3G Watchdog app for Android monitors your 4G/3G/Edge/GPRS data usage



Understanding the USAGE GRAPH in 3G Watchdog Pro

Written by Richard. Posted in Blog

3G Watchdog Pro Usage Graph

Most data counting graphs (including 3GWatchdog free) display usage on a bar whose full span represents a 100% usage.

3G Watchdog Pro takes a different approach: the usage graph in the Plan and Day views is not scaled on a usage quota (plan quota or day recommended usage). Instead, the scale represents a timeline of the period (billing period for the Plan tab, or just the current day for the Day tab). Usage is only indicated by the % numbers over the bar (used % over the position corresponding tonow, and predicted % at the right end of the bar corresponding to the end of the period). The color of the predicted % reflects thestatus of your usage (green/orange/red). This color is also used to fill the bar from the beginning of the period to the current position in order to make the current usage status more visible at a glance.

This may be confusing at first since most similar graph bars show usage, not time, but once you get used to it, it’s a rather synthetic view which we find superior to the old one (e.g. if you are going to exceed your usage the graph shows you when you will reach the 100%). We experienced with 2 separate bars for usage and time but concluded that it was only more confusing (and took more space on the screen).

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