Review: Iris Smart Home Watering System

Now that it’s finally, truly, almost springtime where I live in Minneapolis, it’s time I got serious about my yard. Experts have told me that watering consistently is the only way to get a lush, green lawn. As I planned a tech-enabled automated watering system, I had visions of strolling across my property like Jason Day assessing his next putt at Augusta , not a single weed in sight.

Iris Smart Home Watering System

8/ 10


Comparatively low cost for the connected hub and the faucet timers. Incredible flexible with the types of sprinklers you can use, where you can water, and how often. Easy install—no digging or mounting.


Some dripping from the faucets will waste water. You might ask a plumber about water pressure issues and how many sprinklers you can run at one time. Additional Iris hardware may be required to shore up your network.

How We Rate

1/ 10 A complete failure in every way 2/ 10 Barely functional; dont buy it 3/ 10 Serious flaws; proceed with caution 4/ 10 Downsides outweigh upsides 5/ 10 Recommended with reservations 6/ 10 A solid product with some issues 7/ 10 Very good, but not quite great 8/ 10 Excellent, with room to kvetch 9/ 10 Nearly flawless, buy it now 10/ 10 Metaphysical product perfection An Orbit Iris Faucet Timer Orbit

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