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.
• The home screen will now show you more details about your past and upcoming runs.
• Minor navigation issues.
Ratings and Reviews
Works like a charm
Very easy to set up. I like that you can take photos of your zones, create zone maps using an aerial photo of your home, etc. It is really easy to use as hoc and in scheduled mode. Many devices are one or the other, but this is eased or both. This is real easy to use with Alexa too. Will just say, “Alexa, ask Rachio to run zone 3 for 15 minutes.” Also, I like that I can VERY simply select certain of the zones to run manually (quick run). Literally can have that started in 10-15 seconds of zone selection time. You can also allow professionals (your landscaper or sprinkler repair company) to access it. This allows them to work on your sprinklers without you having to give them your phone. I gave this a 5 because it’s not a 4, but I think it is really a 4.5. So far I can’t fully trust the automatic weather feature. I am all about using water only when needed, but in our climate, if you give too little everything will die. I noticed that it won’t run the sprinklers when the slightest bit of rain has recently occurred. That slight bit of rain would never have been enough to get to the roots of the plants / grass. The good news it is a easy to use that I turned off the auto weather feature, and I just manually disable the Rachio if enough rain has occurred or is obviously going to occur.
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.
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- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.