From the potted petunia in the living room to the tomato plants on the patio to the Elm tree in the yard, Black & Decker's Plant Smart sensor makes growing lush, healthy plants easy and fun. The compact digital sensor measures sunlight, temperature, moisture, soil conditions, and more by simply inserting the testing end into the ground for 24 hours. It then separates and the top part plugs into a computer to provide several types of customized growing feedback. In Recommend mode, the tool helps to find the right plant based on the present growing conditions; in Monitor mode, the tool makes suggestions to improve the health of an existing plant; in Water mode, the tool instantly measures soil moisture to see if a plant needs water. Additional online resources include a library of 6,000 plants and a My Plants personalized homepage. Sweetly designed with a big orange flower on top, the sensor makes a great gift for any home gardener. It includes USB cable, one AAA battery, storage bag, and quick start card; and it carries a one-year warranty.
From the Manufacturer
Using advanced technology, your PC or Mac, and an Internet connection, the Black & Decker PCS10 PlantSmart digital plant care sensor analyzes your home or garden's growing conditions and relays advice on proper care and maintenance of plants. Three specialized modes and an interface with the PlantSmart Web site make this sensor useful for beginning and advanced gardeners.
Digital Plant Care Sensor
At a Glance:
- For indoor or outdoor use with houseplants, flowers, fruit, vegetables, trees, grass, shrubs, potted plants, and more
- Measures light, temperature, moisture, and soil quality for instant gardening recommendations
- Three specialized modes--Recommend, Monitor, and Water--address your specific needs
- Connects to PlantSmart Web site for advice tailored to your area's growing conditions
- Includes a one-year warranty
Three Modes Track Sunlight, Temperature, Moisture, and Soil Quality
Measures moisture, soil quality, light, and temperature. View larger.
Connects to your computer for real-time read outs and advice. View larger.
The PlantSmart sensor eliminates guesswork by reading your garden or plant's current levels. You choose between three specialized modes, depending on your needs.
In Recommend mode, the sensor takes multiple readings of temperature, light, and soil moisture in a 24-hour period. Based on this data, you will receive recommendations for plants that will thrive in your area. Monitor mode diagnoses ailing or frail plants, giving you detailed instructions on reviving them. Water mode lets you know if a plant is parched or oversaturated.
For a low subscription fee, you can activate an additional mode that will allow your PlantSmart sensor to test your soil's fertility levels.
This versatile device works with houseplants, flowers, vegetables, fruits, herbs, shrubs, trees, and grasses. It uses one AAA battery (included).
Detailed Instructions for Healthier Plants
After the sensor is finished with its analysis, connect it to your PC or Mac with the included USB cable. The PlantSmart Web site will download the sensor data, along with your area's current weather, climate, and horticultural hardiness.
You will receive a custom report about growing conditions in your area and immediate feedback on watering, sun exposure, temperature, and soil nutrition.
Free, Ever-Growing Gardening Resource
The PlantSmart Web site is a valuable resource for all of your garden and plant inquiries. Search the EasyBloom Plant Library, a constantly expanding database containing information on over 6,000 plants. Learn how to care for specific vegetation and save your searches in your My Plants area.
PC and Mac Requirements Windows: XP; Vista (32- and 64-bit versions); or 7 (32- and 64-bit versions) Mac OS X (v10.5 and later, Intel processors only) High-speed Internet (DSL or cable) recommended
What's in the Box
PlantSmart plant sensor, USB cable, AAA battery, orange petal , storage pouch, and Quick Start card.
Simply insert the PlantSmart spike into your garden,
and it will start collecting data--no plug-ins or cords needed.
Advanced technology plus expert advice – in one simple solution. Measures sunlight, temperature, moisture, soil conditions and more. Provides expert recommendations on what to grow, easy to follow plant care advice and immediate feedback for watering your plants Works indoors with potted plants or outside in your lawn or garden. Works with flowers, vegetables, fruits, shrubs, grasses, trees and more. Works in 3 settings. In Recommend mode, our custom selection tool helps you find the right plant based on your unique growing conditions. In Monitor mode, analyze an existing plant and receive a custom report that provides clear guidance for improving your plant’s health. In Water mode, instantly measure soil moisture to see if your plant needs water. Takes the Guesswork out of Gardening. Includes USB cable, one AAA battery, storage bag, and quick start card.