Apple Bragi Partnership?

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I would love for apple to either acquire Bragi or for Bragi to partner with them to bring the additional functionality to the Bragi lineup!

Sorry everyone, I linked an old article. I meant to link the new announcement, the Dash Pro! and their new Update for the Dash now which I Think is impressive!!

Release Features

Improved and simplified Bluetooth handling:

  • ⟩ Stability improvements
  • ⟩ BT Classic (»The Dash ##«) and BLE (»The Dash ## X«) now have two distinct names in the device picker
  • ⟩ Simplified Connection Procedure: Removing 6 digits pairing code for BLE bonding
  • ⟩ Simplified Connection Procedure: Removed BLE pairing mode on Left Dash (Long Hold Left)
A.I. powered Auto Tracking of Activities: Idle, walking, running, swimming, cycling. Offline storage of activity reports on The Dash and automatic data sync with Bragi App when connected.

User Interface:

  • ⟩ Virtual 4D Menu: Handsfree, control of Music Playback, Activity Tracker and Phone Assistant via simple head movements
  • ⟩ Virtual 4D Menu: Added Toggle for automatic activation of 4D menu on insertion
  • ⟩ Simplified Touch UI. All Menus can now be navigated via Nod and Shake head gestures.
  • ⟩ Improved »First Use« Onboarding process on The Dash and in the Bragi App
  • ⟩ Dash Controls: »Shortcut« is now customizable via the Bragi App
Advanced Power Management: Battery runtime increased to up to 5h of continuous playback

External Application Support: The Dash now supports realtime translation via iTranslate (iOS only)

All features stated above can be toggled on and off via the Bragi App.

Updates

Audio improvements

  • ⟩ Reduced audibility of the headphone’s self-noise.
  • ⟩ Better perceived tonal balance between bass, mid, and treble.
  • ⟩ Loudness compensation that preserve the tonal balance at all volume levels.
  • ⟩ Maximum volume increased by 2 dB (94 to 96 dB)
  • ⟩ Clear Audio transparency (Bionic Hearing)
  • ⟩ Versant 2.0. for best in class telephony in all environments and optimized speech intelligibility for External Device Voice Assistants (e.g. Siri, GoogleNow)
  • ⟩ Improved fading behavior of music during voice prompt playback
  • ⟩ Gain adjustments of all voice prompts
  • ⟩ Removed audio artifacts during playback of certain voice prompts and soundicons
  • ⟩ Audio artefacts (removed crackling sound artifacts - left side)
Connectivity

  • ⟩ Improved NFMI Left to Right Dash connection
System improvements

  • ⟩ Improved platform for support of multiple languages
  • ⟩ Refined Voice Prompts and Phrasing in all available Languages
  • ⟩ Improved Audio Transparency Handling and synchronization
  • ⟩ Improved Sleepmode in Charger improved to save power
  • ⟩ Fixed issue with occasional Left side audio dropouts during certain call scenarios with VOIP services
  • ⟩ Fixed issue that made left side UI lag between interaction and sound feedback
  • ⟩ Fixed issue that made the left UI unresponsive when taking it out of the ear during a phonecall
  • ⟩ Changed PDL from 9 to 5 remembered connected devices to make automatic pairing faster
  • ⟩ »My Controls« is renamed to »Controls«
  • ⟩ »MyTap« is renamed to »Shortcut«


Known Issues

During Call Scenarios or active Voice Assistant:

  • ⟩ only Audio Transparency can be controlled on the left side;
  • ⟩ the control link to the left side might break.
Issues connected with Activities:

  • ⟩ when transferring larger amounts of activity data, there is a chance that some of the data can be corrupted;
  • ⟩ tracking of ongoing Activities may be paused during a call.
Issues connected with soundicons:

  • ⟩ some Soundicons and Voiceprompts are cut at the end under special use conditions;
  • ⟩ a TAP gesture during call falsely plays back the »confirmation« Soundicon;
  • ⟩ »Interface Locked« Soundicon is sometimes played back when entering a call;
  • ⟩ soundicons and Voice Prompts can be interrupted when interacting with Android Phone UI;
  • ⟩ when the »far end« ends a call, there is no »Call ended« Soundicon played back
Issues connected with Windshield:

  • ⟩ during a call, after the call ended Transparency state does not automatically sync with the right side, the right side transparency might stay off. Can be resolved by just activating Windshield again via SWIPE gesture.
  • ⟩ under heavy wind conditions, there is a chance that slight clicking audio artifacts can appear
Other issues

  • ⟩ sometimes an incoming skype call can not be accepted or declined via head gestures;
  • ⟩ after a call, sometimes Audio Transparency does not return to its full volume level;
  • ⟩ when Dash Volume is above »Safe Volume Level« and Audio Transparency is turned ON, when covering the ambient microphone there is a small possibility of an audible feedback loop occurring;
  • ⟩ while The Dash is in Bluetooth Pairing mode (Long Hold Right) it is not possible to connect to an App via BLE;
  • ⟩ under some conditions, the first TAP gesture on the right side is not recognized correctly and music playback pauses after 1 second
 
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I'm thinking about ordering the Bragi dash pro myself.
Do it!!! I went to the audiologist office on Friday and they took impressions of my ears. They told me they should have my unit back from Bragi in about a week. I have to go back after they receive it for a final fit and to pay for it :)
 

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OMG These buds are amazing!!!!!! Will take pictures of the actual buds later but have them. The fit is perfection!!!!!!! They don't budge, the sound is incredible. Isolation is unreal, I feel like I'm alone with my thoughts!!!!! BT range is great, no issues whatsoever!!!
 

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OMG These buds are amazing!!!!!! Will take pictures of the actual buds later but have them. The fit is perfection!!!!!!! They don't budge, the sound is incredible. Isolation is unreal, I feel like I'm alone with my thoughts!!!!! BT range is great, no issues whatsoever!!!
That's 21 exclamation points. My AirPods only got 1. I think yours win.
 

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That's 21 exclamation points. My AirPods only got 1. I think yours win.
LOL!! Sorry I'm just excited! The fit is so good, the product is like I'm wearing a computer. The assistant and the iTranslate is something I'm looking forward to trying out next time I work EMS and need to communicate with a non English or Spanish patient. I really wish Apple would acquire Bragi!
 

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They are, I'll say this; I'm not one to splurge, especially on stuff like this, but these devices are amazing, it's hearing aide grade quality, fit and sound and honestly, after wearing these in my ears (I have the tailor made set) there's absolutely no going back to anything else. I say it was the best 500 dollars I've spent in a long time. They are also free of the previous generation BT issues. This is truly a wearable computer.
 

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For those that are interested in the bragi dash but don’t want to pay the $500 you can get the ones that aren’t tailored for $329
 
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Just ordered my Bragi Dash Pro from BestBuy should be getting them Wednesday. $356 after tax. I decided to opt out of the tailored ones for now. I hope that they are better then the original dash. I sold my original dash to upgrade to these. Was considering the Apple AirPods but I couldn’t get passed the way they looked so I canceled the order and got the Dash Pro instead.
 

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Just ordered my Bragi Dash Pro from BestBuy should be getting them Wednesday. $356 after tax. I decided to opt out of the tailored ones for now. I hope that they are better then the original dash. I sold my original dash to upgrade to these. Was considering the Apple AirPods but I couldn’t get passed the way they looked so I canceled the order and got the Dash Pro instead.
You'll love the new version, longer battery, solid Bluetooth and overall a much more refined product!