Most smart home products are designed to lend a hand inside your home, but Rachio's 2nd-gen Sprinkler Controller is one that focuses on your lawn instead. Today only, you can pick one up on sale for just $84.99 at Woot while supplies last. That's almost $50 off its regular price at Amazon and one of the best deals we've ever seen for it. It's offered in new condition but is delivered in non-retail packaging which is the main reason why it has such a steep discount. It retains the 2-year Rachio warranty, though, and let's face it, you're not going to care about the packaging as soon as you have this thing open.
Rachio 8-zone Smart Sprinkler Controller (2nd-gen)
The system's installation is very simple with no special tools required. The Rachio can monitor and manage how you use your water, set schedules, make automatic adjustments for the weather, integrate with Alexa, and more.
$129.99 $45 off
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Rachio adds voice control, a mobile app, and customization options to your yard. The biggest benefit to the Rachio system is the smarts of it, not the fact that it can simply turn your sprinklers on and off for you. It uses local weather forecasts to help you avoid watering your yard while it's raining, and you can set rain thresholds so it will skip watering if there has been enough, or is enough rain predicted for the near future. You can also start a quick run right from your phone, or even an Alexa-enabled device like the Echo Dot if you want some extra watering on a certain part of your yard.
This ModernDad video shows you just how easy it is to set up and use this system, and you can check out the heaps of positive customer reviews at Amazon to find out what existing owners have to say about it. With an average rating of 4.6 stars out of 5 based on almost 3,000 reviews, it's unlikely you're going to regret your purchase.
Shipping at Woot is normally $6 per order, though you can score free shipping by logging in with an Amazon Prime membership. If you've never been a member before, you can start a free 30-day trial to score free shipping at Woot and Amazon, along with access to the Prime Video streaming service, exclusive members-only discounts, and more.
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