How selected tracking interval affects on GPS device's power consumption?

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This applies to the following Tracker GPS devices:
G400, G400i, G400FI, G500, G500 2013, G500FI, G1000 and Supra


Older G400, G400i and G500 GPS devices (that can not update their software via internet) GPS power mode is set at "Full power" on tracking intervals of less than 2mins



Tracking intervals between 3-15 sec


- The GPS device has it's power mode at "Full Power" and the device is constantly updating its position

- Position is updated continously with the selected tracking interval

- Has the highest power consumption



Tracking intervals between 16-60 sec


- The device gives position updates at the selected tracking frequency and transmits its position

- When the dog starts or stops barking, a fresh position update is first calculated, processed and then sent immediately with the barking information

- If wanting to balance tracking with power consumption, then 20sec tracking interval is the most optimal



Tracking intervals of 60+ sec


- The device gives position updates at the selected tracking frequency and transmits its position

- Dog barking does not affect position update frequency. The bark trail displayed on map, works with the accuracy of the set tracking frequency
- If Geofence Alarm is set, however, the GPS device will also do a position update at the frequency set in the Geofence Alarm  and sends an alarm when the dog is out of range



Tracking intervals of 30+ minutes


- The device gives position updates at the selected tracking frequency and transmits its position
- If Geofence Alarm is set, however, the GPS device will also do a position update at the frequency set in the Geofence Alarm and sends an alarm when the dog is out of range.


Note! Use with caution, because:
- Between position updates the device enters sleep mode (hibernating), so that it cannot give position updates, or receive phone calls, or process commands sent to it. The commands are received by the device at least by the time when the device powers up for the next position update 

- If You're having trouble getting position updates, use 15sec trackerin interval





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