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Dash Express

We have collected and analyzed 9 expert reviews and 372 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 65/100 and users rate it 70/100. The average review date is Jun 27, 2008. We have compared these reviews to 490958 reviews from other GPS. The alaScore™ for this product is 78/100 = Good. Last update: Dec 10, 2018.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 372 user reviews of Dash Express from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on People are impressed by the maps and route planning. The price and performance also get good reviews. There are some mixed views about the reliability. There are some negative opinions about the size.

usability, performance, price, route planning, maps


71% of the reviews on 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

Dec, 2018

Expert review by (

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 ...

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : Craig Ellison (

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...

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : Bonnie Cha (

Dash Express review: 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...

Mar, 2008

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Troy Dreier (

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...

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : Fletch (

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)

Jun, 2008

Expert review by : Rich Owings (

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....

May, 2008

Expert review by : Wayne Schulz (

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...

May, 2008

Expert review by : Paul Stamatiou (

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...

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


GPS System

Recommended Use:Automotive
Type:GPS receiver


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