I overcame my tech hurdle immediately. The instruction manual made it super simple to set up the Litter-Robot, connect it to WiFi and instantly begin tracking stats. The app has become my favorite feature because it not only alerts me when the drawer is full and needs to be emptied, it allows me to control the unit from afar. For instance, we were out of town for a few days over Christmas and forgot to turn it off before leaving. I was able to open the app and power it down from 400 miles away.
Inside the app, I can view how often my cats have been using the Litter-Robot and make adjustments, like turning the night light on and off (yes, there is a blue night light so your cats won’t trip on themselves if they have to go at 3 a.m.). Plus, instead of panicking and feeling horrible for forgetting to scoop litter for three days, now I can check the app to see how full the waste drawer is. Plus, by design, there’s always a clean spot for the cats to use because the Litter-Robot sensor initiates the cleaning cycle after every use. You can even adjust the amount of time between when your cat leaves the box and when the cycle starts!
Even if I forget to check the app, notifications pop up when it’s time to empty out the drawer. Honestly, the phrase “empty out” doesn’t even really apply. All I do is pick up the liner bag full of clumps and toss it. No scooping, no messy transfer of waste into a semi-open trash bag. Then, I replace the old liner with a fresh one (trash bags also work), slide the drawer back in place and wait for the next notification.