OtO Lawn

Why does it take OtO so long to water manually?

The reason it takes about 5 minutes when watering manually is that OtO sleeps when not in use in order to conserve the battery. It wakes up every 5 minutes to check the cloud for commands. If it sees a command it will do an action, if not, it will go back to sleep.

If you press the switch, it will 'force' OtO to 'wake up' allowing you to water a little sooner.

Keep in mind there is also a delay after OtO wakes up where it needs to connect to Wi-Fi to look for commands. If your Wi-Fi signal is weak, this could slow down the process as well.

We are looking to improve our manual water experience in future software updates. Vote on this article if this is a feature you're excited about!

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