Google Home app questions- just installed my Netro Sprite!

jdonhowe
Updated at 2019-06-26 04:16:22 UTC 

I just installed my Netro Sprite and am having fun investigating all the options. After some false steps, I was able to link it to my google home account. so, my questions:

1. When I go through google, do I always have to say "Okay, Google, talk to Netro Sprite", and then when Netro responds, give a command, such as "water zone 1 for five minutes". Is there any way such that I can say directly to google "water zone 1", and Netro will do it (like smart light switches)- I don't have to tell google to tell TP-link to turn on the bedroom light!

2. I know that Netro controls zones sequentially (only one on at a time). When I ask Netro (through google home) to water zone 1 for x minutes, it then asks "what else can I do for you". If I say "water zone 2 for x minutes, it looks like it immediately turns off zone 1, and turns on zone 2. So, does "what else" mean "instead of", rather than "in addition to" the first command? Is there any way to get it to recognize sequential zone commands?

3. I've renamed my zones in the Netro app (nice touch- always hated having to remember zone numbers with old controller. Is there any way for the Netro google link to recognize (like google home does with devices) the name of a zone? It would be great to say "water front lawn for five minutes" instead of having to remember which zone it is.

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Works in Uruguay?

Sebastian Diaz
Updated at 2019-11-26 20:39:14 UTC 
Hello I bougth my first netro sprite but i can not find the country Uruguay and i the smart not work correctly, how i can resolve this issue?
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PIR sensor

Vito Favaretto
Updated at 2019-06-26 20:06:49 UTC 
Topic: General

I always find cats dejections on my garden but I  cats are not mines. I had an idea to avoid these cats' gift, installing a PIR sensor connected to netro controller by wifi that transmit a signal to water garden at cats presence. Cats don't love water so they leave my garden very quickly.

Do you think you can build a sensor like this?

I.could be a beta tester ;)



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Watering Times

terry
Updated at 2019-06-26 22:02:52 UTC 
All of our watering done with drip systems and I wondered if there is a way to water longer than 60 minutes for a zone?
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Whisperer settings

Manuel Roca
Updated at 2019-11-30 23:47:29 UTC 
Topic: General
I’m wondering how many whisperer units I need to have if I my garden has 8 zones. Do I have to get 1 per zone? 

Thanks
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WiFi connection

Andrew
Updated at 2019-06-27 00:49:26 UTC 
Has anyone had a difficult time getting the device to connect? When I get to step 5 of the setup process it says the connectivity is unsuccessful. Up to that point it says all the other connections were successful. I’ve reset my router and the controller. 
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What percentage is ideal for the moisture content for a summer lawn in Southern CA?

Gary Riehl
Updated at 2018-08-17 18:05:53 UTC 

Can you please tell me the ideal percentage for the top soil and sub soil for a Southern CA. lawn in summer?  Does this number change during the other seasons?

Thank you. 

Gary

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Wire Gauge

Brian Paternostro
Updated at 2019-12-02 15:14:19 UTC 

Replacing old Toro system,  all my wires from the zones are too thick to place into the system.  Do you have a wire gauge I can slim down the wires to make it work?



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Historical usage

sihler
Updated at 2018-08-20 23:38:11 UTC 
Is there a way to see raw historical water usage in time per zone?
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Product request: leak detector

Joshua Berk
Updated at 2019-12-03 05:45:42 UTC 
Topic: General
I would love to see a leak detector we could install onto the water lines that could communicate the amount of water used and detect leaks. Like the one Rachio offers.
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Reset moisture level

Geoffrey Maslin
Updated at 2018-08-22 23:07:11 UTC 
Is there a way to reset the moisture level for a zone. It is currently showing 100% but soil is dry. 
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Can't add new managers

Tim Foster
Updated at 2019-12-03 20:00:25 UTC 
I can't add my wife to the system. Her email is first name.surname@domain.co.uk but the app says "invalid email" when I try to add her.
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How do you set weather cancelling programs

Richard Spooner
Updated at 2018-08-24 01:08:49 UTC 
Can’t figure out how to have the weather app stop the sprinklers
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Whisper shipping

Matty B
Updated at 2019-06-30 13:31:58 UTC 
Topic: General

Hi,


I ordered a sensor and have yet to receive it. It has been well past 4 weeks. 

Number is: 180404 ― May 17, 2019

What is the status of the order?

Thank you. 

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Neither whisperer is now working

Tim Foster
Updated at 2019-12-05 17:56:44 UTC 
I have two whisperers, one in zone 2 at the front and one in zone 4 at the back. We're in Mexico so it's ridiculously hot and sunny all the time. The unit at the back faces north west. The unit at the front faces north. Both units are now dead. Neither will reset or power up. 
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internet may not be available

Bruce Vermeulen
Updated at 2019-06-30 18:31:02 UTC 

We got our Netro two weeks ago and set up went just fine.

Yard was being watered, great.

Two days ago our power went out, came back on an hour later.

Netro light blinking slowly tried to reconect and all i get is

Internet may not be available, rest of the house is conected.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you

Bruce

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Raining but still watering

Liaqat Khan
Updated at 2019-12-08 00:23:51 UTC 
Hi- it has been raining now for two weeks and it says moisture level 100% but still watering everyday?  
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Whisperer

Mike Cotten
Updated at 2018-08-26 17:49:23 UTC 
The sensor shows 0 lux and is in direct sun. Does the black film over the PV panel get removed?  
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Auto connect to Internet after outage

Nipun Devlekar
Updated at 2019-07-01 01:01:18 UTC 
Will this controller autoconnect to internet after an outage just like my Nest does ?
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Alexa skill with multiple Netro controllers?

James Nyazai
Updated at 2018-08-29 21:13:54 UTC 
I have 2 Netro controllers named Front Yard and Back Yard. Alexa can water the Back Yard just fine by specifying a zone and a time to water for. But how do I switch controllers so Alexa will water zones on the Front Yard controller?
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