How long does the Found battery last?
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.
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.
Here are some guidelines on battery duration per charging cycle, depending on which tracking mode you use:
New tracking modes (rolling out):
Finding mode: up to 24 hours
Approximated tracking: up to 6 months (no movent) up to 24 hours (continuously moving)
Motion triggered: up to 30 days, assuming motion activity 16h/day
Standby: up to 3 months
Bluetooth Only: up to 12 months
Legacy tracking modes:
- Emergency tracking: 12 - 24 hours
- Dynamic tracking: 2 - 8 weeks (depending on activity)
- Low power: 1 - 3 months
- Bluetooth only: up to 12 months