Ecowitt GW1206 Soil Moisture Sensor & WiFi Gateway

Ecowitt GW1206 Soil Moisture Sensor & WiFi Gateway


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The Ecowitt WH51 Soil Moisture Sensor and GW1200 WiFi gateway makes an ideal starter set for those that wish to monitor soil conditions of their plants - the GW1206. This bundle allows you to expan......

The Ecowitt WH51 Soil Moisture Sensor and GW1200 WiFi gateway makes an ideal starter set for those that wish to monitor soil conditions of their plants - the GW1206. This bundle allows you to expand your equipment over time and build a modular weather station with full internet access and replaces the previous GW1106 model.

The GW1200 WiFi gateway is USB powered and also has builtin temperature, humidity and barometric pressure sensors for indoor readings.  These sensors are on a wired probe so that they can be kept away from sources of heat which would skew readings. The GW1200 can be configured through the Ecowitt App or a web browser so a smart device with an App is optional for the setup. The gateway connects to all the Ecowitt transmitter sensors (listed below) and also IoT devices such as the WFC01 water valve and AC1100 power socket.

This gateway data, along with the Soil Moisture sensor data is uploaded to the Ecowitt service via WiFi and can be viewed on the App, or on the Ecowitt weather website.

Adding primary weather sensors allows you to share your data further afield with free access to the UK MetOffice WoW service, Weather Underground, WeatherCloud and your own web server*

Unlike some other stations, the Ecowitt GW1200 can be expanded with a variety of sensors, click here to view the latest Ecowitt sensor matrix.

    *All of these are available to view in the App, or online via and in the 3rd party websites that support this sensor types. The MetOffice WoW service now supports the first sensor of this type.

    • GW1200 WiFi gateway, 868MHz (UK/EU approved)
    • Cable clip for sensor
    • WH51 soil moisture sensor
    • Instruction manual via electronic download and printed quick start leaflet


    GW1200 WiFi Gateway with USB power

    • 3 Built-in sensors
      • Temperature (-10°C - 60°C; resolution: 0.1°C)
      • Humidity (1% ~ 99%; resolution: 1%; accuracy: ± 5% )
      • Atmospheric pressure sensor (300 – 1,100 hPa ; accuracy: ± 5 hPa)
    • Configure gateway WiFi via web browser
    • Configure additional sensors options via web browser including calibration
    • Control Ecowitt IoT devices with schedules and smart rules
    • Publishes sensor data to Internet based weather services including
      • Ecowitt weather data service:
      • WeatherCloud
      • MetOffice WoW
      • Only sensor data supported by each specific service will be uploaded
    • View historical records from your sensors
    • View all current sensor data on the live dashboard
    • View historical records, and graphs on service website. Historic records can also be exported in Excel format
    • Wireless Range from external sensors: 300ft / 100m (in open areas)
    • 868MHz UK and European frequency
    • GW1200 gateway is USB powered (power supply available separately)

    The manual for the GW1200 WiFi Gateway is available by clicking here.

    WH51 Soil Moisture sensor

    • Moisture Range:0~100%; Resolution: 1%
    • 0%AD setting range:70~200; Initial value:70
    • 100%AD setting range:0%AD+10~1000; Initial value:500
    • Transmission distance in open field: 100m (300 feet)
    • 868MHz UK and European frequency
    • Sensor reporting interval: 70 seconds
    • Power: 1 x AA LR6 Alkaline battery

    A copy of the WH51 Soil Moisture sensor manual is available by clicking here.

      Important Tip:

      1. Do not push the sensor into stoney or rocky soil. If the soil is too hard and dry, the sensor can easily be damaged.
      2. Design for testing soil ONLY.
      3. It is recommended to totally insert the sensor into the soil and keep it in place for 2 to 3 minutes to get an accurate reading.

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        UK Shipping & Delivery

        • Economy Delivery (£4.70 or free on orders over £80) 2 to 6 working days
        • Standard Delivery (£5.90) 1 to 2 days for mainland UK
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