GENERAL


What is The Dash?

Your personal soccer tracking device. That measures your fitness level on the field and calculates all the boring numbers into playful, easy to understand stats. With the Dash and the App, you can become the best version of yourself and prove to friends, coaches or scouts that you are here to serve!

What devices can I use for the Dash?

The iOS app is currently available for iPhone & iPad devices (5s and newer, running iOS 11+). It’s available in the US Store only.

Is it available for Android phones?

No, the DashTag app is currently only available for iPhone.

Can I use the Dash indoors?

Yes. The Dash can be used both indoors and outdoors.

Can I use the Dash for other sports?

Well, we can't stop you really. But the Dash is optimised for the beautiful game of soccer, and specifically for the soccer pitch. So when you use it for another sport, or just on a run it's not using its full potential.

Although, in the future we intend to expand to other sports.

Is the technology allowed during matches?

Yes, the FIFA rules allow wearables to track during games, as long as they are not visible and not on the arms/wrists.

USING THE DASH


How do I record a session? How do I snap it on? How do I sync?

Check out how to get started here.

How do I turn my Dash off?

Simply press the button for 5 seconds, until the screen says "BYE".

I started recording a session but when I check my stats it didn't record the whole session.

This might be because your Dash is not charged! Make sure that you give it a full charge before taking it to the pitch again!

Can I check the battery life of the Dash while recording?

You sure can! While recording press the button once, this will pop up the battery icon showing how much battery is left.

Why are my Dash & Apple Watch giving different results?

The Dash is fully focused on optimising for explosive movements that are common when you play soccer, and the Apple watch is better at tracking long distance consistent running.

THE DASHSTATS


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What do you measure?

Basically, we count the number of sprints. Based on those sprints our app does the magic, and you have a simple overview of your performance right at your finger tips.

Our DashStats include the FIFAStats, Highlights & Coach Reports.

What is considered a "Sprint"?

Every acceleration that exceeds 4.0 m/s (8.9 MPH) is calculated as a sprint. We classify the following thresholds:

  • ≤ 8.9 MPH = low intensity sprint (aka run)
  • 9 MPH- 12.3 MPH = medium intensity sprint
  • ≥ 14.5 MPH = high intensity sprint

In the DashStats, only medium to high sprints are highlighted. So if you don't sprint faster than 8.9 MPH, you're Pace & Power FIFA Stats will be pretty low.

To give you an example: Usian Bolt's top speed is 27.8 MPH, and a T-Rex can run up to 25 MPH. You don't want to be dinner....do you?

What do the FIFA Stats mean?

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The 5 FIFA Stats presented in the athlete's app are:

  • Overall: Overall score indicates your overall performance with respect to your pace and physical stats.
    • Use this to compare yourself with your teammates. In the future we will further specify it per position.
  • Pace: Pace indicates how fast and agile you are.
    • Use this so you can better understand your performance of your top speed and how quickly you reach your top speed (your acceleration).
  • Power: Power indicates how powerful your steps are at high intensity sprints.
    • For example: a Lamborghini can reach 0-6 in 2.7 seconds, but a Fiat 500 takes 14 seconds to go 0-60. That Lambo's Power is way more efficient at reaching a high speed.
  • Stamina: Indicates how long you can keep up your sprints before slowing down.
    • Use this to keep track of your effort during the whole game. Are you maintaining the same level of energy? Or are you are getting tired at the middle of the session? As Dutch players we can tell you from experience this is important; we often loose to the Germans in the last minutes ;-)
  • Intensity: Indicates how much energy you burn, how much physical power your body uses.
    • This tells you how much of your session you have been sprinting vs walking and running. You get a lot more tired from sprinting, so that means the session is more intense and that reflects in a higher intensity score.

*The FIFAStats are scored from 50-99, 99 being the best.