High data usage while using GO Navigation app

daydotz
daydotz Registered Users Posts: 5
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Does anyone else feel the data usage on AA or standalone considerably higher than the estimate TomTom claim (I've used 30mb after 3 hours )

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  • VikramK
    VikramK Administrators Posts: 13,810
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    Hi @daydotz
    Welcome to the community!
    Are you sure there is no other app running on your phone at the same time?

    Thanks,
    Vikram
  • daydotz
    daydotz Registered Users Posts: 5
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    VikramK wrote: »
    Hi @daydotz
    Welcome to the community!
    Are you sure there is no other app running on your phone at the same time?

    Thanks,
    Vikram

    It's definitely TomTom according to the data usage on my device
  • szachowa
    szachowa Administrators, Staff Posts: 491 Staff
    daydotz wrote: »
    VikramK wrote: »
    Hi @daydotz
    Welcome to the community!
    Are you sure there is no other app running on your phone at the same time?

    Thanks,
    Vikram

    It's definitely TomTom according to the data usage on my device

    This sound like some interesting observation. Thanks for notifying about this. We will have to check it.
  • szachowa
    szachowa Administrators, Staff Posts: 491 Staff
    Hi @daydotz, I have checked data consumption while simulating driving on a route after 1 hr.

    According to my measurements - when using the app only on Android Auto head unit - data consumption was 4.56 MB.

    During this 1 hr of simulation, distance driven was 86 km, meaning that data consumption was around 53 kB / 1 km.

    Could you please provide reference to following:
    the estimate TomTom claim
  • szachowa
    szachowa Administrators, Staff Posts: 491 Staff
    edited August 2021
    Hi @daydotz, could you also provide more information about conditions when you observed high data usage?
    How long was the route, how long did you drive?

    We are constantly monitoring data consumption for user sessions. I can see that data consumption for 1 km driven is between 25 and 150 kB / 1 km in our dashboards.
  • daydotz
    daydotz Registered Users Posts: 5
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    Another trip after 170 miles a 3 hour round trip its used 14mb apologies for delay
  • tgold
    tgold Registered Users Posts: 2,192
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    daydotz wrote: »
    Another trip after 170 miles a 3 hour round trip its used 14mb
    What measures did you take to ensure that no system processes or apps other than TomTom were receiving data?

  • szachowa
    szachowa Administrators, Staff Posts: 491 Staff
    170 miles is around 274 km, which gives 274 * 53 kB = 14.5 MB if you take into account:
    • that data usage relation to distance is linear
    • that my measurements were correct and we consume around 53 kB per 1 km
  • daydotz
    daydotz Registered Users Posts: 5
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    My data counter shows TomTom specifically for a app with offline maps it's data usage should be next to nothing

    I've been playing with Waze today same journey no offline maps and that used 14mb

    If that's within your operating parameters it's quite scary how much data your service requires

    Thanks
  • szachowa
    szachowa Administrators, Staff Posts: 491 Staff
    Hi @daydotz , if available data plan is scarce, I recommend using the app with disabled traffic and online routing/search.