iRobot rolls out important software update for connected robot vacuum cleaners
iRobot has started rolling out its iRobot Genius 4.0 Home Intelligence software update to Wi-Fi connected Roomba robot vacuum and Braava jet robot mop customers.
iRobot Genius 4.0 includes updates that provide powerful new functionality, like Imprint Smart Mapping for Roomba i3 and i3+ customers, as well as customisation and convenience features like Room-Specific Cleaning Preferences, Siri Shortcut Integration, Child & Pet Lock, and Do Not Disturb. The update also expands the list of objects the Roomba j Series can recognise and avoid to include clothing and towels.
With the iRobot Genius 4.0 update and Imprint Smart Mapping, customers will now be able to create customisable Smart Maps for their Roomba i3 and i3+ robot vacuums, iRobot says, enabling them to send their robot to clean specific rooms via the iRobot Home app or through their preferred voice assistant, the company claims/
The company also announced that the Roomba i3 and i3+ will be sold as the Roomba i3 Evo and Roomba i3+ Evo robot vacuums in the Americas moving forward. These Roomba i3 models automatically include the Imprint Smart Mapping update and are being sold at a new, lower retail price.
Keith Hartsfield, chief product officer at iRobot, commented: “The beauty of iRobot Genius is that our robots get smarter over time and continuously provide customers with new ways to clean where, when and how they want. As iRobot develops new features and experiences, the updates are pushed out to customers’ robots at no cost. From the day a customer welcomes a Roomba robot vacuum or Braava jet robot mop into their home, they know that they’ll always benefit from new features and functionality. They are also getting a robot that works harder for them, so they don’t have to. With more than 60 million personalised recommendations provided to customers to date, our robots are proven to learn, respect and work around individual schedules and needs.”
All Genius 4.0 software updates will be rolling out globally to Wi-Fi connected Roomba and Braava jet customers through the end of June 2022 with the exception of Do Not Disturb, which is now available globally, and Imprint Smart Mapping for Roomba i3 and i3+, which is already available for customers in the Americas and APAC regions – and expected to be available for customers in EMEA by the end of Q3 2022.
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