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3.0 out of 5 stars It's a good package and the screen looks impressive, 6 Aug. 2014
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This review is from: Oral-B Smart Series 6000 CrossAction Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush with Bluetooth Connectivity and Smart Series Powered by Braun (Packaging May Vary) - Ships with 2 pin UK plug (Personal Care)
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We've used Braun Oral B toothbrushes in the house for years and only recently changed to the latest model before this 6000 version came out.

The 6000 CrossAction model features 5 different brush modes (despite the 6 in Amazon's heading), which I was surprised to find were exactly the same as the much lower priced model. Why the extra, then? Well this model has a new Bluetooth function which allows you to connect it to tablets and smartphones.

Firstly, the box comes with an LCD monitor screen that shows a smiley face with a circle split into 4, 4 different brush heads, a stand for the brush and heads and a carry case. It's a good package and the screen looks impressive, though it's exactly the same as the last 2 models.

The screen is mainly for giving you a visual indication of which area of the teeth you need to brush, from top right through to top left in a circular motion. The segments appear every 30 seconds and a timer shows how long you have left in each segment. It also shows whether your battery is about to run out and need a recharge and will give you an indication if you are brushing too hard, with the face changing to an unhappy one if you do.

The brush is also designed to be used with a companion App that emulates the tool you get in the box, though it allows for either the classic circle look or a visual representation of your teeth. You can also choose to show news, weather and other items, which seems a bit pointless as it would be best to concentrate on proper brushing.

The other thing the app does, and does well, is to monitor your brush time, so you can check how long you've brushed for in a given week or month, and the brushes/modes you've used, with a handy reminder to change brush heads.

After using for a week, I'd say that the App is really a bit pointless when you already have the LCD screen in the box, unless you really need to keep track of brushing times. For the extra money needed to get this brush over the next model down, it's not really worth the cost. That's not to say the brush isn't good, it's well made and well thought out with plenty of features, just that some seem un-necessary.
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