A new robot promises a smarter, more precise method of watering your plants, trees, grass and anything that grows green in your yard. Droplet is a small, yet powerful watering robot, that has a range of 30 feet in any direction. Unlike complicated in-ground sprinkler systems, Droplet is one single device that connects to your garden hose.
Droplet can be configured using any smartphone, tablet or their website. The company promises iOS and Android apps are on the way. During the configuration process, you provide a layout of your garden and let your new watering robot do the rest.
The applications can show you advanced analytics on how much water you are using for each specific item in your yard. By connecting Droplet with their cloud service, your garden robot can benefit from over 10,000 weather stations real-time data. You never have to worry about wasting water when rain is in the forecast.
In addition to smart or schedule based watering, Droplet offers unheralded percision that offers even and efficient watering. The company claims owners water consumption can be lowered by up to 90 percent.
The Droplet retails for $299 and is available for pre-order on Amazon. While not inexpensive, it is a lot less compared to the cost of an in-ground system and you could see significant savings achieved through a more efficient watering system.