Sensors and Cloud Connectors can communicate in two different radio modes.
- Low Power Standard Mode: The normal transmission mode for sensors, optimized for low energy usage.
- High Power Boost Mode: A high energy transmission mode for sensors outside the range of a Cloud Connector, to boost the communication range. This mode drains more energy from the battery and reduces its lifetime.
Sensors transmitting in high-power boost mode have a warning sign on their signal indicators (boost icon).
Periods with boost can be seen in the Connectivity part of the detailed sensor view in Studio, as shown below. The yellow areas represent boost periods.
We recommend avoiding sensors using high-power boost mode to maximize the sensor lifetime and have a fallback if changes in the environment temporarily degrade the radio connectivity.