How long does the Found battery last?

Updated by Marina

Unlike historical GPS trackers, the Found uses LTE-M for power-efficient location updates. This means that we are able to make the batteries last much longer than other trackers on the market. Battery duration is a little bit complicated since it is affected by a few factors. We will explain a little bit more in detail.

The two most important factors are :

  • Which tracking mode is set.
  • How much time your phone is in near proximity to your Found LTE.
  • If you are indoors or outdoors.

Whenever in the Bluetooth range of your smartphone, the Found automatically uses BLE to transmit data - this saves battery because it keeps the device's GPS off. If you are further away, then a cellular connection needs to be attempted, and that uses more energy.

Please refer to the Found Tracking Modes for a detailed battery life depending on the tracking mode you want to use.

We keep working on the Found firmware to improve battery life. If you are seeing a higher power consumption than the one described here, please contact our customer support.

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