Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller, 8 Zone 2nd Generation, Works with Amazon Alexa

June 5, 2019 - Comment

Take the guesswork out of watering with a Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller. The easy-to-use mobile app lets you manage your sprinklers without running back and forth to the controller, while automatic weather adjustments mean no more watering in the rain. Get peace of mind – Rachio knows just how much water your yard needs. Control

Take the guesswork out of watering with a Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller. The easy-to-use mobile app lets you manage your sprinklers without running back and forth to the controller, while automatic weather adjustments mean no more watering in the rain. Get peace of mind – Rachio knows just how much water your yard needs. Control your sprinklers using a smartphone or with category-leading smart home integrations, including Amazon Alexa and more. Master Valve-Compatible with master valve, pump relay, or indexing valve. Wi-Fi Connection – Wi-Fi (2.4GHz) required. Supports dedicated 2.4GHz and dual-band networks. Cannot operate on 5 GHz only networks. Sensors Rain Sensor – Wired & Wireless Normally Closed (NC) sensors, Soil Sensor – Wired & Wireless Normally Closed (NC) sensors, Wired Flow Sensors

Product Features

  • MOST 5-STAR RATINGS. Amazon’s most- and highest-rated WiFi sprinkler controller is the Rachio Generation 2 Smart Sprinkler Controller.
  • UNBEATABLE USABILITY. Download the Rachio app to care for your lawn remotely with your smartphone, tablet or laptop, use a connected home system or run zones directly from the controller itself.
  • ADAPTS TO YOUR LAWN. Set your own schedules or input details like plant type and sun exposure to let Rachio automatically water your lawn with exactly what it needs to thrive, and not a drop more. Detect leaks and maximize watering precision with the Wireless Flow Meter. Leverage sensitive Vortex technology to detect even low-flow leaks before they reach crisis
  • ONLY WITH RACHIO – RAIN AND WIND SKIPS. Rachio Weather Intelligence uses comprehensive weather data to automatically adjust your irrigation schedule based on the latest local forecasts.
  • SAVE WATER, SAVE MONEY. Reduce your water bill by up to 50% while keeping your garden healthy. EPA WaterSense certified – eligible for utility rebates of up to 100% off (check your local water provider).
  • MOST-CONNECTED CONTROLLER. Works with top smart-home platforms, including Amazon Alexa and Google Home – more than any other smart sprinkler controller.
  • EASY INSTALLATION. Install it yourself – no special tools or expertise required.
  • BEST-IN-CLASS CUSTOMER SUPPORT. Help is available whenever you need it (yes, even on weekends).

Comments

Anonymous says:

A Great Device That Will Pay For Itself So I have to admit that I was struggling to find the necessity for a connected sprinkler system. My entire house is full of IOT devices and I am a huge fan of connected technology. I finally decided to pull the trigger and see what all the fuss was about. First, the Rachio was simple to install. It took about fifteen minutes to get it connected to power, wired to my rain sensor and connected to wifi. Please do yourself a favor and check your wifi signal at the installation site. It’s easy enough to do using the Ookla app or any others sped test site. I have a mesh wifi system so my speeds in the garage are very fast. Second, the app assists you with setup and accounts for types of sprinklers as well as soil types and actual weather data for your area. It was very simple to add the zones to the Rachio controller. The app is well thought out and makes installation very simple. So how is it useful?1. I have dropped my water usage tremendously due to this device. Not only does it…

Anonymous says:

So far so good. Easy setup as long as you have some … So far so good. Easy setup as long as you have some basic understanding of your network. The app is nifty and responsive.My only complaint is that even though I have renamed the zones to things like “front lawn” or “flower bed” when using Alexa I have to say the zone number rather than the friendly name. I’m hoping they update this as the system matures.Overall I’m very happy and I think it will pay for itself with water savings because it knows when it rains close by. You can also hook up an external rain sensor, but I’ve opted for just using my closed weather station for climate information.

Anonymous says:

Never leave your sprinklers on as it rains again. A lot of home automation solutions have “green” subtext of saving money because of adding more controls to ensure that use is when needed. Lawn sprinklers is actually the first generation of home controls… before the Z-Wave and Wi-Fi… watering lawns on a timer that will adhere to a 7×24 plan. Rachio makes this level of control the entry level, adding many more levels of water management that it almost seems like you have your own groundskeeper monitoring the weather forecast, evaluating what type of soil, runoff, and plants/grass. If we could possibly ignore the web and phone interface, just the feature of skipping watering when there’s going to be a rainstorm, or a frost, is priceless. Well I guess not… You certainly can put a price on how much you save.This is my second Rachio Iro. I purchased the 1st generation Rachio 8-zone for my last house and it was a champ. The only thing that I didn’t like and was frankly, maddening… was the blink method…

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