For Sensor Success, Use Onset from the Outset

Don't Settle for Second-Best: An Onset Tech Direct Guide

In farming today, if you’re not on top of new technology, you may be going under. Sensors and data loggers are the latest tools for the modern farm, and Onset is a global leader in both. Onset’s cutting-edge HOBO monitoring solutions are simple to install, so you can easily measure, record, and manage the environmental data you need to optimize operations and maximize crop yield and quality.  

High Tech, Low Overhead

Onset’s Bluetooth-enabled HOBO data loggers provide convenient, comprehensive monitoring of temperature and relative humidity on farm. All you need is a mobile device or Windows 10 computer running the HOBOconnect app to wirelessly download data when within 100 feet of the logger. The HOBOconnect app is free, so you can just purchase the logger and supercharge your business right away. It’s that simple.

For larger operations that require high-volume monitoring, Onset’s web-enabled HOBOnet Remote Field Monitoring System is up to the challenge. Want to track temperature, soil moisture, or rain? HOBOnet has you covered. Looking to gauge windspeed or solar energy? HOBOnet outshines the competition. With a HOBO RX3000 or HOBO MicroRX data logging station as its core component, HOBOnet works with wireless HOBOnet sensors and HOBOlink, Onset’s cloud-based software platform, for remote access to your data—from anywhere! You can download data up to four times per day for free or purchase an affordable plan for more frequent access. Plus, you can configure HOBOlink to send you automatic text/email alerts if conditions exceed user-set thresholds, so you can act fast to protect your crops!

Freezing Out Frost

Tracking all these variables is impressive, but what does it do for your business? For farmers of early spring or late fall crops, temperature data offers vital frost protection. When frost threatens your crops, you can receive an automatic text email alert so you can auto-start a pump or take other actions to safeguard your field. Peace of mind is a rare commodity for farmers, but Onset provides it.

Water Works

Proper irrigation is essential for crop growth. Using too much or too little water can impact production, quality, and the environment. Gauging water needs is harder than it sounds, but HOBO makes it easy with precise soil moisture monitoring any day, any time, for any crop. For farmers with a hundred tasks to accomplish, that’s one less thing to worry about.

Trust and Affordability

Looking for assurance about the quality and reliability of Onset products? Consider that the military uses HOBO temperature and humidity data loggers to monitor the storage of explosives. If HOBO loggers can earn the army’s trust, they’re bound to give you the biggest bang-for-the-buck on your farm.

With so many players in the agricultural data logger/sensor market, what sets Onset apart? In a word, it’s fees—or rather, a lack of fees. Most companies lock you into a subscription and apply recurring charges, but farmers want to buy and own the technology themselves. Onset makes that possible.

Don’t Settle for Second Best

Your choice of a monitoring solution provider can impact your business for years to come. Onset understands that and is committed to a culture of continuous improvement, innovation, and world-class unlimited customer tech support. Remember, if you’re not at the head of the pack, you may be left in the dust. So, follow the leader in sensor technology, and you might find your neighbours following close behind.

The Tech Direct Solution

Onset is an AGvisorPRO Tech Direct partner. This means that any farmer with the AGvisorPRO app can connect to Onset in a face-to-face session for free. While there’s certainly no shortage of ways for farmers to digitally connect with the information they need, AGvisorPRO is unique. It connects farmers, industry, and independent expertise into one user-friendly app. This means farmers can find the advice they need easily, connect to the right people quickly, and get from question to answer faster.

To connect with Onset or any of our Tech Direct partners, consider downloading the AGvisorPRO app. If you want to see what AGvisorPRO can do for you, one of our knowledgeable team members would be happy to give you a walk-through. You can also download our app at or wherever you get your apps. With Onset and AGvisorPRO in your corner, when it comes to state-of-the-art sensor technology, you will get the answers you need.