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Brief Published: 23 May 2017

Dash Pro Headphones: Wireless Ear Computers

Dash Pro Tailored

Munich-based start-up Bragi has released two sets of "wireless ear computers" – the Dash Pro and Dash Pro Tailored by Starkey Hearing Technologies.

Retailing for $329, the Dash Pro earphones can play music and podcasts via Bluetooth audio streaming, store up to 1,000 songs on 4GB of internal storage, make or receive phone calls and hold up to five hours of battery life in a single charge.

The devices, which can be controlled hands-free with head-gestures and voice command, selectively filter noise, allowing only desired sound to pass through. They can also translate foreign languages in real time using the in-built 32-bit processor, a suite of 27 sensors and the downloadable iTranslate Pro app.

The earphones are waterproof in up to three feet of fresh water and understand whether the user is running, cycling or swimming, keeping track of workouts automatically. Users can visualise their workouts from within the Bragi app, viewing details on current performance and a full breakdown of past activities.

The custom-made $499 versions, created with US-based hearing technologists Starkey, are available from specialised audiologists throughout the US and Canada. They come with bud tips created from a mould of the user's ears, a craftsman's signature on the packaging and a laser engraving of the user's name on the earbuds and protective slider.

For more on the latest in wearable tech, see our report from the Wearable Technology Show 2017.