This RACHIO Iro 16ZULW 16-zone controller enables you to control your outdoor sprinkler system from the palm of your hand, using a compatible Wi-Fi-enabled Apple® or Google cell phone or tablet. Auto scheduling offers an ideal plan for your yard.
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Lets you operate your compatible outdoor sprinkler system using select Wi-Fi-enabled Apple iOS or Google-based Android cell phones and tablets for ease of use. Also supports Web-based operation.
Works with Nest
Automatically begins cycling through your sprinkler zones if Nest Protect detects smoke. It wets down your outdoors and prevents fire from spreading to your community.
Utilizes real-time weather data for your location and adjusts the sprinkler schedule accordingly, turning it off when rain is forecasted. Built-in software and Cloud-based information help conserve between 15-40% of water.
To adjust the watering times throughout different seasons based on temperature and location information.
Takes information regarding your zones, location and humidity levels and then creates a schedule for your yard. Smart cycle schedules the best watering cycles for your specific area.
Analytics and reports
Show how much water you're using and saving.
Optional waterproof box (not included)
Enables use outdoors. Connect a nonpowered rain sensor (not included) for enhanced functionality.
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Easy install and worked first try
Posted by: Huntindawg from: Milwaukee, WI on
Unlike the reviewer that had a lot of issues not related to the IRO, I check my WIFI at the location (added a hub to get great WIFI there) and had a power line ran.
The setup was just as easy as the instruction video showed. Well thought out design on the unit and the wiring connectors. The "flash-up" to link it was pretty cool and fast.
After the link up it walked through setting up all the zones, naming them and picking out the grass, water heads, soil type, and hill topography if any. Then it set up an auto schedule based on the weather for my zip code.
Not sure if I will join this with my WINK system as it appears to work very well on its own and WINK is still working their development.
So for an early review I would say that it is a home run!
12 out of 13 found this review helpful.
Wow! What a Device!
Posted by: Recycle from: on
I recently installed this device in my home. First, it was so easy, "even a caveman could do it!" Second, it works perfectly. What a great device that will get automatic weather updates and time of year adjustments to make the necessary changes in watering times. VERY impressed with this device!
12 out of 14 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Bhushan from: on
I purchased this to replace my Hunter irrigation controller.
PROS: easy to install, application runs well on my nexus5, good interface, easy to use.
CONS: no display on the screen. Skip water notifications comes an hour before the watering time. So if you have it setup for 3:00AM, and if it is raining whole day, you will get a notification @2:00AM. , Expensive
6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Great Irrigation Control
Posted by: MJSN from: on
Has not failed since setting up. Great to Control irrigation via web. It even adjusts watering times and schedule to correspond to local weather conditions.
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Huge leap from Hunter Pro-C
Posted by: Pawspective from: on
I upgraded my Hunter Pro-C controller to the Iro. The Iro is in an entirely different class in terms of ease of use and water efficiency. Anyone with an old, 'dumb' controller should consider upgrading.
Instead of relying on just the rain sensor, it knows how much it rained and how much rain is expected and will skip cycles to save water. I found it easy to self-install, but fairly complex to configure the zones. Rachio tech support was responsive and generally helpful, but did not have the technical expertise to advise on zone and nozzle settings. After having my sprinkler guy check the settings, we were able to reduce the watering times from a crazy ~13 hour to a reasonable 3-4 hour cycle.
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Great too for frequent travelers
Posted by: TWMustang from: on
This thing is great. I use the smart scheduler - it decides which zones to water, when, and how much. It decides based upon local weather stations very near your home. You can also control everything from a smart phone tablet or laptop. The one caution is that there are absolutely no controls on the unit itself. It cannot be controlled manually. This is not a problem, but something buyers should be aware of. Overall an excellent product.
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Up and running (wiring and all) in 20 minutes
Posted by: keith from: on
I originally purchased an irrigation caddy and returned it after 3 hours of frustration trying to connect to my network. So I decided to spend the extra $90 for a 16 zone Rachio. WOW, I mean WOW; what a great decision! Followed the SIMPLE directions and was connected to my router in less than 5 Minutes. Ripped the old Rainbird off the wall and had the Rachio wired and mounted in 15 minutes. Spent the next 10 setting up my zones - FINISHED. Now I'm enjoying exploring all of the cool features such as remote access and flex zones (only waters the zones that need it based upon sun exposure, soil type, grade, grass type and the weather report/history). Of course you can still configure to run as an "old fashion" zone controller. Can't say enough - worth every penny! I've already recommend to friends at work.
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
Super Sprinkler Controller
Posted by: Hugh from: on
The Rachio Iro 16 zone controller is very well designed and simple to install. Very pleased with the purchase.
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
Saving me money
Posted by: RonnieRing from: on
My irrigation used to run 4 days a week for 30 mins each for 5 zones. This product works exactly as it should. Due to all of the rain we have had this month so far my irrigation has only run 1 day. That is going to save me huge on my water bill. It only took me about 10 min to install and another 10 to set up. Easy simple and effective. If your like me I don't want to have to think about my irrigation. Most of the time I forget I even have it.
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
Posted by: BradyJay3 from: on
I LOVE this system! Very simple to setup and use. I love how it's controllable from everywhere and it saves me money.