Bought rachio3 with so much hope as per advertises premium / highly intelligent / homekit compatible watering system controller and I am so so so dissapointed.
In the first two months it got to status not responding in homekit (main reason I bought thos controller!!) quite a few times. Managed to readd it by resetting wifi, but now it won’t do it anymore.
I tried to power it of and on again, rebooted my phone dozens of times, reset wifi, short pressed, longed pressed wifi, re-addes to wifi, but cannot manage to add to homekit. after I add the homekit code, it indefinately scans for controller but nothing is shown. It is like the controller somehow is not pairing/exposing itself to homekit.
I read couple of answers on this thread, but if I am forced to reset the controller to factory defaults that is lame!!! Why should
I redo all my pictures for zones, redo all soil types for each zone, redo all my settings and schedules for a stupid piece of software?! even a smart plug for 10$ knows how to deal with removing and readding to homekit, while a 250$ controller wouldn’t be able to deal with homekit and force me every 2-3 weeks to reset it to factory defaults?!?!?!
I really hope this has a solution w/o reseting the device and redo all my settings!
Ps: my firmware is up2date, but Rachio should really fix their software issues for a so called premium controller! I see lots of posts for people complaining about homekit and lots of promises to fix it but that is for more than a year! how hard can it be to do some debugging and patch the damn firmware?!