I love all smart and connected planters because I can not keep a living being alive, but they also seem to keep failing. Parrot tried a smart pot with his Parrot Pot, which was discontinued. Another company, Edyn, launched a successful Kickstarter campaign and later a partnership with Home Depot, but now it seems to be struggling. Even so, companies want to keep trying to make smart planters. Click & Grow sells a group of different interior planters with timed lights and water tanks. Oh, and of course, patented floor pods for users to plant. Do you remember this live Circuit Breaker show?
Now, a company called Grow has announced its first product, Grow Duo. It is a large pot for outdoor use that comes with a complementary iOS / Android application, a humidity sensor for the floor, temperature sensors for the floor and outdoor air, and a light sensor for the sun. It connects to the hose of a user, so there is no need to water the plants; your automatic sprinklers take care of that. You can use your own seeds, although the company also sells "seed leaves" that eventually disintegrate. I accompanied Paul and Nilay through a full demonstration at Circuit Breaker Live this week, so look up for more information. I love the idea of the Grow Duo; I just hope he succeeds in a business that has not been successful in the past.