With Dyson’s AR app you’ll never miss a spot while cleaning – but there’s a catch

We’ve all experienced it. We think we’re done vacuuming, put everything away, and later discover dirt in spots on our carpet that we forgot to drag our vacuum cleaner over – but what if it didn’t have to be this way? What if you could know exactly where you had and hadn’t cleaned in your home, so you could make it spotless every time?

That’s where Dyson’s new creation comes into the picture: the Dyson CleanTrace – expected to launch in June this year. This AR tool allows your phone – provided it has a LiDAR scanner – to track your vacuum cleaner as you clean. Anything your Dyson vacuum has passed over will be mapped out in purple, while uncleaned areas of your floor will be left blank.