Neato Botvac can be controlled by the Apple Watch

Want to control a robot with your Apple Watch? Now you can. Enhancements to the app that starts, stops and monitors Neato’s Wi-Fi enabled Botvac Connected robot vacuum now give users control right from Apple and Android smartwatches. 

The Botvac app lets you control your Neato robot from wherever you are. You can set a schedule, set your robot to clean from wherever you are, clean your whole house, or choose spot clean (and even choose to cover the area twice for extra cleaning), stop or pause the robot, and get instant notification about the status of your vacuuming run. 

The $699 robot includes a combo brush and spiral blade brush. There are two cleaning modes: Eco mode for a quieter, longer cleaning run, and Turbo mode for a “super powered cleaning with maximum pickup.”