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From the dirt near your plants, the $100 Edyn Garden Sensor will send you information on moisture, nutrition, light, humidity and temperature.

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Edyn connects to Wi-Fi, so you can check on your plants from anywhere with the free iOS and Android apps.

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Setting up Edyn is simple. Install the app, then press the button on the bottom of the device.

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You'll see the LED above the button blink as it looks for a Wi-Fi signal. The app will walk you through the process, and the sensor will use your phone to find your Wi-Fi network.

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Once it's connected, you can use that button to check on Edyn's battery status. Green means it's good to go.

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After it's up and running, you can stick Edyn's stem into the soil of your garden so it can start taking measurements.

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Edyn's sturdy, and I had no trouble pushing it into the ground.

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The solar panel on top will keep it charged for years.

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Once the sensor is in place, use the app to find your specific plants and add them to your digital garden.

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From there, you can track their growth and see tips for upkeep.

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On the main page of the app, you can see an overview of your sensor's readings and which aspects of plant care need your attention.

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The Edyn Garden Sensor monitors everything vital to a plant's health and sends that info to you wherever you are.

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