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  • #869
    sportman1280
    Participant

    Hello,

    I am using 2 hose timers on the same device group. However, only one zone shows up at a time. I have to switch devices in the settings to control the other zone. Is there a way to manage the timers in a device group at once? Ideally, they show up as individual zones in that device group.

    Thanks!

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    #879
    Justin
    Keymaster

    Hey there SPORTMAN 1280, right now you have to control them as individual units since they each have their own signal going to the hub. However, this is a feature we are currently working on and hopefully will be available in the coming future.

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    #1160
    [email protected]
    Participant

    Hey there, Will you be able to notify me with this is fixed. This is a HUGE disappointment. It was advertised that these could do Bluetooth meshing which to me meant that they could me managed together, obviously thats not the case and I would be very interested in this feature

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    #1190
    Stephen
    Keymaster

    Thank you [email protected], we are working on this feature, I will be sure to come back to this forum and post when that has been released.

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    #1237
    rentiak
    Participant

    This would be a huge improvement. I picked up 4 hose timers to cover two large lawns. I’d really like to be able to manage them in one interface with two or four individual zones. This way I can set my schedule once, only have to hit one rain delay button, etc.

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    #1607
    Andy
    Participant

    Woah. So I can have only one zone? All timers turn on at the same time? Or is only one active?

    Can I plug in both hubs and have two zones?

    This is really disappointing. Like I’d like to get a full refund and buy a plain timer level of disappointing.

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    #1608
    rentiak
    Participant

    You only need one hub to connect multiple faucet timers. However the problem is one of wording – the hub isn’t a hub, it’s just a wireless bridge that allows your timers to be managed via wifi. Each timer is actually its own ‘hub’ within the app, so they dont know about each other at all. So you can switch between the different faucets as if you were switching between different hubs, their programming and setup is all completely independent.

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    #1614
    Andy
    Participant

    RENTIAK, what? So, how can I access the two different faucet timers? I didn’t see anything in the app that would allow me to create another zone for the other hub. That’s what I’d expect Zones to do.

    How do I pick different hubs?

    Do the faucet timers remember their separate programming?

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    #1672
    Ryan
    Participant

    Hi andy, so each bhyve hose faucet timer acts as one zone, and you can connect multiple timers (thus multiple zones) to your hub. To switch between your timers/zones you can click on the bhyve logo located at the top of the homepage. They will all program individually of each other.

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    #1689
    supamix
    Participant

    I, too, am hoping to gain control over multiple devices as “zones” opposed to individual devices.

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    #1730
    Shadow6
    Participant

    Yea this should have been a day one implementation. The fact that none of the timers know about each other you can’t just setup smart watering and let it got. I’m sure 99% of your multiple timer customer base does not have enough water pressure to run more than one zone at a time… My sprinkler heads won’t even pop-up if the shower is on. I am pretty aggravated that I have to setup up manual schedules for both so they don’t both try to run at the same time. The only advantage this product has over a 10 buck timer is remote rain delay.

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    #1835
    porkozone
    Participant

    I too am frustrated that this was not better thought out. Especially since the method to switch between valves is completely “hidden” behind the B-Hyve logo – that is completely unintuitive.

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    #71692
    wtstreetglow
    Participant

    Ryan/ Steven,

    This is a pain in the butt. +1 for what everyone here is saying. There needs to be a way to pull all individual hose timers into one area of the app.

    The way the app works currently is understandable but very counter intuitive.

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    #71703
    Josh Wheeler
    Keymaster

    Thank you everyone for the feedback, it’s not falling on deaf ears.

    Just wanted to chime in and and give a brief explanation and a look forward to this feature.

    This has been on the feature list from day one, it is just about to the top of the priority list with some careful considerations.

    We not only desire to offer this feature to hose tap timers but to just about any combination of timers and when it comes to re-architecting our system to enable this, it’s no small task.

    We have talked about how this would happen, hardware vs cloud or a combination and what benefits and limitations each one has and then what to do when a new timer needs to be added or removed, what then? And on an on.. As you can imagine the implications of some of these seemingly simple decisions can have huge impacts on the user experience. For example: If we only allow a group of zones to be created once and any change requires the whole group to be disbanded it is much easier from an App, Hardware & Cloud perspective, but it’s not much fun for you the user to have to recreate the group every time you add one or remove devices or whatever. So, we need to find a good balance of usability and maintainability. This has been a healthy debate between marketing and development, I promise. 😉 Most importantly, whatever it is, we want it to work, not release a half baked idea to shut people up.

    So, it’s going to take a little time. There are other factors I can’t yet mention but will say they are very cool that they will have a bearing on this and many other features coming in the App.

    So, we appreciate your frustration and don’t fault you for it, we just ask that you to hang in there with us knowing that good things are coming and we want to give you all the best experience we can.

    Thank you!

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    #71801
    sportman1280
    Participant

    Thank you Josh for a great post. It’s great to have the details. This still seems like something that is natural to the usage of the device (especially with multiple of them) to me. So I have faith you will solve the technical issues and get it to us!

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