What do the LED light colors mean?

Every Tractive GPS tracker features an LED light to give you information about the current state of the tracker, including on/off state, charging status and battery level, LIVE Tracking, GPS and network connection.

 

Tracker / Battery Status

The LED light will illuminate in the following events:

Tracker turned on:

green light after pressing the tracker button for 3 seconds

Tracker turned off:

red light after pressing the tracker button for 3 seconds (again)

Charging:

red light during charging, turns off or turns green when charging is complete

Battery low warning:

red blinking light when battery is running low

LIVE Tracking:

white or blue blinking light in LIVE Tracking mode

Note: If the tracker displays a white or blue light when not in LIVE Tracking mode, please contact Tractive for support.

 

GPS & Network Connection 

Additionally, when the tracker is turned on, you can press the power button for one second to view the network and GPS connection status of the device.

After pressing for one second, you should see two blinking colored lights. The color of the first light represents the network connection status; the color of the second light represents the GPS connection status.

Both lights should be green for a normal tracking experience. When one or both lights are red, tracking may be interrupted. 

If you press the power button for one second while the tracker is in a Power Saving Zone, the LED will flash white twice.

 

 

Network available mceclip2.png:large_green_circle: GPS available

If the device is turned on and after pressing the power button for one second, you see two green flashing lights, then that indicates a good network and GPS connection. You're ready to start tracking!

 

No network mceclip4.png GPS available

If the device is turned on and after pressing the power button for one second, you see a red and then green flashing light, then this indicates that the tracker has no network connection. Read more here >

 

Network available mceclip5.png No GPS 

If the device is turned on and after pressing the power button for one second, you see a green and then red flashing light, this indicates that the tracker has no GPS connection. Read more here >

 

No network mceclip6.png No GPS

If the device is turned on and after pressing the power button for one second, you see two red flashing lights, then this indicates that the tracker has neither a network or GPS connection.

 

No GPS or Network Connection? Here's what to do:

If you experience one or two red lights, try first going outside, waiting for around one minute and then activating LIVE tracking. When the tracker has a clear line of sight to the sky (not blocked by the roof of your home, for example), it is easier for the tracker to receive GPS signals.

Should you still see one or two red lights, try these tips:

  1. If you have a Tractive GPS DOG 4, reset the tracker by holding the power button down for 10 seconds. If you have any other tracker, reset it by holding the power button down for 30 seconds. A successful reset is indicated by a flashing light and beeping sound.
  2. Turn the device off and on again.
  3. For devices with an exchangeable battery: Remove the battery and reattach it to the tracker.

If you still don't get two green lights, please contact the Tractive Customer Service team for further assistance. The following articles also provide further information on this topic:

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