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I LOVE This Smart Sprinkler System!

You know me.. I LOVE connected home stuff. Anything to make my life simpler! So, it’s only natural that I would have a smart sprinkler system, too, right?

Yep, I use a Rachio smart sprinkler system. My particular version can control up to 16 different zones! It takes into account a ton of factors for each different zone to optimize watering.. Soil type, sun, current and forecast weather, slope, what type of sprayer is in that zone, etc! Rachio also ties into IFTTT, so controlling it with other things, triggering in different ways, even voice controlling via Amazon Echo is all possible!

 

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Weather Impacts:

What is really cool is that I can use my Netatmo home weather station  to tie into the weather part of the sprinklers. Now, if you don’t have this, don’t worry, it will use the nearest approved weather sensor, like NWS, etc. This takes into account not only the current conditions, but the forecast, so it can optimize the schedule of watering! For example, if it rains, it will put the system on a rain delay.. No need to run if it’s raining! If it’s going to freeze, it won’t run, etc! We’ve had a lot of rain lately so you can see some decent gaps in between the waterings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manual Sprinkler Control:

Of course you can manually control everything too! You can select a duration and run each of your zones as you wish.

 

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Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller, 16 Zone 2nd Generation, Works with Amazon Alexa (Lawn & Patio)

Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller – 16 Zone 2nd Generation, Works with Amazon Alexa

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. Wifi connection is 2.4 GHz required. Supports dedicated 2.4GHz and dual-band networks. Cannot operate on 5 GHz only networks. Compatible with master valve, pump relay, or indexing valve
  • 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.
  • 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. Operating temperature: -4°F to 140°F
  • BEST-IN-CLASS CUSTOMER SUPPORT. Help is available whenever you need it (yes, even on weekends).

List Price: $249.99 USD
New From: $203.03 USD In Stock
Used from: $179.00 USD In Stock
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Brandon Sullivan

I am an entrepreneur, meteorologist and storm chaser. I travel and take captivating photos and videos across the world. If I'm not chasing, I'm at the gym. All opinions are my own and do not represent my employers or investments.

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