I am just returning from European travel with a 6 hour time zone difference to EDT and made some interesting observations:
- the watering times stayed nicely with the local time of the controller
- the device notifications for my rain sensor however were reported in European times, i.e. when the event happened (which is good), but of course looking odd when trying to make sense of rain events, irrigation times, and accumulation for the sensor. Now that I am sitting at JFK, all sensor notifications are back to EDT...
Then, I just picked up an exchange between @mckynzee and @scorp508 in http://community.rachio.com/t/moisture-says-69-right-now-though-data-says-0/8737 , where apparently a timezone sensitivity is in play as well.
So, may I suggest that the team goes with a fine come through all time sensitive decisions and messages and keep everything to the local time of the controller, since it has the geo-position?
I realize that it is probably only relevant for travelers who like to monitor what is going on back home and need peace of mind