iRobot Roomba 980 WiFi Connected Vacuuming Robot

  • Model #: 980
  • Web Code: 10393495
$799.99
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Overview

Enjoy cleaner floors without lifting a finger with the iRobot Roomba 980. This vacuum-cleaning robot can navigate an entire level of your home and offers 2 hours of continuous cleaning on a single charge. Download the iRobot HOME app on your iOS or Android device and remotely connect to your Roomba so you can start cleaning from anywhere.

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Works around your schedule

  • Use the iRobot HOME app on your smartphone to clean, schedule, and customize cleaning preferences.
  • Schedule Roomba to vacuum up to 7 times per week so you can come home to a cleaner home every day.
  • Roomba will clean your floors for up to 120 minutes, then return to its charging base to refill its battery before resuming its work until it finishes the entire job.
  • With CleanMap reports you can see which areas the robot has cleaned, and you can also use it to turn on notifications for cleaning status updates.
  • Use Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa to start, stop, or dock the robot (currently only available in English).

Cleaner surfaces, cleaner air

  • Roomba can tackle carpets, tile, hardwood floors, and laminate. It'll automatically adjust to different surfaces so you don't have to lift a finger.
  • The AeroForce Cleaning System provides up to 10x more air power, allowing the robot to loosen, lift, and suction dirt more efficiently.
  • The AeroForce High-Efficiency Filter captures and traps 99% of allergens, pollen, and particles as tiny as 10 microns so you can breathe more easily.
  • Power Boost automatically kicks up the cleaning performance on carpets.

Efficient vacuuming

  • Brushless extractors prevent hair tangles for more effective cleaning. Roomba can pick up your pooch's shedding mane and all the other dirt around, too.
  • Spinning side brushes push dirt into the path of Roomba's 3-stage cleaning system so it can pick up anything from spilled cereal to balls of cat fur.
  • Dual Multi-Surface Brushes are tangle-free, allowing the robot to handle pet hair easily.
  • The Edge-Sweeping Brush is specially designed to sweep up dust and dirt along wall edges and corners.

Effortless navigation

  • iAdapt 2.0 navigation with visual localization allows the robot to clean an entire level of your home.
  • Cliff Detect sensors prevent the robot from doing a header down the stairs or over a drop-off.
  • The low-profile design is only 3.6" high, which allows it to get to the dust lurking under furniture, beds, and kickboards. Those dust bunnies under the couch won't stand a chance.
  • Roomba includes a full suite of intelligent sensors, which help the robot navigate under and around furniture.
  • This Roomba was designed and created using over 25 years of robotics expertise and innovation.

What's in the Box?

  • iRobot Roomba 980 Vacuum
  • Rechargeable Battery
  • Home Base Charging Station
  • Line Cord
  • 2 x Dual Mode Virtual Wall Barriers (batteries included)
  • Extra Filter
  • Extra Side Brush
  • Manuals

Warranty:

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)

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  • Vacuum Type
    Robot
  • Product Type
    Robotic Vacuum
  • Colour
    Black; Brown
  • Ideal Surface Type
    All Surface Types
  • Compact Size
    Yes
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity
    Yes
  • Dust Containment System
    Bagless
  • Features
  • Edge Cleaning
    Yes
  • Bare Floor Tool
    No
  • Recommended for Pet Owners
    Yes
  • Spot Cleaning
    Yes
  • Bagless
    Yes
  • Dust Bag
    Not Applicable
  • Bag Check Indicator
    Not Applicable
  • Filtration System
    High-Efficiency filter
  • Head Light
    No
  • Tool Storage
    Not Applicable
  • Wall Mount Rack
    No
  • Battery Runtime
    120 min
  • Colour Family
    Black
  • Country of Origin
    USA
  • Dimensions
  • Width
    35.05 cm
  • Height
    9.14 cm
  • Depth
    35.05 cm
  • Width (Inches)
    13.8 in
  • Height (Inches)
    3.6 in
  • Depth (Inches)
    13.8 in
  • Weight
    3.95 kg
  • Warranty Parts
    1 Year(s)


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4.7 / 5
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  • from Winnipeg, MB
5.0

Good vacuum but

I bought this because my 🏠 seems always dusty and issues with hairs, and I don't have time to vacuum all the time with 2 small kids and backache problem. It does a very good job on hardwoord floors but not on carpets. I have a high and low pile carpets, one upstairs and one dowmstairs. But he misses some dusty spots on woods and doesn't clean very well on carpets. On my high pile carpet he doesn't go there ever, even it's on high performance. And on my low pile carpet when he goes there the high performance automatically ons but still dirty, lints and some hairs still there, even he runs couple times already on it. It is very expensive vacuum but it's saves me time and my floors always clean (except the carpets) so it's worth it.


  • from Ohsweken, ON
4.0

all in all

Good unit, but they have to do something about plastic latch on lid for dust bin, it broke after opening and closing lid to clean. But all in all, Lazy Susan is prompt.


  • from Sault Ste. Marie, ON
5.0

You will not be disappointed with this iRobot Roomba 980

My daughter purchased the Roomba 960 and when I saw it work on her hardwood floors where 2 animals existed with 2 adults, we had to have one. Purchased ours in spring 2017 from Best Buy. Pricey no doubt but since then price has come down a bit. Did my homework on all the various models and like many things there were opposing opinions even from the so called experts, but the Roomba kept coming up a winner and for good reason because it does a very good job. Many reviews detail the fact it does a good job and comments on its function being very positive and I will not repeat that here, but it rates a 5 out 5, no doubt in my mind. I will comment on a few things learned for the benefit of first time purchasers. It does a fine job but it would not be fair to compare its ability to a fine upright or canister vacumn. These robot vacuums work very well where a regular vacumning routine is maintained and how often will depend on conditions in the home like existence of animals, number of people tracking in the house and amount of dust accumulations. We do not have animals and only 2 adults, so once a week or even a little longer does the job. Initially we let our 980 attack the home as soon as we got it and it did a great job except when it went under beds with hardwood floor where dust had accumulated a bit and kind of sticks to floor. Suggest that home be given a good vacumn first with regular vacumn then a regular schedule of Roomba cleaning and it will do the job perfectly. One last word. If you have any kind of carpets, purchase the Roomba 980 as it has a 2 speed motor that engages whenever it senses carpet and if you have a 2 level home maybe get a second charging station and charger as we did. That way when and if the unit needs a recharge in the middle of the job, it can go back to the home station and recharge then complete the job, otherwise if no home station exists on that level it will return where it started and stop and wait for you to put it on the charger elsewhere. You then return it to the other level to complete. Only a suggestion.


  • from Toronto, ON
4.0

Intelligent Little Robot

I reviewed the feature comparison videos and decided to invest in one of these. This top-of-the-line model is VERY pricey, but it does live up the pros/cons other professional reviewers noted. PROS: - Intelligently and methodically vacuums areas (in other words, this model doesn’t randomly pick a direction to move); all areas accessible to this little robot were covered in the half-dozen full cleaning cycles observed; and it hasn’t fallen off any stairs yet. - Robot can navigate multiple rooms on a single floor without getting stuck or confused. After a half-dozen cleaning runs, the little unit consistently returns to base or its starting point. It appears to navigate using visual landmarks when going room to room. - Can also place the fully charged robot on another floor of the home to start a cleaning cycle. In other words, the robot can be used on multiple floors without any special setup. Simply place on the floor, hit the “clean” button, and let the robot do its thing. - Great app (tested on iOS), notifications, and coverage maps providing a visual of what the robot cleaned. Coverage maps are approximate (not to scale) and vary slightly from cycle to cycle, but they’re surprisingly representative of what the robot can access. - Scheduling features (via iOS app) are very helpful! We set ours to clean 3 times a week when we’re at work. - Appears to be relatively gentle with furniture (slows down when close and doesn’t bump hard), and it goes under beds and chairs, even when bed skirts are present. - Robot automatically increases vacuum power on carpets and lowers it on bare floors; it goes after edges well. CONS: - The small dust bin fills up fast on carpeted floors. After 50 minutes of vacuuming (approx. 2/3rds of our upstairs carpeted floor), the unit reports its bin is full. To be fair, we empty the dust bin of our Dyson Ball Upright vacuum after each “cleaning cycle” of the house too, so this was expected. - Very expensive for functionality achieved. - Robot at full power is a little noisy but not as loud as a full size upright. This is to be expected of any vacuum cleaner. - Battery only lasts about 50-60 minutes on carpeted floors. The unit will stop, return to base, recharge, then venture out to finish the job. A full cleaning cycle of our upstairs takes almost 3 hours (50/50 cleaning vs. recharging). Our entire carpeted basement can be finished on a single charge in 45 minutes. On tile/hardwood floors, the unit can easily cover a full floor on a single charge. - The unit will partially finish a room, go to another room to finish/explore an area, then return to finish more of the original room and edges. Although the unit does go from room to room more than necessary (in my opinion), there is methodology in the pattern used, and all accessible surface areas are covered in the end. - Robot doesn’t have the same suction/beater-bar power as the Dyson ball upright we normally use, but the floors do look clean, and the Roomba’s dust bin is full of what we’d expect to see (dust/dirt/carpet lint). - Pick-up or move anything that can get in the robot’s way (much like you would manually vacuuming). The only difference here, is you need to do this in advance, as the robot will eventually run over it. Verdict: Does a dirty job and does it well. I’m still wincing on price, but don’t regret the purchase.


  • from Laval
5.0

Fantastic product

I love that robot so much I decided to purchase its little siste, the Braava. It work perfectly and effeciently. Just make sure there is no cable on the floor.


  • from Victoria, BC
5.0

The most amazing vacuum I ever owned.

I waited many years to make a purchase of one of these robot vacuums. I checked all the reviews of all the other brands as well. One of the things I noticed that all the other reviews on Youtube etc was that the Roomba 980 consistently picked up the most most dirt no matter who was reviewing it. Ultimately this was the deciding factor that motivated my purchase. I considered the Neato Botvac connected as well but due to their poor customer service that was a no go for me. I wanna tell you this little robot has our floors looking the best they have ever been! Connected to my Android easily and love the mapping feature that tells you where it gets stuck so I can help it on not to get stuck on the next round. What I mean by that is we have dressers that are tapered down and the Roomba will try to get into every nook and cranny. On the first run it would get stuck on the lower tapered end of the dressers so we quickly blocked those problem areas off. I could not believe the amount of dirt that this thing got out of the carpet! After the first few runs it wasn't getting as much dirt so now we have it scheduled every second day. Hands down best vacuum.


  • from Ottawa, ON
5.0

VERY impressed

I was a little reluctant to buy the most expensive Roomba but after comparing models, the 980 is really what I was looking for. If I had to resume my thoughts in 1 word it would be "WOW!". It does all the rooms on the floor, the mapping shows me that it goes everywhere even in the land of dust bunnies under the beds (GASP!). 5 days and I have already seen a difference in my allergies. The level of "smartness" is amazing. Goes everywhere and remembers wher obstacles are and cleans as best it can all around them. I am extremely pleased with this purchase, even at full price. Although I can transport it between levels I will most likely buy a second one for the basement when they come on sale. 5 stars for this one


  • from Québec, QC
5.0

C'ara-Danielle Boucher

Très satisfaite, après 3e utilisation j'ai testé la propreté des plancher et l'eau ainsi que l'éponge étaient ncore très propre, donc même après 8 jours depuis le dernier passage mon Roomba 980 ramasse vraiment tout et les planchers n'ont pas à être lavés


  • from Toronto, ON
4.0

Great product but noisy

I purchased this Roomba 18 months ago. Overall, I'm very impressed and happy with my purchase. It REALLY cleans! Even after regular cleaning by conventional methods, when I use Roomba, it can still pick up more dust! It's a great product and makes life easy. The only downside according to me is the noise. Especially while cleaning carpets the noise level becomes really high. My 4 year old can not tolerate it and simply goes and presses the Start/Stop button to end cleaning cycle. So I prefer to schedule it to work when he's at school. The Smartphone app to control it is good too. They recently updated it to show the surface area cleaned graphically, which is impressive, but I would love to get notifications regarding when Roomba's regular maintenance like cleaning the rollers or changing the rotary brush is required. Overall, I'm very pleased with the product and definitely recommend it over all other such products in the market.


  • from Montreal
1.0

J attend toujours ..

Sa fait pas loin de 3 semaine que j attend mon irobot jai recu aux debut un smart lock pas de pack slip pour faire un suivi du produit a se prix la il a une difference de prix ! Alorsje suis decu du service et du suivi ..... pour temps tout compagnie devrai avoir un pack in slip pour cocher le bon produit


  • from Ottawa, ON
5.0

Amazing Little Fellow!

Our robot George works as well as promised. It leaves a trail of "clean" everywhere it goes! It moves easily from carpets to bare floors even where the carpet is fringed. It tells you when it is full, when it is finished and when its batteries suggest it is time to "go home." It even sends a message when it is stuck! It does tend to get confused with uneven wrinkles in carpets,some tight spaces, floor length curtains, and vertical blinds. We simply wall off these troublesome areas with the "beacons." We have already come to rely on George...a great product!


  • from St albert / Alberta
5.0

roomba 980

I'm very impressed with the unit , it gets everything :)


  • from Cambridge, ON
5.0

Love love love it!

I can't wait until I make efficient use of my vacuuming time...because right now...I tend to watch it work!!! I LOVE IT


  • from Pembroke, ON
5.0

Amazing!

Five stars! I love this vacuum, I have a black lab that sheds everywhere and was sick of vacuuming all the time. It definitely lives up to the reviews. I take my dog for a walk and my floors are vacuumed by the time I'm home. I just wish I would have bought one sooner.


  • from Olds, AB
4.0

iRobot Roomba 980 Vacuum Cleaning Robot

I am totally impressed with how my R2-980 (Roomba 980) works. It is 5, out of 5, stars. I am NOT impressed with the fact the local store did not carry it, "in stock" and that any replacement pieces, also have to be ordered. I am sure that this is because of the purchase price. It is steep but since vacuuming is one of my least favorite chores, it has been WORTH EVERY PENNY. I still LOVE watching the machine, at work. I am glad I read the reviews and saw how impressed others were and I am glad I am not disappointed.


  • from Abbotsford, BC
5.0

Very Pleased iWth My Purchase

I have had my iRobot for 10 days now and I love it. I think the purchase of the 980 over the 880 was a good decision as this model will resume after charging where it stopped if it runs low on battery halfway through the job. I like the ability to program it to run on a scheduled time and the fact that I can start it by my phone from anywhere. The only downside is that it has a tough time with higher pile rugs and occasionally it has gotten itself stuck under a kitchen chair and once stuck in a room because it accidentally shut the door while cleaning behind it. Otherwise, I am extremely happy with this iRobot and even bought the Braava 380T for mopping afterwards. Winning combo keeps my floors clean with 3 pets and saves me hours of work.


  • from Fonthill, ON
5.0

Very Pleased

I purchased the 980 when it went on sale a few weeks back. I must admit after some research after the purchase I was beginning to wonder if I purchased the right one or should I have gone with a competitors model. Well, my wife and I are very please with the unit. We are both amazed at how much dust and dirt the unit keeps finding every week. There are just the two of us at home now that the kids are on their own and we are very careful to take our shoes off before walking around the house after being outside, but it still keeps finding dust and dirt each week. I would highly recommend this unit to anyone looking for something for a robotic vacuum cleaner. The ability to control it with my phone is great and the reports are useful


  • from Montréal, QC
5.0

IMPRESSIONNANT

TRES IMPRESSIONNÉ DE LA QUALITÉ DU TRAVAIL


  • from Saskatoon SK
5.0

Love this vacumn

My first Roomba. Keeps our floors nice and clean. I highly recommend this product. I give it five stars.


  • from Toronto, ON
5.0

Great Vaccum

It has its limitations - you need to Roomba proof the house, but once it gets to work it really does a good job. Great for maintenance cleaning.


  • from Delta, BC
5.0

A Great Helping Hand!

My daughter convinced me to try this "new technology"! The first time, I just sat and watched as SPOCK (you are encouraged to name the new support staff!) whisked around my house cleaning floor, carpets and corners. He is just wonderful and watching him work is my new hobby. He did not bother my three cats at all. He did have a problem with rug tassels- but just fold them under before he starts his shift. Very happy to have SPOCK in our home. Hopefully, I will now live longer and prosper!


  • from Calgary, AB
5.0

Roomba is wonderful!

This machine is awesome! We have 2 sometimes 3 dogs at home all day and they shed. Roomba seems to get in to all possible areas(for the size of it) under tables chairs etc. One problem is it remembers where it last cleaned so if you rearrange things it remembers where they last were, just a simple reboot and away it goes to sense the new layout. Great unit, very pleased!


  • from Montréal, QC
5.0

first bot in our house

Really like this Roomba 980. It cleans almost everywhere except in between the furniture where there is no place to pass naturally. It even goes up my stool to clean the base unit. I wanted to wait a month before giving my review but I can find nothing wrong. The os in the Roomba is well built and the WiFi sync works great and it was so simple to install.


  • from Calgary, AB
5.0

Roomba 980

Love, love this product. My pet peeve has always been floors. This little machine does most of my rugs and hardwood floors. It goes under beds and under furniture--areas that I only did every few months. I have a deep pile shag rug in the bathroom that is too high for it to get up to, I just roll it up before it starts. If it runs out of battery power, it goes back to its dock and recharges then goes back to where it left off--such an intelligent little thing! Haven't encountered any problems with it.


  • from Fort Smith NT
5.0

AMAZING!

I recently purchased the roomba 980 as I have been dog sitting many shedding dogs during the Christmas season. This machine is so worth the money! It is on the pricey side but it docks and recharges when it needs to and then finishes the job. I leave for work and start it up through the app that you can download onto your smartphone. Thinking of buying one for my daughter as a birthday present....


  • from Richmond, BC
4.0

Worth the money

Although sometimes the working routee seems repeated which will lead to longer time of cleaning, but it does a good job of cleaning dusty. So just leave it along in the room and set yourself free.


  • from Canada
5.0

Excellent!

Roomba 980 exceeded my expectations. My primary concern was that it might scratch my hardwood floors, but there hasn't been any damage. It does the entire main floor in a single charge. It senses the stairs without a problem, so there haven't been any falls. Only con I've noticed is that it doesn't do behind doors, so I just dry mop behind them, before I start it. It even goes back and goes around all of the legs on the furniture to remove the dust bunnies that collect around them! I'm thoroughly impressed!


  • from Toronto, ON
5.0

Roomba 980

I have a big dog, and a place with multiple rooms and lots of clutter. The roomba navigates around the whole place in about an 1hr (900 sqft). Picks up all the dog hair and grit. Navigation is way better than the 880 model, which I returned after 1 attempt (poor navigation). Awesome for busy/lazy people with dirty floors.


  • from Montréal, QC
5.0

Just get it

Pros - Our place looks impressively clean every day because it consistently picks up dirt from the floor (which then never finds its way on our stuff) - Gets to hard to reach places, which we would struggle to vacuum. Like under cabinets and under the bed. - Can be programmed to start every day (at a time of your choice) so you can forget about vacuuming completely Cons (all minor, really...): - Quite noisy if not in econo-mode (econo-mode is ok though). This is obviously not an issue if you're not at home - We will come home to find it stuck on something maybe once a week. It seems to have trouble with the bases of objects, where it will climb onto the base then its wheels lose contact with the floor. - Can't really use it to clean one specific spot or mishap. It will clean would the whole room. Only mentioning this because the commercial suggested you could ask it to clean the cheerios that fell in that particular place...


  • from Kelowna, BC
5.0

My new best friend!

This is my first iRobot and I love it. We have all hardwood and I was tired of having to wipe all of the grit off my feet on a daily basis - not to mention hair and dust balls that seem to appear all the time. The Roomba takes care of it all. It has great edge cleaning and seems to navigate all areas of the house. You do have to Roomba-proof your house a bit. Remove small plug cables or blind cords for example as it will try to suck those up. The bin is easy to empty. And the app works great if you want to start the robot remotely. I even move it from floor to floor in my house - but you do need to bring the home base with you so it can recharge in the middle of the job if needed. A bit pricey but worth it so far.


  • from Toronto, ON
5.0

Awesome!

Absolutely terrific. Works flawlessly. Floors and carpets are spotless! Very easy to empty the bin and clean. Does a great job of navigating around obstacles and always avoids steps. I was a bit sceptical at first but I was sold after the first cleaning! Now if only there were a robot that could also do the dusting...


  • from Windsor, ON
4.0

Great Product, Good Investment

I own a few previous models and the 980 is by far superior. Well worth the investment. First off, it's ability to navigates a room is much more efficient to previous versions. My 980 is used on the 2nd storey and it navigates 6 rooms and 2 hallways, daily without a fail. Just make sure you (or your kids) pickup anything off floor which may impede operations, example: socks! The only navigation flaw I have experienced to date, which I find rather annoying, is that it's nyctophobic and will throw and error if the room is not well lit. The cleaning bin and filter are a huge improvement over previous models. The overall process of cleaning has been simplified above and beyond my expectations. The scheduling feature is awesome. Ability to troubleshoot errors through the app is a very nice touch and definitely a sign of the times (who uses paper manuals anymore?). The dependency of operating in a well-lit area is preventing me from giving this product a 5 star rating.


  • from Stittsville, ON
4.0

Excellent Cleaning

I have used an older 500 series model, and with this 980 I can truly state that this is a Roomba can actually claim being a vacuum and not just a surface sweeper. The first two times I used it I placed it in a bedroom with a heavy bed that doesn't get vacuumed underneath regularly. The bin was full of dust and lint on each of the first two passes, but on the third pass there was very little content in the bin. I followed up with a Dyson vacuum with a clean canister and found there was not much more dust extracted. This suggests that the Roomba can pull out as much dust as a dedicated high quality vacuum, even if it takes a few passes. With the 500 series model I could have it go all day long and still pull out a bunch of dust with the Dyson afterwards. With the new carpet boost feature, this model is definitely louder but you don't have to be around to hear it. Also if you have a lot of carpet in the house the battery won't last more then 30 - 45 minutes with the Boost feature enabled, however if you do a few deep cleans and then turn off the Boost feature for your daily touch ups you can easily clean a whole level of your home on the same charge. At least if the battery is drained it will return back to the base, charge up, and then go back and continue where it left off automatically. As mentioned, the app is a little quirky and lacking in features, but it's enough to set up a schedule and options quickly. I am sure the app will get better over time. This model is very pricey but if you have allergies and hate vacuuming this is the first Roomba I can say will keep your carpets clean of deep dust and allergens. I can't comment on how well the 600, 700 or 800 series worked for dust extraction, but this model competes with a Dyson for deep dust extraction and highly worth the upgrade over a much older model.


  • from Toronto, ON
3.0

Excellent product. poor app

Overall i am satisfied with the product. its smart. does a great job on all surfaces and gets the job done in general. however, the app controls are very poor. no integration with nest. no direct control of the device. no notifications


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