The BikeFinder app has different modes for the BikeFinder tracker to locate the bike:


Tracking Mode:

- In this mode, your tracker will send GPS positions as often as per minute, even without movement detection.
- The positions are available in your app, the latest shown on the map, and the older positions are shown in "history".
- You will not get any push notifications in the app in this mode.
- Only used when tracing your stolen bike.

- Battery life: Short, less than a week



Security Mode:

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

You get push notifications on your app if it detects movement.

You get push notifications on your app when 40 & 20% battery left

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

 Battery life: Medium, up to 2 weeks



Standard Mode:

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

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

You get push notifications on your app when 40 & 20% battery left

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

Battery life: Medium, up to 2 weeks



Passive Mode:

- This mode is made for disabling GPS to save battery time for longer bike trips.
- Tracker only gives a GSM location every 20minutes, if it detects a movement.
- After giving a position, the tracker will sleep for 20 minutes, and will not react to any movement until the timer runs out. 

- Your insurance will NOT cover your bike in this mode.

Battery life: Long, up to 8 weeks



How to change modes:

1. Open the tracker in your BikeFinder app.

2. Go to "modes".

3. Swipe to change to the mode you want.


NB! The new Mode will only take effect/activate only when the timer from the last used Mode has run out.


Slide the bar to select the different modes




Signals (GPS, GSM & BLE) explained

The BikeFinder tracker uses 3 types of positions signals depending on the tracker Mode (More about Modes here)


1. GPS (Sattellites Signals): 

- Is the most accurate location tracker, down to 10 meters accuracy anywhere in the world where it can receive the signals.

- Requires that Bikefinder can communicate with the satellites in space, and therefore, obstacles like thick concrete walls affect the signal quality.

- GPS demands a lot of battery and therefore has ''sleeping'' cycles in normal BikFinder modes to save battery, except when activating ''Tracking'' mode.



2. GSM (Cellphone Signal)

- Are useful when there are no GPS signals.
The GSM signals need GSM-Cellphone-Antennas nearby and have accuracy down to 2500meters.
- If you need to find your Bike: The GSM will give a rough localization, then you move close to the area and use the Bikefinder app to pinpoint your Bikefinder location. More information below 
- Low Power consumption



3. 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.

- You can use the app to locate the Bikefinder using the BLE Live distance counter. (Read more about BLE tracking here) 

- Very low power consumption.