b-hyve pro 4+
Hydro Rain Inc.
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
Combined with my two 4-port timers on either side of my house, my drip system, and sprayers I’ve been able to truly customize the right amount of water when and where it’s needed for flowers, lawn, and raised beds.
And it sure is nice to stay dry and cool inside when I need to change anything, such as while being hammered by a sudden squall (rain delay feature) or insanely hot days (manual watering feature).
The smart watering feature, when properly set up, has also done an excellent job, especially during water restriction times.
And with the wireless option it has made my long trips out of town easier as I can monitor and adjust everything accordingly when I need to, which isn’t often.
This app along with the hardware options makes it so you can enjoy much the same features you would expect from a professional system but on a blue collar budget. And for my whole complicated 8-port set-up this app made it as easy as setting up a new TV, taking only 20 minutes for 8 different water lines with 8 different needs.
Manual watering broken/other bugs
The screenshot of the manual watering zone and the time left? That doesn’t seem to work anymore. I can set the manual watering time for all zones as shown but then hitting the green check and clicking the start icon brings you back to the Home Screen. No countdown timer or even any indication that the timer is running. So you go through it again and clicking run this time brings up a message stating that the program has finished running. No indicators for whether it’s watering anything. Only way to know whether it’s doing anything is to go outside and check the drip emitters, which isn’t handy if you’re not home.
Other fun thing: if you forget your password, resetting it on an iPhone is super frustrating. They’ve got the “forgot password” link appearing under the iPhone keyboard. On iPhone (12 max for me) it won’t hide the keyboard, so you have to try to trick it into showing the link. Same when going through the reset process, should you figure out a way to trick the app into doing your bidding and resetting the password… basic Q/A would be great.
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.
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