Jun 30, 2008 gps navigation
Some of the cons we listed several days ago in our mini Dash Express review article has already been take care of with the Dash Express software update which was announced today. One of these features include MyRoute which learns from your driving habits.
As your drive from point A to B, Dash will automatically learn your preferred route. Next time you make that same journey, the first route choice will be a MyRoute,so you can compare your MyRoute to the computed Dash routes and decide which one is optimal.
Another ‘con’ we mentioned was delay in map rendering. We weren’t so sure if this could be enhanced with a software update but apparently it was since people at Dash now claim the maps will redraw more than 50% faster.
One more very needed feature was Search Along Route which is just a smarter way finding points of interest such that you won’t have to backtrack from your destination. Everytime you make a search the results are displayed with the distance from the current location, the distance from the route and the direction of the destination relative to the selected route.
Other nice enhancement include FasterFind which is a feature powered by SiRFInstantFix technology. Your Dash will now use over-the-air GPS satellite position information to get a fast GPS fix so you can start navigating in seconds.
Your Dash Express, which now costs only $300 will update when you turn it on when you’re within WiFi range.