Redesign is not always better Technically, the app does what it has to do: Monitor the sensors and give advice about the required actions to keep the plants alive. The time taken for updating the information is high and if you have a lot of sensors you can better make sure you have at least one cup of coffee near you. And what I miss, and this was available in the old app, is an overview of the required actions for the next week for all plants in just one window.
Terrifying firmware upgrade process keeps failing! Seriously, this firmware upgrade process is absolutely the worst. Even though the device is connected, and I'm not moving, with my phone a meter away from the device, the process still fails constantly after 3 to 4 percent. WTH!
New firmware fixes problem. Updates are fast and the new app UI is a great improvement. Love the new graphs which show the danger levels. Dinged one star as the firmware issue will have bricked FlowerPowers for anyone who doesn't have access to an iOS device to fix. (Side comment: found customer support from "Pogo" to be particularly good - even to the extent of sending me two new devices when mine became flaky).
Was fine, now completely broken Have two Flower Powers which have been working fine for months. Recently updated Android to 7, and Flower Power app at the same time. Can still log into My Garden, and the app can see the two devices, but claims both need a firmware update, which seems to timeout (spends an age at 0%, then says replace battery/move closer). So now can't update firmware or see plant data, so completely useless.
Updates After Firmware update it had soil contact, but after the app update it has no soil contact. Either way I have sent my logs
I am very disappointed of this product; not just the app but also the device. I got this new device 2 days ago, installed the app in my smartphone and it won't connect. Ever. I've been struggling with the device, changing batteries, reinstalling the app, etc. And the most I could do is to update the firmware. I thought that with this update the device/app would work. But it keeps saying "get closer to your flower power" in the live mode when I am at 10 cm from the device. I am going to return this crappy product.
Compatible with the Parrot Pot.
Fix crash at startup.