Been using my Rachio for a bit over a month and really like it. Also appreciate the responsiveness and interaction of this community. Anyways, here are a few suggestions/wishes I would like to see at some point (sorry if they have already been mentioned before).
- Offering “flexible” or “dynamic” start times. This is probably similar to other posts that suggest a “finish by” time, but would basically allow a flex schedule to turn on when needed on a given day (i.e. I hit allowed depletion at 3pm and therefore start the cycle during the next available watering window). Currently we set a fixed start time for flex and this may not run for 2-3 days due to watering restrictions (stupid California). This would also work with the ability to set allowed watering times (in addition to allowed days) as mentioned here: No Water Option When Sun Is Out
- I have an attached Soil Moisture Sensor. It would be nice to have a category list to choose from in the setup menu that lets us choose from options like: None, Rain Sensor, Soil Sensor, Other instead of Yes/No. This would make alerts and emails more accurate when they say “Schedule skipped due to attached X Sensor”.
- Option in the app (or maybe IFTTT) to delay/pause an active cycle when a certain temperature threshold is reached. We could set the option to delay watering if “current temperature is > X degrees”.
- I’ve been trolling the forums for a few days and see a lot of good suggestions. It would be nice to have a single page/post that displays the roadmap of features that Rachio is planning to implement. This could have a list of in progress updates/features, planned features, features in consideration, and wish list (when we have time) features.
Thanks again for all the work you guys are doing to make this product the best.