Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 174
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Moonglade Worked for 3 days
The product is easy to program and use. Unfortunately, it only worked for 3 days before it quit working. The timer no longer starts. It will work on manual but I can't trust it so I have to go back out to make sure it did turn off. This defeats the purpose of a timer.
May 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Andy Simple but good timer
Easy to program, easy to assemble. Frequency of watering time can be changed with specific start time (cannot be several independent times). It is easy to adjust length of watering, it took only a few days to find the one that works for my raised garden with drip irrigation. So far so good after a month. Will see how long the battery lasts. I also like to use the manual start occasionally, after planting.
April 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by McAlvie It Lasts
I've used this two years in a row for my sprinkler and it has help up well. I just had it out for the pre season check up, and seems to be working still. I like that the read out is large and the operation fairly simple. Not a bunch of buttons to keep track of. There are probably some with more options, but for a basic timer, set to water twice a day daily, it does the job for me. Use the right batteries as indicated in the instructions, and don't forget to take them out at the end of the season.
March 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gardener Easy to use
Very simple and easy to use. No complicated programming like some other timers. I highly recommend it.
March 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HappyThinker321 New Water Timer Technology
My old water powered water timer quit working so I was ready to replace it - when I found this new device. Not only does it time the watering of my garden and landscaping, but it also can automatically turn itself on every three days (my preference setting) - instead of my having to go outside and initiate my timer every few days with my old timer. Seems to be waterproof and work ok in the "outside" environment. As you can see I added a "Y" so I can water with another hose.
July 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JerBear1 Installation of Orbit 1 Port-to-PVC Mini System
We recently went with Californian native plants in the front. Some of the displaced grass found its way into the backyard and actually grows better there than in the front. To facilitate this, I added a one head sprinkler system (It's a small area) T'd off an existing hose bib feeder. I dug short trenches which took about two hours in total. I used a piece of PVC with a nozzle attachment at the head and garden hose at the back using water pressure to push the pipe under a walkway.
Next, I gathered all the necessary parts and pieces (a few I did not need and one incorrect piece included) of PVC to make the run from the hose bib to the sprinkler head. I also picked up a pair of PVC cutters ( a real life saver and much better than using a hack saw) and Christy's Red Hot Blue Glue to seal the joints.
As you can see in the photos, I also used a piece of PVC flex to make removal and replacement of the timer very easy. The red ball valve is there in case the timer springs a leak or refuse to shut off. The sprinkler head is a $7.00 Rain Bird. A good Saturday's worth of work with a very satisfying outcome.
Yet to be seen... performance and durability of Orbit timer.
April 18, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Biruta Deck watering timer
The timer was easy to program and easy to install. I like the simple everyday battery that is needed for it (batteries that are always in stock at house). Other timer purchased last year required 9v battery. The only part of this product that I did not like was that it did not have a cover for displays. Living in Texas, would in one years time fade out the display. I created a plastic cover and banded it to protect it from the sun. It's a clear cover so I took a picture of it first just in case display fades and I need to know where everything is to re-program for later changes.
August 26, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Highland Poor Quality
We bought 6 of these in the Spring this year, on sale, at Home Depot. Seemed like a good deal. It is now October, and 3 of them are not working. One will not shut off even though the timer seems to be working. Two of them somehow got water inside the battery compartment and the battery terminals corroded. I learned of this when my tomatoes were suddenly drooping and I discovered they had not been getting any water. I see no reason why this should have happened, the timers were upright, and above the ground. They controlled soaker hoses, so there is no spray. And there were protected from the sun.
All in all I did not even get one full season's use out of them.
October 10, 2015