I tested my tracking capabilities today. The red dots represent my Garmin InReach “data”. Every time it takes a bend is where the InReach communicated with a satellite. It then makes a line of the area between the nodes.
The orange line with the white stripe in the middle represents my actual GPS location data for my phone. I was an area that had cell service so it was able to upload it to the map. I tested low resolution, medium resolution, and high resolution. I determined that this uses way too much battery life on your phone.
I plan on using what is called extended tracking for my InReach. This will enable me to save a ton of battery life because it is not communicating by Bluetooth to my phone. This will also enable me to turn off some functions on my phone if I need to save more battery life.
Today was a good test I determined that using my InReach to place the red dots on my map is the best method to save the most amount of battery life.
Gibbs lake is pictured above and it was the wonderful lake I walked around today.