Review: Sonicare's DiamondClean Smart is a Premium Toothbrush That Connects to Your iPhone

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Philips recently released the DiamondClean Smart, a new iteration of its top-of-the-line toothbrush with all the bells and whistles.

    Not only does it connect to your iPhone using a Bluetooth connection to help you brush better than ever before, but it's also been redesigned to decouple brushing mode from intensity. There are new smart brushes for more tailored brushing, additional modes to meet different needs, and other small refinements that bring overall improvements.


    I've been using Sonicare toothbrushes for more than 10 years, and for the last five, I've had a DiamondClean. This new DiamondClean toothbrush is going to make your teeth whiter, healthier, and squeaky clean, but with prices that start at $230, it's not cheap, and the app is sometimes more gimmicky than helpful. All in all, though, you're not going to find a better brushing experience.


    The DiamondClean Smart adopts design elements from the original DiamondClean, but it also introduces both new and refined features. The brush is sleek with clean lines and the traditional look of the DiamondClean, but instead of a single button to turn it off and on, there are now two buttons.

    The top button continues to function as an on/off button, but there's now a second button that controls the intensity. Below the two buttons, there are a series of LEDs denoting the different brushing modes, and at the bottom, there's a light-up base that fits into the charger.


    Philips sells the new DiamondClean Smart in a range of colors, but the one I tested is white with silver accents and gold lettering at the top. The mix of gold and silver is a somewhat odd choice, but it looks elegant on the bathroom counter.

    A small metal prong at the top of the toothbrush base holds the brush in place, and the brush head can be popped off the top so you can switch brush heads. If you're familiar with Sonicare toothbrushes, you know the brush heads need to be changed out on a regular basis - approximately every three months.

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  2. SilianRail macrumors 6502

    Feb 24, 2011
  3. Relentless Power macrumors Core

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    I don't need a smart toothbrush that connects to my iPhone. But Sonicare makes a nice product. Albeit $230.00 is a bit much for this product, at least for my needs.
  4. theheadguy macrumors 65816

    Apr 26, 2005
  5. himanshumodi macrumors regular


    May 18, 2012
    A toothbrush news on a tech site. Who would have thought. What a time to be alive!
  6. btrach144 macrumors 65816


    Aug 28, 2015
    I've had a smart toothbrush for 2 years now, (Oral-B 7000[works better than my sonicare did]) and honestly, the Bluetooth feature is worthless.

    For the first couple of months, I would always open up my toothbrush app but after awhile, it becomes a drag. It's already hard enough to brush my teeth for 4 minutes a day, yet alone having to manage a smart app.

    After two years of using a smart toothbrush: Toothbrushes are one item that don't need to be smart.
  7. Porco macrumors 68030


    Mar 28, 2005
    But I don't want blue teeth!

    (I think I made that joke that last time I saw a story about one of these products, but regular brushing of jokes helps prevent humour decay).

    Good luck to anyone who find this useful, but I think this is a little bit daft. 'Daft as a brush' as the saying goes.
  8. Mike MA macrumors 68000

    Mike MA

    Sep 21, 2012
    Is this product placement? It would be completely legitimate, but should be mentioned if so.
  9. jclo Editor


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2012
  10. theheadguy macrumors 65816

    Apr 26, 2005
    Did you read the article?
  11. ChromeAce macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2009
    If it won't flash Hue bulb colors based on where I'm brushing, it's useless.
  12. nyctravis macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2007
    San Francisco, CA
    Almost every reputable dental and tooth care site has said these are a waste of time and money. That said, if it floats your boat...
  13. JustThinkin' macrumors 6502

    Oct 21, 2014
    MacHumors, this is one of the oddest articles I've seen outside of April 1!
  14. monty77 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 4, 2005
    UK, South Coast
  15. gsmornot macrumors 68030


    Sep 29, 2014
    I have not seen that but wonder why. Compared to a regular brush these are so much better. May not need one with connectivity but the regular version is fantastic.
  16. jclo Editor


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2012
    Every dentist I've seen has recommended a Sonicare. Not this one in particular, of course. I don't think anyone needs the Bluetooth feature, but this brush has other perks over the earlier DiamondClean models like more modes + the ability to separate intensity from mode.
  17. Rossatron macrumors 6502a

    Apr 4, 2013
    in a ziplock bag inside a car's trunk
    in the name of the old gods and the new - why?!?!?!?
  18. larrylaffer macrumors 6502


    Aug 1, 2009
    Los Angeles
    The entry level Sonicare toothbrush is $25 on Amazon, and ever since I switched to it, my dentist has been nothing but complimentary. I'm having trouble seeing the benefit is spending literally 10x as much.
  19. now i see it macrumors 68000

    Jan 2, 2002
    This is a very nice detailed write up on the product, but from my personal experience, electric toothbrushes of all kinds, including Sonicare (maybe especially Sonicare) can crack teeth and make hairline cracks worse - which can eventually end up with broken or chipped teeth. Yeah, yeah, don't believe me? Google it. I'm was a victim to their marketing spiel until a few of my teeth got damaged over the years by these damn toothbrushes.

    Use at your own risk, or if you're smart- don't use at all. Fixing chipped teeth is expensive. - that's why dentists recommend these.

    You've been warned
  20. HobeSoundDarryl macrumors 604


    Feb 8, 2004
    Hobe Sound, FL (20 miles north of Palm Beach)

    But it connects to your phone.

    It connects to your phone.

    It CONNECTS to your phone.

    All toothbrushes everywhere are immediately made obsolete.

    What's 10X more for anything that connects to your phone? Tires. Chewing Gum. Dirt. Water. If it connects to your phone, LAY DOWN THAT HARD-EARNED CASH.

    All ;)
  21. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    To the contrary. This is why communists are jealous of capitalism. Because we always have new products nipping for our attention and dollars AND we can choose which ones we want and which ones are silly and need to go away.

    I agree this one is over the top. I will ignore its existence and carry on brushing with my old sonicare. Do.Not.Want. But that is better than Can.Not.Obtain.
  22. MacknTosh macrumors member

    Oct 24, 2015
    What next - an internet connected kettle???

    That's right - there is one....!!!!
  23. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    That's what they want you to believe. It actually connects to the user's brain so Google and Amazon can plant goofy ideas in it like buying a bluetooth toothbrush. Ohhh. Wait a minute there...

  24. Falhófnir macrumors 65816


    Aug 19, 2017
    So you're a giraffe yet the humour in the post still managed to go over your head? ;)

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