Which mote should I install for water meter monitoring?

When it comes to water meter monitoring, meter.me recommends the following motes. Each has its own strengths, so please consider which mote will work best for your installation.


  • Uses an internal antenna that will work best for deployments that are closer to the local meter.base
  • Does not require sun exposure for charging: Internal LiPo battery offers an estimated 5-year lifespan when configured for pulse counting
  • Includes input for monitoring one water meter


  • Uses an external antenna providing better LoRa signal range; beneficial for deployments that are further from the local meter.base
  • Requires sun exposure for solar charging as the unit does not contain a primary cell battery. The unit can also be connected to external power
  • Includes inputs for monitoring up to two water meters