'continuous location update' behavior question

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caver456

31 Dec, 2019 07:13 PM

Does 'continuous location update' (or similar wording?) (by long-tapping the bottom-right crosshairs icon) use more battery or resource when the screen is off? Or, does it only affect consumption when screen is on? I.e. if I leave the screen off most of the time, and I like to see the screen centered on my current location by default (like a garmin until you move the cursor), is there any benefit to not using continuous location update?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Ben Lantow on 31 Dec, 2019 09:35 PM

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    Yes it does. It is constantly keeping your location updated so there is no lag when you're ready to look at location, it uses the same amount of battery or similar as recording a track. We probably have some opportunity to optimize this but haven't been able to do so yet. In the meanwhile we suggest turning it off to get best battery utilization.

  2. Ben Lantow closed this discussion on 31 Dec, 2019 09:35 PM.

  3. caver456 re-opened this discussion on 05 Jan, 2020 12:25 AM

  4. 2 Posted by caver456 on 05 Jan, 2020 12:25 AM

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    Thanks for clarifying - if recording a track, does the setting become moot?

  5. Support Staff 3 Posted by Ben Lantow on 05 Jan, 2020 09:28 PM

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    From a battery perspective yes, however we still allow you to have follow off while recording a track (think mission coordinator riding in a UTV looking around on map but wanting to still run track) that way you have a choice of whether to center the map or just move it as you need.

  6. Ben Lantow closed this discussion on 05 Jan, 2020 09:28 PM.

  7. caver456 re-opened this discussion on 05 Jan, 2020 09:34 PM

  8. 4 Posted by caver456 on 05 Jan, 2020 09:34 PM

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    Makes sense - in that case it may make sense for the wording to be
    'auto-center' when tracks are on, or something like that. Not really a
    problem other than a touch of ambiguity, and maybe the documentation is the
    fix. Like on a garmin when you have to hit Quit after moving the cursor in
    order to go back to auto-center mode.

  9. Support Staff 5 Posted by Ben Lantow on 05 Jan, 2020 11:02 PM

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    Autocenter is good language for it actually. Or Center on me

  10. Ben Lantow closed this discussion on 05 Jan, 2020 11:02 PM.

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