The Skydrop WiFi Sprinkler Controller is a smart irrigation system that monitors the weather and skips waterings if rain is in the forecast. If you have a Nest device, the Skydrop can send it water usage reports.
The Rachio IRO WiFi Sprinkler Controller is the most popular of all the smart irrigation controllers. It is made in the USA and integrates with smart home APIs like SmartThings, Nest and IFTTT. It will skip a watering if rain is in the forecast and even keeps track of your use for data nerds.
UPDATE: NetAqua has gone out of business, we don’t suggest purchasing this unit.
The netAQUA 9D WiFi Sprinkler Controller stands out from other smart systems because it can be mounted outdoors and controlled in person without a device. If you’re out of WiFi range, the controller can be hardwired with ethernet. It also has the ability to connect a rain sensor and a flow sensor.
The HydraWise WiFi Sprinkler Controller is made in America and waters 12-Zones, automatically pausing if there is rain in the forecast. The controller can be accessed via the web, an iOS app, an Android app and manually without a device. Manual controls are rare for most WiFi sprinkler controllers, so it’s a bonus. (more…)
The IrrigationCaddy IC-W1 is a smart sprinkler controller that connects over WiFi and can be programmed from a website, an iOS app or an Android app. Two features that set it apart from the crowd are the ability to connect with hardwired ethernet and manual controls that allow you to program it without a device. (more…)