Beam Toothbrush Connects to Your Smartphone, Can Tattle to Your DentistThe Beam Brush looks like a chunky vibrating toothbrush, but the chunkiness merely makes way for a AA battery and a Bluetooth chip that wirelessly reports your brushing habits to your smartphone.
You brush your teeth the old-fashioned way, ideally twice a day for two minutes at a time (I’m out!) while earning special rewards from the Beam app. If you’re looking for a little friendly competition, multiple Beam Brushes can connect to the same smartphone; if you’re looking for some motivation, you can play music during the two minutes you’re brushing. Your brushing habits can even be sent to your dentist, who will undoubtedly use said data to catch you in a web of oral hygiene-related lies during your next visit.
The brush itself costs $50, while replacement heads cost $4 apiece. Helpful as ever, the app – available for Apple and Android devices – will let you know when it’s time to replace the head and let you order new ones directly from your phone.