Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 224
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIYCalHeights Bullet Proof
I read reviews on many products before deciding on this automated sprinkler controller. Where we live in California Heights the water pressure is very high and has defeated other inferior automated watering attempts. So with fingers crossed, I purchased this one. The valves on this unit show no indication of leakage or failure. I purchased a tiller and had tilled the backyard, amended the soil and had new grass seedlings sprouting. We were going on vacation for a week and wanted the backyard to get it's early and late afternoon watering while we were gone.
Setup is very easy: set the correct time, turn the wheel and follow your nose. A big plus is the large LCD display. All in all, a well engineered and well built product.
October 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tim Good timer. Works as advertised. The fittings leak, but I don't know if that can be avoided, given the pressure. Good product for the price. It works.
October 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by libertynugget Water flows as I command!
So far it works well.
Easy to install and program.
I kind of wish it came with a small roll of teflon tape (I luckily had some) to prevent leaking, but other than that its doing what I paid it to do.
October 18, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by King Convenient to use
It is easy to hook up and simple to use. it's great for temporary use when out for vacation.
The manufacturer gives a six years warranty but unreliability is one one the bigger draw back.
In the past, I had two of them failed on me in a short time.
October 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bud Best purchase ever!
This water timer was the best item I ever ordered. Going on vacation and having to have someone
water my garden was always painful. Now I just set the timer and leave my water on and it is done on the day and time that I want.
September 20, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by HF Timer Not
Timer does not turn on when watering is scheduled. The system only works when you push the manual button
September 20, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ET Great product, saved me a lot of time and money!
This timer is extremely easy to use. The programing is very easy. It does not use days of the week like earlier Orbit timers, it uses frequency setting in hours or days. I used every two days, so I do not have a left over day at the end of the week, like the old style does. The display needs to point up toward the operator. I bought a brass 45 degree elbow adapter and found I needed to mount it to the bottom of the timer, that kept the display tilted up toward me, but routed the irrigation hose straight down (I used the timer for a drip irrigation system). The battery tray is hard to use in the back of the timer, I will remove it from the hose bib to replace the batteries. Great product, saved me a bunch of work to install a wired timer (did not have A/C anywhere near my water service line. Great product!
September 6, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by yngdalf These things Won't Even Last One Season
I have used these Orbit timers at two different houses for the last three summers. Their functionality and ease of use is very good, but the quality is terrible. I have had a few that don't even last for one summer and about 90% fail after one season. In my opinion if you are looking for a timer, run don't walk away from these things and go find yourself a timer from another manufacture.
September 7, 2016