Round Up: B-Hyve 12-Station Smart Wifi Sprinkler Timer

The B-Hyve by Orbit is the first WiFi sprinkler controller entry from one of the big boys in the home irrigation space. Orbit and RainBird have been slow to the punch, with many other alternatives filling the void.

The 12-Zone B-Hyve controller is built into a weatherproof container and determines a watering schedule by downloading weather data and using the makeup of your yard. It can be controlled with web, iOS and Android devices, as well as with manual controls if you’re working on your sprinklers and don’t want to get your laptop or phone dirty.

The biggest talking point about this device is it’s affordability. In a world of $250 sprinkler controllers, the B-Hyve weighs in at an MSRP of $129.99. The B-Hyve was recently approved for EPA WaterSense certification. Depending on your water company, you might be eligible for a substantial rebate that slices the price of your controller in half – or more.

Orbit b-hyve

Check out how the features of this smart sprinkler controller stack up against the competition in our Big Ole WiFi Sprinkler Controller Comparison.


MSRP: $129.99
Amazon Reviews:  (32 reviews)
EPA WaterSense Certified: Yes
Control: Web
 iOS app
 Android app
Manual Control
Connection: WiFi
Ethernet     Ethernet devices
Zones: 12
Weather Auto-Pause: Yes
Weather Resistant: Yes
Inputs: Rain sensor
Public API:  No
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