Picked up a Dash Pro from Best Buy yesterday. Here are some initial thoughts:
- Connectivity: I know this was a problem for Dash 1 users, but I didn’t have one so can’t compare. What I will say is that the BT connection seems perfect. I listened for about 3 hours yesterday and even across my apartment and a couple of walls, the music never skipped. I did have an issue with the initial connection. Android said “cannot communicate with The Dash” in BT settings, but that went away after I retried it.
- Fit: I’m not in love with the fit. I tried a couple of the audio tips and they worked “ok”. The right ear seals much better than my left. I also notice the same odd fit in my left ear with regular ear plugs. I think that canal is just an odd shape. I had more of an issue with the sport sleeves. I tried all three sizes and never really felt like it sealed well, neither in the canal nor in the outer ear. This might be a deal breaker for me. I’m seriously considering returning them and getting the Starkey version.
- Features: Pretty awesome. Everything just works. 4D menus are pretty cool and worked really well. The “SneakPeek” feature worked well. Google Now integration worked well. The only issues I have are that iTranslate isn’t on Android yet, and the right bud seems to miss taps occasionally unless I hit it just right. I think I just need to better calibrate my muscle memory for that though.
- Update: I tried to check for updates on the Dash Pro, but get an odd status page on the website:
Special Bragi OS
Thanks for checking the updater!
Your software is special.
The Dash (black)
Special Bragi OS
No public update available.
Please contact Bragi the way you would usually do to request a special update.
I don’t know what a “Special OS” is, but I hope I can get updates in the future.
Any questions, let me know!