Whisperer and smartzone configuration

Alfonso Olias Sanz
Updated at 2019-07-19 13:45:19 UTC 

I have set up all the zones with the whisperers. And there is something I do not understand.

One of the zones usually get flooded in autumn because the type of soil retains lots of water. 


But the whisperer and the smart zone is saying that the zone has to be watered more time than the other zones. 

My question is if the whisperer adapts the irrigation schedules and the time is watering per zone. Depending on the moisture, weather conditions  and type os soil.  It is clear that the soil type determines how much and how often to water. 


Here in the following link (https://www.netrohome.com/shop/products/whisperer)says that "Netro accurately measures the water capacity and drainage rate of your soil, making sure your soil always receives the perfect amount of water at the perfect time."

That is fine, but it is confusing that in the app I can still define the type of soil.


A second question I have is that I can define the watering strategy (Regular, ECO etc...) I want to know if the whisperer and the controller will notify me if I have to change the strategy based on the weather conditions and the type of soil, plants etc...


Any idea?

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Why do you describe your system as AI?

Doug Clark
Updated at 2019-07-07 18:06:07 UTC 
This isn’t AI!
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Reset Moisture Level

firewally
Updated at 2019-07-06 14:06:03 UTC 

Hi!


For testing reasons I "watered" one of my zones manually, which increased the moisture level (but I did not water this zone actually). How can I reset the moisture level of one or all zones to get a proper calculation again and to have all my zones (that are absolutely identically configured) showing the same level and getting the same scheduled watering?


Thanks!

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Scheduling ( Two Smart watering levels; Smart disabled)

Netro Support
Updated at 2019-07-05 08:39:31 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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Forecast provider for Italy

Gabriele Gianello
Updated at 2019-07-03 11:53:03 UTC 

Have you already schedule to connect METEO.it and THE WEATHER CHANNEL ? The available providers are not so fine tuned with ITALIAN forecast data system. Please see attached screenshot of the three different forecast provided today from your three providers :




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Rain versus no rain

Dennis G
Updated at 2019-07-03 03:27:38 UTC 
I understand feature for setting rain delay, but would find it useful to adjust smart scheduling to say there was NO rain on a day it was forcasted. We have had >90 degreeF days and today smart schedule had rain as forcast, but we only had a trace - meaning the lawn needs irrigation but Smart is preventing/delaying it. I know I could increase the amount of rain threshold,  but it will still not correct for when that amount of rain has occured in the area - just not here.
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Manual scheduled run did not run

Yanke Liang
Updated at 2019-06-24 11:07:31 UTC 
Scheduled a one time run for a certain time in Settings->Program, but the app didn’t show the run in the schedule and the irrigation did not run either. Any idea how to set up a one time run when smart feature is enabled? Thanks 
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Netro Sprite not adhering to "Time Frame" setting

Jonathan B.
Updated at 2019-06-24 03:20:54 UTC 

Hi... I've set my Netro Sprite's watering "time frame" (under Settings) to be between 7 and 11pm. It still however schedules its watering start time at 6pm.  How can I fix this?


Thanks

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Start / End time

Junglim Huh
Updated at 2019-06-21 10:14:14 UTC 
I have set start/end water time in preference, but it is watering outside the assigned time. Anyone else experience that, and how can I fix this?
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Not enough water

Robert Arnold
Updated at 2019-06-19 03:22:58 UTC 
My lawn is not getting enough water. I have the watering set to boost and still not enough. Any other settings available other than manually triggering zones?
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Zero lux on whisperer during day time

Simon Sollberger
Updated at 2019-06-18 20:39:36 UTC 
Hey- just added the whisperer sensors to the system - one sensor by the bamboo always shows zero lux sunlight, it is mostly in shade, but definitely gets light, is it strange that sensor shows zero lux? 
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Zero lux on whisperer during day time

Simon Sollberger
Updated at 2019-06-18 14:27:43 UTC 
Hey- just added the whisperer sensors to the system - one sensor by the bamboo always shows zero lux sunlight, it is mostly in shade, but definitely gets light, is it strange that sensor shows zero lux? 
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Netro's Rain Delay Feature

Netro Support
Updated at 2019-06-18 01:41:04 UTC 

Netro's Rain Delay Feature

To add a rain delay, users can go to the Schedule page, press the + sign on the right upper corner and select Rain Delay.
           

If you want to review the created rain delays, you can go Settings->Restrictions and your the rain delays will be shown. You can edit and delete the existing rain delays too.


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Zones Scheduled; Did Not Run

Matt O.
Updated at 2019-06-14 14:30:18 UTC 

Good Day,

Really enjoying the product and app so far. 

 Another question: I noticed my Smart Water schedule includes a couple zones that did not end up running at the scheduled time (see attached screenshot). Is this due to the dynamic changes in the algorithm? The home page did show, however, that these zones ran but they actually did not. 

Thanks. 


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Keeps watering after heavy rains!

Dan Orms
Updated at 2019-06-13 18:06:42 UTC 
The smart schedule has now watered twice after heavy rains this spring/summer. Any thoughts on what might be going on?
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Injector

richard.c.chapman@gmail.com
Updated at 2019-06-13 11:13:28 UTC 
Hi, I installed a sprite a couple of months ago and I'm a big fan. Any plans to develop a fertilizer/insecticide injector or can make recommendations for one?
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Watering zones twice

hjelmstadp
Updated at 2019-06-12 16:50:59 UTC 
My smart schedule seems to be working very well and is adapting to weather, etc.  However on days where it waters it seems to be doing everything twice.  For example many days it runs through all my zones and then immediately runs through them all again, each zone the same amount of time as the first time through.  Is this a glitch?  Seems like 9-14 minutes two times over the course of a few hours is a lot to me.
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One Lawn, 2 Zones

Matt O.
Updated at 2019-06-11 16:07:07 UTC 

I have a lawn that is irrigated by 2 zones. How does Sprite determine that these zones are watering the same lawn? It wasn’t clear when setting up zones to inform that the zones are related to the same lawn. 


 Or, does it not matter, since the parameters are the same (lawn species, soil type, slope, area/2, etc.)?

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Kickstarters for Pixie, the Smart Hose Faucet Timer

Netro Inc
Updated at 2019-06-05 01:59:12 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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