First HomeKit sprinkler ensures the grass is always green

With this smart irrigation controller you can manage all your smart watering needs.
Photo: Racho

Looking for a smarter and hi-tech way to supply water to your lawn? The Rachio 3 smart sprinkler controller has your back in becoming the first smart sprinkler controller to add HomeKit support.

The Personal Water Supply Assistant will help you monitor and manage the sprinkler system by using the Apple Home application or asking Siri. This means you can stay in your garden maintenance town via your iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple, or HomePod, even if you are not at home at that time.

Make your garden as smart as your smart home

Please see the customized schedule that the included app enables.
Photo: Racho

Co-founder Chris Klein, CEO of Rachio, says: "We are thrilled to bring HomeKit's support to Rachio's customers" HomeKit users have a smart home and now they can also have a smart garden Rachio's consumer is HomeKit's We are pleased to join forces and we are delighted to be able to provide them with the new Rachio 3 smart sprinkler controller.

With a bit like a smart device like a nested thermostat, smart sprinkler systems can make more informed decisions about when to come off or when to switch off.

In this case, you can create an adjusted schedule, but you do not have to do it manually, you can adjust the weather automatically. Its Rachio Wireless Flow Meter also makes it possible to detect leaks and fine-tune the accuracy of the feedwater.

The integration of HomeKit will be launched today from the US Rachio 3 owners.

Unless you are proud owner of the Rachio 3 smart sprinkler controller, you can order from the company's website (or elsewhere) at a price from $ 229.99 for an 8 zone system. In the 16 zone version, it returns to $ 279.99.

Apple introduced the HomeKit software framework in September 2014 in line with the release of iOS 8. The manufacturer of the HomeKit compliant device is part of Apple 's MFi program, and it refers to the device for iPhone, iPod, or iPad.

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