I received the PlantLink soil sensor in the mail today so it’s time for an unboxing video before I get it into the ground.
The PlantLink base station connects to your home network with a wired ethernet cable. The base station broadcasts its signal to the sensors using the Zigbee protocol. For comparison, Parrot’s Flower Power sensor uses Bluetooth Smart and connects directly to your phone.
You can use 64 PlantLink sensors with one base station and connect up from up to 100 yards away. I’ll be testing that, and hopefully the sensor can reach my favorite rose bush in the way back of my yard.
PlantLink also helps you determine the watering needs of your plants through their app. I can’t wait to try it out, but for now here’s my PlantLink unboxing video and photos.