Oclean X Pro Electric Toothbrush Review: It Has a Screen
After we had already gotten the Oclean flagship model, the Oclean One to test, we saw that they released their newest model, the Oclean X Pro. We were interested in trying it because it has a touch screen built right into the handle. To be clear, this isn’t the first toothbrush with a built-in screen, and it won’t be the last (see the Oral-B iO), but we felt that we had to add this to our test group to see if it lived up to the hype. Would the touchscreen change our lives or at least give us a better cleaning experience?
Oclean X Pro Electric Toothbrush Test Results
- Powerful cleaning action
- Beautiful looking brush
- Fast USB charging (2 hours in testing)
- Informative touch screen
- App offers lots of customization
- Sleek and stylish travel case
- Lightest brush we tested
- No pressure sensor
- Touch screen is hard to use
- No live brushing coach
- Brush heads can be hard to find
One Job: Cleaning your teeth
When you buy an electric toothbrush, there are a lot of features you might be distracted by. How many modes does it have? Does it have an app? What does this button do? But beyond all the shininess and coolness of a brush, we want to know one thing here at TestHut, how well does it clean?[videopack id=”1225″]https://www.testhut.com/uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/9/2021/07/Oclean-X-Pro-corn-1-1.mp4[/videopack]
To find out, we put the Oclean X Pro through the paces. We did plaque tests, we took it home and brushed with it. We tested it in the lab, and ultimately we found that it does a good job cleaning your teeth. While it did not score the highest in our tests, we are sure that you will find it more than adequate to keep your pearly whites white between dentist visits.
While It has decent cleaning power, it is a bit overhyped on their website and in promotional youtube videos. They claim 42,000 movements per minute, but remember that the Sonicare line will give you up to 62,000 vibrations per minute. So this brush is good, but it isn’t the most powerful or highest speed sonic toothbrush out there.
Cleaning performance test results
Electric toothbrush cleaning performance rated from 1-5 based on test results (higher score is better).
|Toothbrush||CATEGORY OVERALL||Plaque removal (50%)||Feel after cleaning (25%)||Power and amplitude (25%)|
|Philips Sonicare 4300||4.8||5||5||4|
|Philips DiamondClean Smart||4.3||4||5||4|
|Oral-B Genius X||4.3||4||5||4|
|Oclean X Pro||4.3||4||5||4|
|Oral-B Pro 3000||4.3||4||5||4|
|Oral-B Pro 2000||4.3||4||5||4|
To access all tests and scores of brushes we tested, read our full best electric toothbrushes UK article.
So what do you get when you order the ultra cool navy blue Oclean Pro X?
When you first open the very nice, tidy box with just the image of the brush printed on the cover, you see the words, “Go the extra smile.” We are not sure what that means, but it is a nice greeting.
Inside you get the brush handle with a protective cover on the touch screen. A charger that doubles as a wall mount, the USB charging cable and one color-matched brush head.
We also opted to purchase the travel case so we could compare it with the Oclean One package.
Look and feel
You can tell that the designers at Oclean took some notes about what didn’t work with the Oclean One design. This one is just about as sleek and nice looking, but it is well balanced and does not roll when you set it on its side.
The dark blue color is quite nice, and there are no seams or issues with the finish. It feels a bit slick, but fits in the hand nicely. It is a very light brush and it is very easy to operate.
The brush is also available in Sakura Pink, Mist Green, and Black. One issue is that with the black brush you get the standard brush head with fading blue bristles, but the other brush heads match the color of the brush including the bristles, so you lose the color indicator fading bristles in exchange for fashion.
The touch screen is all black on the face of the brush, and when you push the button which is a bit low on the handle, the screen comes on and greets you with the time of day, date, and a graphic of a sun or moon to show you what time of day it is.
The base of the brush houses the magnetic charger, but it doesn’t have any magnetic power. There is, however, a magnet on the back of the brush right behind the screen for use with the wall mount. You want to be careful with this around devices that might be damaged by a magnetic field.
We like how light and comfortable the brush is to hold. To operate it, you click the button once to turn on the screen, and then push it a second time to start the brushing session.
It feels very good in your hand as you maneuver around your mouth following the 30-second quadpacer which buzzes to let you know when it is time to change positions. The brush is set to give you a standard 2 minute cleaning right out of the box.
The nice thing is that they make it so you can accurately control how strong you want the brush to vibrate, but 3 cleaning modes with 32 power settings for each is overkill. In fact, we deducted a point in this area because we felt that too many options would create more confusion than convenience.
The included brush head has stiff bristles, but they also make a sensitive version.
Oclean also claims that the X Pro comes with a pressure sensor. But just like the Oclean One, we found that the pressure sensor is just there to know when you are actually brushing, but it does not warn you when you press too hard. For a brush with this many features, we would like to have a real pressure sensor.
The noise level is very nice at just around 62 decibels, it sounds like a quiet home and will not wake the neighbors.
The main draw of this brush is that it has a touch screen! Can you believe it? A toothbrush this small and light that has a built-in screen?
So right away, you want to see what you can do with it, and then the brush loses some of its initial appeal. All three of our testers complained that the screen was not responsive and hard to navigate. For example, the brush comes with its power setting on 18 out of 32, and right away, we wanted to try it at full power. But trying to slide the little number wheel 3 numbers at a time from 18-32 is much more difficult than you might expect. And if you mess up, it goes back to the 18, and you have to start over.
You can also set the brushing time and the mode using this screen. After you brush, it also has a little graphic of your mouth to show you how well you brushed.
So while it isn’t completely functional, the screen is a nice addition. We just wish it was more functional and user friendly.
The X Pro is not nearly as impressive as the Oclean One when it comes to battery life. We were able to get about 49 full brushing sessions with a full charge which comes out to about 25 days of brushing. They advertise 3 weeks on a single charge, so it is as good as advertised.
Unfortunately, the little screen does not show the battery life by default. Instead, you have to scroll through 2 screens to get to the battery screen which does show a clear percentage of battery life left. The brush will also beep and a red light will come on to alert you when it is below 15% and needs a charge, which is nice. The app also shows battery life.
Charging with the included USB cable and mag charger is incredibly fast. It took ours less than 2 hours to go from empty to full which is amazing! You trade the convenience of induction charging for the speed of the magnetic connection.
Brush heads are kind of a problem for the Oclean brand. They have many options available in terms of colors and types, but they are not easy to find.
We ended up buying a pink replacement brush head for our beautiful navy blue brush handle because we couldn’t find blue ones in stock. We also found that the sensitive brush heads come in all kinds of colors as well, but are hard to match to the brush handle.
One of our testers with sensitive teeth did appreciate the sensitive brush heads and noted they are softer and more comfortable than the regular brush heads.
Another strange thing to note is that the OEM white brush head has blue fading bristles to let you know when the brush head needs to be replaced, but if you buy a color matched brush head, it will not have the fading bristles.[videopack id=”1221″]https://www.testhut.com/uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/9/2021/07/Oclean-X-Pro-head.mp4[/videopack]
Overall, the quality of the brush heads is good, and we like that there is a built-in rubber tongue cleaner on the back.
What else does it do?
The Oclean X Pro app is the same as the one that we used with our Oclean One. In fact, we had both brushes working side by side on the same app to compare.
Setting up the Oclean App is fairly straightforward. You enter an email and password, and then confirm the email to access the app. However, like the Oclean One, some users have trouble connecting the brush to the app. As long as you have the international version of the brush and the EU version of the app, you should be fine.
The app is easy to use and offers a fairly simple user experience. It is mostly text-based, but navigation is straightforward. The battery life is always on display in the upper corner, and the icons are easy to understand.
One disappointment with Oclean is that this brush does not offer a real-time coaching app. Unlike the better brushes in this category, in order to get feedback on your brushing efficiency, you have to finish brushing, and then see how the app scores you.
The brush claims to have 6 different metrics that measure your brushing speed and pressure and position to give you a final rating, but it is hard to say how accurate all of this is.
The mini screen on the handle even shows a graphic of teeth when you brush. The idea is that as you brush, it is supposed to keep track of which parts of your mouth you covered well. However, in practice, it doesn’t seem to really know how well you are brushing.
We do know that the brush is measuring something, because if we run it without brushing, then it will not give a score at all.
After you brush a few times, it is also nice to check your Analysis Report which uses an algorithm to give you a detailed plan for improving your brushing. We felt that these comments were fairly generic, but a person who has not used an electric toothbrush before might find some of the suggestions helpful.
It is easier to change the power and time settings using the app than it is with the touchscreen, so it is nice that Oclean allows you to use the app to do so. You can also create custom brushing modes by setting the power and time that you would like to brush.
The only problem with the custom mode is that the brush will not generate reports and give feedback if you use a custom setting. So if you want to have any coaching and analysis from your “smart” brush, you have to use one of the modes that comes with your brush.
This app also allows you to track how many times you have used your brush head, so it is easy to remember when to buy a new one.
However, unlike some of the better apps, it does not offer any incentives to brush more often or increase your overall brushing score. We think that one value of an app is to help you remember to brush twice a day, and this app does have a calendar, but that is it.
We think that Oclean is on the right track with their app, but there is potential for improvement. Overall, we just don’t think these brushing apps are that helpful or worth it.
The Oclean X Pro comes with the magnetic charging base which comes apart to double as a wall mount for your brush.
We like the idea, but were not willing to permanently attach this to our bathroom to test it. We know the magnet in the mount and brush are strong enough to hold the brush vertically to the wall, and we think this is a nice space-saving solution to brush storage.
For this test, we also bought the optional case which we wish had come standard with the brush, but you can order packages that include the brush and case. The Oclean One comes standard with a case, and we are wondering why this brush doesn’t?
The good news is that this is one of the best travel cases that we tested. It does not come with a charger like the deluxe ones offered by Oral-B and Philips, but it is made of high-quality glossy plastic, and it is much lighter and more compact than these larger cases. And most important, it holds the brush and two brush heads securely and stays firmly closed when traveling.
The only issue is that it is hard to tell where the case opens, and it does take a bit of pressure to pry it open, but this ensures that it will stay closed in your suitcase while traveling.
Long-term care and use
Just like the Oclean One, we hope this brush will last a long time, and our biggest worry is finding OEM brush heads for the long haul.
The brush comes with a 365-day warranty, and we haven’t tested it, but Oclean has been pretty responsive to our email questions.
Generally, we were able to find some Oclean brush heads for about 4-5 pounds a piece, which means the brush will cost you about 18 pounds a year, which is about average for an electric toothbrush.
Unfortunately, the novelty of the touchscreen did not last long, but the Oclean X Pro is still a pretty good brush, especially for travelling. In fact, we think it is the best brush out of all the ones we tested for taking on a trip.
|Toothbrush||OVERALL SCORE||Cleaning performance (40%)||Comfort (25%)||Features (10%)||Build quality and design (10%)||Battery life and charging (10%)||Box contents (5%)|
|Oclean X Pro||4.1||4.3||4.3||3.6||4.6||3.7||3.5|
It is a good looking, lightweight brush with a long battery life and a nice travel case.
Cleaning is above average, and the smart features could be better, but they are decent at this price point. It is also a nice conversation starter because people will ask about the sleek brush with the cool screen.
Oclean X Pro Features & Specs
|Brushing Action||42,000 movements per minute|
|Included Brush Head(s)||1 Dupont brush head|
|Battery Life||24 days (as tested)|
|Battery Indicator||Touchscreen and app with warning beep|
|Charging Time||2 hours (as tested)|
|Brushing Timer||Customizable timer|
|Brush head reminder||Yes: via the app|
|A.I. Brushing Coach||No|