Oral-B iO 5 vs Pro 1 - Where are the differences?
Where are the differences?
Some electric toothbrushes have several different cleaning modes. Although both electric toothbrushes offer you this advantage, the number differs. So with 3 cleaning modes, Oral-B Pro 1 gives you less choices than the Oral-B iO 5* with 5 modes.
Some devices additionally offer a choice of intensity levels. Here there is no difference in the two products. In both cases there is only one intensity level.
There is a difference in the technology used. The Oral-B iO 5 has an Magnet Technology. the Oral-B Pro 1 has an Rotating Technology used.
Unlike the Oral-B Pro 1, the Oral-B iO 5 has a reminder function to change the toothbrush attachment. It is recommended to change the attachment every 3 months.
Too much pressure with the toothbrush can harm the teeth and especially the gums. Also, too much pressure affects the cleaning result. To remedy this, many electric toothbrushes offer an imprint control. There is a difference here. Only the Oral-B iO 5* offers you a sensor for this.
Timer and cleaning time
Both electric toothbrushes have an integrated timer for the correct brushing time. The time for the optimal brushing time is 120 seonds for both devices. There is also a split timer at 30 seonds for both toothbrushes. The timer works for the two devices with vibration. On the display the Oral-B iO 5 the cleaning time is also visible.
Unlike the Oral-B Pro 1, the Oral-B iO 5 is equipped with a display to show you more information.
App & Smartphone Connection
There is a difference in the app, because there is only an app available for the Oral-B iO 5. An app can give you some beneficial features for your brushing time and brushing technique.
The app the Oral-B iO 5 offers you as functions Coaching, Position detection and Artificial Intelligence.
The battery life is higher with up to 14 days for the Oral-B iO 5 than for the Oral-B Pro 1 with only up to 10 days. A longer battery life is particularly interesting for travel, where power is not always available. However, this is still a problem with very few toothbrushes. Some devices even offer a travel case with a built-in charging function.