The six modes are in built into the software. All functions are automatically started. The scale will display time and weight for 5 seconds after the cup or vessel has been removed. This truly is a smart scale:
Auto1: This is an espresso mode. Place cup on scale and time/weight go to zero and timer start counting up.
Auto2: This is the second espresso mode: Place cup on scale and time/weight go to zero, start espresso machine and press orange timer button and scale timer starts. Remove cup and time and weight go back to zero.
Auto3: Place cup on scale, will auto tare. This is for espresso machines with built-in timers.
Auto4: Place cup on scale, will auto tare. When espresso hits the cup the timer starts automatically, weight is displayed.
Hand1: This is a pourover mode. Add brewing vessel to scale and weight goes to zero. Add coffee grounds after 3 seconds weight goes to zero. Start adding water and weight and timer start. Remove brew vessel and both weight and time go back to zero.
Hand2: This is a manual pourover mode. User tares and starts timer.