Tech tools: The Dash. $179

Headphones with a smarter twist

Thu, Feb 20, 2014, 01:00

There seems to be no end to the parade of everyday objects that are suddenly becoming smarter. Take the Dash headphones. These are not only wireless, but they are also packed with sensors to track your pace, steps, cadence and distance, along with your heart rate, oxygen saturation and energy expen- diture. Music is played either over Bluetooth from your smartphone, or from the embedded 4GB music player.

It will also function as a hands-free kits for taking calls when the need arises. A Kickstarter campaign has just kicked off.