The Austrian startup helloplant set out to help people without a green thumb as well as the play-it-safe cacti owners, to perfectly take care of their plants. helloplant, the smart plant sensor, is now available on Kickstarter for for €19.
Watering or no watering? More or less sun? What is the right temperature? Is it time to fertilize? helloplant takes optimal care of your plant. The precise plant sensor measures soil moisture, light intensity, ambient and soil temperature. The smart gadget keeps an eye on these parameters and sends you notifications when to get active.
The helloplant sensor knows when your plant needs something and sends you notifications to your smartphone. Through beacon technology you don’t even need to open the app to get informed. Due to the water resistant and robust design, helloplant can be used indoors and outdoors.
In order to start, just place your helloplant sensor in your planter, take a picture of your plant and name it in the app. Add some basic information from the plant’s tag, and you are good to go. The battery lasts for minimum a year and can be easily replaced. helloplant uses Bluetooth low-energy and doesn’t need Internet. An additional WiFi hub is available, if you want to check your plant’s condition from the distance or integrate it to a smart home solution. An Amazon Echo Alexa skill will be available too. This way, you could send your neighbors, family or friends watering only if it is really necessary.
Check out the Kickstarter video below to learn more: