Oral-B Shows Off iPhone-Compatible Smart Toothbrush at Mobile World Congress

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    Proctor and Gamble first introduced its smartphone-connected Oral-B toothbrush earlier this month, but the company is on hand at the Mobile World Congress conference in Spain to give attendees a look at the upcoming device.

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    The Oral-B SmartSeries 7000 connects to the Oral Blue iPhone app using Bluetooth 4.0, allowing the app to provide real-time guidance on brushing habits. It records brushing activity on a chart that can be shared with dental professionals to create personalized brushing routines and because the Bluetooth connectivity works both ways, the app can also be used to program the toothbrush.

    Engadget went hands-on with the Oral-B SmartSeries 7000 to show off how the app interacts with the brush itself. While brushing, the iPhone app runs a timer in real-time to keep track of how long a user has brushed and it also includes a stream of news articles to keep users entertained while brushing.

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    In addition to Bluetooth connectivity, the SmartSeries 7000 features oscillating-rotating-pulsating technology, six different cleaning modes (Daily Cleaning, Deep Clean, Whitening, Gum Care, Sensitive, and Tongue Cleaning), a pressure sensor to prevent users from brushing too hard, and several different travel accessories.

    Oral B's Bluetooth 4.0 smart toothbrush technology will be available in several of its toothbrushes, beginning with the Oral B SmartSeries 7000, which is expected to launch later this year for $220.

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    according to mark dice this is so the government can watch you and lead us to the NWO. Do not buy
     
  3. keterboy, Feb 25, 2014
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    I usually watch porn while i brush my teeth, but the news is fine too.
     
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    Finally, an app for my toothbrush. /sarcasm
     
  5. macrumors 68040

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    What's next, a smart toilet to monitor my stool and urine samples? It'd present me with articles about how to improve my diet and possible diseases that I'm at risk for...

    Actually...at first, I was sarcastic because of every simple thing becoming *smart* but I kind of want this toilet.

    God knows I'm already reading stuff on my iOS devices, might as well add a few more things to read about.
     
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    Bluetoothbrush
     
  7. macrumors 6502

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    I think.... we may have gone too far this time.....
     
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    And I thought the Withings scale was expensive. :rolleyes:
    Now instead of 10x we have 100x the price of a normal toothbrush.
     
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    My tooth brushing regime is pretty regimented. Put on an 80's power ballad that lasts 4 minutes. Brush for 3 mins, spit, rinse with mouthwash as the lyrics fade and the man with womanly hair's voice vibrates off into the silence.
     
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    Even as I slowly sink into the depths of dementia...I can still brush my teeth without a $220 toothbrush and associated iPhone app.

    Just because something can be made, doesn't mean it should be made...
     
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    That's awesome I want one. I can't wait for the day when close to everything is "smart".
     
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    I think you've just hatched a fantastic startup idea!
     
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    I think this has a purpose and should be made. If it wasn't so expensive I would get one as soon as possible.
     
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    Except, possibly, the users!:p

    ;)
     
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    I normally take my very expensive smartphone with me every morning near flowing and spraying water.
     
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    this is exactly what we needed! right?
     
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    So stupid
     
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    it should include Pokemon so you can raise your creature every time you brush your teeth!

    soon enough your childs teeth would glow like a Twilight vampire in the sun
     
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    "I didn't say they couldn't, I said you shouldn't"
     
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    Way too much technology.
    Way too expensive.
     
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    I have an oral b toothbrush and it's excellent.

    This device is ridiculous
     
  23. mattopotamus, Feb 25, 2014
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    I know I am in the minority, but I really want one. I have a Phillips right now and love it. It was only slightly cheaper than $220.

    Also this exact brush is on amazon for ~$160
     
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    Ok I am now officially embarrassed to be a member of the human race.
     
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    Not yet. What until you see the blue tooth toilet paper roll. Keeps track of how many times you crap in a month, how much toilet paper is used during a session and how long you sit on the throne. Useful at home and especially at work.
     

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