Below is a list of frequently asked questions and answers about in.touch 2 transmitters and application.
On an open field land, the in.touch 2 can cover a 465 feet (142 meters) distance. For such a distance, the best conditions must all be reunited. On real applications, typical home backyards, the in.touch 2 can cover a maximum distance of 100 feet (30 meters).
Usually, the pairing process is used when you need to replace one transmitter of your in.touch 2 kit. Otherwise, the in.touch 2 transmitters are shipped factory pre-paired. Click here to learn how to pair your in.touch 2 spa transmitter with your in.touch 2 home transmitter.
Radio Frequency (RF) is used to communicate between each module.
Yes, it is possible. In some cases, changing the channel will help to get a better RF signal. To do so, go to your menu, select settings, then in.touch network and you'll be able to change and test channels.
We don’t recommend to do it but yes, it is possible. Doing so, you may use a wrong version of the application without knowing it, causing an unusual running of your spa. Also, you won’t be able to update your in.touch 2 transmitters and application. The push notifications feature will not be available if your in.touch 2 is not connected to the internet.
The original in.touch was linked by Wi-Fi with your home router. Now, with its pre-paired radio frequency (RF) home and spa transmitters, the in.touch 2 has a better and stronger connection with your phone or tablet. The in.touch 2 is faster, easier to use and easier to install on your spa or at home.
With the introduction of our new in.touch 2, we will soon offer an upgrade program for owners of the original version. This program will be effective this summer. If you are interested to upgrade from in.touch to in.touch 2, simply complete the form by clicking here.
in.touch 2 is compatible with any spa equipped with Gecko’s Y and X series control systems manufactured in or after 2012. in.touch 2 connects in the Co port of these systems, or through the Co port of connected accessories like the in.mix 300.
You may find the in.touch setup software for PC or Mac by clicking here
You'll be notified by the App Store and the Google Play Store when an update of the in.touch 2 application will be available to you.
Allowing push notifications keeps you informed on the status of your spa. You'll be notified if one of the 2 transmitters has not been working for more than 3 hours, your in.touch 2 app has lost contact with your spa, or if a flow status error on your spa has been going on for more than 2 hours.
At any moment, you can turn on or off the notifications. To do so, go to settings (for iOS users), choose in.touch 2, notifications and then put the notification switch on or off.
Try the following to display the « select a spa » page:
If none of the above seems to be the problem, reset your in.touch 2 home transmitter.
This message can show up if your signal strength is too low. On your signal icon, if you have only a green dot or a green dot and just one green bar, it indicates the RF signal between the in.touch 2 home and spa transmitters is very low.
Look at the status LED of your in.touch 2 home transmitter. If the LED is blinking, try to reduce the distance between your two transmitters or try to clear physical obstacles between them.
If the problem persists, your 2 transmitters may not be paired. Click here to learn how to pair your two in.touch 2 transmitters.
First, verify your RF signal strength. You need to have a minimum of 2 bars to have a stable signal.
The distance between the in.touch 2 home and spa transmitters is maybe too long, so, try to decrease it by placing the home transmitter closer to the spa and making sure that the spa transmitter is placed on the side of the spa facing your house. Longer ethernet cable may be needed to relocate your home transmitter to a new "closer to spa" location.
A minimum of 2 bars is needed for a signal strength considered as stable. Bad weather conditions may affect the strength of the signal. The ideal signal to avoid any problem is 3 bars minimum.
Too long a distance between the in.touch 2 home and spa transmitters can affect the quality of the signal. To maximize signal strength, try reducing the distance between the two transmitters.
If the home transmitter is installed in the basement, obstacles like walls (thick cement for example) or metal structures can affect the quality of the signal. Inclement weather (heavy rain, snow, etc.) can also be an influential factor.
To name your spa at your convenience:
Type the name you want your spa to be identify with.
You can control:
Application updates will cover more features.
You need to have completed a connection with your spa on your local network the first time you started your application.
If you’ve done it, then, make sure you’ve chosen the right name on the spa list. If your spa is not in the list of your “select a spa” page, your initial connection with your local network was not done properly.
If your spa name is on the list, verify the color of the LED status light on your in.touch 2 home transmitter. The LED status light needs to be blue for you to have access to your spa via another network.
Also, make sure the port 10022 is open on your router to allow the in.touch 2 to work via another network. Normally, this port is open by the router’s default settings.
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