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Battery life

The AngelSense battery can last up to 16-24 hours with continuous monitoring and GPS updates using AngelSense’s Smart Power Management after a full charge (4 hours).


Safety is our #1 priority, and extending battery life for more than a day means using ‘standby mode’ (data is not collected and not transmitted), and this compromises on safety. AngelSense is designed to best utilize battery life during the day in order to get as much information as possible about the GPS device during short intervals in order to keep the tracking information accurate and current at all times.


AngelSense does not use standby mode because it increases the likelihood that your Angel would not be able to be found in the case of an elopement. This is because it is not effective for keeping the child safe by querying the GPS for its location after waking up from standby. This is not reliable and the location is highly inaccurate in standby mode. AngelSense uses ONLY continuous monitoring and AngelSense patent-pending power management algorithms assure longer battery life with continuous monitoring. When using AngelSense, you need to charge the device daily, but don’t worry, we send charging reminders.


For tips on how to preserve your AngelSense battery life, click here.


The battery life can be impacted by many factors including poor cellular reception, being in unnamed locations, long transits, and use of Runner Mode and voice features. After the first two weeks of usage, you can expect to see improved battery life because the system learns your routes and most visited locations are named.


From the AngelSense Blog: 

5 Reasons Why a Bigger Personal GPS Is Better for Your Special Needs Child

When it comes to the safety of our children with special needs, all parents know this fact: one minute off-guard and the cost could be dire! A GPS bracelet or watch may seem practical, convenient, or even fashionable. Unfortunately, those smaller devices are too simple and incapable of providing superior proactive safety.

How Can Kids with Special Needs Wear a Personal GPS Tracker?

Cute, colorful GPS bracelets made of textured materials are not an option for children with sensory issues and obsessive behaviors and will quickly be removed and discarded. The AngelSense GPS Tracker was created to keep children with special needs safe, and that’s why it was designed to stay on!

The AngelSense Difference: A Comparison To Radio Frequency Search System 

While AngelSense and RF search systems are both used for locating a missing person, the solutions are very different as outlined in this comparison document.

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