In order to transfer audio files from your device to your phone, you need to complete a one-time Bluetooth pairing process. First, ensure that your phone’s Bluetooth is turned on. Next begin discovering nearby Bluetooth devices - if you’re using an iPhone this will occur automatically while you are looking at the Bluetooth settings page. While your phone is looking for devices, firmly tap the top of your Kapture device four times to activate it’s one-time pairing mode. The device will vibrate four times, acknowledging it has received that many taps, and the LED will turn solid yellow. Once the pairing mode is activated, the LED will begin slowly pulsing yellow and your Kapture will appear as an available devices within your phone’s Bluetooth settings. Simply select Kapture within the app and you will feel the device vibrate indicating it has connected successfully. Once connected, the device will transfer any and all backlogged files, then disconnect from your phone, turn its Bluetooth off to save power, and begin recording again. While recording, the LED will blink green every seven seconds.
In the absence of a screen or buttons, the device is particularly sensitive to the correct tap cadence (the speed of your tapping) and intensity (how hard you tap).
Cadence: think of it like the song Sweet Caroline - bah, bah, bah. If you tap too fast, the device won’t recognize each individual tap. If you tap too slow, any multiple tap sequence won’t be recognized.
Intensity: think of it more like a slap than a tap. Slap the full face of the product with most of your pointer and middle fingers. It’ll soon become second nature.
- One tap - successful tap, blinks yellow for each tap
- Two taps - successful save of previous minute of audio; blinks green and vibrates twice
- Three taps - turns off and turns on; blinks green or red and vibrates three times
- Four taps - pair or connect with your smartphone; blinks yellow and vibrates four times
Quick troubleshooting tips: In between ‘stages’ where the device is reacting to your tap sequence, don’t get tap-happy. Doing so can cause the device to get confused and stop working properly, likely requiring a hard reset. If the device is only responding with yellow blinking for each tap and not saving or pairing, it may be because you mistakenly turned it off. Tap three times to turn it back on.
Saving and Transferring
When you want to save a klip and send it to your phone, simply tap the device twice. The device will vibrate two times, acknowledging it has received that many taps, and the LED will turn solid green. Once the klip is saved locally, the LED will turn solid yellow and the device will turn its Bluetooth back on and attempt to reconnect with your phone. If the connection fails, the device will vibrate three times. If the connection succeeds, the device will vibrate once. After that first vibration, the device will vibrate one time for every successful file transfer and three times for any failed file transfers. Once all files are transferred, the device vibrate two times then disconnect from your phone, turn its Bluetooth off to save power, and begin recording again. While recording, the LED will blink green every seven seconds.
If you want to make sure that the device is not recording, you can turn off the device’s microphone by tapping the device three times. The device will vibrate three times, acknowledging it has received that many taps, and the LED will blink red and then turn off. While the recording is off, the device may not be tapped twice or four times. To turn the device’s microphone back on, simply tap the device three times again. The device will again vibrate three times, acknowledging it has received that many taps, and the LED will blink green and begin recording again. While recording, the LED will blink green every seven seconds.
First grab the hard end of the charger that has two small metal connectors and two plastic-covered magnets. These connectors and magnets line up with corresponding connectors and magnets on the back of the Kapture device itself. Simply place these adjacent to each other and you will be able to feel the magnets pull the connectors together. Once the magnetic connection is secure and the other end of the charger is connected to a USB power source such as your computer or a wall adapter, the device will reboot and begin charging. This reboot begins with the LED alternating green and red, then is followed by a red to yellow to green color sequence before finally ending with a single vibration, indicating the device has fully rebooted. Once this is complete, the device will be charging and its LED will be slowly pulsing red. To charge faster, the device does not record audio while charging.
Assemble & Disassemble
While your Kapture should arrive assembled, you can disassemble your device to change out the bands and grill for alternate colors or to the klip-on accessory. To disassemble the Kapture wristband, first grab the soft bands where they attach to the hard main body of the device. Pull these upward and away from the tail ends of the bands where they clasp together. Then easily slide the grill off towards where you had removed the band closest to the charging connectors.