Broodminder evaluation results, January 2017
Extremely simple to setup and use (usually < 5 minutes)
Inexpensive compared to other products (~$225)
Direct Bluetooth download of data to a Android / iOS smartphones. Pairing is much easier than comparable products.
No SIM card required (and thus no monthly data plan required)
Uses replaceable stock lithium cell button batteries
Comprehensive video tutorials available
Customer service is responsive and helpful
- You must get within 30 feet of hive scale to download data (i.e. actual visit to hive scale is required)
- Weight measurements are not quite as accurate if hive is not properly leveled and weight is not evenly distributed.
Video User Guide