The Jiobit does not need to be connected to Wi-Fi in order to provide location updates. However, we highly recommend connecting to Wi-Fi in your Trusted Places (up to 5!) for faster notifications and improved battery performance.
When Wi-Fi is added to a Trusted Place, the Jiobit is able to save on battery power and use the connection to the Wi-Fi router to define its location when it’s within range. This means that your Jiobit’s arrival and departure notifications will occur faster than they would if the tracker was using a GPS signal, and with greater accuracy.
You can set up a connection to any Wi-Fi network you have the password to, as long as you and the Jiobit are in a Trusted Place during setup.