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Go Direct® Soil Moisture Sensor

Go Direct® Soil Moisture Sensor

Go Direct® Soil Moisture Sensor


The Go Direct Soil Moisture Sensor is used to measure the volumetric water content and temperature of soil. This makes it ideal for performing experiments in courses such as soil science, agricultural science, environmental science, horticulture, botany, and biology. This probe connects via Bluetooth® wireless technology or via USB to your device.

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The Go Direct Soil Moisture Sensor uses capacitance to measure the water content of soil (by measuring the dielectric permittivity of the soil, which is a function of the water content). Simply insert this rugged sensor into the soil to be tested, and the volumetric water content of the soil is reported in percent.

The Go Direct Soil Moisture Sensor also has a temperature sensor on it allowing measurement of soil moisture and temperature at the same time. 

Rechargeable Battery—Ready When You Are

The robust rechargeable battery offers long battery life and provides always-ready operation when using the sensor wirelessly. Monitor battery life directly from our award-winning Vernier Graphical Analysis® app, as well as LabQuest® 3. Should the battery run low, simply connect the sensor to the charging cable and keep on collecting—no interruptions or inconvenience to you or your students.

Wireless or Wired—The Flexibility to Choose

Our Go Direct sensors connect directly to your mobile device, Chromebook, or computer using our Vernier Graphical Analysis® app—no additional equipment or software purchases are necessary. Go Direct sensors can be used wired via USB or wirelessly via Bluetooth® wireless technology, allowing you to choose the best solution for your classroom or laboratory.

What's Included

  • Vernier Go Direct Soil Moisture Sensor
  • Micro USB cable



5-year limited warranty (1 year on battery)
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Educational use only: Vernier products are designed for educational use. They are not appropriate for industrial, medical, or commercial applications.