N/APosted on - 06/05/2012
If we are to install Smart Vibration on our Android units, how much of the unit's battery life is it going to consume?
Given the fact that it is going to be actively listening in the background for any motion changes.
Smart Vibration on mobile units
Smart vibration is a feature in which the Smartphone switches to silent mode when the phone is placed in the pocket. This feature saves time and effort required to silence and back and hence makes the phone more intelligent. The smart vibration option is found in many HTC phones, and it works well for other android devices too. The sensor on the phone basically detects whether it is present in a tight environment like inside a pocket. Once the smart vibration is enabled the sensors looks out for changes in motion, and automatically switches to silent mode and back.
Other features is that the amount of vibration, it’s patterns, time etc can be customized according to the need.
The battery life needed will definitely be more. There are no official citations regarding this. The motion sensor is basically an accelerometer. The accelerometer signals are first filtered and analyzed. The accelerometer will be in constant use as long as the application is active. This will definitely lead to more battery consumption.