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FredL
post May 24 2019, 02:05 AM
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I'd like to record voice memos 'on the go' without having to open the Gemini each time. A great way to do this would be to press the silver button on the right side of the Gemini (I don't use Google Assistant, so that can be disabled) to start recording, and then press again to stop, with an audible sound to indicate recording, and another on the second press when recording ends.

Anyone remember the recording buttons on the side of the Series 5?

I'm guessing this would require some custom app development to implement, but if there's away to achieve this using existing apps I'd be interested to know.
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a1astair
post May 24 2019, 02:02 PM
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QUOTE(FredL @ May 24 2019, 09:05 PM) *
I'd like to record voice memos 'on the go' without having to open the Gemini each time. A great way to do this would be to press the silver button on the right side of the Gemini (I don't use Google Assistant, so that can be disabled) to start recording, and then press again to stop, with an audible sound to indicate recording, and another on the second press when recording ends.

Anyone remember the recording buttons on the side of the Series 5?

I'm guessing this would require some custom app development to implement, but if there's away to achieve this using existing apps I'd be interested to know.


I recently picked up a Sony SWR30 watch, which includes a voice record feature when paired with an Android phone. It only cost $60 and has an e-Ink screen and speakerphone capability. Works perfectly with the Gemini, because you can do so much with it without having to open the Gemini, e.g. see who is calling, answer/reject/make calls, stopwatch, countdown timer, view Android notifications and respond to them.
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FredL
post May 25 2019, 02:43 AM
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QUOTE(a1astair @ May 24 2019, 02:02 PM) *
QUOTE(FredL @ May 24 2019, 09:05 PM) *
I'd like to record voice memos 'on the go' without having to open the Gemini each time. A great way to do this would be to press the silver button on the right side of the Gemini (I don't use Google Assistant, so that can be disabled) to start recording, and then press again to stop, with an audible sound to indicate recording, and another on the second press when recording ends.

Anyone remember the recording buttons on the side of the Series 5?

I'm guessing this would require some custom app development to implement, but if there's away to achieve this using existing apps I'd be interested to know.


I recently picked up a Sony SWR30 watch, which includes a voice record feature when paired with an Android phone. It only cost $60 and has an e-Ink screen and speakerphone capability. Works perfectly with the Gemini, because you can do so much with it without having to open the Gemini, e.g. see who is calling, answer/reject/make calls, stopwatch, countdown timer, view Android notifications and respond to them.


Excellent suggestion - many thanks! I hadn't considered pairing the Gemini with a watch, and at £60 it's a reasonable experiment to try. I haven't worn a watch for a decade, so it might take some getting used to...
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