Ecowitt Gateway with sensor


The Ecowitt Gateway with Sensor makes the soil moisture data of the Ecowitt wireless sensor (transfer by radio signal 868 Mhz) available in your Wifi. You will be able to read the results all over the world and to set alerts.

Updates every minute. The sensor is suitable to use both inside and outside up to a distance of 100 meters between the Gateway and the sensor. The Gateway can monitor max. 8 sensors at the same time. An email will be sent if the actual value will sink under the alert value. Additional soil moisture sensors are available in our webshop.

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– The Ecowitt Gateway with Sensor makes soil moisture data of the soil moisture sensor available in your Wifi. The soil moisture sensor sends a radio signal (868 Mhz) to the Gateway and doesn’t need Wifi access.
– Install the Gateway close to your Wifi router with the APP WS View (the APP is for free).
– The Gateway has a built-in sensor to measure temperature, humidity and a barometric sensor.
– Install the soil moisture sensor to read soil moisture data (for both indoor and outdoor), up to a distance of 100 meters from the Gateway.
– The Gateway is able to monitor up to 8 soil moisture sensors. Separate sensors are available in our webshop.
– Connect the Gateway with the Ecowitt server and set up your own account (no charges involved).
– Now you can read all data (temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure and soil moisture readings) all over the world. Save your account in your favorites on your PC, Laptop, Tablet or Smart phone for easy and fast access of your data.
– Dashboard with graphs and real-time data (updated every minute), accessible from anywhere in the world.
Possibility to set up an alert and to receive an email when the actual value is less than the alert level (e.g. when the soil moisture level is less than 20%).
– USB plug-in adapter included.
– English manual included.

User manual Ecowitt Gateway GW1000 with Ecowitt soil moisture sensor WH51

-1X Box with the Gateway GW1000 sensor included, clip to hold the sensor and English manual
-1X Box with soil moisture sensor WH51 and English manual
-1X Separate USB plug charger for the Gateway GW1000

-In addition to the moisture content of the soil (in%) measured by the soil moisture sensor, the Gateway has a sensor that measures the temperature, humidity and air pressure on site.
-The gateway and the sensor use the radio signal 868 MHz. If at your home or in the immediate vicinity other devices work with the same radio signal, this can cause interference.
-The Gateway only works with a 2.4GHz band Wi-Fi network, Dual Band is not supported.
-Make sure that WiFi and Bluetooth are activated on your phone during installation.
-Make sure there is as little distance as possible between your phone and the Gateway during installation (max. 1 meter).
Install the Gateway as close as possible to your router (preferably in the same room), in any case ensure good WiFi reception of the Gateway.
Install the soil moisture sensor(s) close to the Gateway (preferably in the same room) to ensure that the Gateway can properly receive the radio signal from the sensor.
-Sometimes WiFi routers are extra secured (especially corporate networks). In this case it won’t be possible to connect the Gateway to your WiFi. You will need to consult the administrator of your network.
-Some WiFi routers need to be activated with a button first to enable a WiFi connection with another device (such as the Gateway).

1. Download the “WS view” app from the Apple or Android Store. Create an account.
2. Open the app and press the 3 blue lines (= menu) at the top left corner. Then click “Configure New Device”.
3. Click on the middle image on the left side (the image of the Gateway). Press “Next”.
4. Plug the USB connector of the Gateway into the USB plug (included). Then plug in the power cord .
5. Press the black reset button at the front for 5 seconds. As soon as the red light starts flashing quickly, tick the box ‘Completed Operation’ in the same screen below. Note: you sometimes have to scroll down in the screen (see picture below) to be able to tick the box “Completed operation”!

Ecowitt configure WiFi

Then click on “Next”.
6. Enter the name and password of the available WiFi router to connect.
7. Go to your phone’s WiFi settings and check the available WiFi connections. Click on the WiFi network GW1000-WIFI. Now a connection is established between the Gateway and the available WiFi network (see image below).

Ecowitt Gateway WiFi

8. Now open the app again and click on the menu at the top left (the 3 blue lines). Click on “Device List” to find the Gateway. Make sure your phone is as close to the Gateway as possible. You should now see the image below (with different data).

Ecowitt Device List

If this screen remains blank, you should wait max. 2 min. If after 2 minutes the screen is still blank, return to the WiFi settings on your phone to see if your phone has reconnected to your standard WiFi. If not (because the phone still shows a connection to the GW1000-WIFI network), select your default network manually and repeat step 8. above. If you still have a blank screen, turn off mobile data reception in your phone settings, close the WS View app and close all other active apps on your phone. Now repeat step 8. above. If you do not yet see a Device List, please contact us via our email address
9. When the Device List is displayed, click on it to get the current data (see the image below). Now the sensors need to be installed and paired.

Ecowitt Live Data

1. Remove the sensor from the box and insert an AA battery into the sensor. When the sensor is on, a red light will flash. Do not put the sensor near the plant yet!
2. “CH1 SOIL” appears in the app, this is the 1st sensor. When multiple sensors are paired it is recommended to change the name of the sensor so that you will know which one it concerns. You can easily change the name by clicking on the symbol with the pen in in your display near “CH1 SOIL”. The 2nd sensor you link the same way is called “CH2 SOIL”, etc. A maximum of 8 sensors can be linked to 1 Gateway. When you install the battery in the sensor, it is directly connected to the Gateway.
3. To be sure, check first if the sensor is properly calibrated. This can be done by putting the sensor in a glass of water (only the black part of the probe up to 1 cm below the green housing). The moisture value can now be checked in the app. If the value is 95% or higher, the sensor is OK. If the value is below this, follow the directions in the English manual to calibrate the sensor or contact


1. Go to the website
2. Log in to your account or create an account first if you have not already done so when you installed the WS view app.
3. After logging in, go to the menu at the top left (the 3 lines). Click on “Devices”. All devices that have been paired will appear here.
4. Click on the bar with “Add Device”.
5. Enter a device name + the Location. Device type is “Weather Station”.
6. Enter the MAC number. This number can be found by opening the WS view app. Select in
the menu for “Device List”. Then the MAC number is listed with the Gateway. See the image under point 8. Above. Choose the Gateway and enter the MAC number on the ecowitt website. Press save and the Gateway is paired.
7. Click on the menu again (the 3 lines at the top left) and then go to “Dashboard”. The moisture values ​​and graphs will appear. At the top of the page, in the middle you can choose which Gateway (which project) you want to view the data of if you have installed more than 1 Gateway.
8. Save the page with the dashboard as a favorite in the browser of your Phone / PC / Laptop / Tablet to quickly access the live data anywhere and anytime.

Go to “Dashboard”. Click on the yellow bell and then a menu appears where notifications can be set. For example minimum soil moisture value, maximum soil moisture value and when the battery is (almost) empty. You will now automatically receive an email as soon as the values ​​you have set are exceeded. The Gateway may lose its connection if the WiFi goes down. That’s why it is important to check at least weekly the dashboard to see if the soil moisture sensors are still delivering current values. Now the sensors can be placed inside near the plants, or in the garden/in your lawn.

Press the black button at the front for approx. 10 sec. until the red light and blue light flash 3X simultaneously to reset the Gateway to factory defaults. All previously set data will now be lost and you will have to start again with the complete installation with the WS View app.

For the solutions to the most common problems, see pages 52 to 62 of the enclosed English manual or contact us at

Tel. 00 33 6 83 08 69 64

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