Take soil measurements anywhere for those applications not requiring a permanent soil monitoring system. Your Apple or Android device communicates wirelessly with the HydraGO S using bluetooth.
Simply insert the probe into the soil, and tap the “Sample” button in the HydraMon app. The app will display soil moisture content, temperature, conductivity, and dielectric permittivity on-screen for immediate viewing. The date and time of each measurement is recorded along with the soil measurement data and the GPS location measured by your smartphone’s GPS receiver.
All data can be saved and emailed as a .CSV file for analysis in Excel. Notes and location names can be added to the data records.
The HydraGO S features a rugged, engineered resin housing that contains a rechargeable battery good for a full day’s heavy use. It comes with a detachable ergonomic pole so it can be inserted without bending over.
The HydraGO S uses the same patented soil sensor as the HydraProbe.
|Battery type||Rechargeable NiMH battery, 3.6 V / 300 mAh|
|Housing||Anodized aluminum with an acetal endpiece|
|Operating temperature||14°F to 149°F (-10°C to +65°C)|
|Soil probe||Stevens HydraProbe (ratiometric dielectric coaxial impedance)|
|Soil tine assembly||Marine grade stainless steel|
|Parameters measured||Soil moisture, temperature, bulk electrical conductivity, dielectric permittivities|
|Dimensions||Adjustable—70 cm to 153 cm including both the hiking pole and the sensor body
Sensor body is 20 cm in length including tines, 7.5 cm in diameter at the top of the main body
|Moisture||Range: From completely dry to fully saturated (from 0% to 100% of saturation)
Accuracy: ± 0.01 WFV for most soils, ± ≤0.03 max for fine textured soils*
|Bulk electrical conductivity||Range: 0 to 1.5 S/m
± 2.0% or 0.02 S/m whichever is typically greater*
|Real dielectric permittivity (isolated)||Range: 1 to 80 where 1 = air, 80 = distilled water
|Temperature||Range: -10°C to +60° C
Accuracy: ± 0.3° C
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