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Dash Express

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Gear Patrol
31 May 2008
  • Excerpt: It’s Dash Driver network selects your route based on up-to-the-minute traffic data that is automatically and anonymously exchanged via the most reliable source&emdash;other Dash devices.t will find virtually anything using Yahoo! Local search to find unlimited points of interest&emdash;people, places, products and services&emdash;based on your specific needs.
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Overall 7

Dash Express

PC Magazine
28 May 2008
  • Conclusion: The Dash Express is the first consumer GPS that incorporates cellular technology to keep connected to the Web. Impressive features such as Yahoo! LiveSearch, over-the-air software and map updates, and community-based live traffic information provide a glimpse of the future of GPS. But for now, you can get a more full-featured device for less money.
  • Pros: Built-in GPRS technology. Live traffic updates from other Dash users and third-party providers. Yahoo! LiveSearch. No need to connect to a PC for software and map updates.
  • Cons: Bulky and heavy. Lacks multisegment routing. Can't specify routes to avoid.
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Review: Dash Express GPS

25 May 2008
  • Excerpt: Last year I reviewed the Vudu set-top movies box and noted how it changed the way I watched movies. Instead of having any preconceived idea about what I wanted to watch, I would just plop down in front of the TV and find something with the Vudu. Taking that as a segue, the Dash Express has changed the way I commute.
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GPS Tracklog
6 May 2008
  • Excerpt: I’ve had the Dash Express for over a month now and have been enjoying testing it out. The Dash is a revolutionary new type of GPS navigation device that brings Internet search to your car along with crowdsourced live traffic. The cellular connection built in to every Dash unit sends anonymous location data to Dash servers. This data is then translated to traffic flow speeds that are updated on all Dash units every 15 minutes.
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Overall 8

Dash Express Review

LAPTOP Magazine
26 March 2008
  • Summary: While the Dash Express' 3D navigation experience needs to be improved, the ability to send out updates to connected Dash units means that users should get software improvements regularly and not have to update hardware anytime soon. The Dash's traffic data is a major improvement over current GPS devices. Not only will it earn an army of admirers who are sick of traffic jams, but it will change the navigation industry for good.
  • Pros: Live traffic data brought to car through GPRS connection, Can conduct live Yahoo searches, Software improvements sent to device wirelessly, Provides current information about gas prices and movie times, Always connected via one of three antennas (GPRS, GPS, and Wi-Fi)
  • Cons: 3D interface shows multi-lane roads as single lanes, Slow to toggle between 2D and 3D views, Color choice for 3D view is difficult to follow, No multimedia features or Bluetooth
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Expert Review

1 July 2008
  • Excerpt: Il Dash Express è un navigatore satellitare presentato al CES 2008 da un produttore non molto noto in Italia. Si tratterà del primo GPS consumer basato sulla nuova piattaforma OpenMoko, ossia il sistema operativo basato su Linux per i dispositivi portatili. Le uniche specifiche tecniche disponibili includono uno schermo da 4,3 pollici di diagonale con una risoluzione di 480x272 pixel, una batteria ricaricabile al litio con un’autonomia di 2 ore, la connettività Wi-Fi.
  • Cons: Batteria di breve durata
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