You can get decked out in Airpods and an iWatch and carry around an iPhone (and pay a hefty price for all 3!) OR you can wear The Dash! Startup Bragi touts it as the world’s first “hearable” (the original release was way before Apple’s Airpods) and it combines 3 essential features in 1 product: music, fitness tracking, and communication. You can run, dance, swim and talk all without taking them out. Unless you’re syncing or charging, there’s almost no reason to take them out! Better yet, you can use them with any device, Apple or Android!
Listen to streaming music via Bluetooth, or even leave your smartphone behind and use the integrated 4GB music player. Control it with intuitive swipe gestures, tapping or holding your finger on the EarTouch interfaces, or directly from your device.
Track your workouts and collect fitness data with in-ear biometric sensor technology. Receive live feedback of your heart rate, steps and duration while running, and track other stats such as cadence while cycling and breaths while swimming. That’s right, I said SWIMMING! The Dash are even waterproof up to 1m/3ft so you can use them during water sports or any activity that makes you sweat!
The Dash wouldn’t be complete if you couldn’t use it to talk via Bluetooth. A built-in EarBone microphone and two environmental microphones filter out the surrounding noise to make your voice heard more clearly. Passive noise cancellation begins the moment you put The Dash in your ears, but with a swipe of the Left Dash, turn on Audio Transparency to allow ambient sound to enter the earphones, making you more aware of your surroundings.
These aren’t just earphones – Dash is an ever-evolving computer in your ear! It features a built in 32-but ARM Processer in order to make you Dash smarter over time. Firmware updates are released every few months to enhance the performance of your Dash and make it smarter.
Designer: Nikolaj Hviid
( H/T: Yanko Design )