In ear, wireless headphones deliver heart rate info, can work in water, much more

I love great design, and I think this Kickstarter is a fantastic idea. The Dash headphones are a secure fit, designed for runners and swimmers and offer in ear biometrics.

The Dash works in sympathy with the wearer. Movements like pace, steps, cadence and distance are tracked. Heart rate, oxygen saturation and energy spent are measured, all the while real time acoustic feedback is provided.

The Dash has an embedded 4GB/1000 song music player so you can use it without a smart phone. It has a built-in microphone (presumably it will allow you to make calls with your phone).

Even though The Dash provides impressive noise isolation, the wearer can choose to channel ambient sound into the headphone with the transparent audio feature. A swipe on the capacitive touch surface of The Dash will enable or disable ambient sound to pass through.

That’s right, it has a capacitive touch surface. Tap your ear to allow ambient sound to come through.

These sound great.



  • rmward

    If this is true, it’ll be an absolutely fantastic product.

    However, that’s a lot of functionality in a $200 package.

    It’s hard to delivery good wireless in-ear headphones for less than $100, and that’s with the two earpieces wired together so that only one side having wireless circuitry and power. Throw in an mp3 player and functionality roughly equivalent to a Pebble or souped up Fitibit, and it seems pretty hard to deliver at that price.

    I’m hopeful that they can, but a little skeptical. This will be an interesting one to watch.