How often a device sends its updated location?
The frequency with which a device sends its updated location is called the "Data Sampling Algorithm."
This Algorithm includes two processes that are:
- the Data Acquiring Algorithm - determines how often a device stores the GPS/GNSS position (latitude, longitude, and altitude) inside its internal memory.
- the Data Sending Algorithm - determines how often the device sends to a server the positions stored inside its internal memory.
In short, how often you see your vehicle's position on your App, depends on the device configuration for these two processes.
95% of the tracking devices on the market will acquire data using two variables, which are Time and Distance.
- Some devices send their location every 5 min, 2min, 30sec, whatever the Time interval may be.
- Some devices send their location every 1Km, 400m, 100m, whatever the distance interval may be.
- Some devices combine these two methods to increase accuracy.
Only top-quality GNSS devices can use the THIRD VARIABLE: GNSS Angle; this is crucial for analyzing your vehicle's past trips and having an accurate distance-traveled report.
Our devices have a Smart Data Sampling Algorithm that autonomously changes the frequency to which the device sends its position, depending on the vehicle status.
It means that when a vehicle is moving, you will see its position updating in real-time. When it's not moving, you will see its position updating every hour.
The table below shows our device's configuration, which guarantees proper real-time positioning while the vehicle moves, and hourly updates while the engine is off.
|VEHICLE MOVING||VEHICLE IN STOP|
|DATA SENDING||Every 1 second||Every 3600 seconds|