What is the difference between the Gen 1 and Gen 2 B-hyve timers?

There are two basic differences in the timer functionality:

  • Gen2 uses Bluetooth for pairing to WiFi. Helps keep the entire experience in the B-hyve App for iOS, Android it’s a little less different. Gen1 uses AdHoc WiFi which takes a step or two more than the Bluetooth. Bluetooth allows the phone to stay connected to the timer while the timer attempts to connect to WiFi, this way the App can be more informative when/if something goes wrong in the WiFi setup.
  • Gen2 has four program slots, ABC&D which can be seen on the Program button and is one of the only ways to tell which is which. The Gen1 version of the indoor/outdoor timer will always have ABC on the PROG button, where the Gen2 will have ABCD.

Some other small differences to note:

  1. The Gen2 timer can act as a Bluetooth to WiFi bridge for our Bluetooth hose faucet timers. Only a feature if you’re using our Bluetooth hose faucet timers.
  2. You can connect to the timer directly via Bluetooth to program it or run manual programs, etc. Only a feature if you are in a location without WiFi. This has a limited range and using cellular or WiFi data is preferable.

Troubleshooting and pairing:

For the GEN 1 indoor/outdoor timer please click here if you are using an iOS device, and here if you are using an Android device.

For the GEN 2 version of the indoor/outdoor timer please click here.

Other than that they are basically the same features-wise.

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