Real time tracking, (explained in our article here), allows you to see updates as frequently as possible so that you know exactly where your Trax is at all times.
Each time your Trax updates its location, it needs to communicate with the server, which drains power from the battery. The more times your Trax is in communication with the server, the more battery it uses, making the battery life shorter when in real time tracking mode.
Its the same as your smartphone, if you don't make any calls and it is on standby all day, the battery will last a long time, but, if you are making multiple phone calls, your battery will drain a lot faster.
To help our users with this, we have implemented battery saving mode in the Trax app. You can choose the update frequency that you want your Trax to be set at, with intervals from every 10 seconds, up to 1 hour.
The longer you have between updates, the longer the battery will last.
So, if you know that you won't need to have real time updates all the time, simply change your update frequency to an interval that you are comfortable with and feel more secure that your Trax will last as long as you need it to!