Notifications when things are NOT skipped


#1

So I purchased the Rachio a month ago and love all the features EXCEPT one. Why does this application notify me when things are NOT skipped. It is such a stupid feature that I have to turn off all notifications. I am notified all the time about this zone was NOT skipped today. I don’t want to be notified when zones are NOT skipped. I want to be notified when zones ARE skipped. Please make a change so I can turn back on notifications.


#2

Yeah that doesn’t make a lot of sense, assumed those were suppressed. It will be removed early next week.

:cheers:


#3

I get that notification when the system is anticipating one of 3 events that would cause a skip.

  1. Measurable precipitation beyond my programmed parameters.

  2. Wind speeds above the threshold that was programmed.

  3. A lower temperature than the current settings.

The controller is checking for these conditions and will notify you if it is going to do a skip based upon anticipation. Once the current and accurate data is updated, the Rachio takes a “My Bad” and lets you know that it will not do the skip after all.

Some of the end users that I know, actually like that feature since they feel more comfort that their system ended up irrigating after all. They call it their “Peace of Mind” advisory.


#4

This type of notification IS helpful for those of us that would otherwise actively/manually manage their system on a daily basis, but only when the full known detail is provided with the notification. i.e. - “<schedule_name>” was originally marked to be skipped due to (wind) or (precip) or (whatever); however, as of X:XX AM/PM, information from wx station ABC indicates a change in conditions. Therefore, <schedule_name> will not be skipped.” Of course, we would have already received a notification earlier in the day that the schedule was going to be skipped because XYZ. @franz , since this data is available to the controller as it’s running these scheduling routines, wouldn’t it be easy to add a push notification with all the determining factors?

Thanks,
Cj.


#5

All great feedback, I’ll let @mitchell and @mckynzee from the product team determine the direction. Minor software change but clearly differing opinions. :wink:

:cheers: