A Bluetooth Toothbrush? Yes, and it works!

We’re connecting more and more things in our lives – smart devices, smart appliances even smart cars are all connecting to the internet to do, or tell us something useful, but we’re also connecting things we wouldn’t have dreamed of – from our kettles to, ourselves!

Oral-B Smartseries Pro 6000

Oral-B Smart Series in spotlight v2Electric toothbrushes have been around for a while, but the Oral-B Pro6000 is s step further; it comes with Bluetooth connectivity, and connects to your smart-phone or tablet.

But the communications isn’t one way – so the brush tells your phone how long and how well you’ve brushed, but you can also select programs on the phone app and that personalized brushing program is sent to the toothbrush.

In my case, I’m on day 5 of a 14 whitening program – and I’ll be honest – it’s working.

Like most people, generally I can’t wait to finish brushing my teeth, it’s one of theose tedious ‘must-do’s in the morning and even more so at night – but I’ve found that my brushing time has dramatically increased – I’m not alone it seems as research says the app increases brushing time from an average of one minute to well over two minutes.

The Pro 6000 is clever enough to corrects you if you use too much pressure by buzzing and flashing red, and you get a reminder on the app’s screen if you’ve got it propped up on the sink. I also reminds you to floss and clean your tongue and it highlights the problem areas based on your personalized plan.Oral-B Smart Series App

I was dubious about the app when I started to use it as it shows a little graphic of your mouth and brushing but it also flicks up news headlines, pics of the day and news  videos as you brush. Now as I brush my teeth, I’m enthralled and that I think is cleverly is what distracts me in to brushing for longer, and for those mornings when you leap out of bed a tad(!) late and don’t have time to fire up the app, there’s a sync feature on the brush to report your brushing in later to the app so your program or progress gets recorded.

I’ve never been a fan of tech for tech’s sake – but this is subtle, and very, very smart.

Pricing:RRP €299 : More online at: www.oralb.com

 

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