Auto Tracking with the TripLog Drive
TripLog Drive™ has a built-in GPS to capture location data and transfer it to the TripLog mobile app for processing through Bluetooth Low Energy. When tracking in RealTime Mode the TripLog Drive does the GPS work and reduces battery drain and data consumption. If you forget to bring your phone or phone battery dies, TripLog Drive™ will track in Offline Mode and later upload to your device when connected again.
To use TripLog Drive™ with TripLog, you’ll need to purchase a TripLog Drive™.
Simply plug the TripLog Drive™ into your car’s USB port or cigarette lighter adapter and forget about it!
Getting started with TripLog Drive™
Plug the TripLog Drive device into your car’s USB port or cigarette lighter adapter and turn on the car
Open the TripLog App > Main Menu ( ≡ three line icon ) > Auto Tracking On > Auto Tracking Option > TripLog Drive™ GPS Mileage Logger.
Open Select TripLog Drive™ > the app will find the device > select the device and choose the vehicle to associate to the TripLog Drive device. No need to manually pair or connect in operating system Bluetooth Settings.
Next time you start the car, within a few seconds, there should be a message on the notification bar that says “TripLog Drive connected. Wait for speed > 5 mph.”
Start driving. Once you reach 5 mph (the speed threshold is configurable) for a second or two, you will hear an alert and another message will appear on the notification bar “Trip auto started. Park and disconnect to end it.”
When you reach the destination, stop and turn off the vehicle. The trip will be stopped within 60 seconds.
Lights: Determines the status and Business Activity Assigned to the Trips
White: Default Activity (determined by TripLog App > Main Menu > Auto Tracking settings > Business Hours and related settings)
Blinking Light: Acquiring GPS Lock (may use phone GPS during search)
Solid Light: Tracking
How to use the TripLog Drive™ in Offline Mode
The TripLog Drive has the option to run in Offline Only Mode using the TripLog App to download recorded trips. Here is the guide to setting up that mode.
If you do forget your device or someone else needs to use your vehicle then the TripLog Drive will continue to work normally in Offline Mode. When you are able to connect your device again with the TripLog Drive, the app will download those offline trips throughout the day. The more trips there are, the longer it may take but they will be moved to your TripLog App and synced with the Web Dashboard as they are available. Typically, one would expect one minute download time for each hour of driving records.
Need a TripLog Drive™? You can get one here: TripLog Drive™
TripLog Drive™ Auto Tracking Troubleshooting
Find the Article for Troubleshooting the TripLog Drive here (https://help.triplogmileage.com/en/articles/5485888-triplog-drive-troubleshooting)
Setting up Offline Mode
Open the TripLog App
Navigate to Main Menu > Auto Tracking On
Auto Tracking Option: Select “TripLog Drive™ GPS Device”
Tracking Mode: Select “Record offline and download later”
Offline Mileage Tracking with TripLog Drive™
Now you can plug in the TripLog Drive™ device in your car USB port or cigarette lighter and let it record all the trips. While in the offline mode, the device does not connect to your phone, but rather stores the GPS data on its flash storage. As the result, the TripLog app does not stay in the background, therefore, you could turn off Location Permission for the app.
Download Offline Trips from the TripLog Drive™ GPS Device
Open the TripLog App and Click the Green Circle on the Trips screen
Select Download from the popup options
Plug in the Drive to a Reliable power source for at least a few minutes
Select Connect if not already connected
Acknowledge the message and click Start Download
Once complete, click done and review your downloaded trips
You can replace your TripLog Drive in the vehicle once completed to record trips again
You will want to validate that the Drive and device are connected to a reliable power source and in range of each other. This power source does need be switched power and turn on and off with the vehicle. If your vehicle does not have a 12 volt or usb port that can power off with the vehicle when not running then you will need to unplug the device to properly end the trip.
The transfer speed for stored trips will be determined by the number of trips stored on the device. The estimate is that it takes 1 minute to download 1 hour of driving records. So it may take some time, if the download has not been completed recently. We recommend to download at least every week.