Bragi unveils new $330 Dash Pro truly wireless earbuds with fancy instant translation feature


Bragi, one of the first companies to make truly wireless earbuds, has just unveiled its new Bragi Dash Pro. These are Bragi's most advanced, most refined headphones so far, and Bragi promises that it has worked hard to fix Bluetooth connectivity issues that have plagued the original Bragi Dash earbuds.

The new $330 Bragi Dash Pro are not too big, and when you wear them nothing sticks out of your ears, so this is one important advantage over the big rival in the form of Apple's AirPods. The Dash Pro supports an impressive 5 hours of playtime on a single charge, on par with the AirPods, and the buds come with a small charging case (slightly larger than the AirPods case) that provides up to 5 recharges. There is even a tailored Dash Pro, a special edition of the earbuds that will require a visit with an audiologist to determine the exact shape of your ear, to guarantee a truly personal and truly well-fitting Dash Pro. That special 'tailored' edition price is set at $500.

The Dash Pro also comes with 4GB of internal storage that allows you to store up to 1,000 songs on the headphones, so you can leave your phone at home or in the locker room while you workout. The Pro supports passive noise isolation, another advantage over the AirPods, and it also allows going into "Audio Transparency" mode, where you can mix music and your surroundings, to stay aware.


The flashy new feature of the Dash Pro, however, is live translation. This has become possible thanks to a collaboration between Bragi and iTranslate. It works with the help of your phone and the iTranslate app. Point your phone towards someone speaking a foreign language with the iTranslate app open, and you will hear a live translation of the words that person is saying. In the same effortless manner, you can speak in your own native language, and the app will automatically display translations on your phone. Sounds neat, but we are eager to test this truly futuristic functionality to see how it performs in real life. So far, Bragi says that the iTranslate integration supports 40 languages.


But Bragi's ambitions don't end at just being a headphone maker. The earbuds are actually powered by the updateable Bragi OS, and we have seen how Bragi has fixed important issues like Bluetooth connectivity problems with previous of its headphones via a simple update. Bragi even features a new '4D' menu that allows you to control your headphones with just head gestures.

The Dash Pro is also an advanced fitness tracker that automatically understands whether you are running, cycling or swimming, and it starts tracking your workouts automatically without you needing to ever push a button. There is also an on-board activity coach that starts automatically to help you maximize your performance. The Dash Pro is swim-proof as well.

“It’s an inside out redesign of everything,” Bragi chief executive Nikolaj Hviid commented for The Verge. “We’ve used the same chips because we know them very well, their flaws and their strengths. But we had to redesign the PCB, the components that go around it. It’s really been an extensive — it’s going to be about five or six years of work just going into the optimization of every single small detail.”


The new Bragi Dash Pro work with Apple's Siri, Google Now and Microsoft Cortana. Of course, you can use them to stream music from Spotify, Pandora or Apple Music.

The big challenge that Bragi has to overcome is to find motivated buyers. After all, its $330 new headphones are nearly twice as expensive as the $170 Apple AirPods, or Samsung Gear IconX. None of the latter have Bragi's advanced features currently, though.

source: Bragi.com via The Verge

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17 Comments

1. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

And loose them on the the firs swim .Fabulous! Buy another pair you deserve it.

2. azimesmail

Posts: 264; Member since: Nov 23, 2014

Who ever is stupid enough to lose them, deserves to lose them. If you think that you'd lose them, you fit in that group of stupid people.

8. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

It does not makes sense what you wrote at all.

10. azimesmail

Posts: 264; Member since: Nov 23, 2014

It does make sense. It means that whoever loses them, or even thinks that they're gonna lose them, are stupid. It's not hard to keep track of these, those who can't are stupid.

11. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

You are steady moron.

13. azimesmail

Posts: 264; Member since: Nov 23, 2014

You're obviously too stupid to understand basic English, so I'm not even gonna bother anymore.

14. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

I find it easier to read basic English than your clumsy way of imitating the language. Continue your lingual adventures mr. chomzky.

15. azimesmail

Posts: 264; Member since: Nov 23, 2014

I never said "read" .. I said "understand." You just proved my point.

16. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

You didn't say you wrote mr. chomzky . Not only your writing makes no sense you can't even remember what you did half an hour ago. What a muppet!

9. sgodsell

Posts: 7368; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Bragi dash and these dash pro's come with 3 different ear fittings. Unlike Apples Airpods where one size does all. Not to mention Airpods are hard plastic. Bragi dash and pro come with soft form fitting rubber. So nebula is either ignorant to facts, or is nebula is a troll.

12. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

How does 3 different fittings warrants you from loosing them while you surfing? Use common sense. The way advert shows them is you simply insert them in your ear and surf, without any wiring around your neck i don't see it's secure at all. Not to mention surfer may fell of the board repeatedly, swim and dive. I found your logic flawed unless you haven't finished your comment for some reason.

3. Sakeem

Posts: 857; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Wow. I'm interested in seeing how the translation integration truly works.

4. cmdacos

Posts: 4209; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Great to see innovation being pushed here. Only going to get better. NFC for instant pairing would be nice.

5. Darkkracker

Posts: 255; Member since: Jun 11, 2016

this would so be awesome for translating around Spanish population in my job and for my Filipino inlaws that don't speak English. lol.

6. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1060; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

With the exception of the Translation, this is everything the Gear iconX could've been. If only Samsung hadn't been pressured with Apples announcement of AirPods to push out the iconX earlier. And doing all of that with a 5 hour battery life is quite impressive.

7. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Looks like Dexter's Laboratory universal translator helmet is slowly being materialized...all that's left now is a mouth piece that does the reverse translation, and maybe support for alien languages :P

17. cleatglitch

Posts: 165; Member since: May 25, 2013

i've been loving the first generation...over a year now

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