I just recently started to make use of the Android Companion Apps location sensor /
device_tracker. With the default settings
- Background Location: Enabled (High accuracy mode: Disabled - Minimum Accuracy: 200)
- Location Zone: Enabled (Minimum Accuracy: 200)
- Single Accurate Location: Enabled (Include in sensor update: Disabled - Minimum Accuracy: 200 - Minimum time between updates: 60000)
I made the expierience, that there can be almost 15 minutes inbetween location updates, which is not nearly accurate enough to detect, if I am closing in on my home zone (for which I use the proximity integration). Therefore I am playing aroung with the high accuracy mode. Knowing it uses more battery, I would like to limit the use to the minimum. Since a couple of months (April to be specific) the app supports the feature, to enable high accuracy mode, when approaching a zone. For this an extended zone is formed around the targeted zone.
This sounds perfect, but would only work, if the “less accurate” location mode is updated in time to detect, that I am now in the zone.home_expanded. With the expierienced update rate of up to 15 minutes, that zone would need to be rather huge.
What are your expieriences? Is there anyway to improve the “less accurate” location mode to make use of this expanded home zone? Otherwise I would need to enable high accuracy mode based on bluetooth connection, which means that the mode is enabled throughout the full commute.