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  • #1015
    lee lewis
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    I have the ABC program model and interested in way to measure soil moisture for each zone instead of manually guessing in the app. I replaced a hunter unit that had wireless rain sensor.

    What sensors are available with this orbit device?

    Thanks

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    #1021
    Stephen
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    Hello Lee Lewis,

    Right now there are no sensors that will work with the Orbit Bhyve timer. However, if you input the type of soil you have in your yard into our smart program and use smart watering, the timer will keep track of that based off the local weather and your watering history.

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    #3339
    BioProf
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    Whoa! The Technical Specifications https://bhyve.orbitonline.com/ clearly state: “Sensor Add-ons Supports Most Rain/Freeze Sensor”

    Using the soil type etc simply doesn’t do it for me as my local southern Florida weather pattern is extremely spatially heterogeneous — 1″ downpour each day for a week half mile from me when I’m bone dry and vice-versa. So the rain delay feature sometimes withholds irrigation when my plants are wilting and other times has the system watering during a drenching downpour. I need current soil conditions to make the Bhyve an effective irrigation tool for me. I gought and installed it based on that information in the technical specifications and am very disappointed it’s simply not true.

    So WHEN will a sensor be available?

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    #3356
    Ryan
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    It sounds like you need to adjust the weather adjustments, and possible your weather station. To do so open up your bhyve app> go to settings> weather adjustments. Here you can select your weather station if it is a personal one it must be registered at pwsweather.com in order to appear in the app. you can also make adjustment for when a rain delay comes on (after a depth in inches).

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