Tracker

Tracker

How does it work?

Communications

Safeguards

Data usage

BATTERY LIFE

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What testing has happened and what is the battery life?

There are now over 450 users of Tracker and no reported issues with regards excessive battery life. Expect around 6% battery use per hour if live tracking, and half this if just using text messages.

Some examples are given below, I would recommend you perform your own tests for your own handset and battery. In all cases Bluetooth and WiFi both switched off (recommended)

  • Samsung Galaxy S3: Live tracking, good network, good GPS, 6.5% drop every hour
  • Sony Xperia Z3 Compact: Live tracking, igc logging, poor network, poor GPS, barometer enabled, 5.5% drop every hour

Other tips

Outside of the application, consider setting your phone up for power saving:

  • Switch off motion features
  • Do not use password facial recognition features
  • Switch off near field communications
  • Engage any power saving mode

and after you have started tracking I recommend ...

  • Put phone into silent mode
  • Switch off screen