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Excellent irrigation controller with clear operation interface. Like it!
on January 19, 2016
I received the Aifro WaterEco yesterday. I originally used Rachio. This unit worked well, but I couldn't operate on the device control panel directly. I had to install the mobile app to control the watering. Sometimes I worked in the garden and intended to water some zones, the device was within my reach, but I had to get my phone from home. Then I bought Aifro WaterEco device several days ago. I installed it to replace my old controller and connected wires to the corresponding terminals for the first use (remove the green cover and see the terminals). Wiring was very easy as everything had been already labeled when installed, but please make sure to wire correctly and turn off the device before wiring.
Then I turned on the 16-zone device (up to 52 zones if you have expansion cards, but I didn't test). The touch-screen interface was very clear and simple for me. I could perform all functions on this smart controller. However, I couldn't manage the master valve because it was not shown in the zone list.
Besides, I could also perform watering tasks on the mobile phone by installing the app or even through a webpage on the PC remotely (Internet connection is necessary for sure). I could water my gardens, trees, grass using a phone or PC. They functioned almost as well as the device, very great! Another surprise for me is that the device can start watering at a fixed time every day by creating programs, but only supports 8 programs at most. I tried the "AI adjustment" mode. This adjusted the watering time according to snatched weather forecast data. During the use of WaterEco, it suddenly didn't respond. I restarted it and it worked well again and never happened until now.
Generally, WaterEco is a good quality product and served me well. Hope there will be some surprising updates as well in the future.