What affects the battery life of my FitBark GPS?


The FitBark GPS includes multiple radios and receivers which may require more or less battery depending on external factors. Here a list of the main factors with a direct impact on battery life:

  • Bluetooth proximity. The more authorized owners nearby, the better. FitBark GPS will use less power if connected to an owner’s mobile device. The fewer owners nearby (day or night), the more power it will consume to reconnect or scan for your WiFi safe places.
  • Wi-Fi signal. Wi-Fi signal strength may have a direct impact on battery life. A congested Wi-Fi area can make it harder for the FitBark GPS to find your Safe Place Wi-Fi network. The harder it is to detect the Wi-Fi signal, the more battery the FitBark GPS will drain when in a Wi-Fi Safe Place.
  • Cellular signal. As it happens on your mobile phone, the weaker the signal, the more battery life is required to connect and use the cellular network. This impacts the battery only when your FitBark GPS is not in a Wi-Fi Safe Place, or not connected to an owner’s mobile device.
  • GPS Signal. When the device gets lost (solo mode), it will try to understand its location. If a GPS location is required, the more obstruct the visibility of the sky is, the more power the FitBark GPS will require to get a location. 
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