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Soilmote - Wi-Fi + LoRaWAN
- Free shipping to the lower 48 US states.
- International shipping will be calculated once sale is made.
- Measures volumetric water content 0% to 100%.
- Soil probe with an 85 inch cord.
- Remotely monitor your irrigation systems, garden, house plant. Device must be connected to Wi-Fi to retrieve data. The only time it is connected to bluetooth is when you are in configuration mode. Your sensor comes with a slip of paper in the battery compartment. Once the slip is removed, your device should beep and go into configuration mode, which allows you into the setup tab in the app. Once you are set up and running, if you need to go back into the setup tab, you must use the reset magnet included to go back into configuration mode.
- The Soilmote is great for home gardens, growing tomatoes, orchards, lawns, golf courses, greenhouses, and anything that has soil!
- Sustainably made in the USA at our headquarters in Ithaca, NY.
- Uses 3 AA batteries (included). Up to 2 year battery life with low battery alert.
- Water and dust proof - IP67 compliant.
- Data logger automatically uploads data when back on Wi-Fi, so you never lose your records.
- Unique secure share codes allow unlimited users to receive message alerts.
- No subscription fees. Compatible with IFTTT.
Durable User Friendly Wireless Soil Moisture Sensor with Alerts. App available on Android and iOS. 24/7 monitoring and alerts. Connects to internet via Wi-Fi with 2.4 GHZ or long range LoRaWAN base. 5.0 GHz is not supported. Devices do not send data over Bluetooth. Bluetooth is used for configuration only.
Common Soilmote questions
Can the probe be buried?
Yes, the probe has been designed to be left buried in soil. The length of the cord is 85 inches. As long as you are only burying the cord/probe you are fine. You must leave the body of the sensor above ground to allow it to receive Wi-Fi connection.
How many Soilmotes do I need to measure an area?
The probe part of the sensor is approximately 4 inches long and 0.3 inches wide, and provides accurate readings for the medium with which it is in direct contact. If the soil is homogeneous and receives similar watering over an area then a single probe will give a representative reading for that area. If regions of soil are different in composition, for example sandy, then you may want to use a probe for each type of soil region, and for areas that receive different watering.
How sensitive is the Soilmote and what is its range?
The probe is very sensitive. It gives a full range from completely dry to completely immersed in water. It can measure the full range of volumetric water content (VWC). All soils are limited by their own holding capacity which is typically around 60%.
Do I need to recalibrate the Soilmote periodically?
No - the probe needs no calibration.
What if there is a gradient of moisture in the soil? For example, the lower part of the soil is wetter than the top.
The probe essentially returns an average over the whole length of the probe. The probe's sensitivity doesn't vary along its length.
Should the whole green part of the probe be in the soil, or is it OK to have it partially sticking out?
The entire green part of the probe should be in the soil.