Actually the more simple schedules do respond to the weather but they have other major limitations such as not responding as often. However the most intelligent of the schedule types has no option to not respond to only a specific part of the weather (rainfall). Essentially I have some planters that are under an eave and so I need them to be watered dependent on the weather (temp, humidity) but not prevented from being watered if there is rainfall.
Its not the inconvenience so much of the multiple schedules just the fact that they don’t really allow for running multiples at the same time very well from what I understand and its somewhat sad that their response for missing a fairly simple feature is to essentially turn off most of what makes the controller smart.
I realize all implementations are going to be different but failing to have a way to inform the controller that a particular zone only receives a percentage of the useable rainfall is a pretty glaring issue. Things like watering inside of a greenhouse, under an eave, or beneath heavy tree coverage are fairly common types of scenarios.
Not to mention that they have stated that they see it as a good idea and that they are going to take it into consideration but we’re coming up on a year since they announced the beta of v3 and still there is nothing but crickets on that front. I’ve pretty much resigned myself to realize that new software is probably not going to be coming out of Rachio.