I’m using a Google Nexus 4 phone. I go to “tap to edit your home location on the map” and the map appears with a red circle about 8 blocks in diameter. I’m in a densely populated area, so I’d like to reduce the size of my geofence. When I click on the black dot at the bottom of the circle, I get a message that says, “Geofence Drag handle to resize geofence.” Is there some secret to dragging it? Because touching and holding the black dot and then sliding my finger simple zooms in on the map or zooms out – but the geofence remains the same size. Is there an alternate way to do this via computer desktop?
I too, wish that the ST geofence was smaller, but agree that the cellular technologies, do not allow. The ST fob can deliver a smaller geofence, as tested when we give it to our neighbors when they watch our house, as opposed to when we go over to their home and ST reports that we never left our home.
I am hoping that the ST Presense configuration options will expand in the future to include detection of wireless AP SSID’s and Bluetooth connectivity. This could help when you are in the car, or at a close neighbors home, etc.
Agreed–microlocation technologies would be great. I initially had a lot of problems because I am in a wheelchair and it can take the bus driver several minutes to unload me from the bus, causing my arrival activities to occur too soon because ST thought I was already home.
Using an idea from another community member, I combined geopresence with another sensor to shrink my geopresence zone down to a few feet. Works quite well for my situation, certainly better than I had before.
I’m also having the same issue. I live in NY and every evening, while looking for parking around my apt, I get multiple notifications of arriving and leaving as I circle around the nearby streets, even at 3 blocks aways.