We found recently that our Rachio had been offline due to network issues for 2-3 weeks. This happened while we were out of country on vacation. All the “Flex daily” schedules didn’t get run because the unit was offline. We got a neighbor restart our router and Rachio. Now it is online and working as expected.
But the damage was already done. We have many dry areas across zones because of missed schedules. We have one schedules that runs on “Fixed Interval” for couple of zones to water vegetable garden. That seemed to work fine regardless of network connectivity.
It is not good design that Rachio must have netwrok connectivity for schedules to work correctly. It should have gracious fallback mechanism when it detects prolonged network connectivity issues. Rachio is an appliance. Once configured, it must work without too much monitoring and reconfiguration.