Get your lawn under control with the $69 Orbit B-hyve smart sprinkler system

The Orbit B-hyve 6-station controller (opens in new tab) is down to $68.99 on Amazon. It normally sells around $100 and has never dropped this low before.

This Orbit B-hyve 12-station smart sprinkler system controller (opens in new tab) is also on sale for $82.99. It regularly sells right around $120. It has seen a few drops close to $90 but those have all been temporary and never as low as this.

Compare this to the Rachio sprinkler controller, which is the market leader for these sort of devices. An 8-zone Rachio (opens in new tab) is $200. You're getting a lot more value from the Orbit with 6 stations for $69. The Orbit has 4.5 stars based on 765 user reviews (opens in new tab).

Features include:

  • The B-hyve app is fully functional for Android, iOS or web devices, and gives you control wherever you need it. Program your timer on the app, at the timer, or let the weather-based software create a program for you
  • WeatherSense technology provides watering based on site conditions such as slope, soil type, sun/shade, forecast ET and live weather feeds. It automatically adjusts your controller to deliver the right amount of water to your plants
  • Utilize the swing panel for easy access to the angled wiring terminals, which makes wiring simple and convenient, and the plug-and-go line cord that can also be cut for hardwired applications
  • Made in the USA with global materials, the B-hyve comes in a weather-resistant case, allowing you to mount your timer indoors or outdoors without risk of weather damage, and a locking cabinet that keeps your timer safe from harm
  • Integrate your B-hyve timer with use of Catch Cups (Orbit 26250) (opens in new tab) to save up to 50% more water than with traditional controllers. Optimize the way you water, so you can keep everything lush and green without breaking the bank

Get an Alexa device like the Amazon Echo Dot (opens in new tab) to enable voice control.

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John Levite
J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now for Thrifter. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.
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  • Many utility companies offer rebates for switching to sprinkler controllers that automatically delay watering when it rains. If you're thinking about this, it's worth checking with yours to see if they have a rebate and for how much-- in some areas, it could cover the full cost of the unit, making this a no-brainer purchase.