I’m having issues with the Power Saving Zone feature

Power Saving Zones are available on our latest dog and cat trackers and enable the tracker to use trusted WiFi networks to significantly boost battery life. If you're facing issues with this feature, we're here to help! Below, we’ve summarized some of the most common issues and how to resolve them.

If you're having difficulties setting up your Power Saving Zone, please see the article linked here: Troubleshooting: I can't set up a Power Saving Zone.

Note: While in a Power Saving Zone, if the tracker detects movement, it checks whether it is still within the zone every 1.5 minutes. As a result, there may be a maximum delay of 1.5 minutes in resuming GPS position reporting after the tracker exits the Power Saving Zone.

 

It takes too long for my tracker to detect my pet has left the Power Saving Zone.

When in a Power Saving Zone, the tracker no longer reports GPS position; instead, it checks every 1.5 minutes if it is still in the area of the Power Saving Zone. If you find it is taking too long for the tracker to begin reporting positions again as normal when your pet leaves the area of the Power Saving Zone, please contact our Customer Happiness Team with an example timeframe(s) of when this happened. Please also leave the tracker turned on to help us with our analysis.

   

 

 

My pet is shown in the wrong location when in a Power Saving Zone.

When you set up a Power Saving Zone, you place a pin on the map showing where the Power Saving Zone is. By default, this is set to the current location of your tracker. Should you accidentally place the pin elsewhere, that location will be shown to you whenever your pet is in the Power Saving Zone. For example, if you select an address a few streets away from your home when setting up a Power Saving Zone for your home network, that address will be shown whenever your tracker is using your home network.

To resolve this, simply go to Profile Tracker and tap on Edit next to Power Saving Zones. Select the Power Saving Zone in question, move it to the correct location and tap Save - done!

 

I can’t use LIVE tracking when my pet is in a Power Saving Zone.

Your Power Saving Zone should be a trusted, safe area (such as your home), it is not usually possible to use LIVE tracking when the tracker detects your pet is in this safe area. Once your tracker detects it has left the area of the Power Saving Zone, it will begin detecting GPS positions again and you’ll be able to use LIVE tracking.

 

If your tracker is within Bluetooth range of your phone, you can use Radar Mode and the Light and Sound feature to help you locate your pet while in the Power Saving Zone. You can also activate LIVE tracking from this Bluetooth connection, but this will end Power Saving Mode. The tracker may have difficulties detecting accurate GPS positions if your pet is indoors because the roof of your home blocks the tracker’s line of sight to the sky and, therefore, to GPS satellites. We therefore recommend using LIVE tracking again once your pet has left the area of the Power Saving Zone.

 

 

The battery is still dropping quickly even though I’m using a Power Saving Zone.

Please first check if the tracker is detecting that it is in the Power Saving Zone by pressing the power button on the device once for just one second. The LED will then flash twice. If you see two white/pink flashes, the tracker is detecting your WiFi and should be in Power Saving Mode. You can also check the app to see if WiFi appears in the top right-hand corner of the Map page. Please then contact our Customer Happiness Team and provide them with the following information: 

  • The timeframe(s) at which you noticed poor battery life despite using the Power Saving Zone. 
  • The LED status you see when pressing the power button once (e.g. white-white) when your pet is in the area of the Power Saving Zone (e.g. at home).

 

My pet is in the Power Saving Zone, but the app doesn’t show me this.

When your pet is in the Power Saving Zone, you should see “Power Saving” in the top right-hand corner of the Map page. If you encounter an error message, check if the tracker detects the Power Saving Zone by briefly pressing the power button. If you see two white/pink flashes, the tracker is detecting your WiFi and should be in Power Saving Mode.

If the app does not reflect the Power Saving Mode despite the two flashes, it means the tracker hasn't been able to connect to cell networks to send data back to your app.

This issue occurs due to building materials blocking cell signals, similar to weak cell reception indoors compared to outdoors on cell phones. The error message appears when the tracker fails to connect to cell networks to send data to our servers.

Once your pet leaves the Power Saving Zone, the tracker should reconnect to cell networks and resume normal GPS position reporting.

If you encounter the above error message while your pet is in the Power Saving Zone, press the power button on the device once to check if it is detecting the Power Saving Zone (two white/pink flashes confirm this). Additionally, take a short walk with the tracker in hand and activate LIVE tracking to ensure you receive positions as usual when your pet leaves the Power Saving Zone.

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If you have any other questions about the Power Saving Zone or any other feature, our Customer Happiness Team will be delighted to assist you.

 

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