📣 Editor’s Note: The iO10’s launch in the USA has been delayed until some point in 2023. No exact date has been given, but it is anticipated that is will arrive in the Spring.
It has however been launched in Europe already. We have gone hands-on in the following review. We will review it for the US market, once it is available.
The iO Series 10 with iO Sense is the latest electric toothbrush to be added to the Oral-B range of products.
It has been announced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2022.
It is based on the existing Oral-B iO but has some new features, mostly related to the new charging stand.
Here is an official promo video for it.
Oral-B first launched the iO Series in the summer of 2020. Three models were released, the 7, 8 and 9. Subtle differences exist between them (check out our Oral-B iO comparison), but the iO 9 has been the flagship model to date.
What made and continues to make the iO different, is that it has a display built into the brush handle. It does have a more premium and minimalist design compared to many other Oral-B brush handles. In addition, the motor inside had been completely redesigned to offer a quieter yet effective clean of the teeth.
In 2021, the iO 6 was added to the range. Its appeal is the iO design and features at a cheaper price point. The iO 6 does not offer the fast charging magnetic charger of the 7, 8 and 9.
The iO10 continues with the same handle design as the existing models and retains all the features seen previously. What makes it stand out and ‘better’ than the other models on offer is the charging stand/station.
The larger magnetic charging station has iO Sense technology built into it, as well as an LED clock on the front.
Unlike a regular charging stand that just charges the toothbrush, this stand is a visual aid in your oral care routine.
iO Sense gives real-time feedback on your brushing via the LEDs built into the charging station.
On the top of the charging station are 6 LED panels which illuminate independently depending on how you are using the toothbrush.
Each LED relates to a zone or selection of teeth you brush during your 2 minute brushing cycle.
To help you visualize the 6 sections, they are:
- Upper right back teeth
- Upper front teeth
- Upper left back teeth
- Lower left back teeth
- Lower front teeth
- Lower right back teeth
During a normal 2 minute clean time you spend 20 seconds cleaning each of the 6 zones (commonly referred to by dentists as sextants).
As you move from sextant to sextant, the LED panel is lit, until all 6 are illuminated and you have completed your brushing. The LEDs are a guide to help you complete a thorough clean of the teeth.
If you brush with too much pressure, the LEDs will illuminate red rather than the standard blue to alert you that you are brushing with too much force.
This visual timer is in sync with the brush handle itself, they connect via Bluetooth. The charging stand connects to WiFi within your home and transfers data back to the app, via the cloud.
It is yet another way to interact with and be educated by the toothbrush to brush for as long as you need.
Like other smart toothbrushes from Oral-B, the iO10 works with their app. You can get real-time visual data on your phone screen if you desire, but the charging station helps you at those times you might not have your phone to hand.
I am sure you have got distracted when brushing and suddenly thought, how long have I been brushing for and what teeth should I be brushing now? This stand gives you a quick reference to put you back on track.
iO Sense seen here is an evolution of Oral-B Sense that was introduced a couple of years ago, but wasn’t promoted much.
Another nice touch is that the iO 10’s charging station has an LED clock on the front.
To function it will have to be connected to a power outlet and a 2 pin power adapter connected into the stand itself.
No precise launch date has been given for the iO 10 with iO Sense Technology, nor has an official price been given. We have been told it should launch around September time.
Based on past experience I suspect these models will be available in the spring of
2022 2023 and have a retail price of around $350.
We do know that it will be made available in 2 color options, they are:
- Cosmic Black
- Stardust White
Whilst previous iO series have been available in white and black color options, these are slightly different and exclusive to the iO 10 as the handle has a speckled tone to it.
It will come with the Power2go travel case as the iO 9 did.
At this stage, we don’t know how many brush heads will come supplied with the brush.
The information released so far does confirm that it will have 7 cleaning modes, a color display and a visible pressure sensor.
The iO 10 isn’t going to clean the teeth any better than any other Oral-B electric toothbrush, but what it will do is appeal to some users in ways other brushes do not.
I will update this article as soon as more information becomes available, and I will of course complete a full hands-on review, as soon as is possible.
In the meantime, you may want to have a read or watch of my iO series toothbrush review.
Or you can sign up to be notified by Oral-B themselves.
You may also be interested to know that alongside the iO10, Oral-B have introduced the iO Series 4 and 5 electric toothbrushes, 2 more cost effective models that don’t have a display in the handle.
As always, if you want to stay up to date with our latest advice, see our best electric toothbrush post.
- When will the iO 10 be available?
- Whilst announced at CES 2022, no confirmed shipping date has been given. Although, we have now been told it should launch around September time.
- What will the iO10 with iO Sense cost?
- No retail price has been confirmed as yet. I anticipate a cost of $350-400.
- Does the iO 10 come with a travel case?
- Yes, it comes with a Power2go travel case. This holds the handle and 2 brush heads. It also allows the brush to be charged in the case using the Oral-B proviced charging cable.
- What colors is the iO10 available in?
- Stardust white and cosmic black are the color options.
- What cleaning modes does the iO 10 have?
- It has 7 modes, they are:
- Daily clean
- Super sensitive
- Gum care
- Tongue clean
- It has 7 modes, they are:
- Does the iO 10 have AI?
- Yes, it does.
- How many brush heads come with the iO 10?
- This information is to be confirmed.
- Is the screen of the iO 10 touch sensitive?
- No, it is controlled via the buttons on the handle.
- Does the iO10 have a pressure sensor?
- Yes, it has a visible pressure sensor.
- It is lit green when the correct amount of pressure is applied, red when too much pressure is applied and white when not enough pressure is applied.
19 thoughts on “Oral-B iO Series 10 with iO Sense Technology Announced”
I received a oral b 10 for ChristmasI. Need to know the type brush required to buy for future use.
We have you covered. This Oral-B brush heads article has all the info you need. A whole section on iO brush heads. This video covers it all too.
Man, I waited for September so patiently. It’s dam near November and they have yet to release a date, let alone the actual toothbrush. They need to hurry up!
Hi Brenda. It has launched in Europe, I’ve just completed my review for our visitors from this part of the world. Indications are that the US launch has been pushed back to early 2023, but waiting for more info on this.
Ahh. I see. What is the price point there? I’m assuming it will be about the same here when it eventually arrives. Thanks.
£800 Brenda. That is a £300 premium over the iO9. I hope it isn’t the same when it launches in the USA, but I wouldn’t be surprised.
It isn’t worth more than about $40 over the iO9 in my view.
Great article Jon,
Any update on the release date in the USA.
I have received one email from Oral-B’s marketing team to suggest that the iO10 has been delayed until 2023 as they ‘fine-tune’ and perfect the brush.
But I am trying to confirm this as I am getting information from other sources that it is still on track to arrive in September time.
So as it stands I am afraid I don’t have anything more difinitive.
Since the IO10 seems very similar to the IO9 except for the new IOSense charging base, do you think Oral-b will sell the charging base as an upgrade option to existing IO9?
Hi Patrick. No, I don’t think they will. Or at least I would be very surprised if they did. As I don’t think it will work.
I would love to be proven wrong, but here is why I think this.
Currently, the iO9 communicates with the smartphone via Bluetooth.
As I understand it (yet to go hands-on), the iO10 connects to the new iO Sense charging base via Bluetooth.
The charging stand connects to WiFi within your home and transfers data back to the app, via the cloud.
So where the iO9 and the app have a direct link, it is configured differently with the 10.
Thanks for your thoughts on this idea, Jon. I appreciate your insights!
Aside from IO Sense, it seems like the IO10 doesn’t bring much new to the sink (haha) compared to the IO9, so that’s what made me think that an upgrade option would be a possibility.
As an IO9 owner, the charging base is great, but not $300+ USD great to me.
Of course, not needing my phone in the bathroom will be a huge improvement.
Keep up the great work!
I do agree Patrick. 😀
Do come back soon as I will be reviewing the iO10 as soon as is possible and I will at least see if the option to use the iO9 on the iO10’s charger is even possible.
YouTube channel TechNovelties has done a review of the IO10. In the comments, user “Christopher Rose” ( who says he is a developer of the IOSense software) says that the IOSense *IS* compatible with IO7,8,9.
Here is the quote from his comment:
“Also, its worth noting that the iO Sense will work with i07, 8, and 9 handles as well. But they dont offer the charger on its own right now unfortunately.”
Please test this when you do your review – hopefully we will be able to purchase just the IOSense as an upgrade.
Thanks for following up.
I have just completed my written review for our UK audience. The 10 has launched in the UK/Europe, but not the USA as yet, hence not having published on our US site yet.
You can find my UK iO 10 review here.
And as Christopher Rose comments on that video, it is correct that the other iO handles such as the 6, 7 8 and 9 all work with the iO Sense charger. I can’t confirm 100% compatibility but my testing certainly suggested they worked fine. This comment would suggest my findings were correct.
I don’t see the iO10 as worth buying for existing iO owners. I do hope the iO Sense charger is made available separately at some point.
I purchased Oral-B i0 at my CVS store. Cannot locate replacement brushes in my area. Do you know of any stores that carry replacement brushes?
How do I register my toothbrush?
Hi Dorothy. I can’t advise on specific stores that stock the iO compatible brush heads local to you. However, if you are able to shop online there are quite a few stockists that will deliver.
You can register your toothbrush at https://register.oralb.com/en-US/promo/register
Does it have usb-c charging port in travel case?
We haven’t handled it yet Martin to be able to confirm, but from what we can tell/know, then no, USB-C is not present.
I hope they upgrade the travel case to be like Sonicare, built-in charger and premium feel, black in side, etc…