Wink


#1

So, Home Depot are making a push into the home automation market in conjunction with quirky, there’s a deal on for their home hub, and various components; buy two components and get the hub for $1, apparently (so says google)

The only reason I know this is that their product listing for the Iro mentions it right at the bottom; I was intrigued, so looked it up.

I suspect that the displays and so on in store are probably pushing the Iro along with the Wink app (though not in my local Home Depot, as I got the last one on the shelf :slight_smile: ).

Word of recommendation here - stick with the Rachio app to setup and run the sprinklers, unless you have a pressing need to automate them to run on an event or trigger.

It’s not just that the Wink app crashed on me 3 times in as many minutes. No, what I particularly liked was it crashing on my pressing ‘start’, and it only actually starting to spray after I restarted the wink app. At which point the wink app thought it was stopped, and didn’t have any option to stop spraying…

Fortunately it crashed again at this point and I was able to hit start and stop again before it crashed a third time.

It’ll probably be worth it in the long run; I can see someone bringing out a sensor that’s compatible, and triggering a sprinkler run when the soil is dry would be excellent, as would a number of other options (there’s a sensor that detects motion - “run sprinklers for 1 minute when neighbors cat is detected on the lawn” appeals greatly). But right now, it’s a little too flaky.


#2

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#3

@jimmyjimjim‌ and @jeremyshultz‌ Thanks for the info. We’ll look into this.


#4

Judging from the new history feature, it may actually crashed the Iro; I’m showing ‘power cycle’ around that time. I’m showing 5 or 6 power cycles since the 4th, and I’ve not unplugged it since first powering it up. Is this a genuine power related message or an ‘it rebooted message’? This potentially also occurred around the same time I was having issues with the stop/start on the zones previously.


#5

One of the main reasons that I bought the Wink Hub was the listed support for Iro compatibility. Not so much. When I follow the Wink’s linking advice for it, I am directed to a Rachio page that says that either I’m not allowed to view the secure data, or that the page no longer exists. I like the native app, but also wanted support within the hub. It’s very disappointing that this supposed capability doesn’t exist in reality.


#6

It may not matter now, it appears that my Rachio account no longer exists. I used it last night to water my yard (manually, of course), and it worked fine. Once I was done, I started working on the Wink Hub installation. now, my Racio app says “Bad credentials” when I bring it up (the native app) on my iPhone. When I request a password reset, it tells me that the user account no longer exists. Maybe I’m being punished for trying to link to Wink? :slight_smile:


#7

Strike that, now it works (After 7 failed login attempts). shaking my head


#8

@DRN‌ Sorry to hear about your frustration. Is everything up and running now?