Review Midea M7 Pro Robot Vacuum Cleaner

Review of Midea M7 Pro Robot Vacuum Cleaner Advanced: Vibration Cleaning, Multi-Maps & Room Zoning, Laser Navigation and Huge Functionality 2022. Testing of new items – a fresh model of a functional Midea M7 Pro robot vacuum cleaner with an advanced set of functions. In addition to the LDS laser lidar, the Midea M7 Pro robot vacuum cleaner is equipped with an additional vibrating attachment for caring for various types of floor coverings (wet cleaning, polishing, etc.). The application provides detailed settings for all modes, room zoning is provided (highlighting prohibited zones, zones for wet cleaning / excluding wet cleaning, virtual barriers, etc.). The robot independently orients itself in a room and memorizes up to three rooms (up to three floors) at the same time. More details below.

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In May, a fresh flagship model from Midea was presented – the new Midea M7 Pro robot vacuum cleaner, which is interesting for its functionality. The developers have added new features to the application, I will separately highlight the flexible settings of virtual zones and barriers in the application, as well as the ability to combine or split a room map. In total, you can memorize up to three different cards for the vacuum cleaner at once. This approach allows the robot vacuum cleaner to be used in a multi-storey house. Also in the kit there are two modules for wet cleaning at once – the usual one (with water supply by a pump) and with a vibration module, which has an additional effect on the floor covering and provides a more thorough cleaning. Today, this is one of the most advanced robotic vacuum cleaners from the Middle Kingdom.


Brand: Midea
Model: M7 Pro
Type: Wet and Dry Robot Vacuum Cleaner
Navigation type: laser lidar (LDS)
Suction power: 4000 Pa
Wet cleaning: Yes, there are two modules for wet and vibration cleaning at once
Control: APP control, Wi-Fi remote control
Working time: up to 180 minutes (equivalent to cleaning a room up to 250 sq. M)
Battery: 5200mAh.
Smart home integration: Yes
Filtration: three-stage (Hepa, coarse and fine filters)

The Midea M7 Pro robot vacuum cleaner can be purchased from stock in EU-US. To do this, select “Express delivery” at checkout. This model is delivered in a cardboard box, the robot and its kit are carefully packed inside, including user manuals and instructions for the application.

The glossy surfaces of the robot are covered with a protective film, there is a transport film for protection and soft inserts that prevent the sensors from triggering during delivery. In a narrow cardboard box, an additional module for vibration cleaning is supplied with the robot.

The instructions for use are quite detailed. All basic aspects of robot care, preparation for cleaning, links to the application, etc. are present.

High suction power of 4000 Pa is provided by the patented Nidec BLDC brushless motor. The vacuum cleaner is really powerful. Air outlets are located on the sides of the housing. Please note that the vacuum cleaner has a quiet sweeping mode, with a low noise level of up to 65 dB, which is very convenient.

Pay attention to the additional holes on the sides and bottom of the case. The robot has 30 sensors for contact and non-contact orientation in the room and avoidance of static and dynamic objects. A small superstructure (turret) is a laser scanner that builds a map of the room to orient the robot.

Install the side brushes before use. There are two of them in the M7 Pro model, rotating towards each other, raking debris under the central brush. When installing, be guided by the colors of the clips of the brushes.

The main roller brush is a V-shaped design with a combination of bristles (hard + soft) and rubber inserts. Handles both large and small debris, as well as animal hair and hair. In the upper part is the steering wheel, on the sides of which there are two electrical contacts for the charging base. Optical displacement sensors are located along the body contour.

On the bottom of the case there are stickers listing the parameters and the model name. The motor-wheels are sprung and provide overcoming obstacles up to 2 cm high. That is, small sills and joints of coatings for this vacuum cleaner are not a problem.

The compact size of the case (350 mm diameter) allows cleaning under furniture: under tables, chairs, under wardrobes and beds on legs, etc. On the top panel there are two buttons at once for controlling the robot – the on / off button, it is also used to start the cleaning process and pause. On the left is the Home button to return to the base for recharging. Very convenient.

The robot vacuum cleaner is equipped with non-contact (infrared) proximity sensors with dynamic objects. The robot predicts the movement of objects in advance and calculates a bypass route. At the same time, the robot remembers the missed place and, if possible, returns to continue cleaning. A moving chair, an open door, a passing person, etc. can be considered dynamic obstacles.

Under the lid, there is a compartment for collecting dust, a tool for cleaning brushes (and for cutting hair), as well as additional controls (for connecting the robot to Wi-Fi). I recommend periodically checking the filling of the dust collection compartment, since the case is transparent and everything is perfectly visible

The compartment for collecting dust is easily removed – it is fastened with latches. After cleaning, install it back. The level of consumption of materials can be tracked in the application (appropriate section) or visually).

In total, triple filtration is provided. The debris entering with the air flow enters a special compartment, then a coarse filter – a nylon mesh with a large cell – blocks the path. All large debris remains on it. Next, a filter sponge is installed, on which most of the dust settles. Fine dust is captured by the HEPA filter at the outlet. Filters are washed or blown out during long-term use, and the HEPA filter can be changed.

A few words about the charging station. It is a compact stand with electrical contacts. Since there is no plate for placing the robot, I recommend removing the modules for wet cleaning immediately after cleaning is completed. Otherwise, the robot with a wet napkin will stay in one place for a long time, which can negatively affect the condition of the parquet or laminate.

The charging form is L-shaped, a strip of soft rubber is glued at the bottom so that the robot does not slip when setting up for recharging. Connected with a wire (Standard, 1.8 m). EU plug. There are requirements for placing this stand indoors – away from obstacles so that the robot can independently find it in space.

If the robot completes the task, or you clicked a button in the “return to charge” application or a similar button on the top panel of the “Home” case, the robot automatically starts returning to the starting point, searching for the charging station and moving directly to the contacts. The robot accompanies its actions with voice commands (multilingual, there is a English voice acting).

At the very beginning, I already said that this model is equipped with a vibration cleaning module. It is a module similar to the usual module for wet cleaning, but with a number of differences. First of all, the container for cleaning is reduced here, but a vibration drive is added.

Vibration is carried out in two directions at once: up and down, pressing the napkins to the surface, and to the sides. In the latter case, the napkins diverge and converge at a frequency of about 500 high-frequency vibrations per minute. This type of cleaning, firstly, provides a more thorough cleaning of stubborn dirt (dried spots, sticky surfaces, etc.). And, secondly, it does not smear dirt over the entire area of ​​the room.

The vibration module is installed and removed with a slight movement. Fixation is carried out until it clicks. In order to remove the module, you must click on the corresponding button. From the side, the level of filling of the container with the cleaning liquid is visible.

For the vibration module, two cleaning wipes are used at once. This is due to the peculiarities of this type of cleaning – the napkins are movable relative to each other. In the upper part of the container, there is a silicone valve for filling the liquid.

For comparison, a large cleaning pad for standard wet cleaning. The material and method of fastening are similar in both types of consumables.

There is also a standard module for wet cleaning. If you do not attach the wash plate, the vacuum cleaner automatically works only in dry cleaning mode. With the plate installed, the wet cleaning mode turns on, and it becomes possible to select the level of liquid dosing.

For comparison – on the left is a module for vibration cleaning, on the right is a module for standard wet cleaning. Both there and there there is a special pump for dispensing liquid onto napkins. The vibration module additionally has electrical contacts to control vibration drives.

An example of an installed vibration module (left) on a Midea M7 Pro vacuum cleaner, and a standard module for wet cleaning (right). Vibration cleaning is good in that it is possible to perform a more thorough cleaning of stubborn dirt, pointwise or in a limited area. Very convenient.

We use MSmartLife from Midea Smart Technology as a smartphone application. Available for both Android and iOS. Download and install, create an account.

In the process of connecting to the application, you will need to “raise” the Wi-Fi access point on the device itself. To do this, we overload the robot (on-off), then press the large elongated button on the left. The access point is activated for a short time and it will be possible to perform the necessary manipulations in the application.

To connect, we are looking for the desired model (M7 Pro) among the Midea household appliances, we make the connection. It is better to immediately identify the target room (room) and choose a convenient name for the robot. Upon activation, the robot demanded to update the firmware – it is better to put it on charge or pre-charge it.

Screenshot of the general interface of the application. In the settings, you can select the English voice acting, define the main parameters. Screenshot of the work log.

Application control via the Internet is available from anywhere. The robot independently and without your presence can perform the necessary cleaning. Cleaning on a schedule is also available. Of the interesting moments – there is manual control (buttons / joystick).

Examples of vacuum cleaner settings during cleaning (suction power, water supply). In the map manager, zoning of the premises (combining and dividing the premises) is available, the addition of boundaries and barriers, as well as areas for delimiting the types of cleaning.

The robot coped well with the test cleaning. This time there was a difficult task – various particles of debris, including light particles. In a short time, the robot removed everything in the area allocated in the application. Separately, I want to say about quite advanced cleaning algorithms that are found only on top models. The robot performs contour cleaning well, and there is no need to choose which side to “drive” – ​​there are two side brushes.

Under the spoiler, the contents of the container after test cleaning

Quite a good catch. Pay attention to fine dust – the high suction force allows for the collection of fine dust particles.

As for wet cleaning, it’s almost perfect. In the application, you can select the level of fluid delivery to the napkin. For floor coverings such as laminate or parquet, it is better to set the average or minimum level, for ceramic tiles – you can set the maximum. Also, look at the situation – strong dirt requires more thorough cleaning, and it is better to first start the robot with a vibration module in a dedicated area.

 test cleaning.

At the moment, the Midea M7 Pro robot vacuum cleaner can be purchased at a significant discount. As a conclusion, we can say that with all the sounded functionality, this model is very profitable ($ 360). The zoning and multi-map modes are handy for tricky spaces, especially when there are obstacles. Virtual barriers can limit hazardous areas (stairs, etc.), and the “Multicards” mode can memorize up to three separate rooms or floors at once. The high suction power ensures a thorough cleaning, which can be useful if there is an allergy in the family. And the optional vibration-free module will help remove areas of tough dirt. In any case, the robot is worth its money. Whether to take it or not is up to you

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