The Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller changes the way you water. It makes running your sprinklers easy and convenient while saving you water and money. Rachio automatically creates a watering schedule that lowers your water bill and ensures the beautiful yard you want, while the mobile app gives you access to your sprinkler system from anywhere. Plus, Rachio is compatible with nearly any sized yard and smart home platform.
This is the companion app to the industry-leading Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller.
Check out what's in the most recent app release:
• Rachio Thrive now includes Thrive Mode, a new type of skip that takes advantage of the benefits of Lawn Champion to save you even more water.
• Yard Events is a new feature that tells you about newsworthy seasonal events in your area and what to do about them.
• Improved experience for users transferring ownership of their controller.
• Improvements to Wi-Fi onboarding issues for users with new devices.
• Bug fixes and performance enhancements.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Great app and device
My experience with the app and Rachio 3 has been pretty much flawless. A few glitches but nothing a restart of the app didn’t resolve. I think some issues people are having is internet connectivity. If you have mediocre WiFi in your home it’s probably pretty bad in your garage if the Rachio is located there. I have a access point in my garage and the Rachio shows strong connectivity in the client list. Maybe that’s why it always works. I would totally give it 5 stars if it had a RJ45 jack on the back to possibly run it PoE (power over ethernet) over a CAT 6. This would give it rock solid connectivity and may resolve a lot of people’s issues. Sometimes when I pull my truck in the garage a certain way it will reduce the signal to 60% (metal barrier). With a hard wired connection none of these changes in everyday life would effect the connectivity and cause people to post un researched problems and immediately blame the device. Oh, and on a previous post on how the Rachio got his WiFi password. This is a HomeKit device, that’s why you bought it right? You said you had a iPhone so you are prob a iOS and AppleTV guy. HomeKit passed on the credentials and set up protocols. You can disable this.
3rd clock in 10 years
This is the third auto sprinkler clock I have tried in the past 10 years because of incredibly disappointing results and other reasons. Compared to the other two which are not relevant because of technological advances and budget this Rachio is a dream come true! Even though their information on how much water my lawn should receive is based on their opinion of a proper watering schedule based on the weather is very much different than that of the water conservatory group which I belong to. I have watered according to local landscaping recommended schedule and my grass is the best it’s ever been in the 17 years that I’ve owned this home. The app is easy and I always know what’s going on and I can stop cycles at anytime I want, I can run manual schedules I can completely control the experience I have a super powerful Wi-Fi so it always stays connected and has not failed in three months so far. The reason I chose this brand was because if it’s in Costco, then it has usually passed a lot of consumer-protecting research and tests. I will totally back the opinion of Costco that you get your $$ worth on this system. Love my lawn!
Frustrating to use
Looks cool, seems like it will work great when you program it, and easy to program. However so many inconsistencies and errors, if program to run in morning for short time, instead it’s running in evening for hours. Or program is set to run at 6:30 am, and it runs at 11:45 pm. Or we have it set to run every day but Monday when it will getting mowed, and instead it says next scheduled run is two weeks from now. Often I’m shocked to find it running at various times when it’s not meant too. Often I find that it tries to conserve so much that instead if running for 15 minutes it runs for a minute or two and new plants are dying. One zone we can’t get to run, we have had a sprinkler company come out and verify, it’s getting power and water and it’s set up and programmed right, and was working on our previous system just before switched over. It is either so convoluted and too smart for its own good, with all the skips and conservations, or even when you program it to not be, it’s doesn’t run when it should. Takes way too much time to continually manage and override after you get it all set up and programmed, setting it up was the easy straight forward part. We have two computer science engineers at our house and neither of them like it. I do not recommend, needs major software improvements.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.