Monday, March 18, 2019

Gardena smart water control gets HomeKit support

Gardena has updated the small garden watering system with HomeKit support for a number of different smart products in the range.

Macerkopf says that it has been beta-testing HomeKit support since the end of last year.

As a beta tester, we have been using HomeKit for Gardena Smart System since the end of last year. Since then, the system has been running very reliably. HomeKit is now available to all Gardena Smart Home users. Your Gardena Smart System Gateway should have already updated automatically. If this is not the case, then you have to manually trigger the update via the Gardena Smart System App. The individual components (sockets, sensors, etc.) must be manually updated with new HomeKit firmware. This is also done via the app.

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Four products get the update:

  • Smart Water Control
  • Smart sensor
  • Smart Irrigation Control
  • Smart Power external socketGardena Smart water control HomeKit

In addition to Siri control, HomeKit support means that you can now have integrated scenes, like switching on external lighting and automatically watering the garden at sunset.

Gardena’s smart watering devices are available on Amazon, but it’s still not available in the UK at the moment.

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Jon Ratcliffe
I am Jon R and the editor of Active JR that covers wearables, fitness tech and smart home. I have a huge passion for technology having worked in the sector for over 18 years in a variety of roles and I like combining this with fitness.My reviews and information will talk about how the product works in reality and not just what the marketing departments want you to think.You can contact Jon on Twitter @ActiveJR1

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