Round Up: Rachio Generation 2 WiFi Sprinkler Controller (16 Zone)

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 new device also adds manual controls on the unit and a slimmer footprint to make it easier to install. The Rachio pedigree continues with sweet API integration with IFTTT, Nest and SmartThings.

Rachio 16-Zone WiFi Sprinkler Controller 2016

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

MSRP: $249.99
Amazon Reviews:  (199 reviews)
EPA WaterSense Certified: Yes
Control: Web
 iOS app
 Android app
Manual Control
Connection: WiFi
Ethernet     Ethernet devices
Zones: 16
Weather Auto-Pause: Yes
Weather Resistant: No      Outdoor enclosure available
Inputs: Rain sensor
Flow sensor
Public API: Yes
Articles:  Rachio Generation 2 Review
 Rachio Generation 2 Install & Setup
 Rachio Generation 2 Unboxing
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