The Home Base communicates with the iota using a special long range radio technology. There are a few things a user can do to optimize the quality of the connection between the iota and Home Base. Following these suggestions will give the iota maximal coverage range and battery life:
- Try to put the iota in a place where it has a clear view of the sky (i.e. dashboard of a car instead of the trunk).
- Only open map and ask for the iota’s location when necessary. This saves battery life.
- When placing the iota on a pet or child, try leaving it facing toward the sky (i.e. on the back of a dog's neck as opposed to under the chin).