It’s an odd experience to see actual results from a product I’ve reviewed for this site. As you may recall from my review of the Oclean X Pro Elite, I was instructed by my dentist to keep an eye on my bottom left teeth, unless I end up needing a filling. So, imagine my surprise when, upon going for a cleaning, I was told that everything looked good, and there were no glaring issues.
Typically, after I’ve reviewed things like headphones, or smart watches, you see their usefulness but then they kind of fade into the background of daily use. But I had been using the X Pro Elite every day, to the genuine benefit of my oral health, and it was a welcome surprise. I say, “had,” because only recently did I receive the Oclean X10 Smart Electric Toothbrush, and the experience has been even better.
The Oclean X10 Smart Electric Toothbrush is not that much different from its predecessor, and feels much more streamlined in design, offering a more user-friendly experience. While not quite as powerful as the X Pro Elite—equipped with a “Maglev Motor,” capable of a brushing power of 40,000 RPM in comparison to the X Pro Elite’s 42,000—it still comes with many of the features of the X Pro Elite, such as the Dupont Diamond filament bristles and the Intelligent AI Frequency Reduction. Although, unlike the X Pro Elite, the X10 boasts a 60-day battery in comparison to its predecessor’s 35-day.
“The Oclean X10 Smart Electric Toothbrush feels both convenient in its design, but also quite deliberate.”
Maintaining Oclean’s sleek design, what sets the Oclean X10 Smart Electric Toothbrush apart primarily lies in the front. Unlike its predecessor that featured an LCD touch screen, which could be a bit unresponsive at times, the X10 comes with a simplified physical touch pad (and if you know me, you know I love actual buttons to press). This goes hand-in-hand with the simplified design of the UI which features five brushing modes, and five levels of intensity—the top button cycles through modes, while the bottom cycles through intensity.
The Oclean X10 Smart Electric Toothbrush feels both convenient in its design, but also quite deliberate. The need for 32 intensities kind of becomes redundant at a certain point, and the dentist recommended two-minute brushing time is really more than enough time. Having everything redesigned in a way that is both simplified and specific does cut out a lot of the perfunctory features of its predecessor.
In addition to the brush itself, the UI has been updated to be a bit more simplistic and “fun.” Rather than a score of 100 when finishing brushing, users now get a one–three-star rating, along with an animated emoji for a little added personality. If you happen to go under two stars, you’ll be given a teeth map showing where you missed, and with a press of the bottom button; you’ll be given an extra 10 seconds to address the spot.
“With the Oclean X10 Smart Electric Toothbrush, rarely do I ever not hit a 3-star rating, and brushing feels like much less of a chore.”
It’s a nice feature that definitely feels more precise, and a bit simpler to understand than its predecessor—as often, even with 2’30 on the clock, it always felt like I was missing spots, or getting between a score of 80–90 with no clear understanding of why. With the Oclean X10 Smart Electric Toothbrush, rarely do I ever not hit a 3-star rating, and brushing feels like much less of a chore.
However, the problem of the predecessor’s pause is still present with the X10. Like I stated in my previous review, if you press the while brushing, you can pause your current cycle, allowing you to spit and rinse as required. However, the time limit for doing this is still laughably short, and anything over 10 seconds will end your cycle. Furthermore, while this might just be a glitch with my toothbrush, there were a few occasions where mid-brushing the X10 would repeatedly power off, and upon rebooting, continue where my cycle had ended. While this might not be an issue with every X10, it definitely made for some strange before-bed brushings.
Lastly, it should be worth remarking on that, much like with the X Pro Elite, the accompanying app does not work—in fact, hilariously one of the three reviews on the Oclean product page for the X10, expressly says as much. I was informed via email that this was due to some regional problem, and if I sent Oclean my X10’s serial number, they could register me on a NA server, or something; but even with that being the case, it’s a problem that just shouldn’t exist in the first place—since the average NA user probably won’t know to do that or won’t bother.
However, despite that, the Oclean X10 Smart Electric Toothbrush really doesn’t need a companion app; as its design is so straightforward and user-friendly, that any user should have no problem keeping track of their brushing and improving their habits through use. At a pretty affordable $99USD, Oclean X10 is one of the best smart toothbrushes you could get.