The traditional timer, and programming method you’re speaking of is for and underground sprinkler timer. The bhyve hose faucet timers work the same as our regular hose faucet timers. The hub only acts as a bridge to help your hose faucet timers connect to your home Wi-Fi network. It does not group them together as one device, but multiple hose faucet timers can use a hub as a bridge. I apologize for any confusion you had about our product, and will be sure to send your suggestions and requests up. Thank you for your feedback!