I'll give it a 5. Does what I want. But always room for improvement. Tech team responsive. Update 3/21/17...still a five. Team very responsive. Very satisfied.
Google home plans?
Terrible app. No longer works on my LG G2 Pro, Android 4.4.2. So now the Blossom sprinkler controller is useless. I just bought an Orbit B-hyve which has dials & buttons as well as phone app. Learned my lesson. Don't waste your money on this device & crappy app.
Great app and system. Just wish they would now add Google Home.
Would be great if it didn't water the grass while it was raining!
So convenient and easy to program. I love how it responds to weather.
Great job on the update! Cpl comments and the app would be perfect for me, I would like the app to allow me to type the duration of the zone cycle instead (or along with) the slider, the slider time goes in increments of 3 min, if I typed the duration I have the exact time I want. Second comment is since the week is obv an odd # of days, please add an option to water "every 2 days, or "every 3 days" or "every other day" instead of just only repeated days.. thanks!
The additional feature I would really like to have is allow us to run multiple, user selected, zones simultaneously. This would allow me to better match water flow to my pump's performance curves for peak efficiency. It would also drastically reduce the overall watering time. Otherwise, this is a great product and app.
It's not quite as responsive to real-time rain info watering when it just rained. Needs switch to "deactivate" one or all zones rather than having to tell it not to water on any day of the week so I have to then manually undo. Also, needs to know type of turf so it takes that into account in calculating irrigation (e.g., #/week, dormant season, etc.) Improving... but still needs work. STILL NEEDS TO PROVIDE BETTER ACCESS TO INFORMATION... AND ACCESS THROUGH THE WEB.
iConservo September 1, 2016Hi Michael, We release a major upgrade a few weeks ago. It provides a lot more granular data. Please let us know what you think of it. http://blog.myblossom.com/blog/new-blossom-app-available
New version so much better! I was an early adopter. I was actively shopping around for a replacement wifi controller due to the general lack of features and general apathy from Blossom. I have to say the new version is finally what I've been looking for. The back button FINALLY works and you can actually tell what your controller is doing. It was unfortunately a long time coming, but it really is worth it now!
iConservo September 1, 2016Hi Jamie, We appreciate your feedback. We will continue to add features and polish our app and service and your input will help us in setting priorities. Thanks.
Great improvements. Love the watering now screen showing what is happening and low long each zone and cycler are.
iConservo September 1, 2016Thanks for the feedback, we have more good things coming. Stay tuned!!!
App is much better in this release Back button works! You get 5 stars when you don't water after it just rained
iConservo September 1, 2016Hi Nate, Thanks for the feedback. Just as you can see major upgrades on our app, we have done tons of work on gathering and validating rainfall data and rainfall forecasts. We continue to put resources on this to make sure we can get your 5th star here. Cheers.
Needs more development Just got the controller and installed today. Looks nice, simple interface, but needs a lot more features. Weather accuracy is suspect, a simple override would be great, because rain, at least here, is highly local, rain in the area means my grass is dead. Maybe use weather radar as the data source. Short term, just let us swipe to ignore. Also, zones are very different, should have a few more options. Should access local watering restrictions and set base program from that.
iConservo September 1, 2016Hi Vince, Thanks for the input. We are looking at a adding some of the functions you mention. In the meantime, if you we would like to cancel one day in your watering schedule, you can block that specific day in the monthly calendar. In terms of weather data, we plan to add more data sources and continue to improve the resolution for rainfall. Txs
App needs to be more accurate. Weather on the app is not always accurate. I have had several days of no rain and Blossom never watered the grass and I would need to run as a manual override. It would be nice to have some more nerd buttons. Like the ability to be asked if I want to override the blossom smart watering. Also, it would be nice to see what weather blossom. Is looking and let the user verify the accuracy of the weather location and actual weather that is currently happening.
iConservo September 1, 2016Thanks a lot for the input. We are looking at an over-ride button for the upcoming smart-watering cycle and continually work on better weather data integration and validation.
Not worth the trouble "Smart watering does not work" and if the network connection is lost no watering occurs. Once a month last three months a call to technical support will be needed to reset the controller and re-connect it. Except for two cycles I had to water manually for the past 8 weeks. Will definitely save money on water because your sprinklers will not be running! Speaking of running, run away from this product as fast as you can!
Run Sprinklers Would like to see the "Run Sprinklers" function save the last settings instead of re-entering times for all of the zones you want to run next time. Will re-rate once done.
iConservo September 1, 2016Hi Dan, We have identified your suggestion as one of the features you will see in upcoming releases. Thanks for the suggestion.
iConservo September 1, 2016Hi Ljupco, We did a major update a few weeks ago. Please let us know what you think of it. http://blog.myblossom.com/blog/new-blossom-app-available
What we've been waiting for! Thank you so much for adding in soak cycles!! I'm in a heavy clay soil area and my first year using the blossom didnt help establish a deep root system. This will be great!!! Now if we could fix some if the ios-to-android port issues (like using the android back button) I'd say we are getting close to complete!
Still waiting... Pretty weak update. Can't believe that's what we've waited a year for. Have you guys read the comments section? SMH.
iConservo September 1, 2016Hi Ryan, We hope you have had a chance to look at the latest update and our blog on it. Please let us know what you think of it when you have some time. http://blog.myblossom.com/blog/new-blossom-app-available Cheers,
iConservo September 1, 2016Thank you Alan!!! Let us know what you think of the latest update when you have some time. http://blog.myblossom.com/blog/new-blossom-app-available
This application lack functionality When i read the description of the product and smart watering explanation i was expecting to be able to select weather station closest to my home. How do I know which is Blossom using? Also, the application could calculate an approximate of water saved. I am ready to return it and buy a Rachio. Sorry Blossom.
Needs more timer settings Would be great if I could have it run 2 times per day on 2 days a week. My city limits watering due to drought conditions. Would like to split the auto watering to before sunrise and after sunset to eliminate any runoff and get better saturation on my watering days. Seems like a common request in the feedback. Is anything being done on this?
Navigation is frustrating Just discovered I can't schedule multiple runs a day. However, phone support was very responsive to this need and assured me it's coming. Other than this, navigating in the app is a bit unintuitive. The fact the back button isn't used to actually go back in the app is pretty annoying.
Getting better with each release. Can you guys add the functionality to water for different durations on different days? For example... I'd like to water zone 1 for 10 mins one day and 5 minutes the next. and back to 10 the next, etc. Thanks for your hard work. Also, I backed away from your smart watering programming when it was buggy last year, need to give that another shot.
So Smart it's Dumb I've been looking forward to a wifi sprinkler system for a long time. I had high hopes for the Blossom but thus far have been disappointed by the functionality of the app. It's spring and I'm trying to grow some new grass and run the sprinklers for a short period a few times a day, but this is not possible with the Blossom, only once a day. Huh? Also, it rained today and the smart watering did not pick up on it...but the app has no manual way to pause the sprinklers. I'm waiting for long overdue app update
Keep developing! Has promising future if the app is actually developed into what is hinted at. ANDROID app doesn't use the back button, which shows it was built for iPhone with little regard for the os most widespread (!?). Functionality could be easily expanded. Nice hardware, app needs work.
Thank you for using Blossom! We've got some new features for you...
- "Alexa, tell Blossom to water my plants." That's right, we've added Alexa Integration! Now it's easier than ever to water your lawn.
- Hibernation mode lets you turn your Blossom off for the winter, and wake it up again in the spring.
- You can now save manual watering sessions to run again later.
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