Tracker App - Advanced features and Pro-mode

Advanced features

Dog's info menu
You can see more info from your target and see the settings that you can change by tapping or swiping on the small bar on the bottom of the map view (next to the dog's icon)

Bark reading X(Y)
X = the dog's barking frequency (barks/minute), for the last minute
(Y) = the dog's instantaneous barking frequency (barks/minute), which is calculated from the last positioning interval from Ultracom devices and from the last 10 seconds from Tracker devices

Just like in a car, the speed meter is shown in kilometers per hour and not how many meters have been moved between two readings of the speed meter, this applies also to how the frequency which the dog is barking at that moment, is shown in Dog's info menu

- If the (Y) reading is momentarily greater than X, it means that the dog has just started barking
- If the (Y) reading varies and is sometimes larger than X and sometimes smaller, it means that the dog's barking is becoming more frequent or less frequent.
- If the (Y) reading is 0 and there is something in the X reading, it means that the dog is no longer barking, but has barked within the previous minute

Total barking time in the dog's data
Counts the number of minutes the dog has been barking
If the dog has barked for e.g. 10 seconds, the total barking time is counted as 1 full minute

Odometer in the dog's data
Tells the "working distance" calculated by the GPS device / progress in the terrain:
- In Tracker devices, with the exception of Active, the distance is measured when the dog has moved more than 100 meters. Spins and bends within 100 meters are not counted
- That is, it measures the dog's progress in the terrain, not how many meters the dog has run
- In Ultracom devices, the distance is measured when the dog has moved more than 8 meters and the GPS positioning is stable. It therefore filters out small spins and bends, as well as GPS errors

Track's (xx) length
Tells how much distance there is in the trail / tail drawn on the screen. How long the period is calculated depends on the track length setting selected by the user. The distance is calculated through each location point, i.e. it is as accurate as the frequency of GPS positioning and the accuracy of the location data has been

Track's (xx) bark time
Tells how much real calculated bark time there actually is in the trail / tail of the red barking line drawn on the screen. It is calculated from the track length setting selected by the user. The time is calculated through each location point, i.e. it is as accurate as the frequency of GPS positioning and the accuracy of the location data has been
"Measure route details" feature (speed meter icon)
Route length
Calculated as in Track, the distance between the start and end points marked by the user on the route, using every anchor point in that route

This distance is practically always longer than the distance meter calculated by the GPS device, because its calculation is based on all anchor points and not on the dog's progress

Maximum distance
The distance from the starting point marked by the user to the furthest point of the route is calculated
If you evaluate the search, it tells you how far the dog went

Maximum deviation
Calculates how far the dog went from the segment that is between the start point and the end point
For example, if the dog moves with the handler, it can be estimated from this how wide the dog searches

Barking time
Barking minutes calculated by the GPS device, see "Total barking time"

Minutes without barking
The number of minutes the dog did not bark
Geofence Alarm, Point Alarm and Barking Alarm
Tracker GPS device monitors Alarms independently, even in situations where the App on your phone is not online

- The alarm operates independently of the set GPS device tracking frequency (position update requests) It works even when you have no other ongoing tracking via Tracker Live active at the same time , besides Geofence alarm
- In the new GPS devices, the alarm takes place over the data connection as a Push-notification, i.e. they work even if the Tracker program is switched off

When an alarm comes on, it will appear in a drop down menu on the top of the phone, where dragging the "curtain" open and by clicking it you can stop the alarm sound

You can also open the alarm notification fully and either select the alarm to be displayed in the application map view, or cancel the alarm

You can find Geofence Alarm and Point Alarm in the device's settings menu:
- Open the Main Menu
- Open: Devices
- Tap the name of the device you want to set an alarm for

Geofence Alarm

- The Area selected for this alarm is going to be circular, so choose the Area radius (distance from the center of the circle to its outer edge)
- Select where you want to place the center coordinates for this Area ("Target location", "Map cursor" or "My location")
- Next, select the time interval for when the collar will check the status of the Area Alarm and, if needed, will send an alarm to your phone if the position of the collar exceeds the outer limit of the area you specified
- The shortest selectable interval is 1min, so once you've set the alarm, the first alarm can come to your phone in 1min (at the earliest)

Point Alarm

The operation of the point alarm is affected by the speed measured from the location of the GPS device. If the speed is over than 3 kmh the alarm will not trigger because the dog is most likely in the car.

Tracker devices:
Determining the limit value of the motion level (move) of the parking alarm:
- Turn on the 3-second tracking and wait until the dog's location information starts to be updated via the live service
- Wait until the dog stops and stays standing
- Open the dog's status information menu from the bottom of the map view by dragging it up with your finger and open it completely
- Check its current momentum value from the status information menu for that object: "Movement level"
- For example, if the object's status information is displayed, under "Movement level" that value varies between 0-3 when the dog is stationary and does not move, set the "Movement level" value of the Standing alarm to 4

Ultracom devices and Tracker Active:
- The standing alarm is based on a specific meter limit and time. For example, if you set the distance to 15 meters and the time to 20 seconds, then if the dog stays within the 15 meter limit for 20 seconds, the user will receive an alert about the dog standing still.
- The standing alarm can come again when the dog has moved outside the set distance (in the example 15 meters) and stops standing again for the set standing time (in the example 20 seconds).
- The number of meters of the standing alarm does not affect how far the dog can be from the user.

How long your phone sounds an alarm (or plays an alarm at all) or how it will displays a notification for this alarm (or displays it at all) depends on the device you are using and its settings
iOS instructions for changing notification settings
Android instructions for changing notification settings

Bark alarm

Open the main menu -> Settings -> Bark alarm (ON/OFF)

- The barking alarm is not set for an individual GPS device, but you choose whether the barking alarm is ON or OFF for the App You're using
- When the barking alarm is ON, you will receive an alert from all the dogs you are monitoring at that moment
- If you don't want a barking alert from some groups, unsubscribe those groups

The Barking Alarm is activated for the dog if it has not barked for 15 minutes and then starts barking

When enabling or disabling any alert, make sure the app is connected to Tracker Live

The "Bark Alert Limit" setting defines how many barks per minute are required for the "Bark Alert" to activate, and the "Bark Alert Limit" is managed through the "Dog Profile" settings


Open main menu -> Settings -> Pro mode -> Then following settings and functions open below it:
(click on the desired topic)

- You can select the phone's language or one of the 12 other languages for the application
Keep display on
- Keep screen on (overrides phone / tablet's own screen off settings)
- Units of measurement
(Metric or US units)

- Coordinate format
(8 different formats for coordinates)

- Unit of heading angles
(5 different formats for heading angles)
Information on map
- Crosshair and measurement lines timeout
(1-10sec, custom or not hidden)

- Show measurement lines
(shows the distance from the coordinates of the cursor in the center of the map)

- Show angles on measurement lines

- Show distance circles
(on the most accurate map every 5 meters apart and on the world map up to 2000 km apart)

- Show scale line
(shown in the upper left corner of the map)

- Show coordinates of the map center
(shown in the upper left corner of the map)
Open chat messages automatically
- Show new messages automatically (group instant messaging)
Show full map button configuration
You can select the following map buttons to be displayed on the map
You can also tap + hold map buttons displayed on the map to move them

- "Open main menu"
(by default in the lower left corner of the map)

- "Turn GPS on / off"
(by default in the lower right corner of the map)

- Compass
(by default in the upper right corner of the map)

- Targets
(by default in the lower right corner of the map)

- Switch views between your location and the target you're tracking
(by default in the lower right corner of the screen)

- Zoom in
(by default in the lower right corner of the map)

- Zoom out
(by default in the lower right corner of the map)
Target appearance
- Device icon size on map
(7 different sizes to choose from)

- Marker icon size on map
(7 different sizes to choose from)

- Target label size
(7 different sizes to choose from)

- Target tail width
(5 different sizes available)

- Automatically adjust target size
(the size of the target icon adjusts when you zoom in on the map)

- Barking animations
(the dog symbol is animated when the dog barks)
Target tail length
- My position = 1h by default
(selectable: "No tail", 1min -> 1day or optional length)

- Tracking devices = 2h by default
(selectable: "No tail", 10min -> 1 day or optional length)

- Friends = 10min by default
(selectable: "No tail", 1min -> 1day or optional length)

- Reindeer collars = 7 days by default
(selectable: "No tail", 1d -> 28d or optional)

New features and settings outside the Settings menu:

Map markers
- In the Map Markers menu, you can e.g. select and delete several map entries at the same time
Allow loading of map tiles
- It is possible to toggle ON/OFF the download of map tiles in the Maps menu
Safety features
- "Train-on-area alarm" is available in the "Safety" menu
Additional information of the tracked target
When you drag up and open the menu at the bottom of the map, in addition to the normally displayed info on your dog's GPS device, the following is also available:

Tail distance
- the length of the trail / tail drawn by the dog is shown on the map

In addition to "Tail distance" the tail drawn on map also gives an indicator when the dog is barking
- A thicker line is used when the dog barks
POI/Waypoint icon at the bottom of the map
- A new function is available through the POI/Waypoint icon at the bottom of the map: "Quick POI at my position"
(Saves a POI/Waypoint to the coordinates where the map cursor is located at the time)
You can create new customized quick buttons to the map view
- Press and hold any icon of the menu item at the main menu
(or in the Maps menu, for example)
- You can create a new icon that can be placed in map view
- To delete a new shortcut icon You created: Tap + hold and move it over to the trash can in the center of the map view

For example:

If You want a quick access to Your Map markers:

- Open the main menu
- Tap: Maps
- Tap + hold the icon for "Map markers" menu item
- Move the new shortcut icon to the map

You can then quickly access Your Map markers by tapping this new icon You just made