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How To Identify The Performance of Your Tracking Device

May 28th, 2019
How To Identify The Performance of Your Tracking Device

The purpose of employing vehicle tracking device in our vehicles is not only to trace the routes and track the location, but also to get an overall picture of the efficiency output across the trips.

Hence, if the vehicle tracking device is failing to give out a clear picture of the daily activities of the vehicle and inadequate to tell the authority about the unhealthy trends across the trips it performs nothing intact.

However, if the device is proactive and able to collect and produce the require data including the time, fuel expense, road trends, traffic trends, optimized routes, idle time, covered distance, efficiency utilization etc it is performing high and mighty.

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The best way to identify the performance of your tracking device is by calculating the uptime of the device, accuracy of location, durability and battery life of the Tracking Device.

1. Uptime

The active hours of vehicle tracking device which is from the moment of turning on the key till the second the vehicle is switching down is called the uptime.

It involves productive availability of time, location covered by the wheels, degree ofacceleration (speed), Ignition status (volume of fuel burned and its trends), Status of the twists and turns of vehicle during the ride.

The performance ratio of vehicles can be determined by measuring all these factors. However, the condition of roads, favorability of weather, driving behavior of drivers many not be alike all the days.

Hence, a good vehicle tracking device could give an insight of the rides counting all these factors. Therefore, the uptime of tracking devices is important.

To put it simply, the uptime of a tracking device is defined by the availability of time, location, speed, ignition status, movement status, and data.

2. Durability

The benchmark to measure the durability of any device is its unfailing performance at different conditions.

In the case of vehicle tracking device, it is the sustainability of the device to satisfy the expected requirements of vehicle owners in all kinds of weather and terrain seamlessly.

The ability of sensors to work promptly and the quality of the hardware components to the guarantee the life of the device and its functions as a whole tool for managing vehicles on the trips to deliver productive outputs adds value to the durability of the device.

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Further, the manufacturing elements, size of the components, service options also enhance the durability of tracking devices.

3. Accuracy of location

Getting the accurate location of vehicle from the tracking device is an idle way to identify its performance.

The location accuracy of a device depends on a number of factors such as the GPS satellites, signal strength, atmospheric condition, satellite geometry and receiver quality and features.

Positioning of the device also plays an important factor while accessing the accurate location of the vehicle.

Hence, the devices equipped with advanced gadgets with updatable software support perform well enough and deliver accurate location data in real-time.

4. Battery life 

The battery life of a device depends on how much energy it consumes. But we have to keep in mind that the life of a battery will differ on different devices.

But more battery life is always better that is why when calculating the performance of your tracking device the battery life of the device is considered.


Briefly, to identify the performance of vehicle tracking device we have to consider all these factors and it’s a time consuming process.

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Therefore, reaching to a provider who can avail a trial run for few days would help us to scale the performance of the tracking device which is far more efficient.

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