The Triumph 5000 has now been replaced in the Oral-B range by the Pro 5000. We therefore recommend choosing between the Pro 5000 and the Pro 6000. You can read or watch our comparison of those two brushes here.
Which one would we choose?
If you're looking for a quick answer, our choice would be the Triumph 5000.
For a more thorough explanation, read our detailed review of the Oral B Pro 5000 vs 6000 below or watch the video to see the brushes side by side.
Oral B 5000 vs 6000: Key Differences
- The Pro 6000 is marginally lighter
- The 6000 has Bluetooth technology
- The 6000 has blue illumination rather than green on the 5000
- The main brush chassis has more silver plastic on the 5000 than the 6000.
- The wireless SmartGuide is smaller and more compact with the 6000.
- The Pro 6000’s pressure sensor illuminates green during a cleaning cycle to indicate a quadrant change.
- The 5000 is the cheaper of the two
The Triumph 5000 is the older of the two brushes having been on the market for several years, whilst the Pro 6000 is the newer of the two.
In terms of pricing, the Triumph 5000 is generally the cheaper, at around £30-40 less than the 6000.
Cosmetically there are few differences, but when looking at the two head on, the lower display panel on the 6000 is a smokey/clear plastic rather than silver of the 5000. On this same panel, the ‘SmartGuide’ text has been replaced with a Bluetooth icon.
The sides of the Triumph 5000 are a smooth silver plastic, whereas the newer 6000 has a smooth white plastic.
When in use, both offer illumination of the buttons and battery status icon. The 5000 has a green illumination, whilst the 6000 has a cool blue tone to the light. This is the same when on charge.
Once the battery is low or depleted in either brush, both illuminate red on the battery status icon.
Both offer up to 10 days battery life or 50 minutes of cleaning time based on 2 daily cleans of 2 minutes.
Both brushes use the same Oral-B docking station.
Included with either brush is a wireless SmartGuide. The one included with the 6000 has a smaller, more rounded and improved design over the 5000.
The 6000 does have the Bluetooth technology that the 5000 does not, however whilst a nice idea, in practice for many this integration with an app for logging your cleaning will be impractical and lose its appeal quite quickly.
To compare more Oral B brushes, see our electric toothbrush comparison page.
Both brushes are of a similar size in hand but the Pro 6000 is ever so slightly lighter.
Both measure 20.5cm tall without the brush head and 24cm with the head attached.
Both are approximately 3cm wide and 4.5cm thick.
The Pro 6000 weighs 162g without the head compared to the 167 of the 5000 or 168g and 172g respectively with the brush head attached.
A daily, sensitive, polish, massage and deep clean brushing mode is available on both brushes.
Both brushes do too have a built in pressure sensor that illuminates red when too much pressure is applied to the teeth. When this happens the speed of oscillation of the brush head will reduce until the pressure is in reduced.
One small but handy feature the Pro 6000 has over the 5000 is that this pressure sensor light will flash green during a cleaning cycle when it is time to change quadrants.