Today we introduce you to the Tesvor S6 Turbo robot vacuum cleaner, which is one of the cheaper products with an RRP of €400, but is still supposed to offer a lot of features. We found out how good the robot vacuum cleaner really is.
Tesvor S6 Turbo – Technical data
The Tesvor S6 Turbo offers some exciting features, but let’s take a look at the technical data first.
The robot has a diameter of 33 cm and a height of 10.1 cm. This means it easily fits under sofas and many shelves, at least in our house.
The battery is rated at 5200mAh, which should correspond to up to 150 minutes of vacuuming. Of course, this only applies to the lowest suction level. We’ll get to how useful 150 minutes of vacuuming is or is not.
The suction power is stated at 4000 Pa (Pascal). However, it is not easy to put this into perspective, because very few manufacturers, especially for robot vacuum cleaners, give a value here. However, the suction power is considerable. However, this also goes hand in hand with the fact that the robot vacuum cleaner can become quite loud at maximum suction power and can easily keep up with a large hoover.
WLAN is also built in, but it only works with 2.4 GHz networks.
With the help of a loudspeaker, the robot vacuum cleaner can even indicate in German what actions it is currently performing, for example whether it is starting to clean or whether it is charging.
A LiDAR sensor is also installed on the top, as known from the iPhone or iPad. With the sensor rotating in this case, the robot vacuum cleaner can create a map of your flat or house and find its way around better. But more about that later.
In addition to the robot vacuum cleaner itself, the scope of delivery also includes two different collection containers, one for vacuuming only and one with a water tank for wiping. There are also two microfibre cloths, replacement bristles and a remote control. Of course, there is also a charging station.
He finds his way
With the LiDAR sensor already mentioned, the robot vacuum cleaner is able to create a map of your flat or house. In contrast to the first generations of vacuuming robots, this one does not drive through the area at random, catching individual points ten times and not others at all, but rather travels along the edges of your house and then along the paths in the area.
This has several advantages. Not only is the robot guaranteed to hit every spot, it also needs the same amount of time to cover the area each time. Traditionally, vacuuming robots run until the battery runs out, regardless of whether they have already been everywhere or not. The Tesvor S6 Turbo covers your area, once it has reached every point in your home it is finished and returns to the charging station.
But that’s not the only huge advantage: it’s also possible to set exclusion zones in the app, which we’ll get to later. For example, you can define where the robot vacuum cleaner should deliberately not go, for example because your children’s toys are lying around or because the robot vacuum cleaner should not crash into the cat’s bed.
The whole thing also works the other way round, for example, you can say that the robot should only clean in a certain area or at a specific point. For example, if you have made a mess in the kitchen after cooking, you can tell the Robot Vacuum Cleaner to clean the kitchen. The robot vacuum cleaner can automatically calculate a route from the charging station to the specified location, then does the cleaning at the specified location, and then goes back again. This is much faster than cleaning the entire floor.
These functions alone are incredibly worthwhile, especially if you have previously used a robot vacuum cleaner that does not offer these functions.
Tesvor S6 Turbo can also wipe
In addition to vacuuming, the Tesvor S6 Turbo can also mop at the same time. For this purpose, as already mentioned, there is a second insert in the scope of delivery, which also contains a water tank. In this case, the robot vacuum cleaner pulls a moistened microfibre cloth behind it and mops your floor at the same time as it moves through the area.
Although this is probably handy in principle, we have to admit that we didn’t use the function very often. The normal bin is big enough that you don’t have to empty it every time. If you use the mop function at the same time, on the one hand you have to refill the water every time, but on the other hand the dirt has much less space and has to be emptied more often.
In principle, the result may mean that you have to mop less often every week, but you won’t be able to get rid of heavy soiling, especially in the kitchen.
You also have a problem if you have a carpet in the area in addition to parquet or tiles. Of course, you can exclude this via the app, but if you forget to do this, the result is not particularly nice. If you are interested in a mopping robot, you should spend a little more money, because there are also models that can lift their cloth a little when they detect a carpet.
The Tesvor S6 Turbo controls
Basically, you can control the Tesvor S6 Turbo in three ways, maybe even four. First, there are the buttons on the device itself, which is of course very trivial. Then there is a remote control in the scope of delivery, which you can use to fine-tune various settings. However, we never used it. Then there is the app, which we will discuss in detail in a moment, but it is also possible to give the robot vacuum cleaner instructions via Alexa or Google Assistant.
The app for the Tesvor S6 Turbo
First of all, the app is of course available for iPhones and Android devices. On the one hand, the app offers a relatively large number of functions and looks quite stylish, but its overall quality is rather average. The German translation in particular is sometimes a bit far-fetched, and you have to leave some room for interpretation to find functions or to understand what a function is supposed to do exactly.
Theoretically, setting up the system is relatively easy, but the moment something doesn’t work properly, the translation becomes a problem again. When setting up the robot, make sure that you are connected to a 2.4 GHz WLAN network, as 5 GHz is not supported by the robot vacuum cleaner.
Theoretically, you could also manage several products from the manufacturer in the app.
Essentially, the app consists of an overview of your flat or house. At the bottom, there are control options with which you can simply start the cleaning or let the robot vacuum cleaner drive back to the charging station. On the left side there are options for cleaning modes, the already mentioned functions such as blocking area, cleaning area or spot cleaning. You can then apply these modes on the map that appears in the middle, including clicking on a point to clean.
If the robot vacuum cleaner is in motion, you can see the position of the robot in the app more or less in real time, and the map is also constantly updated. If it is in an operating mode, you can also see which route it is taking, for example, to get to the selected point, or which route the robot vacuum cleaner has taken in the area to be cleaned.
You can also always see how long the robot vacuum cleaner has been running or ran during the last run, how large the cleaning area was and what the battery status is.
Furthermore, you can set the suction power of the robot in the app, in a total of four different intensity levels. Unfortunately, the robot vacuum cleaner cannot automatically detect a particularly dirty area, nor can it adjust the suction power accordingly.
Of course, you can also make other settings via the app, such as a fixed schedule, you can make updates, make other settings for the robot and also start a manual navigation mode.
If you want to use a smart assistant, such as Alexa or Google Home, this is also possible via the app.
As with many products that are somehow smart and come from China, you unfortunately have to register for this app, so you have to give out your data. But at least there is a cloud with which you can start and monitor the robot vacuum cleaner independently of your network. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)
How well does the Tesvor S6 Turbo suck?
Due to the many smart functions and the quite high suction power, the Tesvor S6 Turbo offers an overall excellent suction result. Thanks to the two bristles on the left and right, it doesn’t matter in which direction the robot turns, the LiDAR system enables reliable navigation and ensures that every corner of your house is caught.
It rarely happens that larger items that have fallen down in the kitchen, for example, are thrown around the house by the bristles.
So any dirt lying around is sucked up in any case and can then be emptied out of the hoover again in a very pleasant way. Of course, the whole system is bagless.
We have often run the robot vacuum cleaner at the two lowest suction power levels, as this is completely sufficient for most dirt. At full power, not only does the battery run out much faster, even if this is often irrelevant for most surfaces, but the volume of the robot vacuum cleaner is also quite loud. Here, it can keep up with a large hoover, but especially when you are at home, you might prefer to be able to talk.
As mentioned before, this is not a problem because you can simply select a lower level, and if someone has brought the whole beach into the house, you can comfortably use the full power.
Conclusion on the Tesvor S6 Turbo
The Tesvor S6 Turbo convinces with reliable and extremely practical navigation and excellent suction performance. The app serves its purpose, the remote control and the wipe function are not reasons to buy for us, but you still get a very good robot vacuum cleaner for very little money.
Regardless of whether you choose the Tesvor S6 Turbo or another robot, make sure that the robot has a map function with LiDAR, the extra charge is worth it.