The guaranteed 6-year battery life is achievable when using the tracker in the pre-defined default “6 Years of Battery Life” tracking profile with the “Light Sensor” blocked. However, in other tracking profiles, the battery life will vary depending on usage, GPS signal strength, cellular signal, and the frequency of “Light Sensor” alarms.
Here’s an estimate of battery usage for different profiles when you have a new EverFind GPS tracker with new batteries:
6 Years Battery Life: This is the default tracking profile where 6 years of battery life can be achieved when the light sensor is blocked and GPS and cellular signal strengths are good.
Smart-Mode: In this mode, the battery can last up to 4 years if the tracker remains stationary with no movement. But if the tracker is moving in this mode, then the battery consumption will be different according to the movement, for example, if the tracker is moving for only one hour per day and no light sensor alarm is triggered, then the battery can reach up to 14 months.
However, if the tracker is frequently in motion while in smart mode, for example, for more than two hours a day, then the battery consumption will be extremely high. In this case, the battery may last for only a month or even less, depending on the frequency of movement.
Interval-Mode: If the tracker is set up in this mode with a 12-hour upload interval, the battery can last up to 3 years.
Recovery-Mode: If the tracker is set up in this mode, the battery can last for less than a month.
Note: Please note that the above battery usages are estimations and can vary based on different factors. For instance, higher GPS signal strength and cellular signal strength can lead to lower battery consumption, while weaker signals may result in higher consumption. Additionally, the frequency of “Light Sensor” alarms plays a significant role; more frequent alarms can significantly impact battery life, whereas blocking or minimal triggering of the “Light Sensor” can help preserve battery power.