The Aifro WaterEco is the latest WiFi sprinkler controller to join the market. It’s biggest – and most notable – feature is the 7-inch touch screen. No other controller has such a big screen, and this may be a killer feature for those who want manual control on a pretty screen.
After a couple weeks of testing and live-fire runs, the Blossom smart sprinkler controller has been a very quiet competitor in the WiFi irrigation realm.
Quiet can be a good thing depending on your perspective. If you’re the type of person that doesn’t want to think about your watering whatsoever, the Blossom will do the thinking for you. You have no choice but to let it run free and trust it’s doing the job right.
The Rachio Generation 2 Smart Sprinkler Controller has arrived and I can’t wait to get this device installed.
On paper the Rachio is the class of the WiFi sprinkler controller field, with a beautiful device, full-featured apps, IFTTT integration and EPA WaterSense Certification.
After a few weeks of use and many of ups and downs, I consider the PlantLink soil sensor a decent addition to my smart garden.
The promise of PlantLink is to “Never worry about over or under-watering again”. I was disappointed that the sensor only reports on moisture, and not sunlight or fertility like other smart soil sensors. But PlantLink says they’ve talked to plant scientists and they say “the most important factor in keeping plants healthy is administering the correct amount of water”. I’m willing to go with that.
The next smart sprinkler controller that I’ll be checking out for review is the Blossom 12-Zone Smart Watering Controller. The Blossom has some of the nicest packaging I’ve seen on any product, so I hope that’s a good omen for the overall performance of the unit.