The Dash is world’s first Hearable: a wireless smart earphone that combines 3 essential features in 1 product: Listen to music, track your fitness activities, and communicate with others. New features and functionality will improve over time through software upgrades available from Bragi.
The Bragi KUI (Kinetic User Interface) is a technology that enables features such as MyControl, which is customizable gestures that allow you to answer a phone call with a nod, for example. MyTap enables control by tapping your cheek by your ear.
Listen to music by streaming audio via Bluetooth, or leave your smartphone behind and use the integrated 4GB music player. You can control The Dash by either using swipe gestures, tapping or holding your finger on the EarTouch interfaces, or directly from your Bluetooth 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. Gain insights on the go. The Dash are even waterproof up to 1m/3ft., so you can use them during water sports, or any activity indoors or outdoors.
The Dash is also a Bluetooth communication device. 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.
The Dash offers approximately 3 hours of battery life (approximately 4 hours when using the internal player), and you can recharge from The Charger up to 5 times on the go.
Find the PerfectFit for your ears with our FitSleeves. The PerfectFit ensures a secure and comfortable earphone experience; whether swimming, running, jumping or dancing, The Dash stays in your ears.
The Dash is a computer in your ear, with a built in 32-but ARM Processer in order to make you Dash smarter over time. In order to make sure your Dash is fully functional, as soon as you open the package, connect The Dash to your computer and check for firmware updates. Firmware updates will be released every few months to enhance the performance of your Dash and make it smarter. Explore and learn all the functions of The Dash and if you need help, please reach out to our customer support team for help via our website.
Bilateral balanced armature speakers 4GB* integrated music player Listen to music without any other device, or stream crystal clear audio from your smartphone, tablet or computer. Data Elements ▪ 4GB* Storage ▪ 1000 Songs ▪ No Wires *3.5 GB available for usage.
Track activities and receive live feedback, keep an ear on your performance while running, swimming or cycling. Heart rate Steps Duration Watch for updates as we implement even more sensory feedback features on The Dash The Dash supports Bluetooth Smart.
Answer calls with a single tap. Two ear bone microphones, two environmental microphones filter your voice, even in busy surroundings. With Audio Transparency, listen to the world around you or swipe to mute it. Passive noise cancellation.
The Bragi App is a smart expansion of The Dash. Connect and set up The Dash with the Quick start Guide. Check live activity values such as heart rate, steps and duration. Customize your sound settings, adjust volume or control audio transparency remotely. Set up your Bragi profile. Get in touch with Bragi directly through the app. Access The Dash User Manual.
Power through your day! Recharge on the go up to 5 times with 3 hours playback per charge. The Dash’s rechargeable lithium polymer battery has outstanding performance, packing 100 mAh into an incredibly small package, with no lead, no mercury and no cadmium!
The Dash adapts to your ears for a PerfectFit! Bragi has created a design that securely stays in your ears, even in extreme situations and strenuous activities. The Dash goes beyond merely providing a comfortable fit! Bragi utilized three-dimensional scans of hundreds of ears. Many different organic shapes were tested. Finally, four shapes were developed, that provide the comfort of the PerfectFit. Nano-coated silicone sleeves in four sizes (XS/S/M/L) are included in The Dash package.
Describe your product in 3 words.
Wireless Smart Earphones
How did you come up with the idea for this product?
I was inspired by a conversation with my sister, who died from multiple sclerosis in 2013. She was diagnosed when she was 20, and her condition quickly worsened. She was soon in a wheelchair. Even though she felt utterly terrible, she was a happy person. I asked her why, and she said, “I know that, every day I live, the next day is going to be worse than today, so today is officially the best day of my life. And you know what Nikolaj? It is the same for you. But your perspective is slightly longer than mine.” Since then, I have been thinking about how to help everyone get the best out of that single day. My answer to this was to create a human technological interface that would be acting as an intimate personal assistant. This interface would give you the information you need when you need it, just like a kind, helpful human being. Our challenge was to avoid creating a serial interface that makes you block out everything else in the world. If you want to help people while they are doing something, you have to have a discreet interface that doesn’t take their attention away from what they are doing. Hearing, as opposed to sight is a parallel interface; a person hears everything at the same time. Because of this, I chose the ear over the eye as the sensory interface center point. It is here that a discreet personal assistant can unobtrusively help you and make you better through your sensory audio perception. This is my intention for The Dash.
What makes your product special?
The Dash is the world’s first truly wireless smart earphones. They give the wearer total freedom of movement and a whole new listening experience. Bragi has developed a unique OS running on the The Dash, making them essentially an expandable platform for future applications. The Dash are waterproof to one meter, so you can go swimming with them. They have gesture and touch controls to interface with the built in 4GB* music player as well as the on-board activity tracker featuring real time vocal assistant feedback. *3.5 GB available for usage.
What has been the best part of your startup experience?
From day one, we received amazing support from the thousands of people who believe as much as we do in the ideas behind Bragi and The Dash. This gave us the power to move forward, even in challenging times. Now, we have created a device that enables people to do better. The Dash is a hearable device unlike any other. Bringing The Dash to life and having the opportunity to share it with the world is an incredibly intense and beautiful experience.