On Wed, 23 Nov 2022 23:28:15 +0000, Andy Burnelli <sp...@nospam.com
"Do GPS Tracking Apps Drain Mobile Battery?"
"Under a good signal strength, GPS apps will shorten the battery’s
life less - by 13%. If your remote workers are in an area with weak
signal strength, the battery can deplete up to 38%."
The actual drain will vary with just about everything involved in
obtaining a position. If the software detects that the position
hasn't changed, the update rate will decrease, reducing the power
drain. If you turn off the GPS and radically move your position, the
GPS will burn quite a bit of power trying to update your position. If
your mapping app is interested in near real-time updates, such as
sports performance apps, the update rate will be very high as will the
power drain. Different GPS chipsets draw different amounts of power.
Anyway, there are more variables in this puzzle to produce an easy
Why not just get a "battery bank" and run your phone of the bank or
use it to charge the phone battery? A big Android phone battery is
about 5,000 ma-hrs. Typical battery bank, stuffed four 18650 cells,
will optimistically have a capacity of 10,000 ma-hrs, which triples
your operating time. Plus, you can carry spare battery banks. I have
a few that I keep in my car, just in case I forget to charge my
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