Dreame Trouver M1: small, but good! Review of the inexpensive robot vacuum cleaner from Dreame

Dreame Trouver M1 Dreame

Hey guys, welcome to Robotobzor! Today, we’ll review a new robot vacuum the Dreame Trouver M1. Its price at the time of the review starts from $180-200. For that you get an accurate laser navigation system, a dry and wet cleaning function and increased suction power up to 4500 Pa. Plus, whats really interesting is the short 76 mm (3 In.) height of the body, thanks to which the robot ca get under lower furniture. Now I’ll test the vacuum in detail, highlight the pros and cons, and then share my own opinion on whetheror not you should get it. Don’t forget to like and subscribe, and let’s get rolling!

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The vacuum came in this branded box:

Dreame Trouver M1: Box

The box includes:

  1. A charging station.
  2. A power cord.
  3. A wipe holder.
  4. A brush to clean the robot.
  5. And documents.
Dreame Trouver M1: Package

Looks pretty standard for Dreame. It didn’t come with anything extra.


Let’s take a closer look at how the Dreame Trouver M1 is set up. It comes in a clean white color and has a nice round shape.

Dreame Trouver M1: View from above
View from above

Unlike some others, it doesn’t have a remote wall sensor. When you measure the front part, it’s about 78 mm (3 In.) tall, a bit higher than the rest. But hey, it’s still 2 cm (.78 In.) slimmer than those models with tower-like lidar, which is pretty cool.

Dreame Trouver M1: Height

For moving around, this robot uses a laser sensor at the front to see what’s ahead. We’ll dive into the navigation stuff later.

Dreame Trouver M1: Laser sensor
Laser sensor

On the top panel it shows a Wifi indicator and has two buttons. The combined water and dirt container can be removed from the rear. The water tank holds 220 ml (7 Oz.). There is a pump inside for electronic adjustment of the liquid supply. The volume of the dust collector is small, only 300 ml (10 Oz.).

Dreame Trouver M1: Combined container
Combined container

Filtration works on a mesh filter, HEPA and foam.

Dreame Trouver M1: Filtration system
Filtration system

The robot also includes a mopping attachment, similar to this. You attach the cloth with Velcro, and water comes out of four holes.

Dreame Trouver M1: Nozzle for wet cleaning
Nozzle for wet cleaning

Underneath, it’s got three sensors to stop it from falling off edges. But there’s no carpet sensor, just so you know. It’s got a single side brush that’s pretty handy — it’s a three beamed brush.

Dreame Trouver M1: Bottom view
Bottom view

The center brush unit is fluid, and the turbo brush has bristle blades and is only disattached from one side.

Dreame Trouver M1: Central brush
Central brush

And pay attention to the fact that the robot turns on with a special switch hidden near the wheel, which is something new from Dreame.

In general, so far I can say that Dreame Trouver M1 is more Trouver than it is Dreame. The build quality and construction is much different from the usual Dreame robot performance. To understand, Trouver is a division of Dreame Technology.

Dreame Trouver M1: Logo

Technical features

Dreame Trouver M1’s main features are up on the screen:

  • Battery Li-Ion 2600 mA*h.
  • Suction power up to 4500 Pa.
  • Work time up to 150 mins.
  • Cleaning area up to 140 sq.m (459 Ft.).
  • Dirt container 300 ml (10 Oz.).
  • Water tank 220 ml (7.4 Oz.).
  • Obstacle size up to 20 mm (.78 In.).
  • Robot size: 325*76 mm (12.7×3 In.).

Here, the weak battery and small container capacity isn’t the best. All other parameters are pretty standard by today’s standards.


Speaking of functions, Dreame Trouver M1 is controlled through the Dreamehome app. It’s very easy to connect and set it up.

Dreame Trouver M1: App control
App control

It’s functions are up on the screen:

  • Saves multiple maps in memory.
  • Automatically zones the area into rooms.
  • Choose rooms and zones to clean.
  • Set up virtual walls and no-go zones.
  • Special no-go zones for mopping.
  • Continue cleaning after charging.
  • Automatic power increase on carpets.
  • Suction power and dampness regulation.
  • User mode.
  • Manual controls.
  • Cleaning schedule.
  • Do not disturb mode.
  • Cleaning log.
  • Water and filter status.
Dreame Trouver M1: Functions

Here I can say that overall it has all the basic functions you need to flexibly clean. And the navigation system is even capable of saving multiple maps, which is a plus.


Video review:

Let’s move on to the tests. First up, we’ll see how well the Dreame Trouver M1 navigates around the room. It starts by going along the perimeter of the room and then cleans in a snake-like pattern. It did encounter a bit of trouble with the drying rack’s legs, but it managed to free itself without getting stuck. It also maneuvered around the box and chair legs before going back to its base.

Dreame Trouver M1: Navigation in a room with obstacles
Navigation in a room with obstacles

When it comes to mapping out the house, the robot does a pretty good job. It has a quick map-building feature, and the accuracy is just as good as the usual lidar models.

Dreame Trouver M1: Navigation within the home
Navigation within the home

Dreame Trouver M1 cleans room by room, starting with the perimeter and then snaking its way through the available area. It moves quite quickly and leaves everything clean, so I’d say it’s passed the navigation test with flying colors!

Suction power

The suction power of Dreame Trouver M1 is actually a bit higher. It’s able to effectively remove debris from crevices up to 2 and 4 mm (.07-.1 In.) deep. This matches the performance of the Dreame F9, which falls within the same price range. For everyday use, this should be enough.

Dreame Trouver M1: Suction power
Suction power


The vacuuming quality on the laminate is impressive. It managed to pick up most of the dirt, including small household items, hair, and fur. Although there was a bit of dirt in the corners, which is a common challenge for round robots, the turbo brush did a good job getting most of it. Overall, it passed the test!

Dreame Trouver M1: Vacuuming

Carpet cleaning

When tested on a low carpet, Dreame Trouver M1 also did well, thoroughly cleaning the surface. It can handle medium carpets as well, although not quite as well.

Dreame Trouver M1: Carpet cleaning
Carpet cleaning


Mopping was a breeze. Dreame Trouver M1 got the dirt on laminate floors just as well as other models. It left only a tiny strip near the baseboard, which is pretty normal for these robot vacuums.

Dreame Trouver M1: Mopping

Blind spots And about these blind spots, there’s a gap of around 3 cm (1.1 In.) between the wipe’s edge and the baseboard, just like in many other robots out there.

Mopping and carpets

As for mopping with carpets, even though Dreame Trouver M1 detects carpets and automatically increases suction on them, it doesn’t go around them while mopping. The water also doesn’t stop when driving onto carpets. That’s worth bearing in mind.

Dreame Trouver M1: Mopping and carpets
Mopping and carpets


The robot has no problem crossing 2 cm (.78 In.) high thresholds with the wipe in place. That’s a plus.

Dreame Trouver M1: Off-road

Dark spaces

What I’m most excited about is that it has no problems crossing black or dark areas. That’s very good.

Dreame Trouver M1: Dark spaces
Dark spaces


As for the volume, it’s within the range of 60-72 dB, depending on the selected mode. This is pretty standard, especially considering the increased power.

Dreame Trouver M1: Volume

To conclude

We’ve thoroughly reviewed and tested the Dreame Trouver M1 robot vacuum cleaner. It scored 109 points in our evaluation system, moving out its predecessor, the Dreame F9, by just 1 point. Both start at a price of 17 thousand rubles. I left links in the description to the algorithm as well as previous robots we’ve reviewed. After highlighting the pros and cons, I’ll wrap up with my own opinion on the robot.

I liked the following:

  1. Low body height, which will allow you to drive into places where 10 cm (3.9 In.) robots can’t go.
  2. Good navigation.
  3. Increased suction power.
  4. The robot can vacuum and mop the floor at the same time.
  5. Quality mopping and vacuuming on hard surfaces.
  6. Lots of features in the app.
  7. Good off-road.
  8. It’s not afraid of black coatings.
  9. Availability of warranty and service.

As for what could be improved, they are as follows:

  1. The robot can’t thoroughly clean medium carpets.
  2. Small container.
  3. Weak battery.
  4. Simple design: no wall and carpet sensors, non-detachable brush, less anti-fall sensors.

The last two points about the price are pretty straightforward and not too critical. However, it’s worth noting that the robot might struggle a bit with cleaning fluffy carpets, and you’ll likely need to empty the bag after each run. Just something to keep in mind.

But overall, for its money it’s quite interesting and can be considered as a worthy alternative to the popular Dreame F9. With practically the same functions and cleaning quality, Dreame Trouver M1 copes with cleaning faster and boasts saving multiple maps in its memory.

Amazon: https://amzn.to/4dvyaWr

So with a budget of $200, I’d recommend considering it. Especially for cleaning mainly on hard surfaces. On this note, I’d like to end the review. Leave any questions you may sill have in the comments down below. Have fun shopping, bye!

Alexander Miasoedov

The founder and chief editor of the project, an expert on the choice of robot vacuum cleaners.

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