Earphones are pretty much the tool of choice to listen to music in the modern day. But the wires and other problems can be something of a drag. Much easier to go wireless… although that’s easier said than done. But The Dash might have just pulled it off.
The Dash offers, just in terms of music, a lot of useful ideas. First of all, they’re Bluetooth earphones, so you can simply sync them up to your phone and go. But you can also put 1000 songs on the built-in music player, thus giving yourself a more stable listening experience if you’re not sure your phone is up to the task. And that’s not all the Dash can do.
The Dash is also built to track pretty much everything about your workout. Pace, steps, cadence, distance, heart rate, oxygen saturation, all of it is measured and stored, and you won’t need to use a band or anything else getting in your way in order to get a sense of how your workout is progressing. And, of course, you can even use it as your Bluetooth headset; it comes with an ear-bone microphone that allows you to communicate without having to worry about putting a cable close enough to your mouth.
Although it may not offer the precision fit of a set of earphones like the Decibullz, this does at least come with three different sleeves that will allow you to pick the fit that’s right for your ears: Silicon sleeves come in small, medium, and large to ensure that your wireless earbuds don’t fall right out of your head. If you’re a hardcore jogger, or just somebody who wants to listen to music without having to worry about flipping through an app, the Dash seems perfectly designed for you. You can pick up a pair for $180 on Kickstarter.
Dan Seitz is an obsessive nerd living in New England. He lives in the Boston area with a fiancee, a dog, a cat, and far too many objects with processors.