After Oclean Air and Oclean X here comes the new Oclean Z1 to the test of facts: it is the latest model of the Chinese brand (which we remember as part of the Xiaomi ecosystem) specialized in supersonic toothbrushes, which has now accustomed us to the exit fairly regular of products dedicated to oral hygiene.
So let's see how this new toothbrush is doing and how it fits into the Oclean range.
How it's made
Once again the Oclean device stands out for its ergonomics: tapered body and pleasant during use, it is equipped with a single physical button for ignition, under which there is a luminous indicator that serves to highlight the intensity of brushing and any lack of energy, which will require subsequent recharging.
There is no touch screen available as is the case for Oclean X, but the physical key once again represents a better solution than the touch one present in the Air model.
The toothbrush weighs less than 100 grams and is IPX7 certified , features that make Oclean Z1 easy to handle and safe during even the most demanding cleaning phases.
In addition to the body of the toothbrush and the head, a charging base with USB cable is also included in the package, the smallest to date among the toothbrushes we tested , which reduces the footprint and space required to a minimum.
Unlike when it happens with the Oclean X base, it cannot be fixed to the wall, but only placed on a surface. Furthermore, there is no charger in the package, you will need to buy one separately or use a compatible one already available at home.
Overall, Oclean Z1 convinced us for its solidity and simplicity.
The head included The charging base and the magnetic hook on the bottom The physical button The cable with charging base
Functionality and effectiveness
Being a supersonic toothbrush, Oclean Z1 boasts a maximum of 40,000 vibrations per second , performances that do not differ much from those of the two Air and X models. pure performance there are no big differences with the “brand cousins”. As already mentioned, we can compare the power to that of an entry level Philips Sonicare equivalent, such as the 4300 and 4500 models.
Do not miss the now tested 6-axis gyroscope responsible for recording all movements and pressure applied to the toothbrush during each cleaning session and essential for collecting statistics accessible via app.
What makes the difference are the functions: the presence of a physical button in this case is very useful considering that it is possible to choose the brushing intensity among the 3 available by simply holding down the button.
There is no touch screen that characterizes the X model but honestly we have not felt the lack at all, especially considering that – as we had told in our review – the aforementioned touch turns out to be anything but irresistible, not very reliable and of questionable usefulness.
Ultimately, the solution of Oclean Z1 is better, which gets rid of a touch screen far from being indispensable to prefer a simpler and more effective solution by entrusting the commands to a physical key.
Performance and app
As happened for the X model, the Oclean Z1 also convinced us fully in terms of performance. The basic package includes a high density head with Dupont Tynex 2017 filaments , specially made for ultrasonic toothbrushes and perfect for every dental need, both for those who want a more brushing. energetic, both for those who want a more sensitive action.
Incisive in the brushing and precise in the change of intensity, the possibility of choosing the brushing intensity directly from the button on the body is also very useful.
Once again you get the most out of cleaning by using the special application available for iOS and Android , which can be synchronized via Bluetooth. From this point of view there are no big differences compared to what we have already said in our Oclean X review, so we invite you to consult the appropriate section to know our considerations about it.
The initial screen The choice of the cleaning program Here are the instructions on how to make the most of your toothbrush Device information The calendar with the statistics of the cleaning sessions The pairing screen with the device
As already mentioned in the past, overall the application is quite good, easy to use and complete with daily statistics, which will allow you to understand if you are making good use of your Oclean Z1 and if you are taking care of your teeth correctly.
However, there are some defects, such as an interface that can still be improved due to some localization errors (such as the presence of written in Spanish mixed with Italian).
In terms of autonomy, Oclean Z1 uses an 800 mAh battery that can guarantee about a month of use with two / three cleaning sessions per day, and which takes about two hours for a full charge.
Therefore, it is also perfect as a toothbrush to take on the go, especially considering the limited size of the charging base.
In the opinion of the writer Oclean Z1 is the best of the three models of Oclean toothbrushes that we have tried. It is able to combine the simplicity and portability of the Air model and the performance and customization possibilities of the X model (such as the ability to choose up to 32 levels of brushing intensity), leaving out the less convincing features of the latter.
Oclean Z1 sums up the best of both models, getting rid of some of the flaws. Of course, there is no shortage of areas that could potentially be improved, first of all the application, still a bit immature and not always convincing, but at the moment Oclean Z1 is undoubtedly the best solution for those looking for a Bluetooth sonic toothbrush at an affordable price. , especially if we consider the cost of the heads, which is very low when compared to that of the Philips homologs.
Price and availability
For those interested in buying the opportunity is greedy: thanks to a coupon it will be possible to buy Oclean Z1 at the price of only 36 euros , getting the base of magnetic refill of Oclean X, which also allows you to mount the toothbrush on the wall. Do not forget also the spare heads , starting from only 6 euros for two heads.
Click here to buy Oclean Z1 at the price of 36 euros using the coupon GB-HBZOCZ1SF and get the charging base as a gift.
Click here to buy the replacement heads starting from only 6 euros .