Continuing the discussion from I'm interested in a roving vacuum cleaner robot for laminate flooring. can it be integrated?:
I don’t know if it’s better to start a new thread or revive an old one but I thought I’d try the linked new topic for the best of both worlds.
I’m interested in replacing our dying Roomba with a new robotic vacuum. Since we have ST it only makes sense to see what’s available as far as integration. It’s possible I’ll end up going with the Neato connected BotVac as it has such good reviews on actual pickup but I’ve also been keeping an eye on the forums for new info on other connected models. I know I could get an older 500 or 600 series Roomba and connect with Thinking Cleaner but I think that the actual performance would be worse than the Neato. Integration was promised/expected before the end of 2015 with the Samsung robo vac but I’ve heard nothing further in this regard. I couldn’t even seem to find out if the connectivity is built in and not turned on (this is my suspicion as it appears that the same vac sold in Australia has this connectivity at time of purchase and would be similar to the bluetooth capability in the ST v2 Hub or whether it has been left out altogether. If so, it makes the expense of the Samsung vacs less understandable.
Anyway, I just wondered if anyone could post a current snapshot of the market on these as they currently relate to ST and home automation integration. Any info would be really helpful. I haven’t seen anything specific coming out of CES 2016 in this regard but it may not have been fully covered yet or just not as popular in Google searches as I have search for these since then to no avail. If there is forthcoming info that cannot be released yet, can there be some pointers on this in some manner? There’s no way around this being a sizeable purchase regardless of whether it’s a Samsung, a Neato Connected, an older 600 series Roomba w/ Thinking Cleaner, or a newer connected Roomba 900. I’d hate to spend a bundle thinking we wouldn’t see any progress for awhile only to find out two months later something new or connectivity to any model was nearby and I’d blown many $$$$. Thanks so much. I really do appreciate it!!