Orbit 21004 B-hyve Smart Water Timer Review


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9.5/10 (Expert Score)
Product is rated as #4 in category Smart Sprinkler Controllers
While it's got a complicated app and setup process, the Orbit B-hyve smart faucet will keep your plants watered.
  • Works with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa
  • Lots of customization features
  • Works with Android and iOS
  • Fast installation
  • Lots of programming options
  • Adjusts for weather conditions
  • Involved setup process
  • Somewhat confusing app
  • Lacks detailed historical water usage reporting
  • Does not support IFTTT or third-party integrations

What is Orbit 21004 B-hyve Smart Water Timer?

The B-hyve smart hose faucet timer with Wi-Fi hub gives you complete control over hose faucet watering from your smart device through the free B-hyve App for maximum irrigation control over each zone of your lawn or garden. The Wi-Fi connection allows you to make changes to your programming from anywhere and allows the timer to receive instant weather updates to optimize water usage. With instant updates, the timer will adjust the watering scheduling delivery to avoid wasting water with the added benefit of saving on your water bill.

Design and Features

  • Smart Control: The B-hyve app gives you control and programs the timer wherever you need it, from anywhere at any time.
  • Voice Control: Works with Google Assistant, and Amazon Alexa to control it with though voice commands.
  • Smart Watering: Weather sense technology provides watering based on site conditions such as slope, soil type, sun/shade, and historical and live weather feeds it automatically adjusts your controller to deliver the right amount of water to your plants.
  • Certified: B-hyve is certified for the rigorous Water-Sense testing protocols, ensuring it will save you water.
  • Flow Meter: The built-in flow meter allows you to track water usage, and can be measured by gallons or by time ideal for all kinds of applications, including washing your car, watering plants, gardening filling your pool, and greenhouse/hydroponics. 
  • Instant Notifications: The timer will also alert you when the water is turned off when the timer should be watering.
  • Easy To Install: Setup is very straightforward and simple just download the B-hyve app and create an account, then install your timer at your hose faucet, then program your timer in minutes.
  • Hyper-Local Precision: B-hyve controls watering based on your property attributes and the current high-precision local weather data.
  • Drought Tolerant: You can customize B-hyve drought settings to understand the levels of drought in your area and adjusts automatically.
  • Weatherproof: The B-hyve Smart Hose Watering Timer is IP60 certified and it can withstand extreme weather which makes it perfect for outdoors like a yard or garden.
  • WeatherSense® Technology: It will automatically shut off the timer in the rain, increase the water on sunny days, and decreases it in colder weather.
  • B-hyve Network Meshing: Combined with the network meshing to control one or multiple timers with the B-hyve app.

What’s in The Box

  • Orbit 21004 B-hyve
  • User Guide

Setup and Installation

Orbit Application

Orbit 21004 B-hyve Smart Water Timer Review

Specification: Orbit 21004 B-hyve Smart Water Timer Review

Product Dimensions

2.9 x 6.44 x 8.7 inches

Item Weight

1.03 pounds



Country of Origin


Item model number


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer


Assembly Required


Warranty Description

2 years.

Batteries Required


Included Components

BHyve SmartSprink Timer

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