The Eve Aqua is one of the only "Homekit" enabled Smart Water Controllers on the market today. You can control your sprinkler or irrigation system via Eve app, Siri or the onboard button.
PROs - works with HomeKit (I think there is only one other, which not even available in the USA), child lock (which disables the onboard button), uses two AA batteries (I'm still testing the battery life, it's Bluetooth so it should last a while), water-resistant design, black plastic aluminum attractive design, both HomeKit & Eve app have default watering durations preventing excessive watering, schedule 7 watering periods per program with 7 program limit, easy to set up "manual" water suspension HomeKit scenes for rain delays,
CONs- a bit pricey for a single-zone device, Bluetooth (you will probably need the Eve Extend to get through the exterior wall of your house,) no integration with a weather service (only manual suspension scene or you can create an automatic weather shortcut with automation), no integration with Alexa or Google Home, opening the battery door is a bit tricky, estimated water consumption is based Time X Flow Rate, rather than an actual hardware reading (estimated Flow Rate is inputted by the user),
BATTERY LIFE TEST:
March 29, 2020, started
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By: Eric from ModernDayTech
MODERN DAY TECH