The app can “see” where your Dose Medbox is. There are three distance ranges: Close (within 5 meters), Nearby (within 100 meters) and Distant (more than 100 meters away).
These three distance ranges help to determine how the app should remind you to take your meds and to bring your Dose Medbox.
You can also check in the app where your Dose Medbox is. It will either show if it’s Close or Nearby, or you get the address of the place where you left it.
When it’s time to take your medication, your phone will first give you a reminder. If your Dose Medbox is Distant you will only get this one reminder and no more because you can’t take your pills at the moment. If your Dose Medbox is nearby, you will receive continuous reminders.
If your Dose Medbox is Distant when you receive your first reminder. Your phone will send you continuous reminders as soon as your Dose Medbox is nearby again. You will receive continuous reminders until you confirm that you have taken your medication. You can do that with the red button in Dose Medbox. You can then check if you took your meds by having it marked as taken in the app.
The different distance ranges are also used to remind you to bring your Dose Medbox. The default setting is that the phone reminds you to bring your Dose Medbox when it’s not nearby anymore (more than 100 meters away from you). It is to be able to return home if you will be away when you will be taking your next medicine.
Do you always want your Dose Medbox close to you, for example in your pocket or purse? Then you can use “Close” as the setting under the “Bring” function. You then get reminders to bring Dose Medbox as soon as you left it with only 5-10 meters.