LoRaWAN Water Meter

26 reviews
5/5
Starting at
$678
+ Gateway
$599
Model 100-RF-WAN / LoRaWAN Gateway Model HUB-2

• One size fits 3/4″ to 4” pipes
• No Wi-Fi needed at meter install location
• Meter(s) auto-connect from up to 1,000ft. to LoRaWAN Gateway/internet access
• LoRa Gateway (sold separately); Supports up to 100 meters
• Add additional Gateways and Auto-mesh to fill poor coverage areas
• Cloud connect meter(s) via Ethernet, Wi-Fi or 3G/4G LTE
• iOS and Android app for flow data, alerts and more
• Premium Data Plan or try a Free Starter Plan (Upgrade later)

STEP 1
Choose a Data Plan

$4.98 / mo. / meter (16¢ per day) billed yearly
Everything in the Free Plan + enhanced: Live Flow, Web Dash, historical data, reporting, alerts & more… See Data Plans below

EXTRA
Get 10% off meter price with Premium Data Plan purchase.
$59.76
*20% saving over equivalent custom choices plus a 10% hardware discount on all meter purchases.
STEP 2
Choose a Water Meter Size

This will also add the following products to your cart:

  • Premium Data Plan - $59.76
STEP 3
Add Number of Gateways Needed (1) Required
$599
• (1) One required per Wide Area Network (WAN) installation • Network up to 100 meters from up to 1000ft. (305m) away • Add multiple gateways to expand wireless coverage

This will also add the following products to your cart:

  • Premium Data Plan - $59.76
Description

LoRaWAN Water Meter

Discover the perfect water meter solution for homes, businesses, commercial, light industrial, and agricultural needs! Now, effortlessly establish a cost-effective wireless flow metering network across your entire property, supporting up to hundreds of metering points.

Picture this: Bid farewell to water bill surprises and the worry of costly leaks. With Bluebot, conveniently monitor and track your water usage, receiving real-time alerts for any leaks or overuse.

The Bluebot smart water meter is a one-size (and price) fits-all, stand-alone solution made so everyone can easily know their water. Effortlessly clamping onto the exterior of the pipe, it seamlessly adjusts to fit eighty (80) pipe size and type combinations through patented Robot AI servoing guided by the Bluebot mobile App.

From up to thousands of feet away, each Bluebot meter auto-connects to the cloud via LoRaWAN radio transmission, streaming high-quality water data to the mobile App, a web dashboard, or even integrating with your own software through API.  No more hassle with Wi-Fi or repeaters at each meter install point just to get your data. Plus, with Bluebot’s dedicated power source, forget about changing batteries.

The provided LoRaWAN Gateway transceiver seamlessly manages all meter connections to the internet and Bluebot Smart Flow Cloud™. Connect the Gateway directly to your router, use available Wi-Fi, or take advantage of 4G LTE capability for ultimate flexibility.

Count on Bluebot – a pioneer in the flow technology industry, delivering unparalleled performance and the broadest range of high-resolution water monitoring data. Enjoy peace of mind with reliable and efficient water management!

Data Plan
STARTER

Free

UPGRADE AT ANY TIME

Data Access: Mobile App + Web Dashboard

Live Flow Streaming: 15 Seconds in App Only

Up to 2 Bluebot Flow Meters in App,
unlimited meters on Web Dash

Historical Data: 3 Months in App Only

Reports: Download via App Only (iOS)

View: Hour, Day, Month Flow Usage
Graph in App & Web Dash

Alerts: (1) One /meter (SMS & Notification)

Dollarize: Read flow in Dollars; Fine tune $/Gallon, $/Liter by inputting water bill info

Pipe Size: 3/4”, 1.0”, 1.25”, 1.5”, 2.0”

Pipe Types: Copper, PVC, CPVC, PEX, PE, Galv.

24-hour response – submit tickets via email

Device Menu: Health & Status App Only

1-Year Warranty on Manufacturing Defects

PREMIUM

$4.98

/ mo. / meter (billed yearly)

EXTRA
Get 10% off meter price with
Premium Data Plan purchase.
GET EVERYTHING IN THE
FREE PLAN +

Live Flow Streaming:
5 Min on App / Web Dash (coming soon)

Unlimited Bluebot Flow Meters (App & Web Dash)

View Historical Data in App & Web Dash

Historical Data: 12 Months in App & Web Dash

Reports: Download via App & Web Dash

Alerts: 3 /meter (SMS & Notification)

Special Alert: Flow Start / Stop
(SMS & Notification)

Budgeting: Set Dollar or Gallon budget (weekly/monthly) Get Notified & Coached

Add Large Pipe Sizes: 2.5”, 3.0”, 4.0”

Add Pipe Types: 304 & 316 Stainless Steel,
Ductile Iron

Device Menu: Health & Status App & Web Dash

*20% saving over equivalent custom choices plus a 10% hardware discount on all meter purchases.

Specifications

WHAT’S IN THE BOX?

The LoRaWAN solution will ship with the quantity of Meter boxes ordered and the quantity of Gateways ordered.

Meter Box: Each LoRaWAN bluebot meter ships with everything needed to have a successful installation.

  • LoRaWAN bluebot smart flow meter
  • 10ft (3m) USB-C power cable to power the Meter
  • 1x Antenna for Meter
  • C-holders, replacement coupling pads
  • Microfiber towel
  • Sandpaper disc

 

Gateway Box: The LoRaWAN Gateway ships in a box and includes everything needed for a successful installation and setup.

  • LoRaWAN Gateway
  • 1x Antenna for Gateway
  • Power cable
  • Ethernet cable
  • Mounting hardware
  • 4G LTE Sim card (not included)

 

DOWNLOAD THE APP
Get started today by downloading the bluebot app and creating an account.  Search “bluebot water” in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

 

 

UNIVERSAL COMPATIBILITY
Bluebot auto-adjusts itself to fit eighty (80) pipe size and type combinations through patented Robot AI servoing guided by the Bluebot mobile App.  As more pipe sizes and types are added in the future, customers get them for free.

 

Pipe Sizes:
Standard : 3/4”, 1.0”, 1.25”, 1.5”, 2.0”
Large: 2.5”, 3.0”, 4.0” (Special Calibration “Prime Versions”)

Pipe Types: Copper (Type L & M), PVC (Sch. 40 & 80), CPVC (Sch. 40 & 80), PEX, PE, Galvanized, Ductile Iron, Stainless Steel

 

PERFORMANCE SPECS
Accuracy: +/- 1.0% to 2.0% of flow reading (application, pipe size and type dependent)
Repeatability: +/- 0.2%of flow reading
Low
Flow
Capability: From 0.1 to
0.5 gpm | 0.38 to 1.9 lpm (Pipe size dependent)
High Flow Capability: Maximum 
flow
 for 
pipe
 size

 

LoRaWAN NETWORKING
Data Communication: LoraWAN radio communication protocol
Flow Meter: No Wi-Fi needed; Meter auto-connects to a LoRaWAN Gateway via RF
Connection Range: Up
to
1.2mi (2km) in urban areas;  Up
to
10mi (15km) clear
line
of
sight
Number of Devices: Connect up to 100 devices per Gateway (Model specific)
Number of Locations: Unlimited
LoRaWAN Gateway: Connect to the internet via Ethernet, Wi-Fi, 3G/4G LTE; Flow data streamed to Cloud
LoRa Signal Outage: Meter automatically reconnects to cloud when Signal is restored.

 

OPERATING SPECS
Measured Fluid: Water / Grey Water
Temperature:
 0°
C 
to 
50°
C
 | 
32°
F
 to 
122°
F
Power Supply: Supplied with 10ft (3m) power cable, USA plug /110VAC (No batteries required)
Power Outage: Meter automatically reconnects to cloud when Power is restored.
Meter Input Power: 5V, 1A

 

INSTALLATION
App: Download the Bluebot App at the Apple App Store or Google Play, Search “bluebot water”
App Guided Commissioning: Appx. 10 min App led;  3-steps 1)
 Survey, 
2) 
Connect
 to 
network,
 3) Clamp
 on 
pipe, auto-adjusts and sets
Method:
 Clamp‑on outside of pipe,
 no 
pipe
 cutting
 or shutdowns required
Meter Orientation:
 Any 
angle, 
horizontal, vertical, bi-directional flow

 

PHYSICAL SPECS
Meter: Ingress rating indoor/outdoor use NEMA 6 / IP67; Footprint Length 4.13in (105mm); Weight 0.8lbs (0.36kg)
LoRaWAN Gateways: Indoor options available; Outdoor versions ingress rating NEMA 6 / IP67; Sizes vary

 

SOFTWARE COMPATIBILITY
Apple Phone/Tablet iOS 14 or newer
Android Phone/Tablet Android OS 12 or newer
Web Dash – All internet browsers

 

GENERAL
Technology: Transit-Time Ultrasonic
Patented: US
105510231 Adjustable Angle Technology (AAT)
FCC ID: 2AHMR-ESP07S
CE Approved

 

About LoRaWAN Technology

LoRa, or Long Range, is a wireless modulation technique derived from Chirp Spread Spectrum (CSS) technology. It encodes information on radio waves using chirp pulses – similar to the way dolphins and bats communicate!

LoRaWAN, or Long Range Wide Area Network, is a wireless communication protocol designed for low-power, long-range communication between devices in the Internet of Things (IoT). LoRaWAN® is an international, open radio standard, which is managed by the LoRa AllianceTM.

Bluebot leverages LoRaWAN bidirectional communication, a high level of security through modern encryption technologies and low energy demands to enable efficient and cost-effective connectivity, making it ideal for applications like homes,  smart buildings, cities and agriculture as well as industrial IoT.

 

App & Web Dash

DATA

Bluebot Smart Flow Cloud: Uses Amazon Web Services (AWS), Manages all data; Serves client Apps; API; S3
Resolution: 42,000 flow data points per day with .000000 
six
 decimal
 points
Applications:
 iOS App,
Android App, Web-Dash, API, S3

 

APP FEATURES 

  • Live Flow: View your flow real-time in a graph
  • Dollarize: Enter your water cost and read your flow in dollars and cents
  • Units: Select how you want to see your water consumption data –  gallons, liters, or dollarize
  • Data Retention: Hour, Day, Month graphing, Custom date ranges
  • Reports: Download usage reports for analysis (.xls , .csv, .pdf)
  • 24/7 Alerts:
 SMS text and Notifications; Flow over time,
 usage volume‑based,
 Dollarize based, flow started, flow stopped
  • Naming & Grouping: Identify each meter by name/location and add to a group location
  • Cost
Allocation:
Sub-metering, accounting, budgeting
  • Water Meter Data access
sharing:
 TBA
  • Diagnostics: Meter health and status
  • In-Field adjustment: K-Factor and Zeroing
  • Re-Scan: Move smart meter to a new pipe size and type
  • Inclusive
design:
 Color‑blind
 data
 color
 pallet,
 large
 buttons
  • API
data
availability:
 Open
API
for
data
access
available
upon
request

 

Calibration

CALIBRATION & DATA QUALITY

Elevate your confidence in Bluebot flow meters through our unwavering commitment to calibration and data quality.

Factory Calibration: Each flow meter undergoes a meticulous 4-point calibration on our NIST traceable primary flow standard, covering its entire water flow range. Calibration certificates are available upon request, ensuring transparency and precision.

Network: Before shipment, every flow meter is connected to the Bluebot Smart Flow Cloud™ via a Wi-Fi network, guaranteeing optimal networking quality.

K‑Factor
Adjustment:
 App-enabled tool to adjust 
expected vs.
actual
 water
 flow
 usage in the field

Set Zero Point: An app-enabled tool used to eliminate environmental or ultrasonic noise (false flow) if detected, ensuring accurate and reliable data.

Reviews
4.7
Based on 26 reviews
1-5 of 26 reviews
  1. Waiting for the new version of the app. happy so far!

  2. Great For industrial businesses that rely on water for their operations

    Water meter is an essential tool for monitoring usage and identifying inefficiencies. We use this device on our CNC to simply check the amount of water that has passed since the machine has been serviced.

  3. App is under development, hardware is nice!

    Great app, it has a lot of graphing features. The app it will lose the data but always seems to be fixed quickly. looking forward to the new version they said they were releasing this year. My interactions with Ryan and Austin in support have been great. Cool idea and look forward to seeing what this company does in the near future. The hardware however is really cool, it has these little sensors that scan the pipe and it’s fun to install, just don’t get your fingers caught in the clamps!

    Highly recommend.

  4. Car washes use a lot of water, the price of water is not really the issue with our application but more the way the water is regulated. Saving water is just one of the benefits of bluebot we appreciate, but the key benefit is using their beta Smart Flow Cloud API to stream the water data directly to our own solution to show the county that our water use per wash is under control and within their guidelines. We don’t always have a way to record flow per wash but with the bluebot we can now see that pretty well and for that we recommend the bluebot to other car wash businesses.

  5. Sustainable future for our municipality;

    The BlueBot water meter is a smart investment for municipalities that want to reduce their water bills and conserve resources. With its precise flow metering and sub metering capabilities, this device allows cities to monitor water usage and identify areas where they can improve efficiency. For a municipality that needed a more granular way to monitor water usage in public buildings and facilities, the BlueBot water meter is a reliable and efficient solution. With its easy installation and accurate flow metering, this device helps cities to reduce water waste and promote sustainable practices. This is a valuable tool for homeowners and businesses that want to improve their energy efficiency. By monitoring water usage and identifying inefficiencies, this device helps to reduce overall energy consumption and promote a more sustainable future.