Munich-based BRAGI is starting a crowdfunding campaign for THE DASH, the world´s first smart wireless headphones. BRAGI introduces a beautiful marriage of design, audio, wearable tech, biometrics and telephony functionality, all in one product.
Now, athletes, music lovers and design enthusiasts can pre-order the world´s first smart headphones starting at 179$ on Kickstarter.
As the world´s first smart and completely wireless headphones it offers multiple unique features:
THE DASH can play music from an embedded 4GB/1000 song music player or through a Bluetooth connection with a smartphone.
THE DASH tracks movements like pace, steps, cadence and distance and measures heart rate, oxygen saturation and energy spent. Real time acoustic feedback is also provided - even without an attached smartphone.
THE DASH also works as a Bluetooth headset and delivers clear voice quality through an embedded ear bone microphone. 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 simple swipe on the surface enables or disables ambient sound to pass through.
An iOS App and Android App for THE DASH will be available at product launch for free. Developers can order a software development kit to get open access to processed and unprocessed data feeds.
THE DASH was created by Danish entrepreneur Nikolaj Hviid, former Head of Design at a global leading audio company. The international team at BRAGI holds more than 90 patents and has won more than 100 design awards.
Lightweight, Shock Resistant and water resistant to 1 m
Lost Device Tracking function
Smartphone sensors and GPS data provide additional functions
if your phone is with you
iOS App (later Android) controls audio, sensor and tracking settings as well as a
Lost Device Tracker
Type: In-Ear Style, double barrier passive noise isolation
Response bandwidth 20-20000 Hz
Impedance 16 Ohm
Output 10 mW RMS (with level limit)
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Audio format: 16 bit stereo
Custom Bragi Ear Bone MEMS microphone
Ambient microphone: MEMS omnidirectional, Sensitivity -43 dB +3/-3 dB (1 KHz, 0 dB = 1 V/Pa)
Dual Mode Bluetooth 4.0
Audio compatibility with classic Bluetooth devices (A2DP profile, CSR aptX® audio codec)
Full compatibility with Apple: iPhone® >= 4S, iPod® Touch 5th generation and later, iPad® 3rd generation
Full compatibility with: Android: any device with Bluetooth LE hardware running
under Android version 4.3 Jelly Bean (API Level 18) or later
True Wireless Audio
CSR aptX® audio codec
Up to six paired devices (One at a time)
Bluetooth sound overrules embedded playback
Embedded music player: 4GB data storage. MP3, AAC (No DRM)
General: Volume, audio transparency, pair devices
Music controls: Play, pause, next, back
Only embedded playback: Shuffle, select playlist
Communication controls: Answer, end, reject, hold
Tracking controls: Start/stop, 3 upon demand feedback macros,
forced feedback on minimum, maximum and time goals
Sync music via USB 2.0 and sensor data via USB and Bluetooth
Play & track time 3 hours
Play time 4 hours
Standby time 250 hours
Charging time less than 1 hour
Charging: USB (power plug not included), DC 5V 200mA
Type: 100 mAh Lithium Polymer
Compatibility (needs Bluetooth LE for full functionality)
iPhone® 4S, 5, 5C, 5S
iPad® (3rd generation and later)
Android phones with Bluetooth 4.0 LE support (See detailed description »Bluetooth« above)
Limited support for Windows Phone and Blackberry
FOR AUDIO SUPPORT: Any Bluetooth A2DP or aptX® compatible device
1 year limited warranty
Video Introduction and commercial:
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