I received my new wyze vacuum a few days. I bought it to replace two Roombas that I’ve had for a number of years and are become difficult to repair anymore.
I have the following observations about the Wyze:
I love the option to change the vacuum strength. The quiet mode is really nice.
I love that I can see exactly where the vacuum has actually vacuumed and what areas are being missed from the map.
I love the look of it.
I love that there is no separate power brick (like the Roomba) and that I can hide the extra wire inside the base. I hate seeing wires and the roomba power bricks were an eyesore…
I love that the dust bin can be washed. The roomba dust bins could not be washed.
I love that the app shows the charging level
There is zip, none, nada, no documentation whatsoever included in the box or printed anywhere on the box.
I first thought that there must be an app to download, but I finally figure it out that I just need to add the device to my existing wyze app along with my cams and lights. Once i figure this out, it want fairly easily.
I finally figured out that the top of the vacuum opens up. There is no indication of this at all and I just accidentally discovered it trying to find out where the dust bin was.
The bin instructions printed on the inside of the flap are so tiny (3pt font??) that I had to use a bright light and magnifying glass to read them.
The clear plastic dust bin is VERY difficult to open at first. I literally spent 10 minutes trying to figure out how to open it. There are no markings of any kind to show users how to open it and the hinges are not obvious. I had to use the very drawings under the lid to figure out what side the hinge had to be on.
It took me a while to figure out how to open the bottom of the charging station. No markings at all. I would not even have known that it needed to be opened except that is where the power socket is located. It also was not easy to open.
I have a pet gate blocking access to the back of my home that the vacuum will not be going into. The front part is a dining room, office, den and entry way. They are all separate rooms divided by walls with multiple doorways (with pocket doors) into each room. For example: the dining room opens into the kitchen (blocked by the gate), den, entry hall and office. The office opens to the entry hall and dining. The den opens into the dining and entry hall. The wzye vac maps all of these rooms as ONE single room and this cannot be changed. I would like to be able to vacuum specific rooms as needed.
Some of the doors between rooms have thresholds and the vacuum cannot get across them.