Location History

One of the fun and useful features of the Tractive GPS is the Location History function. With it, you can easily see where your pet has been during a set time frame. The Heatmap can also be displayed on top of the Location History path, so you can see where your furry friend spent the most time. 

Note: Location History is limited to 24 hours for BASIC subscription plan users and extended to 365 days for PREMIUM subscription plan users. Discover the benefits of the PREMIUM subscription plan here.




How can I view the Location History of my pet?

Follow the steps below to view the Location History of your pet.

In the Tractive GPS mobile app:

  1. Sign into the Tractive GPS mobile app for Android or iOS.
  2. Tap the pet photo in the bottom/center of the screen to select the desired pet/tracker.
  3. Click on History in the upper right-hand corner.
  4. You can now choose a time-frame to view the location history of your pet.
  5. Optional: enable the Heatmap or trace.

At my.tractive.com:

  1. Sign into the Tractive GPS web app at my.tractive.com.
  2. Click to select the desired pet/tracker from the left-hand menu.
  3. Click on History in the upper right-hand corner.
  4. Use the sliding bar or manually select a start and end date at the bottom of the screen in order to view the location history of your pet during a specific time frame: location_history_web_EN.jpg
  5. Optional: use the buttons in the lower left-hand corner to access the following features:
    • Heatmap: Enable the Heatmap to view a colored illustration representing how long your pet stayed in a particular place on the Location History trail.
    • Trace: the trace option allows you to visualize any gaps in location history with dashed lines on the map, indicating times when the device was not reporting.
    • ExportClick the Export button to download the Tractive GPS location history in a .gpx or .kml file.

Note: Export of Location History is only available for those on a PREMIUM subscription plan and can only be accessed through the Tractive GPS web app at my.tractive.com.

How can I view the distance my pet traveled?

Go to History on the map. Pick a time frame to see a total distance estimate (in kilometers or miles). This distance is based on location updates from your tracker. In other words, the more updates reported, the more accurate the information. Therefore, if you would like to get more precise information about the distance traveled by your pet, activate LIVE Tracking Mode for the best results.

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