Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller Gains HomeKit Support

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Rachio today announced that it has added HomeKit support to its Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller, allowing the device to work with Siri and other HomeKit accessories to control sprinklers.

According to Rachio, its Smart Sprinkler Controller is the first sprinkler controller to offer HomeKit integration.


The Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller works with the Home app or through the Rachio app, and connected sprinklers can be controlled from any iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, HomePod, or Apple TV. With a HomePod or an Apple TV available for remote access, connected sprinklers can also be controlled when away from home.

"We are excited to bring HomeKit support to Rachio customers," said Chris Klein, CEO and co-founder of Rachio. "HomeKit users already have a smart home, and now they can have a smart yard, too. Rachio consumers have been asking for HomeKit integration, and we are excited to deliver it to them with our new Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller."

Rachio's Wi-Fi connected Smart Sprinkler Controller, priced at $229, offers up features that include easy installation, a Flow Meter for monitoring water usage, and Hyperlocal Weather Intelligence for turning on sprinklers only in appropriate weather.

The Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller can be purchased from the Rachio website.

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27 months ago
this is exactly what I was waiting for. Will buy next spring.
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27 months ago

Awesome! Curious what kind of HomeKit automations people make with this. I recall someone wanting to integrate their sprinklers with a motion sensor to prevent people from cutting through their lawn :p

You better believe it buddy, I already have automated a doorbell with HomeKit via an Aqara button. I'm totally going to turn this loose on door to door salespeople!!
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27 months ago
Just in case anyone's ordering in next week or so: there's a discount code available when ordering direct via Rachio: HOMEKIT30

It's good till Oct 7 apparently.
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27 months ago
You’re move Orbit. Don’t know what’s taking you so long considering you announced back in January.
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27 months ago
Awesome! Curious what kind of HomeKit automations people make with this. I recall someone wanting to integrate their sprinklers with a motion sensor to prevent people from cutting through their lawn :p
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27 months ago

I have a wireless Davis Vantage Pro2 weather system (with a rain meter)and I have my own “station” via Weather Underground. Anyone know if I can tie into that. I.e Rain meter senses water, turns off irrigation. Thanks!

William

Pretty sure you can, I use someone close that has some sort of weather station and shares with WU in addition to my rain sensor. Rachio has an AMAZING forum, you can probably check for sure on that forum.


How does this work? Do you need a full irrigation system for this to be useful?

I think Rachio has the potential to save water on any size irrigation system. Our small property just has 4 zones.
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