Oral-B Pro 680 Review

Oral-B Pro 680 Review

Despite the title of this article, this is not a full and detailed review of the Oral-B Pro 680.

Why?

There is a simple reason for this.

The Pro 680 is technically identical to the Oral-B Pro 600 that I have reviewed here.

Therefore it seems a little unnecessary to write a whole review for the 680 when you can read the review of the Pro 600, and the conclusion for the most part would be the same.

In my Pro 600 review, I actually recommend opting for the Pro 2 2500 instead, and that recommendation remains the same when it comes to the Pro 680.

Our Choice
Oral-B Pro 2 2500 CrossAction Electric Toothbrush Rechargeable Powered by Braun, 1 Handle, 2 Modes Including Gum Care, 1 Toothbrush Head, Travel Case, 2-Pin UK Plug, Colour May Vary
Oral-B Pro 680 Cross Action Black Electric Toothbrush
Oral-B Pro 600 CrossAction Rechargeable Toothbrush
Brush Name
Oral-B Pro 2 2500
Oral-B Pro 680
Oral-B Pro 600
Customer Rating
-
Electric Teeth Rating
5/5
4/5
5/5
Price
£33.99
£46.98
£25.00
Prime
-
Our Choice
Oral-B Pro 2 2500 CrossAction Electric Toothbrush Rechargeable Powered by Braun, 1 Handle, 2 Modes Including Gum Care, 1 Toothbrush Head, Travel Case, 2-Pin UK Plug, Colour May Vary
Brush Name
Oral-B Pro 2 2500
Customer Rating
Electric Teeth Rating
5/5
Price
£33.99
Prime
Oral-B Pro 680 Cross Action Black Electric Toothbrush
Brush Name
Oral-B Pro 680
Customer Rating
-
Electric Teeth Rating
4/5
Price
£46.98
Prime
-
Oral-B Pro 600 CrossAction Rechargeable Toothbrush
Brush Name
Oral-B Pro 600
Customer Rating
Electric Teeth Rating
5/5
Price
£25.00
Prime

A quick summary of the Pro 680

A quick summary though, is that the Pro 680 is technically very good.

It is a slim handled, comfortable to hold brush.  It cleans the teeth well and has the benefit of a built-in timer and rechargeable battery.

Oral-B Pro 680 Review 1

The Pro 600 actually scored a 5/5 rating in its review but the 680 scores just 4/5.

Why the lower score?  Well, this is in part because of what makes the 680 different to the 600.

You see, there are just two relatively small differences between the Pro 600 and the Pro 680.

The Pro 680 comes with a travel case included in the box and the brush handle colour may be black or pink rather than the pale blue of the Pro 600.

Including a travel case makes the 680 more appealing, but generally, the 680 is more expensive as a result.  This extra cost then makes the brush not quite as desirable, when you consider some of the other options.

Oral-B Pro 680 Review 2

But what you probably want to know is whether it is worth buying?

Neither the Pro 600 or 680 are bad toothbrushes, far from it.  You could do a lot worse.

But the bottom line is, I suggest you look at the Oral-B Pro 2 2500.

This is the brush we recommend as the best electric toothbrush once you take into account price and features.

In my opinion, it is an all round better buy.

For what is likely less than £10 more you will get a more powerful cleaning action from the brush head, a built-in pressure sensor to alert you when you are brushing with too much force, an additional slower cleaning mode and double the battery life.  And it will include a travel case as well.

Over the usable life of the brush, the extra money (about £10) is a solid investment if you can afford it.

Oral-B Pro 680 Review 3

The confusing Pro 600 range

If you think the 680 is still the brush for you, then I want to make sure you know all the details.

You see, believe it or not the Pro 600 range is even more confusing than a first glance would suggest.

Oral-B Pro 680 Review 4

You may have already seen elsewhere or will likely come across, even more similar models. In addition to the Pro 600 and the 680, there is also the 650 and the 670!

Yes, 4 different models and guess what, they are all technically identical. It is only the box contents and the colour of the brush handle that differs.

This means all of the brushes have as standard:

  • 3D cleaning action
  • 1 cleaning mode (8,800 oscillations and 20,000 pulsations)
  • 2 minute timer
  • 30 second quad pacer
  • Built in NiMH rechargeable battery with 7 days battery life
  • Batter charge light
  • Rubber grip down the front of the brush handle
  • Single on/off power button
  • Interchangeable brush heads
  • 2 year warranty

So what do you get with each model?

Pro 600

Read our Oral-B Pro 600 Review

The box contents of the Pro 600 is as follows:

  • 1 x Oral-B Pro 600 brush handle (pale blue rubber grip)
  • 1 x Brush head
  • 1 x Charging station
  • Documentation

The 600 then comes in 5 different variants:

  • Pro 600 CrossAction – This is the Pro 600 with CrossAction brush head
  • Pro 600 Sensi UltraThin – This is the Pro 600 with Sensi UltraThin brush head
  • Pro 600 3D White – This is the Pro 600 with 3D White brush head
  • Pro 600 DeepClean – This is the Pro 600 with FlossAction brush head
  • Pro 600 Pink Edition – This is the Pro 600 with CrossAction brush head and a pink rubber grip
Oral-B Pro 680 Review 5

Pro 650

Read our Oral-B Pro 650 Review

The box contents of the Pro 650 is as follows:

  • 1 x Oral-B Pro 650 brush handle
  • 1 x Brush head
  • 1 x Charging station
  • 1 x Tube of toothpaste
  • Documentation

The 650 comes in 2 different variants:

  • Pro 650 Black CrossAction – This is the Pro 650 with CrossAction brush head, black rubber grip and a tube of Oral-B Pro-Expert toothpaste
  • Pro 650 Pink 3D White – This is the Pro 650 with 3D White brush head, pink rubber grip and a tube of Oral-B 3D White Luxe toothpaste

In years gone by, a travel case was provided instead of the toothpaste, but in most cases, it is now supplied with only toothpaste.

Oral-B Pro 680 Review 6

Pro 670

Read our Oral-B Pro 670 Review

The box contents of the Pro 670 is as follows:

  • 1 x Oral-B Pro 670 brush handle (pale blue rubber grip)
  • 2 x Brush heads
  • 1 x Charging station
  • 1 x Brush head stand
  • Documentation

The 670 comes in 3 different variants:

  • Pro 670 CrossAction – 2 x CrossAction brush heads included – This is the most common model
  • Pro 670 Clean & White – 2 x 3D White brush heads included
  • Pro 670 TriZone – 2 x TriZone brush heads included
Oral-B Pro 680 Review 7

Pro 680

The box contents of the Pro 680 is as follows:

  • 1 x Oral-B Pro 680 brush handle
  • 1 x Brush head
  • 1 x Charging station
  • 1 x Travel case
  • Documentation

The 680 comes in 2 different variants:

  • Pro 680 Black CrossAction – This is the Pro 680 with CrossAction brush head and black rubber grip
  • Pro 680 Pink 3D White – This is the Pro 680 with 3D White brush head and pink rubber grip
Oral-B Pro 680 Review 8

This then should explain all the differences between the models.

Very confusing isn’t it!

If you have any further questions, leave them below and I will happily answer them as best as I can for you.

Our Choice
Oral-B Pro 2 2500 CrossAction Electric Toothbrush Rechargeable Powered by Braun, 1 Handle, 2 Modes Including Gum Care, 1 Toothbrush Head, Travel Case, 2-Pin UK Plug, Colour May Vary
Oral-B Pro 680 Cross Action Black Electric Toothbrush
Oral-B Pro 600 CrossAction Rechargeable Toothbrush
Brush Name
Oral-B Pro 2 2500
Oral-B Pro 680
Oral-B Pro 600
Customer Rating
-
Electric Teeth Rating
5/5
4/5
5/5
Price
£33.99
£46.98
£25.00
Prime
-
Our Choice
Oral-B Pro 2 2500 CrossAction Electric Toothbrush Rechargeable Powered by Braun, 1 Handle, 2 Modes Including Gum Care, 1 Toothbrush Head, Travel Case, 2-Pin UK Plug, Colour May Vary
Brush Name
Oral-B Pro 2 2500
Customer Rating
Electric Teeth Rating
5/5
Price
£33.99
Prime
Oral-B Pro 680 Cross Action Black Electric Toothbrush
Brush Name
Oral-B Pro 680
Customer Rating
-
Electric Teeth Rating
4/5
Price
£46.98
Prime
-
Oral-B Pro 600 CrossAction Rechargeable Toothbrush
Brush Name
Oral-B Pro 600
Customer Rating
Electric Teeth Rating
5/5
Price
£25.00
Prime

Electric Teeth Rating

Oral-B Pro 680 Review 9
Summary
Review Date
Reviewed Item
Oral-B Pro 680
Author Rating
41star1star1star1stargray

About Jon Love

Jon is a leading voice on electric toothbrushes and has been quoted by mainstream media publications for his opinions and expertise.

Having handled & tested hundreds of products there really is very little he does not know about them.

Passionate about business and helping others, Jon has been involved in various online enterprises since the early 2000s.

After spending 12 years in consumer technology, it was in 2014 that he focused his attention on dental health, having experienced first-hand the challenge of choosing a new toothbrush.

Read More

Leave a comment or question

2 thoughts on “Oral-B Pro 680 Review”

Leave a comment