Monday, March 31, 2008

2-way GPS collects & sends traffic data.
Price cut by one third

Last December, I wrote about the Dash Express, said to be the first personal navigation device (PND) with two-way traffic.

The device, which had its price reduced to $399, went on last week exclusively through and Dash Navigation’s Website. In late April the unit will be available from other dealers.

The Dash Express was originally expected to sell for $599, and was supposed to come out in February.

The Dash Express not only provides real-time traffic reports, but also tracks the travel speed of its users to aggregate traffic reports that are broadcast to other Dash users. It also performs wireless Yahoo! Local searches on the go. The PND has a cellular data connection as well as Wi-Fi.

The device is also one of the first to provide a traffic overview for an entire metro area (not just one route path), and it delivers gas price and movie time listings, as well as street-name guidance.

Service fees for the device start at $9.99/month with an upfront, two year payment, moving to $10.99 for a year’s payment and $12.99 on a monthly payment plan. CLICK for more, or to order. (info from TWICE.)
This is a preview, not a review.

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