Fi's activity tracking uses a unique algorithm to track your dog's steps. Every dog has a different walking pattern and depending on the ongoing activity each dog can account for different amounts of "steps." These steps are converted into points and used in your dog’s rankings. See: Rank Tab
How Does My Dog's Fi Collar Track Walk Routes?
The Fi collar relies on multiple signals to determine its location - knowing that your smartphone device is in proximity (as well as the location that your phone believes it is currently) is a great signal. If you don't take your smartphone device with you when you walk your dog, the Fi collar will power GPS. However, on its own, GPS can be inaccurate and battery intensive. See: Activity Tracking: Walks
Note: For the most accurate route tracking, Fi recommends carrying your smartphone with you while walking your dog, with the Fi app open in the background of your device. If someone else is walking your dog, we recommend having them carry their smartphone, as well, and joining your account as an Owner. See: Multiple Owners