The Viomi V-RVCLM21B, better known as the Viomi V2,is the first flagship robot vacuum made by Viomi and works with Xiaomi's Mijia (Mi Home) smart ecosystem.
***This review is based on the Mijia (Mi home) version.
Another version, which only works with the Viomi Robot App, can be found Here.
Let's do a quick unboxing and show you what's inside:
Inside the Box:
The Viomi V2 is a round shaped (ø 35cm, Height 9.5cm) flagship Robovac and comes in a black/dark grey colorway while other parts like the Lidar sensor, Omnidirectional wheel,V shaped rolling brush and the cleaning tool are colored 'turqoise'.
On top you'll see a soft physical Power/Home button to control the V2 immediately.
LEDs are built in to show you the vac's status.
The turqoise Lidar sensor (LDS), which scans your rooms, is protected by a strong case.
Lift up the lid to spot the pre installed Dustbin+ Hepa filter with cleaning tool.
The collision bumper and sensor are present to prevent damage and avoid crashing into obstacles.
Remove the Dustbin to see the holes which are reserved to either 'eat' all the dust or seep the water for it's mopping function.
The V2 charges through two connecters which are located on the back (between the air ventilation and speaker).
Flipping the Viomi V2 upsidedown you will see the Turquoise main brush and omnidirectional wheel.
The robovac comes with 2 big country wheels and 1 sidebrush.
The Viomi V2 is made with a underlying thought to beat its competition with their mopping feature.
VIOMI included the following accesories:
A Huge 500ML Watertank
Bracket with standard Mopping Cloth:
Good quality mop
Mopping Cloth 2 (Wet & Dry):
Two different kind of fibers to wet and dry.
A gap is in between
New Firmware Mijia /Mi Home / Xiaomi home APP:
**This is a beta (test) version. The official and full version will be released soon!
A new Firmware update is on its way!
For those who already own a V-RVCLM21B and experienced the User Interface can see many improvements and new functions in their latest software version.
Improvements New Version
Let me give you a quick tour:
The `landing page´.
Here you can view the map and see the V2´s location.
Duration and Square meters of current or last run are displayed on top aswell the percentage of the battery.
Choose `Vacuum´or `Mop´ and swipe up to select suction power or water seepage. Hit start to see the magic happen.
it is possible to send the V2 to its dock and refill its juice by pressing the ´Charge´ button.
A very awesome and new feature is located within the Map menu.
Besides setting up a virtual wall, No go zone (Restricted area),
Zone cleaning (clean area) and spot cleaning (Fixed cleaning), a very usefool tool is added : Area Editor
Area Editor (Map Management):
Divide your room in 'sections/regions'. The V2 will handle each 'section/region' as if it was an individual room.
What i really like is the fact you can select one or more 'sections/regions' to clean while it will skip the others.
Use this feature when:
- Mop the Region(s) with tiles only
- Vacuum Region(s) where someone made a mess
- Exclude the region(s) you are located (Example: Skip cleaning Living room because you are watching TV, Skip the -part of the room your kid is playing with his trainset etc)
Fixed Cleaning, Area Cleaning, Restricted Area:
It is possible to do a Fixed cleaning, Just point out the area you want to clean.
When you want to clean a much preciser part of your environment select the Area Cleaning to draw a Square/rectangle.
When you want to avoid the V2 to acces a certain area (Example: Carpet when mopping) draw a square/rectangle and/or a line.
The settings menu is improved to bring the end user a much better experience.
With extra features added the V2 can offer a lot more with their newest firmware.
Switch on Side Sweeping to command the V2 to clean the edges only.
Activate Secondary Cleaning to do a cleaning twice!
Show your Cleaning History record of the last 30 days and check the total runs/time/square meters.
A Sheduled Cleaning can be set up. Select the time you want the V2 to operate (Daily).
Turn on DNT mode and the V2 will not prompt messages during that time.
If your robovac will be cleaning the same floorlevel/room for a longer period (or always) turn on Memory Map.
To erase the map just use Relocate Map to wipe everything out and start from scratch.
It is also possible to adjust the soundlevel of the vacuums voice, or even switch it off.
Do you have such a big room and you are seeking your vacuum? Press 'Find Cleaner' and the V2 will help you with saying 'I am Here'.
Furthermore you can control the vacuum as if it's a RC vehicle and clean the floor manually.
The Viomi V2 is a true enemy for any dirt on the floor. Just turn it on by app or hit the physical button on the device itself.
With one of the strongest suctionpower in the industry the vacuum is picking up everything before it goes back to the dock.
Using the map editor, this robovac divides your room in sections, does the edges first and will take on the inner part like it is coloring a painting.
While the first software version had some variation in the duration of cleaning the same map I can tell it's pretty stable now.
I do notice, after dividing up the map in regions/sections through the map editor yourself, the V2 takes a bit longer to clean the entire room.
This is pretty logical because the vacuum will clean it as if it was a different room.
Normal clean (Left) vs Area Editor (Right)
Side (Edge) Cleaning:
Just need to do a fast edge cleaning? Viomi V2 Got your back.
As shown in the video above the side brush makes contact with the edges and sweep the dirt towards the main brush.
All the dirt that's picked up by the vacuum will be collected inside the dustbin.
With a kid and 3 cats i really need enough capacity, The V2 serves me well , as i don't want to spend most my time emptying a vacuum.
Mopping: THE CHAMPION
Some robot vacuums do have a mopping option. Unfortunately, in most occasions, it feels like an incomplete feature.
The Viomi V2 is manufactured to function as a vacuum AND as a mopping machine.
The watertank offers more than enough volume to clean a full room.Once connected you can control the electric water seepage within the APP.
Wet or Dry (less wet) Floor?
Because two different mopping cloths are included you have a choice in leaving the floor wet or Dry.
I was curious about the Wet n Dry mop.
After testing it a couple of times on my Laminate and tile floor I must admit the floor was still wet....but dryed faster.
Personally, I have my reasons to choose the normal cloth.
Since it is not recommended to add cleaning solution in the watertank I spill a bit over the mop.
I really like the smell of a mopped floor and while doing this it satisfied me even more!
Smart scrubbing Motion:
As the image shows, the V2 Manouvres in an Y-shape in order to simulate a scrubbing method.
Within the App you can see the Y-routing:
Compared to the vacuum function, mopping takes more time to finish.
To show you how good the 'Mopping Master' operates i've searched for a few stains on the floor to provide you a 'Before and After' Image:
Stain is gone
Removable parts are easy to take out and clean.
Even the side brush is attached with a kind of 'Click system’.
You can wash the cloths on 35 degrees celsius.
Use the cleaning tool to cut of hairs or use the brush to clean the filter and bin.
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