If you’re like so many people who love the warmth and vitality that plants add to an aesthetic but you tend to kill anything green that comes your way, then prepare to fall in love with this new gadget/app combination that lets you connect with nature in the most literal sense.
FYTA Beam is a new smart plant sensor that allows you to essentially get text messages from your plants about their overall health and happiness. All of you have to do is insert the little sensor into your plant baby and download an app, then you’ll get updates on the plant’s moisture, nutrition levels, light intensity, soil fertility, and temperature.
And not only does the gadget give you all of the information you need to make even the most finicky plants happy, but it also makes it cute. Rather than a regular old alert about a problem, you’ll get messages like, “I’m freezing” and “ouch, it’s too bright here.” And if things are all good, it’ll let you know with messages like, “I’m lovin’ the spot” and “it’s all good.”
Additionally, you can create a profile for your plant and the app will give you all of the information you need to keep that particular plant thriving. Each profile you make will be added to a virtual garden that allows you to easily keep track of all of your plants’ needs.
If you’re not sure what kind of plants you have, the app has you covered on that front too. The extensive digital library allows you to search for different plants based on images and characteristics so that you can be sure you’re giving your plant friend the precise care that it needs.
Going out of town? Then you can use the FYTA Base, which connects to your home’s WiFi and stores all of your plant’s info in the all-powerful cloud. You can then let your plant’s caregiver know exactly what it needs or directly send them the report.
The app also provides easy-to-follow tutorials to help you be a better plant parent. For instance, you can learn how to make plant babies AKA propagate, how to safely repot a cactus, and tips for increasing your home’s humidity.
In order for this app to be as helpful as it can be, though, the developers need your help. FYTA Beam currently has a Kickstarter campaign that you can support to help finance the tools needed for mass production, different casing designs, and varying lengths of soil probes to suit different-sized plants. Once this gadget hits the market, which is projected to happen in December of this year, you'll never have to worry about killing a plant again.
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