SMART Board M685 Interactive Whiteboard

SMARTBoard M685 Interactive Whiteboard

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Last Updated on May 1, 2024 by Daniel Osakwe

SMARTBoard M685 Interactive Whiteboard Review


  • Easy to use
  • Has the capacity to display various types of documents
  • Can connect to PC


  • Pricey

The SMARTBoard M685 Interactive Whiteboard from SMART Technologies is an affordable, PC-based classroom interactive whiteboard that has the capability to display documents, PowerPoint slides, webpages, and e-books.

The SMARTBoard M685 is ideal for school classrooms, small and medium-sized businesses, as well as larger organizations that want to upgrade from their traditional dry-erase whiteboard.

As you can see from our description below, the SMART Board M685 is a very user-friendly device that is ideal for classroom teaching, presentations, and even collaboration.

With the SMARTBoard M685, you can connect to your PC via the provided USB cable, and use the software to view documents, presentations, and even web pages.

If you have a Mac, you can also connect to the SMARTBoard M685 with Apple’s AirPlay technology, and share content from your iPad, iPhone, or Mac.

The SMART Board M685 comes with a 6″ WXGA LED touchscreen display that supports a 1024 x 768 resolution. The SMART Board M685 also has a built-in projector, which can be used in conjunction with the SMARTBoard M685 to display presentations, documents, or anything else that you wish to display on the SMART Board M685.

Features of the SMARTBoard M685 Interactive Whiteboard

SMARTBoard M685 Interactive Whiteboard review

  • Dual-Touch: For student-student or teacher-student collaboration, two users can interact with digital content at the same time.
  • DViT Technology: Display performance that is accurate and intuitive thanks to optical technology.
  • The bezel is white; it matches the aesthetics of SMART’s new education product line.
  • Pen Tray with Intelligence:  Two pens in an intelligent pen tray.
    Recognition of gestures: Recognition of gestures for natural functioning (zoom, rotate, flick, etc.)
  • A one-year membership to the SMART Learning Suite is included with this SMART Technologies product: SMART Notebook® software, SMART LabTM, SMART amp software, and SMART Response® 2 are all included in this package. When your subscription expires, you can still use SMART Notebook, but you’ll only be able to browse pre-made lessons in “read-only mode.” You can still utilize the lessons you’ve produced, but you won’t be able to change or create new ones.

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SMARTBoard M685 Interactive Whiteboard: Specifications

Screen Size 221 cm (87″) Diagonal
Aspect Ratio 16:10
Weight 23.1 kg (51 lb.)
Shipping dimensions 208.3 cm W × 134.6 cm H × 11.4 cm D
(82″ × 53″ × 4 1/2″)
Shipping weight 31.3 kg (69 lb.)
Storage -20°C to 50°C (-4°F to 122°F)
Operation 5°C to 35°C (41°F to 95°F) with up to 80% humidity, non-condensing
Digitizing technology Four-camera DViT
Frame finish White and light gray (approximates PANTONE® Cool Gray 4C)
Power requirements 1.8 m (6′) power cable. Power consumption is less than 7 W (100V to 240V AC, 50/60 Hz, 5V DC 2.0A).
Computer connection Includes a 5m (16′) USB 2.0 cable to connect to the room computer. Your SMART Board M680 interactive whiteboard supports one computer connection on a primary display only.

Reviews form customers 

Our K-12 school district’s teaching methods have been completely transformed because of this touch-enabled widescreen interactive whiteboard. We put 50 of these devices eight months ago and had great success. This whiteboard is simple to set up and use, and it responds well to both fingertips and pens. The 87-inch screen is extremely sturdy, sleek, and glare-free, making it an excellent choice for a classroom setting.

In addition, the software is rather good. The images are bright, clean, and clear, and the freestyle multiuser interaction only adds to the awesomeness! In the classroom, pupils appear to be more attentive and love the new learning methods that allow teachers to construct an exciting classroom session. –Mark from England

I had no experience with interactive whiteboards until a friend recommended the Smartboard SB-M685 Interactive Whiteboard to me. Its Smart Ink technology significantly improves handwriting clarity. –Yahaya from Ghana


The SBM685 has a touch resolution of around 4000 x 4000 pixels. The SMARTBoard M685 has a huge touch-enabled surface that makes delivering interactive lessons a breeze. You can use a variety of media, such as huge, colorful visuals to engage your students physically in the lesson by allowing them to move letters, numbers, words, and photos around the screen with their fingertips. This excites the kids about the subject and keeps them interested and entertained throughout!