There are different modes for the BikeFinder tracker in order to locate your bike.
 Read about them, to understand how the tracker works. 


 
How to change modes:

1. Click on the tracker in the BikeFinder application

2. Navigate to "Modes"

3. Swipe to change to the mode you wish to use


 

Slide the bar to select the different modes.

 

 
NB! The new mode will first take effect when timer from last used mode runs out.




 
We recommend standard or security mode for normal use. 


 
1. About the different modes:
 

Tracking Mode:

 
- Important: Battery life is short. It’s less than 16 hours, depending on when you charged it the last time, and the current battery level.
 
- Recommended: Tracking mode is only to be used when tracing your stolen bike, or while testing. 

- In this mode, your tracker will send GPS positions as often as per minute.
 
- Your current positions are shown in the Bikefinder application, and the older positions are shown in "history".
 
- You will not get any push notifications in the app when it's set in "Tracking mode".
 

Security Mode:

- Battery life: Medium – up to two weeks
 
- Insurance is valid while in this mode, if it’s online
 
- In this mode, the tracker will send a position every 10 minutes - if it detects movement. In this mode you get push notifications in your BikeFinder application when it’s 20% and 40% battery left
 
- After giving a position, the tracker will sleep for 10 minutes, and will not react to any movement or give any notification, until the timer runs out

- Tracker will send a position every 24 hours if there is no movement
 

Standard Mode:

 
- Battery life: Medium - up to 2 weeks
 
- Insurance is valid while in this mode, if it’s online

- This mode is the same as Security mode, except from no push notification on movement

- The tracker can send a position every 10 minutes if it detects movement
 
- After giving a position, the tracker will sleep for 10 minutes, and will not react to any movement or give any notification until the timer runs out

- Tracker will send a position every 24 hours if there is no movement
 

Passive Mode:

- Battery life: Long – up to 8 weeks
 
- Important: Insurance is NOT valid while in this mode. You must change back to a standard or security mode before theft takes place, and make sure tracker is online
 
- This mode is made for disabling GPS to save battery for when you are out biking
 
- Tracker only gives a GSM location every 20 minutes - if it detects movement.
 
After giving a position, the tracker will sleep for 20 minutes, and will not react to any movement until the timer runs out

- Tracker will send a GSM position every 24 hours if there is no movement



Remember that different factors may affect the battery’s lifetime, like consumption and temperature.

 

2. About the different signal types (GPS, GSM & BLE):

The BikeFinder tracker uses 3 types of positions signals, depending on the tracker mode.



  GPS (Satellite signal)

This is the most accurate location tracker signal. It’s down to 10 meters accuracy anywhere in the world where it can receive the signals.

It requires that BikeFinder can communicate with the satellites in space, and therefore, obstacles like thick concrete walls will affect the signal quality.

GPS demands a lot of battery, and therefore has ''sleeping'' cycles in BikeFinder’s Standard and Security mode to save battery.


 


  GSM (Cellphone signal) 

This signal type is useful when there are no GPS signals.
 

 
The GSM signals need GSM-Cellphone-Antennas nearby and have accuracy down to 2500 meters.
 

If you need to find your bike, GSM will give a rough localization. This is not the most precise signal.

 Low Power Consumption.





  BLE/BlueTooth (Communication between your Smartphone and the BikeFinder)

The BLE position will automatically connect and update on your smartphone when the BikeFinder is within 60 meters. Make sure that your phone allows the BikeFinder application functions through phone settings. 

You can use the application to locate the Bikefinder using the BLE Live distance counter.

Very low power consumption.


 
























 

 











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