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Rachio: Now Schedule Your Sprinkler Using A Mobile App

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Rachio is the ultimate sprinkler controller at hand. The Smart Sprinkler Controller gives you control of your sprinklers and watering bill. It does that right from your smart phone. Rachio turns your local forecasts, soil, and plant types, sun exposure and more into a customized watering schedule that saves your water and energy. The Rachio system knows when to skip watering.

Monitor From Anywhere.

With the app, check or adjust your sprinklers at anytime, whether you are at home, at work or away. You can receive alerts when Rachio steps in to adjust schedules for rain, snow or seasonal changes. You can get up to 50% off your water bill with a Rachio Wi-Fi Sprinkler Controller.

EPA WaterSense Certified.

Rachio is tested to the highest industry standards. Its EPA WaterSense certified technology has helped homeowners save billions of gallons (and counting). The conservation impact is pretty intense. Many local municipalities offer rebates up to 100% off retail.

The Hardware.

Installing and setting up Rachio takes under 30 minutes. Also, it requires no special tools or expertise. It can quickly connect to your home’s Wi-Fi. Rachio system works with your current sprinkler system, up to 16 zones. Rachio runs zones right from your controller. Manual access allows for local control. It has an optional outdoor enclosure. It helps protect your controller in all weather situations. Hardwire option included.

The App.

The app can be used to start, stop and change your sprinklers. It can be done using your phone or computer. The Rachio app will let you know what’s happening with your yard, from rain delays to faulty valves. You can also know how much water you’re using in your yard. Option to share full or limited access with your irrigation professional. Extend your smart home into the yard. The It is Sprinkler directly integrates with the best connected home platforms. These include Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Nest and more.

SWAT Tested.

You can get a schedule tailored specifically for you. This can be done based on specific plant types, soil types, nozzles and sun exposure. You can specify times and dates for when your schedules should run. Smart Cycle breaks up your schedule into smaller periods to maximize soil absorption rate. It is proven to save water while keeping your plants healthy.

Weather.

Rachio can water automatically based on past, present and future weather, plus seasonal adjustments. You will never need to worry about updating schedules. It is connects to a network of thousands of weather stations. This way it gives you the latest weather. It automatically skips watering due to forecasted rain, instead of just reacting to real-time rain. It automatically skips watering due to low temperatures.

The Verdict.

Rachio helps you set a personalised watering schedule. It will also watch the weather for you and adapt accordingly. The intuitive app nicely balances a wealth of options for customization. It has a quick and easy setup process. It Is also has a few limitations. The voice controls of Rachio aren’t that great. You can’t run multiple zones at once. The watering history section in the app is confusing. Also the onboard controls are limited, and waterproof casing costs extra.  It is a smart device that genuinely feels smart. It is definitely well worth the upgrade from an ordinary sprinkler controller.

Keval Padia
Keval Padia is the founder & CEO of Nimblechapps, a fast-growing mobile game development company. The current innovation and updates of the field lures him to express his views and thoughts on certain topics.