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Dog tracker in management view shows device general information (the title of the device, device IMEI, phone number, icon). Also, it shows the last data from the device:

  • last connection time
  • battery level
  • GSM signal strength (range from 1 up to 5)
  • Fixed GPS number

Last connection time

Shows the time when the tracking device has sent out the last information about its activity. Depending on signal time, the icon is in different colors:

  • time is green – the tracking device is in monitoring mood or has just sent the last signal (received within last 3 minutes);
  • time is black – the tracking device is on stand by mode (signal received in the last 4- 65 minutes);
  • time is red – the tracking device has turned off or out of range (the last signal received more than an hour ago). If it’s possible, check the device.

NB! The time is shown in the map view in the dog information window (by clicking on the dog icon) and the time displayed in the tracing device management window may be different. A map view shows the dog’s last position and time.  The management view of the tracking device displays the last signal received from the tracker, which may not include its location.

GPS signal 

Displays the number of fixed satellites from the tracking deviece. Your device must connect to at least 3 to 4 satellites to determine your location. The higher number of fixed satellites, the more accurate location of the tracking device will be displayed.  The maximum number of fixed satellites is 12.

How accurately a device will display  its location in tracking mode depends on several factors:

  • Strenght of GPS signal. The device requires a strong connection to satellites to pinpoint your exact location. Being indoors, the possibility of output required signal strength is small, resulting in a weak signal or no signal at all.   Bad weather conditions also might affect how quickly the device is able to connect.
  • Strenght fluctuations of GPS signal. To receive a fixed satellite is needed to have the same strength of the signal. GPS signal fluctuations are usually caused by a glazed window inside (the gas used in the windows affects GPS signal propagation). The stability of GPS signal is also affected by dogs activities – its movements are sudden, within GPS signals fluctuate on the tracking device while a dog is running.

In the list of tracking devices (select “Tracking devices” from a menu),  the user is shown all devices associated with him – the ones he owns and the ones that have been shared with him. Sheard devices are on a dark background and cannot be viewed or edited. Each tracker shows the device icon, device GSM number, the name of the device and it displays the last signal received from the tracker.

There is no limit to tracking devices you can connect to. The tracker is managed in the tracking device management view (from the menu select “Tracking devices”, then desired device).

Dog tracker in management view shows device general information (the title of the device, device IMEI, phone number, icon). Also, it shows the last data from the device:

  • last connection time
  • battery level
  • GSM signal strength (range from 1 up to 5)
  • Fixed GPS number

Last connection time

Shows the time when the tracking device has sent out the last information about its activity. Depending on signal time, the icon is in different colors:

  • time is green – the tracking device is in monitoring mood or has just sent the last signal (received within last 3 minutes);
  • time is black – the tracking device is on stand by mode (signal received in the last 4- 65 minutes);
  • time is red – the tracking device has turned off or out of range (the last signal received more than an hour ago). If it’s possible, check the device.

NB! The time is shown in the map view in the dog information window (by clicking on the dog icon) and the time displayed in the tracing device management window may be different. A map view shows the dog’s last position and time.  The management view of the tracking device displays the last signal received from the tracker, which may not include its location.

GPS signal 

Displays the number of fixed satellites from the tracking deviece. Your device must connect to at least 3 to 4 satellites to determine your location. The higher number of fixed satellites, the more accurate location of the tracking device will be displayed.  The maximum number of fixed satellites is 12.

How accurately a device will display  its location in tracking mode depends on several factors:

  • Strenght of GPS signal. The device requires a strong connection to satellites to pinpoint your exact location. Being indoors, the possibility of output required signal strength is small, resulting in a weak signal or no signal at all.   Bad weather conditions also might affect how quickly the device is able to connect.
  • Strenght fluctuations of GPS signal. To receive a fixed satellite is needed to have the same strength of the signal. GPS signal fluctuations are usually caused by a glazed window inside (the gas used in the windows affects GPS signal propagation). The stability of GPS signal is also affected by dogs activities – its movements are sudden, within GPS signals fluctuate on the tracking device while a dog is running.

In the list of tracking devices (select “Tracking devices” from a menu),  the user is shown all devices associated with him – the ones he owns and the ones that have been shared with him. Sheard devices are on a dark background and cannot be viewed or edited. Each tracker shows the device icon, device GSM number, the name of the device and it displays the last signal received from the tracker.

There is no limit to tracking devices you can connect to. The tracker is managed in the tracking device management view (from the menu select “Tracking devices”, then desired device).

Frequently asked questions - FAQ

See the example video:

With Huntloc free version you can use basic group tracking functionalities. Huntloc Premium includes dozens features needed for effective and safe hunting. To see full list Huntloc Premium featrures click here.

  1. Download app in Google Play
  2. Start app and choose language
  3. Add your phone number, name and email.
  4. That’s it!

Smartphone is exposed to various magnetized objects ( magnet phone covers) and sometimes the compass is not working properly. Its recommended calibrate to compass time to time .

To do that open Huntloc compass view (button is on the left bottom corner in map view). To calibrate the compass  there are a number of possibilities (see also https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1EPbAapaeI):

  1. Draw each of the three sides of the device in the air three times the number “8”;
  2. Turn the device on three sides, three times around its own axis;
  3. Run the device in the air three times the number 8 shape as shown.

 

Huntloci requires a data connection to work and GPS-based positioning, which is quite a burden for your mobile phone. Here are 10 recommendations to help ensure that the mobile phone would work the whole day of hunting:

  1. Turn on GPS and mobile communication only during hunt. At other times (eg, lunch break or a meeting turn it off.
  2. Turn off other possible applications that continuously exchange data to the server (eg, e-mail, calendar, Skype, etc.).
  3. View the phone screen when it is necessary. Mobile screen takes a lot of energy, and it strains the battery significantly.
  4. Set the phone screen brightness as low as possible. Very high brightness of the screen is nice to look at, but it takes lots of power.
  5. Set Huntloci application data exchange intervals, depending on whether you move, or you stand. Huntlocis position reporting interval can be determined even one minute. This saves battery power. Changing the location of the interval is available since version 1.5.2.
  6. Use Power Bank. There are different sizes and allow to charge your phone several times.
  7. Use car charger to charge your phone during longer pauses while you can.
  8. Examine the acquisition of a new phone battery capacity. The higher the number, the longer the battery typically lasts.
  9. Hold the phone as possibly warm. Cold battery capacity decreases very significantly.
  10. Get a new battery for your phone .

By default map displayed north-south oriented on phone display (north points to top and south to bottom edge of display). Map can be rotated to desired direction by pressing on map with two fingers and changing map direction. If current map direction has changed there will be a little compass icon on top of the map. The red compass arrow shows north. To restore original map orientation tap on compass icon.

Yes, every hunter have to have installed and running Huntloc app on their smart phone. Huntloc app sends hunter location parameters to server. Where information will be downloaded and shown graphically on map. For information exchange and positioning it is necessary to activate mobile data and GPS connection. In same manner works dog tracker as well. In dog collar there are GPS and GSM components for positioning and location sharing to Huntloc server and hunters.

Go “Menu” then “Dog trackers” . There is red button with “+”.

Latest software/firmware versions

Android

Version 2.3.11.11

20.11.2020

Version 2.3.10.11

23.10.2020

Version 2.3.9.11

29.09.2020

iOS (iPhone / iPad)

Version 1.59.21

12.01.2021

Version 1.58.21

16.10.2020

Version 1.57.21

02.10.2020

Dog tracker

Version 1.8.12

09.10.2020

Version 1.8.11

31.03.2020

Version 1.7.0

29.12.2018

Software direct download

App for Android devices (APK)


NB! Huntloc app does not work on newer Huawei phones (which do not support Google Play)

10 tips how to use Huntloc

  1. To share hunt with other hunters, create “Hunt” (red button) and you will receive unique code.
  2. Share the code with others and they can join you in your hunt. Everyone who joins the hunt can be seen on the map.
  3. To share information and communicate during the Hunt you can use Chat.
  4. Touching Map icon you can choose different map layers on Google and Estonian terrain map.
  5. Long touch on screen opens up choice, where you can save the location, share it with others or set as your destination to arrive
  6. Using Copmass you can move where you need to. Mark the destination(long touch on screen) on your map and follow the compass arrow.
  7. Ruler helps you to measure the distances between the locations
  8. On Menu you can set the interval how often data is sent and received. Doing so you can save battery for longer
  9. To Track the hunting dog on you app, you have to have dog tracker.
  10. Touch map on your screen and it widens even more!