The b·hyve Pro App provides landscape irrigation professionals with an easy way to manage and operate b·hyve Pro controllers from anywhere with the convenience of a smart phone or tablet. With the intuitive layout and design of the app, it is fast and easy to connect to any b·hyve Pro controller through WiFi or, if WiFi is not available, directly through Bluetooth right at the timer location. Once connected to WiFi, b·hyve can be set up in smart mode to assist in delivering the right amount of water to plants, saving clients water and money.
This is the companion App for award-winning b·hyve Pro irrigation controllers. Homeowners can download the non-Pro version of the b·hyve App at no charge.
WIFI and BLUETOOTH – Because WiFi is not always available on a job site, the b·hyve app and controller allow you to set up and operate the controller using Bluetooth. Once a WiFi connection is established at a site, the owner of the WiFi router can provide a permission code that enables off-site management of the controller from anywhere in the world.
EPA- AND SWAT-CERTIFIED – Having passed the rigorous EPA WaterSense and SWAT certifications, the b·hyve Pro Controller with Smart Watering is certified to use water more efficiently and is eligible for rebates in many cities or water districts across the country.
FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING – You can set the controller to water in two basic ways: 1) on a fixed schedule, such as during a new landscape grow-in period; 2) with Smart Watering, and let local weather conditions determine the schedule.
MULTI-SITE MANAGEMENT – You can manage and control an unlimited number of b·hyve controllers from the convenience of one application. Once the timer is connected to the Internet, secure access can be shared in a number of different combinations using an app-generated code.
CATCH CUPS – With various water savings options integrated right into the app, there are multiple ways to achieve optimum water savings with the b·hyve Pro Timer. In addition to Smart Watering, it incorporates the award-winning catch-cup feature right into the app to deliver up to 25% more water savings over other smart controllers.
ALEXA – Works with Alexa. For a list of Alexa commands visit bhyve.hydrorain.com.
• Bug fixes and performance optimizations.
Ratings and Reviews
Inaccurate, inconsistent, not ready for release
I bought this app and the B-hyve residential timer and have tried for a week to make it work. I have spent Hours of set up, calibration and test. The smart watering feature is horrible. Setting up water cups the app did not save my inputs on numerous zones. So it took forever to complete. I double checked the water estimates from my measurements and it was not consistent with orbit online scheduler. After setting up smart watering all my 12 zones watering all back to back so watering continues all night in the the afternoon. So I switch to manual programs which show history of watering, but I didn’t feel the grass showed as being water. So I put out catch cups and the next morning rather than watering 3 of my zones 4 times each like the calendar showed it would, each cup was absolutely empty. This is going to kill my grass if I wasn’t diligent enough to track it. When I first bought this it required me to log in to a users forum to request updates to the firmware of the residential timer. I am returning it. So frustrated.
The smart watering concept is cool but it still needs some help. For example, it’s been 100 degrees and sunny the past 10 days and for some reason the system thinks that even though my front lawn was watered two days ago the soil moisture is at 90%. Because of this it isn’t scheduled to run for a while. I’ve found that every so often it does this and I have to manually reset the moisture level to 0. Now I know I’m not actually measuring it, but when it’s this hot and dry I’m confident that two days without water doesn’t equal 90% moisture.
Love the idea
I really like having an app that lets me control watering from my phone. The rain delay was a learning experience, however. We started seeing our grass turn brown. Didn’t know about the auto rain delay. When rain is forecasted in our area we rarely get more than a tiny sprinkle, so our grass was burning up with the near 100 degree days. I’ve turned off the smart watering now and hopefully we’ll get our grass back.
- Hydro-Rain INC.
- 86.3 MB
Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2018 Hydro-Rain Inc.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.