Please check out this article if you're getting inaccurate notifications telling you that your pet has entered/left a GPS fence you created.
As it happens with any other system that features a GPS, Findster also has a standard error associated of a few yards/meters in regards to the Pet module's location, that can be higher or smaller depending on the surrounding environment.
In order to avoid inaccurate notifications about GPS fences (false alerts telling you that your pet has breached them, when, in fact, they haven't) you can increase the size of the GPS fence. So, even if your pet gets tracked a few yards/meters away from its real position due to those "jumps", they'll still be inside the fence.
Here are the two main use cases where you should be aware of this:
- Extremely precise fences - if you're creating a fence with a very small radius, the Pet module won't have ideal tracking conditions and it may report an inaccurate location. In this case, as they're surrounded by a very small fence, they'll easily "jump" in and out of it on the map, which results in inaccurate notifications. This is also the reason why the Findster App doesn't let you zoom further when you're creating a fence.
- No ideal environment - if, for example, your pet is indoors or in any other type of environment rated as non ideal (you may check the conditions in our article about connection range and GPS accuracy) the Pet module won't be able to receive the signal broadcasted by the GPS satellites accurately, and so their position will also "jump" in and out of the fence.
If you're still having problems with this, please report this problem.
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