• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Automated garden watering, no hassles

    • Written by Joseph L from Chicago

    As a happy owner of a couple other Eve Homekit products, I thought this would be the perfect solution to simplify my garden-watering, and so far it has been.

    Great packaging and an easy unboxing experience. The included batteries are a classy touch. I found it quite easy to set up a timed watering via the app, and so far it has been quite reliable. I've activated the Eve Aqua once or twice via Siri, but I expect that the vast majority of my usage will be automated/timed; it's just so much easier.

    In my opinion, an underrated feature of this device is the physical on/off switch on the device itself. This is key from any Homekit product, because there are times when you'll need to override the smart technology and won't have Siri available. I don't own an Apple TV, so I'm using the Aqua's direct bluetooth connection only, but haven't had problems with range/connectivity like a few other reviewers.

    The biggest improvement I'd like to see (and this could be achieved via software update) is full capabilities to schedule/automate via the Homekit app. The Eve app is great, but it would be nice to use one fewer app when setting up and maintaining my smart home. I don't have any prior expertise in other sprinkler/irrigation technology, but this has been perfect for my purposes.

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