How infrequently can you set the interval

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How infrequently can you set the interval

Post by Prom » Tue Mar 27, 2007 9:23 pm

How infrequently can you set the interval for checking location with the cell phone tracker? Can it be set say for every 60 mins? Would that extend the battery life for several days?

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Post by ATSupport » Wed Mar 28, 2007 1:24 am

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Post by Guest » Wed Mar 28, 2007 5:45 am

Thank you, that was helpful but can you give me an estimate of how long the battery will last if it was set for sending every 4 hrs in a good cell coverage area (for example). Or put another way, is it possible to get 2 - 3 days from the phone by setting the interval and if so, about how far apart would you have to set it?

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Post by ATSupport » Wed Mar 28, 2007 9:54 am

I don't think you can get 2-3 days, despite of interval settings. It consumes battery other than acquiring positions and sending data. For example, it constantly checking for the number of satellites in view etc. The best you can get I think is about 12 hours.
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Post by Guest » Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:10 am

I know with my regular cell phone I can leave it on for at least two days before the battery is gone as long as I'm not talking on it so passive tower checking doesn't consume that much battery power.

Oh well, I'd really like something I could get a couple of days out of without having to put hands on it.

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Post by ATSupport » Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:51 am

Well, nothing can compare to idle time. :) For example, "Satellites in view" involves queries to the GPS chipset, which uses more power. You might consider hooking up with car battery?
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Post by Guest » Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:56 am

You know what would be great - a phone that only comes on and checks each time the car moves and then only for a limited time. If one were to have something like that it would track each place the car stopped and when but not the whole route - which to me isn't relevent.

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Post by Guest » Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:56 am

Can't get to the car battery for what I want.

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Post by ATSupport » Wed Mar 28, 2007 12:46 pm

hm... some users on this forum are doing the motion sensor with a mercury switch. Try the search in this forum for details.
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