What you need to know
- An updated version of the Yardian Pro Smart Sprinkler Controller that includes HomeKit is now available.
- Smart sprinkler controller promises up to 50% savings in water usage with smart scheduling.
- Latest Yardian Pro comes in eight and twelve zone models, and starts at $150.
Aeon Matrix has announced the release of the second generation Yardian Pro Smart Sprinkler Controller, which includes support for Apple's HomeKit. First spotted by HomeKit News, the updated Yardian Pro, which is available now, promises an easy tool-free installation and automated watering schedules.
Yardian's upgraded controller, which comes in both eight and twelve zone variants, aims to reduce water consumption through smart features such as real-time weather monitoring. Yardian states that owners can see up to a 50% reduction of water usage, through its fully-automated Smart Program, which also factors in soil and plant types, along with sun exposure.
For manual controls, the Yardian Pro works with the Yardian app, Alexa, Google Assistant, and now, Apple's HomeKit via Wi-Fi or Ethernet. In the Yardian app, users can review water usage over time, toggle active zones, customize Skip Rules, and set up a traditional schedule. The app also provides users with visual feedback surrounding plant growth based on the amount of water provided via scheduling.
While limited, controls through HomeKit and the Home app allow for on-demand watering with a choice of duration length. The Home app does not currently offer scheduling options, scenes, or automations for HomeKit sprinkler controllers, so the Yardian app or a third-party HomeKit app will still be required for advanced controls.
The Yardian Pro is available now through Yardian.com and via Amazon (opens in new tab) at a starting price of $149.99 for the eight zone model. The Yardian app is available as a free download on both the App Store (opens in new tab) and Google Play (opens in new tab).
Hey Siri, water the yard!
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The latest Yardian Pro Smart Sprinkler Controller adds support for HomeKit and Siri, enabling convenient voice and Home app controls. Available in both 8 and 12-zone models, the Yardian Pro can cover most yards with ease.
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