Frequent Locations, Battery Life, and Usefulness
If you are using "Frequent Locations" please tell me how your battery life on iOS 7 is compared to either iOS 6 or iOS 7 with frequent locations turned off. I was having some battery issues on my iPhone 5, had the battery swapped under warranty (tests showed it had multiple bad cells), and after running for 2 weeks and feeling good about my battery, I'm ready to turn back on either Apple's Frequent Locations or Google Now's Location Sharing. I like the usefulness of Google Now (I also use Android devices) but I hate that since it's keeping location services active all the time, I can't see when other apps are using location services. The advantage to Apple's frequent locations is it won't show the arrow lit up since it's the system using location services. The thing is, when I was running Apple's Frequent Locations, I never got anything useful out of it. I never once saw anything in the Today portion of the Notification panel. I still used the feature to see my past places (far too many steps to get to it too--why bury this in settings so deep?).
If tracking your location (Apple's tracking it anyway, it's just whether or not you see the results) is helpful to you, do you prefer Frequent Locations or Google Now location sharing? How bad of a hit have you seen in battery life? I'd prefer to use Apple's service, at the expense of my husband and other Android family members and close friends being able to see my location) since it doesn't mask other apps use of location services, but I'm just seeing no point based on my last experience. I didn't get anything useful out of it.