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Creating a Custom Calibrated Medium for the Pulse Meter

The Pulse device comes with a couple of calibrations for standard media types, but we recommend that you create a custom calibrated medium in the Pulse app. This will calibrate the device to your specific media, plant age/type and what it is planted in.

This is a simple process where...

  1. Plants are watered until they start to drain.
  2. The plants are then left for an hour, the water level should then settle and should ensure your media is at its maximum water holding capacity.
  3. A representative set of readings (at least 3 and a maximum of 20) are then taken from one or various pots.
  4. The system then sets this maximum water holding capacity as a 100% moisture reading for this plant and media type.