The B-Hyve by Orbit is the first WiFi sprinkler controller entry from one of the big boys in the home irrigation space. Orbit and RainBird have been slow to the punch, with many other alternatives filling the void.
The Aifro WaterEco is the latest WiFi sprinkler controller to join the market. It’s biggest – and most notable – feature is the 7-inch touch screen. No other controller has such a big screen, and this may be a killer feature for those who want manual control on a pretty screen.
The second generation Rachio improves on the most popular smart sprinkler controller on the market. Rachio has dropped the Iro name from it’s 2016 device, and they’ve dropped the price $50 compared to the previous 16-Zone model.
The GreenIQ WiFi Sprinkler Controller is a smart irrigation unit that connects over WiFi and can be programmed from a web browser. The unit is weather resistant so it can be mounted outdoors or in the garage. The GreenIQ also integrates with IFTTT, which opens up endless nerdy possibilities for integrations with other services.
The BlueSpray WiFi Sprinkler Controller is a smart irrigation unit that allows you to set your watering schedule as complex or simple as you want. The controller can be expanded to support 64 zones, so this thing can be a workhorse for big commercial jobs.
The Blossom WiFi Sprinkler Controller is a 12-zone smart irrigation unit that makes it easy to program your sprinkler system on an iOS or Android device. The Blossom is weather resistant, so it can be mounted indoors or out. It will skip a watering session if rain is in the forecast.
The Lono WiFi Sprinkler Controller is a smart irrigation system that skips waterings when rain is in the forecast and touts water savings up to 50%. The app allows you to take full control over 20 different watering zones.
The RainMachine HD-12 WiFi Sprinkler Controller is an EPA Watersense certified smart irrigation system that will skip waterings if rain is in the forecast. The unit also integrates with IFTTT, which allows us more nerdy folks to connect to a ton of different services like Amazon’s Echo or Nest.