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Dash Express

Dash Express
alaAverage 3.4

404 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 404 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the design and screen are on the whole positive. The value for money and route planning also get good feedback, but there are some mixed opinions about the size and voice guidance.

usability, route planning, value for money, screen, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Dash Express is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Dash Express

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 377 user reviews of Dash Express from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Miscellaneous on Amazon.com.

usability, route planning, value for money, screen, design

71% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dash Express Two-Way Internet-Connected Portable GPS NavigatorDash Express Two-Way Internet-Connected Portable GPS Navigator

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Dash Express

 

With its integrated cellular connection, the Dash Express provides live traffic, map updates, and much morebut there's room for improvement.

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.

Bulky and heavy. Lacks multisegment routing. Can't specify routes to avoid.

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...

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Dash Express

 

It's been almost two years since Dash Navigation first announced its Dash Express portable navigation system, and we're happy to say that you can now finally get your hands on this device. The Dash Express is unlike any other portable navigation system...

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...

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 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...

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Dash Express review

 

We've been waiting to get our hands on the Dash Express ever since we heard about it way back in 2006, and though we've seen a ton of photos and even toyed around with a beta version of the GPRS / WiFi-connected navigator, actually using the device ...

Editor's Choice!

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Dash Express

 

Dash's long-awaited GPS unit was worth the wait, offering a revolutionary method of gathering traffic data along with lightning-fast local search and the easiest way to send addresses to your car.

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...

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

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...

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Dash Express Review

 

Dash Navigation is applying 21st-centry technology to solve a problem as old as driving itself: traffic. While other GPS devices all receive the same incomplete and outdated traffic updates via FM or MSN-Direct, Dash is creating its own traffic network...

Get's Traffic Right (But Not Much Else)

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Dash Express review

 

In this review, we'll look at the Dash service plan, their hardware, interface, how well the crowdsourced traffic feature works, the unit's Internet search capabilities, and how the Dash Express compares to other GPS navigators in terms of features....

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Dash Express GPS Review: Three Words- Bulky, Buggy, Beta

 

The Dash Express Two-Way Internet-Connected Portable GPS Navigator exploded overnight onto many online blogs – prompting blogger Jason Calacanis to proclaim it “Best Product of 2008“. In case you missed the hoopla around this release, the Dash Express...

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Review: Dash Express GPS

 

Claim to Fame Dash Express Box The Dash Express is the first two-way Internet-connected automotive GPS navigation device. That means it can receive data from GPS satellites as well as transmit and receive data online via cellular and Wi-Fi Internet...

While I initially docked off a few points for the Dash's lag and usability issues, it gains most of those back with the promise of future features and bug fixes via over-the-air software updates. The open content platform has so much potential. Great...

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"great gps, great features, and upgradable"

 

Just got the device and have been using it for about a week. As a GPS the device works fine. It is no better or worse then any other device with the same receiver. But this device is about the traffic and search features. Traffic: This feature works...

GPS receiver is very good, screen is clear and bright, system can be upgraded wirelessly navigation is very good, traffic feature is very helpful where I live. The service you pay for is actually very useful.

Device "is" bulky, ETA times are off (by 2-10 min) interface is not the most intuitive, cell network is slow, service is expensive 9.99 a month with a 2 yr contract. battery life short (2 hrs) .

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"Makes Los Angeles Almost Bearable. Could Be Better But by Far the Best!"

 

I've Been using the Dash in Los Angeles for about a month. Love it!

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a few but not really fair to compare this to anything

Product Specifications

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.

Built-in Display

Diagonal Size:4.3"
Diagonal Size (metric):10.9 cm
Resolution:480 x 272

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:2.8in
Height:4.1in
Weight:13.3oz
Width:4.8in

GPS System

Connectivity:Wi-Fi
Recommended Use:Automotive
Type:GPS receiver

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Manufacturer:Dash Navigation
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dash Express
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