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Ecovacs Deebot OZMO T8 AIVI UK Review (2022)

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Last updated: 25.02.2022 7 Min.

The Ecovacs Deebot OZMO T8 AIVI has a clear goal: it wants to be the best robot vacuum on the market! Can this robot vacuum/mop hybrid live up to expectations? We'll get to the bottom of that in our extensive test.

The OZMO T8 AIVI is bursting with innovations.

AIVI technology is undoubtedly the most exciting one. It recognises even tiny objects (e.g. mobile phone charging cables or slippers) as obstacles and automatically avoids them. You can even use its AIVI technology as a surveillance camera for your home.

But there’s more to the OZMO T8 AIVI: It also has a vibrating OZMO-Pro mopping function and an auto-empty station (which you can buy separately).

As you can see, this robot vacuum is one of its kind. But is it among the best robot vacuums on the market? We’ll get to the bottom of that in our detailed Deebot OZMO T8 AIVI review.

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Advantages:

  • Significantly improved mopping function (vibrating wiping plate)

  • Excellent results in the suction test

  • Obstacle avoidance with AIVI technology

  • Surveillance camera function

  • Long battery life

  • Optional: self-emptying dust bin

Disadvantages:

  • Pretty expensive

  • AIVI technology isn’t 100% reliable yet (but it constantly improves)

  • The delivery scope doesn’t include a water protection mat for the charging station.

All important facts at a glance

  • AIVI camera technology for obstacle avoidance

  • Improved mopping function with "scrubbing movements"

  • AIVI technology can function as a security camera

  • Automatic emptying station (optional)

  • Perfect for all technology enthusiasts

  • Suitable for allergy sufferers thanks to the improved mopping performance and the optional self-emptying dustbin

  • Suitable for households with children and pets. The flat doesn’t have to be 100% tidy.

Ecovacs Deebot OZMO T8 AIVI Cleaning Performance - Our Review

The Deebot OZMO T8 AIVI easily fits into its predecessors’ big footsteps regarding the excellent suction performance.

What’s more: it even exceeds them!

Suction test on laminate

As usual, we spread three different kinds of dirt (lentils, oatmeal and sand) on the floor during our suction test.

Then we let the OZMO T8 AIVI deal with it in maximum cleaning mode.

Overview table of the OZMO T8 AIVI’s suction test result on laminate

The robot vacuum did a great job on the hard floor.

Test result for lentils:

OZMO T8 AIVI in suction test on laminate

It hardly reached its limits with the light lentils.

Deeboot OZMO T8 AIVI after the lentil suction test on hardwood floor

It only left a few grains in the corners (due to the robot vacuum’s round shape).

Test result for oatmeal:

The result was quite similar when it vacuumed oat flakes.

OZMO T8 AIVI during the oatmeal suction test on a hardwood floor

The Deebot OZMO T8 AIVI removed a whopping 97% of the dirt.

Suction test result with oat flakes on the hardwood floor

Test result for sand:

Sand is challenging for all robot vacuum cleaners due to its weight.

The sand suction test of the OZMO T8 AIVI on the laminate

But not for the OZMO T8...

Deebot OZMO T8 AIVI suction test result with sand on the hardwood floor

The OZMO T8 AIVI did an excellent job here, too, and removed approx. 93 % of the sand extracted.

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Cleaning Performance on the carpet

The OZMO T8 AIVI has a very reliable carpet detection function.

With this, the OZMO T8 automatically switches to the highest power setting as soon as it drives onto a carpet.

The test results show that it works.

The robot vacuum came out with flying colours in our tests on both carpet types (low-pile and high-pile).

That makes the small household helper very suitable for living rooms with carpets.

Suction result on a high-pile carpet:

OZMO T8 AIVI overview table of the suction test on a high-pile-carpet

Cleaning result on a low-pile carpet:

OZMO T8 AIVI Overview table of the suction test on a low-pile carpet

It was remarkable how it coped with the sand on the higher carpet.

Deebot OZMO T8 AIVI in the sand suction test on a high-pile carpet

Sand on a carpet is usually a dirty challenge for all vacuums.

The fine sand quickly sinks deep into the carpet fibres so that vacuum cleaners often have difficulties with removing it.


Deebot OZMO T8 AIVI suction test result with sand on high-pile carpet

Nevertheless, the OZMO T8 AIVI performed well on the low-pile (68%) and high-pile carpet (78%) in our test.

These results catapult the robot vacuum to the premium models.

Don’t get confused by the "low percentages". Our tests simulate extreme situations. Since the robot vacuum cleans your home almost daily, it’s practically impossible that such a large amount of sand can accumulate on the carpet.

Emptying the mobile dust container of the Deebot OZMO T8 AIVI after the sand suction test.

But the robot vacuum didn’t have any problems with the other two dirt types, either.

It removed 93% of the grainy lentils on the high-pile carpet.

Deebot OZMO T8 AIVI during the lentil suction test on high-pile carpet

It left just a few lentils in the corners.

Deebot OZMO T8 AIVI reliably removes lentils on the high-pile carpet

The test result for oatmeal was even better.

Deebot OZMO T8 AIVI in the oatmeal suction test on high-pile carpet

The OZMO T8 AIVI achieved an excellent result of 95% here.

Deebot OZMO T8 AIVI reliably removes oat flakes in suction test on high-pile carpet

Vacuuming along skirtings and in corners

Every time the OZMO T8 AIVI goes on its cleaning trip, it also drives along the walls.

Deebot OZMO T8 AIVI navigates very close to skirtings

The robot vacuum can drive very close to the skirtings, thanks to precise navigation technology.

That’s how the side brushes can reliably remove the dirt and transport it towards the suction opening.

And what’s the cleaning result like in corners?

We placed a lot of lentils in a corner to test this.

Deebot OZMO T8 AIVI cleaning test in corner

Since the robot vacuum has a round shape, it can’t reach the corners entirely. Therefore, it can’t remove all the dirt in the corner.


Deebot OZMO T8 AIVI Cleaning result in the suction test in a corner

However, not just the OZMO T8 AIVI struggles with that. All round-shaped robot vacuums reach their limits here.

D-shaped robotic vacuums can clean corners better, but they have many other disadvantages instead.

But you can take our word for it: if you have an automatic robot vacuum, it will clean your home much more often. Therefore, hardly any dirt will accumulate in the corners.

We use our robotic vacuum cleaner almost daily and vacuum the corners with a hand vacuum once a month at the most.

That's it.

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Mopping Function of Ecovacs Deebot OZMO T8 AIVI: Our Review

The Deebot OZMO T8 AIVI is a Robot Vacuum and Mop Combo.

The great advantage is obvious: The Deebot OZMO T8 AIVI can vacuum and mop in one go.

But before you give the mopping function a try, we have 3 tips for you:

  • We recommend using the blue washable cleaning cloth. The quality and, thus, the cleaning results are much better than with the disposable wipes.

  • You should slightly dampen the mop before each cleaning trip. The fluffy mop absorbs the water very quickly. That ensures a better result when mopping from the very beginning.

Dampening the Deebot OZMO T8 AIVI's wiping cloth before the cleaning run.

● Wash the recyclable wipe regularly at 40 degrees in the washing machine.

Washing the Deebot OZMO T8 AIVI recyclable wipe in the washing machine.

You can choose between two different mopping options with the Ecovacs vacuum-mopping robot:

  • (1) Normal mopping option: It pulls the wet cleaning cloth behind itself.

  • (2) "OZMO Pro" mopping system: Uses an improved mopping technology with a vibrating wiping plate.

Comparison of the normal mopping technology and the OZMO Pro technology of the OZMO T8 AIVI

Normal Mop Option

If you choose the "normal mop option", the robot vacuum will pull a wet wipe behind itself during the cleaning trip.

That’s the standard procedure for most robot vacuums with a mopping function.

OZMO T8 AIVI mops the floor with conventional mopping technology

The OZMO T8 AIVI’s mopping performance is already quite good with the "normal mopping option".

The Ecovacs robot vacuum mop hybrid creates an even wiping track and frees the floor from light dirt and dust.

The improved cleaning cloth is mainly responsible for the good result.

The blue cleaning cloth of the OZMO T8 AIVI lies on the floor

It’s very fluffy and thick. The wipe is of high quality, which is why it can soak up water much better.

That’s how it removes dust and light dirt from the floor more effectively.

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"OZMO Pro" - vibrating mopping technology

The "OZMO Pro" technology has a unique water tank with a vibration function. The wiping plate moves with approx. 480 vibrations per minute.

That simulates "scrubbing movements".

Deebot OZMO T8 AIVI mopping the floor with OZMO Pro technology

How good is the OZMO Pro mopping performance?

The OZMO T8 AIVI currently achieves one of the best mopping results of all vacuum-mopping robots we tested so far!

The "scrubbing movement" of the wiping plate simulates mopping by hand.

That’s how it achieves a significant improvement in wiping performance.

OZMO T8 AIVI simulates a real mopping motion by hand with its vibrating wiping plate

Can I get rid of my mop then?

Unfortunately, not yet.

Even the "OZMO Pro" mopping technology can’t replace actual floor mopping by hand yet.

The little household helper weighs only 3.44 kg, which is far too low to put enough pressure on the mop for removing stubborn stains.

Thus, we’d call the OZMO Pro mopping performance a significantly improved wet-dust-mopping. It’ll reliably free your floor from light dirt.

We also use the OZMO Pro wiping function almost every day and don’t want to do without it anymore. The flat seems even cleaner once the robot vacuum has finished his trip.

Thanks to its improved mopping performance, the OZMO T8 AIVI is particularly suitable for people with severe allergies.

The mopping performance is very good for a robot vacuum mop hybrid. It can even keep up with classic mopping robots.

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AIVI technology for obstacle avoidance

The OZMO T8’s most exciting innovation is undoubtedly the AIVI technology ("Artificial Intelligence and Visual Interpretation").

The OZMO T8's AIVI obstacle avoidance technology

The AIVI technology is an HD camera at the front of the robot vacuum. It can detect and avoid obstacles independently with this camera and the data-driven artificial intelligence.

It also marks the detected obstacles on the map.

You can send the robot vacuum to these areas again at the touch of a button after the cleaning. Of course, you should remove the detected obstacles beforehand ?.

The robot vacuum identifies the obstacles somewhat imprecise at the moment - Most objects are "shoes" on the map ?. But don’t worry, that’ll improve over time.

Our experience with the Ozmo T8 AIVI technology

Spreading a handbag, books, trousers, keys and small toys on the floor

The AIVI technology of the OZMO T8 is currently the most advanced obstacle detection function on the market.

OZMO T8 AIVI in obstacle detection of everyday objects

We spread various objects on the floor during our tests and checked how the OZMO T8 AIVI coped with them.

Here’s an overview of our test results:

● Mobile phone charging cable (rolled up): Detected

● Mobile phone charging cable (not rolled up): Detected

● Socks: Not detected

● Trousers: Detected

● Shoes: Detected

● Slippers: Detected

● Keychain: Detected (at the third try)

● Handbag: Detected

● Toy 1: Not detected

● Toy 2: Not detected

The obstacle detection rate was approx. 65 %.

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Is this result good or bad? Why is the rate not higher?

That’s simply because the robot vacuum doesn’t know all the individual objects yet.

The objects have countless different shapes, colours and viewing angles. It takes a while until the smart household helper has collected enough data to classify objects as obstacles reliably.

Ecovacs UK assures us that they permanently maintain and expand the database. That means that the Deebot OZMO T8 is constantly improving!

We can also confirm this from our own experience. The robot vacuum didn’t recognise our keys for the first two times. But on the third try, it finally worked!

Good news for dog owners: The robot vacuum cleaner reliably identifies dog excrement as an obstacle ?!

All in all, we can say that AIVI technology is a significant step towards fully automated cleaning.

Even though the robotic vacuum doesn’t detect all obstacles yet, the rate for "typical everyday objects" is approx. 65 %. That’s still 65% more than with robot vacuums without AIVI technology.

Who can benefit from AIVI technology?

AIVI technology is very suitable for larger households with children and pets.

It’s almost impossible that there isn’t a single thing lying on the floor in a large household. You can't tidy up your home all the time.

That’s where the new technology takes a huge burden off your shoulders.

You can let the robotic vacuum clean your home even if it’s not perfectly tidy - and don’t worry: It won’t get stuck on the next object lying around.

You have to see AIVI technology as helpful support. You shouldn’t send the robot vacuum on a cleaning trip in a chaotic flat.

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The Ecovacs Deebot OZMO T8 AIVI App

The Ecovacs Home App is available for Android and iOS and comes with numerous innovative features.

The "Video Manager" is undoubtedly the most exciting one.

Video Manager - OZMO T8 AIVI as a security camera

You can use the OZMO T8 AIVI as a security device or surveillance camera in your home with this feature.

A robot vacuum as a surveillance camera? You may wonder how that’s supposed to work.

It’s pretty simple.

The built-in AIVI technology gives access to the HD camera via the mobile phone app. You can even communicate with the environment via the robot vacuum with the microphone function.

The OZMO T8 AIVI can also automatically drive around your home and record control images.

Control function of the OZMO T8 AIVI in the Video Manager

Security camera: gimmick or actual benefit?

The "security camera function" offers many new possibilities. Imagine the following scenario: You are on the road, but you still have the following options:

You're not quite sure whether you closed the door when you left the flat? No worries. Just open the app, navigate the OZMO T8 to the front door, and you'll know for sure.

Deebot OZMO T8 AIVI shows front door on mobile phone via the HD camera

Did you turn off the oven after cooking?

We can check the oven via the Deebot OZMO T8’s camera.

You’re wondering what your dog is up to in your absence? Why don't you just go and check on him? If he's comfortably lying on the couch - again! -, you can talk to him through your robot vacuum: "get off the couch" ?.

OZMO T8 AIVI Description of the voice function

As you can see, AIVI technology offers unimaginable possibilities regarding security.

We find that function super useful. We’re confident that many people will love the new features for more security!

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AIVI Technology and Data Protection

That one’s quite obvious.

The AIVI technology constantly takes pictures / live videos of your home and compares them with a database.

We get it that some will have data protection concerns.

Ecovacs UK keeps a low profile on this. However, the manufacturer states that "Ecovacs Europe UK-Ltd." is an independent company and strictly adheres to the General Data Protection Regulation.

If you’re still not very comfortable with it, you can make some security settings in the mobile app.

Firstly, the "video manager" function is password protected. You have to set a four-digit password and enter it each time you want to access the camera via the mobile app.

You can also deactivate the AIVI function in the mobile phone app.

And last but not least: you can also use the cover for the camera that Ecovacs includes in the delivery scope.

Special cover for the camera of the Deebot OZMO T8 AIVI

If you have major data protection concerns about the AIVI technology, the OZMO T8 AIVI is probably not the best choice. This new technology is what makes the T8 so unique and also justifies the high purchase price. You can find an overview and comparison of the best robot vacuums here: Robot Vacuum Cleaner reviews.

Other functions:

The Ecovacs Home App also offers numerous smart functions that simplify cleaning, apart from the Video Manager.

Here’s an overview of the essential functions:

  • Multi-floors: You can save multiple maps (2 maps)
  • You can define no-go zones (virtual boundaries) and no-mop zones in the saved map.
  • You can choose between 4 different power settings individually for each room (quiet, standard, maximum and maximum+).
  • You can choose between 4 different water flow levels individually for each room (Low, Medium, High and Very High).
  • You can switch the automatic carpet detection on and off.
  • You can switch AIVI technology on and off.
  • You can create cleaning schedules.
  • You can define the order in which the robot vacuum should clean the rooms.
  • You can clean a specific area separately
  • Do you want to clean one room several times? You can set the cleaning frequency per room.
  • You can check out cleaning protocols.
  • Choose a location (UK)
  • Choose a language (UK, Chinese, German , ...)

Conclusion on the mobile app:

We are thrilled with the mobile app.

Even the set-up worked wonderfully, and it took less than 5 minutes.

The Ecovacs app offers many useful features and is still user-friendly.

The app is easy to navigate and straightforward. The occasional bugs (f. E. sometimes it takes a while to start, the map is not loading, ..) are the only flaw we could find.

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Optional: The Automatic Emptying Station – Our Review

You can also buy an automatic emptying station for the OZMO T8 AIVI.

That’s certainly the second-best highlight, next to the AIVI obstacle detection function!

OZMO T8 AIVI stands at the auto emptying station

You have to remove two flaps from your OZMO T8. Then it can connect itself with the emptying station.

Removing the flaps for the opening for the automatic emptying station on the Deebot OZMO T8 AIVI

The emptying station will remove the dirt in the mobile dustbin during each battery charge and store it in the charging dock’s large dust container.

The delivery scope in the UK includes a special mobile dust container in addition to the emptying station itself. The current dust container doesn’t have the required opening for the emptying process.

What is the benefit of the automatic emptying station?

We are thrilled with the automatic emptying station!

It’s another significant step towards fully automated cleaning in addition to the AIVI technology.

The mobile dustbin has a size of 420 ml, so you’d have to empty it by hand approx. 1-2 times a week (depending on the degree of soiling in your home).

Emptying the mobile dust bin of the OZMO T8 AIVI by hand

The Deebot OZMO T8 AIVI self-emptying station eliminates this task.

You just have to change the dust bag in the automatic emptying station every few months.

That's it.

That minimises your tasks in the daily floor cleaning.

The OZMO T8 AIVI with the automatic emptying station is very suitable for allergy sufferers. You won’t have to empty the mobile dust container anymore, preventing contact with aggressive house dust.

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Battery Life

The 5200 mAh battery lasts for approx. 3 hours at a stretch.

That makes the Deebot OZMO T8 AIVI very suitable for huge flats.

And don’t worry if your little household helper runs out of battery during a cleaning trip.

The "Charge & Resume" function ensures that the robot vacuum automatically returns to the charging station and, after recharging the battery, resumes the cleaning trip at the same spot where it had left off.

A full charge of the battery takes up to 6.5 hours.

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Volume of the Ecovacs Deebot OZMO T8 AIVI: Our Review

The volume of your OZMO T8 AIVI depends on the cleaning mode you choose for cleaning.

Quiet: 50 dB

Standard: 60 dB

Maximum: 67 dB

Maximum+: 70dB

Volume Scale of the Deebot OZMO T8 AIVI

The "Normal" suction level is usually sufficient for cleaning. The robot vacuum has a volume of only 60 dB, which is pleasantly quiet - you can still have a conversation in the same room.

It's a different story if you let the robot vacuum clean with the "OZMO Pro" mop attachment.

The scrubbing movement of the mop plate is pretty noisy (approx. 65 - 70 dB).

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Ecovacs Deebot OZMO T8 AIVI: Design, dimensions & build quality

Dimensions and build quality

The OZMO T8 AIVI has the following dimensions: Height: 9.36 cm (3.7 inches) x Length: 35.3 cm (13.9 inches) x Width: 35.3 cm (13.9 inches). It weighs 3.44 kg.

The T8 AIVI also has the typical laser navigation tower (lidar), which gives the robot vacuum a maximum height of 9.36 cm (3.7 inches).

Measuring the height of the OZMO T8 AIVI with a ruler

You should measure your home carefully to ensure that the robot vacuum fits under all the furniture.

OZMO T8 AIVI is a high-quality product:

We were immediately impressed when we saw the T8 AIVI for the first time.

The upper cover has a noble silver finish, indicating that the manufacturer focuses on high-quality workmanship.

Deebot OZMO T8 AIVI has a high-quality finish

The build quality leaves nothing to be desired, just like the predecessor model (OZMO 950).

Deebot OZMO T8 AIVI from below

The robot seems very valuable.

In other words: it’s an excellent high-quality product!

The OZMO T8 AIVI is only available in the UK in black.

The Deebot OZMO T8 AIVI in black stands on the floor

We like the black model best.

However, it would be better if there were more colours to choose from (e.g. white).

The black look may not fit into every home interior, and you can also see minor scratches and dirt much faster on the black surface.

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The Deebot OZMO T8 AIVI's Delivery Scope in the UK

The delivery scope of the Ecovacs Deebot OZMO T8 AIVI in the UK is vast.

It includes the following accessories and spare parts:

Delivery scope and spare parts of the OZMO T8 AIVI

  • The robot vacuum cleaner itself

  • 4 side brushes in total

  • Main brush

  • 2 x HEPA filter

  • OZMO mopping system

  • OZMO Pro mopping system

  • Reusable mop

  • 10 x Disposable Wipes

  • Cover film for the AIVI camera

  • Quick Start Guide

  • Operating manual

It’s great that the delivery scope includes spare parts like the HEPA filters or 2 side brushes.

Unfortunately, that’s by far not standard in this price range.

If a spare part ever breaks, you can also buy all accessories online at Amazon UK.

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Ecovacs Deebot OZMO T8 AIVI Review (UK): Price-Performance & Conclusion

Long story short: This robot vacuum cleaner is outstanding.

The OZMO T8 AIVI came out with flying colours in all test areas. The suction power and navigation of the robot vacuum are outstanding. It also works very quietly.

Especially the greatly improved OZMO-Pro mopping technology ensures more cleanliness.

The AIVI technology for obstacle detection is not yet 100% reliable. But it already offers a considerable advantage: You can let the OZMO T8 clean, even if your home isn’t perfectly tidy. The robot vacuum will find its way around, thanks to the new technology.

The monitoring function is also a highlight. This feature offers entirely new areas of application for your robot vacuum.

The auto emptying station (self-emptying dust bin), which you have to buy separately, is another advantage. The manufacturer takes a big step towards fully automated cleaning with it.

This abundance of quality and features also comes at a price. You have to dig deeper into your pockets for the Ecovacs robot vacuum.

If that’s not an issue for you, you’ll be more than happy with the OZMO T8 AIVI. You can hardly find a better device on the market.

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  • AIVI Technology


    AIVI means "Artificial Intelligence and Visual Interpretation". It uses a 720p HD camera for obstacle detection.

    Once the robot vacuum encounters an obstacle, it compares it with the database entries. In this way, the OZMO T8 identifies the obstacle (whether it’s slippers, socks, mobile phone charging cable, etc.) and avoids the object during cleaning.

    The significant advantage is that the flat doesn’t have to be perfectly tidy for cleaning. The robot vacuum reliably avoids objects lying around, such as cables, and won’t get stuck on them.

  • OZMO Pro water tank and disposable wipes


    Unfortunately, you can use the OZMO Pro water tank only with disposable wipes - at least that’s what the manufacturer states.

    Attaching a disposable cleaning cloth to the OZMO Pro water tank.

    We don’t know why there’s no reusable mop for the OZMO-Pro water tank.

    We emailed Ecovacs, and the customer support assured us that reusable wipes for the OZMO Pro water tank would be available soon.

    Tip: You can use each disposable wipe several times. However, you should replace them after the third use.

    We used a disposable wipe several times with the OZMO Pro water tank of the T8 AIVI

  • Does the OZMO Pro water tank also work with the reusable wipe?


    We used the blue reusable wipe for the OZMO Pro wiping plate...

    ...and it worked well.

    Attaching a reusable mop to the OZMO Pro water tank on the OZMO T8 AIVI

    The mop does not fit 100% (a small piece of fabric is missing on the top right and left), but that’s not a big deal, and it doesn’t affect the wiping result negatively, either.

    We use only the blue reusable cloth for the OZMO Pro wipe function. That cloth is of much higher quality than a disposable wipe. You can see that in the cleaning result, too!
  • Controlling the water flow level via the mobile phone app


    You choose between 4 levels for the water intensity in the Ecovacs mobile app.

    We got the best results at the highest water intensity level in our tests on hard floors.

    It creates a lovely, even wet trace.

    We recommend trying out the lower levels (2-3) for very sensitive floors first and test them slowly.

    Soon you’ll see whether the amount of water provides sufficient moisture for cleaning your floor.    

  • Improved carpet detection function when mopping


    The OZMO T8 AIVI has a very sophisticated carpet detection function.

    It reliably avoids carpets once you attach the mopping plate.

    That way, the robot vacuum won’t pull the wet and dirty wipe over the carpet.

  • How many power settings does the OZMO T8 AIVI have?


    OZMO T8 AIVI has 4 different power settings (quiet, standard, maximum and maximum+). You can set them via the mobile app.

  • Setting up the Ecovacs Home App/Connecting Deebot OZMO T8 AIVI to the Wi-Fi


    Setting up the Wi-Fi connection is child's play and takes less than 5 minutes.

    First, you have to download the Ecovacs Home App from the App Store.

    Note: Ecovacs doesn’t support a 5GHz network yet. If you have a 5GHz network at home, change the router setting to 2.4 GHz.

    Once you’ve installed the Ecovacs Home App on your smartphone, do the following:

    • Open the app and select the option "+Add robot". It’ll immediately show your new robot vacuum.

     

    • As soon as you’ve selected the robot vacuum, you have to enter your Wi-Fi password.

     

    • You’ll get a notification in the app that you should turn on the Deebot OZMO T8. The red on/off switch is under the cover.

     

    • Next, the app will tell you to press the "reset button" for 3 seconds.

     

    • Done! You successfully connected the robot vacuum to your Wi-Fi.

    Now the mobile app is all set and ready to go.

  • Can I also control the Deebot OZMO T8 AIVI via a voice assistant?


    Yes, you can control the Deebot OZMO T8 with Amazon Alexa and Google Home Assistant.


    Alexa voice commands for the Deebot OZMO T8 AIVI

  • Charging Station


    The charging station is quite small and seems to be of high quality.

    Front view of the OZMO T8 AIVI charging station

    You can wind up excess cable at the back of the station.

    Plus, you can lead the cable out on the right or left.

    Charging station of the OZMO T8 AIVI from behind

  • Is there a water protection mat for the charging station?


    Unfortunately, Ecovacs doesn’t include a water protection mat for the charging station in the delivery scope, unlike the main competitors such as Roborock.

    Charging station including water protection mat from Roborock

    As soon as the Ecovacs Deebot OZMO T8 docks at the charging station for a battery charge after mopping, the wet mop may harm your floor.

    Therefore, you should place the charging station on a tiled floor if possible.

    Alternatively, you can also buy a suitable plastic mat in any DIY store and cut it to size.

    If none of these suggestions helps, there’s only one possibility left: remove the water tank immediately after wiping. That should do the job :)

    By the way, the OZMO T8 AIVI also sends a notification after each cleaning that you have to remove the water tank.

  • Can the Deebot OZMO T8 AIVI save multiple maps?


    Yes, the Deebot OZMO T8 AIVI can save two floor maps.

    You can edit them as you wish in the mobile phone app (Merge rooms, set up no-go zones, etc.).

    A small hint: If you buy the automatic emptying station, too, you can put the old charging station on the second floor.
  • Quality of Navigation


    The navigation of the OZMO T8 AIVI is exact and seamless.

    The robot vacuum uses laser navigation technology (lidar).

    Once it creates the map, the laser permanently scans the surroundings in real-time (laser mapping). This way, the robot vacuum knows precisely where it has been, where it is and where it still needs to go. That’s how it cleans your home in a very structured and fast way.

    Deebot OZMO T8 AIVI cleans the entire flat spotlessly

  • Is there a bumper in the laser navigation tower?


    The laser navigation tower has a bumper. The laser navigation tower also has a special foil as extra protection.


    The Deebot OZMO T8 AIVI has a bumper in the laser navigation tower.

  • Can the Deebot OZMO T8 AIVI also vacuum at night?


    Poor lighting conditions can’t keep the Deebot OZMO T8 AIVI from cleaning. The Ecovacs vacuum-mopping robot can navigate just as well at night as during the day, thanks to its laser navigation.

  • How many side brushes does the Deebot OZMO T8 AIVI have?


    The Deebot OZMO T8 AIVI has 2 side brushes. The side brushes are made of bristles.


    OZMO T8 AIVI from below

  • Overcoming threshold


    The Deebot OZMO T8 AIVI can overcome obstacles with a height of up to 2 cm with a 90-degree edge. That’s enough to climb standard door thresholds or carpets without any problems.

    If you want to know which robot vacuums are best at overcoming high doorsteps, read our detailed Comparison of robot vacuums for doorsteps.

  • Crash sensors


    The robot vacuum has crash sensors. Therefore, it won’t fall down the stairs.

  • Deebot OZMO T8 AIVI vs pet hair and long human hair


    Sometimes human hair, but also pet hair, wraps itself around the main brush. But that’s quite common.

    You can find a unique cleaning tool under the robot vacuum’s cover for this purpose.

    The cleaning tool of the OZMO T8 AIVI is under the cover

    You can remove the hair very quickly and easily with the cleaning tool.

    Removing hair with the included cleaning tool

  • How big is the water tank?


    The water tank has a capacity of 240 ml.

  • How big is the mobile dust container?


    The mobile dust container of the OZMO T8 AIVI has a size of 420 ml.

  • Can the Deebot OZMO T8 AIVI clean very high-pile carpets?


    The OZMO T8 AIVI (like any other robot vacuum) quickly reaches its limits with very high-pile carpets.

    The long carpet fringes block the main brush, so it has to stop cleaning.

  • Is Ecovacs Deebot T8 AIVI available in Amazon in the UK?


    Yes, Amazon UK sells the robot vacuum cleaner.

Ilia

Robot vacuum cleaners are my passion. These little helpers make cleaning our homes so much easier. That's why it's my personal concern to recommend only the most outstanding products and the best tips and tricks to you. Then you can devote your valuable time to the finer things in life - and as a rule, floor cleaning is not one of them.

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