recording

mikehowardjc

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Apr 23, 2017
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Hello everyone,


Can I use an apple watch to record audio in a room. Sometimes a lecture or demonstration is being made, and sense I am tired, I have a hard time paying attention.


Thanks
 

mikehowardjc

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Apr 23, 2017
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Yeah, but the watch is so much more convenience. Also, if I am in a lecture it is nice not having to get out my phone and record as it would look like I am not paying attention.

So, it is possible but not recommended because of the low memory?
 

Julien

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Jun 30, 2007
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...So, it is possible but not recommended because of the low memory?
Actually the :apple:Watch has almost 6GB for apps so it is unlikely you will run into a memory issue. However there are at least 2 other problems.

1) Battery life would suffer tremendously so Apple probably wouldn't allow an App to record for a long period of time.

2) Microphone pattern and sensitivity/noise cancelation. The mic would be a Cardioid pattern (directional) so it would have to face forward/anterior (wrist outward). Even more problematic is the poor sensitivity would limit it to a short distance. Also it probably uses noise cancelation to further reduce 'background' noise.

So in all likelihood you would have to reverse wear (Digital Crown in), sit in front row and be within a few feet (couple of meters) and the person always facing you.
 
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Open Casket

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May 3, 2017
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Aren't your lectures recorded by your university? Not trying to be an a**-hat, just interested. In Australia we have access our lectures a few hours after they're recorded. They're excellent quality and perfect for revision.
 

mikehowardjc

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Apr 23, 2017
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Aren't your lectures recorded by your university? Not trying to be an a**-hat, just interested. In Australia we have access our lectures a few hours after they're recorded. They're excellent quality and perfect for revision.
This is work related. Not for school. If I was in school I don't think anyone would care if I wasn't paying attention.
 

friednoodles

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I've used Just Press Record and it's quite handy, including some nice syncing and transcription features, although I've never tried to use it for hours-long recordings.