Know your Echo 2 Smartpen

Here's everything you need to know about how your new Livescribe Echo 2 smartpen works and its basics.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Echo 2 Smartpen

Smartpen specifications

Connectivity Wireless: Dual-mode Bluetooth 4.2 with mobile and desktop devices
Wired: USB C type connection (only with desktop devices)
Memory 4GB / 8GB (Depending on the model), can store up to 20,000 A4 pages of normal writing)
Power Button Uses the power button for the On/ Off function.
Battery Rechargeable Lithium Polymer (non-removable)
Up to 8.5 hours of continuous writing
Approx. 45 days of standby time
Charging Using USB C type cable
Approx. 120 minutes to full charge
Supported Companion Applications Livescribe+ App (Android & iOS)
Livescribe+ Desktop (Windows and macOS)
Download links
Ink refill Standard D1 style ink cartridge
Status Indicators Uses sound and LED light to communicate its status, actions, etc. to users

Frequently Asked Questions

How does it work?

The Echo 2 smartpen records everything you hear, say, and write while linking your audio recordings to your notes. Quickly replay audio from your Livescribe paper or a computer with a simple tap on your handwritten notes. It's never been easier to take notes and stay organized.

Can I Livestream my handwriting to my mobile/ desktop?

Yes, when the smartpen is connected to your mobile/ desktop device via Bluetooth, it can live stream handwritten notes and will transfer all previously-stored notes to the free Livescribe+ app on the device.

How can I record audio while taking notes?

The Echo 2 is purpose-built for capturing audio while taking notes, as it has a built-in microphone and stores around 200 hours of audio and thousands of pages of notes directly in the pen itself. Echo 2 is a self-contained ink and audio pen that permits users to capture everything that they hear and say while taking notes. The audio can be played back right on the pen and just the portion of audio associated with a specific handwritten note can be played on demand. Then when Echo 2 is connected to Bluetooth or USB, all captured notes and audio are seamlessly transferred to the free Livescribe+ (Mobile/Desktop) application where notes and audio can be easily archived, organized, and shared with others.

You can also simply tap on a note the audio will start playing back on your Smartpen. 

Should the pen always be connected via Bluetooth to the Livescribe+ app on my mobile/ desktop device?

No, the smartpen has internal memory and can store any audio or written notes on Livescribe notebooks in its memory. Then when the smartpen is next connected with the Livescribe+ App, the pen securely transfers all the data to the Livescribe+ app. 

You can also playback audio stored on the pen directly and just the portion of audio associated with a specific handwritten note can be played on demand.

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