This was extremely simple to set up and the vacuum is highly intelligent for the price you pay. I charged it, downloaded the app and updated the firmware. Set it off to vacuum the entire condo and it made it's first run without any issues. The entire first cleaning and mapping took 93 minutes. When it was done it announced (it has a voice) that it was finished cleaning and returned to the charging base without any problem. Once it makes its first clean it will map out your spaces. You can then go in and set zones, do not enter areas, schedules, etc. The app is very easy to use. Overall, I'm very pleased with this little robot so far and if you are in the market for one this one really hits the sweet spot for the functionality and the price that you pay compared with other competitors out there.