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The Dyson 360 Vis Nav review, power is not everything

If you have bought a Dyson product, whether for your home or for your hairstyle, we imagine that you have said to yourself: “the price doesn't matter, I want the best”. Careful British engineering has transformed the brand into a synonym of quality. But the same goes for the new robot vacuum cleaner, Dyson 360 Vis Nav, which we tested and which we want to tell you about in this review? In this case too, it is a product so good that it makes us forget the high price (we're talking about 1.299 euro)?

The problem, in this case, is that the great power alone is not enough. And the quality hardware solutions, found by engineers led by James Dyson, they cannot compensate sometimes uncertain software and the lack of several functions that the competition offers. At least, not for most users: in this Dyson 360 Vis Nav review we try to help you understand if you are the exception.

Our review of the Dyson 360 Vis Nav

Usually, when we try robot vacuums in this price range (and even when they cost less), they come in a huge package. In fact, they must also contain self-emptying stations and accessories of all kinds. Dyson 360 Vis Nav, however, arrives in a decidedly smaller box: inside you will find just the robot and a charging station, rather small, which you can fix to the wall with screws. Tank, triple action brush and HEPA filter are already inserted: just connect the base to the socket and the robot to WiFi via the MyDyson app. To be able to start operations.

Design and technical features

The Dyson 360 Vis Nav presents a renewed design compared to its predecessor, the 360 ​​Heurist, compared to which it is decidedly less tall: now we are in the average of robot vacuum cleaners (less than 10 centimetres).

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With a weight of 4,5 kg and compact size, it adapts more easily to different home environments. And the small charging station needs little space — you can easily place it in any corner of your home, as long as the robot has room to maneuver.

Despite keeping the same color scheme, the design turns out even more brazen than its predecessor. Particularly in the curves above the tank, which, being transparent, shows the level of dirt accumulated even before the app alerts. We like it a lotalthough it's a matter of taste: listening to colleagues and friends, it seems to us that the design is rather divisive.

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The form to D maiuscola, with the flat brush tackling dust on the front line, it allows you to precisely get into corners and follow the profiles of the walls with extreme precision. This helps a lot in cleaning.

Dyson 360 Vis Nav review: top-notch engineering

Whether you like the design or not, Dyson engineering makes everyone agree. Under the hood, we find the powerful engine Dyson Hyperdymiumwhich reaches a rotation speed of 110,000 revolutions per minuteand thanks to technology Radial root cyclone provides suction that Dyson claims is “the best ever”. On this, it seems difficult to make comparisons. But we can say that the aspiration seems to us exceptionally strongcapable of attracting any type of debris.

The cylinder brush is excellent, offering a triple action: soft nylon, hard bristles and carbon filaments to clean even in tile joints. It looks like the same roller seen in the latest Dyson manual models — and we think so equally effective. There is also a small window from which a silicone brush comes out to collect dirt grazing the wall. And it works great.

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The approach to navigation he uses is interesting a video camera to analyze the environment high above the robot. It also has a built-in LED to illuminate the environment if you clean with the light off. And then there are proximity sensors, a pizoelectric sensor to count dust particles and change the suction: in total, 26 sensors for precise cleaning. Which, however, as we will see, do not always work at their best.

We appreciate, however, the comfortable display, which It acts as both a touchscreen and a physical button: You can select the cleaning mode and then press to start it. Extreme comfort is also excellent change the HEPA filter and emptying the tank: you can do everything with one hand, in a very short time.

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You can see that, from a hardware point of view, Dyson engineers have thought of everything. Unfortunately, it's not enough when cleaning.

Cleaning performance

During our tests, the Dyson 360 Vis Nav demonstrated a exceptional suction capacity. Even when faced with large debris, such as riso o corn flakesthe robot managed to vacuum everything in a single pass. The triple action brush has proven to be particularly effective in cleaning corners and edges. But there are two main problems: navigation software and autonomy.

Despite the large amount of sensors, navigation stumbles a bit. While testing for this review, we found the Dyson 360 Vis Nav very precise in recognizing obstacles: suddenly putting us in front of the robot, it stopped immediately.

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But we noticed some difficulty getting out of tight corners, and even getting back to base. It has happened more than once couldn't get back to loading on its ownsomething unacceptable on a product of this price.

Autonomy and maintenance

Most of the time, however, he found his way to the base. The main problem is that he goes there too often. Using Auto mode, which uses all of Dyson's technology to recognize where the dirt is (and does it well), it has an autonomy of approximately 40 minutes. This means that, even in a relatively small apartment like ours, it returns to the base to charge (for almost two hours) before completing cleaning. We tried starting it before going out for dinner, only to come home and hear it start again around midnight, when we were about to go to bed.

The function Boost provides approximately 12 minutes of charging: only use it for very small areas. Fast e Silent they guarantee an hour of autonomy, which is enough for this fast robot to complete the cleaning of our home. But we have to give up many of the technologies and some of the power which make this product desirable.

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However, the simplicity of maintenance is a plus point: Emptying the robot's large container is an operation that can be done with just one hand, without the risk of getting dirty. The same goes for changing the filter, washing the brush (even under water): it's all very easy.

However, unlike some competitors, the 360 ​​Vis Nav It does not have an automatic emptying base. Something that would reduce the amount of maintenance operations by a lot.

Price and final considerations

The list price of the Dyson 360 Vis Nav is 1299 euro, a decidedly high figure compared to the market average. At this price, many competitors offer additional features such as the base with automatic emptying and cleaning with a damp cloth.

Although the suction power of the 360 ​​Vis Nav is, according to our tests, superior, we doubt it's a top priority for most users. If you don't have extreme cleaning needs, better more comfort than more power. In this price range, almost all robots on sale from other brands will be able to collect hair, dust and food scraps. Plus, they will empty themselves and clean the floors with the cloth. All in a single pass, without having to reload.

We really appreciate the work of Dyson engineers and we have to admit that their robot vacuums like no other. But, perhaps, increasing autonomy and improving navigation should be the priorities for the next robot vacuum cleaner they develop. Only then will they be able to become synonymous with quality in this field too. For the moment, Dyson 360 Vis Nav is the most powerful, but not the best.

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