Unlike all Free Floating Hydrometers available on the market so far, the Hydrom will support both Wifi and Bluetooth.
It is possible to operate the device standalone as an access point or as a client in an existing network. The settings can be changed via WebUI.
With the very low power Bluetooth standard BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy), up to 8 different Hydrom can be used simultaneously as Bluetooth transmitters to send the temperature and tilt.
The existing solutions built for the Tilt Hydrometer from the USA can be used with the Hydrom.
The Hydrom has been designed to completely replace all three comparable devices on the market. The flexibility with which the Hydrom can be used makes it an indispensable brewing tool.
So the Hydrom is ready for use after a short calibration phase.
Instead of Excel lists, a calibration tool can now be used, which is easy to understand for everyone.
In order to simplify the calibration process for the user, a calibration wizard has been included in addition to the calibration check, which guides the user through the instructions step by step in an easy-to-understand manner. At the end you get an overview of the individual measured values.
A temperature compensation is on the to-do list along with additional calibration methods.
Many different cloud systems can be connected to provide recipes or virtualizations.
Examples are Ubidots, Brewblox, Brewfather ect.
There is a trend of the IOT device manufacturers that they force the customers into an initially free cloud and a standalone operation of the device is no longer possible.
This has many advantages for the seller, but almost only disadvantages for the buyer.
That is why the Hydrom was developed in such a way that numerous cloud services can be connected, but it is not mandatory to operate them.
Free protocols like MQTT, Http/TCP and Bluetooth are used to make the usage as flexible as possible.
New updates can be imported via the web interface.
The Hydrom follows several strategies to save power. The very latest generation of Microcotroller is used to significantly reduce power consumption.
All sensors are individually switched on and off to ensure that they do not consume standby power when not needed.
Care has also been taken to ensure that only original hardware is used.
On the common cheap online platforms, often only rejects are offered for sale, this poor quality can cause increased power consumption and lead to failures.
The Hydrom will support saving and restoring settings. This also allows
settings to be prepared offline in plaintext and then imported.
The Hydrom is completely designed, assembled, programmed and tested in Germany.