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I decided to try the Blumat moisture meter for $90 and after purchasing i realized that all it does is give me a moisture reading but no data to look at and compare like the Ecowitt WH51 does. So, I cancelled that order and bought the Ecowitt WH51 sensors and WiFi Gateway so I can track the moisture from wherever I am in the world as well as get alerts when moisture levels get below the indicated level. I know that Jeremy recommends to keep the moisture between 25 and the 45%, but at 25% I still had plenty of moisture towards the middle and lower half of the pot because I also have these cheap XLUX meters that are surprisingly very accurate and very close-effective but there is no data that gets recorded. So whenever both my pots got to 25% I checked with my XLUX meter and like I said the middle and the lower half of the pot still had plenty of moisture in them so for me it looks like 20% is when it's time to water my plants. So for me the target is 35%, but I have my alerts set up for 22% and once it gets the 22% I get an email and a notification message in the app letting me know that the soil reached 22% moisture level. Very useful, however, for my 20 gallon pots that are 15 in tall I just can't see these sensors being useful like the XLUX new model the 16-in long probe which I also purchased but after speaking to Ecowitt a couple of days ago on November 2nd 2023 they told me that there is a new WH51L model coming out with a 1 meter long cable/probe sometime in November. I…
Unreliable and glitchy.
Started out ok but then the meters started giving off random readings and even said the soil was at 35 for a week straight when I came in to find a plant completely wilted because the soil was bone dry.
Can’t make adjustments/calibrations to the meters without having a math degree and understanding calculus to read the formula in the manual.
No longer trust any of the meters to give an accurate reading.
So sorry you are having issues!! This is the first time out of thousands that we have heard of and we would be happy to help troubleshoot or replace.
I added 4 more Ecowitt Sensors to my grow tents. I had an original set of 4 with the gateway. It handles up to 8 sensors. They are great a monitoring my soil moisture from anywhere on my phone. I think these are Great.