Weather accuracy

Rafael Lliso
Updated at 2022-06-27 17:31:02 UTC 

Hi, Would it be possible to use Netatmo network as weather provider? Each member on this network has its own weather station and you can connect to see the real time weather on each station. As an example, my brother has one which measures temperature, humidity, wind speed and direction, rainfall,... It would be nice to use real time data instead of expected data.

Regards

Rafa

https://weathermap.netatmo.com/

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Not working

Victor Bermejo
Updated at 2022-06-17 05:45:18 UTC 

Actually something happened but the smart watering is not working properly anymore.

I already tried changing modes, types of floor, sizes of different zones, amount of sun, climate provider, I also tried using manual program, etc....but only can get a green and healthy grass spending a huge amount of water and money.

Still watering even when its raining.

The moisture level is 3% when its all wet.

Jumps schedules with error randomly.


Please come back to previous algorithm , app version or whatever. Everything was perfect till March 22.


Kind regards,



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Dark Mode and/ or Font size

Kirk Davis
Updated at 2022-06-30 23:05:11 UTC 
Topic: General
on my iPhone it is nearly impossible to read a lot of the characters because they aren’t in dark black letters it’s a very light thin font. It seems like it would be a lot easier to read if the application supported dark mode. The other option would be to set a preference to increase the font size. That seems like pretty standard request so I’m hoping you guys might be able to get it in a future build.
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iPhone app crashes after making changes via website if you select "Weather flow PWS" for provider

Jeff W
Updated at 2022-06-30 17:16:24 UTC 

I tried out the new web portal to manage my 3 pixies and their connected whisperers. I modified 2 of the 3 (if you're looking at my account, they're named "Potted Plants" and "Front Lawn") to use my Weather Flow PWS that I have in my backyard, since I have one and I noticed that this option does not exist in the iPhone app. Upon doing so, the iPhone app crashes every single time. I went back to the web portal and changed the weather provider back to the default "Netro Weather" and the iPhone app no longer crashes. If I changed it back to the Weather Flow PWS, it'll crash.


I presume it's crashing because the site offers this new choice for weather providers but this same choice hasn't yet been pushed out to your iPhone app yet and the app doesn't know what to do. I guess until the iPhone app gets updated I'll use the default provider, but this is a pretty annoying bug since I constantly get better results with my weather flow pws than any of the iPhone available options.

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Data out of the API

Jens Wymeersch
Updated at 2021-08-01 13:24:46 UTC 

Dear Netro,


Although you have provided a lot of data via the api. And for all of you who wanted to get data out to your smart hub, it's there for the grabs ! 

ONE DOWNSIDE, i would have expected the battery data of the plant sensor to be provided for the start and potentially the state of the sensor. Although that you could potentially use the last update, to deduct this. When can we expect this to get updated ? 

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Wifi reconnect issue

Giacomo
Updated at 2022-05-03 21:04:03 UTC 
Topic: General

Hi All,

I'm a satisfied Italian customer of Netro Sprite 12 zones since 2019!

Recently I set my router to shutdown the wifi during the night, the Netro sprite it's the only one device that don't automatically reconnect when wifi come up in the morning, the white LED still blinking. To reconnect at the network, I need to phisically shutdown and power on the Sprite.

Is there a "trick" or an update to cover this issue? HW Version: 1.2 , Firmware Version 1.1.3


Thanks in advance.


Giacomo

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Whisperer

pe ti
Updated at 2022-06-29 14:34:04 UTC 
May I use the whisperer to check grass?
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Pump Problem

wvfox
Updated at 2022-06-28 16:18:58 UTC 

I have a 2.5 acre site half of which is controlled by an Orbit timer and now the other half (the field) is controlled with the new S-12 .

The water is pumped out of a seasonal pond and the pump is turned on whenever the zone(s) are turned on through a standard switch from the timers to the pump.

The problem is that I get a pump fault on the Orbit timer if the pump wire is left hooked up to the Netro timer. They are wired such that both 

timer"s pump connection is to a common wire to the switch. This was not a problem when I had two Orbit timers. What can be done? - run a separate wire to the switch? Do something in the software? Need to know soonest.

Thanks,

Vance

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Controller shuts valve off after One minute

awall
Updated at 2022-06-27 13:10:28 UTC 
To my controller shuts the valve off automatically after a little over a minute every time I turn it on to manual run whether I set for 10 15 20 minutes it doesn't matter this is very frustrating
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New Whisperer Issue

Alfonso Marin Salgueiro
Updated at 2022-06-24 15:15:07 UTC 

Hello everyone from Spain.
 I have received my new whisperer but I can't get it to give me the temperature and humidity data correctly.

I am concerned about the excess water that I may waste.

Can somebody help me?

I attach a photo.

Thank you very much.

 
 
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Change manual run back

Jack Davis
Updated at 2022-06-24 05:10:45 UTC 

I really hope that you change the manual run portion of the Netro App back to the way it was. As a dealer, installer, and owner, I find the changes made earlier this year make for a very time-consuming, difficult, and glitchy experience. To schedule a runtime of more than 1 minute is a pain and usually the timer is unresponsive.


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Controller offline every few days / minutes - no longer turns water on

Ken Wiens
Updated at 2022-06-19 17:14:35 UTC 

I had a controller for a couple years that worked fine until completely dieing this spring. I replaced it with a new unit, installed in exactly the same place. The new unit goes offline every few days. Usually power cycling it a few times brings it back online.  I've even had to install a smart plug in line with the power supply so I can reset this remotely - but why does the new controller go offline every 2-3 days when the old one never did?


Added information:

At the suggestion of support, I tried a reset (pin in the front) and this did what was expected - it reset it. Some of the times it goes offline it goes into reset mode by itself - and this appears to just do the same as it was sometimes doing by itself. 

Also, it now often stays offline all the time and nothing I do other than a reset seems to bring it back online.


Just to provide further information, sometimes when it won't go online, I get the slow blinking indicating it is in setup mode. This then requires me to remove and re-add the controller - which then requires me to completely setup my garden again ( a lengthy job). It would sure be nice if I didn't have to completely reconfigure the garden each time I re-add the controller.


My updated for today - after todays factory reset, following by another garden reconfiguration, I did a manual run for each of my 4 zones. From the app, it looks like everything ran - but a physical check showed that no water was applied. The app thinks it turned on the water, but it didn't.  I'm really starting to think maybe I have a dud controller.


It now goes off-line every few minutes. Signal strength tests using various tools show the wi-fi signal is very strong right at the controller


Fyi - I did remove the common and the zone 1 wire, ran a 24v current across them and zone 1 began watering - so I know that everything downstream from the Netro controller still works.

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Val Smith
Updated at 2022-06-30 23:53:11 UTC 

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Meaningful integration to any home automation platform

Jens Wymeersch
Updated at 2020-11-17 13:25:17 UTC 

Dear,


I've now integrated Netro with amazon, google and IFTTT. None of these integrations are meaningful. I don't want to use a smart speaker to control the Netro devices. The weather and the plant types define my watering schedules, they don't need my voice.

What i'm looking for is the data collected from the Whisperer, watering schedules (past, present and future) and the health of the devices (offline/online, battery, etc.). 

My main home automation platform is Home Assistant and it would be great if we would have a Netro plugin to this system like you see with Rachio (https://www.home-assistant.io/integrations/rachio/).


Thank you so much,

Regards,
Jens

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Smart Watering Adjustment

Tarudro
Updated at 2020-05-11 20:56:22 UTC 

Hi Guys, 


I have some questions, which answers I couldn't completely find in other posts here.


I have installed a Pixie and a whisperer on my balcony. So far it looks quite good, but it still requires some tuning. 

Unfortunately the house is not well designed which resulted in a complained from my neighbours below me about dirty water dripping onto their balcony, quite soon after I installed the new watering system (with irrigation drippers)


Seems like the Pixie is watering too much, so I went into the settings and configured the SmartWatering with Advanced and tweaked the settings such that it resulted in ~1 min watering per day.


My first question: All over the app, 1 min watering seems to be the minimum - is this correct? Is there a plan to enable even shorter cycles?

When the Pixie is watering for two minutes some of my pots are already filled up and start soaking to the neighbors. 

I think a 30 seconds cycle twice a day should even be sufficient for me. However, I couldn't find a way to get below 1 min. Neither with manual, nor with SmartZone.


So, my current solution would be two have 1 minute in the morning and 1 minute in the evening. That should work on dry days. 

However, I've not quite understood yet, when the SmartZone (if set to basic) skips the watering. It's only depending on the weather forecast, right?

When checking the Whisperer settings, I can also select watering to be skipped and added at certain thresholds. At what times are those waterings added? And at what intervals is this repeated? 

E.g. Add watering set for 50% to 1m. Does this mean it adds 1m watering for that day? once? at what time?


Actually I'd very much like to use the SmartWatering Advanced features, but it just waters too much for my small plants on the balcony. I'm not sure, how I can archive a smart watering behavior in the best way, considering that it should water quite often, but optimally less than 1m, because my neighbors don't want to have a dirty and wet balcony all the time ;-)


And yes, I could reduce the dripping amount at the sprinkers, but this also would mean that it's not spread at all and really just dripping. 


Looking forward for some tips or hints,

Kind regards & stay healthy,

Lukas

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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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Pressure compensated drip hose

Simon Clark
Updated at 2020-05-24 17:22:21 UTC 

Hi


I use Netafin pressure compensated drip hose on all my beds and there doesn’t seem To be an irrigation type for that. Is it OK using the drip setting which seems to be for micro drippers. 


Thanks

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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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