Kickstarters for Pixie, the Smart Hose Faucet Timer

Netro Inc
Updated at 2019-05-20 02:18:35 UTC 

To the Netro community:


We are very excited to introduce our new product, Pixie, the WiFi-connected Hose Faucet Timer. We have spent almost a year designing and developing the smart timer and now it is ready to meet the users.  



We believe Pixie is a great choice if you have water systems running through hose faucet. It is as smart as Sprite and can pair with Whisperer. It is solar powered and has a removable battery for quick charge. If you like the features in the Netro app, it has all the access to them.


For more information about Pixie, please email to info@netrohome.com or simply leave a message/comment below and we will send you a promotion code for the first 50 buyers.


Thanks,

Netro Inc

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Manually skip next watering

Randy Ziffer
Updated at 2019-05-19 16:47:13 UTC 
How can I manually skip the next scheduled watering?  I am watching it pour outside and the next scheduled watering is at 6 pm this evening.
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Hot weather algorithm

Joshua Berk
Updated at 2019-05-17 16:15:51 UTC 

I live in Arizona and it's not really hot yet but it's starting to get warmer and I noticed my rye grass is starting to die off and everybody else's is very green.  I think it's because netro isn't watering as often as it should be when it gets warmer. I'm aware I can set a manual schedule but that kind of defeats the purpose of why I bought Netro. So what I'm saying is I think an algorithm needs to be adjusted so hot dry climates get a little more watering for winter grass that's still in season before the Bermuda comes in.


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Whisperer stopped working

Pelle Fisk
Updated at 2019-05-17 13:30:13 UTC 
My whisperer sensor stopped working after a few weeks. Any ideas?
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One sensor for multiple zones

bdcfam
Updated at 2019-05-01 01:28:20 UTC 
Is there a way to assign one sensor to multiple zones?
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Scheduling ( Two Smart watering levels; Smart disabled)

Netro Support
Updated at 2019-04-18 02:20:37 UTC 

There are 2 different levels of Netro’s smart watering you can choose(Go to Settings->Zones->Smart Zone)

 

1. Smart watering: Level advanced

This is the default setting of smart watering. In this level, your zones will be watered automatically by Netro with smart schedules.

Netro will do everything for you, you do not need to set up the program/schedule.

Netro will skip smart watering and programs when there is large amount of rain(>0.2inch/ 5.08 mm) or watering regulations and manual restrictions.

You can inspect the Smart schedules in the calendar view. They are with the blue water-drop icons.

 

 

2.Smart watering: Level basic

In this level, no smart schedule will be generated. You will need to add programs manually (go to Settings->Programs to add programs) and Netro will skip programs when there is large amount of rain(>0.2inch/ 5.08 mm) or watering regulations.

 If you do not want smart zone schedule to override your own programmed schedule, you can set up the Smart Zone level from Advanced to Basic, which only skip rainning days for your programmed schedule.

Please note when smart zone is enabled, your local regulations will automatic override your own program if there is any conflict. So when you set up your own program watering time, please do not conflict with your local Regulations if there is any. To check up regulations, please go to Settings->Regulations.

 

 

3.Smart-zone feature disabled

If you want to create your own programs and turn off smart zone feature and rain delay feature, go to Settings->Zones->Smart Zone and toggle the enable button. When the smart zone is disabled, the system will strictly follow the user program to water the zones. There is no intelligence here. Netro will not skip your schedules when there is rain. Regulation feature will not be in effect as well.

 

 

 


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Suggestion: Sunrise smart watering

Mark S
Updated at 2019-04-15 13:39:43 UTC 
I think Rachio adjusts the watering schedule with sunrise to have all zones completed as the sun is coming up. Is this something you intend to add? I think this will come in handy with the heat of summer.
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Smart Watering Basic with a schedule watering adjustment

Barry Perfect
Updated at 2019-04-13 17:00:37 UTC 

If I have a zone set to Smart Watering - Basic with a schedule to come on for 30 minutes, will the smart watering adjust the duration of the watering based on the weather (say 10 minutes when it’s cool, the full 30 minutes when it is hot), or just turn it off/on based on the 5mm expected rain threshold?


Barry

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windy conditions

Magnus Swenson
Updated at 2019-03-27 20:05:53 UTC 

The setting for windy conditions is great.

However the zones that includes drip irrigation doesn’t get impacted by winds (since they’re often under dirt/mulch etc) usually rotors and nozzles would be impacted . Is there a way not to include in ground drip irrigation on windy conditions?

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Update frequency of watering schedule

charu
Updated at 2019-03-21 16:27:21 UTC 
How often is the smart watering schedule updated? This morning it was raining quite a bit, but so far my watering schedule indicates a watering session for tomorrow. Not only does this waste water, but it violates one of my restrictions, namely, no watering the day after a rain. 
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Notice To Users of Weather Underground

Netro Inc
Updated at 2019-03-19 04:52:48 UTC 

Notice of obsoleting Weather Underground


Netro has changed the weather source Weather Underground to Dark Sky from the server side for users of Weather Underground. The reason is Weather Underground stopped its API service without any notice. The whole community is looking for solutions. So we have internally disabled the Weather Underground option and used the data from Dark Sky.


We will support AccuWeather and openWeatherMap in the next release of the app. We expect to launch it early next month.

We are sorry about the inconvenience. Please contact us if you have any questions.


Regards,

Netro

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Overriding smart waterinh

mvernia
Updated at 2019-03-17 20:46:27 UTC 
I own a very small lot and would be interested only in setting up my own programs. How can I override the system's smart watering schedule? I installed a new Netro Sprite today and right off the bat it shows a lot of watering on the first day. Thank you.
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Whisperer records only up to 10% even in pouring rain

Scot and Michelle Cowan
Updated at 2019-03-03 17:04:51 UTC 
Have two Whiperer sensors in container pots setting up for bare root treesin large fabric bag containers. Sensors have detected a moisture level of only up to 16%. This morning after and during a one inch rain the soil moisture is only reading 3% and 6%. Clearly something is wrong. 
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Skipping skipped?

livingwater71
Updated at 2018-10-31 16:11:03 UTC 
Live in Hawaii and yesterday we had flood level rains and to my disappointment Netro watered this morning even though I have it set to skip if it rained the previous day. Anyone have this happen?
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Customization->set rain/temperature/wind threshold to skip watering

Netro Support
Updated at 2018-10-13 06:19:08 UTC 

Customization->set rain/temperature/wind threshold to skip watering

Netro automatically creates dynamic watering schedules according to local weather, so if you turn on the smart zone feature for your zone, season adjustment will be made with smart watering schedules according to weather.

There are different types of weather restrictions: rain, temperature and wind.

By default, If you turn on the smart zone feature, Netro will skip the schedules (including manual schedules from user programs) when there is a chance of significant rain(>0.2inch).

The default threshold to skip watering when temperature is too low is 0 Celsius degree (32 Fahrenheit) for all the Netro controllers.

You can now customize rain, temperature and wind threshold through Settings->Preferences.




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New seeding

Douglas Ely
Updated at 2018-10-09 23:09:48 UTC 
Here in ocean city NJ, when we seed for new grass we need the water to come on twice daily to start germination. When I set my Netro to “new plant” and the soil type to “sandy clay” which is the top layer, the controller had only been watering every 2.21 days. The soil is dust dry. I don’t want to have to make gross adjustments. That is why I bought Netro. What’s wrong?
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New grass seed

Dan R
Updated at 2018-09-09 21:47:24 UTC 
It would be great to have a feature that runs the sprinklers three times a day for 7 days when I put down new grass seed. I can build a program for this and it does not take very long. It would be a nice feature to have this built into the app. 
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Program for new grass seed?

Brian Killian
Updated at 2018-09-04 11:18:30 UTC 
Does netro have a program for new grass seed?  I'm going to oversees later this month and was wondering how to set my sprinklers to get the seed to grow.
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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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California Native Plants

Anthony M
Updated at 2018-08-08 22:15:43 UTC 
It would be nice if more California native style plants (dry climate) were included in the database - or at least that sort of watering style (much less frequent/deep) be available as an option.  I find that when relying on the smart watering with generic salvia hybrid selected for plant type, the water usage is actually higher than the manual program i had set before, especially now in summer months I feel it might be overcompensating.  I'd like to be able to rely on the "smart" aspects, but not sure it makes sense given the higher water usage so for now will probably be forced to go back to manual programming instead.. If anyone has some experience/suggestions on matching these types of plants up with what is in the database I'm all ears as well.  Thanks!
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