Koubachi grows its gardening range with new professional Wi-Fi Plant Sensor
Plant Sensor Pro allows gardeners to monitor the health of plants
Zurich, 30 September 2014 – Koubachi, the plant care expert, today launches its next generation of plant sensors, the Plant Sensor Pro, designed for professional gardeners to accurately determine the health and vitality of plants. Also being launched is Koubachi’s second-generation versions of the indoor and outdoor plant sensor device, Plant Sensor 2. New features include soil temperature, artificial light measurement, with the Outdoor and Pro versions featuring the weather forecast integration. Koubachi’s Plant Sensors are available to buy now from store.koubachi.com and online partners.
The Plant Sensor Pro uses Wi-Fi technology that enables users to monitor and access detailed data from anywhere. The data can be viewed as graphs and the raw data is also available for download.
Working with the free iOS and Android compatible Koubachi App, the Indoor and Outdoor plant sensors identify the plant’s needs and send care instructions to the gardener’s smartphone, tablet or computer at the right time to let them know when the plant needs watering, fertilising or attention. Moreover, the new Outdoor sensor also includes a weather forecast integration feature that takes into account if there is a high-probability of rain. The user will only be notified if the plant needs watering and there is no rain on the way. The Koubachi App database is continuously updated with care information for unusual plants and with its Plant Finder feature, gardeners can identify unknown plant species.
With 77 per cent of Brits now keen gardeners, everyone seems to want thriving and healthy plants. We’ve been developing the new Wi-Fi Plant Sensors 2 for more than a year incorporating many additional functions such as soil temperature and Plant Finder feature, and learning from the feedback given from users of the first generation sensors,” said, Dr. Philipp Bolliger, CEO and founder of Koubachi.
Based in Zurich, the Swiss company has been developing the Koubachi Wi-Fi Plant Sensors and compatible apps for gardeners worldwide since 2009. The products provide users with valuable information for the maintenance of plants. The Koubachi App was launched in 2010, with the first Wi-Fi Plant Sensor launched in 2012. Previously part of ETH Zurich, the company now has ten employees.