- Voice-activated recording (VAR) means that when you start recording in VAR mode, the sensor of the microphone will start recording only when sounds are over 45dB in the device's range. During silent moments, the microphone will enter standby and skip recording silence, therefore, extending the recording battery life greatly.
- Generally speaking, a sound level of 45dB can be described as a mild background noise, comparable to a quiet indoor environment or a suburban area located far away from urban centers. More specifically, a sound level of approximately 45dB can be likened to a low-pitched singing voice, the volume of a television set, or the ambient noise level found in a typical office environment.
To configure the VAR function, the device must be connected to the app. Follow these steps to set the VAR mode:
1. Before starting a recording, tap the upper left corner of the home page and then go to the device details page. From there, select the VAR mode. The VAR function will work in both app control mode and manual control mode, and it will remain enabled throughout the recording.
2. If you want to activate VAR mode during a recording, tap the upper right corner of the recording page and select VAR mode. The device will immediately switch to VAR mode and start capturing audio with the VAR function.
When the indicator light flashes red, it means that the device is in VAR (voice-activated recording) mode. With a 450mAh battery, the device can support up to 40 hours of continuous voice-activated recording.
Note: If you experience issues with recording, please check if the VAR function is turned on. Since the device may not activate recording when the sound is at low decibels, it's recommended to turn off the VAR function to ensure continuous and coherent recording.
For important recordings, it's best to avoid relying on the VAR function, as this could lead to the potential loss of crucial information.