Round Up: Rachio IRO WiFi Sprinkler Controller (16 zone)

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.

The controller is not weather resistant, so you can’t mount it outdoors without a protective case. The unit cannot be controlled manually, so you will always need a device to program it.


Rachio IRO WiFi Sprinkler Controller (16 zone)

Check out how the features of this smart sprinkler controller stack up against the competition in our Big Ole WiFi Sprinkler Controller Comparison.

MSRP: $299.99
Amazon Reviews:  (685 reviews)
Home Depot Reviews: (129 reviews)
Control: Web
 iOS app
 Android app
Manual Control
Connection: WiFi
Ethernet     Ethernet devices
Zones: 16
Weather Auto-Pause: Yes
Weather Resistant: No     Weather-resistant devices
Inputs: Rain sensor
Flow sensor
Public API: Yes
Video: Rachio IRO install
Rachio IRO install & review
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Round ups are overviews of products with various bullet points broken out for easy reading, they are not reviews.

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