I’m trying to understand the underpinnings of the Rachio 3 16 zone system I recently installed. I’ve cut over my garden system and plan to get it ‘just right’ before I move over my lawn zones. For me, control through Smart things and Google Assistant were a big selling point. It seems like any command update to my Rachio has to go through the cloud servers which will then poke it into my controller - is that right?
I can run individual zones from ST and Google, but only for 3 minutes. I can’t seem to find a way to run a schedule on demand (to me, a schedule is a sequence of zones and timings). I don’t need any of the intelligent watering features of Rachio, I just need ways to command zone to run for a duration I specify (not just 3 minutes) and for a way to command a schedule to run. Any ideas? Thanks, Dave