Discontinued – BTX1 Bluetooth® Controlled Tap Timer

— This product has been discontinued —

The BTX1 Smart Valve Bluetooth® Tap Timer is a single outlet tap timer which is fully programmed via the free iGardener™ app on a smartphone.

The BTX1 can have up to three start times set per day and the user has the ability to connect up to 8 BTX1 tap timers to the iGardener™ app on a single smartphone and program them to water sequentially.

Available at Bunnings
Additional information
Weight0.4 kg


Which app should I download to my smartphone?

  • The BTX1 Bluetooth® Tap Timer is controlled with our iGardener™ smartphone app, available in the App Store for iOS and Google Play for Android devices.
  • Please be sure to install iGardener™ on your device, and not iWater or any other HOLMAN smartphone apps.
  • Note that iGardener™ supports iPhone 5s, Samsung Galaxy G5 and other later model devices.
  • For iPads, be sure to use the iPhone app only filter when searching for iGardener™.

What can I check on my device if iGardener™ isn’t operating properly?

  • Please ensure all the latest versions of all software and operating systems are installed if experiencing any performance issues.
  • For Android users, Location Services need to be allowed for the iGardener™ app to operate correctly.
  • The BTX1 Bluetooth® Tap Timer can connect to only one device at a time.

What is the best way to reset my BTX1 Bluetooth® Tap Timer?

  • A hard reset of the BTX1 Bluetooth® Tap Timer can be performed using the following method:
  1. Open the battery compartment on the front of the unit.
  2. Remove the battery from the unit without disconnecting it.
  3. Locate the reset button inside the battery compartment.
  4. Press and hold the reset button for at least 12 seconds
  5. The unit should now have been reset, and the battery can be returned to the unit.
  • Alternately, you can hard reset and unpair by removing the 9V battery.

How does my BTX1 Bluetooth® Tap Timer work?

  • Like the other tap timers in our range, BTX1 Bluetooth® Tap Timer operates with a solenoid valve. We highly recommend installing a pressure reducer on the tap, above the BTX1 Bluetooth® Tap Timer when using with micro-drip irrigation systems.

Where can I purchase spare parts for my BTX1 Bluetooth® Tap Timer?

  • Spare parts are currently unavailable for the BTX1 Bluetooth® Tap Timer

iGardener™ is telling me that the system is watering but there is no water passing through the system. Is it possible to fix this?

  • There may be an airlock in the system. Disconnect the timer and reset it. Flush your irrigation system before attaching to the timer again. If the system still doesn’t run correctly, please contact customer service for further assistance.

Why wont my BTX1 Bluetooth® Tap Timer shut off after the programmed run time has lapsed?

  • This may be a pressure issue, introduce a pressure reducer, at the tap, before the timer. If the system still wont shut off after the timer has lapsed, please contact customer service for further assistance.

Can I run this off a gravity-fed or low-pressure system?

  • The BTX1 Bluetooth® Tap Timer runs on a solenoid valve. The valve will be unable to open on gravity‑fed or low‑pressure applications. In addition, the valve will not operate correctly under extreme pressure. The optimum range is household‑tap pressure range of 250‑600kPa.

Can I use my BTX1 Bluetooth® Tap Timer over winter?

  • Using the BTX1 Bluetooth® Tap Timer over the winter period is not recommended. In addition, temperatures below 3°C can damage the unit. Your BTX1 Bluetooth® Tap Timer should be removed over the winter period.

Customer Reviews

Based on 26 reviews
A.C. (Cairns, Australia)
Rubbish Product with design defect.

Worked for a few months, then stared continually leaking - valve would not shut off. Not worth the money. Dismantled mine and found the cause - there is a small spring in the valve which is essential to the valve working correctly. This spring has rusted and eventually broke, causing the valve to fail, wasting a lot of water. So - definitely a known issue as the product is poorly designed and will break after a few months. Wrote to Holman customer care about a year ago - no response. Will never buy their products again, and will spread the word to all my mates. Glad Bunnings took this rubbish brand off the shelves.

Manuel (Brisbane, Australia)

The BtX1b worked really well at the beginning. They are easy to install and set up. However, after a few months of buying two units, they started playing up. The valve wouldn’t open consistently during the watering time. Some days it would work and some others it wouldn’t open at all. Now, both units don’t work at all. I have replaced batteries, made sure I have the latest software update, cleaned up the intake catch filter and nothing works.

The units are not cheap and these issues have been reported a few times here. So, I feel it is a total rip off.

Mike (Perth, Australia)
Mine been fine

Quite surprised about the reviews also, I actually wanted to buy a few more until I went to bunnings and they were taken off the shelf?
They worked fine and the app was OK. I only found it chewed batteries if you buy the cheap the ones.

Gallagher (Brisbane, Australia)
Brilliant, up to buying my 3rd twin pack.

Ive had mine in for a year on my herb garden and it’s 10/10. I’m surprised to read the other poor ratings. Sorry your missing out.
I am now installing one from my orchid greenhouse and then I will install one for my entertainment area hanging pots.

Plus, it really cools the area down during summer.

Chris Boxtel (Moama, Australia)
They work good to start

Same thing happened to me they worked good for the few few months. Now they dont come on automatically anymore and last night I set manually to water for a short period of time then they never turned off and flooded my backyard. I definitely want my money back. Terrible product.

Trudy Lahy (Edmonton, Australia)
Don’t buy this product.

Well it’s seems I have the same issue as everyone else. Worked great to begin with, then the system wouldn’t stop at set time.
I feel robbed.
This item I wasn’t cheap, and there was a known issue. Shame on you.
Lost another customer!

Susan (Adelaide, Australia)
Rubbish product, waste of money

Bought this timer when we put in new lawn to water it over first few months. Was easy to set up and change water schedules. Then it started to not start or stop as programmed.
Tried to update but it wouldn’t connect to Bluetooth, changed batteries, still nothing.
Returned it to Bunnings only to be told they didn’t stock it anymore and to contact Holman.
Holman said that model was discontinued and yes they were aware of issues the timer seemed to have.

This timer is a total waste of money!
I will never buy a Holman product again.

Holman are aware there were issues with it and seem to be happy to completely rip off their customers instead of replacing or refunding this dud product!

Nicole Zinnow (Coburg, Australia)

This is something that initially worked fantastic. I loved the manual turn on feature. It did the job great. Until it stopped. That was all fine it was replaced and just recently the that one died too. Unfortunately this time it wasn’t able to be replaced.
So, you get roughly 12 months out of this product, not really worth the money.
I’m really not happy but it is what it is and I’m not going to argue with the poor person on the other end. The problem I do have is that this in a known issue so it should be replaced or refunded as it’s a common fault, not the fault of the consumer.
This doesn’t really say much for Australian products and now I’m on the hunt to find another brand to spend my money on as I won’t buy the Holman brand again.

Haili Sullivan (Adelaide, Australia)
Timer does not work properly

I bought this a couple months ago, it was pretty easy to set up & initially it worked Wally well. After a few weeks, it stopped connecting so I couldn’t use the manual timer. It would also not start/stop when I had set it & when it did come on (at complete random times) it wouldn’t turn off after the set duration. Don’t waste your money!

Edward (Northcote, Australia)

Min has just failed 2 months after installing and a dozen uses.

Glad to see Bunnings have taken them off the shelves.

Mine has a failed solenoid.

Tried swapping battery. No change.

Take full control of your garden watering and lighting with a Bluetooth® connection and a tap of your iPhone or Android.

There are five scheduling options available for the BTX1:

1. 7 Day – allows manual settings for each individual day

2. Interval Days – watering will occur every few days, as set by the user. Ideal for homes with automated watering restrictions.

3. Odd Days – watering will occur on the odd days of the month, with the option to skip the 31st of the month. Ideal for homes with automated watering restrictions.

4. Even Day – watering will occur on the even days of the month. Ideal for homes with automated watering restrictions.

5. Cycle – watering schedule will observe an allocated delay time and water for the allocated run time on selected days. Ideal for misting systems, GreenWalls and greenhouses.

A manual watering option is also available when using the BTX1.

Holman BTX1 Bluetooth Tap Timer
Google Play
iOS App Store

Tech Specs

  • Product Code: BTX1
  • Outlets: 1
  • Connection: 20/25mm BSP Tap Fitting
  • Power source: 1× 9V Alkaline Battery (not included)
  • Packaging measurements: 120 × 168 × 200mm
  • Net weight: 0.4kg
  • Gross weight: 0.4kg
  • Barcode: 9319841509094
  • Patent no: 2015240438


  • Control up to 8× BTX1 tap timers from the iGardener™ App
  • Available for iOS from the App Store
  • Available for Android from Google Play
  • Long run times of up to 23hrs 59mins
  • Easy to program and run
  • Automatic and manual operation
  • Bluetooth range of up to 20m
  • Full control of watering schedule