Turn by Turn tracking allows the user to track an asset more accurately when in a trip. This new feature will log a record if the heading changes, the speed changes or based on the distance or time interval; whichever comes first.
Please Note: Turn by Turn tracking is only supported on the new Falcon revision, i.e product version 74.3 / 74.4
Turn by Turn tracking needs to be enabled under the Advanced Tracking parameter tab under “Tracking mode”.
For those used to our other powered devices such as the Dart2, G62, G120 - this is the mode they operate in.
If Turn by Turn tracking is enabled, basic tracking and jostle based tracking settings do not apply to the device configuration, as well as periodic tracking. The device will, however, still use the “Movement Trips” setting to determine whether the device has started a trip.
Setting up Turn by Turn Tracking
- Heartbeat Upload Period (min):
- Time before a heartbeat upload.
- Log a record after this period of time when in a trip.
- Log a record after this distance has been travelled.
- Heading Change Short(deg)
- Log a record when the device has changed its heading by this degree while under the distance threshold.
- Heading Change Long(deg)
- Log a record when the device has changed its heading by this degree while over the distance threshold.
- Heading Change Distance (m)
- Distance threshold for heading degree changes.
- Speed Change (km/h)
- Log a record when the speed changes by this amount.
- If set, log a record when the device becomes stationary.
Connecting the Falcon Cellular to External Power
Turn by Turn tracking can be power intensive, therefore we suggest connecting the Falcon Cellular to an external power source.
You can also setup an external power removed alert. The Falcon measures External Power through its Coulomb counter by monitoring the decrease in voltage over time. This means that the external power alert will not be instant as it needs to measure that the voltage has changed and is decreasing gradually, signifying that battery power is being used.
It is, however, a good idea to setup an External Power Removed alert since it is not recommended that you run off your internal batteries for a long period of time if Turn by Turn tracking is enabled.
Monitoring Run Hours
Turn by Turn tracking can also be used to monitor run hours.