The GPS Tracker relies on 3 methods to locate itself:
- Bluetooth: when it is within range of your smartphone and you have allowed the Invoxia GPS App access to your location at all times, it will copy the phone's position so that it can conserve battery life. In these cases, the precision is that of your smartphone's location.
- Wi-Fi positioning: when within range of Wi-Fi hotspots, especially in urban areas, the Cellular GPS Tracker will detect hotspots around and deduce its location by calculating itself as the center position. This technology works indoors and is less battery consuming than GPS. With this, the precision can vary from a radius of 5 yards in dense urban areas, to 80-100 yards when in presence of houses that are set a bit apart from each others (i.e. less dense suburban areas.)
- GPS: when it has no other choice, the Cellular GPS Tracker will use GPS to locate itself. Depending on the quality of signal received, precision can vary between 50 feet and 100 yards. Certain factors i.e stormy weather, sky hidden from view by trees, being indoors and other sources of error may affect its accuracy. We cannot guarantee that the GPS signal will work 100% of the time, as GPS satellite's signal connections can experience downtime, interruptions, or dead spots.
💡 When looking at your latest position in the app, the blue circle around the position indicates the radius of precision: your GPS Tracker can be located anywhere within this circle.
💡 If your Cellular GPS Tracker is lost, go to the latest position indicated in the Invoxia GPS App, and launch the Proximity Radar. Perform a grid search of the area while moving slowly until the smartphone detects the tracker by Bluetooth. Once the tracker is detected, you can make it ring, or keep searching and monitor when you are getting closer in the Proximity Radar.