This depends on how many positioning updates you demand from the tracker. You can control how your device should behave through the BikeFinder app.
The app as four different settings for your BikeFinder tracker: Standard, Security, Tracking, Passive. The battery life varies for each setting and it could also depend on the variations in temperature and use of the tracker.
This means that the more positions the tracker is sending, the more battery it is using.
Read more about how the trackers works in the different modes here: -> How Tracker modes works
- In Passive mode: The battery can last up to 8 weeks (Not eligible/qualified for insurance)
- In normal use in Standard & Security mode: The battery can last 2 weeks (Must be used if you buy with insurance)
- For searching a lost bike in Tracking mode: The battery can last up to 16 hours (Use Security mode to save battery when not actively searching for the bike)
- Read more about how the trackers works in the different modes here: -> How Tracker modes works
The BikeFinder tracker has a long battery life in order to work as a security device in case of theft. Therefore it is not possible to request the position of your tracker in the BikeFinder app, because it would require the tracker to constantly be in connection to the internet, which would make the battery run out very quickly.
The purpose of BikeFinder is to locate the bike in case of theft. By implementing a long battery life and secure but sparse tracking, we have managed to find over 75% of all lost bicycles by using BikeFinder.