2019 WELLBOTS RANKING

2018 Podium

Welcome to the 2019 Wellbots Ranking of the Top 25 Smart Products

We call “Smart Product” any connected device that can interact with people, its environment or other devices. Smart Products can provide useful information to their users and in some cases act using this information. Smart Products can embark modern technologies – sensors, microprocessors, software – into known devices or be brand new types of products. Examples of Smart Products are drones, cleaning robots, wearables, home automation devices, and connected toys. They are also called Internet-of-Things devices or connected devices.

Methodology


Wellbots.com is the go-to online retail destination for Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices in North America. Since its launch in 2013, Wellbots.com has grown into one of the IoT industry’s leading authorities. Along with renowned customer service, Wellbots.com delivers unparalleled smart product shopping advice, innovative features and the best selection of products per category. In addition, Wellbots.com boasts strategic partnerships with PayPal and CNET, is a Google Trusted Store and annually releases the ranking of the Top 25 Smart Products.


This year, our Ranking Team has surveyed over 400 manufacturers and 2,000 users of Smart Products. Industry insiders and smart product users vote on a range of criteria that include product quality and design, brand awareness, innovation, financial strength, marketing, research & development.

RANKING


Rank Product Brand Product Type Score Brand Awareness Innovation Financial Strength Life expectancy Product Design Marketing R&D
1 Sonos Play:5 Sonos Smart Speaker 4.62 ★★ ★★
2 Garmin Forerunner 245 Music Garmin Smartwatch 4.60 ★★ ★★
3 DJI Mavic Mini DJI Drone 4.57 ★★ ★★
4 iRobot S9+ iRobot Robot Vacuum 4.42 ★★ ★★ ★★ ★★
5 Ring Indoor Cam Ring Smart Camera 4.25 ★★ ★★ ★★ ★★
6 Samsung The Frame Samsung Smart Frame 4.17 ★★ ★★ ★★ ★★
7 Fitbit Versa 2 Fitbit Smartwatch 4.05 ★★ ★★ ★★ ★★
8 DJI Osmo Action DJI Action Camera 4.0 ★★ ★★ ★★★
9 Polaroid Lab Polaroid Instant Print 3.91 ★★ ★★
10 Oculus Quest Oculus Virtual Reality 3.87 ★★★ ★★ ★★★
11 Tile Mate Tile Bluetooth Tracker 3.71 ★★ ★★ ★★ ★★ ★★
12 Robomow RS612 Robomow Robot Lawn Mower 3.65 ★★ ★★★
13 Molekule Air Purifier Molekule Smart Air Purifier 3.57 ★★ ★★ ★★★ ★★
14 Segway ES4 Segway Electric Scooter 3.55 ★★ ★★★ ★★
15 Ecovacs Deebot OZMO 950 Ecovacs Robot Vacuum 3.48 ★★ ★★ ★★★
16 Solar Breeze NX2 Solar Breeze Robot Pool Cleaner 3.42 ★★ ★★★★
17 Ecobee Smart Thermostat Ecobee Smart Thermostat 3.40 ★★ ★★ ★★
18 Hobot 298 Robot Window Cleaner Hobot Robot Window Cleaner 3.35 ★★★ ★★ ★★ ★★
19 Vizio 5.1.2 Home Theater Sound System Vizio Home Theater 3.30 ★★ ★★ ★★ ★★★ ★★
20 Shark IQ SharkNinja Robot Vacuum 3.28 ★★ ★★★ ★★ ★★
21 Jabra Elite 85H Jabra Smart Headset 3.25 ★★ ★★ ★★ ★★ ★★
22 Swellpro Spry Swellpro Waterproof Drone 3.14 ★★★ ★★★ ★★
23 Dolphin Nautilus Plus with CC Maytronics Robot Pool Cleaner 3.07 ★★ ★★★ ★★ ★★ ★★ ★★
24 Autel Robotics EVO Rugged Bundle Autel Robotics Drone 3.03 ★★ ★★ ★★ ★★ ★★ ★★
25 Geneinno Titan Geneinno Underwater Drone 3.00 ★★★★ ★★ ★★ ★★

LIST


1Sonos Play:5


SCORE : 4.62

PRODUCT CATEGORY : Wireless Speakers

Sonos Play:5 is the best and most powerful wireless speaker on the market. Its deep bass will allow you to experience an incredible sound quality at home and outdoors as it is humidity resistant. Equipped with 3 woofers, the speaker is able to eliminate reverb and echo, so the sound comes out as pure as possible. You can even pair two Play:5’s together in order to listen in stereo mode and create an outstanding sound atmosphere in your house.

As most speakers do, Play:5 can also be controlled via Apple AirPlay 2 as well as Alexa and Google Assistant, which makes it even cooler than it already is. Truly a state-of-the-art device, Sonos Play:5 meets all the requirements to make it the best performing wireless speaker.


- Headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA
- Founded in 2002

KEY METRICS

• IPO in 2018
• 1,450 employees
• 1.5B Market Cap

PRODUCTS

• Sonos Move, Sonos One, Sonos Beam, Sonos Playbar
• Other: Osmo, Ronin, Goggles, Zenmuse



2Garmin Forerunner 245 Music


SCORE : 4.60

PRODUCT CATEGORY: Robot Vacvuum

Listen to your favorite music while you run or do any other activity. With the amazing Garmin Forerunner 245 Music, you can download up to 500 songs! Pair your watch with your Bluetooth headphones and you are good to go. The Garmin Coach will give you tailored training plans. You can follow them or create your own. Have fun!


- Headquartered in Olathe, Kansas
- Founded in 1989

KEY METRICS

• 3.5B in revenue
• 13,000 employees
• 17B Market Cap

PRODUCTS

Forerunner 945, 645, vivoactive, Fenix 5 & 6 series, Instinct series



3DJI Mavic Mini


SCORE : 4.57

PRODUCT CATEGORY: Drones

DJI Mavic Mini is the smallest and lightest drone made by DJI. It weighs only 249 grams, but it is not a toy by any means. This state-of-the-art quadcopter is revolutionizing the flying experience for consumers and drone enthusiasts. DJI Mavic Mini is equipped with a 2.7K 3-axis Gimbal Camera which provides an excellent photo and video quality relative to its small size.


Founded in 2006 by Frank Wang
Headquartered in Shenzhen (China)

KEY METRICS

• $2.83B in 2017 revenues
• 6,000 employees

PRODUCTS

Mavic and Phantom drones, Osmo cameras, Zenmuse gimbals



4iRobot Roomba S9+


SCORE : 4.42

PRODUCT CATEGORY: Robot Vacuums

iRobot Roomba S9+ is the best performing robot vacuum out there. Equipped with a self-emptying bin, S9+ offers the deepest clean to date with a suction power up to 40 times better than previous models. It is particularly good with carpets, dirty floors, and pet hair. Its advanced vSLAM navigation system also allows for an optimized coverage of your home.

iRobot remains the world’s leading manufacturer of home cleaning robots. Based in Massachusetts, the company has a market cap of $1.45B.


Founded in 1990 in Bedford, MA
Went public on Nasdaq in 2005

KEY METRICS

• $1.1B in revenue
• $1.45B market cap
• 1k+ employees

PRODUCTS

Roomba robot vacuums, Braava robot mops, Terra robot mower



5Ring Indoor Cam


SCORE : 4.25

PRODUCT CATEGORY: Home Monitoring

The Ring Indoor Cam allows you to see your home, away from home. This security camera will give you peace of mind. It is easy to install and easy to use. Ring Indoor Cam comes with HD video, two-way-talk and motion activated notifications. Use this camera to watch your pets and protect your home from intruders – anytime and anywhere.


Founded in 2013, headquartered in Santa Monica, CA
Acquired by Amazon in 2018 for $1.5B

KEY METRICS

• $415M in revenue
• 1,300 employees

PRODUCTS

Video doorbells, Security cameras, Smart lighting



6Samsung The Frame


SCORE : 4.17

PRODUCT CATEGORY: Smart Home

The Frame by Samsung is a smart TV that transforms into a piece of art when it is switched off. It comes in 4 different sizes and features QLED high resolution. Thanks to its motion and brightness sensors, The Frame is able to save energy and calibrate the screen’s brightness autonomously. Enjoy design that reflects your style and fits your space.


Founded by Lee Byung-chul in 1938
Based in Samsung Town, Seoul (South Korea)

KEY METRICS

• $209B in 2018 revenues
• 300,000 employees worldwide

PRODUCTS

mobile phones, semiconductors, medical equipment’s



7Fitbit Versa 2


SCORE : 4.05

PRODUCT CATEGORY: Smartwatches

Fitbit Versa 2 is the perfect smartwatch for health and fitness. It features Amazon Alexa built-in. This smartwatch allows you to monitor your heart rate, sleep and has many useful apps for workout exercises. Control your music from Shopify and exceed your fitness goals with the post-workout reports. Enjoy the interchangeable wristbands.


Founded in 2007 and based in San Francisco
Bought by Google for 2.1B in 2019

KEY METRICS

• Sold 100M devices
• $1.5B in revenues
• 1,600 employees

PRODUCTS

activity trackers, smartwatches, smart scales



8DJI Osmo Action 4K


SCORE : 4.00

PRODUCT CATEGORY: Action Cameras

DJI Osmo Action 4K is an action camera made by DJI. It is a high-quality 4K camera with a lot of features which make it so easy and fun to use. Thanks to its snapshot button, even if the camera is off you can start recording in less than 2 seconds. Equipped with dual screens, steady as a rock and waterproof, it will allow you to capture unforgettable moments with friends and family during your outside (or inside) activities, even under water as deep as 11 meters.


Founded in 2006 by Frank Wang
Headquartered in Shenzhen (China)

KEY METRICS

• $2.83B in 2017 revenues
• 6,000 employees

PRODUCTS

Mavic and Phantom drones, Osmo cameras, Zenmuse gimbals



9Polaroid Lab


SCORE : 3.91

PRODUCT CATEGORY: Instant Printers

Polaroid Lab is an instant photo printer. This amazing mini lab turns your digital images into old-school polaroid pictures – just like back in the days! Polaroid Lab uses a 3-lens system to imprint a copy of your phone screen onto an instant polaroid picture using 100% real film chemistry. Thanks to the Polaroid App you can also create instant photo collages.


Founded in 1937, declared bankruptcy in 2001 and 2008
Acquired by Polish investor Oskar Smolokowski in 2017

KEY METRICS

• Peak employment was 21,000 in 1978
• Peak revenue was $3B in 1991

PRODUCTS

Digital cameras, Instant cameras, Action cameras, Instant film



10Oculus Quest


SCORE : 3.87

PRODUCT CATEGORY: Gaming Headsets

Oculus Quest makes the world your arcade. Enter the world of virtual reality with this all-in-one gaming system: no matter where you are, this virtual reality headset will provide an excellent gaming experience. With its Oculus touch controllers (included), your hands and gestures will become a key part of the game.


Founded in 2012 in Irvine, CA
Acquired by Facebook in 2014 for $2.3B

KEY METRICS

• $100M in revenue
• 1,000 employees

PRODUCTS

Virtual Reality Headsets



11Tile Mate


SCORE : 3.65

PRODUCT CATEGORY: Smart Trackers

Tile Mate allows you to easily track your everyday things. It works with Bluetooth and a free app. When you lose something, use your phone and make Tile Mate ring. This product has a 200ft range and is water resistant. It easily attaches to everyday things in your daily routine.


Founded in 2012 and headquartered in San Mateo, CA
Raised over $100M in funding

KEY METRICS

• Locating more than 3 million items every day
• Over 20 million Tiles sold worldwide

PRODUCTS

Tile Sticker, Pro, Mate, Slim



12Robomow RS612


SCORE : 3.65

PRODUCT CATEGORY: Robot Lawn Mowers

Robomow RS612 (2019 Edition) is an autonomous lawn-mower which can cover up to 1/4 acre. No need for you to spend hours mowing your lawn anymore! Enjoy your beautiful lawn. You can control the robot from your smartphone, and choose between the autonomous mode and the manual mode. The Robomow RS612 lawn mower also features a new security system that makes it stop when a moving object comes close to it. This smart mower is the safest for your children and your pets.


Founded in 1995 in Israel; headquartered in Ohio
Acquired by MTD Products in 2017

KEY METRICS

• Parent company MTD has $2.5B in revenue
• 6,000 employees

PRODUCTS

RX (small yard), RC (medium), RS (large)



13Molekule Air Purifier


SCORE : 3.57

PRODUCT CATEGORY: Air Purifiers

Created by a father who wanted to cure his son’s allergies, the Molekule Air Purifier is as efficient as good looking. It uses photoelectrochemical oxidation (PECO) to destroy chemicals, microbes, allergens, and other forms of air pollution. This air purifier covers up to 600 square feet and has a very low noise level - the equivalent of a hushed conversation. It includes 6 months of filter, delivered to your doorstep when you need them.


Founded in 2014 by Dr. Goswami and his family
Headquartered in San Francisco

KEY METRICS

• Raised $38M in funding
• $10M in revenues, 100 employees

PRODUCTS

Molekule Air, Molekule Air Mini



14Ninebot by Segway ES4


SCORE : 3.55

PRODUCT CATEGORY: Electric Scooters

Segway ES4 is the most successful and best-selling electric scooter from Ninebot-Segway. The perfect device for your daily commute, ES4 has a max speed of 18.6mph combined and a max range of 28 miles on a single charge. Relatively light for an electric scooter at 30lbs, Ninebot by Segway ES4 can also climb slopes up to 15° which makes it an extremely versatile device. For your safety, ES4 is equipped with headlight and rear sidelights. Please do not forget to wear a helmet.


Founded in 1999
Headquartered in Bedford, New Hampshire

KEY METRICS

• 150 employees
• Segway was acquired by Ninebot in 2015

PRODUCTS

Electric Scooters, One Wheels, Hoverboards



15Ecovacs Deebot OZMO 950


SCORE : 3.48

PRODUCT CATEGORY: Robot Vacuums

The Ecovacs Deebot OZMO 950 vacuums and mops for up to 200 minutes. It provides powerful full-coverage cleaning, Max+ Suction Power Mode setting a new standard for deeper cleaning, Smart Navi 3.0TM laser-guided navigation, virtual boundaries to set go/no-go zones, multi-floor mapping, and OZMO technology for custom mopping. The new vacuum & mop combination features the brand’s thinnest design yet to ensure the 950 can access and clean every floor surface with ease. This robot vacuum is compatible with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.


Founded in 1998 in China
Listed on Shanghai Stock Exchange in 2018

KEY METRICS

• $5B in revenue
• 6,000 employees

PRODUCTS

Robot vacuums, Mopping robots, Window cleaning robots, Air purifying robots



16Solar Breeze NX2


SCORE : 3.42

PRODUCT CATEGORY: Pool Cleaning Robots

The Solar Breeze NX2 floating pool skimmer harnesses energy from the sun to paddle around the surface of your swimming pool and collect all debris before they sink and decay. Just place the robot in your pool, flip the switch and watch it do the hard work. The debris tray is easy to remove and clean. The Solar Breeze NX2 features intelligent navigation to make pool cleaning hassle-free.


Founded in 2008 in Arizona
Received the Green Living Magazine 2017 Eco Tank Award

KEY METRICS

• Raised $2.3M
• 20 employees

PRODUCTS

Floating Pool Skimmers



17Ecobee Smart Thermostat


SCORE : 3.40

PRODUCT CATEGORY: Smart Thermostats

Smart Thermostat by Ecobee is the ultimate comfort upgrade for your home. Thanks to its sensors, it knows when you are home and when you are not. Ecobee will set a nice, cozy temperature when needed, and it will save energy - and money - while you are away. Naturally, you can also change the temperature with voice control.


Ecobee is a Canadian company founded in 2007
Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario

KEY METRICS

• Raised $150M in 7 rounds
• 250 employees

PRODUCTS

Smart Thermostats for residential and commercial use



18Hobot 298 Robot Window Cleaner


SCORE : 3.35

PRODUCT CATEGORY: Window Cleaners

Hobot 298 is a window-cleaning robot which can clean all window surfaces autonomously. It is equipped with an ultrasonic water spray system and removable water tank. It can be connected and controlled via WiFi through the smartphone app or its remote control. No need for you to take care of that chore anymore, just watch it do the cleaning job for you!


Founded in 2010 in Taiwan
Headquartered in Taiwan and Florida

KEY METRICS

• 100 employees
• Sold in 38 countries

PRODUCTS

Hobot window cleaners, Legee robot vacuums



19Vizio 5.1.2 Home Theater Sound System


SCORE : 3.30

PRODUCT CATEGORY: Soundbar & Speakers

The Vizio 36" 5.1.2 Home Theater Sound System is made of a soundbar, 2 upward-firing speakers and a 6’’ wireless subwoofer. Your sound experience will be fabulous thanks to the Dolby Atmos sound format. Connect the soundbar to your smartphone via Bluetooth or Chromecast to stream your audio content. It has a remote control and works with the Google Assistant ecosystem.


Founded in 2002
Headquartered in Irvine, CA

KEY METRICS

• $3.5B in revenues
• 400 employees

PRODUCTS

TVs, soundbars, speakers, SmartCast tablet remotes



20Shark IQ


SCORE : 3.28

PRODUCT CATEGORY: Robot Vacuums

The Shark IQ robot vacuum is a revolution. An intelligent vacuum, it maps your home floor, room by room and cleans them. When it is full, it comes back to its charging station for emptying and will then resume the cleaning from where it had stopped. It can also be controlled through Alexa and Google Assistant: “Alexa, have Shark clean my living room”.


Founded in 1998 by Mark Rosenzweig in Montreal
Headquartered in Massachussetts

KEY METRICS

• $1.6B in revenues
• 1,200 employees

PRODUCTS

Robot vacuums (Shark), Kitchen gadgets (Ninja)



21Jabra Elite 85H


SCORE : 3.25

PRODUCT CATEGORY: Smart Headsets

Jabra Elite 85H is one of the best options in the market if you are looking for a high-quality Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) headset. It beats its competitors thanks to its versatile capabilities, including Jabra’s Smart ANC technology, voice assistant integrations (Google and Alexa), and the Jabra Sound+ App which allows for sound customization. Additionally, the ultra-long battery durability and on-ear detection features explain why it is one of the best-selling headsets of 2019.


Founded in 1983; headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark
Acquired by GN Audio in 2000

KEY METRICS

• 1,050 employees
• Parent company GN Audio 2018 revenues: $1.5B

PRODUCTS

Headsets, Speakerphones, Video Conferencing



22Swellpro Spry


SCORE : 3.14

PRODUCT CATEGORY: Drones

Swellpro Spry is a very compact, portable and completely waterproof drone. Its 4K camera will allow you to capture photos (12MP) and videos in the air as well as underwater. This device is a truly revolutionary drone for the action sports community. Its remote is also waterproof, so you can control your drone while in the water as well. Spry is equipped with fantastic features such as Follow me, Return Home and Follow Orbit. The Swellpro Spry waterproof drone is the perfect all-around drone for water enthusiasts.


Founded in 2013
First manufacturer of waterproof drones

KEY METRICS

• Based in China (Shenzhen)
• Raised $240k on Kickstarter for the Spry

PRODUCTS

SplashDrone 3+, DronePower 45K



23Dolphin Nautilus Plus with CC


SCORE : 3.07

PRODUCT CATEGORY: Robot Pool Cleaners

Dolphin Nautilus Plus with Clever Clean is the most sought-after robotic pool cleaner of 2019. It features a smart navigation system which allows it to scan and clean your entire pool - up to 50 feet - stairs included. It consumes up to 80% less energy than standard suction and pressure robotic cleaners. Simply the best!


Founded in 1983
Headquartered in Israel

KEY METRICS

• $835M in revenues
• $3B market cap

PRODUCTS

Residential Robots, Commercial Robots



24Autel Robotics EVO Rugged Bundle


SCORE : 3.03

PRODUCT CATEGORY: Drones

The Autel Robotics EVO Rugged Bundle has been designed with First-Responders, Law Enforcement, and Commercial application in mind. This Rugged Bundle features a hard case which will protect your drone from water and dust. With a flying time of 30 minutes, a 4K camera and a best-in-class remote controller (3.3-inch OLED screen), the Autel EVO is an excellent drone for prosumers. The custom-designed foam insert from GPC accommodates for the EVO aircraft, up to 3 additional batteries, the remote controller, charger, propellers, and a tablet of up to a 10″.


Founded in 2014
Headquartered in Bothell, WA

KEY METRICS

• 400 employees
• 17k followers on Facebook

PRODUCTS

EVO drones



25Geneinno Titan


SCORE : 3.00

PRODUCT CATEGORY: Underwater Drones

Explore, photograph and film the underwater world with the Titan Underwater Drone by Geneinno. This underwater drone's camera is equipped with a 1/2.5" CMOS sensor to capture 8MP still photos and 4K video, and it can also stream a 1080p live view on its handheld controller. Two 1500-lumen lights illuminate the scene. Featuring two horizontal and four vertical thrusters, the Titan zooms along at up to 6.6' per second, and its 9000mAh, 10.8-volt battery delivers a runtime of four hours per charge. Best in class!


Founded in 2015
Headquartered in Shenzhen, China
Reddot Award; IF Design 2019 Award

KEY METRICS

• 50 employees
• $5M in 2018 revenue

PRODUCTS

Poseidon (diving drone), Titan (underwater drone), Trident (sea scooter)