iTraq Butterfly operates based on a combination of a defined schedule and sensor-based triggers. You can customize the frequency of location reports using the Trackme.Online platform or API, with options ranging from every 5 minutes to just a few times a month. Additionally, the device can be awakened by sensor-based triggers, such as temperature changes, motion detection, light, or other specified conditions.
During its scheduled reporting times, iTraq Butterfly wakes up, sends its location, and goes back into a deep sleep state to conserve battery life. If sensor-based triggers are activated, the device will also wake up to send a report. Any changes to the reporting schedule or sensor settings can be "learned" by the device during its next scheduled wake-up time.