Xiaomi Mijia 1C 2-in-1 Sweeping Mopping Robot Vacuum Cleaner unbox review and using experience

ByGoraud Mazanec 2019-10-21 14767

Xiaomi recently launched a new robot vacuum cleaner - the Xiaomi Mijia 1C 2-in-1 Sweeping Mopping Robot Vacuum Cleaner. It not only comes with a budget price (only about $184), but also offers powerful sweeping and mopping function and advanced visual navigation technology. Now, let’s show you my unbox review and using experience of this new Xiaomi robot vacuum cleaner.

Xiaomi Mijia 1C 2-in-1 Sweeping Mopping Robot Vacuum Cleaner 

Xiaomi Mijia 1C 2-in-1 Sweeping Mopping Robot Vacuum Cleaner unbox

After unpacking, the first thing we saw was a set of mopping suits, including a small water tank and a mop for mopping the floor. In addition, the Mijia also randomly attached a bird knife, which can be used to clean the hair wrapped around the main brush. That's everything in the box.

Xiaomi Mijia 1C 2-in-1 Sweeping Mopping Robot Vacuum Cleaner 

Next, the biggest one is the Xiaomi Mijia 1C robot vacuum cleaner. It continues the simple style of Xiaomi and adopts the white color design. The net weight of the whole machine is 3.6 kg, which is also quite heavy when picked up.

 

Compared with other sweeping robots, this Xiaomi Mijia 1C sweeping robot has a smaller charging base and is therefore more convenient to place. A small brush is also provided in the package, which is used as an edge brush.

 

The Mijia vacuum cleaner adopts a modular structure design, so its bottom is composed of the main wheel, the main brush, the edge brush, and the guide wheel.

Xiaomi Mijia 1C 2-in-1 Sweeping Mopping Robot Vacuum Cleaner 

Xiaomi Mijia 1C 2-in-1 Sweeping Mopping Robot Vacuum Cleaner: sensors

The Xiaomi Mijia 1C sweeping robot is assisted by three sensors: high precision visual navigation, dual gyroscope aided navigation and bottom optical flow calibration. The body is equipped with 15 kinds of high precision sensors, which has stronger ability to adapt to the environment, such as anti-fall, anti-collision, etc. The seven groups of front-mounted sensors can recognize the object within 20cm and then decelerate to approach it.

Xiaomi Mijia 1C 2-in-1 Sweeping Mopping Robot Vacuum Cleaner: design

Two of the main wheels are suspended, so they can easily cross obstacles within the 2cm, such as threshold, slide rail, carpet, etc. The main brush adopts detachable design, so you just need to hold the main brush cover card buckle with two fingers, you can easily remove the main brush cover, and take out the main brush. Therefore, even if the parts are damaged, they can be disassembled separately, and the cost of maintenance and replacement is lower.

Xiaomi Mijia 1C 2-in-1 Sweeping Mopping Robot Vacuum Cleaner 

On the top of the Xiaomi Mijia 1C robot vacuum cleaner, there are two buttons, one is the power button and the other is the reset button. Lifting the hatch cover and we can see the dust box, we can easily take out the dust box by gently press the buckle according to the arrow direction on the dust box. Then we can continue to follow the arrow prompt to easily open the dust box and dump the dust.

Xiaomi Mijia 1C 2-in-1 Sweeping Mopping Robot Vacuum Cleaner 

Xiaomi Mijia 1C 2-in-1 Sweeping Mopping Robot Vacuum Cleaner: dust box, water tank and mop

The dust box capacity of the Xiaomi Mijia 1C sweeping robot is 600ml. For the normal 100 square meters house, you just need to clean up the dust box every 3 to 4 days. In addition, the Mijia 1C sweeping robot has a 200ml fully automatic intelligent electronic control water tank and precision electronic control pump, which can automatically control the amount of water output and prevent water leakage. Coupled with the suspension mop, the vacuum can be closer to the ground to better mopping the floor.

Xiaomi Mijia 1C 2-in-1 Sweeping Mopping Robot Vacuum Cleaner 

In addition, the large caliber suspension suction, strong main brush, high precision filtration will clean up every debris and dust on the floor. It really realizes the intelligent cleaning of liberating hands.

The water tank is not large. All we have to do is open the water injection plug on the inside and inject water into it. Although the amount of water is not much, according to the measured, a full can be used for 40-50 minutes.

Xiaomi Mijia 1C 2-in-1 Sweeping Mopping Robot Vacuum Cleaner 

And the mop is the use of magic stickers, which can firmly fixed under the water tank. When the vacuum cleaner goes back to recharge or stopping, the the mop will not overflow. However, we should be careful to wet and wring the rag before mopping, wash it every 30 minutes after use, and be sure to remove the mop module when charging in case of accident.

Xiaomi Mijia 1C 2-in-1 Sweeping Mopping Robot Vacuum Cleaner 

Xiaomi Mijia 1C 2-in-1 Sweeping Mopping Robot Vacuum Cleaner: new generation visual navigation system

In the process of practical use, the most important feature of the Mijia 1C sweeping robot is that it adopts a new generation of visual navigation system, which is the closest to the human working mode. The visual navigation system can help robot vacuum quickly capture coordinate information. Couple with 166 degree wide angle camera, 30000 feature acquisition points per second, the robot cleaner can dynamically visualize panoramic planning and extract complex spatial features to "understand" the home environment, so that the map can be created faster and more accurately.

Xiaomi Mijia 1C 2-in-1 Sweeping Mopping Robot Vacuum Cleaner: 2500Pa large suction power

The Xiaomi Mijia 1C robot vacuum cleaner is equipped with a strong brushless motor, which can continuously promote the super suction of 2500Pa, the instant of start-up can remove the floor gap dust, dirt, sweep all kinds of dirt on the ground.

Xiaomi Mijia 1C 2-in-1 Sweeping Mopping Robot Vacuum Cleaner

Moreover, it offers 4 kinds of suction modes: quiet, standard, mid-range, strong, which can meet the needs of all kinds of clean environment. Couple with 600ml large capacity dust box, it can meet the multiple cleaning operations of large rooms.

Xiaomi Mijia 1C 2-in-1 Sweeping Mopping Robot Vacuum Cleaner: using experience

First of all, you can see that because the robot is equipped with several sets of infrared deceleration sensors, each set of real-time detection 50 times per second, so when it encounters an obstacle,  it will start slowing down at the distance of 20cm from the obstacle.

Xiaomi Mijia 1C 2-in-1 Sweeping Mopping Robot Vacuum Cleaner

However, when it detects the obstacle, it will not directly bypass, but will first gently touch with the frontal collision sensor, if it is furniture, then it will bypass, if it is curtains, sheets and other soft suspended objects, it will continue cleaning.

 

This is more intelligent and efficient than ordinary floor sweeping robots. If you also want to mop the floor during the cleaning process, you can gently insert the water tank filled with water from the back side into the bottom of the floor sweeping robot.

 

The Mijia 1C robot is also equipped with a LED motion tracker, so it will continue to take ground images for dynamic path planning. Accurately calculate the direction and displacement of the robot movement, even in a complex home environment can distinguish between cleaned and uncleaned areas, reducing repetition and leakage.

 

As for charging, the Mijia 1C robot has a built-in 2600 Ma lithium battery, which can work for 1.5 hours. After cleaning, the robot will automatically return to the charging base to charge. Therefore, under normal circumstances, the whole cleaning process does not need human intervention.

Xiaomi Mijia 1C 2-in-1 Sweeping Mopping Robot Vacuum Cleaner supports Mijia APP remote control

It is worth mentioning that the Mijia 1C robot can be remotely controlled with Mijia APP. The Mijia APP allows users to conveniently control the Mijia 1C robot vacuum cleaner including firmware upgrade, remote control, mode adjustment, scheduled cleaning, fault reminder, real-time presentation and so on.

Xiaomi Mijia 1C 2-in-1 Sweeping Mopping Robot Vacuum Cleaner: Pros and Cons

Pros

Cons

2-in-1 sweeping and mopping function

The map memory and overall planning cleaning functions are not supported for the time being. But it will be achieve via firmware and software update later.

Mijia APP control: more smart and convenient

There is only one side brush.

Advanced visual navigation system

Small water tank capacity

2500Pa large suction power

 

 

Xiaomi Mijia 1C 2-in-1 Sweeping Mopping Robot Vacuum Cleaner: is it worth buying?

The Xiaomi Mijia 1C 2-in-1 Sweeping Mopping Robot Vacuum Cleaner is only priced at 1299 yuan (about $184). At this price range, the Mijia 1C robot offers excellent cleaning performance thanks to the 2500Pa large suction power and advanced visual navigation system. Therefore, the Mijia 1C robot vacuum cleaner is a budget alternative to Xiaomi Roborock S6 and other high-end robot vacuum cleaners.     


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