July 27, 2020 at 8:24 am #78896WheelsParticipant
i know you have promised (back in 2018) of a feature that would tie the hose faucet timers together….. still waiting on that. so now i’d like to up the offer to WHAT DO I NEED TO BUY TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN?!
sincerely… a person that has invested quite a bit to only be let down.Spread the love!August 4, 2020 at 3:34 pm #78915lannister80Participant
You can’t. Each timer is it’s own “thing” and they cannot be integrated into a single schedule where each timer knows not to run when other timers are running (zones).
Yup, it sucks, I know. They’ve been promising this for years and I doubt it will ever happen.Spread the love!August 7, 2020 at 9:16 am #78918pdefeoParticipant
I spoke with someone at Orbit tech support when I was having another issue. It seems the hub really doesn’t do anything. It’s just a dumb data forwarder. The timers have all the smarts in them and they just use the hub to send and receive data from the internet. I guess trying to move all this information to the hub is proving more difficult than they thought.Spread the love!August 22, 2020 at 3:32 pm #78949ge135Participant
The hub is not needed for this, I think. What they need is the capability in the software to group different timers together. There doesn’t seem to be anything required in hardware for this to happen.
But the software is altogether so confusing and crappy that I wouldn’t (don’t) hold my breath. For me, it’s still the least bad solution out there, but I can’t say it’s a good solution — mostly because of the crappy software.Spread the love!August 27, 2020 at 12:30 am #78960
They have promised it’s on the top of their list nearly a year ago. I hope it’s not an empty promise because I’ve now bought more devices and finished my yards using these devices (difficult access of wires and water to the sites with my old property and existing foundations everywhere, means that these devices are a good solution for me. But I have to set the different areas to turn on at 1 am, 2 am, 3 am, 4 am, 5 am, so that they don’t interfere with each other.Spread the love!November 23, 2020 at 9:09 pm #79024March 4, 2021 at 3:52 pm #79074
Great news! My local irrigation store followed up with Orbit to ask about the XR controller, and whether this new controller might enable the these tap controllers to function as zones within the XR. The answer is no, but that they do have a beta firmware of the XR controller that enables this! Whether the beta is working or not, and whether it’s ever released; that’s another story. It’d be great if Orbit ever participated in this official Orbit community, let alone create a sub-forum for the XR controller, or even spoke to their users about what they’re doing and why.
This is a feature that is years overdue.Spread the love!March 26, 2021 at 9:22 am #79076WheelsParticipant
wow. that was fun trying to log in….. apparently my email account was deleted from Orbit. dunno if that was intentional… but thanks. also where we at with this? i saw you guys bought a cool Skin pack for the app. but did nothing to fix the functionality. great investment.
again… if you need help with the project management side of getting this resolved. I have time. and I won’t charge. i just wanna set it and forget it.Spread the love!
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