into things, falling, and keeping them at a distance of 10 mm from walls and furniture.

Dirt treatment

iRobot Roomba J6+ and Roomba i4+ both have dirt detection sensors. It is a system that recognizes high-traffic spots making a cleaner go over these zones a few times until it is clean

iRobot Roomba J6+ and i4+ both have a waste bin capacity of 400 ml.

When the dustbin inside the Roomba gets full, the robot vacuum returns to the charging dock, the base sucks up the debris from the container. When the Roomba is done emptying, it returns to continue cleaning. The base holds up to 30 robot’s bins, so you don’t have to empty it for about a month.

Filters

Under the lids of both dustbins, there is a HEPA filter that makes the robot safe for people with allergies and asthma. The filters of both Roomba are not removable for washing, you should change the filter every three months.

Ability to suck and sweep

Carpet boost: Roomba J6+ and Roomba i4+ Max have a sensor that can recognize carpets. When the vacuum is on the carpet, its suction power is increased to the maximum level automatically cleaning deeper.

Side brush: Both have a side brush made of rubber.

Unique Dual Multi-Surface Rubber Brushes don’t get tangled with pet hair. Brushes adjust and flex to stay in constant contact with carpets and hard floors.

Cleaning Brush: Both are equipped with a cleaning brush that has detachable tips and is easier to clean since hair mostly gets clogged around the edges. In addition, the newest brush has 250% more bristles providing a better pickup.

Ability to Mop the floor: Both devices can only sweep and vacuum

Battery Comparison

With 2210 mAh Lithium-Ion, Roomba J6+ can operate for about 100 minutes and takes 120 minutes to charge. Roomba i4+ uses a Lithium-Ion battery with a capacity of 2210mAh that can work for about 100 minutes and takes 120 minutes to fully charge.

If both vacuums don’t finish all the work on a single charge, it will automatically return to the charging dock. Resume intends that the robot will resume from where it left off after charging is complete. This feature is perfect for large households where the robot cannot clean the entire house on a single charge

iRobot Roomba i4+ Robot Vacuum

Feature Comparison

Mapping

Unlike robots that don’t have a map and move randomly until the battery runs out, Roomba navigates efficiently. It moves back and forth in straight lines methodically covering the cleaning area based on the map it generates.

Roomba J6+ uses a camera sensor to map your home layout; the Roomba i4+ uses an iAdapt 2.0 sensor. The camera suffers in dark rooms.

Roomba i4+ cannot store maps in memory. Roomba J6+ can store 10 different maps in memory.

Schedule activities

The Roomba i4+ only has basic scheduling features. You can only schedule it to work at a specific time and day of the week.

Roomba J6+ has an advanced scheduling feature. After mapping, you can divide the map into separate regions and give each area a name. With this feature, you can schedule cleaning by area, no-go zone, selected room cleaning, schedule, etc.

Roomba i4+ does not have a digital virtual wall creation feature but you can buy an additional virtual wall barrier to create a no-go zone.. meanwhile, Roomba J6+ is equipped with a digital virtual wall creation feature that helps create a no-clean zone, Zoned cleaning.

Zoned cleaning: The robot cleans within a particular zone

No-Go zone: keeps the Roomba off some zones

Room cleaning: can be ordered (or scheduled) to clean in a certain room or two.

Controls

Manually control it like a radio car. If you need the device to go to a specific spot, you can use the app remote control and manage its movements by sending it where you want to. Also, with the «Target Point» option you can tap on the map, and the robot will go to that place. Much easier than using the remote control.

Additionally, you can control the two robot vacuums by setting voice prompts through Amazon Alexa Support and Google Assistant Assistant.

Activity tracking

When Roomba finishes cleaning, you can view the results in the cleaning history. Both cannot be tracked in real-time, you cannot see their location while the robot is vacuuming.

Quick Rundown Of iRobot Roomba J6+

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iRobot Roomba J6+ Robot Vacuum
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iRobot Roomba J6+ Robot Vacuum
  • MORE THOUGHTFUL THAN YOU THOUGHT - iRobot OS powers your Roomba j6+ to clean the way you want it to. It avoids pet waste and cords and allows you to schedule multiple cleanings per day by continuously learning and adapting to your home.
  • AVOIDS PET ACCIDENTS ON PURPOSE – WE GUARANTEE IT - Only iRobot brings you P.O.O.P. (Pet Owner Official Promise). You can rely on your Roomba j6plus to avoid pet waste, or we’ll replace it for free. Additional terms and conditions apply – see iRobot website for full details.
  • CLEANS THE CRUMBS, AVOIDS THE CORDS - Cords stop most robots in their tracks but the Roomba j6+ keeps cleaning*. The Roomba j6+ robot vacuum uses iRobot OS Technology and PrecisionVision Navigation to recognize and avoid cords and pet waste.*Compared to robot vacuums with front facing cameras in August 2021, tested under standard lighting conditions
  • ATTACKS MESSES USING OUR POWERFUL, PROPRIETARY CLEANING SYSTEM - Powerful 3-Stage Cleaning System packs 10x the Power-Lifting Suction, an Edge-Sweeping Brush gets along walls and corners, and patented Dual Multi-Surface Rubber Brushes flex to adjust to different floor types and don’t get tangled with pet hair. Compared to the Roomba 600 series cleaning system.
  • EMPTIES ITS VACUUM BIN, SO CLEANING IS OFF YOUR MIND - Cleans up after itself, emptying its Vacuum Bin into an enclosed bag that holds up to 60 days of debris, which means two whole months of not thinking about vacuuming.

Pros
  • Advanced cleaning programming
  • Stores many advanced maps
Cons
  • No real-time monitoring while cleaning
  • High price


Quick Rundown Of iRobot Roomba i4+

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iRobot Roomba i4+ Robot Vacuum
  • 20 percent LARGER BATTERY – Larger battery for extended runtime. Compared to other Roomba i series Robot Vacuums
  • EMPTIES ITS VACUUM BIN, SO CLEANING IS OFF YOUR MIND - Cleans up after itself, emptying its Vacuum Bin into an enclosed bag that holds up to 60 days of debris, which means two whole months of not thinking about vacuuming.
  • CLEANS THE ROOMS YOU WANT WHEN YOU WANT - iRobot OS learns and personalizes your cleaning with Imprint Smart Mapping technology so you can direct it to clean any room you want, any time you want—either on a set schedule or in the moment.
  • SWEEPS UP DUST, DIRT AND DEBRIS WITH EASE - Experience a comprehensive clean with the powerful 3-Stage Cleaning System that pulls in dirt, debris, and pet hair from wherever it hides.
  • PRECISION CLEANING IN TIDY ROWS - Cleans intelligently in straight lines back and forth, to thoroughly clean your floors while navigating around furniture. When it needs to recharge, it will resume right where it left off ensuring a complete clean.

Pros
  • Lighter
  • Low cost
Cons
  • Unable to program advanced cleaning
  • Cannot store multiple maps


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