For information about the tracking features that are available for the RockSTAR, see Tracking Basics.
This option allows you to toggle automatic tracking on/off.
When Tracking Status is set to On, the device will automatically obtain a GPS fix and transmit it at the Report Frequency. Messages are sent/received automatically in the same way.
With Tracking Status is set to Off, you can still send a Manual Report, send Alerts as well as send/receive Messages using a manual Mailbox Check.
Your Report Frequency can be viewed and set here. Options range from Continuous, which will send reports as quickly as possible, to 24-hours, allowing for 1 automatic report per day. Burst Mode is also available.
Choosing this option will prompt the device to immediately obtain and transmit a Manual Report i.e., a GPS fix on your position.
This function is also possible from the home screen, by pressing/holding the UP button for 2 seconds. Using this method, and while the UP button is still pressed, a countdown timer will appear and countdown from four seconds. A manual report will then be send when the timer hits 0.
To set Burst Mode, choose Burst Settings in the Tracking \ Burst Settings menu. Here you can choose how often you wish to take a fix (Burst Fix) and how often you wish to transmit (Burst Transmit).
Burst Mode will use power more quickly than other tracking modes, since GPS is kept on all of the time.
Not all alerts put device in Emergency Mode.
Emergency mode is triggered in Timer Alerts, Deadman's Switch and via the Alert Button.
You can specify a different Report Frequency when in Emergency Mode. To do so, select Tracking \ Distress from the menu and specify:
- Report Frequency
- Burst Fix
- Burst Transmit
The Burst Fix and Burst Transmit settings are put into effect only when selecting Burst Mode option during Emergency Mode. This is done by:
- Setting Tracking \ Report Frequency to Burst
- Set Distress \ Report Frequency to Burst
You can now define your Burst Fix and Burst Transmit parameters.
Updated over 5 years ago