hello I’ve looked into it and asked around. I’m not sure why it’s showing your next watering is in dec. 1969. It is only showing that when your smart watering is enabled though. It is a beta site so its not perfect. A firmware update shouldn’t have any affect on it. For know you could try updating your Wi-Fi settings for your timer and see if that resolves your issue. If not please let us know to look further into it.