The Waka is the Water Quality Monitor paired with the Signal Mate (Hardware), along with Software, IoT Connectivity and Servicing (Subscription) to deliver a plug and play system. The Subscription covers servicing and calibration of the Hardware, network fees, maintenance, customer support and more.
The RiverWatch Hardware and Software is a complete freshwater and saltwater monitoring solution with five sensors included and room to customise the solution to your needs. The Signal Mate collects the data from the Waka every 15 minutes and sends back valuable information via Cellular IoT or Swarm IoT Satellite Communications. The Software takes the data received from the Signal Mate and translates it into easy-to-understand information, using Artificial Intelligence and providing essential information and alerts in real-time.
*60-day money-back guarantee. If for any reason, you are not 100% satisfied with your device, you can return it to us for a full refund of the Hardware purchase cost.
The Waka Hardware comes with five sensors, with room for two more sensors to be added. It is housed in a modular floating unit made from recycled milk bottles. It communicates with the Signal Mate using IoT Technology to gather data continuously, sending information to the software every 15 minutes.
The Waka includes sensors for:
The Signal Mate transfers data between the Waka and Software. Choose between Cellular IoT or Swarm Satellite IoT connectivity.
Find out more about the sensors and upgradable options on the Science page.
The Software collects data from the Waka and Signal Mate Hardware, runs algorithms to interpret the data, and presents it in clear, understandable summaries, with a quick-look water quality health score, site-specific details, environment classifications and alert warnings.
Deployment toolkit & instructions
Software access with upgrades
Web login & access to your data
Network fees & maintenance
Calibration & servicing
Return freight to the RiverWatch base (for calibration & servicing)
The Subscription Agreement covers Software and network fees, calibration and servicing of the Waka and Signal Mate (with freight to the RiverWatch base included), customer support and more.
Once the order is received, we will process and dispatch your Hardware.
You will receive your deployment toolkit and instructions showing you how to install the Signal Mate, deploy the Waka, and turn them on using the magnetic switch.
You will receive your software and web login to access your real-time water quality monitoring data.
Find out more about additional deployment/tethering options on The Waka Hardware page.
Read more about how the Software and Signal Mate work to provide valuable water health insight.
The sensors are housed in a modular floating unit made from recycled milk bottles called the Waka. It uses IoT technology to transfer data to the AI software.
Housed in the Waka are five sensors, including pH, Temperature, Conductivity, Dissolved Oxygen and Turbidity, with room for two more sensors installed.
Founded in response to the growing water quality crisis, the RiverWatch mission is to help New Zealand understand and manage water quality.