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1. Check the connection to charge The Dash Connect The Dash Charger to a USB power source and ensure The Dash Charger is charging by following the charging instructions. Check if the light on The Dash Charger next to the USB cable is lit. Check whether both of The Dash are correctly positioned in The Dash Charger. The Dash usually needs some adjustments until the charging pins have a stable connection. Also check if the charging pins look unusual to you. If the steps were followed accordingly, it might take up to 5 minutes before the LED LightGuide starts breathing. If this is not the case, please try another charging source and USB cable. 2. Fix a Crash During usage The Dash might stop responding to your gestures. Usually a simple refresh by putting The Dash into The Dash Charger for 5 seconds fixes the issues. In case The Dash does not respond, it is suggested to follow the update procedure with The Bragi Updater again. This could fix any software related problems. 3. Perform an alternative update An alternative update to The Bragi Updater can be found here. If none of the above steps helped, please contact Bragi Customer Support. It is important to describe the encountered issues as detailed as possible. Try to answer the following questions: What is the issue and under which circumstances did they happen? Which version of Bragi OS are you using with The Dash? What is your device´s serial number? To help you fixing the issues, it is also suggested to additionally provide pictures of The Dash and The Dash Charger focusing the golden charging pins.
Pair & Connect to your smartphone (any audio device) Before you start, make sure that Bluetooth is enabled on your smartphone. Start pairing with a Long Hold (5sec) on The Right Dash Pro until you hear the pairing sound. The Dash Pro will now disconnect from any already connected audio device* and is (again) visible to other devices. Select "The Dash Pro ##" on your smartphone. (Do not select The Dash Pro ##X at this point) Depending on the device you are connecting to, the pairing process may take a few moments. A voice will tell you: "I am now connected" confirming that the pairing and connection has been successfully completed.
The Dash Pro is designed to be waterproof and can withstand being fully submerged in water down to a depth of 1 meter. Please note, that sweat as well as different water environments, especially swimming pools, may contain chemicals that with sustained exposure may be damaging to The Dash Pro if not cared for afterwards. To prevent damaging The Dash Pro on a long-term basis, it is strongly recommended to clean and dry The Dash Pro properly when it has been exposed to water and sweat. The Dash Pro is rated water and sweat resistant at IPX7. With extensive use of The Dash Pro for swimming, water sports and other activities that involve water, the following guidelines should be upheld ensure long-term functionality and avoid any damage. The Dash Pro is waterproof down to 1m/3ft. Don't go deeper than 1m/3ft beneath the water surface as the water pressure may damage The Dash Pro. Keep in mind that while The Dash Pro is made for swimming purposes, it is not suitable for diving. Swimming pools that are enriched with heavy chemicals can ultimately lead to damaging The Dash Pro from the inside Do not let The Dash Pro get in touch with Shampoo/Shower Gel or other cleaning products since they might hurt the more sensitive materials on the device. Don't put The Dash Pro in The Dash Pro Charger while it's still wet or moist. Doing so can cause severe damage to the electronics or housing of The Dash Pro. The Dash Pro Charger is not waterproof and should be treated as such. Any contact with water may cause severe damage.
Keep The Dash Pro and The FitSleeves or FitTips Pro, clean and dry to maximize comfort and ensure long-term usage. We recommend that you always use The Slide as a protective case when you carry The Dash Pro to protect both The Dash Pro and The Dash Pro Charger and to prevent dirt and grime from adhering on the connection points. The Dash Pro is a high-tech product and must therefore be handled with care especially when it comes to cleaning. To avoid damaging The Dash Pro follow the guidelines below. Do not use water or any liquid substance to clean The Dash Pro Charger, as it is not water proof. Do not use any harsh cleaning substances or detergents when cleaning. Do not wash with normal laundry in the washing machine or the dish washer. Do not use sharp edges (knives, etc). Do not dry using a hairdryer. dash_datahu-mash_2x.png Ensure optimal audio performance The speakers and microphones on The Dash Pro are protected by a speaker grill called the Mesh. This prevents earwax from entering the speaker tip, which is why it is recommended to clean the speaker grill regularly, at least once every 2 weeks. Remove the FitSleeves. Use a nonabrasive, preferably lint free/micro fiber, cloth or simply use your fingers to clean the surfaces to clean the charging pins. Do not use any liquids to clean the charging pins. Use a soft toothbrush and carefully remove ear wax from the speaker grill. Clean FitSleeves and Leash Remove FitSleeves, The FitTips Pro and/or The Leash and clean them using cold water and a gentle cleaner, such as mild soap, if needed. Make sure to dry everything before refitting to The Dash Pro. charger_slide_2x.png Clean The Dash Pro Charger We highly recommend cleaning The Dash Pro Charger from time to time to ensure that The Dash Pro can be properly fitted onto the MagSnap Mechanism ensuring optimal charging and data transfer during Bragi OS updates. Preferably use lint free/micro fibre cloth or simply your finger to clean the Nest. IMPORTANT! The Dash Pro Charger is not waterproof so do not use water when cleaning. The Dash Pro should never go into The Dash Pro Charger when wet as this may cause permanent damage to the MagSnap or other components inside The Dash Pro Charger. dirt_2x.png Dirt and other impurities The Dash Pro is designed to withstand getting dirty but we strongly recommend that you use it with care as you would with any other electronic device. The Dash Pro is a sensitive high-tech product that eventually will become damaged if not maintained and used with care. If The Dash Pro gets dirty you should clean it immediately after use to prevent damage.
Audio Transparency lets you amplify the sounds of your ambient environment. It enables you to hear what is going on around you as well as engaging in a conversation without having to remove The Dash Pro from your ears. Audio Transparency can be controlled on The Left Dash Pro by swiping forward or backwards. Adjust Audio Transparency Use the EarTouch interface on The Left Dash Pro to control Audio Transparency: Swipe forward to turn the Audio Transparency on. Swipe backward to turn the Audio Transparency off. Audio Transparency can also be toggled from the Bragi App. audio_transparency_2x.png The level of Audio Transparency is partially dependent on the master volume level of The Dash Pro. At »safe limit« or below, the volume level of Audio Transparency is fixed. Each additional Swipe to increase the volume will significantly increase the effect of Audio Transparency. Responsible use of Audio Transparency We highly recommend to consider the situation in which you use Audio Transparency. Keep the volume at a level where you can still hear your ambient environment and pay attention to your surroundings, e.g. when riding your bike in heavy traffic. WindShield windshield_2x.png Hear your surroundings, but block out the wind! WindShield dynamically makes adjustments in order to reduce wind noise when e.g. riding your bike. Use the EarTouch interface on The Left Dash Pro to enable WindShield: Swipe forward to turn Audio Transparency on. Swipe forward once more to enable WindShield. Both Audio Transparency and WindShield can be turned off with one swipe backwards. Windshield is designed to reduce noises in steady wind during traveling speed between 15-30 km/h (9-18 mph). It might be less effective when exposed to sudden wind blow or chaotic turbulence.
You can charge The Dash Pro by placing it in The Dash Pro Charger either while The Dash Pro Charger being connected to a power source or while on the go. You can power up The Dash Pro Charger by connecting it to a power source using the provided USB to Micro USB Cable. A full charge of The Dash Pro takes up to 90 minutes. If you want to carry around The Dash Pro while being charged, it is suggested to use The Slide to protect the device. It is important to use The Slide correctly so damages on the charger or the device can be avoided. You can find out more about how to use The Slide correctly here. brg_160120_usermanual_graphics_carger_insert.png Charge The Dash Pro The Dash Pro is best charged when seated correctly in The Dash Pro Charger and connected via USB to a power source such as a wall charger, USB ports on your computer etc. Place the device in The Dash Pro Charger and make sure it sits correctly on the MagSnap. Make sure not to cover the golden charging pins e.g. with the FitSleeves. Connect The Dash Pro Charger to a power source using the USB cable. After a few minutes, The Dash Pro Charger LED next to the USB connection should be lit. The LED LightGuide on The Dash Pro will start breathing (a slow regular pulsation) to indicate the current battery status when charging.charging_status_dash_2x.png Please note that non-compliant USB charging adapters might not work as expected when charging The Dash Pro. If the computer's power state changes, the charging process may be interrupted or The Dash Pro may be reset. Expected battery performance The battery lifetime of The Dash Pro, when fully charged, may slightly vary depending on different use cases. Play time: Up to 5 hours Charging time: up to 90 minutes Please note that external factors like the outside temperature also have an impact on the battery and can lead to slightly longer or shorter run time. Charge on the go The Dash Pro Charger will fully recharge The Dash Pro up to 5 times. To check The Dash Pro Charger´s battery state, you can check the charger´s LED (next to the USB connection). Shipping Mode When The Dash Pro is not in use for a longer period of time, you can save some battery by putting The Dash Pro into shipping mode. This almost completely powers down The Dash Pro which may be useful if you plan to not use The Dash Pro for some time. charging_status_chager_2x.png You put The Dash Pro into shipping mode by following these steps: Place the device in The Dash Pro Charger and make sure it sits on the MagSnap. Press and hold the pinhole button until you see a sequence of 3 red flashes, 1 green flash and 1 red flash on The Dash Pro Charger LED. The Dash Pro is now in shipping mode. When The Dash Pro is in shipping mode you need to re-activate it by connecting The Dash Pro Charger including The Dash Pro to a power source via USB when you like to use it again.
Charge and Activate The Dash Pro To activate your device there are a few steps that are necessary in order to enjoy The Dash Pro to its full extent. Out of the box, The Dash Pro will have some charge, however, it is recommended that you fully charge The Dash Pro prior to first use. The battery is fully charged when the breathing is blue. Activate The Dash Pro by placing it into The Dash Pro Charger. Update The Dash Pro by using the Bragi Updater. Download the Bragi App on your phone to be able to use all of the device´s features. Insert The Dash Pro Tilt The Dash Pro slightly forward and insert the speaker tip into your ear. Adjust the fit by rotating The Dash Pro backwards until you feel a comfortable and secure fit. With the PerfectFit you should feel the Dash Pro completely sealing your ear canal. To reach the PerfectFit it might be necessary to try out different sizes of FitSleeves or FitTips Pro as described here. Insert_thedash_2x.png The EarTouch Interface The Dash Pro offers multiple possibilities to communicate. The EarTouch interface is the most important one. By varying the combinations of Tap, Hold and Swipe you can perfectly control The Dash Pro. You can find an overview of how to control The Dash Pro here. touch_tap_2x.png Connect via Bluetooth To use The Dash Pro with an external device, a stable Bluetooth connection is necessary. You can make The Dash Pro visible for external devices by performing a Long Hold on The Right Dash Pro. Afterwards, you can use the Bragi App to check out further features of The Dash Pro.
FitSleeves & FitTips Pro The silicone FitSleeves are perfect for activities like Running, Cycling and Swimming where you rely on accurate sensor data. Designed to provide a tight and secure fit in the outer ear, the FitSleeves ensure that the sensors are properly in contact with your skin even during heavy movement. Especially during swimming the FitSleeves are recommended as the sealing of the outer ear prevents too much water from entering your ear canal. On the other side, the FitTips Pro offer an additional way of improving the fit of The Dash Pro. Using The FitTips Pro are specifically designed to improve sound quality which is why they are great when it comes to listening to audio. change_sleeve_2x.png Insert The Dash Pro to a PerfectFit To insert and adjust The Dash Pro to a PerfectFit please follow the guide below: Take The Dash Pro, tilt it slightly forward and insert the speaker tip into your ear canal. Adjust by rotating The Dash Pro backwards while gently pressing the upper part of The Dash Pro into a locked position behind the ridge of your outer ear until the fit feels comfortable and secure. Insert_thedash_2x.png With The PerfectFit you should feel The Dash Pro completely sealing your ear canal while it sits snugly in your ear with a 3-point secure fit, as shown in the diagram below. perfect_fit_ear_graphic.png Achieving The PerfectFit may require some experimenting in finding an insertion method as well as a size of FitSleeves that gives you the best possible fit. It is highly recommended that you experiment with different sizes of The FitSleeves and FitTips Pro to find the sizes that give you a PerfectFit. For further adjustment of the 3-point secure fit, a helpful tip is to use one hand to lift up your ear as shown below, and adjust the position The Dash Pro with the other. brg_160120_usermanual_graphics_perfect_fit_lift_with_sleeve__1_.png Impact of The PerfectFit The performance of the Activity Tracker as well as the audio quality and optimal quality of the EarBone Microphone during phone calls rely on the PerfectFit. If you have a poor seal of the ear canal your audio will lack bass, you sound tinny and the accuracy of the measured data can deviate significantly. Therefore, always make sure to have a proper seal and The DataHub with the two transparent bulbs on the back of The Dash Pro is positioned as close to you skin as possible.
The Bragi App was introduced to support you when using The Dash Pro. It is unique to introduce you to the single features of The Dash Pro. It leads you through the single steps of using The Dash Pro for the first time and also lets you individualize The Dash Pro on many levels. Customization You are able to set more specific settings within the app as for example you are able to choose which performance tracking you would like to use and get performance evaluations using The Dash Pro activities. For more information on what possibilities the Bragi App offers you, you can click here. Get Support Besides from using the Bragi App as a remote control, it is a tremendously easy to keep in touch with Customer Support. After having downloaded the application, you will be asked to register. In that case, our Customer Support is happy to assist you with any questions you might have during the activation process. Features Of course we also plan to steadily introduce more functionalities for our service which is why the use of the app is also of big help to keep in constant contact and keep you updated.
Update The Dash Pro Bragi OS is an operating system that is continuously being improved. With continuous updates, it is not only the stability that is optimized but also further features are introduced. With The Bragi Updater you can always keep The Dash Pro on the latest version of Bragi OS. The most current one is Bragi OS 3.0. bragi_os_2x.png Bragi OS 3.1 Here is an overview of features that our latest release, Bragi OS 3.1 included: Amazon Alexa integration Detailed battery status shown on external device Bragi OS 3.0 Here is an overview of features that our latest release, Bragi OS 3.0 included: Simplified Bluetooth Pairing Process Auto Tracking Offline Storage & Data Transfer 4D Virtual Menu Compatibility with 3rd party apps like iTranslate.
Pair & Connect to your smartphone (any audio device) Before you start, make sure that Bluetooth is enabled on your smartphone. Start pairing with a Long Hold (5sec) on The Right Dash Pro until you hear the pairing sound. The Dash Pro will now disconnect from any already connected audio device* and is (again) visible to other devices. Select "The Dash Pro ##" on your smartphone. (Do not select The Dash Pro ##X at this point) Depending on the device you are connecting to, the pairing process may take a few moments. A voice will tell you: "I am now connected" confirming that the pairing and connection has been successfully completed. *Disconnecting from an already connected audio device does not affect the Bluetooth connection between The Dash Pro and the Bragi App. See further below for more details on how to disconnect The Dash Pro from other devices. connect_bt_2x.png Connect to the Bragi App (or any other smart device or app) To enable connection to the Bragi App, you need to be paired and connected to a smartphone at least once (see above). Until a connection to your smartphone has been established, The Dash Pro will not be available for connection in the Bragi App (or any other smart device or app). Open the Bragi App and follow the guide on how to connect The Dash Pro with the Bragi App. Once ready to connect, The Dash Pro will be visible as "The Dash Pro ##X". The Bragi App itself will notify you when connection has been successfully completed. connect_sensors_2x.png Disconnect The Dash Pro from your phone The Dash Pro allows you to seamlessly disconnect from a connected device. This gives you fast access to the Internal Music Player or simply switch between paired devices with the use of a single touch gesture. To disconnect from an already connected device perform a Long Hold (5sec) on The Right Dash Pro. The Dash Pro will ask you to confirm disconnection of the audio system. To do so please Tap The Right Dash Pro or confirm by nodding your head.* The pairing time expires if no other device is connected within 2 mins. To cancel this dialogue, simply Hold (1sec) The Right Dash Pro or shake your head. Alternatively you can also disconnect The Dash Pro directly from the Bluetooth settings on your phone. *The disconnection does not affect the connection with the Bragi App. More information about connecting/disconnecting from the Bragi App here. Easy re-connection The Dash Pro and your smartphone/computers/Bluetooth speakers etc. will remember if they are already paired with each other. This allows easy re-connection with The Dash Pro. Once inserted, The Dash Pro starts looking for the device to which is was most recently connected. If Bluetooth is enabled on this device, The Dash Pro and said device automatically reconnects. If you wish to connect to another device, you can either disconnect as described above or turn Bluetooth off on the device you do not want to connect to at this time. Pairing and Connection Explained The Dash Pro can keep up to 5 known devices in its internal memory. The devices that occupy this Paired Devices List (PDL) are positioned relative to when they were last connected to The Dash Pro. In other words, if you should reach the maximum of paired devices, The Dash Pro will automatically eject the device with the oldest known connection.
The EarTouch interface is designed to make your experience with The Dash Pro as pleasant, fluid and intuitive as possible. To control The Dash Pro you use a range of simple Tap, Hold and Swipe gestures on the lower half of The EarTouch interface.touch_tap_2x.png Below you can find a list of the basic gestures to control The Dash Pro. tap_2x.png Tap A Tap is a light touch on the EarTouch interface. You need to apply a small amount of force for The Dash Pro to be able to detect a tap. A successful Tap will be confirmed by a sound icon. hold_2x.png Hold & Long Hold A Hold is initiated with a single Tap but keeping your finger on the EarTouch interface. After one second you will hear a sound icon, indicating that you can now remove your finger from the interface. Removing your finger will trigger the Hold gesture. To issue a long Hold; Tap and Hold your finger on the EarTouch interface for 5 seconds until you hear a second sound icon (e.g. pairing sound). swipe_2x.png Swipe Swiping is a swift horizontal movement across the EarTouch interface, using the tip of your finger. A Swipe can be issued in either a backwards or forwards direction. The optical touch technology The EarTouch interface uses a technology called optical touch. As an advantage to touch screens on smartphones and other devices, our optical touch technology enables you to control The Dash Pro even when it is wet or when wearing (most) gloves. To prevent the EarTouch interface from triggering unintentionally when wearing a hat or with long hair covering the interface, we applied smart algorithms that detect the impact of your finger on the surface in addition to the optical recognition. Additionally, you can also lock The EarTouch interface by holding both The Right Dash Pro and The Left Dash Pro simultaneously.
The sophisticated audio components and dynamically balanced EQ provides you with premium sound quality using high-end armature speakers. You chose between streaming music from your smartphone, computer or any other external device or using the built in Internal Music Player to enjoy complete audio freedom. Streaming audio from your smartphone To use The Dash Pro for playing audio from another device, you need to pair and connect the two devices via Bluetooth. To see how that is done, click here. Once connected you can start listening to music and control the playback of you paired device. devices_btconnect_2x.png Stream Music from the Internal Music Player Enjoy the feeling of complete freedom and listen to your favorite songs even without your smartphone at hand (e.g. at the gym or when going for a run). With the Internal Music Player you can listen to music stored locally on The Dash Pro.
The Dash Pro is your perfect and discrete companion for your activities providing a variety of useful features to help you enable your full potential. Below we are providing a quick summary of the activity related features.ear_activity_livefb_2x.png The Activity Tracker The Activity Tracker is your personal sports assistant. With built-in sensors, The Dash Pro is able to measure your body vitals and track them throughout your workout. Activity Feedback The Dash Pro is able to give you detailed feedback on your performance when Running, Swimming and Cycling. There are different types of feedback that is triggered as described here. Auto Tracking The Dash Pro is able to recognize the activity you perform without any input from your side. Simply start your workout and The Dash Pro will keep up with your pace. Here you can find more information about how auto tracking works. Manage your Activities The Bragi App offers you to manage your tracking data. That way you have all of your activities that were tracked with The Dash Pro summarized within one place even without being connected to the Bragi App during your workout.
The Dash Pro works as a Bluetooth headset and enables you to handle phone calls using simple touch gestures on The Right EarTouch interface, or the corresponding head gestures. The revolutionary combination of ambient and the EarBone microphone provides you with crystal clear sound quality during a phone call. To use The Dash Pro for handling your phone calls, simply connect to your phone via Bluetooth. ear_phonecalls_controls_2x.png Answer or reject a call Accept and answer an incoming call by nodding your head or with a Tap. Reject an incoming call by shaking your head* or with a Hold (1sec). When The Dash Pro and phone are connected via Bluetooth you can answer an incoming call directly by inserting The Dash Pro into your ears. As soon as the Bluetooth connection is re-established on insertion the call will automatically be answered. Adjust the volume of the call In an ongoing call you can use swipe gestures on The Right Dash Pro to adjust the volume of the call. Swipe forwards to turn the phone volume up. Swipe backwards to turn the phone volume down. Please note, that the volume of your phone might not be synced with that of The Dash Pro. Learn more in detail about how to master the volume on The Dash Pro. End a call End an ongoing call with a Hold (1sec). The Dash Pro will notify you when the call has ended. After ending a call, The Dash Pro will automatically resume what you were doing before the call. Standalone Mode You are also able to use The Right Dash Pro as a standalone device. This is also applicable for phone calls, if you feel like just using The Right Dash Pro. Besides that you can learn more about further possibilities to control The Dash Pro´s EarTouch interface.
The Bragi Kinetic User Interface (KUI) is a technology that turns your body and movements into the interface for operating Bragi products. You can check out all the possibilities within the Bragi App under Controls. Head Gestures Use head gestures to control The Dash Pro in a faster and more intuitive way. More details can be found in the Head Gestures article here. head_nod_2x.png Virtual 4D Menu Since Bragi OS 3.0 the Virtual 4D Menu offers you the possibility to trigger different features on The Dash Pro without even touching it. With this feature you can move your head in specific directions to get an activity report or play/pause your current track, for instance. 4dmenu_2x.png Shortcut Shortcut recognizes a double tap on your cheek, allowing you to interact with The Dash Pro without even touching it. This can be very useful while running or just while wearing a beanie. More details can be found here. shortcut_2x.png Body Movement Bragi OS 3.0 presented a functionality called Auto Tracking which automatically understands when an activity was started. With the help of Auto Tracking The Dash Pro realizes when a specific activity was started and starts tracking your data. You can find more information about Auto Tracking here.
Using The Slide The Slide fits over The Charger and helps retain The Dash Pro while you are charging on the go. It is important that The Slide is installed correctly in order to avoid damaging either the device or the charger itself. Always make sure there is no resistance and The Dash Pro does not move when placing the charger inside The Slide. brg_170511_usermanual_graphics_Charger_OV1.png Installation To make sure that both The Dash Pro and The Dash Pro Charger keep working as long as possible, it is necessary to use The Slide correctly. That way you can avoid the golden charging pins from dislocating and ultimately not charging the device anymore. Place The Dash Pro in The Dash Pro Charger and make sure it sits correctly on The MagSnap. You will know they are seated correctly when the LED LightGuide on The Dash Pro starts breathing simultaneously (slow regular pulsation) to indicate the current battery status when charging. This usually takes up to 10 seconds to occur. If the LED LightGuide does not start to breathe on one of the devices, remove The Dash Pro from the charging unit and re-seat them. Tip: Most often, it works best to drop the device into the charger from a short distance and allow them to position themselves. Align The Slide with the right side of The Dash Pro Charger (opposite of USB connection) so that the slot in The Slide is over the devices. That way you can still see The Dash Pro breathing even when covered. Slowly move The Slide to the left making sure that it does not interfere with The Dash Pro until it completely covers The Dash Pro Charger. Whenever you feel any resistance, stop the process and start over again. Removal While holding The Slide push on the side of the charger until it begins to move. Grasp the charger and carefully finish removing The Slide. If The Slide becomes stuck, it is possible that The Dash Pro has come off of the MagSnap connector. Do not forcibly remove The Slide. To realign The Dash Pro with the MagSnap connector, tap the charger lightly until it is possible to remove The Slide.
Use The Dash Pro in ambient temperatures between 0º and 45ºC (32º to 113ºF). Using The Dash Pro outside this temperature range can alter the battery performance and lead to malfunction or permanent damage of components inside The Dash Pro. When the recommended temperature range is exceeded, The Dash Pro will automatically shut down to protect its battery and other components from overheating. In this case The Dash Pro may not be usable for some time until the battery temperature is within the normal operating range again. Although The Dash Pro is designed to utilize your body heat to prevent rapid battery discharge when used in a cold environment, an ambient temperature below 0º C (32º F) may temporarily shorten battery life. Higher temperatures than 30º C (86º F) may also alter the battery performance. Avoid exposing The Dash Pro to extreme heat e.g. leaving it in your car on a hot summer day, exposing it to direct sunlight over an extended period of time etc. as this may damage the battery or other components inside The Dash Pro. Please note that storage temperatures should never get below -10°C (14°F) or exceed 60 °C (140°F) as this may cause critical damage to both battery and other components of The Dash Pro.
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