The Rachio R3e 8-zone smart sprinkler controller is down to $129.99 at Amazon. This price matches a low seen at a couple of different retailers, including Best Buy. The R3e normally sells for $150, and you can find it going for that price at places like Home Depot. Save $20 on a smart sprinkler controller already designed with saving you money at the top of the list. Compare this to the regular Rachio 3, which is going for as much as $216 in some places.
The entire point of the Rachio system is to give you a simple and easy way to control your sprinklers. It’s a system that’s smart enough it can actually save you money in the long run, and it does that without ruining your lawn in the process.
The Rachio 3e can avoid watering your lawn when it doesn’t need it. The Weather Intelligence technology skips unnecessary waterings when it detects rain, wind, freeze, and more. You can even create a smart schedule based on your mix of soil, the plant types, and the sun exposure. This will give you the perfect amount of watering without overdoing it or leaving your lawn thirsty for more.
You can control the Rachio 3e from anywhere, too, when you download the free app and connect the controller to your network. Use the app to run your sprinklers, view the schedule, and observe your estimated outdoor water use.
On top of all of this, it’s a very easy device to set up as well. It takes less than 30 minutes to install and doesn’t require any special tools. It’s also compatible with pretty much any sprinkler system and can adapt to your lawn.
The Rachio 3e works with smart homes like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. It can also work with other platforms like Nest.
The difference between the 3e and the regular Rachio is a a few features you won’t have access to. Those advanced features include the upgraded Weather Intelligence Plus, Flex Daily Schedules, the Yard Map feature, Apple HomeKit integration, future premium software features, and wireless integration like a LoRa Radio.