Rachio announces HomeKit support for the Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller

Rachio announces HomeKit support for the Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller

When it comes to smart home devices, AWT readers know that one of my favorites is the Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller (link to AWT review). This device is the third generation of an iPhone-controlled sprinkler controller that makes it simple to ensure the best possible irrigation of your landscaping while using as little water as possible. Today, Rachio announced that it has added HomeKit support to the Rachio 3, making it the first smart sprinkler controller to use Apple’s home automation framework.

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Rachio's 2nd-generation Smart Sprinkler Controller: Sleeker design, outside mounting add to flexibility, but no HomeKit support

Rachio's 2nd-generation Smart Sprinkler Controller: Sleeker design, outside mounting add to flexibility, but no HomeKit support

What if you could make a $200 - $250 investment that could pay itself back in a few years? I made that investment two years ago with the Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller, and it's saved me money on expensive and scarce water for irrigating my lawn and garden. Rachio is now shipping the second generation of the device, which adds to the utility of this water-saving smart controller.

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