Anyone have experience with the B-Hyve controller

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Anyone have experience with the B-Hyve controller

Post by bassadict69 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:08 pm

I know the Rachio is more often discussed and liked around here, but does anyone have experience with B-Hyve which seems to be MUCH cheaper?

What are the main differences between the two?

Anyone have a previous gen Rachio they would like to sell cheap?

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Re: Anyone have experience with the B-Hyve controller

Post by TroyHenley » Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:15 pm

No experience with the Rachio, but I have the 4 zone B-Hyve. Was super easy to install and the app is easy to use. It was perfect for me since I only have a 3 zone system. Not a ton of bells and whistles, but it was hard to beat for the price.

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Re: Anyone have experience with the B-Hyve controller

Post by bassadict69 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:52 pm

So what are these bells & whistles it doesn't have?

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Post by sukhoi3w » Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:16 am

I have the 12 zone B-Hyve and I have zero complaints. Setup was quick and easy. Has way more features than i will ever need. I like the feature that you can take a picture of each zone profile for a visual reference when manually turning zones on for watering. my main reason for buying a wifi timer was so i didn't have to go back and forth to the garage where my timer is located when i want to do a sprinkler check or a random watering here and there.

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Re: Anyone have experience with the B-Hyve controller

Post by ktgrok » Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:49 pm

I have one, and I researched both before buying. My understanding is that the main difference between the two is that the B-hyve smart watering is slightly less smart, but I don't use that feature anyway, as it goes off the weather station a few miles away and in Florida it tends to rain on one side of the street and not the other. So rain a few miles away does NOT mean it is raining at my house. I just hooked up a rain sensor for that issue. And even without smart watering turned on it will still give me an alert if rain is predicted, so I can manually hit the "rain delay" button on the app if I want to.

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