This post will review one of the most powerful robotic vacuum cleaners that I was lucky enough to test. This is the new 360 C50. The 360 company is popular abroad, and the flagship 360 robot vacuum cleaners, for example, the S7 or S9, are able to successfully compete with counterparts from well-known brands. With the same Roborock or Ecovacs Deebot. The younger version of the 360 C50 is equipped with a gyroscope for navigation, so the price tag at the time of the review is 200 dollars, which is a little more than $ 150. The price is just fire, but it can go up a little, because the review is prepared at the time of the sale. Next, I will show why I liked this robot so much and why, for its money, it is one of the best options on the market, if not the best. So let’s go!
The robot vacuum cleaner arrived in this box:
- Separate water tank with fitted microfiber cloth.
- Charging base.
- Universal power adapter with three types of electrical plugs, including the European standard.
- Instruction manual, which is also translated into English.
- Remote Control.
- Batteries to it.
- Brush for cleaning the dust container and center brush.
There are no spare consumables in the form of side brushes, napkins and a HEPA filter, but this is not critical for that kind of money. But there is a remote control.
Now let’s see how the 360 C50 works. It is black and has a glossy top cover. There is only 1 control button installed, this is start / pause. Case height 79 mm.
View from above
A dust collector is installed out of the box in the robot. It is removable from the back, the capacity is quite good, 510 ml. A protective shutter is installed inside the dust container to prevent accidental spilling of debris when the container is removed. Filtration system based on mesh and HEPA filter.
Dust container location
Instead of a dust collector, you can install a water tank. Above we see the terminals and next to them the pump. Accordingly, an electronic regulation of the water supply is provided.
The water tank is equipped with an additional compartment for dry waste. In the wet cleaning mode, the robot is able to sweep the debris, but not vacuum, keep this in mind. According to the manufacturer, the tank holds 300 ml of water, although the tank itself indicates 150 ml and one more division higher. The napkin is fastened with Velcro, water enters it through 4 holes with dispensers.
Let’s see how the robot is arranged from below. It has 2 side brushes, three-beam pile. They are fastened with screws. There are 3 fall protection sensors on the front. A turbo brush is installed in the center. The pile is not very dense, there are no silicone inserts. The brush mechanism is not collapsible.
Bottom view (without napkin)
Bottom view with napkin
In general, the robot performed well for its money. There are no complaints about the build quality.
I would like to highlight the main characteristics of the 360 C50:
|Cleaning type||Dry and wet|
|Battery capacity||2600 mAh|
|Suction power||up to 2600 Pa|
|Working hours||120 minutes|
|Charging time||240 minutes|
|Cleaning area||60-80 sq.m.|
|Dust collector||510 ml|
|Water tank||300 ml|
|Dimensions (edit)||315 * 315 * 79mm|
It is important to highlight only the suction power, and looking ahead I want to say that it is really very high, much higher than that of those new models that declare 2700 Pa. Further, I will definitely prove these words with a test.
The main functions are available in the proprietary mobile application, which must be downloaded and installed on a smartphone. To do this, use the QR code in the instructions. There should be no problems with the connection. The first time I got an error, but on the second, the robot quickly connected to the Wi-Fi network.
On the main working panel at the top, you can select one of three cleaning modes: perimeter, automatic and spot. In point mode, you can select separately the cleaning of a certain area where the robot will be transferred, as well as the number of passes by the robot. There is an imitation of the remote control for manual control.
The bottom row of buttons is a forced return to the base for charging, starting the automatic cleaning mode, adjusting the suction power (one of 4 levels) or adjusting the water supply (3 levels). Clicking on the “More” button opens up additional options.
You can set up cleaning according to a schedule, at the right time and day of the week, while choosing the power level. View the cleaning history, update the robot’s software, find it by a sound signal and track the status of consumables. In the settings section, you can share controls with other family members, change the name of the robot, enable do not disturb mode, adjust the volume of the voice alerts, and turn off the lights on the robot if necessary.
Settings and functions
By the way, 360 C50 speaks English. In addition, in the settings, you can view information about the device and, if necessary, reconnect the robot to the Wi-Fi network. Additionally, you can view system notifications and study the instruction manual in electronic form.
Also, some 360 robotic vacuum cleaners can be controlled via Yandex.Alisa, but this model does not yet support this option.
Let’s take a look at the functions on the remote control. The upper left button is used to connect the robot to a Wi-Fi network, next to it is a forced return to the base. Below is a joystick for manual control of the robot vacuum cleaner and a start / pause button in the center.
Under the joystick there are buttons such as adjusting the suction power, starting the automatic cleaning mode, spot mode, around the perimeter, as well as a button to turn off voice alerts. All important functions are duplicated.
I recommend watching a detailed review and test of the 360 C50 in a separate video:
The main points from testing are duplicated in text form below.
The first step is to test the 360 C50 navigation in an obstacle room.
Navigating within a room
The robot first goes through the entire available area with a snake, after which it switches to the perimeter bypass mode and returns to the base. He was able to go through the entire available area, was not stuck anywhere, but he did not separately sweep around the box and chair legs. For cleaning about 10 sq.m. it took him 17 minutes and the cleaning speed was standard. It is important to note that the robot does not build a map in real time. In general, there are no complaints about navigation, given that the robot is inexpensive and a gyroscope is installed.
As for cleaning the entire area of the house, the robot was able to completely walk through 5 rooms with a total usable area of about 34 sq. M. There were no uncleaned areas left, it took about an hour to clean and it was enough on standard charging power. Navigation test passed successfully.
Now I will demonstrate the suction power of 360 C50. Let me remind you that the manufacturer claims 2600 Pa.
And at maximum power, he amazed me. He was able to suck out debris even from crevices with a depth of 10 mm, and so far this is a new record. This robot is even more powerful than iCLEBO O5 Wi-Fi , which I have already touted more than once. The 360 C50 sucks up debris like a powerful handheld vacuum cleaner, just great for a robot.
True, there is a nuance – firstly, it makes no less noise than a handheld vacuum cleaner in maximum mode, and secondly, at maximum power, the battery charge is enough for about 60 minutes of operation. So I recommend using this mode only when necessary, for example, in a room with high carpets that need deep cleaning.
Dry cleaning on laminate
Now let’s check the quality of dry cleaning on the laminate. Wool, hair, cereals and ground coffee were used as debris to imitate dust.
Dry cleaning quality
The 360 C50 did the job well. There is only some debris left in two of the four corners of the booth. The test passed successfully.
Cleaning the carpet
The same rubbish was scattered on the carpet. And the 360 C50 coped with this task without much difficulty, thoroughly cleaning the carpet. There was only one untidy piece of hair left, but it got entangled in the pile of the carpet and had to be torn off by hand, something the robot cannot do.
Cleaning the carpet
Let’s check the quality of wiping off dirt from the laminate. The robot was able to remove all the dried dirt in the main part of the stand, there was only a section along the plinth, where the napkin does not wash away. So far, this is the only comment for the entire review.
In general, the quality of wet cleaning is high; the robot wets the napkin well without flooding the floor. The tank is enough for the entire cleaning cycle, i.e. by about 60-80 sq.m.
Passage of obstacles
Let’s see what height sills the 360 C50 can handle. He is able to move the sills with a height of 10 and 15 mm. The two-centimeter nut, unfortunately, is not able to run over.
Passage of obstacles
There are no problems with the passage of dark surfaces. In our test, the robot runs over a black mat without recognizing it as a drop in height.
Passage of dark surfaces
And finally, we measure the noise level of 360 C50 in different modes. At the minimum suction power, the noise level is about 67 dB, in the standard one it reaches 71.5 dB. In the powerful mode, the noise level is within 75 dB, and at the maximum power, the peak value was 77.3 dB. This is a very powerful robot vacuum cleaner, and one of the noisiest on the market, which is interconnected.
By the way, in the wet cleaning mode, when the engine is turned off and the robot is simply sweeping, the noise level does not exceed 56 dB.
The 360 C50 has been reviewed and tested in detail. According to our rating system, he scored 48 out of 100 possible points. Considering the prohibitively low price, this is a very good result, as for a robot vacuum cleaner with a gyroscope.
I’ll tell you what I liked about 360 C50:
- Very high suction power. Just a business card of a robot.
- Good wet and dry cleaning performance on different surfaces.
- The presence of a remote control and application for control.
- Voice notifications in English.
- Not afraid of dark coatings.
I would like to refer to the comments:
- No movement limiter included.
- The robot does not blow along the plinth.
- Noisy at maximum mode.
- Does not build a map of the room in real time.
- No spare consumables included.
But, I repeat, that for this money, these are just small remarks that are characteristic of many robotic vacuum cleaners that cost up to 200 dollars . And for that kind of money, especially at a discount, this is definitely one of the best robots that I highly recommend checking out. High power and good cleaning quality, as well as all the standard set of functions in the application, make the 360 C50 very attractive to purchase.