All you need to know about charging your Panic Tracker, what the optimal battery length should be and what to look out for if the battery is low. Plus, tips on how to keep your Namola Panic Tracker charged.
Think about what would happen to your smartphone’s battery if you switched your Google Maps App on permanently and drove around town all day. It would probably not see the end of the day. Your Panic Tracker is essentially a teenie-tiny smartphone, constantly looking out for locations from satellites in the sky to ensure that we know where you are in the event of an emergency (and so that your emergency contacts can track you if you want). If you don’t charge it on a regular basis, you may be offline when you need it the most.
Panic Tracker battery length:
Your Panic Tracker battery should last at least a full day if you are charging it correctly. If your Panic Tracker is lasting less than a day, check below that you are charging it correctly.
Knowing when your Panic Tracker is low on battery:
- Low battery is indicated by a constant rapid pulse of the blue light on the side of the device. If you see this you will need to charge your Panic Tracker urgently.
- The Namola App will also send you a notification when your Panic Tracker battery is low or if your Panic Tracker goes offline.
- The Namola App will also send you a notification when your Panic Tracker is fully charged and ready to use.
- You can check the status of your Panic Tracker's batter by tapping on your device in the devices tab.
Charging your Panic Tracker:
When placing the Namola Panic Tracker in the charging cradle, you will know if it is charging correctly if:
- The device vibrates
- The blue light will become static (remain on) and
- A red light will shine on the docking station.
You can also charge the device using the USB cable provided. The port on the device is below the call button on the side of the device (where the lights flash).
Your device will be fully charged when the red light on the docking station goes off. You can also check your devices battery status using the following steps:
- Go into the Namola App
- Tap on the device tab
- On your device there will be a battery icon, showing you the battery percentage.
If your device has been charged as suggested, the panic device will function accurately for a day or longer. However, bear in mind that consistently travelling with the device, will drain the battery faster than if the device were kept at home, as it is continually connecting to different satellites to attain your GPS location.
Tips on keeping your device charged
- Set up a charging station next to your smartphone charger, so when you pop your phone on charge you remember to pop your device into the charging dock too
- Set up a charging station where you leave your keys. If you carry your device on your keys, just pop it into your charging dock instead of throwing those keys in the key bowl.
- Set up a charging station at your desk. When you get to work, pop it on charge.
- Buy extra charging cradles to ensure that you have charging stations in the most convenient of places.