Oral-B has created the SmartSeries toothbrush with Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity and associated iOS and Android apps. Now brushing your teeth will no longer be such a mundane task! In addition to making brushing more interesting and potentially more enjoyable, this toothbrush was developed to help improve oral health by collecting and reporting data on your brushing habits. Each brushing session will activate a timer in the app and will provide a quadrant guide to instruct you when to move to another area. This allows you to focus on the problem areas identified by your dentist. It will even notify you when you are brushing too hard. Your brushing performance and achievements are tracked and reported to you to encourage your progress. Not only does it collect data, but it also allows you or your dentist to program the toothbrush for brushing time and select brushing modes. This toothbrush is projected to cost around $200-$300 according to different sources and will be available in June 2014. The iOS and Android apps will be available in May and August 2014, respectively. Ah yes, “everything is better with Bluetooth.”
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Kathleen has always enjoyed technology and the sciences (biology and entomology). She's worked as a research technician and an end user services tech before becoming a stay-at-home mom and home educator. Her continued interest in technology led her to join the Gadgeteer team in 2014.