Solid, Sleek and Quiet – Meet the Redesigned, Re-engineered Eve Aqua
Eve Systems, the renowned innovator in the global smart home industry, today announced the third generation of Eve Aqua, its award-winning smart irrigation controller with Apple HomeKit technology. The Eve Aqua smart water controller activates your irrigation system via your iPhone, Siri, or the onboard button, and shuts off automatically. Set schedules quickly in the Eve app, and let Eve Aqua take care of watering your garden and patio plants – automatically without requiring an internet connection, a bridge, or a gateway. Eve Aqua is also a part of Eve’s world-leading portfolio of products that support HomeKit over Thread, leveraging a HomePod mini or the new Apple TV 4K to make your smart home more responsive and robust.
Stunning, Strong, and Silent
The new Eve Aqua builds on its predecessor by incorporating new design choices both internally and externally that add to form and function. The completely redesigned Eve Aqua brandishes a space grey body and matte black front. It replaces previous onboard mechanisms with a brass faucet connector and magnetic valve to ensure improved durability, better leak protection, and near-silent operation.
“Eve Aqua looks gorgeous and makes smart gardening easy, safe and joyful,” says Jerome Gackel, CEO, Eve Systems. “Thread eliminates the need for a digital bridge, while the brass faucet adapter ensures a rock-solid physical connection. And of course, our beautiful Eve app brings it all together, making scheduling, and monitoring consumption, a breeze.”
Enjoy Your Garden
Eve Aqua is compatible with all popular hose systems and multi-channel water distributors such as Gardena – plus it offers 7 watering periods. It converts your standard outdoor faucet into a smart water outlet, allowing you to keep your grass green and your plants happy and healthy – even while you’re away.
Ready for the Smart Home of the Future
The new generation of Eve Aqua is one of 14 products in the Eve portfolio to support Thread, a technology that is a pillar of Matter – the smart home standard of the future. Thread-enabled Eve products – including Eve Aqua – will receive free over-the-air firmware updates so you can use them with other Matter ecosystems like Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, or Samsung SmartThings. This technology makes your smart home faster, more reliable, and increases its reach: Simply position a Full Thread Device, such as Eve Energy, as close as possible to your Eve Aqua. Eve Energy will then act as a router and relay data packets from Eve Aqua. This way, Eve Aqua is always in reach – anywhere in your garden.
- Requirements: iPhone or iPad with the latest version of iOS/iPadOS; controlling this HomeKit-enabled product automatically and away from home requires a HomePod or an Apple TV (4th generation or later) as a home hub; notifications away from home require a home hub
- Thread: 3⁄4 in
- IPX4 Water Resistance
- UV Protection
- Power: 2x Replaceable AA Batteries
- Wireless Connection: Bluetooth Low Energy, Thread
Pricing & Availability
The third generation of Eve Aqua is available today for USD $149.95 / CAD $219.95 from the Eve Store and later from Amazon and the Apple Store online.
Thread technology is specifically developed for smart home applications to improve connectivity between products. Now, HomeKit devices can communicate not only using Wi-Fi or Bluetooth but also using Thread. The big difference with this technology is that Thread creates a mesh network. Within this, lights, thermostats, outlets, sensors, and more can also talk to each other free of the constraint of having to go through a central hub, such as a bridge. That’s because a Thread network doesn’t need one. If a single device fails, the data packets are simply relayed to the next in the mesh.
Matter is a new smart home protocol developed jointly by Amazon, Apple, Google, Eve, and many other manufacturers to eliminate incompatibilities in the smart home once and for all. Matter-certified products are a breeze to integrate into your smart home. Your entire family can control your home via a smartphone or voice assistant effortlessly using any device they choose. That’s because Matter doesn’t mind if you use an iPhone, Android device, Alexa-enabled smart speaker, Google Assistant, or Siri.
Eve does not operate a manufacturer cloud, enabling a smart home that is 100% private. Eve does not harvest your personal data by forcing you to set up an account or registering your products. All communications is fully encrypted and only transferred directly between your Eve product and iPhone, iPad or home hub. Your data will never be analyzed or used for advertising purposes – because it simply isn’t accessible to anyone but you.