Shut your ears to those painful sounds of grinding, trilling, tooting, howling, screeching, booming, crashing, whistling…and listen to pure music that pampers your senses. Sounds impossible, right?
With Bragi’s revolutionary new earphones, you can actually turn deaf ears to every other noise and enjoy your favourite songs. Dash is the latest innovation from Bragi. The earphones are touted as the world’s first wireless smart earphones. The Dash earphones have multiple benefits; they work on three different levels: you Listen, you Track, and you Communicate. Let’s explore this wonderful product with a dash of details.
The Dash: The Only Wireless Headphone to Track, Listen and Communicate
Dash boasts an internal music player that allows users to enjoy music when the smartphone is not connected with the earphones. It is quite surprising for many users that such tiny pieces can store 1000 songs or music data of 4GB. If your playlist has more than 1000 songs, you can stream music from your smartphone. Dash earphones let you enjoy your custom playlist; you can connect the earphones with your Mac or Windows PC and transfer your music library to Dash. Moreover, you can stream music from your smartphone or listen to songs stored in the earphones.
To select your playlist, HOLD the Right Dash to enter the Playlist Menu. Then, switch back and forth between available playlists with the DOUBLE tap or TRIPLE tap. Now you can tap to select your choice of playlist. Playback will automatically resume from the previous session. If you want to exit the Playlist Menu, simply HOLD or wait until the Dash automatically exits.
For fitness freaks, Dash provides you a facility to track your steps, heartbeats and duration. Connect your favourite app with Dash and you can ‘keep an ear on your fitness sessions’. Dash’s activity tracker can give you live activity feedback of your current performance. To check live feedback, start running activity on the Left Dash; when the tracker becomes active, double tap the Left Dash to get live feedback. The Dash will present a feedback on duration, heart rate, and the number of steps you have run or walk. Once you stop the activity on Dash, it will give you feedback automatically.
Dash enables you to communicate with the world smoothly. The high-quality Bluetooth Headset gives you clear voice quality with the help of Bragi’s patented ear bone microphone. The ear bone microphone stops the back-ground noise as it converts vibrations of the vocal folds through the bone and tissues of the head into electrical signals. The earphone has extraordinary passive noise isolation system; use the revolutionary Audio Transparency feature of Bragi and you can channel ambient sound into the device.
Touch to Control
Dash doesn’t have any buttons to control; you can operate the earphones with touch and tap. Both, left and right earphones have been assigned different tasks. Left Dash earphone helps you track your performance. You can select a workout, start/stop the workout and check current body vitals and performance by tapping left earphone. While right earphone control audio; users can select a Playlist, adjust volume, set Audio Transparency, Play/Pause/Take calls etc.
Does one size fit all?
Bragi has done extensive research on the shape and size of hundreds of ears. Post the research, the brand has developed three different shapes that would provide comfort and three-point secure fit for a broad range of ears. Silicone sleeves of the Dash would match three sizes – Small, Medium, and Large. The package will include sleeves in these three sizes. Each Dash earphone boasts ergonomic design and weighs less than 13.8 grams.
Download Bragi app on your smartphone and connect your phone to see the features of Dash. Its Quick Start Guide will help you explore features and specifications of Dash earphones. The app will also teach you how you can insert earphones in a perfect position. On the app, you can also check your heart rate while you are running, view your activity with the Dash on app. Finally, create your Bragi profile and get detailed user manual of Dash earphones.
Technical Specifications of the Dash
- Truly Wireless Smart Earphones.
- Light weight.
- Water proof up to 1 meter.
- Bragi App for iOS, Android and Windows 10 Mobile.
- Left and Right high-quality balanced armature speakers.
- Microphones: Digital MEMS microphones with custom mechanical tuning, external auditory microphone and ear bone microphone
- Passive bilateral noise isolation.
- Audio transparency feature allowing access to the ambient environmental sound.
- 32-bit ARM Processor.
- Digital Signal Processor.
- 4GB Flash Storage*
- Battery: 100mAh.
- LED Light System: multicolor.
- High-resolution optical touch sensor.
- 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, 3-axis magnetometer
- Real-time voice feedback.
- Heart rate.
- Additional tracking features available soon.
- Embedded music player:
- 4GB data storage*
- MP3, AAC (No DRM)
- Transfer music files via USB
- Streaming music:
- A2DP profile, AAC and SBC audio codec.
- Supports any Bluetooth A2DP compatible device.
- General: Volume, audio transparency, pair devices.
- Music controls: Play, pause, next track, previous track.
- Using embedded playback: Select one of four available playlists, fast-forward, rewind.
- Communication controls: Answer, end, reject.
- Tracking controls: Start/stop, activity feedback.
Bluetooth and Compatibility
- Dual mode Bluetooth 4.0
- Audio compatible with classic Bluetooth devices
- Bluetooth LE
Bluetooth LE: Devices require BLE compatibility for full functionality:
- Apple iPhone® 4S, 5, 5C, 5S, 6, 6 Plus, iPad® (3rd generation and later), iPod® Touch 5th generation and above.
- Android: devices with Bluetooth LE hardware running Android version 4.3 Jelly Bean (API Level 18).
- Limited support for Windows 10 Mobile.
- High Quality Silicone Sleeves (Left and Right):
- Extra Small.
- Play and track time: Approximately 3 hours.
- Play time: Approximately 4 hours.
- Standby time: 250 hours.
- Charging time: less than 2 hours.
- 100mAh Lithium-polymer battery.
The Charging Case:-
- Charging: USB charger and USB cable with micro USB connector.
- 2200mAh battery within the charger provides up to 5 full charges of The Dash.
- MagSnap: magnetic easy fitting assembly for The Dash
- 1 year limited warranty
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Price: $349.99 [while writing on Amazon.com]
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1 thought on “The Dash: World’s First Wireless Smart Earphones From Bragi”
They really couldn’t fit bluetooth 4.1 in there for that extra power saving? Would’ve helped that abysmal battery life. No AptX codec support either huh? Still quite the neat idea. Lot of functionality in a small pair of buds.