Rated 2.5 out of 5 by 46
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JustinCase Junk
The timer is kind of a round about time which I find annoying because I prefer accuracy. The display shuts off after a few minutes and will not come on till you hit all the buttons in which case all the settings have now been changed. I probable could read the directions to learn how to resolve this issue but I really don't want to. I did put a NEW 9v battery in and then pressed the manual button but the motor sounds so weak that I'm sure it is not going to last. The manual button is only manual on but is automatic off after 30 min. Surprise, your plants died of thirst!!!! I'm going to take this product back today without even hooking it up.
July 4, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Slimdaddy Great for the price
I just put in many roses in the middle of an Iowa summer. I was getting up an hour early each morning to go out and water them. I bought this unit about a month ago and havent had to wake up early again. This product is perfect! The main reason I only gave it 4 stars is the fact that one part of directions was not clear and required me to call Vigoro for explanation. Where it stated days, I assumed it meant for how many days in a row I wanted it to turn on. So if you have this same issue, then choose one day. Then it will turn on every day of the week. If you choose two, then it is every other day and so on.
July 27, 2010
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by M1ke won't shut off anymore after ~2months
First it seemed to be working fine. Then I noticed that when I changed the start time by 1h, it wouldn't turn on anymore and I had to reset it. So far, so good. Now, after ~2 month of daily use, I noticed that it doesn't shut off completely anymore. After the programmed watering cycle, it tries to shut off the valve, but water is still flowing with ~half of the flow rate. I cannot trust this timer when I leave the house for a few days - I simply don't want to run a huge water bill. My suggestion is, don't buy this product. I think it doesn't even come with a warranty.
September 28, 2010
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Hambone Junk
I installed this timer as instructed, to be used with a soaker hose in my garden as mechanical timers won't work with soakers due to lack of flow. The instructions on programing were terrible. But thanks to a college education I worked through them. After one week my unit stopped working. Upon inspection it said "Low battery". I replaced with a new one and it immediatly said low battery. Iremoved the unit and upon opening the battery compartment and turning over. It poured out water. I assume the seals for the internal shut off valve must leak. I will get a refund.
May 10, 2009
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by FloridaHandyMan Worked great... for 2 months
This was my third water timer and I had hoped my last for a while. The controls were good and it worked really well for a couple months but then started not shutting off when it was supposed to. So I changed the battery and reset everything only to have it blow an internal seal soak the insides (electronics) with water. What a stupid design! I wouldn't recommend this to anyone for any reason.
Side note: This unit has a wireless interface for some reason. I'm wondering if a cordless phone or another wireless device messes with it's timer and causes it to malfunction?
September 28, 2010
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Angre Not Worth It
The idea behind this is awesome. The delivery is horrible. The coupler to the faucet is held in place by a pressed nylon washer. As soon as water pressure hit my unit, it blew off. I repaired it and tried again. It held together for about 5 minutes and then blew apart again.
While it was together, it worked awesome. For 25 bucks, this would have been well worth it! I hate having to go outside first thing in the morning to water. Plus this could have watered during the day.
Going to take it back and try another hoping it was just this unit.
August 15, 2010
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by JohnyH So So
I bought 2 of these timers last year and the other reviews are pretty accurate. One of them got water in it and it rusted out and is all done. The 2nd one worked pretty well last year, but as the year went on, the program off/on button and the manual off/on button only seemed to work when it felt like it. I put a new battery in in this year and I'm having the same issues. It does work when it's programmed but with the possibility of getting water in the battery and the buttons not working very well, I'd say try a different one.
June 3, 2009
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Burke I love the logic design but cannot make it work
I have designed computer logic for over 40 years. The logic design is wonderful, with one exception. When the display is off, the user should be able to press a new key, or any key, to display all current status. As it is now, the only two keys that do this are Program On/Off and Manual On/Off. These change the status.
I think setting time, frequency, and duration seem very user-friendly, but in several tries I have been unable to obtain automatic water flow. I have voted three stars because I expect to do so.
April 21, 2009