Maytronics Dolphin M600 Review - With Video

DjEclipse

Well-known member
Jun 27, 2016
91
Ontario
Maytronics issued an update to the M600 control unit to fix the showing of 100% complete all the time, and fix the finish time in the app.

New control unit version 3.60

To get the update:
  • Plug in the M600
  • Make sure it is connected to Wifi
  • Run a cycle
  • When the cycle is complete it will update teh control unit.
  • The play button on the control unit will flash purple, blue etc. to show it is updating
  • When complete you will see 3.60 for control unit version.

Video is here
 
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CPM10V

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Jun 12, 2019
30
Phoenix, AZ
Just did this unknowingly. App seems a little smoother & yes the timer works correctly now. Let’s hope they keep it up & iron out the last few quirks.
 

Patrickoleary

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Apr 7, 2019
157
Greensburg,PA
Maytronics issued an update to the M600 control unit to fix the showing of 100% complete all the time, and fix the finish time in the app.

New control unit version 3.60

To get the update:
  • Plug in the M600
  • Make sure it is connected to Wifi
  • Run a cycle
  • When the cycle is complete it will update teh control unit.
  • The play button on the control unit will flash purple, blue etc. to show it is updating
  • When complete you will see 3.60 for control unit version.

Video is here
All seems to be working for me. Thanks!
 

s281er238

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Jul 16, 2018
51
Porter ranch
hows the m600 so far hows it clean I really love my Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus but thinking of getting m600 or i read there new line up iq line is gone be released
 

Tommy

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LifeTime Supporter
Jun 5, 2012
7
NY
The Maytronics/Dolphin lineup is probably the most confusing in any industry. I just want to purchase the best in their lineup. Which one is it though?? Sorry for the rant.
 
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DjEclipse

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Jun 27, 2016
91
Ontario
hows the m600 so far hows it clean I really love my Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus but thinking of getting m600 or i read there new line up iq line is gone be released
It cleans great, never gets caught on my skimmer, gets all of the pool in the regular 2 hr mode.

I find cleaning the basket the worst part of the M600, I can't find a way to spray it with the hose to clean it without getting some part of my body wet. Aside from that it has been great cleaning wise so far. It even picks up fairly large twigs that end up in the pool.
 

DjEclipse

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Jun 27, 2016
91
Ontario
The Maytronics/Dolphin lineup is probably the most confusing in any industry. I just want to purchase the best in their lineup. Which one is it though?? Sorry for the rant.
You are right, they rename the same unit 3-4 different names for some of their "premium" pool suppliers and then have a unit specifically for Amazon sales, its very confusing.

The M600 is their latest cleaner and most advanced. There is one in the works that is supposed to have what they call A.I. for cleaning but as of now this one is the newest and has the most features, including dual motors which helps it turn easier over their previous generation unis that had only one drive for the tracks.
 

P.W.H

New member
Jan 31, 2020
4
New Zealand
I've had my Dolphin M 600 for only a couple of days now. I had a load of trouble with connectivity, could not get the app to start because it got stuck on not being able to connect to my high end wifi router (I have my own thread about that).
Took half a day's serious network hacking before the app would finally be satisfied and get past the setup. There should be an option to bypass wifi setup - most every other appliance has that. The method you were complaining about in
the review; disconnect from network, connect to the robot directly, then go back to the network, can be a very useful work-around in a situation like I encountered - it's been useful to me with various IoT devices when the automatic configuration failed.
It can still lose connectivity randomly. Since I don't actually find the app particularly useful - I tried a waterline cycle but it spent most of its time on the floor anyway - I don't much care in hindsight. Other than the waste of my time. POOR implementation
of the app, in my opinion.

The M600 has so far collected a lot of detritus, mostly this is mineral waste / sand in our case- the pool is indoors and we don't get stuff blown in by the wind. Because of the design of the edge of the pool, with a 3" ledge just below the waterline for the
hard pool cover to run on, the dolphin has problems with waterline cleaning. Comes up to the surface, cleans for a bit, but doesn't move along the edge - tumbles over backwards and wanders off to do the floor some other place. Subsequently the
top of the walls are currently the worst-cleaned parts of the pool.

All up, I think it's definitely a street ahead of the M400 that we had here as a demo for a week.
 

Palpatine

Bronze Supporter
Sep 3, 2019
180
West Hills, CA
I was thinking about getting the Dolphin s300i but can't find a comparison to the m600, price wise or feature wise. Anyone have a quick break down for me?

Thanks!
 

WillieFlo

Member
Apr 29, 2020
10
Houston, TX
DjEclipse,
Are you still happy with your M600 after all these months of use? I am looking at purchasing one through my local pool store, and the store owner suggested I look at the Polaris models because it's been his experience that he receives alot more Dolphin/Maytronics units within the first 3-6 months for warranty work and parts are hard to get, vs the Polaris models he sells which are in for service much fewer times.
 

Palpatine

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Sep 3, 2019
180
West Hills, CA
@WillieFlo I'm pretty sure that most, if not all, the new Polaris robots are just rebranded Maytronics robots. I'm debating between the s300i or the m600 myself. But also found out that the Active 30i is the same as the s300i, just rebranded for different channels. It's very confusing once you dive down the rabbit hole.

You should give Margaret a call over at Marina Pool, Spa and Patio. I spoke to her last week, she's super nice and knowledgeable and they take care of TFP members. I had originally spoke to a local store and Margaret's price, without haggling, was less than what I asked the local store to sell it to me for... and they said "no way, that's below our cost." They also have the m600 in stock and at a great price.

Margaret Mills
Marina Pool, Spa & Patio
7777 West Jewell Avenue
Lakewood, Colorado 80232
303-985-0077
 
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Palpatine

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Sep 3, 2019
180
West Hills, CA
Well, they both start with a P ?‍

My apologies, @malba2366 , you're correct. Here's a great article about them:

 
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malba2366

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Jul 27, 2016
147
Middletown, NY
Maytronics is the king of this...they have so many different models for different channels, making it almost impossible to keep track of. It must be a nightmare to manage all those separate SKUs for a relatively small volume product.