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skydrop™ Sprinkler Controller

5.00 out of 5
(7 customer reviews)

$299.00

With its intuitive simplicity, the skydrop™ smart sprinkler controller takes the guesswork out of watering.

SKU: SDCRW1.0.

Product Description

With its intuitive simplicity, the skydrop™ smart sprinkler controller takes the guesswork out of watering. Using hyper-local weather data to learn how much water your yard needs—based on real-time precipitation, humidity, temperature, wind, solar radiation, slope, and soil condition—it intelligently adjusts so you don’t have to. You can also monitor or adjust at any time from your smartphone or computer. Save water, time and money with skydrop.

Additional Information

Weight 2.8 lbs
Dimensions 11 x 4.875 x 4 in

7 reviews for skydrop™ Sprinkler Controller

  1. Jim
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I have experienced incredible customer and product support from Matt and Mack at Skydrop.

    When it appeared that my first Skydrop was faulty, Matt immediately sent out a new product and return shipping documents. When the second unit did the same thing, we knew it wasn’t Skydrop’s fault or failure. It was something with my installation or system. Until then, Matt had been responding to my e-mails, often within minutes and at very late hours. When we saw that it was not a problem with Skydrop, instead of dumping the problem back on me, Matt and Mack spent nearly 2 hours on the phone with me to methodically trouble-shoot what was wrong with my setup. And even after it looked like I would need to call a local professional, Matt and Mack discussed my situation, called me back and THAT fixed the problem. My DOCTOR doesn’t even do that!

    Thorough, professional, patient, genuinely interested. And the real source of the problem was MY connection error — largely as a result of a very messy setup by my local installer many years ago.

    Now that Skydrop is working for me, I find it to be an awesome device. If it weren’t for the sloppy setup I had before, setup would have been very quick and easy. While it may take a little bit more than the 10 minutes Skydrop claims, it isn’t more than 20 minutes. The directions are simple and they will work. My messy setup was very unique; most installations should be quick and easy — even if the user is, like me, not a handyman kind of person.

    The product is great and I can’t rave about the support enough. Thank you Matt and Mack for your exceptional support and Skydrop for making a really great product.

  2. Bart
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Skydrop is AWESOME. Here in Dallas, we are experiencing a drought and with Skydrop, I’m able to squeeze every drop of water out of our very tight watering restrictions. So, when rain does come, Skydrop is smart enough to hold off and water only when needed.

    Installation of the unit was pretty straight forward. I replaced a very confusing RainBird system with the stylishly simple Skydrop unit. Instead of two big ugly boxes hanging on my garage wall (I had their latest “ESP” sensing system as part of a brand new house), I now have a very sleek-looking Skydrop unit. One quick glance at it’s comforting green glow lets me know it’s connected to the cloud and ready to coordinate my watering schedule with what rain is on the way (which hasn’t been much this summer).

    Initially, there were some issues with getting the correct “Next Estimated Watering” to correctly report, but a quick shout out to support and the issue was fixed the next day. I’ve also just participated on the beta test of the latest app (which is very elegant and well-though out). I’m very excited for the much-improved history report that shows when and how much water (both from rain and sprinklers) has been received though out a week. Other enhancements are going to ensure that I have complete and total control of my irrigation system regardless of where I am.

  3. Chris Hardy
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I am a technology buff and had actually invested in a kickstarter project that was looking to do the same thing that SkyDrop was looking to do. After looking at both products, I found that SkyDrop was a much more feature rich product. I continued to compare the two products and soon I was getting a hold of the other company, asking for a refund, and putting my money into a the SkyDrop product.

    Now that I’ve had mine for several months I don’t know how I would give it up. I have seen a decrease in the amount I’m paying to my Utilities. I can see how much water the lawn is getting, and testing each zone is a breeze. I no longer have to worry about some zones being over watered and others being dry as a bone.

    SkyDrop seems dedicated to increasing the device and mobile soft are as well. This allows me to see continued refinement of the product as problems as found. This is very important to me, and this dedication on SkyDrops part, to it’s customers is not lost on me.

    Overall, I can’t recommend it enough. Take a look at the product and determine for yourself if it helps you with your watering need.

  4. Todd
    5 out of 5

    :

    I purchased my Skydrop controller almost 3 months ago. I wanted to use if a few months prior to sharing my review. I love a green healthy lawn … but living in Texas make it tough to achieve green lawns with the hot summers and high water costs. I purchased the Skydrop controller to help my keep costs down and keep my lawn green. The controller was fairly easy to install. I watched and then copied the online installation video and had no issues. My wires are a thicker gauge than many homes which made it a bit of a tight fit to pull them through the controller. That being said, I would still call it an easy installation. The set up was also easy and only took me a few minutes. Skydrop asks for some basic info about your zones (slope, sun exposure, grass vs shrubs etc .. ) and then it is ready to go. I am loving Skydrop so far. The smart technology figures out when and how much water is needed in each zone. When we had a good rain storm my sprinklers did not kick on for almost a week. No more watering on rainy days. No more guessing if I am over or under watering. I installed this towards the end of the summer and am very pleased with the results thus far. I expect to see a significant drop in my water bills next summer.

  5. Sean Burrows
    5 out of 5

    :

    This is by far the best sprinkler controller on the market. Unlike the competition you can manage your sprinkler from the actual box, you don’t have to go get online or use another device like your iPhone, but you CAN. So it is the best of both worlds. Not to mention that the device is actually smart. It adjusts your watering according to rainfall, so you don’t have to waste water when it is raining or even have to think about it. This thing can detect water valve issues where they arise as well. You can even set the type of terrain certain watering zones are on (flat, slope, etc,) and it will adjust watering cycles accordingly so the maximum amount of water soaks into the ground and run-off / waste is minimized. It takes all the thinking out of watering, eliminates all waste; not to mention that it just looks really cool. Buy it!

  6. tony
    5 out of 5

    :

    Nice unit, the only wifi unit I was able to locate that let me use a main valve as well as zones, ( this enables me to release the water at the end of the season, without blowing out the valves with the compressor). This first one arrived, it booted up properly, however when I mounted it on the wall I had issues. called customer support late on a Sunday night , to my surprise a real person answered and walked me steps to reset the unit. This did not work, so within two days a new unit arrived and is working fine. I found this to be a very nice unit for the price with great features, if you are reading this review and doing your research like I did before buying a unit , purchase this one

  7. Bob Asterita
    5 out of 5

    :

    This is a product that the homeowner needed for a long time. If you have ever made adjustments or repairs to your sprinkler heads then they know the routine: (1) Run to the garage turn on zone one. (2) Run back to look at the water output to find a broken head. (3) Run back to the garage and shut off zone one. (4) Go back and fix the head. (5)Run back to the garage turn zone 1 back on. (6) Back to the head to see if the fix was right, I am sure you can feel the fustration by now. Skydrop saved me time by standing there hitting my iphone and watching the zone turn on without running back and forth, to me it was already worth the money. My time is valuable and the time I saved is priceless. I only had it for a short time but it worked exactly as advertised. I cannot validate the accuracy regarding the savings of water at this time due to the short period that I’ve owned skydrop. If it does save the money because th plants, bushes and trees receive the correct amount of water that they need, then this is just icing on the cake. I will recommend this to all my family and friends!

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