Wireless flow connection to Rachio3


#1

Which protocol is used to connect wireless flow sensor to Rachio3? I am trying to see if it can be connected directly to some other home automation system such as SmartThings hub or not.


#2

@spatel3220 - from the Flow page on Rachio’s website (https://www.rachio.com/wireless-flow-meter)

Communication

Data Transmission:
LoRa® wireless network

It transmits in the 900 MHz band. So NOT Bluetooth or BLE or WiFi.


#3

Thank you @DLane for quick response. So no OTA for this flow meter in future. I guess all the sensor does is push the data to Rachio3, so less possibility of error and need to update the flow sensor.


#4

False! The Rachio Wireless Flow meter absolutely has the capability of OTA updates! The flow meter receives updates through it’s connection to the R3 controller.


#5

@mitchell, I think the OP was looking to read the data directly from the flow meter over the air to interface into a home automation system. Not having the firmware updated by Rachio over the air.