I agree, @ramblinwreck. In a couple of threads over the past week or so, I’m taking away from both @franz and @emil that there adjustments Raciho makes to their analytics and metrics that are intended to have a positive impact on our watering needs based on our configurations. This is a great activity.
What isn’t so great is that these changes aren’t being made transparently (we aren’t receiving updates / release notes / back end changes that have an impact on us, etc.). Some of the changes Rachio are making ‘behind the scenes’ are not automatically inherited in our current zone and schedules. We aren’t finding out about this unless we ask the right questions.
So, Rachio - I have to say this is all a bit disappointing. I need / want more transparency of any changes you make that have any impact on how i’m irrigating. If you are making a change, we need to know about it - no matter how big or how small. If the change requires us to take action, this needs to be called out BEFORE you make the change especially during the growing season.
I realize the IRO is cloud connected and affords many benefits of integration with other systems, real-time information, etc. However, It is still OUR systems. We need to know what changes you are making that could have any impact on how we are irrigating our properties.
Please let us know what Rachio’s thinking is in regard to improving transparency of changes and the impact to existing zone configurations and schedules.