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Author Topic: Data connection through audio jack  (Read 711 times)

kalos

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Data connection through audio jack
« on: May 01, 2018, 04:24 PM »
Hello!

I bought a watch with MP3 player. It came with a cable that in its one side it has a male usb plug and in its other side it has a male 3.5mm audio jack.

Are you supposed to use this cable to connect it to your laptop and 'download' the audio files of the watch to your laptop?

I have never done something like this and I wonder if it is possible with such cable.

There is no other port on the watch.

Any idea?

thanks!

EDIT: to prevent questions, obviously I tried and nothing is recognised from my Win8.1, should I expect a 'new usb drive found' balloon? or anything else?

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Re: Data connection through audio jack
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2018, 05:46 PM »
Is there no manual or instructions with the watch?
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Re: Data connection through audio jack
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2018, 07:56 PM »
I think that the cable allows you to connect the watch to an audio device so it can play the music from the watch.

It is more likely that you need a decent USB phone charger cable (which also allows for data transfer) to transfer music to the watch. As most people already have multiple cables of that sort in their possession, it is overkill to supply such a cable with the watch. Makes it a lot cheaper as well.

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Re: Data connection through audio jack
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2018, 08:57 PM »
Does the watch have a name?  That might help someone interested to help you.

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Re: Data connection through audio jack
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2018, 12:00 AM »
its certainly possible - I had (have) an old iriver DAC that used the audio jack for charging, data transfer, and playback

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Re: Data connection through audio jack
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2018, 08:09 AM »
its certainly possible - I had (have) an old iriver DAC that used the audio jack for charging, data transfer, and playback

And mentioning that, the iPod Shuffle (which I still have due to the fact that I waterproofed one and it's good for swimming) uses the audio jack for charging.