The DEEBOT X2 Omni is the latest release from Ecovacs, with some changes that deviated from the previous models.
One of which is its shape. The X2 Omni is the first Ecovacs product I’ve tested with a squarish frame designed to clean edges better.
It retains a LIDAR system but is embedded inside the robot body, so it doesn’t have a puck sticking out.
Lastly is the power upgrade. Ecovacs says this robot has up to 8000 Pascals of suction power, which is up with other brands.
The airflow results back up this claim, as the X2 Omni has one of the highest airflow results at over 24 CFM.
How do these enhancements translate to real-world performance? Let’s find out in this review.
Are the Upgrades Worth the Premium?
Navigation - 93%
Surface Cleaning - 97.67%
Deep Cleaning - 63.6%
Quality - 94%
Design - 94%
Value - 93%
- The Ecovacs DEEBOT X2 Omni is the latest Ecovacs product with some major changes to its design, namely the shape and navigational system. Thanks to the 8000 Pascal suction, it has lots of power, but the test results were (pretty) underwhelming for a high airflow robot. What this robot does extremely well is mop floors and it does it proficiently. I also like the pad cleaning performance, especially the hot cleaning cycle, where the base station uses hot water to clean the pads.
- High airflow at over 24 CFM
- A versatile, do-it-all robot that can vacuum and mop
- Built-in LIDAR makes it efficient at map creation
- Decent obstacle avoidance
- It can save more than one map level
- Quiet in the three lower settings
- Subpar cleaning on carpet despite the high airflow
- Small water tanks
The X2 Omni is a change-up compared to previous models that used a round-shaped robot and LIDAR.
Even the older X1 Omni had the round frame and LIDAR combo, but the X2 is different.
It’s the first Ecovacs product I’ve seen (and tested) with a squarish frame – not as boxy as the Roomba S9 and Neato D8.
The edges are more rounded, and the brush roll is not as wide, but its side brush is at the edge, improving its edge-cleaning performance over round-shaped robots.
Ecovacs uses an all-rubber brush, similar to the Roborock, but it doesn’t span the entire robot width, which was somewhat disappointing.
Do-It-All Base Station
Continuing with the current trend, Ecovacs has released several models with do-it-all base stations.
The X2 is the latest with pad washing and self-emptying features. It has a twin tank system where the clean and dirty containers are separate, but the capacity is smaller since it has two functions.
The clean water tank has a 4-liter capacity, while the dirty container is 3.5 liters.
Its bag is in the middle above the pad-washing module and can hold up to 3 liters of dirt.
The two spinning discs rub against a ribbed component at the base, a standard design in other brands.
Hot Water Mop Washing
One unique feature of the X2 Omni is the hot water mop washing, which uses hot water (140 degrees) to dissolve and clean the pads.
This feature is available in two of the pad-washing options. I tried the middle option and cleaned the pad well.
I’d stick to this setting unless you’re mopping a filthy surface.
Pad Washing Tray
Ecovacs uses a plastic tray with ribbed components for the pad-washing cycle.
It’s a simple but efficient, cost-effective method since there’s nothing to replace.
The tray makes it easy to maintain because it’s easily detachable.
Twin Mopping Pads
The X2 Omni has two rotating pads, called the OZMO Turbo 2.0, for cleaning stains with a mop lift system (supposedly) to avoid carpets.
I say supposedly because I don’t think this is an effective system to evade carpets since it doesn’t go high enough to avoid the surface.
After the mapping run, it goes through a post-mop washing cycle, where the two pads spin against a ribbed component, and excess water goes to the dirt water tank.
In addition to its pad-washing function, the X2 Omni has a self-emptying feature with a second vacuum inside the base station that empties the robot’s dustbin after every vacuuming task.
Debris are stored inside a 3-liter bag for easy disposal. Ecovacs says this bag will last for a few months, but that would depend on several factors, like the size of your home.
Another feature worth noting is obstacle avoidance. The X2 Omni uses a dual laser LIDAR for obstacle tracking and avoidance, plus a twin lens camera that doubles as a CCTV.
Ecovacs says these lasers can track obstacles 10m away with up to a 210-degree angle of view.
Despite these impressive features, experiments show inconsistencies with how this robot evades objects.
I can avoid most obstacles I laid out – footwear, pet feces, even coiled wires.
However, it can’t evade stretched wires, and there were instances where it touched obstacles during the experiments.
One issue I see is it gets too close, increasing the risk factor, especially on high-risk items like wires and pet feces.
This robot is compatible with the Ecovacs app. Consumers can scan the QR code on the base station or search for “Ecovacs,” wherever they download their apps.
I’ll enumerate the most helpful features.
1. Live Map
One of the most helpful for me is the live map, where the app shows the robot’s position on the map in real time.
It’s a helpful feature if you want to check the robot’s location. Also, it helps locate the robot in case it gets stuck.
2. Mapping Run
This feature is a must-have for every robot vacuum, and Ecovacs nailed it when it included it.
A mapping run (in case you’re not familiar) is a run dedicated to map creation.
For LIDAR robots, the ability to create the map, even without going through every nook and cranny, cuts the time significantly.
3. 3D Map
A three-dimensional map is available if you want to see the map from this perspective.
One thing I like about the Ecovacs 3D map is it’s accessible within the primary interface so that you can see the robot in real time.
4. Map Saving
The Ecovacs app can save up to three map levels, which is more than enough since this robot will most likely be stored in one level.
Consumers can customize each level by adding portions and containment as needed.
The following helpful feature is containment, which Ecovacs calls “virtual boundary.”
And it has a virtual wall and no-go zones. The virtual wall acts like a wall, blocking the robot from going past it, while the no-go zone is an off-limit square or rectangular area.
6. Cleaning Options
These are the cleaning options for the Ecovacs app.
Consumers can choose between four suction and three water flow settings.
There’s the option to vacuum, mop, and do the hybrid function (vacuum + mop).
Another customizable option is the number of passes (up to two).
Another feature I like is the CCTV feature that’s accessible through the cleaning cycle. So you can stealth monitor your home while the robot is cleaning it.
This feature is something I haven’t seen outside Roborock, and it’s something for homeowners to consider if they want to periodically check what’s happening inside their homes while they’re away.
8. Accessories and Parts
The app also provides a log for the different accessories and parts like the brushes, bag, filter, and pads and when to replace them.
It’s not an accurate metric since it’s a time-based system, but at least it keeps tabs on the usage.
9. Cleaning Log
This tab shows the robot’s previous cleaning cycles with a nice line graph and a detailed list of each cleaning run (including the map and cleaning path).
Ecovacs claims that the DEEBOT X2 has 8000 Pascals of suction, and airflow tests confirm these as it had over 24 CFM.
- Quiet: 10.49 CFM
- Standard: 20.35 CFM
- Strong: 20.35 CFM
- Max+: 24.35 CFM
These results are impressive for a robot vacuum but didn’t translate to premium-level cleaning performance as the X2 was below average, at least on carpets (more below).
The Ecovacs DEEBOT X2 navigates much like any LIDAR-equipped robot.
It starts the run by cleaning the edges and then goes in a back-and-forth pattern in the middle areas.
Unfortunately, the overlaps aren’t as tight as I’d want them to be, so cleaning performance suffers because of this deficiency.
But it’s pretty efficient in traversing, at least inside my tiny home, where it completed a two-pass run in under 13 minutes, one of the best times.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t as efficient as I’d hoped with debris pick-up during this experiment. It left a chunk of Quaker oats scattered in different areas.
Ecovacs needs to improve its navigation, specifically the turning radius, which is too wide.
One risk of the squarish frame is getting wedged in tight areas, which happened a few times during the experiments.
It’s more pronounced when vacuuming plush carpets, where it struggles to turn.
Next, we’ll examine the X2 Omni’s cleaning performance on debris like pet litter, quaker oats, coffee grounds, quinoa, and sand.
- Overall: 89.15%
- Hard floors: 99.55%
- Sand on hard floors: 99.28%
- Carpet: 94.18%
- Deep cleaning: 63.6%
Hard Floor Results
- Quaker oats: 99.58%
- Coffee grounds: 99.4%
- Quinoa: 100%
- Pet litter: 99.22%
The X2 Omni was at its element, vacuuming hard floors, where it got the highest percentages.
However, it wasn’t as good as I’d hoped since there were instances where the robot missed spots in the initial run, so I had to do another run for the robot to pick up missed spots.
Its navigation isn’t as precise as other brands with a top-mounted LIDAR, as it struggled (at times) to cover the entire (enclosed) area.
One of the advantages of the squarish frame is the efficiency at picking up debris at the edge, which was the case for the X2 Omni.
It got almost everything out but needed three or four runs since Ecovac’s algorithm doesn’t prioritize edge runs.
Unfortunately, the Ecovacs DEEBOT X2 Omni wasn’t good at cleaning hair. I tested it on five and seven-inch strands and didn’t get a high percentage.
- 5-inch hair: 46%
- 7-inch hair: 21%
These results are disappointing given the X2 Omni’s high airflow (and suction power).
Low Pile Results
- Quaker oats: 88.34%
- Coffee grounds: 92.74%
- Quinoa: 100%
- Pet litter: 94.82%
The low pile results were disappointing because of the X2’s high airflow (over 24 CFM).
It could be that the brush roll lacks a floating system that other brands like Roborock have, so the brush doesn’t maintain contact on the surface.
Or the lack of a good seal behind the brush roll. Whatever the case is, these numbers are below average (except for the quinoa result).
Mid Pile Results
- Quaker oats: 92.96%
- Coffee grounds: 91.9%
- Quinoa: 100%
- Pet litter: 92.74%
The results on this surface mirror the low pile numbers. It struggled with most items except for quinoa, only getting a low 90s percentage, which is poor for a high airflow robot vacuum.
Again, the eye test (also) confirms the numbers since the passes weren’t as clean as other options like the Roomba S9+.
I used 100 grams of fine sand on mid-pile carpet to see how well the Ecovacs X2 Omni deep cleans. It picked up an average of 63.6% (two tests) – a poor result from a high airflow robot.
The brush roll design is the culprit for this low score or the lack of seal.
One reason to consider the Ecovacs DEEBOT X2 Omni is its superb mopping and pad cleaning performance. It’s one of the best I’ve reviewed.
I tried it on two specific stain types – red wine and grape juice. The latter is a struggle with most robot vacuums, especially without an agitating element.
And this robot passed with flying colors.
It was better at cleaning red wine stains and getting everything out after the first pass.
However, it wasn’t as proficient with tougher-to-clean grape juice stains, needing a second pass to get everything out.
Another impressive aspect of the X2 Omni is its pad-cleaning performance. It’s probably the best I’ve seen so far.
Here’s how the pads look before the test.
And here’s how it looks after.
One word – impressive. Please note that I used the hot water option to wash the pads, which offers the best results since stains come off more easily.
I used a sound meter to check noise levels for the X2 Omni, and here are the results.
- Quiet: 56.7 dB
- Standard: 60.1 dB
- Strong: 60.5 dB
- Max+: 67.2 dB
Despite the high airflow, the Ecovacs X2 Omni isn’t very noisy compared to other brands that eclipsed 70 decibels.
It’s quiet, especially in the three lower settings, barely breaching 60 decibels in the two middle settings.
This robot is an excellent option if noise is a factor.
|Ecovacs DEEBOT X2 Omni
|6400 mAh Li-ion
|Up to 210 mins.
|Dirt Capacity (dry)
|Auto empty capacity
|Clean water tank
|Dirty water tank
|Recharge and Resume
Consumers can purchase this robot in online stores like Amazon. Check the links below for the latest pricing information.
- Ecovacs X2 Omni on Amazon
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Purchasing this robot will entail spending over four figures, so the question is, is that amount worth it?
There’s a lot of good with this robot vacuum, especially with its efficient mopping and pad cleaning performance, but the deficiencies in its vacuuming, particularly on carpet, concern me.
This do-it-all robot is best suited inside homes with primarily hard floor surfaces. It’s not something I’d recommend for vacuuming carpets since it isn’t efficient.
5 Reasons to Buy the Ecovacs X2 Omni
- Autonomous, do-it-all robot: The Ecovacs X2 Omni can vacuum and mop simultaneously, and its do-it-all base station makes it autonomous.
- Efficient navigation: One of X2’s most significant strengths is its proficient navigation paired with the mapping run.
- Pad cleaning: The hot water cleaning cycle keeps the pads clean.
- Surveillance: Consumers can check their homes without being inside through this feature.
- Proficient mopping: The twin rotating pads make mopping efficient.
One of the most significant downsides of the Ecovacs X2 Omni is its inability to pick up debris on carpets efficiently.
I tried it on various debris types, and it struggled with most of them except for quinoa, which was disappointing given its high airflow.
What the X2 Omni does well is mop floors, which is its biggest strength. Consider this option if you need an efficient mopping robot decent at vacuuming.
- Jan 12, 2023: Posted the video review for folks who want to see this robot in action.
- Jan 16, 2023: More details about the base station were added, and data on product specifications was corrected.