The B-hyve Smart Hose Faucet Timer with Wi-Fi hub gives you complete control over hose faucet watering from your smart device. No more dead plants because you forgot to water them. No more soggy lawns because you forgot to turn the water off. Download the Android or iOS B-hyve App or use your computer with a Wi-Fi connection to program your timer. The Wi-Fi connection allows you to make changes to your programming from anywhere and allows the timer to receive instant weather updates. With instant updates, the timer will adjust the watering scheduling delivering just the right amount of water to your plants; this avoids wasting water with the added benefit of saving on your water bill. 1-touch watering is available on the timer so you can water without using your phone. Add on additional smart valves to create multiple watering zones in your yard, these timers will network together to boost the signal strength without the use of repeaters.
Complete Control: The B-hyve app is fully functional for Android, iOS or web devices and gives you control wherever you need it, access and manage your watering schedule from anywhere in the world. Program the timer using the B-hyve App (Android, iOS, or web) or let the weather-based software create your program for you.
Smart Watering: Weather Sense technology provides watering based on site conditions such as slope, soil type, sun/shade, historical ET and live weather feeds. It automatically adjusts your controller to deliver the right amount of water to your plants.
Certified to Save Water: B-hyve is certified for the rigorous WaterSense and SWAT testing protocols, ensuring it will save you water.
Know the Flow: Your B-hyve's built-in flow meter allows you to track water usage, and can be measured by volume (gallons) or by time. This makes your timer perfect for all kinds of applications, including watering your plants, gardening, washing your car, filling your pool, and for greenhouse/hydroponics applications.
Easy to Install and Use: Setup is very straightforward and simple. Just download the B-hyve app and create an account, then install your timer at your hose faucet, then program your timer in minutes.
Voice Control: Works with Amazon Alexa for voice control (Alexa device sold separately). Visit help.orbitbhyve.com/alexa-commands/ for a quick guide on how you can use your B-hyve with Alexa to control your watering with a simple phrase
Quick Setup: Manual watering at the timer for instant faucet use.
Expandable System: Add additional smart timers to create multiple watering zones in your yard (Sold Separately). Only one Wi-Fi hub is needed to control multiple timers.
Durability: Your B-hyve is made to last, with a weatherproof and leak-free design that ensures timer performance and keeps the two AA batteries (not included) safe from the elements.
Others have posted about problems with connectivity, I've had a very different experience. I alre...
Others have posted about problems with connectivity, I've had a very different experience. I already have the B-Hyve 6 valve timer for my irrigation valves, so the app was already installed on my phone and working. I was able to easily find the router in the app, and then the faucet timer also appeared and automatically updated the firmware. It's been working perfectly for 6 weeks since the original setup, and I just added a second hose timer to the router with the same positive experience. The app itself is very flexible with schedules, manual controls, and weather based smart watering influence. I wouldn't hesitate to buy this timer.
5 people found this helpful
Jul 8, 2021
An amazing little gadget. Easy install. Easy set-up. Works great...
An amazing little gadget. Easy install. Easy set-up. Works great and my wife can now water the garden with a touch of the iphone.
May 25, 2021
Illogical Human-Machine Interface; Too Many Bluetooth/WiFi Signal Dropouts; Too Much Time Wasted Rebooting Timers
Using the B-Hyve Timers and WiFi/Bluetooth Hub is an exercise in frustration. The software requires a random walk through many pages in order to control more than one timer. It was apparently adapted from an earlier, single timer system and not designed from the ground up.
In addition the system is unstable when more than one timer is connected to the Hub. One or the other timer is constantly disconnecting and will not reconnect until I walk out to the garden and physically reboot it. If I had not received the Timer/Hub as a Christmas gift I would take it and the second timer I purchased myself to the basement and work both of them over with a hammer.
Response from OrbitIrrigationMay 27, 2021
Hey there, I am sorry to hear about some of the issues that you have experienced with the B-Hyve Hose Faucet timer. Our support team would love to be able to help you find a resolution to these. You can reach us Monday-Friday from 7 AM - 7PM MT. as well as Saturday-Sunday from 8 AM - 5 PM MT. at (800) 488-6156. We look forward to hearing from you, have a great rest of your day!
Mar 23, 2021
Requires some technical skills and knowledge.
After reading many of the reviews I was hesitant to purchase this item. However, it quickly became apparent that most of the bad reviews are because users are not technically inclined. It works as advertised. The app is a little clunky and not the best UI but it does the job.
3 people found this helpful
Feb 18, 2021
Failed interface very disappointed
I consider myself reasonably tech savvy. This product is a failure and waste of my time.
Oct 22, 2019
Great product battery doesn't last all watering season though. 2...
Great product battery doesn't last all watering season though. 2 AA battiers work the faucet device and have to be replaced a couple times a season and there is no warning they need to be replaced you have to find out by looking and seeing that last time it was watered and your schedule is off.
4 people found this helpful
Aug 13, 2019
Pretty nice... Works great. ...
Pretty nice... Works great.
Jul 17, 2019
Purchased the WiFi model to replace an earlier model that...
Purchased the WiFi model to replace an earlier model that failed. The new did not work using either the Bluetooth or WiFi connectivity. Returned the product.
Response from OrbitIrrigationJul 18, 2019
Thank you for the review. Please feel free to visit https://www.orbitonline.com/help_center or contact our B-hyve Support team at 1-800-488-6156, and we’d be more than happy to help in any way we can.
Jul 12, 2019
couldn't be happier. must have phone on 2g or won't work. supper app.
Jun 30, 2019
Intelligent Water Management
This is a real cool device. Simple setup, manual and intelligent watering modes; this device also calculates soil moisture and water use! To previous reviewers, “Test” is the manual water mode. Hit test then select time. *My local store only carried the valve with hub, had to order additional valves online. Water throughput is high enough to support a multi-valve addition. I recommend a plastic multi-valve as the B-Hyve is also plastic housing. I’m using a 2-way valve on one and 2-4 way valves on the others and it works great!