Bagotte BG800 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner Offers Advanced Functions at a Budget Price
Robotic vacuums are becoming more and more popular (even my mom asked for one this year!) and there are a ton of names to choose from. Bagotte is one of the more budget-friendly brands you can find on Amazon that both Clint and I use in our homes. They’re now introducing the Bagotte BG800 that has some of the most advanced features found on name brands for less than half the price.
- 2200Pa suction power
- Real-time room mapping and route planning
- Automatic carpet power boost
- App and voice-controlled (remote control also included
- Object and drop detection
Get to Know the Bagotte BG800
There are several features we’re excited to see at this price point. The biggest one is room mapping and route planning. The Bagotte BG800 has the ability to actively map the room it’s working in and plan an efficient route, much the same way that a professional lawn crew cuts your lawn.
Adding efficiency is a big deal. Non-mapping units use an algorithm like my Husqvarna 105H Autmower. It runs into a boundary and then turns to a predetermined angle. It gets the job done, but it takes longer to hit everything.
The runtime on this unit is about 2 hours in low power working on hard floors and it needs 5 to 6 hours to charge. We run our vac when we leave for work, so that means this model has time to run just one full battery cycle for us. Thanks to the room mapping feature, our entire house can be vacuumed at least twice a week by only running while we’re gone.
The vacuum uses app-based controls primarily and is also voice-activated using Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa. Here’s a list of functions you can control with the app:
- Start and stop
- Scheduled cleaning
- Return to charge
- Movement direction
- Accessory status
- View location and map of the cleaned area
These controls require a wi-fi signal. You can still use the included remote control or the button on the vacuum to manually start and stop it, but the smart controls are much more convenient (and fun!).
There are three power settings for the Bagotte BG800: max, auto, and low. Low is good for hard surfaces and max is ideal for carpets. I have a mix of flooring types in my house, so auto is the way to go for me. It automatically kicks up the power when it senses it’s vacuuming a carpeted area.
The maximum suction is an impressive 2200Pa. The BG700 model Clint uses does a great job with 1600Pa and this model boosts the suction power another 38%.
While the vacuum can run up to 120 minutes in low, it drops to just 40 minutes in max. Keeping the vacuum set to auto will help you get the best combination of extra power when you need it and runtime when you don’t.
- 13 IR sensors avoid bumping objects or dropping off of ledges
- Slim 2.7″ design is able to clean under many furniture items
- Included boundary lines let you mark off areas you don’t want the vacuum to go
- Automatically returns to its charger when the battery is low
If You Haven’t Used a Robotic Vacuum Before…
Robotic vacuums like the Bagotte BG800 are incredibly convenient, but there are a few tips you should know about before you pull the trigger.
First, the canister holds just 0.6L—that’s not much when you’re vacuuming. Plan on emptying it every day you use it. It’s super-simple to do, you just have to do it.
There’s just one small brush in the middle of the vac and it’s not as capable of dealing with long hair as your upright vacuum might be. Plan on cleaning that out frequently as well. I pull the hair out of mine at the same time I empty the canister. It takes maybe 3 minutes to do both. You also need to replace it every 6 – 12 months
The spinning brushes on the sides need to be replaced every few months. I actually rotate mine from side to side to get a little more life out of them. The BG800 comes with two sets and that should get you through at least 6 months.
The filter also needs to be changed every 2 months or so to maintain the best performance. All of those replacement parts are available on Amazon.
The Bagotte BG800 runs $249.63 on Amazon and that’s right about the price of name-brand entry-level vacuums. What you get with Bagotte is more suction power and advanced features that typically show up on models that cost nearly twice the price.
Of course, there are some design advancements on name-brand models in areas like roller brush design where Bagotte keeps things a bit more basic. If you’re just getting into the idea of robotic vacuums, I still recommend this as a good balance of advanced features with good general vacuuming characteristics.
Bagotte BG800 Robotic Vacuum Specifications
- Power Source: 14.4V, 2600mAh lithium-ion battery
- Capacity: 0.6 liters
- Run Time: 100 – 120 min (low), 40 – 60 min (high)
- Charge Time: 5 – 6 hours
- Price: $249.63