• It might seem like every day is the same in coronavirus quarantine, but it’s clear that time still marches on because warmer weather is finally upon us.
  • That means people across the country are getting ready to turn their sprinkler systems back on, so now is the perfect time for an upgrade.
  • Amazon is offering the lowest prices of the year on Rachio smart sprinkler controllers including the Rachio 3 and the entry-level Rachio 3e.
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If you’re one of the many millions of responsible Americans out there who have been sheltering in place for the better part of the past 2 months, it might seem like time has been standing still lately. Step outside for a few minutes, however, and you can confirm that warmer weather is finally upon us. That doesn’t mean quite what it used to since we all still have to quarantine indoors as much as possible right now. If you own a home with a sprinkler system though, it means it’s time to fire it back up.

Times have been pretty tough lately, so perhaps it’s high time you treated yourself to a bit of a treat. In this case, we’re talking about an awesome system that adds smart features to your sprinkler system and saves water (and therefore money) in the process. All four current-generation versions of Rachio’s smart sprinkler controller — the Rachio 3 8-zone model, the Rachio 3 16-zone model, and the entry-level Rachio 3e 8-zone and 16-zone models — are on sale right now at the lowest prices of 2020. Wondering what the differences are between the 3 and the 3e? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. From Rachio’s forum:

The R3e Smart Sprinkler Controller offers a lower-priced entry point for customers looking for a weather-based smart sprinkler controller. The R3e lacks the following features available on the Rachio 3:

Weather Intelligence™ Plus
Flex Daily
Yard Map
HomeKit
Future premium software features
Any wireless integrations

These deals are good until Memorial Day (May 25th) or until they sell out.

Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller

  • Save money and water! See up to 30-50% savings on your monthly water bill!
  • Avoid watering in the rain. Exclusive weather intelligence plus automatically skips unnecessary watering with features like rain skip, wind skip, freeze skip, and more.
  • Control from anywhere with the easy-to-use app. Run sprinklers, view upcoming schedules, and observe your estimated outdoor water usage.


Rachio 3e Smart Sprinkler Controller

  • Automatically save money and water. See savings in your monthly watering bill with the Rachio 3e Smart Sprinkler Controller. For even greater recurring water savings, check out the Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller!
  • Cut back on unnecessary watering – without compromising your lawn’s health. Rachio 3e’s standard Weather Intelligence automatically skips unnecessary watering with features like Rain Skip, Wind Skip, Freeze Skip, Saturation Skip, and Seasonal Shift. Select the best-selling Rachio 3 for premium Weather Intelligence Plus features and upgraded weather forecasting.
  • Control your sprinklers from anywhere with Rachio’s free, easy-to-use app. Run, pause, and stop your sprinklers directly from your smartphone or mobile device.


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