Black & Decker PlantSmart Digital Plant Care Sensor

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Black & Decker PlantSmart Digital Plant Care Sensor | US$60.00 | www.blackanddecker.com
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home gardening gets a boost from technology with this nifty little gadget from Black & Decker. dubbed the PlantSmart, it looks like a cross between a flower (as in a fake flower) and a clinical thermometer. this gadget will tell you what you can grow in your garden, and it will also tell you what’s wrong with your existing plants or how to further improve the conditions, if any.

the sensor has three modes of operations: Recommend Mode, Monitor Mode and Water Mode. in Recommend Mode, the sensor picks up key environmental information and recommends the prefect plant for the environment. the Monitor Mode analyzed current growing conditions and gives advice on how to improve the conditions so that your plants will flourish. in the last mode, the Water Mode, the sensor measures the soil moisture instantly so that you know know exactly went to water the plants.

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the process is simple. just place PlantSmart sensor at any soil area that you want the data to be collected. once placed, the sensor of the PlantSmart will collect data on soil conditions, sunlight, temperature et cetera. after 24 hours, the PlantSmart will be ready for analysis. remove the PlantSmart sensor, and plug it into a web-enabled PC or Mac (with the include USB cable) and you will be taken to a webpage with recommendations. from there, avid gardeners can select the idea plant or plants from PlantSmart database of over 6000 species.

the PlantSmart uses advanced technology as used by NASA on Mars Phoenix Mission and it will work with both Windows and Mac OS X. however, the PlantSmart only works in the USA.

Published by Mike chua

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