It's 2020 Holman. Bluetooth is not that hard!
Bluetooth doesn't work. The app can't recognise the receiver. Terrible product. Save yourself the grief and look for another option. How hard can it be to get Bluetooth to work properly!
Purchased in November 2020 for A$280.00.
BTX6 useless - Holman customer service outstanding
Experienced similar issues around the BTX6 model. I called Holman to complain. Within minutes they'd recognised the problem and immediately sent me a new box for arrival tomorrow. Really impressed!
Purchased in October 2019 at Bunnings for A$147.00.
After working for sevceral months, the unit jusat started swithing off after 10-20 sec. Seems a common problem, but Holmans doesn't want to post a solution, just 'call me'. Given so many people have posted this issue both here and elsewhere, you would think Holmans would want to resolve it by telling us what the issue is.
Was working fine. Went away and came home to dead plants. unit will not connect to Bluetooth, cannot be found at all. New battery installed and still can’t be found or run manually. Waste of money. It’s only eight months old.
Purchased in May 2019 for A$120.00.
Another faulty BTX6
As above, my unit also stops working after 5 seconds in Auto mode. Failed while we were away for 4 weeks and now we have several dead plants. What is disappointing is that this is my second unit - the first failed after 8 months and this one only lasted 3 months!
Holman BTX6 garbage
I purchased the BTX6 irrigation controller after taking one back to Bunnings with what I assumed was a isolated issue only to find out the BTX6 is indeed absolute rubbish, especially considering the "app" is so rubbing that Google Play store reflects my problems down to a tee without Holman replying to majority of complainants.. terrible service and terrible product..
Purchased in October 2019 for A$150.00.
I had this installed a few weeks ago and it was working perfectly. Now it wont connect to my device at all. Ive followed all of the troubleshooting instructions but am unable to use the system. Incredibly frustrated as i have a brand new garden planted which Im now unable to water.
Purchased in September 2019.
Worked fine to begin with
This unit was super simple to setup and use, but then it just stopped working..
As with the other reviewers, the unit still switches the zones on initially but then after about 5 seconds it just switches them back off... very annoying!
Purchased in January 2019.
Not contractor friendly and failed after 5 months
As a landscaper we started using the BTX range of controllers to work together with the lighting controller, seemed like a wise decision but they are just not made for contractors, as we need to have the clients phone to set the controller up, as the you can only use one phone, great for testing the system and adjusting sprinklers with the bluetooth being able to shut the system down without running back to the controller.
The unit also failed after 5 months and had to be replaced, this was quick and easy enough as it is apparently a common problem with them. Unsure why they havent been recalled.
Purchased in August 2018.
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Only supports limited smartphones/tablets
After the abomination that was the Holman Dial EZY Controller (also on product reviews) I decided I would purchase this bluetooth model so I could clean/test sprinklers without having to go back and forward to the control box all the time.
The station controller doesn't support many smart devices (they have list in their online manual) and it says it supports the Samsung S5 which I have, but I have a Korean Samsung S5 which has the Korean samsung firmware on it and it not supported.
My friend has an Australian Samsung S6 and it pairs no p...roblems. I contacted support in Osborne Park explaining that there are many variants of each model phone as each country gets altered version of Android OS which is customized for the Telcos in the country and I guess local laws. All I got back was "we have a samsung S5 and it works with ours" and on that note I chucked it back in the box and took it back to bunnings for a full refund. I don't know what app developer they used to get their app developed but they might want to look elsewhere as this is the first app I have ever had to use that was so specific about what phone or tablet it is compatible with (obviously excluding older android operating systems).
Questions & Answers
Phone connects to unit and updates ok but keeps stating that it won’t operate because the battery need replacing even though I put a new one in and the battery displays full bars in the top of the screen on app.
My btx6vhas stopped connecting to Wi-Fi so I can't update my Wi-Fi is deffenetly working I even changed the battery in the unit please help
My btx6 turns off after a few seconds in both manual and schedule watering.
Very disappointing after having it work perfectly for months
Hi Brad, give Holman a call, they will look after you. I had the same issue with mine and they replaced it without question.
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