Product: Rachio Generation 2 Smart Sprinkler Controller

Zones: 8 zones & 16 zones

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Cost: 8 zone – $190.42  16 zone – $248.39

Warranty: Limited w/30 day from purchase return policy

Advantages: Saves water & money

Perks: EPA Water Sense Certified (Eligible for up to 100% retail value)

Cheapest Buy: Amazon

In this Rachio Generation 2 Smart Sprinkler Review we will cover in great detail the pluses to having one of these smart sprinkler controllers through text & video.

We hope that all the information combined will show you that to own this product is worthwhile and will not baffle the DIY person who has to install it.

What Can It Do? 
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This product is the prime of irrigation controller systems. There are other systems such as the Blossum sprinkler controller in which is okay except the apps to control it are not as good.

With the Rachio Generation 2, you can easily connect to the internet which makes it possible to receive localized weather that the smart sprinkler controller will use to run your system efficiently.

The Advantage Of Using Weather Data 

What this will actually do is take the data and use it to determine whether to water or not according to the present weather 

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conditions. This will help cut down on water usage and water cost.

If it is scheduled to run, your system will shut down that scheduled time if there is rain in the forecast so that you don’t overwater the lawn. This also helps you to properly water your lawn which helps result in healthier roots for a better and stronger yard.

Process Of Operating The System

The great thing about the smart sprinkler controller is that it can be connected via your smartphone or web browser. Whether your device is an Android or an iPhone you will still be able to control it. It connects to your Wi-Fi with ease as well.

This allows you to connect to your network & pick up weather information as well as obtaining data such as watering schedules, managing zones and viewing water logs. And this is all done without having to go to the control panel.

Set Up

Upon setup, you will be asked to provide information that will allow the system to tell you your water usage & how many gallons you saved during operation.

The set up is very easy so that anyone could do it. Below is a video that takes you through one being set up. So have a look so you can see how easy the process is.

For more detailed information and a very good walkthrough of what the Rachio Generation Smart Controller will do for you, take the time to view the next video below. I am sure you will completely knowledgeable of what to expect.

If you decide to take advantage of the Rachio Generation 2 Smart Sprinkler try the outdoor enclosure case if you are going to mount it outside. Click Here to order the Rachio Generation 2 and Click Here to order the enclosure case.


I give this product a 9 out of 10. But don’t just go by my reference. Out of the 1,607 Amazon customer reviews, this product received a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars. With that being said I give it a Big Thumbs Up.

Thanks for visiting and I hope this review helped you in determining which way to go get a water sprinkler controller.

12 Replies to “Rachio Generation 2 Smart Sprinkler Controller Review”

  1. Great product review! This information I think will be very valuable for my father because he is a “sheriff” of the home garden. By the way, what I liked that you can control everything with your phone that you do not need any additional tools to control it. Great thing!

    Regards, Gedas

    1. Yes, it is a great product. It takes all the worry off of you if you are not sure if you are watering correctly and it frees up your time as well. It is having a watering management system 24 hrs a day working for you.

  2. This looks pretty awesome, and I have noted it for further research. How hard is it to lay the water lines? The user-friendliness of it looks hard to beat on the functional side.

    1. I am not much of an irrigation system installer but I would recommend having a professional lay the water lines down for you. The controller can be added if you already have one in place.

  3. Wow this is awesome! I’ve never heard of such a thing, and I absolutely love that you can control it from you phone! I guess there really is an app for everything lol
    Thank you for the information!

    1. Lol, that seems to be true nowadays. The question is how well does the app perform? I think that is where you get the best irrigation controller when you purchase it.

  4. Love it and thank you for the helpful videos. A sprinkler that monitors the weather and decides whether to take action seems so advanced and useful!

    1. Sometimes I think that it frightens people and they get skeptical to try these things out. But technology is so powerful now that it actually is making it where we can set it and forget it. This is why I choose to introduce these things because I believe in them and I am sure others will appreciate them if they tried them.

  5. This is jaw opening! Everything is smart these days. Love it! I especially love the fact that it will shut down if rain is expected. How smart can a sprinkler system get? Thanks for the update.

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