Is the Bagotte BG600 robot vacuum with 1600Pa suction power really all it’s cracked up to be? Find out in our 2020 review.
One of the slimmest robot vacuums out there, the Bagotte BG600 robot vacuum has a lot going for it. Not only does it fit under low furniture with its height of under 3 inches, but it’s also super affordable and has several features that make it a good value for the money.
This is one of the lesser known brands, but that doesn’t mean it can’t compete with the big names. Strong suction is the BG600’s selling point, with a full 1600Pa at its strongest. It comes with many of the features of your top-rated robot vacuums including 6 cleaning modes, a large dustbin, automatic redocking, and scheduled cleaning.
The BG600 is a good option for those who want to dip their toes into owning a robot vacuum without investing big bucks. But, like most of the robotic cleaning devices, paying less means limited features. In the case of the BG600, you won’t find a lot of smart tech.
If basic and affordable is what you want, though, then keep reading. We’ll break down the deets.
What’s in the box?
- Bagotte BG600 robot vacuum
- Charging base with power cord & AC adapter
- Remote control (w/ 2 AAA batteries included)
- Cleaning tool
- Magnetic barrier strip
- Extra filter
- 4 side brushes (2 to install and 2 extras)
- Owner’s manual
Initial charging will take 300 – 360 minutes. Battery run time is up to 100 minutes. Noise level averages 55dB, which makes this guy pretty quiet and non-intrusive. Bagotte offers a 30-day money-back guarantee for any reason and a 1-year warranty for quality-related issues.
Bagotte BG600 design and size
- Diameter: 12.4 inches
- Height: 2.7 inches
- Weight: 8.5 pounds
- Dustbin capacity: 0.5 L
The BG600 has a pretty basic design. It’s a totally flat circle shape with no turret full of navigation sensors. This helps it remain a low profile vacuum that can fit under a lot of furniture and toe kicks. The tempered glass, solid black surface looks sleek but can show dust, and it most certainly will.
Oddly, there’s an on/off switch on the underside of the robot. In other models, this is usually located on top of the machine (if they even have one). The brush roll is a combo of rubber blades and brush bristles. You’ll need to install 2 of the included side brushes by just pressing them into the slots on the bottom. The cleaning brush includes a blade for cutting away any hair or string tangles.
To start cleaning, you’ll need to flip the on/off switch to ON. Batteries are included in the remote, which is what you’ll need to set cleaning modes and scheduled cleaning.
Smart navigation…sort of.
There is no map storage in this robot vacuum, so each cycle is like an amnesiac seeing the world anew all over again. The BG600 uses infrared sensors to see the world, including cliff sensors, so it won’t take a tumble down your stairs. It recognizes the magnetic barrier strip and will avoid anything beyond where you place it. You may want to lay this strip down around your pet’s water bowl, or charging stations with loose cables on the floor, or the playroom with an infinite supply of strewn Legos.
Despite the lack of advanced mapping, this robot vac does a commendable job using pre-programmed algorithms within 6 different cleaning modes. There is no smartphone app or smart home control available for this vacuum. All cleaning options must be set with the remote control (except for auto clean, which can also be started from the “clean” button on the vac itself). You can also steer the vacuum manually with the remote. Choose from 6 cleaning modes:
- Single room
- Max cleaning
There’s also a combo of 4 different routes to choose from:
- Around spot
- Along edge
- Back & forth
Scheduling is a little limited, in that you can only choose a scheduled clean for a certain time of day, but not for specific days of the week. Once the battery is low, the dustbin is full, or the cycle is complete, the BG600 returns to its dock to charge up.
Quiet yet powerful
At just 55 dB, the BG600 will still be noticable, but not so intrusive that you can’t hear a conversation or concentrate on work. You may even be able to run it while you’re asleep, although you’ll need to provide it with some light since it depends on light to navigate (unlike the Neato Robotics D7 with laser navigation, which we also reviewed).
For such a quiet vacuum, you’d think perhaps the suction would be only so-so. But nope, that’s not the case here. The BG600 produces up to 1600Pa suction power at its highest setting. It automatically adjusts suction power depending on the flooring type.
What’s great about the Bagotte BG600 robot vacuum?
Customers like the simplicity of this vacuum. They like not having to fuss with connecting to wireless and setting up apps or integrating with smart home systems. The versatility of the remote control options was another popular feature. Most users agreed that it was easy to clean out the dustbin and brush roller.
Several people commented about how quiet it runs. Battery life lasted really well to clean at least a few rooms in large houses and the entirety of small apartments. Pet owners were impressed with how much hair it managed to pick up. It also performed well in homes with young kids to pick up crumbs and other debris.
Overall, fans of the BG600 think it works just as well or even better than higher priced models that have the same features.
What’s not-so-great about the Bagotte BG600 robot vacuum?
By far, the biggest con was the lack of an associated mobile app to control the vacuum and see a cleaning map, etc. People also wished the brush roller was wider. At only 5.75 inches, it’s a pretty narrow cleaning path. A wider brush roller would provide a quicker and more efficient cleaning pattern. Plus the bristles combined with rubber blades often get hair (especially long hair) and strings wrapped around them.
The charging base is rather light, so sometimes the vacuum may scoot it around while trying to dock, and if the battery is too low, it might die before it ever gets on the dock. One option some customers have tried is to weigh the dock down or tape it to the floor.
Though the remote control is easy to use, just like your TV remotes, some customers had a hard time keeping track of it, and without it, the BG600 can’t do much except the default auto clean.
Some customers experienced annoying errors such as the vacuum being stuck in a loop, spinning in a circle until it died. For others, the robot got caught on several objects or couldn’t find its docking station, leaving it to die in random areas of the house.
The Bagotte BG600 robot vacuum is good for people who:
- are on tight budgets
- have no desire for a lot of smart tech
- have never owned a robot vac
- live in small apartments
- have uncluttered homes
- appreciate simplistic operation
- own pets or have small children
- Simple to operate
- Long battery life
- Strong suction
- Multiple cleaning modes
- Versatile remote control
- Slim design for low-profile furniture
- No mobile app controls
- No mapping
- Narrow brush roller
- Hair/string accumulates on roller
- May not find docking station
- Docking station too light
- Scheduling features limited