Hi, Just got my Dash a few weeks ago and there are things I love and things I hate. Hopefully someone can give me some tips…
I am finally untethered both wired and wireless. This is more significant tan most may consider initially. I have had true wireless earbuds (Amazon $40) before. These were great, but they required my bluetooth MP3 player. Charging both all of the time …plugging in, etc. Now I no longer carry my mp3 player. Charging is ultra simple now…simply replace the buds into their protective case. I love the specs too. Transparency is good but needs more “external” gain. Perhaps advanced settings in the app would allow tweaking?
Not So Good
Perhaps my biggest disappointment is the activity tracking. This is not meant for any gym-goer. Autosensing assumes I am swimming when I am doing abs, running when I am on the stair climber. It goes crazy if I do burpees. I was hoping that the fit tracker (at least the HR monitor) could provide me stats on my HR when doing HIIT workouts. Also it seems any activity (bike, run, swim) only provides you an average HR over the activity period. Cadence when biking on a stationary bike is almost always wrong (200, 45, etc.). So is HR.
The KUI interface is a cool concept but not for exercising. Perhaps if you are just walking about listening to tunes but if you are doing anything intense, it picks up your motions as commands. This also goes for the Shortcut. While running (perhaps I am heavy on my feet) it kept pausing my music as if I had tapped my cheek twice.
I would love to see true activity tracking that manually captures the HR data so zone training is possible. A “coach” that allowed you maintain HR zones either constantly or periodically would be awesome.
Unfortunately no other apps can connect to the HR for the Dash, so I am wishing for more. If anyone has any activity/coach suggestions please let me know. I know the data is there in the Dash…I just want to be able to use it.