Thanks for your post and your great suggestions @straka. I registered today, to write down my own ideas for the L70 Hybrid. We are so happy with the handling, his navigation system, and the cleaning results. From the hardware side, this robot is probably the best in the world. But the software is still in need of improvement. The app works very well, but the functionality is unfortunately very limited. Other manufacturers are already considerably further here. Sorry!
First the installation:
The connection of the app (on Android) with the vacuum robot was problematic. Only the deactivation of Bluetooth and mobile data allowed a connection to the device - for whatever reason. A hint in the manual would have been helpful.
My software suggestions:
Defining rooms / areas with individual settings
Under “Edit Map” there should be an option (similar to the No-Go-Areas) to define rooms or areas, that can be named and have individual settings for vacuum intensity and amount of water for mopping.
We have about 100 square meters of surface, which is to be cleaned and is composed of tiles, parquet, laminate and carpet. Depending on the area, a different suction intensity and above all a different amount of water makes so much sense. On the tiles, for example, we would like to use more water than on the parquet and laminate and set the highest suction on the carpet.
Select rooms / areas in schedules and zone cleaning
In addition, it would be great if these designated areas could be directly selected in the cleaning schedules and zone cleaning.
So far, the cleaning plans make no sense for us, since only the days of the week, start time and suction intensity can be set. So it would be, for example, easily possible in the morning to let only clean the living area and then, when the family is out of the house, the sleeping areas and the kitchen.
Even with the zone cleaning, which we currently use exclusively, it is awkward to have to redefine the individual areas each time. So it would be easily possible to directly select the kitchen or the dining room without cumbersome to draw the rectangles. In addition, the vacuum cleaner could then be sent by Alexa or Google in a specific room, too.
Today we had the problem that the L70 didn’t leave his charging station, because he thought the desired cleaning room wouldn’t be reachable. The problem was that he had last cleaned the corridor in front of the room and the door was closed at that time. So he registered the door as a wall. My workaround was that I also placed a small cleaning zone in front of the door that was opened this time - and the robot started.
Therefore, it would be very helpful to be able to define doors. So the robot can drive to the door and check if it’s open or not, before he announces that he cann’t reach the area.
Since all these functions depend only on the software (and most functions are already present in a similar way), we (and certainly many other users) would be extremely grateful if they could be added by an update. From our point of view, the L70 Hybrid would really be the perfect vacuum robot and an absolute top model.
Sorry for my broken english.