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Orbit 62061Z -1 Outlet Hose Watering Timer, Green (1 Outlet) Hose Timer : Patio, Lawn & Garden

(60 customer reviews)


About this item Watering frequency from every 6 hrs up to every 7th day Watering duration from 1 to 240 minutes Rain delay options of 24, 48, or 72 hours Manual watering without interrupting programing Install quickly with swivel connection; Durable, weather resistant construction

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From the manufacturer

Hose Faucet Timers

Turn your hose faucet into a programmed sprinkler system

No more dead plants because you forgot to water them. No more soggy lawns because you forgot to turn the water off. Just set the timer and go! Don’t forget you’re saving water and saving money on your watering bill.


This timer features simple, easy installation and programming. There is no need for tools. Just set the start time, watering duration and frequency. Plus, the timer retains the program while changing battery. The large, easy to read dial and LCD screen makes programming easy as ABC!

  • Easy to set and use
  • Large easy-to-read digital display
  • Watering frequency from every 6 hrs up to every 7th day
  • Watering duration from 1 to 240 minutes
  • Durable, weather resistant construction
  • Manual watering without interrupting programing

Timed Watering

No more over- or under-watering with timed and programmed watering.

Manual Watering

A manual button allows instant faucet use without interrupting your set program.

Rain Delay

Built-in rain delay pauses your programmed schedule for 24, 48 or 72 hours.

Conserves Water

Programmed on/off times saves water and are perfect for drought and non-drought conditions.

Single-Outlet Digital Timer

2-Outlet Digital Timer

3-Outlet Digital Timer

Product Dimensions

6.69 x 3.11 x 10.24 inches

Item Weight

0.01 ounces





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4.3 4.3 out of 5 stars

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4.3 out of 5 stars

Best Sellers Rank

#1,070 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden) #1 in Watering Timers

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer


60 reviews for Orbit 62061Z -1 Outlet Hose Watering Timer, Green (1 Outlet) Hose Timer : Patio, Lawn & Garden

  1. TSS

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Super basic and easy. Works great

    I’ve had this timer for over six months and I am very happy with the ease and durability.

  2. M. Wegner

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very simple, reliable watering timer

    Works very well. I especially like that I don’t need to re-read the instructions every time I change a setting. I bought one and liked it so well that later I bought another.

  3. Chris

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy to Use

    I bought two of these and had one fail after about a week – it had rained and the seal was bad, so it was full of water. The item was replaced under warranty and the replacement works well.I use these for controlling drip watering systems, and they work well. They take less than five minutes to install and program. The connector didnt seal perfectly with my water hose so there was a drip, but a little Teflon tape fixed the problem.

    7 people found this helpful

  4. Jim G

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy to program.

    This faucet time works great and is very easy to program.

    One person found this helpful

  5. G. PetersenG. Petersen

    5.0 out of 5 stars


    I’ve purchased a dozen battery operated hose bib timers over the years and they were all sub par. I’ve owned three of the Orbit 62061Z Single-Outlet Hose Watering Timer for more than 5 years and they are excellent. Easy and straight forward to set and have never failed.One thing that that kills all of these timers is UV rays. They tend to die a slow death by the sun as their displays fail and plastic housings turn brittle. To protect mine, I cut down a 32 oz. plastic soda bottle, paint it and slide it over the timer before connecting it to the hose bib. Slide it up to access the timer, drop it back down when done. Maybe Orbit might pick up on this and include an opaque cover for these?

    18 people found this helpful

  6. El~Nunya

    1.0 out of 5 stars


    EDIT: 07/06/2020 Well, the 3rd 3 outlet Orbit Timer bit the dust this morning. Or rather, I noticed it for the first time. I’m not sure how long the water has been running on station 3. It was just continuous. There was a small pond among the trees we were trying to water towards the road. The brush hide the constant flow. I can’t tell you how disgusted I am with these timers. When will ORBIT step up to the plate and realize they’re manufacturing a defective product?? END OF EDIT.These timers are easy to attach, easy to program and easy to manually control. We’ve been using Orbit timers for a few years now. In May of 2015, we bought 2 Orbit 3-outlet timers for the first time, model 56082 from Amazon. We bought another 3-outlet Orbit timer, as well as 2 single outlet Orbit timers locally. Five timers in all: 3 of the 3-outlet times and 2 of the 1-outlet timers. Then in May of 2017, we bought another 3-outlet timer from Amazon to replace one that had stopped working. And in May of 2018, we bought another single outlet timer from Amazon to replace one that had stopped working.It never occurred to us to seek a replacement or refund from Orbit, because they did work for us for awhile, even watering everything on our property while we vacationed. We were impressed. And we were not aware that they had a 6 year warranty.Last year we unhooked all of our perfectly functioning Orbit timers, removed the batteries, cleaned them, and put them in storage, like we always do. This year, we pulled them out, put in new batteries, and attempted to program them for watering. To our consternation, we discovered that none of the 3-outlet timers would program correctly, would not turn off even when we switched them to off and would not respond to manual control. An outlet might work or…it might not. It was just random what these timers would do. They’re designed to run one station at a time, but the first one wouldn’t turn off, but the second one would begin, so that 2 outlets were running at the same time on the same timer and they would not shut off unless we turned the water off. And one of the single timers did that same thing [not responding to the programming].Now we couldn’t trust any of them to do our watering and/or function correctly. We have a water well and the possibility of these things coming on and staying on while we’re on vacation or otherwise gone for a few days runs the risk of flooding our watering areas and/or ruining our very expensive water well.So, we decided to buy all new Orbit timers to replace all of the non-working ones. On June 22, 2020, we ordered from Amazon 3 brand-spanking new 3-port timers, model 56082, as well as 2 brand-spanking new single port timers, model 62061Z to the tune of $290. Five brand-new timers in all. They arrived on the 25th and 26th of June, 2020. On the 27th, we put new batteries in, programmed them, attached them to the water faucets, connected the water hoses to each outlet and thought we were good to go.The next morning, on the 28th, imagine our surprise to wake up and see 2 of the brand-spanking new 3-port timers had not shut off and would not respond to turning the timers off. We had to shut the water faucets off. The other 3-port timer looked like it hadn’t watered from outlet 2, so we tried doing it manually, but it wouldn’t respond to a manual command. We always water in the wee hours of the morning before the sun comes up. The watering is always finished before daylight. Anyway…So, we took the timers off the faucets, took the battery packs out, allowed the memory to clear, reinstalled the batteries, reprogrammed them and reinstalled them. We ran tests through all the cycles, setting each outlet at 2 minute intervals. They worked. Then we cycled through all outlets to see if they would respond to manual control and all seemed well, giving us hope that they were going to function correctly.The following morning, the 29th, we woke to the same problem on 2 of the 3-outlet timers. Not one to give up easily, I ran them [my husband had already given up] through multiple tests, removing and reinserting the batteries, reprogramming and testing ad nauseam. Finally, I gave up too and decided to send these two 3-outlet timers back. UPS is scheduled to pick them up today, the 30th of June, 2020.These were brand-new and defective right out of the box. We are so disappointed in the compromised quality of these Orbit timers. At the first inkling that these things were defection, we should have re-boxed them all and sent them all back immediately. As of now, we’re returning 2 of the 3-outlet timers. And we’re going to be vigilantly aware of the performance of the ones we’re keeping. If there’s even a hint that one functions incorrectly, it’s going back immediately.What has happened to the integrity of companies that are mass producing defective products? It’s just all about the bottom line — $$$. And there are probably multitudes of buyers unaware of Orbits 6 year warranty and just end ups trashing them. Should not companies be accountable for their defective products? I think so.We weren’t aware that these timers have a 6 year warranty or exactly what that warranty covered. Perhaps companies like Orbit count on the ignorance of its customers. Orbit needs to be on top of all these negative comments. Now we’re hesitant to order replacements and we do not, as of right now, recommend them to anyone.

    32 people found this helpful

  7. Lynn

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does the job

    I appreciate the tape included. I got no leaks. It functioned perfectly. I set it for every 7 days on Sunday, and it showed count down to turn on. It came on at the set time today, Monday. I don’t see any count down to next watering. I want only once a week. We’ll have to see what happens tomorrow. We have water restrictions in California giving odd numbered and even houses different days of the week to water and only before 6 A.M. So I wish there were a way to set it for every Tues. or Tues. and Thursday. I have the single outlet one and liked it, so I bought the double for another area.

    One person found this helpful

  8. misterc

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Garden saver

    Got this to replace one that was many years old. Very easy to program, with many options. It gets used heavily as we travel a lot and it never missed a beat. It is stored for the season now, but we hope to get many years of use. Will of course put in new batteries each year. We store is with out barreries.

    2 people found this helpful

  9. Fran

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love this product, best thing for home gardens

    I bought this to use when I had to leave town for a week long trip during a drought. I didn’t want to have to ask people to water the food plants, and this works perfectly . It was easy to program and I kept using it even after the trip was over. It turns on and off at the right time and it does the job . I don’t know why it took me so long to buy one of these.

  10. don e.

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Basically a fine 5-star product, but it has an Achilles heel

    Basically a fine 5-star product, but it has an Achilles heel. The female coupling on top that connects to the incoming supply line is made of plastic and cracked,even with providing a flex-line upstream to protect it. They were very good about exchanging it for a new one. And I went to extreme lengths to protect that one with a very flexible incoming hose, and the whole thing laid flat on the ground, but that one cracked too after about a week. I put a stainless-steel hose clamp around it, which helped, but it still leaked a bit too much to leave it under pressure 24×7. That female end of the fixture needs to be replaced with a much stronger material, like solid brass. I did not bother to return that second one. I will have to find a way to make it work, one way or another.Otherwise it works fine. Pretty straightforward to program it, override it, etc. If not for that Achilles heel, I would give it a solid 5 stars.I do have a single outlet version that has the same kind of incoming female coupling, that has NOT cracked, and works great all season long, for 2 years now. I guess the stress of 3 outgoing hoses is too much for the incoming side, even with extensive precautions and protections. Disappointing for such a reliable, trustworthy brand.

  11. Amy Anders

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Lifesaver tho it died after a season

    It was awesome, until it got wet inside and quit working. Company was quick to honor the warranty and sent a gift card to cover a replacement.

  12. sweet Daisy

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well

    We used this to water our garden while on vacation. Worked very well.

  13. Andy Helsby

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice way to split one tap into 3 locations but only use 1 at a time and only manual override only works for the first one.

    I purchased this product at the beginning of summer to help water the lawn and I’ve been impressed so far but it does have a few downsides.The device is pretty heavy and it does come with a metal rod that should be bolted to the side of the house to give it some extra support. Unfortunately the rod comes down at a roughly 45 degree angle and ends up being located by ny poured concrete walls, so it was basically impossible to bolt the stand to the side of the house. I ended up putting a small piece of wood up against the house and screwing the bolt into that. It works but is not as secure as the wood can move around as opposed to a bolt in the house.So far the device itself hasn’t leaked but the hose connectors do – it’s really tough to get hoses to attach to anything without a little bit of water leaking. However the good news is that the shutoffs work well so they don’t leak 24/7My biggest disappointment however is the manual override button. This works great for those impromptu waterings where you don’t have an available sprinkler, the area is too oddly shaped for a sprinkler or you just need to fill a bucket, wash the car, the dog etc. I use it to water the flowers at the front of the house that a sprinkler is not really going to get very well without wasting a lot of water.However, the manual override can only be used on the 1st outlet. This means you can only use water from one of the 3 hoses in an impromptu session. Not great if you need to use water in several locations at irregular times. I fixed this by adding a 2 way splitter to the first outlet and running two hoses – one to a sprinkler that I use to water a certain area manually and the other is attached to a hose to allow me to water the flowers or wash the car when I feel like it. The splitter allows me to choose which area I want to water for 10 mins with one push of the button and 1 toggle of the splitter. As a result of this manual process, I excluded the time process from this outlet and only have the other 2 outlets set up for their programs.The other major downside is that you can only use one outlet at a time so you need to carefully plan your watering. This may not be as big of a deal as you get more coverage when only one hose is in use, but it means you cant water the front and side lawn at the same time. You also cannot use the manual feature either and more importantly, if you are using the manual feature when a scheduled water is to take place, the schedule will not occur. This does complicate things if you have a small watering window and you need to water a large area. I like to water in the evening so the water isn’t immediately evaporated in the sun and using this device means watering two areas takes twice as long as iif I ran them both at once from separate taps which also means I can’t use the manual override for twice the period. During the summer I make sure I water the flowers manually before 7pm, have zone 2 run from 705 to 805 and then zone 3 run from 805-905pmThe rain delay feature is nice although it is a manual process. If rain is forecast, you push the button and it stops watering for 24, 47 or 72 hours which is really handy – however if you wish to cancel the rain delay you rotate the dial to off and then back on to reset the timer again.Note the timer repeat is either hourly or daily and the days are every 2, 3,4 etc. There is no ability to only water on Mon, Wed, Friday. Depending on your HOA this could be a problem if they want even numbered houses to water on certain days of the week. Also if you were watering every 2 days to comply with an even numbered day water restriction and use the rain delay for 24 hours, you could also end up being watering on the wrong day.The good news is that so far it works well, there have been no leaks and my grass and flowers look nice and I don’t have to keep running outside to turn the tap on and off or move hoses around the yard. I can just put out multiple hoses and let this take care of the watering.The manual override only being usable on one hose is probably my biggest drawback to this device and it’s quite a big drawback. I would probably really give this a 3.5 star but not on Amazon.

    32 people found this helpful

  14. Kathryn

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best I have found!

    I use a to of timers and these are my favorite, easy to use and to check the settings. I am gradually switching all to this model.

  15. NANA

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Met my irrigation needs

    I purchased the item last year in May and have had enough time with it to give it a review but product stopped working before warranty period expired.Item was received in a timely manner when purchased. I had no issues with packaging and item was new. Product worked as intend per manufacturer’s descriptions. I found the manual mode so helpful especially on hot days.Product included instructions (English and Spanish) for setup but had minimal for troubleshooting although it does provide phone numbers for calling, texting and emailing the company with questions/ issues with product. I found the online website helpful when attempting to solve my timer not working properly.Here is my issue after having the item for 10 months. I started seeing a low battery display icon on the bottom right lower corner and did what anyone would. After replacing with new battery multiple times I decided to contact Orbit and see if they had any solutions for the blinking low battery indicator. They were unable to determine they problem so they sent me a new one since I was still covered under their warranty.After receiving they new timer I decided to open the faulty timer and determine why it would just not work. Upon taking out a few screws and removing a silicone seal, I was able to access the circuit board and saw that at bottom of it it had corroded. A capacitor was completely corroded and seemed to have cause the issue. It appeared moisture had some how leaked into the unit and caused some kind of short. I do remember did find a bit of moisture on the battery compartment right before issue started to occur.I am kinda curious to see if this has happened to anyone else.Overall product worked great, I removed unit from water line any time the weather showed it below freezing and ensured that the inlet filter was always clean. I had no issues getting a replacement since I was under warrant and for now I gave the product 4 stars.Packaging: 5/5Setup: 5/5Price 5/5Battery life: 5/5Durability: 3/5Quality: 4/5

    75 people found this helpful

  16. Esava

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Use when on vacation

    Use this when I’m out of town for my potted fig trees if it doesn’t rain. Connect it to my spigot then to a hose then to a sprinkler. Works great. Just follow the directions. Could not be happier.

    One person found this helpful

  17. AdventuresofDougy-YT

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I can’t complain

    I truly can’t complain with this unit,However I have only had it less than a year (for my vegetable garden)It feels relatively durable. It fit directly to my garden hose spicket outside.Since I purchased this unit, I have not needed to replace the batteries yet. It’s been since April or may- it’s now October, it still has life left.It’s stable, it’s accurate, and it’s durable.I purchased this because there are times I can’t wake up early enough to water my Vegetables before it gets too hot and too late, so this has solved my problem (along with a sprinkler of course)If it is plug and play next year, (be sure to remove the batteries for storage, and don’t leave it hooked on the spicket)Batteries will corrode over time- which is why it’s good to replace batteries. Also, my outdoor garden hose spicket is metal. Metal expands and contracts. Plastic gets brittle when really cold.Just keep this in mind. Remove batteries for storage. Take off from the spicket after season.Back to what I was saying,If this is plug and play next year, I will update this rating with a “update”

    One person found this helpful

  18. BatRat

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Replacement Works Well

    Items was as advertised. Delivery was prompt and securely packaged. Do not leave out in the winter.

  19. Frustrated Customer

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost perfect (for now)

    I bought two of these and so far they work flawlessly. Very easy to program. I just wish they had used brass fittings instead of PVC or plastic.I realize that they want to stay competitive with other companies. I believe there are quite a few others like me that would gladly pay an extra buck or so for the brass fittings.

  20. tea lover

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great when it works

    It’s fine, except….in the time I’ve had it, it has erased all the programs multiple times. I’ve reached out to Orbit for a replacement , but they’ve been sold out for months. Or maybe they aren’t sold out, but they know they need better quality control. It’s otherwise a good unit. But if a watering timer doesn’t water, it’s worse than useless (worse because you think it’s watering).

  21. Thanh Ha Nguyen

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good!

    -The first one was used almost 2 years . I left it through last winter. My bad- The second one was used only 4 months. I am really disappointed. Here is my issue after having the item for 4 months. I started seeing a low battery display icon on the bottom right lower corner and did what anyone would. After replacing with new battery multiple times I decided to try the third one.

    One person found this helpful

  22. TJ B

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple intuitive interface

    Very easy to use. Seems to work. Haven’t had it for long but I love the simple interface.It’s a little larger than expected, but if it works and lasts, I’m fine with it.I used to have a meinor dial timer. That was simple also but they don’t make it any more and the knock-offs for sale here all have bad reviews in quality and waterproofness. The new meinor is Bluetooth interface only but I don’t want to have to connect my phone every time I need to adjust the timer. The dial on this one is simple and intuitive.Also, it has a large display. So if your near vision is going you don’t have to run and look for readers to set this thing (small lcd displays can be faint and hard to read)Worth a purchase.

    One person found this helpful

  23. Mike S.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Your Garden’s Timekeeper!

    Ever wished you had a personal assistant to manage your garden’s watering schedule? Meet the Orbit 62061Z Single-Outlet Hose Watering Timer – a green, garden-tending marvel that takes the guesswork out of watering. Let’s dive into the world of punctual plant pampering and discover what makes this timer tick (and tock).Pros:Set it and forget it: With easy-to-use programming, this watering timer allows you to schedule your garden’s hydration sessions effortlessly, leaving you free to enjoy your thriving oasis without the worry of over- or under-watering.Rain delay, hooray!: The built-in rain delay feature ensures that your garden isn’t drowning after a downpour. Let Mother Nature do her job, then resume your regular programming without missing a beat.Battery-powered brilliance: The Orbit 62061Z runs on two AA batteries (not included), meaning there’s no need for a power outlet. Simply attach it to your hose and let the watering wizardry begin!Water conservation champ: By automating your watering schedule, you’ll not only save time but also conserve water, making this timer an eco-friendly addition to your garden routine.Cons:One-timer: With a single outlet, this timer is designed to manage one watering zone at a time. If you have multiple hoses or sprinklers, you might need to invest in additional timers for a fully automated garden experience.Battery watch: Don’t forget to keep an eye on the battery life to ensure your timer remains operational. However, considering the time and water saved, this minor inconvenience is worth it!In summary, the Orbit 62061Z Single-Outlet Hose Watering Timer is the ultimate garden gadget for those seeking to optimize their watering schedule and conserve precious resources. Set your desired watering time, sit back, and watch your garden flourish under the care of this punctual plant protector.

    16 people found this helpful

  24. Jeff

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Garden Timer

    These timers are the easiest ones to use that I have used, everything is easy to work. I have multiple of these and the only issue I’ve had recently is that one side would not open. This is on a timer that is three years old so I don’t know if its a design issue or just lots of use.

  25. Khan

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Life and time saver

    We were planting grass and new grass need regular water or it is a waste. we added this timer to our sprinkler and this comes on twice a day right on time. so far it is working flawlessly. I hope it will continue to work for a good while. the user interface is super easy to understand. all you need is to set it once and forget it. I paid full price and it is not a biased review, i found it helpful so wanted to share. hope it will help others. so far impressed and will recommend.

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  26. Arthur Senior

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Orbit Water Timer – Works Great! – Need Hammer Arrestor!

    I bought this water timer because, I am a busy man, and I just don’t have time to setup sprinklers and stick around to turn on/off the water. I bought a sprinkler set from Ray Padula and am running them off of this timer setup. It is super easy to program this water timer. All I have to do is slide the knob over to the desired position, and use the + and – buttons to set.Once the clock is set, I can easily set it to come on every 6 to 12 hours, every day, or other days of the week. I can set how long I want it to water, and what time I want it to come on. I can have it water up to 1 to 240 minutes, so that gives me some variety. There is also a manual watering mode I can activate to test the sprinklers.I also like this timer because, it only uses a couple of AA batteries, which are very easy to replace. I have only had this timer for a couple of days, so there is no telling how long it will last. Some people boast claims that it lasts over a season, so, we’ll see. The reason I am giving it 4 out of 5 is because, I can’t setup multiple waterings per day.The other reason I am giving it a 4 out of 5 is because, it causes water hammers whenever it turns on and off. I highly recommend a water hammer arrestor be installed on the spigot before you use this timer. For the price I paid, I got what I paid for, and I am happy with my purchase.UPDATE: 7/1/12Since I read other reviews from others on this device that stated that it only worked one season and died, I thought it prudent to update you guys on longevity. I ran my timer for one season, then removed it and put it away with the batteries out for the winter. I did not reinstall the timer with new batteries till a week ago. So far this summer, my timer is still operating like the day I bought it and has no glitches. I was able to easily re-program it to water how often I wanted, when I wanted, and for how long I wanted.I think where most people are going wrong here is that they are leaving it attached to the tap with water inside it during the winter. I strongly recommend against this because the water will freeze, and when it freezes, it will expand inside there causing the internal plastics insides to crack. Once that happens, you will either have leaking inside, and or computer logic malfunctions. So keep it inside with the batteries removed for the winter season, and then bring it back out for spring and or summer.

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  27. Amazon Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Extreme heat can damage the timer

    I love these timers. They work really well and make the task of getting my lawn and plants watered in hot summer weather a breeze. The only problem I have had with these is if you let the sun bake the LCD panel it will eventually cause the unit to fail and permanently damage it. I suggest using a chamois towel and wrapping it around the front of the LCD panel and tying it in a knot at the top so the towel can drape over the front of LCD panel if they are in contact with direct sunlight for extended periods of time. The chamois also absorbs water and helps protect the electronics. Also make sure your connections are tight so you don’t have water leaks running down the back of the timer where the battery compartment is. Though the compartment is rubber sealed, I have still had water run down the back of the timer and get into the electronics inside the housing. Once I started doing this I have yet to have one fail. This might not be necessary for some folks. My house just happens to be positioned so that that both sides of the house gets blasted with direct heat and sunlight all day long.

    18 people found this helpful

  28. Matt Rodway

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice product

    Easy to setup. Works as expected. Sturdy unit.

  29. Kindle Customer

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Dependable so far

    Dependability is important, and so far it’s been quite dependable. I’m using it in a gravity feed system, and was a little disappointed in how much it restricts flow. Made up for that by setting for a longer duration. Found it very easy to set, didn’t even really need to refer to the manual.

  30. modemers

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does the job and user friendly too!

    I needed timers to water my front and back lawns. I tend to forget to turn on the sprinklers and if I go away on vacation, the yard suffers. I did a LOT of research for timers that are programmable with some flexibility in scheduling. I also was looking for a fair price. Some of these units cost so much you could pay to have a professional irrigation system installed! I settled on this and am extremely happy.** First, it’s very simple. You simply turn the dial from step to step. The purpose of each step is clearly stated: nothing ambiguous or confusing about “set time” or “how often?”** Second, the words on the dial are large and printed in a clean font. And the digital readout is huge. For us with failing eyes, it’s great to not have to remember the bring the glasses. And if your spigot is behind a bush and in the shadows, it’s a big plus.** Third, it’s easy to change the settings. If the weather says it’s going to rain for the next week, in one minute you can change it to not run for the next 6 days or just turn it to off. When you turn it back on, it remembers the previous settings!** Fourth, did I mention it’s simple and easy? If you don’t touch it for two months, you don’t have to dig out the manual (if you even still HAVE the manual) to figure it out all over again. It’s very intuitive as you turn the dial from step to step EXACTLY what you’re being asked to do.** Fifth, it runs on AA batteries. Cheaper than 9volts that some other models use.Some people might think it’s a drawback that you can not set it to go on more than once a day. Baloney. I’ve spoken to lawn care professionals and they all tell me the same thing. A good HEAVY soak every few days is MUCH better than moderate watering twice a day. (Think what nature does.) A day or two of no water forces roots to grow deep in search of moisture. If the roots get moisture every 10 or 12 hours they never need to grow deep and you get a weak lawn with shallow roots.I’m only in my first season with these timers. I don’t know how long the batteries will last. But if they make it to the end of a watering season, great! I go around on New Years day and change out all the batteries in the house anyway (smoke alarms, clocks and now hose timers.) And no matter what the ultimate life is of the timer itself, I will replace it with the same timer. In the long run, replacing the timers every few years, I will NEVER come CLOSE to the cost of a pro installation and yet I have a system that does exactly what theirs would do.I just hope that Orbit keeps the design AS IS! I really hope they don’t make it all digital or more complicated. It’s perfect just the way it is. I hope Orbit reads these reviews !

    2 people found this helpful

  31. Robert G. Bohot

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Auto sprinklers

    These are great sprinkler timers. Reliable and easy to use. I’ve used the same batteries for two years. Important to remove the batteries when not in use for long periods.

  32. Keith

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke after one year

    Bought two units in May 2022. One is still working in 2023, but the other one is no longer working. It shows low battery even if I put in new ones. The warranty on their website is not working either.

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  33. Glenn

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Update: So much simpler and easy to use than other options. Only one(now two) small drawbacks for me

    It uses the batteries quicker than other options i’ve tried which is okay given the easy of use. However, when the battery is low it will stop opening for water to pass through. The screen will still be bright and unless you play with the settings it will not show you it’s batteries are low. Not sure if this is bad or good. Just know about 6 weeks after I installed it I used manual one day with success and the next day without success. Maybe I just had a couple bad batteries or maybe it eats them quicker than expected. My last one ran a year on 4 batteries but the display burned out in the Texas sun and it was complicated to use.UPDATE: Shortly after writing this the unit stopped working. I replaced the batteries again but no dice. But while replacing the batteries I noticed water in the unit. Attempted to let the unit dry out and still wouldn’t boot. The unit worked for weeks after the last battery change so I don’t think it was that I put the battery plug in poorly. I think there was a failure inside that allowed the water, under pressure at the house, to seep in and make contact with the electronics. I may have just had a singular unit that had a faulty seal but that is my experience.TLDR: Easy to use. Battery usage maybe a concern for you. Keep your receipt and unit as may fail.

    6 people found this helpful

  34. david c

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    This product does exactly what it’s supposed to do. I bought 2 of them o help me stay consistentafter planting new grass, 1 for front yard and 1 for backyard and they both perform flawlessly. It’s been over 2 months of using them and I’ve had no issues. Set them up, hooked up to spigot, made sure they weren’t leaking and left them alone. Product is very user friendly. Would definitely recommend

  35. john fahey

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Outdoor faucet timer

    I purchased this item the beginning of last summer for my garage. I wanted to be able to turn the water on and leave it on for so long and then have it shut off itself while I was out or doing something else. It gives you a lot of options. The biggest problem I had was once you said it it takes a while for it to click on and most the time I would go and try to do something to make it work instead of just waiting it’s not instantaneous water turn on. In fact, it’s quite a few seconds before the water does come on, that’s my biggest criticism of it. Other than that it worked fine all summer long on my front lawn recommend especially to the patient homeowner

    6 people found this helpful

  36. David imus

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great solution to water, without a full system.

    Usually don’t write reviews but since I messed up I owe them a review. Thought the first one I got leaked so I returned it. Turns out it was my faucet and the timer works great. Super simple! Only taking a way a star because in both timers I got, neither had the wall mount support arm or hardware.

  37. idkalexj

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    It was a lifesaver on our new sod

    Thanks to this timer, our new sod was lush and beautiful! Very easy to program and works as expected. I’m going to use this next season for our deck plants.

  38. justin

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works amazing for its price

    Cheap and effective. Only reason I gave it 4 stars is the simple fact I haven’t had a chance to see if the rain delay sensor works yet. But the auto timer works perfectly and you can easily start it when you want for however long you want it to. Also shows you the time while it’s on auto.

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  39. hereandnow

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Solid feel, great interface, could use on-delay feature

    Great quality look and feel. Dial and buttons feel solid and smooth, and are all easy to read without my cheaters. The logic is intuitive and it is very easy to understand and program – congratualtions to the designers for this!For me it makes sense to water in the early morning and then again 1 pm or so on very hot days, this timer dows not allow that. Instead it would only allow 12 hour intervals, for example 5am and 5 pm. By 5 pm the heat is over and it is too late. Alternately it could be set to water every 6 hours, for example, at 5am, 11am, 5pm, 11pm. Where I live watering grass late in the day or at night leads to mold and rot, so I can only use this timer on the once-per-day setting. It would be better if I could set it twice per day, and choose how long between the first and second watering (i.e. 8 hours instead of 12 hours.The timer can be turned on manually for a selectable amount of time via pushbuttons after which it will shut off automatically, so it can be used like a conventional mechanical timer. However it will only work in manual (set using pushbuttons) when the dial is set to auto, so the system will automatically turn on at the next preset timeThe rain delay feature allows skipping watering for 1,2, or 3 days. I learned that a combination of this automatic and the one-shot mechanical timers (economical) are best for me. With the mechanical timers I go out on nice mornings to check moisture and set the mechanicals as needed. At the same time I can enable the automatics to go off after the mechanicals are done (I only have enough flow to run 2 large sprinklers at one time, so I need to stagger them.) However, the automatic timer will turn on even if it is raining the next morning, I have to go out in the rain and rain-delay the automatics or they will water the lawn in the rain. What would be better is a timer with an on-delay. Then I could enable it on nice mornings to turn on after the mechanicals are done, but it won’t turn on the next day unless I re-enable it. That way I only need to go outside on nice mornings, and never in the rain. Perhaps like automatic in combonation with moisture sensors might be what I need.

  40. Isolde

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for seasonal use but beware the cold.

    After having a fresh sod lawn installed last spring, I invested in a pair of Orbit watering timers to assist in the arduous task of watering the grass. If only they could move around the sprinkler, too, but timers have their uses. My landscaper and the local nursery both recommend Orbit as a reasonably priced timer packing user-friendly functions, and they’re not going to disappoint.I purchased this single outlet option to replace a dual outlet Orbit that didn’t make it through the winter, and sadly ended up with a Viking burial at the local recycling depot. First up, I’ll say I dislike the single outlet compared to the dual outlet. Having a second outlet you can manually run the hose through or refill a watering can with brings definite advantages, and it’s worth the extra splurge. Note unless your water pressure is fueled by Niagara Falls, do not try to run two hoses from the same spigot without expecting your diverted flow in both to be absolutely awful. I learned this the hard way by accident.A dial controls the user interface. Simply turn the dial to bring up the function, like the timer duration, the frequency (e.g., water once every two days), and resetting time/date. The Orbit is smart enough to include functionality like daylight saving time, and it’s pretty versatile and user friendly. You cannot program in changeable watering (like “water for 30 minutes every other day and 15 minutes in between”) but the logic stands up to most permutations someone would need well. It turned on without any issues and ran for the expected duration each time once I set up the water.Now where does the Orbit not earn five stars? First, the gasket/seal assembly leave a fair bit to be desired. It’s not too hard to get on, but it is difficult to tighten up on my exterior faucets. I always had a bit of leakage, so put a small bucket or something beneath the tap to avoid wasting water. Attempts to mess with the rubber seal didn’t improve things much.Secondly, do not leave the Orbit outside in bad weather, like when it gets cold. Any entrapped water will expand and wreck the seal, the mesh filter, or inner workings. The electronics aren’t sturdy enough to hold up to a snap frost. Take it inside, disconnected from the faucet. Definitely do not keep it outside when the temperatures are hovering close to freezing. It can’t hold up to overwintering, but even cooler spring/autumn temperatures have a noticeable effect on the unit. Cool weather in the 40s killed my dual port Orbit because it was wet. Battery life is average, but I highly recommend rechargeable batteries for the unit.

    5 people found this helpful

  41. PoppykiotePoppykiote

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    EZ 2 Use & Carefree watering!

    I had this one and a different one. I bought another of these because it’s so much easier to use than the other one I had. I can set the clock any time of day rather than at the moment watering is to occur. It also can be programmed to water from every day to every 7 days; whereas, the other brand/style I had only went up to every 3 days. Which is louzy in the winter EZ to go manual to automatic. Nothing automatic changes until I change it. It hasn’t leaked at the fittings like some timers do. It’s worth every Penny! Love it!

    2 people found this helpful

  42. mrdbarnes

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Reliability WAS a problem (SEE UPDATE)

    I needed a second 2 station timer and was happy with my first Orbit 2-station unit. My second station loses time (clock goes out of sync by several hours and when I reset time, I have to reset my stations. This can be a major issue when travelling (Batteries are NEW Duracell)UPDATE: Spoke with their customer service (very efficient) Had me do a RESET and since then it has performed as I had hoped.

  43. George

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I likes it

    I use this to keep my pools water level where it should remain…. it simple and easy to hook up and so far worry free. My pool maintenance person likes how it works as well….Im a happy camper

  44. greenwp

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Reliable and perfect for multiple zone watering.

    This timer works great to water three separate zones of my yard and saves having to switch hoses or water lines. A bit larger than expected but that’s necessary to be able to see how to program it. Multiple zones takes a bit more time to program too but overall it works great.

  45. Steven

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Automate Your Watering with Ease

    As a gardener who values efficient watering and conservation of resources, the Orbit 56082 3-Outlet Hose Watering Timer has become an indispensable tool in my gardening routine.The first thing that impresses me is the convenience of this watering timer. It allows me to automate my watering schedule, ensuring that my plants receive the right amount of water at the optimal times, even when I’m not around.The 3-outlet design is a standout feature of the Orbit Watering Timer. It allows me to connect multiple hoses and water different areas of my garden simultaneously, saving time and effort.One significant advantage of this timer is its water conservation capabilities. With programmable settings, I can customize the watering duration and frequency, preventing overwatering and promoting a more sustainable approach to gardening.The green color of the timer seamlessly blends with the garden environment, adding a touch of visual appeal.In conclusion, the Orbit 56082 3-Outlet Hose Watering Timer is more than just a timer; it’s a water-saving solution for efficient gardening. With its automation features, 3-outlet design, water conservation capabilities, and attractive green color, this watering timer has transformed my gardening practices. For gardeners seeking an effortless and eco-friendly watering solution, the Orbit Watering Timer is a top-notch choice. Water your garden with ease and confidence, and let the Orbit Watering Timer elevate your gardening experience!

  46. Hunter

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Manual setting can be tricky

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     Revised review:I wrote earlier that I couldn’t get the manual setting to work and included a short video showing that. Later, I accidentally discovered that I can get the manual setting to work on both units. To do so, I had to first turn the units to “off” and wait for several seconds. Then, when I went back to the “automatic” setting, “manual” works fine. For what it’s worth, I contacted Orbit before I wrote my first review but couldn’t get assistance on this issue from troubleshooting information or the AI bot they use for the customer service text option.***I’ve used these for years. They typically last a season or two. For what they do, they are appropriately priced. This time, I purchased two units and neither of them is working right. After hooking the first one up, which takes a while when you are using plumbers tape and getting everything just so to avoid leaks, I discovered that the “manual” watering option won’t work. That means, I can’t just turn it on easily if I want to. Then I checked the second new unit… thankfully, not hooked up yet. Same issue. The manual setting only works when the setting is on automatic, but in my case, the manual option won’t come on.

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  47. Larry and Myra in Leschi

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Really helpful while away traveling

    The ability to water two landscape zones has really simplified our travel during a very dry northwest summer. Before getting this I had to ask a neighbor to flip splitter levers for our watering system every few days to keep segments of the lawn from drying out. This timer has independent controls for two zones, allowing each to get water every couple days with no manual adjustments needed. I haven’t noted any impacts from from the pressure drops cited by some users, but this could be because my watering areas are 10-15 ft. below the water source. One small issue is that the button to trigger manual watering is very small. This could have contributed to an incident where an attempt to perform an off-schedule watering cycle resulted in a sprinkler being on all night. Also, battery life seems quite a bit lower than my single outlet Orbit sprinklers, but it still ran for 6 weeks on a pair of rechargeable AA batteries.

  48. Sergio Canales

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    This device is easy to use and user friendly. Was able to easily establish an irrigation system at home.

  49. Public name

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well for the price

    Changing this review, product is good. Works well for the price. The problem was me not the device. Just pair it with a good drip line system as I chose a cheap one and would prefer better. System is easy and intuitive

  50. CatG

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    It’s great!

    Perfect for timing waterings in different areas of the yard. I’ve had it for months and it hasn’t failed me once!

  51. Tamara A. Wyatt

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Saved my garden!

    A friend recommended it. So easy to install and I am totally inept when it comes to this stuff. So great to be able to travel or just leave the house for the day, and not have to worry about whether the garden got watered. So grateful. Saved my garden this year. Saved my sanity!

  52. Droth

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    You can only set it for 6 hour intervals

    It works fine and it is easy to program but the highest frequency of waterings is 6 hour intervals. I bought it with the intention of over seeding my yard and I’d like to water more frequently at shorter durations but 6hrs between watering is all you get. If you are home you can manually override the program and water more frequently but that’s the issue, I am not home to do it.

  53. Amazon Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I should have bought years ago

    Bought this item before going on a two week vacation. I wanted to keep the outside plants that needed watered daily watered. Must have worked because when I came home everything was still alive and I didn’t have any drooping plants.

  54. Will

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great while it works

    This water timer gets a five-star rating for ease of use and reliability while it works. Easy to program with lots of timing options. However, mine have not lasted long so they get a one-star rating for quality and longevity. I just purchased my 4th timer in three years.I use the timer like this: It is only out during the summer so no danger of cold weather. It is programmed to run for 240 minutes but with several days in between running. The water pressure is often off between running times. No rain or irrigation water ever contacts the timer. In other words, a pretty easy life. Still, they last me only 4 or 5 months before failing. I put this year’s out in May and last week, early September, it failed.What happens is that eventually water leaks internally into the circuits and battery compartment and that kills it. Overall, they are still worth it to me as long as the price stays at $30.00 or below. It does the job perfectly while it lasts and is worth $30.00 to me for the season long function. But it is kind of annoying to have to dispose of it and buy a new one every year.For the location I use the timer in, this model is what works because of the long running time and many day spacing available. I also use timers in a couple of other locations that run every day or other day for only a few minutes. In those locations I use the Claber 8422 as it has been very reliable for me. The two I have are 7 and 9 years old and still going strong. The Claber has fewer timing options, and they are twice the price of this one. But, if their timing options fit your need, I think they are worth it.

    5 people found this helpful

  55. Kyle Waggoner

    3.0 out of 5 stars


    Works ok, can’t run a Manual watering mode on BOTH at the same time.

  56. L. Farley

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great when it works

    I ordered 2, one works perfectly while the other gave me problems. This year won’t turn on. Customer service is hard to get to for warranty replacement. You have to do it through chat online, but it won’t work using my laptop. So using my phone, you go through the same q/a twice and then upload a picture of your receipt. But there’s no send button!!!! Frustrating to say the least. No email address to contact or phone number to speak to someone. Currently “waiting for a callback”. We’ll see how that works out.

    5 people found this helpful

  57. Glen Ray

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Really Easy to Program

    I’ve had a few water hose timers, but this one is the easiest to program and operate. It takes 2 ‘AA’ batteries to operate it. The large main dial is well labeled and easy to understand. The fittings were good, and it included a washer and a sediment filter screen. It has a manual setting that you can activate to pause cycles due to rain. It’s not automatic but it is available to use if you want to activate it each time it rains. It can be set to operate several times a day, once a day, every other day, or every 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th day. It does need to be disconnected and stored inside during freezing weather. The digital display is large and easy to read. I did a lot of comparison’s before buying this item and it paid off. I’m very satisfied with this purchase.

    5 people found this helpful

  58. Amazon CustomerAmazon Customer

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Simplest model to setup and use.

    I tried several products from various manufacturers over the years, and now I’m sticking with this model primarily due to the simpler interface. The settings are obvious enough that I don’t need to search up the operator instructions every time I want to change the program. General advice: DO NOT overtighten the plastic fittings (they can break), DO remove batteries at the end of the season (they otherwise can corrode and destroy your device) , DO use with new alkaline batteries each year (most rechargables are don’t seem to have sufficient power), DO use new hose gaskets each year and use a small amount of lubricant on them (it gives more reliable seal and reduces the torque you need to attach to both hose and faucet).One interesting problem I had which I eventually solved: When using these with a backflow preventer (also known as a vacuum breaker, and required by many municipalities) you sometimes observe some strange symptoms. In some cases, when the timer would shut off the flow the system would go into oscillation causing loud pipe vibrations in the whole house. And in other cases, the hose timer would open as expected but the flow and output pressure would be greatly reduced to just a fraction of what it normally would be. Weather you observe these two symptoms or not depends on the home’s water pressure and the condition of the backflow preventer. However I could consistently avoid these symptoms by inserting a length of hose (just 2 feet would suffice) between the faucet equipped with the backflow preventer, and the timer’s input connection. I could repeatedly demonstrate the problem returns without this length of hose, and went away with the inserted length of hose. It was an interesting problem, and the phone support was not very helpful, so I wanted to share with anyone else who might have the same interesting problem.

    7 people found this helpful

  59. NEY Dominance

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great but…

    …in order to do a manual watering you have to input the length of time for each use.

  60. Travel Coach Clara

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked great the first month then I had to change the batteries now it will not work again

    So watch flawlessly when I first got it. I run in about an hour and a half a day everyday almost for the last month. The battery’s lasted from about April 12th until May 21st.I put new batteries in it yesterday. Took a while but I got it to work. Went out today to start the manual watering (I have four hoses running off of an easing wise so I need to manually run it). The new batteries showed as completely depleted It wouldn’t let me set minutes or anything. Put a new set in it again and exactly the same thing. All three sets of batteries came from the exact same box of batteries.All the contacts are clean there’s no corrosion the temperature’s been nowhere near 32°. In fact we’ve had above average temperatures. I’m not very much rain which is why I’m having to water this grass seedlings everyday.So for the first month it was great now I’m going to have to spend I don’t know how much time trying to figure out how to make it work again despite three sets of fresh batteries not working.

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