Philips' new sensor-packed Bluetooth toothbrush makes a 3D map of your mouth and tells you where to scrub.
If you’re a lazy brusher with a tendency to miss out your molars, ignore your incisors and circumvent your canines (we’ll stop there), Philips has just the thing for you.
It’s called the Philips Sonicare Flexcare Platinum Connected, and it’s brand new Bluetooth and sensor-packed electric toothbrush that provides real-time tracking of the location of the brush in your mouth, how quickly you’re brushing, and how much pressure you’re applying in different spots.
It then beams that information to an app on your phone to create a ‘3D mouth map’ that tells you exactly which parts of your mouth where you’re brushing too fast, too slowly, too hard, or you’re just entirely forgetting. To make it easy to understand your mouth map when you’re in a bleary-eyed morning daze, the mouth map highlights areas for attention in various colours, and the app even jumps in with post-brushing tips on how to be a better brusher.
While you brush, you’ll also get help from the brush’s vibrating feedback. If you don’t follow orders, though, you’ll be hearing from the app’s Touch Up feature, which tells you after you’ve brushed if you need to go back in there and give certain neglected gnashers another scrub. If you’ve got custom areas you need to target on the advice of your dentist, you can even let the app know and it will tailor its mouth map feedback to your needs.
There’s a two-minute timer built into the brush and three different modes too – features that are already present in Philips Fonicare Flexcare Platinum Sonic toothbrush.
The Philips Sonicare Flexcare Platinum Connected should be launching some time this summer, and will cost $199.99 (£140). It will be compatible with both iOS and Android phones.
Of course, it’s not the first time we’ve met a Bluetooth toothbrush that has mouth-mapping smarts. The Oral-B Genius is another smart toothbrush launching soon that throws in sensors and real-time brushing feedback.
- Story via: CNET