The Orbit 62001 Digital Watering Timer is one of those little gadgets that just make you wonder why you have gone so long without owning one. This little programmable box allows you to easily program your water hose to turn on and off on a schedule that you set. Definitely a review of one of the best water timers for hoses.
You want easy? It doesn’t get much easier than using this water timer. Not only is it easy to use, but its easy to install. You simply screw it on just like you would screw on your hose.
This tool is battery operated, it takes a couple of 9 Volt batteries. Reading the reviews you can see a couple of people mentioned that their batteries lasted anywhere between 9 months and 1 full year.
Orbit 62001 Hose Timer Product Features
- Easy to install to any outdoor hose faucet;
- Battery-operated automatic water;
- Standard 3/4-inch and 3/4-inch BSP (international);
- Water-resistant design;
- Removable controller can be programmed.
Orbit 62001 – Installation Tutorial
IMPORTANT: Read The Installation and User’s Guide Before Using.
Why Do You Need A Digital Water Timer For Your Hose?
Ease of Use
You can use this with any watering or sprinkler system that uses a standard hose size. This timer is programmable, so you can set the unit to be activated at certain hours of the day. For example, when the morning sun is rising or when the night sets in. You can program this unit to tailor your watering system to the needs of your plants or lawn.
You can organize when your plants or lawn will be watered. If you are going away for the weekend or on a family trip, there is no need to worry about your plants or garden. No need to ask or pay neighbors to take care of your watering. With multiple units, you can create watering zones, if you wanted to have one patch of vegetables watered in the morning and another watered at night. Completely independent and automatic.
The Orbit 62001 Hose Timer allows your plants to get the same amount of water in every watering. This gives you consistent results. Many times for young plants, they may need to be watered with a small amount of water many times a day. This is an excellent chance to program your hose timer to do the work for you. Without the timer, you may be tempted to over water the plants to compensate. This can lead to root damage and soil that is depleted of nutrients. You also save on your water bill by using only amount of water that is required.