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Topic Title: Battery Life on Olympus DS-9500
Topic Summary: If Wifi turned off, how does battery life on 9500 compare to 9000
Created On: 12/26/2018 03:16 PM
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 Battery Life on Olympus DS-9500   - one1cut - 12/26/2018 03:16 PM  
 Battery Life on Olympus DS-9500   - Lunis Orcutt - 12/26/2018 04:15 PM  
 Battery Life on Olympus DS-9500   - one1cut - 01/16/2019 11:22 AM  
 Battery Life on Olympus DS-9500   - alandoucet - 01/07/2019 02:44 PM  
 Battery Life on Olympus DS-9500   - one1cut - 01/16/2019 11:50 AM  
 Battery Life on Olympus DS-9500   - Lunis Orcutt - 01/16/2019 12:11 PM  
 Battery Life on Olympus DS-9500   - amekidelli - 08/08/2019 09:38 AM  
 Battery Life on Olympus DS-9500   - alandoucet - 08/08/2019 10:05 AM  
 Battery Life on Olympus DS-9500   - Dragon Bob - 11/08/2019 07:16 AM  
 Battery Life on Olympus DS-9500   - Lunis Orcutt - 11/08/2019 12:34 PM  
 Battery Life on Olympus DS-9500   - Dragon Bob - 11/08/2019 01:51 PM  
 Battery Life on Olympus DS-9500   - Dragon Bob - 11/08/2019 02:51 PM  
 Battery Life on Olympus DS-9500   - Lunis Orcutt - 11/08/2019 03:18 PM  
 Battery Life on Olympus DS-9500   - Dragon Bob - 01/15/2020 04:45 PM  
 Battery Life on Olympus DS-9500   - Lunis Orcutt - 01/15/2020 07:29 PM  
 Battery Life on Olympus DS-9500   - Dragon Bob - 01/16/2020 10:59 AM  
 Battery Life on Olympus DS-9500   - Dragon Bob - 01/16/2020 11:26 AM  
 Battery Life on Olympus DS-9500   - alandoucet - 01/18/2019 09:39 AM  
 Battery Life on Olympus DS-9500   - Dragon Bob - 01/16/2020 07:57 AM  
 Battery Life on Olympus DS-9500   - Lunis Orcutt - 01/16/2020 02:05 PM  
 Battery Life on Olympus DS-9500   - Dragon Bob - 01/16/2020 11:46 AM  
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The Olympus DS-9500 and Olympus DS-9000 are identical in most details; including battery life. In other words they both share a 9.5 hour battery life when recording in DS2 algorithms in the default setting; the highest quality recording. The 52 hours setting you saw was for lower quality recordings which apply to both recorders but you are unlikely to use it.

By default, you're not actually using Wi-Fi and most end-users do not use the DS-9500 Wi-Fi connection. You are correct in that Wi-Fi would use a little more battery life but it is not turned on or set up by default. You don't have 52 hours on any recorder with an HD color screen because it's simply not possible, with any kind of quality recording. That's what really uses up the juice. We use the DS-9500 and never go anywhere without it. The new microphone design is impressive in our units and additionally include our exclusive Dragon instructions on how to use your recorder and setting up Dragon's AutoTranscribe Folder Agent. The built-in microphones even work better than an external microphone so don't make the mistake of adding a headset.

The DS-9500 also includes a rechargeable USB cradle which also features the perfect angle (if you turn your recorder around) so that you can use the DS-9500 as a Dragon table microphone, with a 3 foot range, while charging. This is our biggest reason for going with the DS-9500. We directly dictated this message using the DS-9500 as an overpriced microphone



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 01/16/2019 11:22 AM
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Lunis, Thanks for the quick response, though as is apparent, my replies are not always so prompt.

Having wifi off by default makes sense. Your comment about how a HD screen adversely impacts battery life is also consistent with what others say. I particularly liked your comment about turning the docked recorder around to use as a table mike. Never heard anyone else say that.

 

Thanks again.

 

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 01/07/2019 02:44 PM
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Hi everyone,

A quick clarification here. The Olympus DS-9500 actually runs on an Android Operating System, unlike the DS-9000 which operates on a proprietary firmware. The android operating system was required to make use of the Wi-Fi functionality and that's also why it has a shorter battery life not unlike your cell phone.

If you disable the Wi-Fi, you might get a little bit of extra battery life but it won't come near to the total number of hours that the DS 9000 can provide you out-of-the-box. So between the two devices, there is a bit of a given a take. If you travel a lot, you're out of the office frequently, and need your dictations to be transcribed as soon as possible the 9500 is for you. That's what I use when I travel, and I just make sure to have the USB cable on my laptop bag so I can charge at the end of the day if I need to.

If you don't need Wi-Fi, you can just as easily pick up the 9000 and then you don't have to worry about battery life all that much at all with the drawback that now you need to connect the device to your laptop before you can send it into your transcription work flow.

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 01/16/2019 11:50 AM
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Alan,

 

Ah.... A different OS could create a subsantial battery life difference. Thanks for that point. Now, I still don't know which to buy. I like the 9000 battery life, but do not find plugging the device in each night all that troublesome, as other devices have already instilled a habit of doing so. What's one more device?

 

Is it possible to transfer a DS file from the 9000 to a computer without the Olympus software involved? I am only speaking of transferring the file, not of listening to or unlocking file encryption. If I can transfer a single recorded file from the 9000, using a cable, to a computer or cell phone, then I can send (email) that file wherever I might want. If I can send the file to someone who has the transcription software, then I see less benefit in the 9500 over the 9000.

 

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 01/16/2019 12:11 PM
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If you don't need VCVA (automatic level microphone input), the cradle or Wi-Fi than the Olympus DS-9000 would save you $200 but if you want any of those 3 options, you would be better served by going with the Olympus DS-9500.

You do not need to use or even install the Olympus Dictation Module utility because Windows will see your digital recorder as an external hard drive and you can treat it as such. Although we have the Dictation Module installed on our computer, we never use it. We set up our AutoTranscribe Folder Agent to Transcribe Recordings directly from our DS-9500 and then delete the original recordings. This information is included in our complementary manual. The Dictation Module is only needed for more complex functions such as automatically sending files to a specific File Explorer address, FTP or email, for example.



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Originally posted by: Lunis Orcutt If you don't need VCVA (automatic level microphone input), the cradle or Wi-Fi than the Olympus DS-9000 would save you $200 but if you want any of those 3 options, you would be better served by going with the Olympus DS-9500. You do not need to use or even install the Olympus Dictation Module utility because Windows will see your digital recorder as an external hard drive and you can treat it as such. Although we have the Dictation Module installed on our computer, we never use it. We set up our AutoTranscribe Folder Agent to Transcribe Recordings directly from our DS-9500 and then delete the original recordings. This information is included in our complementary manual. The Dictation Module is only needed for more complex functions such as automatically sending files to a specific File Explorer address, FTP or email, for example.

 

 

In comparing the two recorders, other than wifi, the only extra ability in DS-9500 may be the ability to transfer files to a network folder. Am I missing other improvements? The price does not seem much different as I will be adding the dock if I buy the DS-9000 and I believe the dock is an add-on to the DS-9000, while it is included with the DS-9500.

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Hi amekidelli,

 

The two devices are very comporable.  As you mentioned the DS-9500 comes with WiFi and because of that it runs on an Android Operating system which means that, like your phone, if you have it recording all day will last you about 10 hours.

 

The DS-9000 runs on our own native operating system which means we can make it much more efficient.  If you were to start recording now, the battery wouldn't die for about 48 hours.

 

Both devices will last for hundreds of hours in standby mode so you only really need to worry about battery life if you're consistently recording dictations or conferences for 10+ hours.  



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I have a DS-9500 and have found the battery life to be much shorter than battery life I have on my DS-7000.  If I turn my DS-9500 on at the beginning of the day, I find that the battery is dead (or close to it) by the end of the day, even if I did not do much recording.

What settings should I use to make sure I am getting the longest battery life when the device is turned on but not actively being used?  I don't have much need to use wi-fi either.

Thanks for this thread and I am glad to see an Olympus employee on the discussion.

 

On another note, on Windows 10, how do I set up the recorder to work as a table top recorder for Dragon?

 

 



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 11/08/2019 12:34 PM
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We believe you have a DS-9000 but the same answer should apply. Are you leaving your recorder running all day or allowing it to hibernate between uses? If it is turned on “fulltilt”, you are lucky to get a day out of your battery. Color LCD screens are a major battery draw but if you think your battery may be wearing out (they all begin wearing out as soon as you start to use them), contact Olympus for a warranty replacement battery. We believe you have a two-year warranty but your DS-9000 is just under one year old. If Olympus requires a copy of receipt, contact us for a complementary PDF.


If you own a DS-9500, you would have the charging USB cradle which is already positioned at the perfect angle but you can optionally hold the DS-9000 in your hand or drop it into a coffee cup so that you can work hands-free. Treat your recorder like any other USB microphone. Just go through the Dragon Microphone menu and select Choose Microphone.



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What do you mean hibernate?  I have power save mode selected to 5 minutes.  I think I just changed that though.  I may have had it previously set to 30 minutes.  Getting old is rough...



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Although I purchased a DS-9000 from Knowbrainer, Olympus upgraded me to DS-9500.



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Sweet on that hardware upgrade. 5 minute sleep/hibernate (wrong term on our part) should be adequate. You might consider replacing your warrantied battery



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What causes the device to come out of standby mode?  Does the user have to push a button?  Is something internal to the device that senses movement of the device?  If I keep it in my pocket or bag in standby mode, but the device keeps moving, will it not go into standby mode?  If I keep it on the dashboard of my car, will bumps in the road wake it up? 

The device has mostly been good.  The quality of the audio is excellent for transcription.  I've had to pull the battery a few times to reset the device when the power on feature did not work.  I have found that I can leave the recorder on the dashboard of my car and dictate hands free while driving.  I think the result/accuracy of transcription has been kind of impressive.

I am still trying to figure out how to use the wifi to send a file through my phone's hot sopt to my computer via e-mail.  I tried following the instructions in the manual but for some reason I could not get it to work.



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When you say “standby”, are you referring to VCVA? If so, yes, if you have VCVA turned on, it is fairly easy to switch on; especially if the Big Haired Lady is driving your Jeep Wrangler and thinks that speed bumps or ramps


You'll find Wi-Fi information on page 70 of the DS-9500 Manual but we sold you a DS-9000 which does not include wireless transfer functionality. In other words, if you have a DS-9000 rather than a DS-9500, you don't have wireless network connectivity. This feature is only available on the DS-9500.



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I got the DS-9500 as an upgrade from Olympus.

When I press the send button all I get is a message that says sent files cannot be edited.  It never goes to the next steps that are shown in the manual.



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Update.... I was not in the list view so it was not giving me the options.  Now, I get through all the options just like in the manual.  I choose the e-mail address and it appears to send.  However, the files never show up in my inbox.  I am using Yahoo mail as the senders e-mail service.  I have adjusted the settings to a lower security as recommended in the setup instructions.  What am I missing?



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 01/18/2019 09:39 AM
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As usual, Lunis is bang on the money. You don't actually need the dictation software to transfer files, but keep in mind the Olympus Dictation module is included on both the 9500 and 9000 so there's no additional cost either way.

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I am not referring to VCVA. I believe stand by mode is similar to some kind of sleep/hibernate function. When the device is powered on and it lays on my desk idle for about 30 seconds, it will appear to turn off. Then after I pick it up it turns back on. When I leave it in my pocket, I can't tell what it is doing. I can't see it there.

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Try the following to the change your DS-9500 SLEEP timing:

 

1. Click Menu

2. Press {down arrow} 4x to the wrench and hammer icon

3. Click Power Save and choose



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***Update**** I've successfully sent a file via e-mail. Not a large file (less than 1 MB) but it looks like it takes about 10 minutes to get from the recorder to my inbox.

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