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The Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller is one of those devices that you’d have to be crazy not to buy. Why? Because it pays for itself. It’s just like a smart thermostat — you have to pay for it up front, but then you recoup that cost and much more over time because it saves you money on your energy bill. The Rachio 3 is the same, but for water. The device’s smart features take things like past and upcoming weather, soil moisture, and plenty more to adjust watering on the fly. And the new third-generation version adds even more great features, such as wireless flow meter support and compatibility with popular voice assistants like Alexa as well as smart home systems like SmartThings. In installs in no time at all, so you’ll be saving money on your water bill before you know it.

Here are some key features:

  • 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.
  • 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).

Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller (8 Zones): $229

Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller (16 Zones): $279

Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller (8 Zones) + Wireless Flow Meter: $329

Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller (16 Zones) + Wireless Flow Meter: $379

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