Can you start the Wyze Vacuum without your phone?
Welcome to the Wyze community @comeaux!
Yes, you can. You can operate the vacuum with the power button. Make sure the vacuum is pulled back away from the charger before pressing the power button.
Edit: credit to @StopICU33 for helping me clarify the answer.
@comeaux In addition to @Brlepage ‘s reply, make sure the vacuum was setup on your device and run once. The vacuum will remember the settings and will clean using the same pattern used previously in the app.
Thanks for the reply. So I assume it maps the area once? What if something moves?
I would think The LIDAR sensor should pick it up.
The vacuum boundary and collision sensors will detect any obstacles and it won’t be a problem. Also the laser radar is very accurate and guides the vacuum accordingly. If there were any virtual walls set in the app, it will not clean in those areas.