User Guide - Manual watering with your Pixie timer

Netro Inc
Updated at 2020-06-22 07:37:55 UTC 

The Pixie timer is designed for automatic watering. However, occasionally you may still need to turn on/off the water manually. Before explaining manual watering from the app, it would be helpful to understand how the Pixie communicates with the Netro cloud server.


By default, your Pixie turns on its WiFi module once every hour to sync up with the server. The sync-up usually takes less than one minute. For the next 59 minutes the timer will be sleeping and disconnected from the WiFi until the next sync. When the timer is sleeping, it is unaware of the schedule changes, including the manual watering.


Therefore, when you start a manual run, the timer is most likely in sleep mode. It will have to wait until the next sync-up to start the watering. The waiting time will be less than 60 minutes. Take the following screenshot for example:



The current time is 5:24AM and the next sync is scheduled at 6:17AM. Therefore the waiting time is going to be 53 minutes. After you press the Start button, you can go to the Schedule page and the manual run at  6:17AM will appear on your calendar.


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Define Soil Type

Rob and Susan Tartre
Updated at 2020-06-12 02:18:54 UTC 
I see references to defining your soil type.  I have gone through the entire app multiple times and cannot find where that is defined, nor can I find it in the documentation.  There doesn’t seem to be an “owners’ manual” or “operating manual” per the support person I called (only online video help).  I cannot find where soil type is defined.
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Insqm

Simone Nolletti
Updated at 2020-06-11 14:23:08 UTC 

Che unità di misura e’ “area insqm” ?

metri quadrati ?

pollici quadrati ?!


Grazie

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How to water some zones simultaneously

Andrey
Updated at 2020-06-10 04:38:59 UTC 

Hi!

I have many zones and I want some of them to work simultaneously, not consequently. Hot to setup the app?

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Notes section per zone

Simon Clark
Updated at 2020-06-04 07:13:33 UTC 

Hi, 

Could we get a notes section in the zone setup so we can record extra information about the zone.  it could be wire colouring for install, notes about other setup / sprinkler install information or general notes about how that zone is performing and changes we might want to make.  

Thanks


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Watering metrics question

Egan
Updated at 2020-06-03 16:09:22 UTC 

I am new to gardening and traditionally, I can kill a plastic plant.  I have started a small flower bed with 3 rose plants in it.  

Is there a way to read the information in the app to learn how many gallons have been given to the plants in a given period of time?

My simplistic understanding of the rose plants is they should get 3 gallons a week total.  My current moisture % in the app shows 68.  Do i need to focus on getting that and keeping it at 100%?

Thanks ahead of time for any education you offer.


Todd in Texas

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Delay between zones

Nicholas Lydakis
Updated at 2020-05-28 15:39:00 UTC 

Can a pump delay be programmed between zones?


Thanks

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Web interface

Emanuele Floridia
Updated at 2020-05-27 16:58:10 UTC 
Hi, sorry but is there the possibility of a web interface, without using the Netro app?
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Is it possible to name zones for easier identification

Chris Graham
Updated at 2020-05-24 20:37:39 UTC 

I'm evaluating whether to by a Netro and one of the things I need is to be able to name zones rather than have a zone called say "Zone 6".

I don't see any users manual on your site to answer questions like this.


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Rearranging zones?

Kurt H
Updated at 2020-05-23 19:17:20 UTC 

I do enjoy my Netro, and the app makes things pretty handy.  I do have a couple of questions.


Are there any plans to allow the software to rearrange the zones in a watering cycle (or is that already available and I am just missing it?)  Right now it seems I am stuck watering in the order I have wired the controller.  It would be nice to water one zone, let that soak in while watering another zone, then come back and water a third zone that is adjacent to the first zone.


Another question I have is - is it possible to copy a schedule so that I do not have to set each of the 5 zones for every schedule.  There are times when I would like to run a one time schedule that follows my normal dry schedule,  or follows my moister schedule.

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Using measured flow rated instead of estimated

Wayne Richards
Updated at 2020-05-23 16:07:26 UTC 
I understand that Netro estimates water usage based on time, emitter type,  and square footage,  but I  have access to actual flow rate via a Flume flow rate monitor. Is there a way to replace the flow rate estimates with actual rates for each system? 
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Need any (netrohome.com) payed cloud service?

Roman Prochazka
Updated at 2020-05-22 07:55:46 UTC 

Hello,

I to plan buy Netro Sprite splinkler controller. But I need know if I need pay any fees for using Netro app. Because the app using account at netrohome.com websuite.

Many thanks for early answer

Best Regards
Roman


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Best settings for garden

Alexandre Morin
Updated at 2020-05-20 11:01:20 UTC 

Hi, 

I have a bed garden with multiple types of vegetables. My irritation type is drop emitter and I bought the humidity sensor Whispered and Pixie.  My garden surface is 100 square feets


I wan to know what is the best app settings to have the best results. The app contains lots of settings and I am little confuse!


thanks

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Do not water when it rains or rain is expected

Kobus Marneweck
Updated at 2020-05-19 03:33:33 UTC 
I replaced my Rainmachine with a Netro but I cannot configure it to do what the Rainmachine did. I live in Austin And can only water 1 day a week. Water is incredible expensive so I  cannot use Smarzone because my water bill will be too high. I want to run each zone for 20 min once per week and not water when rain is expected or it is raining. Netro does seem to be able to do this. Any suggestions?
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can't name area with non English name

Chen Li
Updated at 2020-05-10 05:45:08 UTC 
the app is localized. why can't I use localized name to name my area? 
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Pixie Pending

Rich Keith
Updated at 2020-05-09 19:07:11 UTC 
I’m trying to water manually with my pixie but when I click “play” it just goes to pending and never starts watering. How do I fix this?
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What does water your sensor mean?

Kev508
Updated at 2020-05-07 21:55:00 UTC 

Got a notification today that tells me to "Water Your Sensor Today".

Does anyone know if I am supposed to pull the sensor out to clean it or just water the surrounding area of the sensor or do I pour water directly on to the sensor's solar battery surface?

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Start the week on Monday, not Sunday

alnavasa
Updated at 2020-05-07 21:49:17 UTC 

Feature request: 

I think only US starts the week on sunday, in Europe we Start the week on Monday, not Sunday

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Discover your garden

Alfonso Olias Sanz
Updated at 2020-05-07 16:16:29 UTC 

When you select the year view you see only 12 months. Instead it would be useful to add 13, so I could compare year over year the same month.

Not only the last 12 months

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How to delete Smart Schedule?

Matty Moe
Updated at 2020-05-06 01:35:06 UTC 
I had Smart Scheduling enabled on all zones and then I turned off smart scheduling for all zones but the smart schedules for the next 30 days do not go away. Appears no way to delete them?
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