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EasyBloom 01-0011 Plant Sensor Plus (Discontinued by Manufacturer)


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  • Find plants for each area of your home and garden
  • Online Plant Library of 6,000+ plants
  • Take the guesswork out of gardening
  • Measures sunlight, light, soil drainage and soil fertility (subscription required for fertilizer measurement )
  • Tracks plants in your personal My Plants database

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.5 x 1 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Origin: Imported
  • ASIN: B00362AQNA
  • Item model number: 01-0011
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #96,807 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

The EasyBloom Plant Sensor Plus gives a "plant's-eye" view of your garden or home – telling you what plants to grow or what's wrong with a sick plant. Patented technology recommends the right plant, flower, vegetable, tree, shrub or vine, for inside or outside. Stop wasting money and time on plants that aren't right for your environment--know what to grow, right from the start. The reusable EasyBloom Plant Sensor Plus uses patent-protected sensors to measure sunlight, temperature, soil moisture and soil fertility. Soil fertility is a new feature with the EasyBloom Plus and requires a subscription. Use EasyBloom indoors or outdoors. Plug EasyBloom into the USB port on your MAC or PC, and your environment will be analyzed by our Plant Doctor Algorithms to recommend plants, or assess the health of your plant. Use the EasyBloom Plant Sensor over and over again, season after season, to help care for your plants and decide what to plant. EasyBloom's web site gives you Plant Doctor advice on any sick plants. EasyBloom will tell you whether your plant needs water, light or fertilizer. (Subscription required to use fertilizer functionality). Also, get access to the EasyBloom 6,000+ Plant Library with information on when to plant, how to grow any plant, and plant care tips on everything from Azalea to Zinnias. EasyBloom gives you expert help in the palm of your hand. EasyBloom only works in the United States, and requires a PC or Mac and an internet connection.

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Customer Reviews

I recommend this product for any without a green thumb.
S. Steve
I really like the online plant library that PlantSense provides for both recommendations and selections to monitor.
Debbie Lee Wesselmann
Unfortunately the combination of their product and software couldn't make anything like that happen.
David

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

36 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Debbie Lee Wesselmann TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 15, 2010
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The EasyBloom Plus is a wonderful tool for both the beginner and the avid gardener alike; with the paid fertilizer subscription (sold separately) gardeners can now easily learn whether their plants are under- or over-fertilized in addition getting the Classic readings of sunlight levels, temperature, soil moisture, and humidity. The only thing the sensor is missing is the ability to read soil pH levels.

How it works: go to the EasyBloom/PlantSense website to open a free account and download the appropriate software for your platform, Mac or Windows. If you want to purchase a fertilizer subscription, you can also do that. When everything is set online, plug the top, removable portion of the device into a USB port connected to your computer. You will then automatically be taken to the website's Dashboard area where you can set your sensor to "Monitor" or "Recommend," depending on whether you want to track a specific plant or to get recommendations on what should work in that area. After the sensor is set, you connect the two halves again, water the area thoroughly, stick the sensor into the soil, and turn it on. Leave it in the ground for a few days. You then plug the top half into your USB port again, and the readings automatically upload to the website. Once you've set up the account, everything works quickly and efficiently.

To get an accurate fertilizer reading, you must wait for a complete watering cycle, however long that takes. The sensor chirps and blinks orange when the soil dries out, so it's also a good indication when the plant needs water. I've kept the EasyBloom Plus in the soil for more than one cycle to see whether I've been giving my plants adequate water, and the readings provide a nice graph of the rising and falling moisture.
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49 of 56 people found the following review helpful By Edward J. Dickinson on April 27, 2010
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This is a great product, but the software is not well thought-out.

You must subscribe to the EasyBloom service ($2 per month or $19 per year) to get fertility readings, as well as a firmware upgrade.

You are informed of the subscription requirement AFTER you have let it take an initial set of readings, reconnect it to a computer, and upload your initial readings. After you subscribe to the fertility reading service and take another set of readings, reconnect to the computer, and try to view your fertility results, you are informed of a firmware upgrade that is necessary to get the readings!

So... after several days of attempts to get fertility readings, I hope to get this thing to do what it's advertised to do.

This seems like such a simple thing to fix. Tell the customer up-front that a subscription is required and a firmware update is required if you intend to use the fertility functionality of this tool.

Very Frustrating.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By David on March 9, 2011
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I bought this product after reading a ton of favorable reviews. I was really excited about its potential. A few years ago I bought my first house and I was hopeful of being able to use what I learned while obtaining my degree in Landscape Horticulture from a really great school back east. What I thought I was going to be able to do, was what their President in a YouTube Video described it as being able to do - serve as a guide to picking plants that would grow in specific locations. With lots of great information about my location, I was then going to go online to someplace like Logee's (who have just about every plant known to man) and get exactly what would grow best in that location. To say I've been disappointed in EasyBloom is an understatement.

I live in the Phoenix area where the summer sun makes it challenging to grow anything outside. In Arizona, as far as inside plants are concerned, I think it is best to try to keep the sun out of the inside part of the house for the most part, lest I have to send large checks to Arizona utility companies. One of the things I had hoped the Easy Bloom would provide about a specific location, was information as far as how adding a grow light might affect my ability to grow a certain plant or plants. Unfortunately the combination of their product and software couldn't make anything like that happen. I had planned on building several wardian cases for inside my house, and was hopeful that the Easy Bloom would be able to give me some recommendations on which terraium plants would do best. I've since discovered that they have almost nothing in the way of terraium plants in their library. I later was advised that EasyBloom wouldn't sense grow lights.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Jason B. on April 18, 2010
I've used both the plus and original easybloom and found them both to be intuitive and helpful. Using an EasyBloom is easy for even the most non-technical user. With the new "fertilizer" feature, the EasyBloom plus is a great tool to save money and will help prevent over fertilizing your plant. I use it around the house and outdoors without any issues. I've discovered new plant ideas based on the readings and will be experimenting this spring.
I give it a green thumbs up!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Cynthia L. Murphy on June 5, 2010
My husband and sons gave this to me (gardener & plant lover) for Mothers Day. It is fairly easy to use. I have had a few occasions when I've had to reboot my computer to recognize the sensor plugged into the USB...which may seem like a computer problem (not EasyBloom) but my computer is brand-new so I doubt thats the case.

The EasyBloom software is informative and easy to use. I wish, however, that you could zoom in on the lighting or moisture graph...or pick a range and get more detailed info but it doesn't.

So far so good with this product. I like that I can put it in the soil anywhere and leave it to monitor, for as long as you wish (no big deal if you forget and leave it there for a week or more...it just tracks the entire time).

I need to play with the fertilizer option next.
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