Wyze Robot Vacuum Firmware Beta Test 1/17/2021

VERSION:
  • 1.6.97
WHAT’S NEW:
  • Matched another server-side authentication update

For some reason I cannot install this firmware. The app says it’s available, I click update, but it spins for a bit and nothing happens. Then when I go check, it shows the update is still available so I’ll try updating again. I’ve tried installing probably 7 or 8 times with no success. Anyone else unable to update the firmware?

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Mine updated OK this morning. After the update I kicked off a manual cleaning of 3 rooms. During that I paused/resumed it once to sweep under some bar stools and once to tweak a keep out box. Everything completed as expected

What updates are included in this version of firmware?

Release notes said additional server side updates. I didn’t notice any differences in features or performance.

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Had same with mine. Just won’t do it.
Log 104544 @WyzeYichen

I was able to update. Android… but my biggest complaint now is with each update I feel like I am having to remap. With the last version I had everything working perfectly, now my WRV fails to clean 2 areas properly be it scheduled cleaning or initiated directly by me.

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.95 worked well. Just loaded .97. Not sure where to find whats new.

Still getting ghost map overlays outside of my good mapped and edited map. Cannot clean mapped, edited, specified and identified rooms without the charging station appearing in totally incorrect locations totally throwing off the map and the vacuum. Cannot run the vacuum unless I reset the map and allow it to remap the whole house again every time.

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I am having the same update issue. I attempt to update repeatedly and it won’t update. There are no voice prompts or any other indications. I manually restarted the vacuum but still no success. This is on android beta app trying to upgrade vac from 1.6.95 to 1.6.97. Has anyone who had issues been able to overcome this?
Log 104888

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I uninstalled, reinstalled the app. It then did the update.
Android 2.17.6, galaxy s9.

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Thank you for the tip! That did the trick!

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Yes, thanks for the tip, that worked for me as well!

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Beta Tester Information for Wyze Vacuum:
Wyze Beta App
Current Firmware - 1.6.97
Previous Firmware - 1.6.95


Firmware 1.6.97 Testing notes:

  • Firmware updated normally from 1.6.95 to 1.6.97 with no issue.
  • Setup virtual walls to keep vacuum only in kitchen. Worked with no issue
  • During cleaning the map is slow to update the position of the vacuum when creating lines.

** will continue to test **

Firmware 1.6.95 Testing notes:

  • First time using Map Editor
    - Merged all rooms together
    - Split the one room (merged) into two rooms by creating one separation line.
    - Room 1 (Kitchen/Dining Areas) Room 2 (Living, Play, Foyer, and bathroom)
  • Vacuum was stuck over night. Moved vacuum a few inches and continued vacuuming. The vacuum didn’t continue from its location on the map and seemed lost. The vacuum couldn’t find its way back to the docking station. Once the next cleaning started, the map and vacuum worked successfully.
  • Tested low battery cleaning
    - Vacuum started cleaning at 40% charge and docked back to recharge around 10%. Once charged to 60% the vacuum continued cleaning where it left off successfully.

Comments:

  • Issue above is when vacuum was stuck overnight and didn’t continue to clean from its stuck position but continued to clean and map new areas.
  • Issue above is when map is slow to update the position of vacuum when cleaning.

Beta Tester Information for Wyze Vacuum:
Wyze Beta App
Current Firmware - 1.6.97
Previous Firmware - 1.6.95


Firmware 1.6.97 Testing notes:

Below is the image of a cleaning in Room 2. As you following the arrows you can see that the vacuum left the docking station (yellow square). It proceeded to head toward a chair I placed in its path on purpose (red square). For some reason it proceeded to the virtual wall instead of maneuvering past the chair., maybe to start on the other side of Room 2. After leaving the virtual wall it went back to proceed to Room 2 but starting the lines on the map in the middle of the Room for some reason instead to starting lines once it entered Room 2.

The vacuum did get confused trying to navigate between a chair and desk which was tight (bottom right of image).

Ditto, except I had no problem for a week straight when I first got it-it worked flawlessly. Now I have to delete the map every night before it’s scheduled to run and re add all my virtual walls after it starts.

Same here. It’s getting old having to start over every time. I keep hoping that they will fix it so we can schedule rooms to be cleaned as it is supposed to do.

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Ok i have a map of whole home now with barriers and rooms split and labeled. Sure would be nice to be able to save a copy in case it disappears. Could also be labeled as main floor and have option for 2nd floor soon. Using ios.

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After a few weeks of testing it appeared my house was finally mapped correctly. After some splitting/merging etc I finally had a useable map. I had a few schedules set up and also would manually select rooms. Aside from it continually getting stuck trying to climb bar stools, it was finally working as expected. I went to select a room this morning while logging into work and the map is gone. I used it yesterday with no issues. The thought of remapping is a bit daunting. It was taking 2-3 charges to finish a map and would get lost returning to charger. My android app is updated and vacuum version is 1.6.97
UPDATE 8AM - single room schedule kicked off…was curious what would happen and the map re-appeared on the app as the vacuum was headed to the room…

@bubbypuffer Have you tried the Quick Map option yet? It maps my entire first floor (about 1000sqft) in 13 minutes with the vacuum off so it’s quiet while it’s doing it. It has worked really well for me.