- The GPS is very accurate. LBS and WiFi are not so accurate. How do I track my pet if it’s stuck on LBS or WiFi?
- Will I be able to track the last known GPS?
Answer: Tracking your pet when GPS is not available can be more challenging, but there are some steps you can take to improve your chances of locating your pet:
- Utilize the Locate Button and view the historical map: The tracking app includes a feature that allows you to view a historical map and press a “locate” button. This action initiates the location process, even if your pet is currently using less accurate methods like WiFi or LBS.
- Warm Up the GPS: Sometimes, when the tracker hasn’t connected to GPS for a while, it may not immediately know the satellite’s location. By frequently pressing the locate button, you help “warm up” the GPS, making it more likely to acquire a precise location when needed.
- Understanding GPS, WiFi, and LBS: GPS is indeed the most accurate tracking method. However, when your pet is detected on WiFi or LBS, it can indicate that they are in an area where GPS signals are obstructed or challenging to obtain.
- Location Without GPS: If your pet is in a location where obtaining a GPS signal is impossible, then you will need to rely on WiFi or LBS for tracking. While these methods may offer less accuracy, they can still provide valuable information about your pet’s whereabouts, such as confirming they are indoors or within a certain area.
- Consider Pet Movement: Pets are known to move around, so if GPS fails to provide an accurate location at one point, it’s possible that your pet may later move to an area with better GPS reception. Keep this in mind as you continue to monitor their location.
- Battery Life: Keep in mind that using the locate feature frequently can drain the tracker’s battery faster. Ensure your pet’s tracking device has sufficient battery life for extended tracking periods, especially if you anticipate relying on WiFi or LBS.
- Training and Behaviour: Consider training your pet to stay within certain boundaries or areas. This can reduce the reliance on tracking technologies and help ensure your pet’s safety. Additionally, understanding your pet’s behaviour patterns can aid in predicting their movements. Use the ringing feature and regular treats to train your pet to come home when they hear the ring on their tracking device.
Remember that effective pet tracking involves a combination of technology, awareness, and preparedness. By considering these additional points, you can enhance your ability to track your pet, even when GPS is unavailable.