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Track Interval setting explanation
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BBguy-AUS


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Join Date: 2011-12-27
Posts: 18

Posted: 2012-09-10 06:50:11 AM

In the BB How To, it says:

Track Interval
Interval (in minutes) in which GPS will be turned on to track location.

I set this to 1 minute. Does this mean FMee will check the GPS location every minute?

How does this relate to when there is movement. I have my Primary Use set to Cell phone Tracking. Will FMee automatically update (turn on the GPS) when it senses a location change? Or would I have to wait for the 'track interval' to check regardless of movement. ie: Track Interval=10 minutes. I would only get GPS location updates every 10 minutes.

Thanks
Administrator


Best of the Best


Join Date: 2010-01-27
Posts: 1323

Posted: 2012-09-10 09:03:03 AM

If you set the interval to 10 minutes, the app will wake up every 10 minutes to detect location. If you set the Power Saving Mode to Low, the app will turn on GPS to obtain coordinates. If you set the Power Saving to Medium or High, the app will detect if the phone has moved. If the answer is yes, the app will turn on GPS to obtain coordinates. If the answer is no, the app will go back to sleep immediately.

The app wakes up according to the configured interval. It does not wake up in between.

Hope that I have answered your question.

Chorizo


Beginner

Join Date: 2012-08-14
Posts: 17

Posted: 2012-09-19 03:05:56 PM

I'm glad you explained the interval a little better. I had to do some trial and error to get the optimum setting for my needs. It wasn't obvious to me at first that medium and high power saving settings would first detect if the cellular location had changed before firing up the more accurate but more power-hungry GPS chipset.

The settings I ended up with are 10 minute interval, medium power saving, 30 second timeout, and high GPS power. The reason I chose high power was because there were a lot of readings missing when I used medium or low power - times when the phone was in a car in motion, but the GPS chip just couldn't resolve the location.

Now I have a good set of operating parameters that capture reliable location data but don't drain the battery much. I am grateful that you had the foresight to put in the tweakable settings so that each user could fine tune it, instead of a "one size fits all" approach that others have used.
qenesis


Newbie

Join Date: 2015-10-30
Posts: 1

Posted: 2015-10-30 10:33:13 PM

This may be obvious, but after the app has updated the location, does it turn the GPS back off ?
Administrator


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Join Date: 2010-01-27
Posts: 1323

Posted: 2015-10-31 09:00:37 AM

Quote:
Quoted From qenesis:

This may be obvious, but after the app has updated the location, does it turn the GPS back off ?


Yes, as soon as location is obtained, GPS is turned off.


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