Senstone works as a standalone device and doesn't require connection to phone or internet in order to capture your ideas, but it does require those in order to turn them into a piece of text. There are 6 stages of audio becoming a note, most of which are shown in app:
This is a stage when you press the button, green light comes on and you speak to Senstone. Recording might happen both online(when connected to phone) and offline(when not connected to any device). While green light flashes in any case, the small white light below it will flash only when Senstone is connected, meaning the transfer is in place. If recording was made offline it will be stored on Senstone's internal memory until it's connected to the phone - then the transfer will start.
Transferring means sending the WAW audio file from Senstone internal memory to your phone. If Senstone is connected to the phone transfer will start immediately when recording is started. Transfer takes around 2.5 times the record, meaning that for example 10 seconds record will get transferred to phone in 25 seconds. But as the transfer started with the recording, it will take 15 seconds after recording is finished. If you make long recordings offline, please be aware that transferring them will take some time.
Sometimes during transfer the Bluetooth connection may break interrupting the transfer. Senstone handles these situations and such records stay in "interrupted" state. They are automatically renewed when Senstone reconnects with the phone.
If your phone did not have internet connection when records were transferred from Senstone, they will stay in "Pending internet" state until you're connected to internet. This step is usually automatically skipped if you're online. You can find all pending records in Notes->"In progress"->"See all" menu or via Settings->Notes in Progress.
This is the process of transferring the audio recording to cloud. This usually happens within seconds if your internet connection is good.
The app is waiting for a text equivalent of your audio note coming from cloud. Also usually happens quite fast.