About the iRobot Roomba 694
A value-packed robot vac
A value-packed robot vac
The Roomba 694 does your vacuuming for you, with easy activation and scheduing via app and voice control.
The Roomba 694 is more of a stripped-down workhorse than its iRobot siblings. But it's still a rugged robot vacuum that can save you time and labor by cleaning your floors automatically.
iRobot has been making robots that explore space, the ocean floor, and more for over 30 years. That means that with this Roomba you'll be getting time-tested robot vacuum technology.
Detects dirt and danger
The 694's Dirt Detect sensors can see which areas are the dirtiest and give them more attention. And its cliff-detect feature keeps it from falling down staircases and other steep drop-offs.
App and voice control
You'll control the 694 with the iRobot Home app for Android™ and iOS®. It lets you set up, activate, and schedule the vacuum. It can also make cleaning schedule recommendations by learning your daily routines or during cat and dog shedding season.
You can also control it with your voice using Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa devices (sold separately).
The 694's edge-sweeping brush pulls dirt and dust toward its roller brushes and powerful vacuum suction. The roller brushes help spread your carpet's fibers apart so the vacuum can suck up as much tenacious dirt as it can find.
You can hand-wash the vacuum's dustbin using warm water — just remember to take the filter out before you wash it, and make sure it's dry before you put the filter back in.
This Roomba never runs out of power in the middle of a job because it automatically returns to its base to recharge when it senses a low battery.
- smart robot vacuum with Wi-Fi
- 3-stage cleaning system
- edge-sweeping brush
- dual roller brushes
- powerful suction
- Dirt Detect™ sensors tell it to give more attention to dirtier areas
- reactive sensors help it avoid furniture and other obstacles
- cliff-detect feature avoids steps and other drop-offs
- schedule and control using the free iRobot Home app
- can learn your scheduling preferences and offer suggestions
- automatically returns to base to recharge when battery level gets low
- add voice control with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant devices (sold separately)
- rechargeable lithium-ion battery reaches full charge in about two hours
- fully charged battery lasts about 90 minutes
- vacuum: 13-1/4"W x 3-9/16"H x 13-3/8"D
- vacuum weight: 6.77 lbs.
- Home Base charging station: 5-3/16"W x 4-1/16"H x 5-13/16"D
- Home Base weight: 7.9 oz.
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # R694020
What's in the box:
iRobot Roomba 694 owner's manual
- Robot vacuum cleaner
- Home Base charging station
- 6' AC power cord (non-polarized C7 plug)
- Spare filter
- Quick Start Guide
- Owner's Guide
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More details on the iRobot Roomba 694
Overview: The Roomba® 694 from iRobot is a Wi-Fi connected robot vacuum. With Roomba's 3-Stage Cleaning System, Dual Multi-Surface Brushes, and powerful suction, the 694 automatically cleans the rooms you want when you want. You can customize your cleaning schedule through the iRobot Home App, plus Roomba works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. The 694 comes with a Home Base charging station and a spare AeroVac filter.
Cleaning Power: The Roomba 694 cleans your floors effectively with its premium 3-Stage Cleaning System. Dual Multi-Surface Brushes help tackle tough dirt and grime on hard surfaces or carpet. The flexible rubber brush stays in contact with the floor surface, loosening the dirt, while the main bristled brush lifts it upward into the vacuum. The Auto-Adjust Cleaning Head automatically adjusts its height so it's effective on wood and tile floors, as well as carpets. A rotating brush sweeps dirt, pet hair, and dust from along the wall edges and in corners. The 694's strong suction pulls in the dirt and debris, while the AeroVac Filter effectively captures pollen, mold, dust mites, and other allergens. The dirt and debris are captured in a removable bin, which can be hand-rinsed with water. Roomba will even alert you on the unit or in the app when the bin is full.
Reactive Sensor Technology: The robot vacuum is equipped with numerous sensors to help it maneuver the natural obtacles in your home while it cleans. The front of the unit has an infrared sensor to identify objects in its path. If the unit bumps into a chair leg or wall, the impact is softened by the smart bumper on the front, and a sensor causes it to turn away from the obstacle. Four "cliff sensors" along the front and sides let the vacuum know that it is nearing a dropoff, such as stairs or a balcony, and the unit will back away from the ledge. Wall sensors allow the Roomba to follow the path of the wall as it cleans. Other sensors also detect the clearance under chairs and couches so the vacuum doesn't get hung up. Dirt Detect sensors also recognize areas of your floors that need more attention, and those that don't. The Room Confinement Sensor (RCON), a round clear sensor on the top of vacuum, allows Roomba to detect the Home Base so it can return for charging. RCON also works with optional Virtual Wall Barriers to create boundaries for the vacuum to work within.
Onboard Controls: The Roomba 694 has three onboard controls:
- Clean/Power: The large Clean/Power button wakes up the vacuum to begin cleaning.
- Home: The Home button instructs the vacuum to stop cleaning and return to the Home Base.
- Spot Clean: The Spot Clean button allows Roomba to intensely clean a localized area by spiraling outward to a diameter of about three feet and then spiraling inward to the spot where it began.
Regular Maintenance: Periodically, the Roomba needs regular care and cleaning to maintain optimum performance. The dirt bin should be emptied after each cleaning, and rinsed out with water as needed. The AeroVac Filter and Dual Multi-Surface Brushes should be gently cleaned once a week--more frequently if you have pets. The filter should be replaced every couple of months, and the brushes every 6-12 months. The Front Caster Wheel needs cleaning every two weeks, and replaced once a year. The Edge-Sweeping brush requires cleaning every month, and replaced every 12 months. The side brush, cliff sensors, and charging contacts should be cleaned once a month.
Home Base™ Charging Station: Included with the Roomba 694 robot vacuum is the Home Base™ Charging Station. The vacuum charges its battery, and stores on the Home Base when not in use. The Home Base has an infrared (IR) sensor and an RCON (Room Confinement) sensor that keeps the vacuum in the room it is programmed to clean. Home Base should be placed in an area with no obstacles within 1.5 feet to either side, or within 4 feet in front. To prevent the robot from falling downstairs, the Home Base should be placed at least 4 feet from stairs. The Home Base plugs into an AC outlet via its removable power cord.
Power: The Roomba 694 is powered by a user-replaceable Lithium-ion rechargeable battery. The battery fully charges in approximately 2 hours while docked in the Home Base. Initially, the battery should be charged at least 3 hours. A fully charged battery lasts approximately 75 minutes. The 694 supports Recharge and Resume. When the battery is running low, the vacuum returns to the Home Base to recharge, then picks up where it left off, until the task is complete. The battery should last up to 400 charge cycles before being replaced with a new battery obtained from the manufacturer.
Wi-Fi: The Roomba 694 connects to your home's 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network. You can control it with the iRobot Home App on your smartphone or tablet.
iRobot Home App: The iRobot Home app is essential to the operation of the Roomba 694. With the app loaded to your smartphone or tablet, you can choose when and where to clean, and create custom cleaning schedules. When cleaning is complete, you can view a Cleaning Report in the app, showing the date and time of the cleaning job, the length/duration, and total area (square feet) cleaned. The app learns your scheduling preferences, and can even suggest extra cleanings during peak pollen season, or when your pets typically shed the most. iRobot Genius Software updates are available through the app, and can be downloaded to the Roomba. These updates can add new features, as well as fix bugs, and keep it up to date. The iRobot Home app works with iPhone and iPod touch running iOS 13.0 or later, and with iPad with iPadOS 13.0 or later. It is also compatible with Android devices (version varies with device).
Voice Assistants: The Roomba 694 can be operated by voice command through your favorite Voice Assistant. You can ask Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant to ask Roomba to start cleaning, and the robot vacuum will begin a cleaning cycle.
- Roomba 694 Battery Power: 14.4-volt 3300mAh 48Wh Lithium-ion rechargeable
- Home Base Power:
- Input: 100-240 VAC/ 50-60Hz / 0.68A: 33W
- Output: 20.5V / 1.25A.
- Roomba 694: Width 13.25", Height 3.54", Depth 13.375"
- Home Base: Width 5.185", Height 4.017", Depth 5.78"
- Roomba 694: 6.77 pounds
- Home Base: 7.9 ounces
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