The accelerometer in the AirBolt GPS is extremely handy and can even help greatly extend your GPS's battery life. Understanding it's features will help get the most out of your AirBolt.

Essentially, the accelerometer is used to detection motion. There are multiple settings you can manage. These are outlined below.

Turning on the accelerometer and optimising the settings:

Via the App:

1. Select your device, click on more settings

2. Then click "Alerts and Reports".  

3. Scroll down to the Accelerometer heading and toggle enable to on. 

4. You will then get the following settings show up.

5. You can experimenting with these settings to find the best balance for what you need. A summary of the meaning of each       is provided below - after the section about the portal. 

Via the Portal:

1. Login to your account on the portal at

2. Choose your device and click the "..." button

3. Select Alerts & Reports

4.  Scroll down to the accelerometer section and switch the toggle to on.

5. Then turn on accelerometer, .

Accelerometer Settings:


Set the sensitivity by choosing a number from 1 to 10. The lower the number, the more sensitive. This means smaller movements will trigger it. The higher the number, means larger movements will be needed to trigger it. 


Re-alert after is there to stop it sending alerts too often. Choose a time frame that you don't want another alert for. You can stop of it sending multiple alerts for the time you set in this setting.  For example, setting it to 30 minutes means you will not get another alert from the accelerometer for at least 30 minutes after the previous alert.

Send Location:

If turned on it means the location of the device is also sent with the alert. Otherwise you will just get an alert without location information.


The accelerometer can be used to notify you of any movement as we already know however, it is also an opportunity for you change the settings on your device. For example, should you get an alert and want to suddenly track your GPS more regularly, simply go and change the report schedule - do ensure you do this quickly before it goes back to sleep again. To learn how to change your reporting schedule click here.

 NOTE: You can use the accelerometer for multiple applications from pets to bikes. We do recommend trying a few different settings experimenting to find the right combination for your use case.

Using the accelerometer with "Optimised for Battery" turned on.

The accelerometer is a great tool for when you have Optimised for Battery mode switched on or if there are no lower power network features available in your area. 

As mentioned, the longer the interval is between location reports, the greater your battery life will be. However, what happens if your GPS moves in between that interval. This is where the AirBolt's Accelerometer comes to the rescue.

Simply enable your accelerometer with settings suited to your needs and it will alert you of movement in between report intervals. This way you save battery and don't miss any important movements. When it does alert you, remember in the above mode, you can only change the settings when it is active - so if you need to increase reporting frequency etc, now's your chance to do it. Typically the window to make a change stays open for a minute or two. To understand more about what we are talking about and the Optimised for Battery mode, you can read on here.