Blossom has announced an 8-zone, $99 WiFi sprinkler controller that is poised to be the best value in the smart irrigation market.
The Blossom 8 cuts out a few features from the original Blossom, leaving out the Powerline range extender, weather-resistant enclosure, and downsizes by 4 zones. These features are will probably be worth the sacrifice to put the Blossom 8 at the top of the list of affordable smart sprinkler controllers.
Pre-orders have started at myblossom.com, with units shipping in May.
The original Blossom is a solid WiFi sprinkler controller that is the most “set it and forget it” of the units I’ve tested. It’s supremely simple and made for someone that doesn’t need charts, graphs or any extra integrations that are offered on competing controllers.
I found the Blossom to be too simple for my tastes, but I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it for my parents or grandparents.