Sensor Accelerometer included (all products)

Thank the mobile phone industry for much of what we can do in the small wildlife GPS field. Because of smartphones, accelerometers are in everything nowadays. At Telemetry Solutions, our products all incorporate a 3-axis accelerometer that is used not only for activity data logging but also to power the Smart GPS feature.

For wildlife research projects, an accelerometer provides additional information that when used in conjunction with the GPS data logger, gives a much broader habit picture. Hence, the Telemetry Solutions accelerometer allows you to set it up to fit your needs.

Firstly, the activity logging can be scheduled in one of two different ways. Either set it to record activity data continuously or set it to record activity data at specific times in the day. Next, this schedule can be broken up as you wish over the courses of the day and not every day need be scheduled like any other day.

Choose A Sample Rate

After you have made your decision about the schedule then you get to choose the sample rate. Next, you are presented with three choices, 1 sample per second, 10 samples per second or 25 samples per second. This should be a broad enough choice to detect the types of behaviors that you are trying to find.

And after that you have another choice. This next one is about how sensitive the accelerometer is to movement. Here you are presented with four choices, +/-2G, +/-4G, +/-8G, and +/-16G. The reason for this is that, suppose you are working with a large animal and you really want to detect the big movements but are not concerned about ear twitches and sneezing cheetahs but rather you are concerned with leaps into the air. Then you would use a higher sensitivity setting. But, on the other hand, suppose you were trying to detect a hop on a really small frog. In that case, you would set up your accelerometer at +/-2G sensitivity.

Lastly, we are entirely open to other types of settings that you may require, just ask us.

For more information please feel free to contact us!

Product Comparison

All products come with 24/7 year round support, including holidays!

S=Standard Feature    O=Optional Feature


 Weight Range5g-20g6g-50g20g-100g130g-250g
Suitable Animalsbirds, bats, and other tiny mammalssmall lizards, tortoises, turtles, frogs, very small mammalsanimals that weight at least 500 gramsfoxes, Tasmanian Devils
Data Recovery Method UHF Wireless UHF Wireless UHF Wireless Satellite
Data Transfer Rangeup to 30kmup to 50kmup to 30km global
Drone Data DownloadingSSSN/A
Base Station Battery Life2 days5 days2 daysN/A
Base Station External PowerSN/ASN/A
Change GPS Schedule in FieldSSSS
Drop OffN/AOOO
VHF TransmitterOOSS
Activity LoggerSSSS
Factory SealedSSSS
Best in Habitat TypeOpen-LightAnyAnyAny
GPS Precision ControlSSSS
Temperature SensorSSSS
Light SensorN/AON/AN/A
ImplantN/ASS N/A
Custom DesignSSSS
DIY Kits AvailableSSN/AN/A
Discount Price EligibleSSSS
Refurbishment AvailableSSSS

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