Music is a part of everyone’s life. It brings joy, excitement and motivation. However it is not always a pleasure listening to music with headphones. Cables tangle and pull at the headphones and ultimately break. In addition, accessing online content from a smartphone is awesome but needing to carry a smartphone all the time can be a real pain.
The Dash consists of a pair of discrete and completely wireless stereo earphones.They will playback music through a Bluetooth connection or use the embedded 4GB/1000 song music player. Everything about the design is focused on delivering freedom of movement, incredible sound and comfort. The Dash is awesome for sports and great for everything else.
The Dash offers exact Heart Rate Data that can be used by most Fitness Apps on the App Store. The Dash offers the most accurate body data of all currently available fitness trackers. The abilities of The Dash will expand vastly in the future. Due to its open System, App developers can create incredible applications to use with the dash.
The Dash works in sympathy with the wearer. Movements like pace, steps, cadence and distance are tracked. Heart rate, oxygen saturation and energy spent are measured, all the while real time acoustic feedback is provided. It even works without an attached smartphone.
Even though The Dash provides impressive noise isolation, the wearer can choose to channel ambient sound into the headphone with the transparent audio feature. A swipe on the touch surface of The Dash will enable or disable ambient sound to pass through.
Awesome if you want to hear what is going on around you. And great for your safety too. We call it Audio Transparency.
While active noise cancellation is only good at reducing continuous reoccurring sound, noise isolation reduces all sounds. Active noise cancellation is good at reducing noise from the air-con and airplanes. Noise Isolation reduces noise from screaming kids, dogs barking, wife/husband yelling, airplanes, speeding cars, drunken sailors, neighbors playing basketball. Just about everything. Best thing is, that great noise isolation has increased battery time versus active noise cancellation.
Safety and the ability to communicate with others are important. In addition to being earphones, the Dash will double as a Bluetooth Headset delivering clear voice quality through the embedded ear bone microphone. The ear bone microphone is not sensitive to background noise, since it picks up mechanical vibration generated by your voice from the ear bone.
Even though The Dash provides impressive noise isolation, the wearer can choose to channel ambient sound into the headphone with the transparent audio feature. A swipe on the capacitive touch surface of The Dash will enable or disable ambient sound to pass through.
The Dash measures body vitals non-invasively. Two tiny LEDs emit low intensity red and infrared light into the capillaries in the ear. The optical reflection of the emitted light reveal the relative amount of red and white blood cells more than 50 times every second. A precise heart rate and oxygen saturation level is calculated with the data.
Measuring body temperature is necessary to understand the effect of environmental conditions on the body. The body is usually very effective in maintaining core body temperature in a narrow and safe range. During exercise, particularly in extreme conditions, the temperature may push the boundaries of this range.
The Dash records your voice through the ear bone. Ambient noise is significantly reduced, and maintains sound clarity even in very noisy environments.
The Dash has an ambient microphone in the left and right ear phone. It records, when needed, a wide frequency range, from engine noise to birds singing. The ambient microphone is used to create the transparent audio feature.
The Dash features stereo accelerometers that measures movements and G-Forces. The data is used to calculate pace and distance while running, cadence while biking or the number of laps in the pool.
The interface to The Dash is a touch sensitive surface much like a trackpad. It registers taps, horizontal and vertical slides. The Dash is easy to use, even when running or cycling.
The Dash features a music player. It has 4GB of storage (equivalent to 1000 songs), 4 playlists and shuffle function keep you entertained. The Dash supports mp3 and AAC formats (without DRM protection). The flash storage is used to store your measured body data and tracked movements. Music can be uploaded through a USB 2.0 connection.
No Cables attached! The Dash uses the latest Bluetooth 4.0 technology to connect to your phone and sounds awesome since it supports the CSR aptX® audio codec for high quality audio.
To ensure a smooth user experience, we have built a low power 32 bit ARM processor into each Dash. The ARM processor is used to compute the incoming sensor data and turn that into an audio feedback.
The DSP is the machine room of anything that has to do with audio. The DSP improves the audio quality, mixes audio signals together and removes unwanted sound artefacts.
The analog to digital converter (ADC) is used to translate analog information into digital information the ARM processor understands. More bits enables us to have a higher resolution of the incoming signal, and thus better measurements. The ADC is connected to the optical sensor and enables the pulse and oxygen saturation readings.
The Dash rechargable cell battery has an outstanding performance. 100 mAh in a incredibly small package. The battery features 6 patented innovations and has 0% lead, 0% mercury and 0% cadmium. In combination with the ultra low power hardware and software, The Dash will provide more than 3 hours of music playback. Charging time is less than 1 hour.
The LED lightring does not only make The Dash look cool. It shows you when the headhones are charged, are pairing or helps you find them when you lost them in the dark.