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.
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,