Parrot Flower Power: iPhone App Monitors Plant Health

If you struggle with plant care, Parrot, primarily recognized for its AR.Drone quadricopter, is launching a new gadget named Flower Power that aims to simplify the upkeep of your plants via an iOS device.

Revealed at CES, this probe-like device is placed into the plant’s soil and tracks vital parameters such as moisture levels, sunlight exposure, temperature, and nutrient presence.

This data is transmitted via Bluetooth Smart to a cloud server, and then relayed to your smartphone, alerting you when your plant needs water, nutrients, or a change in position to better catch the light.

After specifying your plant type in the app, it fetches care instructions from a comprehensive database.


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