Manufacturer: Dash Navigation, Inc Part number: 99-1000-001
- Bottom Line:
- The two-way connectivity of the Dash Express portable navigation system offers powerful search and traffic capabilities to drivers and increases the value of GPS to the next level, but the system needs some refinements before we're willing to invest in it.
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CNET editors' review
price range: $73.49
- Reviewed by: Bonnie Cha
- Reviewed on: 03/27/2008
- Released on: 03/27/2008
The good: The Dash Express portable navigation system offers Internet connectivity via Wi-Fi or cellular network and allows for live searches, real-time traffic updates, and more. There's also a Send2Car feature for easy trip planning and text-to-speech functionality.
The bad: The Dash's tracking capabilities were off the mark. At this time, there's no capability to connect a Bluetooth-enabled cell phone or use the Express as a hands-free speaker system. The unit is also fairly bulky.
The bottom line: The two-way connectivity of the Dash Express portable navigation system offers powerful search and traffic capabilities to drivers and increases the value of GPS to the next level, but the system needs some refinements before we're willing to invest in it.
Very good Unit
by beleighow on July 23, 2008
Pros: Time saver - Great Unit - Saves me time every day
Cons: None that I can see- since the update a week ago all my complants have been removed
Summary: If you are looking for a good GPS unit that will get you from A-B while not getting you tied up in traffic this is the one.... The live Traffic ...
Summary: If you are looking for a good GPS unit that will get you from A-B while not getting you tied up in traffic this is the one.... The live Traffic is a great option.
Poorly design and engineered product
by tony_sj_bayarea on May 1, 2008
Pros: None I can think of
Cons: Heavy, poor software performance, poor communication subsystems
Summary: These over the top ratings for this device seem to be engineered from the insiders of the company and some of the friendly beta users who were encouraged to write ...
Summary: These over the top ratings for this device seem to be engineered from the insiders of the company and some of the friendly beta users who were encouraged to write these reviews.
I tend to agree with some of the comments on the Amazon board regarding the “All Star” rating about this product:
There ratings must be inside jobs with employees, or people connected to the firm running around with this device and posting over the comments.
My experience with this product can summarize in one sentence: “This is total junk”
The GPRS connection is spotty and map update is slow and completely below standard in comparison to some of the high-end Nav devices. The WiFi connection is a complete disaster with connection dropping with different wireless access points and security methods can not be setup properly and probably have not been tested correctly. Overall do not waist your money on this garbage. I do not see how this company can survive with this product design… The price of GPS devices are coming down and you can get well engineered systems for below $200. Why should you pay $400 for something that does not work properly??
The Latest & Greatest in Traffic aware PND
by markn455 on April 19, 2008
Pros: Real Time Connected Traffic Information
Cons: Missing some features of a mature PND
Summary: Excellent 'first edition' of this leading edge technology for a PND. Some features one has come to expect in a GPS are not there. Dash promices OTA updates for map ...
Summary: Excellent 'first edition' of this leading edge technology for a PND. Some features one has come to expect in a GPS are not there. Dash promices OTA updates for map information, and features. Real time traffic is excellent. Locking forward to see what they do next and the features the next update will contain. I highly recommend this gps for those who like the latest in moble gps technology.
So it has three antennas, so does any GPS enabled cell phone
by osunick on March 28, 2008
Pros: Simple, good integration between nav and search
Cons: SLOW, huge, flawed navigation
Summary: This company needs to work hard if they want to avoid doom. I run TomTom Navigator on my AT&T Tilt and get a device that is 1/4 ...
Summary: This company needs to work hard if they want to avoid doom. I run TomTom Navigator on my AT&T Tilt and get a device that is 1/4 the size. While I have to use a separate app like Google Maps or Windows Live to find businesses, I don't have to pay any subscription fees. Dash may end up proving the concept but unless they update their navcore, the connected GPS market will be made obsolete by GPS software on telephones.
If I were them I would look at getting out of the hardware business and start providing the functionality as a software package for phones like the AT&T Tilt. This will be good practice, for if and when the iPhone gets integrated GPS, the company that gets a nav package on that device will dominate the industry.
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- Manufacturer: Dash Navigation, Inc
- Part number: 99-1000-001
- Description: The Dash Express is the smartest, most Internet-connected navigation system on the road. In fact, it's the first and only automotive navigation system with two-way connectivity. Which means it gets you where you want to go - in the fastest time possible - and delivers the most relevant information - right to your dashboard. Plus, Dash Express is the only device on the market that automatically and wirelessly updates its maps and software, so all you have to do is drive.
- Packaged Quantity 1
- Product Type GPS receiver
- Recommended Use Automotive
- Receiver SiRFstarIII
- Interface Wi-Fi
- Functions & Services TruTraffic,
- Voice Audible signal(s)
- Included Software SiRF Star III
- Antenna Built-in
- Features Keyboard,
- Type TFT - Color
- Diagonal Size 4.3 in
- Resolution 480 x 272
- Features Anti-glare
- Routes 3
- Body Material Plastic
- Design Features Touch screen
- Included Accessories Dash express,
Mounting arm and cradle,
Mounting arm extension and wrench,
Dashboard mounting disk,
Car power adapter,
Dimensions & Weight
- Width 4.8 in
- Depth 2.8 in
- Height 4.1 in
- Weight 13.3 oz
- Service & Support 1 year warranty
- Manufacturer profile
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- Manufacturer:Dash Navigation, Inc
2189 Leghorn Street, Mountain View, CA 94043
- Phone: 1 (650) 404-2900
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fax: 1 (650) 390-0105