Koubachi Wi-Fi Plant Sensor, Indoor
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- Wireless Live Monitoring
- Accurate Vitality Diagnosis
- Water Control
- Temperature Monitor
- Light Advice and Alerts
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Once I got Koubachi, it showed me that actually they need to be water differently and at different interval, and also they were not getting enough sunlight (apparently even couple of feet away from window sunlight is so diffused that it is not enough for plants).
Anyway, I'm loving it! It reminds me when they need to be watered, when misted, if temperature is okay and if they have enough sunlight.
You no longer need to worry about plants, Koubachi will take care of that.
I finally had my front courtyard redone with planters with lavender and kumquat. I choose to use the sensor on the lavender planter - which doesn't yet have the drip irrigation - to remind me when to water it.
Admittedly, I thought this was just a fancy watering reminder. So I was pleasantly surprised to see how it can be customized to the type of plant you have. It's limited to just three sensors - temperature, light and moisture. (It can not tell you soil pH or nutrient content, etc.)
I found the setup process pretty straight forward and had no problem setting it up to connect to my home wifi (Apple Airport Express 2). I was glad I didn't need to enter some serial number and that at the end, the sensor was automatically connected to my account.
I was able to press the button on the sensor to update the data - just hold it for a second or two and I immediately went to my computer and saw the updated readings appear. Initially, the sensor said there was 0% moisture, but after I watered the planter and pressed the button, the sensor update said 68%. So I think it's working fine. It had the correct temperature also (72.4). I will see how long this device lasts outdoors - but as I live in southern California, I think it will be fine.
This device has been sitting in the box for probably a year now, and the batteries are still fine. Will update in a few weeks or months if anything happens - like if the batteries run out early or the device stops working.
I expected this plant sensor to be smart enough to figure wet versus dry condition on its own but I was wrong. I thought the tip of the probe will sense how wet the soil is but it doesn't. There is no real time feedback of the soil condition! There is no real time feed back of anything!
This device is no more than a very expensive reminder. If you expect this sensor to be more than a reminder then you will be disappointed. I will return it for a refund.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Started using this sensor last week, and today it just finish calibration and is providing its instructions about for my indoor maidenhair fern. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
It was a little difficult setting it up, but after I understood haw it works it works great.Published 7 months ago by Skip Barber
Doesn't always work. No information with it. Any plant person can make better judgements than this machine. Not at all helpful.Published on February 2, 2014 by A. Theresa Corette
Great product for monitoring new plants. It's missing an ipad app since the original app is for the iPhone and you have to expand it (2x) on the ipad with a loss of resolution. Read morePublished on April 25, 2013 by Alberto