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People have always associated the Hoover name with cleaning. In fact, the act of vacuuming is sometimes referred to as “hoovering” in some countries. And to make sure the Hoover name stays in the consciousness of homemakers worldwide, the company keeps up with its competitors by integrating new technology.
Hoover came up with the Hoover Quest 1000 and it was one of the first Wi-Fi connected devices that came out.
Contents (Jump to)
- 1 Looking back at the Hoover Quest 1000
- 2 What You Would Love About the Quest Hoover 1000
- 3 What Could Be Better
- 4 Alternatives to the Hoover Quest 1000
- 5 A side by side comparison of the Hoover Quest 1000 and its alternatives
- 6 The Final Word on the Hoover Quest 1000
Looking back at the Hoover Quest 1000
The Hoover Quest 1000 is a Wi-Fi connected robot vacuum that allows you to pair your robot vacuum to your smartphone. This functionality enables you to operate your robot without having to bend down and push the onboard buttons.
The Quest 1000 is also equipped with the Questnav 3.0 technology. This laser mapping technology scans the room and the robot then uses the map it created to navigate around your floor systematically. Furthermore, it has a tri-clean system that agitates and sweeps up dirt, pet hair, and dust, which the vacuum then sends into the 0.6-liter pull-out dustbin.
Measuring 13.4 by 3.5 inches, this round robot vacuum cleans 11 inches in one pass. The lithium-ion battery gives you a maximum of 120 minutes of cleaning, while only needing 180 minutes to recharge.
Pricing for the Hoover Quest 1000
When the Quest 1000 first came out, it had a price tag of $700. However, this robot vacuum is no longer sold on the Hoover online site. You can still find the robot vacuum on online retailer sites such as Amazon or Walmart, where you can buy it anywhere from $274 to $375.
Rating and reviews
The Hoover Quest 1000 gets a rating of 3.4 stars out of 5.0o n Amazon. Verified buyers of this robot vacuum cleaner love how powerful this robot vacuum seems and how well it works. However, some users complained that it is not so easy to set up. They also complained about Hoover’s poor customer service. There are also complaints about it getting stuck and missing a lot of areas.
What You Would Love About the Quest Hoover 1000
When it first came out, the Hoover 1000 was one of the few Wi-Fi connected robot vacuums that featured a sleek look. It comes with a modern black glossy finish that gives it an elegant appearance. This robot vacuum also does not bump into furniture or fall down steep drops because of its array of sensors. It also has a three-stage cleaning system that helps it sweep and loosen dirt. This robot vacuum works quickly, cleaning twice as fast as other robot vacuums.
What Could Be Better
The Hoover Quest 1000 connects to your Wi-Fi network and pairs with your smartphone so that you could control it from there. However, it does not work over the Internet. Meaning, if you are out of the house, you will not be able to start your robot from vacuuming because the robot vacuum only works over local Wi-Fi. Your smartphone needs to be on the same Wi-Fi network as the robot vacuum for you to be able to control it.
The Hoover Quest 1000 also does not work with Amazon Alexa or Google Home speakers. Even if you connect it to your Wi-Fi at home, you would not be able to use voice commands to operate your robot. The Hoover Quest 1000 also fails when there are high-pile rugs to clean. The robot vacuum will stop at the borders. Moreover, the Quest 1000 will have to remap your room every time you start to clean because it does not store floor maps.
Alternatives to the Hoover Quest 1000
Eufy RoboVac 11S
The Eufy RoboVac 11S brings you back to the basics when it comes to features. It does not have Wi-Fi connectivity, and it does not respond to voice commands. However, the Eufy RoboVac 11S can still wow you with its other features.
For one, the Eufy RoboVac 11S has a very wallet-friendly price. You can buy this from Eufy’s online store for $229. It is also available on Amazon and other online retailers for anywhere from $220 to $250. The Eufy RoboVac 11S also looks good, with a tempered glass top that makes it appear more expensive than it actually is. It comes in two colors: black and white. Measuring 12.8 by 2.9 inches, it can get under more furniture than the Quest 1000 and can get into tighter spaces too.
It also delivers a strong suction that is rated at 1300 Pa. Moreover, there’s the BoostIQ technology, which gives the robot vacuum more suction power when it is cleaning a dirtier area. Compared to the Hoover Quest 1000, the Eufy Robovac 11s wins because of its strong suction and its ability to climb carpet edges up to 0.6 inches high. It also has a HEPA filter that traps more dirt and dust so that it does not recirculate back into the air.
However, the Eufy robot vacuum does not have the Wi-Fi connectivity you see on the Quest 1000. Despite that, though, the Eufy RoboVac 11S gets a very high rating of 4.6 stars out of 5.0 on Amazon. Customers love how this robot vacuum keeps their floors clean, as well as its simple operation. Some reviewers complained that this robot vacuum sometimes loses its way back to the charging dock.
Nevertheless, if Wi-Fi connectivity is something that you can live without, the Eufy Robovac 11S is an excellent alternative to the Hoover Quest 1000 because it is more affordable and cleans better than the Hoover robot.
Neato Botvac D3 Connected
The Neato Botvac D3 Connected is a Wi-Fi connected robot vacuum that you can control with your smartphone, even when you are outside the house. It uses the LaserSmart mapping and navigation technology to create maps of your floors. The robot vacuum can use these maps to find its way around your rooms, giving it a better clean.
With the mobile app, you can set virtual no-go lines for your Neato Botvac D3 Connected. The robot vacuum will not enter the rooms you do not want it to clean. But what makes the Neato Botvac D3 Connected different is its D-shape. Unlike the circular robots, the Botvac D3 Connected can get close to wall edges.
The Neato Botvac D3 Connected (read my full review here!) is available at Neato’s website for $399.99. You can, however, buy the Neato Botvac D3 Connected at a more affordable price from Walmart or Amazon. It retails anywhere from $295 to $305 on online retailer sites.
On Amazon, this robot vacuum gets a rating of 3.6 stars out of 5.0 with verified buyers praising it for how easy it is to use and the many ways you could interact with it. Others liked how well it cleans. But some reviewers complained that the robot vacuum broke down only after a short time. There were also complaints that the robot keeps on getting disconnected from the Wi-Fi. Those with pets also noticed that this robot vacuum is not ideal for cleaning pet hair.
Compared to the Hoover Quest 1000, the Neato Botvac D3 Connected has a bigger dustbin and can respond to voice commands. Both have a lithium-ion battery, but the Quest 1000 can give you a maximum of two hours of running time. The Botvac D3 can only deliver half of that. But what makes the Neato Botvac D3 Connected a better choice is that you can operate it using only voice commands if you have an Amazon Alexa or Google Home speakers. The Neato Botvac D3 Connected also works with IFTTT recipes.
The Roomba 675 is a new model from iRobot that works just like the Roomba 690. The only difference between the 675 and the 690 is that the Roomba 675 does not include a virtual wall. The Roomba 675 has the cleaning power you have come to expect from Series 600 models. It has a three-stage cleaning system, the Dirt Detect technology, and several sensors that help it find its way around your room. The Roomba 675 can comprehensively clean your floors and does not miss a lot of spots.
The Roomba 675 gets a rating of 4.1 stars out of 5.0 on Amazon. Customers love the Roomba 675 for how good it works, but some have complained that the robot vacuum can be a little loud. Compared to the Hoover Quest 1000, the Roomba 675 loses out because it does not have a laser mapping technology for its navigation. Instead, it uses an array of sensors. However, it does clean better and can be operated via voice commands.
A side by side comparison of the Hoover Quest 1000 and its alternatives
|Model||Hoover Quest 1000||Eufy RoboVac 11S||Neato Botvac D3 Connected
|Price||$275.00 (Check out the latest price here!)
||$229.00 (Check out the latest price here!)||$399.99 (Check out the latest price here!)||$299.99 (Check out the latest price here!)|
|Dimensions (l x w x h, inches)||13.4 x 13.4 x 3.5||12.8 x 12.8 x 2.9||13.2 x 12.6 x 3.9||13.0 x 13.0 x 3.7|
|Three stage cleaning system||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Dustbin capacity (liters)||0.6||0.6||0.75||0.75|
|Battery runtime (minutes)||120||100||60||90|
|Battery charging time (minutes)||180||360||180||120|
The Final Word on the Hoover Quest 1000
On paper, the Hoover Quest 1000 is a great robot vacuum that uses a three-stage cleaning system, a laser-guided navigation system, and Wi-Fi connectivity that is augmented by a well-designed mobile app. However, most of these features come off as half-baked. Even with the laser maps, the robot vacuum misses quite a few areas and leaves a lot of dirt and dust on your floor. The mobile app only works when both your robot and your smartphone are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Furthermore, the vacuum is much too gentle. Even if it does go over a particular area, it is not guaranteed to pick up everything.
There are several alternatives that deliver a better clean than the Hoover Quest 1000. You can save around $40 with the Eufy RoboVac 11S, and get a much more powerful vacuum suction. If you want something with a mobile app and voice command compatibility, get the Roomba 675 or the Neato Botvac D3 Connected (full review here!).
Further read, Roomba vs Hoover Quest – Which is best?
Patrick Sinclair is a geek; make no mistake about that. He runs All Home Robotics in his spare time so he doesn’t have to think about his depressing cubicle and it gives him an excuse to buy expensive gadgets to review!