Yes, the Orbit can work as a standalone grinder.
The button functions for the grinder can be seen in this article here.
The Orbit app and Lunar are not required to use the general manual functions on the grinder, but you will miss out on a number of features including detailed RPM control and the Grind By Weight feature.
Is the Lunar scale required to use the Orbit?
The Lunar is not required to use the Orbit. The Lunar provides additional functions through Bluetooth pairing including RPM adjustment and grinding by weight.
Is the app required to use the Orbit?
The Orbit app is not required to use the general manual functions on the grinder.
The grinder has three presets accessible through the multifunction button on the bottom. Through the app, you can adjust and set one RPM to start, set the start RPM hold time, set the second RPM to end, and set the second RPM hold time. There are also other functions such as recording wattage used during sessions and hands-off controls.
You will also need the Acaia Updater app to update the grinder with any future firmware updates.
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