Hydros irrigation controller cuts water bills with soil sensors

By on July 18, 2014
Technology News


The Hydros smart irrigation controller uses onboard sensors and regional weather forecasts to help homeowners better maintain their lawn and garden.

As shown on Treehugger, the Hydros is a network of 12 soil sensors placed throughout up to 12 watering zones. The sensors monitor soil moisture, temperature and light, and connect to the user’s home WiFi network for automated control of a watering system.

Sitting only a half-inch off the ground, users need not remove Hydros systems when mowing their lawn. Each sensor is powered by a rechargeable battery with a 6-month lifespan. An app allows users to control each watering zone and establish watering schedules from their mobile device.

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