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8-Zone B-hyve Indoor Timer

  • WeatherSense tech provides smart watering based on environment
  • Easy-to-use mobile app works on wifi with Android and iOS devices
  • Visible LED zone and status indicators on the timer
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Product Overview

The Orbit B-hyve Smart Wi-Fi Indoor Sprinkler Timer allows users to control their watering with their Android or iOS app from anywhere in the world. A perfect timer for new installations or for replacement applications, the Orbit B-hyve Smart WiFi Indoor Sprinkler Timer is available in 4 and 8 zones to cover most residential sprinkler systems. It also can be set up to adjust watering based on local weather to avoid water waste and deliver the right amount of water to your plants.
  • Wi-Fi Capable: Fully functional with Android, iOS or web app for total control, wherever you need it
  • Free App: Easy programming from the B-hyve App in both Adroid and iOS platforms
  • Live Weather Feeds: WeatherSense technology provides smart watering based on site conditions such as slope, soil type, sun/shade, and historical ET
  • Multi Functionality: Operates with or without Wi-Fi connectivity by storing app-set programs on the timer
  • Manual Override: When you need access to your water, but don't want to cancel or change your watering programs
  • Bluetooth Capable: Fast and easy pairing using Bluetooth or Wi-Fi Technology
  • Safety Features: Built-in fault detection and surge protection
  • Convenient: Plug-and-go line cord and transformer
  • Environment Friendly: EPA WaterSense and SWAT Certified
  • Supports: Master valve and pump relay setups



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Number of Zones181212
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Sprinkler LocationBelow groundBelow groundAbove ground,Below groundAbove ground,Below ground
Compatibility TypeNo Additional CompatibilityNo Additional CompatibilityNo Additional CompatibilityDrip and Soaker Hose Compatible,Rain Sensor Compatible
Mount LocationFreestandingWallWallWall
Program TypeProgrammableOdd/Even Day Program,ProgrammableInterval Setting,Odd/Even Day Program,ProgrammableProgrammable
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
3.5 in
Product Height (in.)
8.5 in
Product Width (in.)
6.75 in

Details

Back Battery Type
No Backup
Color Family
Grays
Commercial/Residential
Residential
Compatibility Type
No Additional Compatibility
Features
Digital Display,Electronic
Included
Rain Switch,Transformer
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor
Irrigation System Component
Controller/Timer
Mount Location
Wall
Number of Programs
2
Number of Start Times
4
Number of Zones
8
Pack Size
1
Power Options
Plug-in
Power Type
Plug-In
Program Type
Odd/Even Day Program,Programmable
Remote Access
No Remote Access
Requires Hub?
No Hub Required
Returnable
180-Day
Smart Home
Smart Home Enabled
Smart Home Protocol
Wi-Fi
Smart Technology
Smart Timer,Wi-Fi
Sprinkler Location
Below ground
Sprinkler Type
Fixed
Timer Type
Digital
Timing Segments
1 minute
Voice Control Hub Required
No Hub Required for Voice Control
Works With
Alexa, No additional compatibility

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
1

Questions & Answers

77Questions53Answers

If I install unit indoors, how does it communicate with the sprinkler motor/pump? Will I need to...

Asked by Mtg October 14, 2018
7
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Anything you wan to control with this unit will have to be connected to it with wires. (Exception being other Orbit hose controllers) Yes, this unit needs to be connected to electricity in order to operate.

Will this timer work with rain bird valves and heads?

Asked by Walker May 21, 2018
6
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doesn't work with Hunter equipment. I bought this timer. setup was good, app was good. press the button to test, and nothing but red error light. spoke with customer service, very nice and knowledgeable. during troubleshooting, I mentioned my old controller was a hunter. customer service responded that their systems do not work with hunter systems because the orbit voltage is to low. very disappointed.

does my phone have to be on the same wifi network to connect to orbit? or can I control this from anywhere

Asked by grad July 16, 2019
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While your controller will be on your home network through your home wireless router, your phone can be on the Internet ANYWHERE to send it command information. Yes-anywhere.

Does this timer replace the indoor clock control box or is it an add on that can control the syst...

Asked by TennBuck May 21, 2019
5
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Yes, it replaces your current sprinkler control box.

Only smart phones are mention to control the timer. Can i use an iPad for the APP?

Asked by Richard July 15, 2018
5
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I have an iphone 7 and use the b-hyve app. Look on your tablet in the app store and see if your tablet is supported. I don't have an apple tablet, so I cant say more than that.

Can this be installed in a waterproof box outdoors? Not an in-ground box but a large wood box bui...

Asked by CL June 19, 2019
5
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It clearly states for INDOOR use. What's on the other side of the wall where the wooden box is mounted? It's easy enough to drill through, brick, concrete block and similar materials and just seal the small hole where the wires come through. You can ask B-hyve technical support but I suspect you will get a similar answer since they can't vouch for the "waterproof" and "weatherproof" nature of your enclosure even if you give them a geographic location, which I don't have making it more difficult to even suggest.

Do i need wifi ?? Hook up

Asked by Matt July 22, 2019
5
Answers

Yes

Does this need a protective box if mounted inside a garage on a wall?

Asked by RobertB July 6, 2018
5
Answers

No, I mounted it as-is near my workbench. You can save quite a bit of expense with just the indoor unit if you can get by without an outdoor installation. More important is to pay attention to the distance from the router. My house is small (1700 1-story) and the router is in the center hall). I felt I should relocate the timer location when doing the new install, and that added a bit of time to the job even though I only moved it a few feet. I gained an extra bar that way, and I still only have 3 bars according to the setup. It operates on 2.4Ghz only. My distance to router is the depth of a garage+ laundry + 1 medium bedroom (3 walls and about 20ft distance). It's been fine, and the iPhone reaches the WiFi wherever it is on the lot.

Is this ok to set up outside? Does Orbit make a 4 zone Bluetooth timer.

Asked by Craig December 14, 2019
5
Answers

OK to set up outside: No. it is an indoor only controller. If you absolutely have to install it outdoors, you'll need to put it in a rain tight enclosure. Betty yet, just buy the controller that is already an indoor/outdoor unit. This is a bluetooth timer.

can I turn pump on manually at controller..

Asked by john May 6, 2020
5
Answers

There are no manual switch functions on this controller. Everything is controlled through the smart phone app as far as setup or manual starting of zones.

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Having read reviews on the internet "Rainbird vs Orbit", I had serious doubts on the product, especially the software. Luckily, HD did not have any other product for 4-zone. This was the only product, so I braved it. And NO REGRETS. Extremely easy to install and mount onto the wall. Extremely easy to pair with my smart phone. And the app is easy to use. Just not able to set begin/end dates for the watering programs. Other than that - totally user friendly and easy!! Very happy with the purchase...and economical as well!!!
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Excellent controller for irrigation and watering new grass!
This is an excellent controller for home irrigation, sprinklers, drip irrigation, etc. Everything is controlled via your iPhone or Android phone. Much easier to use than old-style 'panel' controllers with lots of buttons. You can even schedule watering remotely - or delay watering if there is rain. We had new sod installed at our home in Massachusetts, which must be repeatedly watered during the first two weeks -- then daily thereafter. I needed to water four zones. After a few days running around the yard, repositioning the hose and sprinkler, I thought, "There has to be a better way!" I found this solution at our local Home Depot. The B-Hyve drives standard 24 volt irrigation valves (~$15). I put everything together in a standard irrigation valve box (~$20) with 1/2" PVC pipe and four hose connectors on the outside for hoses and sprinklers. The hose connections are mounted on pieces of Veranda cellular PVC trim -- which doesn't rot. See the photos below. Everything was purchased at Home Depot. The total cost was ~$170. If you use it to automate drip irrigation or standard irrigation sprinkers, your cost would be even lower -- without the hose valves and connectors. Now I can easily schedule multiple sprinklers and sessions, from my phone! Highly recommended. Mark
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This unit was easy to assemble and setup. I would definitely recommend everyone to get this ! I s...
This unit was easy to assemble and setup. I would definitely recommend everyone to get this ! I show it to friends on my phone and how easy it is to use! Also it looks really good in my garage!
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Box arrived in a timely manor and undamaged. I opened the box and there was the B-hyve unit, a bo...
Box arrived in a timely manor and undamaged. I opened the box and there was the B-hyve unit, a box contain the wall wart to power the B-hyve, and a little plastic with mounting screws, plastic wall anchors, and a cute but less that effective little screw driver. Everything looked good until I went to look for any printed material. Nope, not there. There are no printed instructions what so ever. OK, no problem, I'll just check on Orbit's website. Huge disappointment there too. I'm a journeyman electrician specializing in control work, I don't need a manual to install this relatively simple bit of electronics, but still it would have been nice to have at least a 1 page quick start guide. I feel for the people who actually need some instruction. I guess Orbit thinks the app is all you need to install and operate this controller. The app, at least the iOS one, is pretty slick. It did make connecting to the controller and setting up pretty easy. I went with Smart Watering program, at least to start. If the controller works as well as the app did, I will be thrilled. Minus 1 star for lack of any written help other that what is printed on the outside of the box.
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WONDERFUL!!
I bought the B-Hyve about two weeks ago and it has revolutionized how I deal with my sprinkler system. No more running back and forth between a possible sprinkler leak and the controller in the garage. You can be right at the leak location, use your phone to quickly start a test on the line, and see where the leak is in a line. Such an amazing time saver. I have also been able to lessen the amount of water I'm using by carefully tuning the zone programs based on weather and other factors.....and I could do this from any where in the world. Not sure why some reviews said that it was hard to install and implement. I found both the installation and app very easy to use. This is the best $75 I have spent in years. I highly, highly recommend it.
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Saved my sprinkler system!
I bought a house with a partially functioning sprinkler system and tinkered with it forever trying to get it to work correctly. Finally, in desperation I bought this controller and voila...everything worked perfectly! And I have the added bonus of being able to control it with my phone. And it pauses the program automatically when it's going to rain! I've had this for about 2 years and it's going strong. Highly recommend.
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I'm echoing what other reviewers have said when I wonder, "Why did I not get this unit sooner?". ...
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I'm echoing what other reviewers have said when I wonder, "Why did I not get this unit sooner?". The app is well thought out and intuitive. I only glanced at the Quick Start guide for a few moments because this unit was replacing an old Orbit manual timer, however, I suspect that other brands are set up similarly. It only took about 20 minutes to mount the unit on the wall connecting the existing valve wires and using the app to connect and then test. I was pleasant surprised because the app makes it so easy to create weekly program schedules. Plus, you can make schedule changes from wherever you are with your phone. Money well spent and highly recommended!
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Programs fail to water lawn
Programs fail to water lawn. 20 minutes plus to call support technician
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I'm so glad I purchased this indoor timer. The reviews were good, the product turned out to be e...
I'm so glad I purchased this indoor timer. The reviews were good, the product turned out to be excellent. It works great and the price was much lower than any of the competitors. I don't think anyone can go wrong with this. It was very easy to set up and install. I had a little confusion setting up the app but got help from the company and then didn't have any other problems.
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Easy to install and set up via the APP. Has excellent functionality and its use of the local wea...
Easy to install and set up via the APP. Has excellent functionality and its use of the local weather forecast to delay watering when it is forecast to rain is a great feature. The flexibility of the application and the ease of use make this a first class option to replace the standard 'dumb' sprinkler control that typically comes with a system. Installation took all of 5 minutes and an average 10 year old could do this with no trouble, excellent product, only thing I would change is the power cable could be a little longer.
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