When set on MagicTrip™, mLog automatically detects your mobile device's movement, starts, which either starts or stops mileage tracking.
Here are a few tips for using MagicTrip™:
- Clear GPS reception is an essential element to accurate mileage capture. Assuring your device has a clear line of sight to the sky will help increase the mileage tracking precision. Adjusting mLog's responsiveness can help offset poor GPS reception. If you have determined that you have a poor GPS reception due to your device positioning or because you have an older phone, you can set MagicTrip™ to More Responsive, which will cause the GPS to be active more frequently. Keep in mind that this option will consume more battery. To adjust your responsiveness settings go to Menu > Auto Start On > Responsiveness.
- You can adjust the Speed Threshold, or the vehicle speed at which mLog automatically starts recording a trip. By default, a trip is started once your mobile device detects movement over 5 mph. The Speed Threshold can be adjusted from the mLog Trips by selecting Menu > Auto Start On > Speed Threshold. The trip origin or from address is auto-corrected from the original starting point from when mLog first detected movement.
- You can also adjust the Timeout setting, which automatically stops trips. When mLog detects no movement for 5 minutes (default setting), the trip is automatically stopped. To adjust the Timeout setting, go to Menu > Auto Start On > Timeout.
- You can manually stop a trip by opening mLog and selecting the red “Stop Trip” button on the Trips page.
- A short cut to stopping a MagicTrip™ is using the mLog 2×2 widget. The mLog widget will allow the user to change a trip activity or type, adjust the odometer, or stop a trip.
- mLog will automatically complete a running trip to conserve battery after GPS has detected that the phone or device is idle for 5 minutes.
- If there is a difference of one or two miles, this could be due to the phone or device's GPS limitations. If the phone or device is older, we recommend changing the responsiveness; keep in mind that this setting will use more battery.