1. Allen Rhodes's Avatar
    Is this possible? Its able to be used for Cortana, but any way to record with it?
    02-22-2016 06:19 PM
  2. Allen Rhodes's Avatar
    So im guessing this is a no....?
    02-25-2016 03:43 PM
  3. devbent's Avatar
    So im guessing this is a no....?
    Hi Allen,

    There is no way to turn the mic on from the phone, only user initiated actions on the band can enable the mic. On board the device itself we do not have storage space allocated for saving audio. So to sum it up, no real way to store audio.
    02-25-2016 05:35 PM
  4. Allen Rhodes's Avatar
    Let me rephrase: I am aware there is no on board storage on a band 2, however, is it possible to use the mic via Bluetooth for voice recordings via the app on the phone. It is a Bluetooth connection after all.
    02-26-2016 09:41 AM
  5. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Theoretically you can ask Cortana to "take a note" via Band voice command and it will save to OneNote.

    In practice I'm not getting that to complete.
    02-26-2016 09:59 AM
  6. devbent's Avatar
    Hi Allen Rhodes,

    We actually looked into this a bit early on in the project. Technically the band could connect as a Bluetooth headset with only a microphone, and the Bluetooth standard allows for that. It turns out that a lot of cellphones do not support Bluetooth headsets that are only microphones, once we tell the phone that we are only a mic, our connection gets shut down by the phone.

    The lack of support from cell phones combined with the engineering effort that would have been needed to pull it off meant that we didn't investigate it further.

    I agree that having the mic record into a custom app of the user's choosing would be super cool. When I'm on Windows Phone I can just use Cortana, but when I am testing out on Android or iOS I miss the functionality of being able to quickly jot down a note.
    mase123987, thalador and EMitchell like this.
    02-29-2016 02:37 AM
  7. mase123987's Avatar
    Just wanted to say thanks for providing answers/responses that actually explain the situation compared to "We are looking into it" or "It currently isn't possible." Very helpful.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    02-29-2016 02:50 PM

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