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B-hyve Smart Hose Watering Timer

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The B-hyve® Smart Hose Watering Timer with Wi-Fi hub will save you water, money, and time. Connect via smartphone for maximum watering control over your lawn or garden. The timer collects online weather data to optimize water usage. You only need one Wi-Fi hub, but add as many timers as you want. Includes 2AA Batteries.

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Top reasons to choose B-hyve Smart Hose Watering Timer

Intelligent Alerts

Intelligent Alerts

Get alerts when: watering is done, rain delay is on, freezing temps could cause damage, and when the battery is low.

In Control

In Control

You can control it from anywhere you are from your smartphone. Live your life and water your lawn at the same time.

Mass Appeal

Mass Appeal

Homeowners, Condo/ Townhouse owners, weekend patio gardeners or serious everyday gardeners, everyone can use and benefit from this watering timer.

Economical

Economical

Save water, save money, save time and save the environment with this unique Smart Hose Watering Timer.

Long Life

Long Life

This smart timer typically gets a full season of use, that’s one year, on just 2 AA batteries.

WeatherSense®

WeatherSense®

It shuts off the timer in the rain, increases water when it’s hot and decreases water in colder weather.

WeatherSense®

Smart WeatherSense® receives local weather data and automatically adjusts your controller to deliver the right amount of water to your plants. It does the work - allowing you to sit back and enjoy the results.

Sprinkler scheduled to run

B-hyve detects rain in the forecast

B-hyve delays watering automatically

Programmable modes allow you to water at specific times and specific durations. Switch to smart mode and it practically thinks for you. With real-time online weather information, your smart hose watering timer is constantly updated so it always delivers perfect watering. With the Wi-Fi hub, you can control dozens of B-hyve Smart Hose Watering Timers from your smartphone.


01 / Weather Smart

Whatever the Weather

01 / Weather Smart

The timer shuts off in the rain so your lawn doesn’t become a swimming pool. It gives more water when it’s warmer to keep your hydrangeas hydrated and less water when it’s cool to keep your iceberg lettuce thawed.

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02 / Coverage

Yards Big or Small

02 / Coverage

Do you have a lawn, a patio garden, a sprawling vegetable garden or just a small patch of green that brings you joy? Any sized yard or garden, if you want to control your watering schedule to be more effective and economical you want the B-hyve Smart Hose Watering Timer. The unit attaches to a hose so you can choose any sized sprinkler to cover all areas, large, small or in between.

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03 / Control

In Your Hands

03 / Control

It’s smart. You can control it from anywhere you are right from your smartphone. Live your life and water your lawn at the same time. Smart mode is where it really shines. It makes all the important adjustments so you never over water, under water or waste precious water. It typically gets a full year on just 2 AA batteries. And that’s the only thing typical about this hose timer.

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Delivery

Free standard shipping on all orders.

FedEx 2 Day shipping also available. 

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18 reviews with a 4-star rating

  1. Trouble Connecting, Then All Is Good

    Orbit Michael Callahan (verified owner)

    Seems like there was a firmware update that needed to get installed, and I got stuck a few times, but was finally able to connect. I’ve never used a timer before, and have been guilty of watering in the rain or going long periods not watering at all. It’s set to automatic and runs well.

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  2. Good Product/System

    Robert Ravenscroft (verified owner)

    I have used the b-hyve hose timers for almost 2 years and have been very satisfied with their performance. The devices are easy to setup, the app not as easy. The weathersense feature does not seem to work consistently. I have several timers and some go into automatic rain delay and some don’t. I haven’t had a lot of success with the Smart Watering feature, but that’s okay for now. I believe this is due to unfamiliarity with system (learning curve). I love the convenience of WiFi control. I did not have this with my older orbit faucet timers.

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  3. Great app and functionality

    John S. (verified owner)

    The app is great and setup was pretty simple, although on my android phone, I had to reboot the phone several times during setup (the app has you reboot to fix some error). Otherwise the setup and day to day use is good. One big sticking point for me is that the Amazon Echo support seems to be busted if you have more than one valve (which I do). You can only control one zone. Alexa doesn’t seem to be able to see the other zone. Hoping that will be fixed shortly.

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  4. Very intelligent product

    Robert Beaumont (verified owner)

    While it’s only been in-use for about a week, I’m impressed with the product and features. I’ve been waiting years for this product…

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  5. Prevents Wasting Water

    RACJ2

    I purchased this hose timer, because I was very pleased with the B-Hyve sprinkler timer I already own. The hose timer gives me comptete control of watering my foundation using soaker hoses. It also has a smart rain delay. It uses wifi access to the local weather on the internet. And will automatically go into rain delay, when it calls for rain. And it notifies you, so you can override the rain delay, if you choose. Its a great reliable product. My only minor complaint is that the setup isn’t as intuitive as the sprinkler timer. But I was able to figure it out with a couple tries.

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  6. Great Product

    Joanne Soucy (verified owner)

    I bought one timer and the hub at Lowe’s first and it worked great. I went and purchased 3 more timers from the Orbit web site as no one had any stock, but when I tried to set it up on my phone app, I was having difficulty. I went to the website as well, but couldn’t see my timers under Devices. I called customer service and they were wonderful in helping me out. The gentleman showed me the error of my ways on the phone app, and got everything hooked up just fine. He gave me a different web site to use if I wanted to use my computer instead, and that was much better. The customer service was exceptional!!!

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  7. mark.a.pilcher (verified owner)

    Works, but beware that only one device at a time can be linked to Google assistant.

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  8. Once connected, works great

    Jon Durante (verified owner)

    Firstly, set up B-Hyve and add any timers on an iOS device. I tried repeatedly with my Galaxy S10 and it would fail almost every time or there would be an error. iOS set up was flawless and worked the first time.
    Once they were connected and set up, they work great. Easy to turn on and off manually, and smart watering has worked well for us. There were a couple days where there was a small percentage chance of rain, and watering was delayed, which confused us, but then it downpoured. They seem to know the weather better than the weather people :).
    Bluetooth range is good as well. Very happy overall as it’s kept our plants alive over this hot summer.

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  9. Would have been 5 stars...

    Noah Creamer (verified owner)

    The good: The devices once setup (I have three now and trying to buy two more) work extremely well. Connection to my smart phone (Android) works flawlessly. One of the design features that I found sort of incredible was the range. I have these faucet connectors quite a ways away from the house. Actually they are attached to the bottom of the tripod sprinkler. Connectivity has never been an issue and the range is outstanding.
    For the bad: Setup was challenging and I am a Network Engineer with over 35 years of owning my own IT company. The issue was what others have said; there is a firmware update that tends to cause a bit of an issue. The devices connected, was notified of a firmware update which I tried to install on all three devices. Two of them got stuck and had to reboot. The third one worked. Once the firmware got stuck it ended up in a loop with the hub. I was able to finally resolve this. At the time it was very frustrating but that frustration has gone down considerably because of how well they work once setup. I think with a few tweaks on the software (new versions) these are going to be great and there will be a lot of 5 stars to come. Overall, recommend.

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  10. Perfect for our drip system

    bolfikx5 (verified owner)

    Would be 5 stars if the app was better. I have two units, both with wi-fi hubs, and having to select one at a time by going to devices, then selecting it should be able to be accomplished from the device screen. It is working as expected with appropriate rain delays. It would make a difference if there were a better setup guide. It took a few tries to set the soil moisture level to the level necessary to get the “Smart” watering to run for the correct amount of time. Is the flow test measuring just the initial flow or does it matter what actually goes out once the drip lines are full and resisting flow?

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  11. GREAT: WORKS AS EXPECTED WITH VERY FEW PROBLEMS

    Fran Beaudreau (verified owner)

    Use it to water my patio garden in Vermont when I am 220 miles away in Maine. I use it in manual as needed and no problems related to the device itself.

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  12. Handy

    Josh Fulwiler (verified owner)

    So I have several timers that I use. I find them handy. It is very convenient to set up and use. If you use it over wifi it is really handy to add more time another cycle. My complaint is I have some timers fail and not know it and plants have dried up and died. There was no warning.

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  13. Like the Convenience

    BHP (verified owner)

    Easy set-up, makes watering easy. But….started to go on and off randomly. Un-installed everything devices and the app, had quite a bit of trouble re-installing. Wouldn’t find the hub. Finally re-installed and no trouble since. Fingers crossed.

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  14. Convenient system

    Gary Hutchison (verified owner)

    The support staff is helpful and quickly replaced a failed unit. I seem to have some connectivity issues between hubs and b-hyves. I have added another hub and it has helped the problem. Still not 100 percent but better. Rebooting the hubs regularly has helped.

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  15. Set it and Forget it

    Bryan Gay (verified owner)

    I’ll admit, the set up was a bit confusing when I was first naming everything but it works perfectly. The scheduling options are a bit limited at this time but I’m going to assume those will improve over time with the app. Overall, I’m very satisfied with my first product.

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  16. Great Product. App could use improvement

    John (verified owner)

    I installed the B-hyve Smart Hose Timer about a month ago. It performed a firmware upgrade and then was ready to go. I’ve controlled it via Bluetooth and via WIFI and have no issues whatsoever. It works as it should. I do find the app to be somewhat less than intuitive, and I think if this were improved, it would be a big plus. The unit itself works very nicely. I like that the timers that are set are done locally on the device, so that there is no additional communication required to stop an in-progress watering session. I assume the unit uses a solenoid to close the water valve, but regardless, it is a very abrupt open and close valve operation, so a water hammer arrestor is a good idea. I installed one and it eliminated water hammering at the faucet. I am using my B-hyve to control watering for a drip irrigation system in a garden. If the unit either had a slow valve open/close operation or included a water hammer arrestor, and if the app were improved slightly, it would easily get the extra star. That being said, I think it is the best smart hose timer on the market.

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  17. A Great & Simple irrigation controller.

    Tom Fisher (verified owner)

    Having received and setup several of these units, I am completely satisfied both with their performance and the assistance given by Orbit’s Support staff.

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  18. Great concept, good system, minor glitches

    Bill (verified owner)

    This is the perfect way to actuate any type of watering system hooked to a hose outlet (irrigation, garden, sprinklers, misters, etc.). Initial set-up was reasonably easy and the system functions properly essentially all the time. Some minor problems with connecting to do tests, and the calibration feature is finicky (but not necessary for proper operation). These items are more of an irritation then anything; all said I would buy this system again in a minute.

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Technical Specifications

Inlet / Outlet Connections Standard ¾-inch Hose
Operating Pressure 10-100 PSI
Batteries 2 AA (included)
App Compatibility iOs - iPhone
iPad
and iPod Touch running iOs 13 and higher. Android - Android version 5.0 and higher.
Smart Home Compatibility Amazon Alexa
Google Home
iOS - iPhone iPad and iPod Touch running iOS 13 and higher. Android - Android version 5.0 and higher.
Wifi Bandwidth 2.4Ghz
Bluetooth 4.2
Warranty 2 Years

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