If you are looking for a smart watering controller that will help you use less water with no hassle look no further the Blossom 7 Smart Watering Controller, model 0080-AWICD. This model can be expanded to cover 8 zones from 7. It can also be purchased with expert installation.
Blossom 7 Smart Watering Controller Description
The Blossom 7 Smart Watering Controller is a 7 Zone device that comes with WiFi and works with Amazon Alexa. It comes covering 7 zones but the Pump Start Relay can be set to support the 8th zone. Below are some of the features
- Uses up-to-the-minute satellite-based weather data so sprinklers water only when they need to
- Helps to prevent over-watering
- Covers 7 zones. The connector for the Pump Start Relay (PSR) can alternatively be set to support the eighth zone.
- Create a watering schedule for your sprinkler system from anywhere by using a smartphone or tablet
- Installs in as little as 15 minutes
Below are a few points to know when you buy Blossom 7 Smart Watering Controller with Installation.
- Service provided by a local pro
- Testing existing sprinkler system and zone functionality
- Detaching old irrigation controller
- Mounting and wiring 1 customer-supplied WiFi controller
- Connecting controller to WiFi and mobile app
- System configuration and tutorial
Blossom 7 Smart Watering Controller Review Video
I’ve been using the Blossom smart watering controller for the past couple weeks and I’m going to give you my review.
The fine folks at Blossom sent me this controller in exchange for an honest review so this is a quiet competitor in the smart sprinkler controller division I would say because the blossom is just very quiet. It doesn’t give you much information it’s very simple and that’s different than the other sprinkler controllers and I think it’s very interesting because it kind of is a toss-up between appealing to the big masses of people that want to just set it and forget it and just hey setup my sprinkler controller, do the smart watering.
Worry about it for me and maybe more of the people that are a little bit nerdy like me that want to know all the little details about watering and how many minutes and how how much did it water last Tuesday and what’s the graph look like but quiets probably what everybody really wants. There’s so many things we have to worry about in our life and watering the lawn should not be one of them. You should be able to buy one of these units set it and forget it as long as you can trust that the unit is doing what it’s supposed to do so from the moment.
You see the Blossom, it is beautiful I’ve seen the box at Best Buy many times and just getting it delivered to my house. It’s just this nice little work of art. It’s beautiful, the box is awesome you open it up, it’s beautiful the device is beautiful. The app is beautiful. They really spent a lot of time on design and the design shines all the way through the devices.
It’s amazing, it’s so nice! Setting up the Blossom was pretty easy. Pretty much all of these sprinkler controllers are simple. I say it every time now because you pop off the wires you screw it to the wall and you pop in the wires again. It’s not rocket science they did include some really cool little stickers though so before I’d been taking a picture of each of my zones but now they included some stickers in this one so I can tag one two three four and now when I switch out sprinkler controllers I’ll kind of always have a reference
After I zipped on the bracket to the wall I when I tried to put on the outer controller thing. It was pretty tough actually I kind of fumbled around for it for a while but the blossom so well-made and solid that it’s kind of par
for the territory right all these things fit together so exactly that it was kind of I don’t really I don’t really think it’s a knock on it but I was fumbling around with it for a little while I decided to forego the blossom bridge and this is a little device that plugs into your Wi-Fi router and then plugs into your electrical outlet that comes with the Blossom that extends your Wi-Fi range significantly
but I don’t have an extra port in my router to plug it in and my Wi-Fi router is right on the other side of my garage so my sprinkler controller has to go maybe eight feet from the Wi-Fi router so I didn’t need it I went without it and it worked just fine one of the dances that you kind of have to do with these devices is to use your phone to
connect to the device’s Wi-Fi jump onto its network set it up and then jump off of its network and then remember to put it back on your own home network it sounds complicated it’s kind of complicated it’s one of those things that just goes with the territory but it’s kind of funky during setup I got it to work it’s no big deal but it’s something you have to look out for oh and
and one note on this I found it very weird that the blossom requires an iOS device or an Android device it shows the little they find it on Google Play find it on App Store icons on the box but I couldn’t see anywhere where it said hey we require you to use an iOS or Android device to actually use this thing and I’m sure 90% of people have an iOS device or an
Android device at home but I felt like it was kind of a weird thing to never say that it was required anywhere so once you get the app downloaded you start setting up your zones it scans for them automatically detects them and then you can take pictures and rename them I really love that feature because you’re looking at your four zone I have four zones looking at my four zone so I have
them named and I have a nice little picture to just show me oh yeah that’s the back flowers that I want to water right now for five minutes so the app is beautiful and simple and it’s a little too simple for me so the only two bits of information gives you are the last time it watered and the next time it’s going to water and I’ll tell you why I feel weird
about that so I have my zone set up at the moment for 12 minutes each I have four zones set up for 12 minutes each and one morning I poked my head out the day before it had been raining so I poked my head out and looked at how the sprinklers were doing and all the water was just sheeting off the lawn and going down the sidewalk so I cancelled the run but
when I opened up the app to cancel the run it said hey you’ve got two hours and five minutes left remaining on this cycle I’m like what why would there be two hours left if it’s been watering for a couple minutes at least I’ve got four zones for 12 minutes each and should only be 48 minutes total but I suppose that the blossom took over and said hey you need more watering
today but it had rained the day before and actually I cancelled that run and then later in the day it rained again so I’ve got some trust issues with the blossom I really do because I don’t know what’s really going on it doesn’t tell me I could check the app every single day if I really cared but I’m at work I’m going maybe I only think about it once a week to check
on it and I know the rain machine has a nice big long graph that’ll show you hey what’s been going on every day so I’m at work it’s watering in maybe it’s doing the right thing maybe that was a total fluke it’s made me very wary of it I yeah I don’t know if I can trust it I think 90% of people can trust it I think most people are going to
buy it set it and forget it and not worry about it because I feel like it’ll probably do a good job 90% of the time but I don’t know I don’t know if it is doing a good job so that’s what my review really comes down to it comes down to if you’re in the camp of hey I don’t care set it and forget it it’s gonna do the job let’s just
boom let the device worry about everything for me or if you’re over here like me where you’re like man I would like a lot more information I’d like a little API integration I’d like to nerd out a little bit more so for me personally I wouldn’t get this device if I was looking at all the different devices I would go with the rain machine it’s more nerdy it’s got more integrations it’s got more
data but if I was going to recommend a smart sprinkler for my mom and dad for my grandma and grandpa for the rest of my family this fits the bill it really does and it’s at a really reasonable price on Amazon right now – it’s like hovering around 150 bucks so compared to some of the other smart sprinklers that are 250 bucks this does twelve zones set it and forget it it might
be exactly what you’re looking for so I hope this gives you enough information to help you out check out some of my other videos if you want to look at some other smart sprinkler controllers and play the field thanks for watching take it easy.
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