OKLAHOMA CITY (Feb. 4, 2016) — Smartphones are amazing in many ways, but one thing they are infamous for are their inability to hold a battery charge for long. The battery drains more quickly the longer the screen is on, the more applications (apps) the phone has open and if even more so if working with an app that is intensely in-depth. Since fleets are on the go, smartphones are becoming one of the best ways to get data quickly. The bummer is that the battery life hasn’t caught up to the power of all the apps fleet teams want to use. There are, however; a few quick and simple options within the mobile GPS tracker app that allows users to preserve their battery life for just a little longer.
Alerts: While alerts are a fabulous way to keep track of multiple things happening with fleets in the field, having them constantly running and checking for updates can be a battery power guzzler. If managers just need a quick glance at the map for a visual on their fleet drivers, they can simply swipe the alerts function button to “off” to save battery power until the alerts are really needed. Of course, alerts can also be viewed later, at the computer station in the office.
Maps: When using the satellite style of map, users will be able to see a more in-depth image of the area they are viewing. This view is detailed with streets and buildings, but the downside is that it can drain the phone’s battery due to the amount of work that goes into displaying these details. Consider switching the map to “Road” view. It’s more basic, still shows the location of all vehicles and saves battery power.
Many business owners have started joining the digital world this year. Many fleet business owners already know that they can benefit by using the GPS tracker app. It really is one of the best features about having a GPS tracker system. Furthermore, using GPS tracker devices with mobile options makes it easy for fleet managers to know what they need to know and see what they need to see regarding the location of their drivers out there on the road. Now, there are options to utilize this fantastic GPS tracker feature without killing their cell phone’s battery!
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US Fleet Tracking, located in Oklahoma City, is the leader in web-based, live GPS vehicle and asset tracking, providing groundbreaking sub-ten-second live tracking through its GPS trackers. In addition to expertise in tracking commercial vehicles, the company has provided tracking services to high-profile, large-scale public events. These include the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, 2012 Republican National Convention, Super Bowls XLI through 50, and the 2010 Winter Olympics. For more in-depth details, and to access a live demonstration of US Fleet Tracking’s GPS tracking system in motion, visit https://www.usfleettracking.com.