Hoover Quest 700 vs 800 vs 1000 vs Roomba 650 vs Roomba 880

What is it? Hoover Quest 700 vs 800 vs 1000 vs Roomba 650 vs Roomba 880

The Hoover Quest 700 is a robotic vacuum cleaner with Bluetooth connectivity for easy operating and scheduling from all of your devices. It is designed to clean hard floor surfaces, small area rugs and low pile carpet.

The Hoover Quest 800 is a robotic vacuum cleaner with Bluetooth enabled for easy operating and scheduling from all of your devices. It is ideal for enhanced cleaning on hard floor surfaces and is perfect for small area rugs and low pile carpet.

The Hoover Quest 1000 is a robotic vacuum cleaner enabled with Local Wi-Fi for easy operating and scheduling from all of your devices. The Hoover App maps your home, so you are able to view, control and direct your Quest 1000 to the areas you need cleaned.

Roomba 650 is a robotic vacuum cleaner that provides a thorough clean at the push of a button. Preset Roomba to clean when it’s convenient for you, so you can keep up with everyday mess.

 

What does it do? Hoover Quest 700 vs 800 vs 1000 vs Roomba 650 vs Roomba 880

Featuring the Tri-Clean System together with QuestNav 2.0 Technology, the Hoover Quest 700 and the Hoover Quest 800 traps dirt, dust and pet hair on your floors, along walls and in hard to reach corners. Hoover Invisible Wall Technology ensures your Quest 700 and Quest 800 is confined to the rooms you need cleaned. It automatically returns to the docking station to recharge so your Quest 700 and Quest 800 is always prepared to clean.

Hoover Quest 1000 – Tri-Clean System utilizes a side brush, an advanced brush roll and powerful suction. This paired with Lithium-Ion Technology creates enhanced performance on hard floors and carpet. With powerful suction, durable design and increased power that delivers enhanced performance on hard floors and carpet. When the battery is low the Quest 1000 returns to the docking station to recharge. If cleaning wasn’t complete, it will automatically return to its previous location.

Roomba 650 – The patented, 3-Stage Cleaning System easily picks up dust, pet hair and large debris like cereal. Roomba works on all floor types, and at just 3.6 inch tall, is specifically designed to fit under most furniture, beds and kickboards.

 


Models: Hoover Quest 700 vs 800 vs 1000 vs Roomba 650 vs Roomba 880

Hoover Quest 700 – BH70700
Hoover Quest 800 – BH70800
Hoover Quest 1000 – BH71000
Roomba 650 – R650020

 

Runtime: Hoover Quest 700 vs 800 vs 1000 vs Roomba 650 vs Roomba 880

The Hoover Quest 700 has a runtime of approximately 90 minutes.
The Hoover Quest 800 and Hoover Quest 1000 have a runtime of approximately 120 minutes.
The Roomba 650 has a runtime of approximately 60 minutes.

 

Mapping: Hoover Quest 700 vs 800 vs 1000 vs Roomba 650 vs Roomba 880

Hoover Quest 1000 – 360° Laser Mapping
Charging Time
The Hoover Quest 700 will take approximately 4 to 5 hours to charge.
The Hoover Quest 800 – The Quest 800 will take approximately 4.5-5.5 hours to charge.
The Hoover Quest 1000 will take approximately 3 hours to completely charge.

 

Does it self-charge? Hoover Quest 700 vs 800 vs 1000 vs Roomba 650 vs Roomba 880

Hoover Quest 700 – Yes
Hoover Quest 800 – Yes
Hoover Quest 1000 – Yes
Roomba 650 – Yes

 

Can you schedule it: Hoover Quest 700 vs 800 vs 1000 vs Roomba 650 vs Roomba 880

Hoover Quest 700 – Yes
Hoover Quest 800 – Yes
Hoover Quest 1000 – Yes
Roomba 650 – Yes

 

Does it have Bluetooth: Hoover Quest 700 vs 800 vs 1000 vs Roomba 650 vs Roomba 880

Hoover Quest 700 – Yes
Hoover Quest 800 – Yes

 

Does it have WiFi: Hoover Quest 700 vs 800 vs 1000 vs Roomba 650 vs Roomba 880

Hoover Quest 1000 – WIFI LOCAL

 

Does it have Remote: Hoover Quest 700 vs 800 vs 1000 vs Roomba 650 vs Roomba 880

Hoover Quest 700 – Yes
Hoover Quest 800 – Yes

 

Dust Bin Capacity: Hoover Quest 700 vs 800 vs 1000 vs Roomba 650 vs Roomba 880

Hoover Quest 700 – 0.4L
Hoover Quest 800 – 0.4L
Hoover Quest 1000 – 0.6L

 


Does it have cliff sensor? Hoover Quest 700 vs 800 vs 1000 vs Roomba 650 vs Roomba 880

Hoover Quest 700, Hoover Quest 800 and Hoover Quest 1000 have a Cliff Sensor to detect stairs and drop-offs to avoid falling.

 

Does it have invisible wall? Hoover Quest 700 vs 800 vs 1000 vs Roomba 650 vs Roomba 880

Hoover Quest 700 and Hoover Quest 800– Yes

 

What type of floors does it clean? Hoover Quest 700 vs 800 vs 1000 vs Roomba 650 vs Roomba 880

Hoover Quest 700 – Cleans hard floor surfaces, small area rugs and low pile carpet.
Hoover Quest 800 – Includes a Microfiber Dust Pad for superior cleaning on hard floor surfaces and is ideal for small area rugs and low pile carpet.
Hoover Quest 1000 – Cleans hard floors and carpet.
Roomba 650 – Carpet, tile, hardwood, laminate & more

 

Maneuverability: Hoover Quest 700 vs 800 vs 1000 vs Roomba 650 vs Roomba 880

Hoover Quest 700 and Hoover Quest 800 – QuestNav 2.0 Technology utilizes 3 distinct cleaning patterns to maneuver around and under furniture, along walls and hard to reach corners.
Hoover Quest 1000– QuestNav 3.0 Technology provides laser mapping, which enables the Quest 1000 to intelligently navigate your home for the most efficient clean.
Roomba 650 – At just 3.6 inch tall, is specifically designed to fit under most furniture, beds and kickboards.

 

Cleaning Brush: Hoover Quest 700 vs 800 vs 1000 vs Roomba 650 vs Roomba 880

Hoover Quest 700 and Hoover Quest 800– Tri-Clean System utilizes a side brush, brush roll and suction to effortlessly pick up dirt, dust and pet hair.
Hoover Quest 1000 – Tri-Clean System utilizes a side brush, an advanced brush roll and powerful suction. This paired with Lithium-Ion Technology creates enhanced performance on hard floors and carpet.
Roomba 650 – Spinning Side Brush – Gently cleans wall edges and into corners.

 

Price: Hoover Quest 700 vs 800 vs 1000 vs Roomba 650 vs Roomba 880

Hoover Quest 700 – $349.00
Hoover Quest 800 – $449.00
Hoover Quest 1000 – $699.00
Roomba 650 – $349.95

 

Warranty: Hoover Quest 700 vs 800 vs 1000 vs Roomba 650 vs Roomba 880

Hoover Quest 700, Hoover Quest 800 and Hoover Quest 1000 – 1 year
Roomba 650 – 1 year limited warranty

 


REVIEWS: Hoover Quest 700 vs 800 vs 1000 vs Roomba 650 vs Roomba 880

Hoover Quest 800 REVIEW

Hoover Quest 800 reviews reveal that the Hoover Quest 800 has many good features but unfortunately the Hoover Quest 800’s performance leaves a lot to be desired. The Hoover Quest 800 robotic vacuum comes with a docking station, AC power adapter, 2 virtual walls with batteries, a slim remote, a blue microfiber dust pad, a spare spinning brush and a manual.

Hoover Quest 800 has a good suction power and is relatively quiet. Hoover Quest 800 also has a small, powered brush roller underneath which is great for extracting dirt out of carpets.

The remote of the Hoover Quest 800 is small and slim, and adequate for the basic functionalities such as selecting modes and navigating the floors. For better control, you can download the free Hoover app from your iPhone/Android’s app store. It uses Bluetooth to communicate and it very easy to pair and use. You can navigate the vacuum forward, backward, turn left and turn right as well as selecting the cleaning mode. You can also tell the vacuum to return to dock with a tap on the screen.

However, the connection is not very stable. You may lose connection to the vacuum multiple times during use and have to tap on the Reconnect button to it to sync. This happens even when you are within a few feet from the vacuum. There is no reason for a Bluetooth connection to drop within such a range.

There are only two LED lights on the top of the Hoover Quest 800 vacuum – one blue and one red. They indicate the status, when they light up solid or blinking in some unique fashion. However, there is no separate indication to tell you that the dust bin is full or that the rotating brush may be getting stuck. The app doesn’t tell you much in terms of feedback from the vacuum.

During the test runs, the Hoover Quest 800 vacuum failed to navigate successfully from bare floor to thick area rugs/carpets. The Hoover Quest 800 couldn’t climb up the approx. 1/2 inch transition and got stuck, it couldn’t back off either.

In yet another instance, the Hoover Quest 800 vacuum got stuck under the bed. It kept whining (the motor noise) for ages until rescued.

The provided microfiber dust pad is designed to sweep and dust the bare floor as it navigates on it. You just need to affix it to the underside of the vacuum where the Velcro stripes are. However, it will hinder the vacuum if you have carpets or area rugs in the same room. There seems to be too much friction between the dust pad and carpets/area rugs for the Hoover Quest 800 vacuum to move freely. In other words, the vacuum would get stuck again.

During the test runs, the Hoover Quest 800 vacuum failed to dock a couple of times. Hoover Quest 800 ran around the room as if it wasn’t able to find the docking station. In another instance when it started a new cleaning cycle, it dragged the docking station out with it (both are set on carpets). This is possible since the docking station is very lightweight and there isn’t much friction underneath.

The Hoover Quest 800 vacuum would not fall off a stair as expected. However, the Hoover Quest 800 got stuck over the stair in a couple of instances though. It had moved too far out when it detected the cliff and one of the wheels was caught in the open.

The Hoover Quest 800 vacuum has a physical on/off switch on the underside, which is very nice. You’ll need it because the vacuum can get stuck so easily.

Emptying the dust bin is a multi-step process. You’ll need to push the blue rimmed top cover towards the rear to unlock and remove it, and then take the dust bin out. Once it is out, take the lid off, then the filter out, and finally empty the bin into the trash can. On the positive side, the dust bin including the filter is washable. Just let it air dry before use.

Hoover Quest 800 Pros

+ good features: Bluetooth connectivity, multi-cleaning modes, remote control, app control
+ good suction power
+ relatively quiet
+ washable dust bin and filter
+ microfiber dust pad for bare floor
+ invisible walls (two provided)

Hoover Quest 800 Cons

– fails to navigate over transition between bare floors and thick carpets
– gets stuck easily when climbing area rugs, or running over slim objects on the floor
– gets stuck easily in confined space
– gets stuck possibly over stairs but does fall off completely
– fails to return to dock on some occasions
– Bluetooth connection drops on the app frequently

Hoover Quest 800 navigation system isn’t polished enough to overcome some floor transitions and confined spaces. Hoover Quest 800 doesn’t run smoothly without human intervention. Unless you have an open floor plan with little floor transitions, the Hoover Quest 800 is not recommended.

 

Hoover Quest 700 REVIEWS

Hoover Quest 700 user reviews assert that the Hoover Quest 700 is nice but seems to get stuck quite often. You really do not want to have to follow the Hoover Quest 700 around to keep getting it unstuck.

Hoover Quest 700 does a good job of vacuuming flat surfaces. However, the Hoover Quest 700 gets stuck on everything and can never find its base. This is difficult because you have to chase the Hoover Quest 700 down to rescue it every time it gets stuck.

Couldn’t find the app anywhere so decided to engage Hoover Chat for some assistance…..but they were “still learning” and could not tell why it was not in the App Store, where it’s supposed to be. Called Hoover but the recording says the waits are so long they recommend emailing customer service. Did this and after four days, they finally responded. Apparently they’re aware of the issues with the app but didn’t realize it was off-line.

Mostly have hard floors, tile and wood, with two 4’x6′ low pile rugs at entry ways. Hoover Quest 700 tries to climb up on the rugs. When the Hoover Quest 700 actually succeeds, the actual cleaning is minimal. However, the spinning brush often gets caught and causes an “I’m stuck” alert. It might be a hassle for people with more carpets or rugs or anyone who wants to use the scheduled start feature.

Hoover Quest 700 does a good job with most obstacles, but not all. You may have to pull chairs out, move a few things that cause problems (like a cat condo tower, floor lamp, pet food & water dishes, etc) out of the way before launching the Hoover Quest 700. Not a big deal, but it prevents you from using any automatic start features.

With an open concept floor plan, one invisible fence is not enough. If you would really like to vacuum smaller areas, like just the kitchen, but with multiple entries, one invisible fence unit is not enough.

Contacted customer support, they were very responsive but unfortunately spare parts are not currently available for the Hoover Quest 700 (as of October 2016). Wanted to purchase extra filters, dust bin, fence unit and a sweeping attachment but because the Hoover Quest 700 is so new, spare parts are not available.

 


Hoover Quest 1000 REVIEW

Hoover Quest 1000 review reveals that the experience of using the Hoover Quest 1000 robotic vacuum is unique. Once set up, it’s fairly easy to know what to do.

Pros of the Hoover Quest 1000:
1) Hoover Quest 1000 picks up dirt and pet hair well; it even picks up kitty litter well without spewing it out.

2) Hoover Quest 1000 goes under things that are hard to get to like under the coffee table, TV stand, etc.

3) Hoover Quest 1000 does some cleaning that you don’t have to get up to do.

Cons of the Hoover Quest 1000:
1) Hoover Quest 1000 is not a great cleaner because it’s random, misses lots of areas, and in general comes nowhere near doing the job of a regular vacuum.

2) Hoover Quest 1000 gets hung up about every other time it’s used. Several times it’s trapped in a corner, under the kitchen table, where it can get in but cant’ find its way back out.

3) Don’t expect your floor to be spotless after you use it. Again, it misses lots of spots, whole areas (such as around cat box), and has a random pattern.

4) Not sure how durable the Hoover Quest 1000 is as one of the brushes already seems frayed.

5) The dirt cup isn’t big and it’s kind of a pain to take it out and empty it.

Here’s the thing; if you live in a nice place with no kids or pets and not a lot of clutter, this will probably do well to keep your house cleaner if you run it every day.

If you live in a home with one or both of the above, the Hoover Quest 1000 is not going to do a great job and it will probably get hung up enough for you to tire of it quickly.

Cleaning was okay with the Hoover Quest 1000, but not really thorough.

In any event, the Hoover Quest 1000 seems too small to be effective with a single pass once a week, even for an apartment which has a very small cleaning burden. Hoover Quest 1000 is more for experimenting than real use.

 


Roomba 650 REVIEW

According to the Roomba 650 reviews the Roomba 650 could be a bit better. At cleaning under couches and other areas it can fit, the Roomba 650 is a solid performer. But, it will mercilessly bang up your more delicate furniture and even move them entirely. Leave nothing fragile in its path. The instructions say that the pattern the Roomba 650 takes may “appear” random, but it knows what it is doing. Watched it bump its way along the floors akin to a mosquito stuck between a window and a screen trying to find a way out, sometimes hitting the same spots a dozen or more times over a period of several hours while missing others entirely. Roomba 650 also seems unable to figure out what to do with area rugs on hard floors so it avoids them almost entirely. If you get the Roomba 650 just to clean those hard to reach areas under furniture, it’s great. For everything else, it’s pretty mediocre at best and could be better.

Roomba 650 is a cool novelty. Had it since August 2014 but have been hitting some issues lately.

1. Roomba 650 has trouble locating itself on the charging port.
2. Roomba 650 doesn’t pick up as much as it should.

3. Roomba 650 doesn’t clean the entire room or area without guidance.

A perk is just touching the button and letting the Roomba 650 do its thing for a preliminary sweep while you’re gone. Roomba 650 is great at preliminary swipes. Aside from that, the Roomba 650 has a lot of negatives, such as it frequently getting “lost” and never finding its way back to the charger. Lately, the Roomba 650 no longer does the little “slow down and focus” approach to the charger. It drives up that little ramp like it’s in a movie jumping from a pier onto a moving boat – resulting in no connection for the charger.

Other negatives of the Roomba 650 are that it will drive around a room and miss corners or wide open spots in general. Roomba 650 needs to be babysat.

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