January 04, 2016 19:00 ET

The Garden Gets Smarter With the Next Nest for the Garden

Self-Watering Garden of the Future Is Now a Reality With GreenIQ's New, Feature-Packed Smart Garden Hub

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Jan 4, 2016) - Imagine a garden that doesn't need you to maintain its watering schedule, can improve a plant's health and can even notify you of a pipe burst instantly. IoT startup, GreenIQ, is leading the smart garden revolution, allowing green thumbs to achieve the ultimate self-sufficient smart garden, while saving water and money, by unveiling the next generation of its Smart Garden Hub. GreenIQ also announces its Flow Meter, which enables even more precise water tracking, and that it will be available in-store at the Home Depot, starting January.

Smart Garden Hub Reborn
With a new sleek design and even more features, GreenIQ continues to drive garden innovation with the unveiling of the next generation Smart Garden Hub. Now able to control as many as 16 sprinkler zones, the Hub is the perfect companion for both homeowners as well as professional landscapers. Key benefits include:

  • More Zones, More Control - Never neglect the far back corner of the garden again. Now supporting more zones than ever before, the feature-packed Hub provides homeowners and lawn care professionals complete visibility, helping to automate, remotely control and better care for green spaces, whether it be a small garden or large golf courses, while saving time and dramatically reducing water bills.

  • Water Without Worry - GreenIQ's 3G-enabled Hub, now powered exclusively by AT&T, can manage one to several devices, so garden lovers and lawn professionals can seamlessly choose from cellular or Wi-Fi. With the added connectivity, customers are given freedom when dealing with every task, especially when contending with larger green spaces like golf courses, football fields or business campuses.

Works with GreenIQ
As the only Hub for the outdoors, GreenIQ is launching a new program that paves the path to the ultimate smart garden. The new "Works with GreenIQ" program provides an easy-to-recognize mark on garden gadgets that work in perfect harmony with the Hub. The program will include a full ecosystem of smart devices and sensors such as PlantLink, Parrot's Flower Power and Koubachi as well as Netatmo's Weather Station and Rain Gauge.

"We believe the Hub is the heart of the smart garden. It is our mission to dramatically expand our ecosystem and to be the next Nest for the garden, so with the launch of Works with GreenIQ, we invite other exciting garden gadgets and sensors to integrate with the Hub," said Odi Dahan, founder and CEO of GreenIQ. "We hope to allow lawn lovers to enjoy and feel even more connected to their gardens."

Leading the Connected Garden Revolution at The Home Depot
Walk away with more than just seeds and potting soil this upcoming spring with the Hub's in-store availability at The Home Depot starting January. In preparation for the prime gardening season, GreenIQ is also introducing the first-of-its-kind connected garden bundle, soon to be available online at The Home Depot. The bundle comes with the Hub and three PlantLink sensors, and the bundle practically pays for itself in just a few months with its water-saving. Through PlantLink's highly adaptable and intelligent sensors and catalogue of 50,000 plants, plant lovers will have more accurate plant identification and soil detection so that their leafy friends can flourish.

Easy To Understand Water Consumption Measurement
By measuring water use by volume rather than time, GreenIQ's new Flow Meter helps garden lovers and landscapers to review daily and weekly water consumption, so that they can be more precise in how they better manage water usage, while allowing them to easily detect sprinkler faults or garden system anomalies. As the industry's first volumetric monitor and latest addition to GreenIQ's family of accessories, the Flow Meter will soon be available and can be ordered at the company's website. The Flow Meter is available for both current and new Hubs.

GreenIQ was recently chosen as one of five IoT startups for Best Israeli startup of the year.

Visit GreenIQ at this year's International CES, located at booth #81160 at Eureka Park hall, where it will be flexing its green thumbs and showcasing how its Smart Garden Hub is leading the smart garden revolution.

About GreenIQ
Founded in 2013, GreenIQ is an Internet of Things (IoT) startup that is leading the smart garden revolution. Ideal for home owners, professional gardeners, irrigation companies, commercial real estate and municipalities, GreenIQ's Smart Garden Hub, allows garden lovers and professionals to better control irrigation scheduling based on hyper-local weather information, saving up to 50% on outdoor water consumption. Easy to install, the Hub connects to the Internet via Wi-Fi or 3G, allowing it to be remotely controlled anywhere at any time via GreenIQ's app -- available on Android and iOS. The Hub is the only device that provides a full ecosystem for the outdoors, connecting to a wide variety of smart devices and sensors, including soil moisture sensors from Parrot's Flower Power, Koubachi to PlantLink as well as Netatmo's Weather Station and Rain Gauge, to determine ideal watering conditions. GreenIQ also works with IFTTT, allowing iOS and Android customers to set rules using GreenIQ IFTTT Recipes or personalize their own recipes to create automated triggers or commands to control their entire connected garden domain. GreenIQ is backed by Entree Capital and Gigi Levy among other investors, and its Hub was recognized for the Best of CES 2015 award.