WHAT THE HELL, NEATO!

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WHAT THE HELL, NEATO!

Postby skyfox2k » August 31st, 2018, 4:12 am

D4 and D6 announced, with no-go lines.

"As a bonus to our Botvac D3 and D5 Connected consumers, we will give you access to features like No-Go Lines and Quick Boost in a software update later this Fall."

What about the botvac connected?! This was the top of the line! They've also scrubbed it off their products page.

What the hell, Neato?

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Re: WHAT THE HELL, NEATO!

Postby someoneclever » August 31st, 2018, 8:13 am

The new lineup seems pretty confusing.

The original Botvac Connected is apparently a “retired” model now.

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Re: WHAT THE HELL, NEATO!

Postby bcarpenter » August 31st, 2018, 9:27 am

Yes. I am disappointed too. When the D3 & D5 were released, the Botvac Connected was still sold as a premium model with the promise of “software update coming soon to bring these new features to you as well”.
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Re: WHAT THE HELL, NEATO!

Postby Kolenka » August 31st, 2018, 10:24 am

I wish I could be surprised. Neato’s engineering policy seems to be: “Move fast and break stuff”.

I just wish they’d get around to including a new generation Lidar unit that didn’t fail so quickly.
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Re: WHAT THE HELL, NEATO!

Postby susantx3 » September 6th, 2018, 7:29 am

Botvac Connected was long overdue for retirement. Neato is not known for Legacy Support

The D3 and D5 will be thrown under the bus soon, very soon
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Re: WHAT THE HELL, NEATO!

Postby viper001 » Yesterday, 11:02 am

skyfox2k wrote:"As a bonus to our Botvac D3 and D5 Connected consumers, we will give you access to features like No-Go Lines and Quick Boost in a software update later this Fall."

Does anyone have any insight into when this software update will be released? I bought a new D3 which is still in the box to replace a failed D80 but while I was waiting for it to arrive I saw a video that said kicking my D80 might get the 3000 error to clear. Low and behold I tried it and it worked, and it's been working for 3 weeks now. My window to return the D3 is closing in about 10 days, if they aren't going to release the new software soon and the D80 keeps working I'm inclined to send it back, but with the new No Go feature I might keep it, I have some tricky dining room chairs that the robots always seem to have trouble with and I hate having to use the mag tape in that area.

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Re: WHAT THE HELL, NEATO!

Postby glnc222 » Yesterday, 9:28 pm

Some users find it necessary to move dining room chairs for cleaning. They can be leaned against a wall raising the front legs to make room for robot vacuums. There is more to cleaning than just pushing the vacuum around... The C3PO class model is still unavailable.
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