Monday, April 11, 2022

Orbit B-hyve Smart Hose Wifi Review

No sprinkler system? Sprinkler system envy this year? If you have to water a large area of land or just regularly water a garden bed then a wifi controlled hose timer may be for you. Newly planted landscaping definitely need attentive watering and a hose timer can be a great time saver to expedite watering.


After a large revamp of the garden beds this year it was clear the area needed frequent watering and it was also clear the location of the outdoor water faucets did not correspond with the area needing watering. Many hoses and hose extensions would be required along with constant monitoring and moving of the sprinklers.

I researched quite a few remote controlled or Wifi controlled hose timers in order to expedite the watering of the garden beds. Of course remote controlled hoses do not spare the gardener from moving the hoses! Pro Tip: End the watering by leaving the hose/hose timer in the area that needs the most water, then you can remotely start watering that area the next day.

  

Pros Of The B-Hyve

  • Easy to setup
  • Wifi "hub" is a plug in unit
  • Phone App
  • Easy to water manually via app
  • Available in one, two or four zones
  • Alexa compatible


Cons of The B-Hyve

  • This is not necessarily a con, but the app contains alot of bells and whistles to customize a watering schedule.
  • Wifi "hub" is a plug in unit so if you lose electricity and/Wifi the timer will not work
  • When the remaining battery life is 30% the timer cannot be engaged via app

Recommendation
The B-Hyve Smart Hose Timer has worked flawlessly for this home. The unit has 4.5/5.0  stars with over 4,000 reviews on Amazon and the reviewers were accurate. I chose the one zone unit and never had any issues with its' performance. 
This would be a great gift for the gardener! One of those I always wanted, but have never bought... purchases!



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7 comments:

  1. Wow, what a good idea. Without you reviewing this, I wouldn't have known about this gadget. This could be a great help to people away from their home. Also, a very unique gift idea.

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  2. This seems like a great product! I sure would have loved having it when I started my backyard flower bed 20 years ago. To this day, I remember having the daily chore of turning on and off the water (not forgetting) even though I had well placed soaker hoses. Currently, it certainly would be nice to have an automatic sprinkler that that would water at the optimum time of day (early morning) before I've even had my first cup of coffee.

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  3. I had no idea this product was available. Sounds like a very handy gadget indeed for homes with gardens. Thanks, Tracey.

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  4. I had never heard of this type of app-controlled remote watering system before. It sounds like a gardener’s dream!

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  5. As technology gets better, there are also more uses for it. This is a great example. I would have to agree with everyone so far, that this is a new piece of technology for me. While I can no longer make use of this, I know lots of people who can. Great product for gardeners all over and I'm sure it will only get better and better! Thanks Tracey!

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  6. Well this sounds like a wonderful option for gardeners who have reliable wifi. I think I'm a little envious that you have this. :)

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  7. I had not heard of this smart hose before and shows how tech is being used in all sorts of applications now. This could make a great gift for a gardener with lots of watering to do and not much time or maybe if they are away a lot. Thank you for your review and recommendation

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