I have a gen 3 Rachio (I think, can’t seem to find that info in the app) and I originally set my schedules up to run too frequently for the weather we’ve had lately. It’s been cold and overcast for most of the spring/early summer. I started noticing that the soil/ground in certain areas is completely saturated so I tried to reduce the frequency of some of my schedules.
The first time I did this, I assumed the system would add the time BEFORE the next scheduled run, but no, it turns out the system just seems to start over with a new schedule on the day you make the change. This schedule (all drip irrigation with 2GPH emitters) ran last night. I made the change this morning and now the calendar is showing it’s going to rung AGAIN tonight for LONGER periods on each zone!
I’m sure this doesn’t seem like a big deal to most, since this extra watering will only happen once after the chance, but it makes attempting to dial-in/fine-tune schedules really difficult. What if I want to make another change tomorrow or next week, or later in the summer. I have to remember to manually skip runs afterward. I really wish it was easier to calibrate/dial-in schedules and still take advantage of the “smart” watering adjustments that the system is capable of making based on local weather. So far, I’ve been rather unimpressed.