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Iro 16 Zone Wi-Fi Intelligent Irrigation Controller

$179.00 /each
  • Control from anywhere with your iOS or Android smartphone
  • Check water provider for rebates up to 100% of retail value
  • Save up to 30% on your outdoor water use

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Do you hate it when it's raining and your sprinklers are running anyway? The Rachio Iro smart sprinkler controller enables you to control your outdoor sprinkler system from the palm of your hand, using a WiFi-enabled iOS or Android device. Simply connect to Rachio's cloud-based software, and manage your sprinkler system from anywhere. Installation takes less than 30 minutes. Instead of running your sprinklers on an unchanging, static schedule, replace your sprinkler controller with Rachio Iro and bring the intelligence of the cloud to your irrigation system. Rachio Iro uses modern irrigation techniques plus the power of weather data to create custom irrigation schedules for your yard. Let Rachio do all the work or dive in and customize your schedules as you see fit. Rachio also automatically adjusts your schedules based on weather, seasonality, zone type and regional characteristics to give you a dynamic and customized watering schedule specific to your yard. Iro owners on average use 30% less water than without Rachio Iro.

  • Control from anywhere; manage and change your sprinkler system from your smartphone
  • Tuned to your yard

    Rachio Iro 8 Zone Irrigation Controller

  • Weather intelligence: watering is automatic based on real-time weather and seasonal adjustments; no need to schedule it
  • Flex Schedules - Let Rachio create the perfect and most efficient watering schedule automatically

    Rachio Iro 8 Zone Irrigation Controller

  • Pays for itself: saves customers as much as 30% on their outdoor water use, one of the fastest paybacks on any smart home device
  • Better data, smarter watering: Rachio Water Reports confirm how much water you're using and saving. Feel free to share your water savings prowess with friends

    Rachio Iro 8 Zone Irrigation Controller

  • EPA WaterSense certified: check with your local water municipality for rebate options; rebates can range up to 100% of retail value
  • Connected home: integrates with NEST, Wink, Control4, IFTTT and other top tier home automation systems for expanded functionality

    Rachio Iro Wifi Irrigation Controller

  • Wink App Ready - No Wink Hub Required


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Can this controller be set-up to be accessed outside of the home network. For example, when on vacation.

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Yes. That is the whole point. It is controlled from a cell phone app and many people might not even connect their phone to wifi. I guess if you had absolutely paranoid firewall settings on your router you could cause problems but i did not need to make any adjustments on an apple airport.
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yes. it's web-based
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I do it from my office 70 miles away everyday No Problem
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Absolutely, part of the beauty of this device is you can control it from anywhere via the app on a smart phone or via a web browser. Since everything communicates to the Rachio cloud there is no need to be directly on your home network in order to manage the device.
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Yes, I control my IRO from work, at the cabin, anywhere you have an internet connection. No extra setup required, the device connects to your Wifi and then using the app on your Smartphone you can control it from anywhere.
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That's a good question. Yes, the Rachio Iro can be accessed outside of your home network anywhere you have internet access. Just like an email account, simply login to the mobile app from any iOS/Android device or via our webapp, and you're good to go. For more information, please visit our support site at http://www.support.rach.io, contact our customer service at 1-844-4-RACHIO (1-844-472-2446), or Read More
That's a good question. Yes, the Rachio Iro can be accessed outside of your home network anywhere you have internet access. Just like an email account, simply login to the mobile app from any iOS/Android device or via our webapp, and you're good to go. For more information, please visit our support site at http://www.support.rach.io, contact our customer service at 1-844-4-RACHIO (1-844-472-2446), or email support@rach.io; available 7 days a week, 6a-7p MST, excluding major US holidays.
Please don't hesitate to email me directly (emil@rach.io) if you have any other concerns, feedback or suggestions.
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Do you have to use the smart phone app to program this controller or can it be done through a home computer?

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I personally find a mouse and keyboard easier to use than a smart phone screen and would like to know if I can use my laptop to program this sprinkler controller.
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yes it can be done through a home computer as well
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Yes this does require a smart phone app to setup the wifi. After initial install you can do settings updates from a home computer with a web browser.
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It requires a smartphone for initial setup. The only way I could see to get the IRO on the home WiFi is by using the smartphone and app. Once you put the WiFi info into the smartphone app, you physically put the phone screen on a sensor on the front of IRO, and the screen flashes coded information to program the IRO. Its pretty cool how they did it.
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Great question! We do have a web app in which you can add or modify watering times/schedules, review & filter your Iro's history, review water use analytics/reports, manually run a zone, and even grant 3rd party access to your Iro via 'Landscaper Access' (which allows you to give control of your Iro device(s) to other people on a temporary, time constrained basis). For more information, please visit our Read More
Great question! We do have a web app in which you can add or modify watering times/schedules, review & filter your Iro's history, review water use analytics/reports, manually run a zone, and even grant 3rd party access to your Iro via 'Landscaper Access' (which allows you to give control of your Iro device(s) to other people on a temporary, time constrained basis). For more information, please visit our support site at http://www.support.rach.io/ or contact our customer service at 844-4-RACHIO (1-844-472-2446) or via email at support@rach.io; available 7 days a week, 6a-7p MST, excluding major US holidays.
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Can someone without access to my phone, say house sitter, be able to turn it off if necessary?

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it can be run on the website.
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Yes, you can share the device with another person who creates their own account and unshare later if needed.
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Hi Happy, great question! Yes, access of the Iro can be shared with others. Simply ask them to download the app, register an account, and share access of your Iro with them. This is a great tool for landscapers, neighbors, etc. For details please reference this support article: http://support.rachio.com/article/354-sharing-access. Hope this helps! Best, Emil
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I don't use Apple or Android, but have a Windows smart phone and Windows tablet. Will this work?

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Your marketing mentions only the brands of Apple and Android but then says smart phones. What about using real computers?
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You can access your controllers from a standard web page as well. You do not need to use the app.If you can get to https://app.rach.io on your phone, you should be able to control the system.
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yes. it will work on any phone or computer. just add the app
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Hi Flyer, thanks for reaching out. The Iro requires an iOS or Android device to pair it to WiFi. After it's connected, you can use either our mobile or web app(s) to control your device from anywhere in the world with internet access. If you have any other questions, please visit our support site at http://support.rachio.com/. Thanks for your interest in our product! Best, Emil
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 38 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Big upgrade over my 13 year old Rainbird Lots of customization to get your setup optimized. Ability to associate to local weather station in order for it to automatically optimize based on local rain or lack there of. Took 30 min to instal and another's 20 min to define my zones. Nice to be able to trigger a specific zone from my phone while in my yard. Get email when it automatically adjusts to optimize based on season or weather changes. June 24, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Average Pros: 1. You will have ability to control irrigation from smart phone. Cons: 1. Difficult to connect Wifi at the time of installation. I took me 30 mins to connect to Wifi after multiple iterations. 2. Needs lots of improvements in app, having trouble in finding features. Like 'Run Schedule' is inside 'Edit Watering Schedule ->Pick a date->Name(Water all Zones)->Run Schedule.'. It is good feature to run manually includes soak but hiding inside after 4 clicks. This feature should have been on initial page of the app and run the current day water schedule. 3. Rachio logo is too big on top of first page and then weather. Water Schedule and My Yard are down in the page always scroll down to check when the last run happened. My view is Racio logo can be small and move on top of banner and show important features(Watering Schedule and My Yard) on top of the page . 4. As Needed is very bad options, It is not as needed, It's monthly schedule. As needed option doesn't work based on hot temperatures. Temperature are so hot in last week of June but as needed option ran with a gap of 2 days. Now, my lawn is lack of water and damaged some areas. The way as needed works is, 2 days gap in June, 1 day gap in July, 2 days gap in August then it is not as needed. It is monthly schedule. 5. Rain Sensor: multiple times activated and deactivated even there is no rain. Annoying and it's not properly designed to work with sensors. I knew that rachio follows by Weather station report. Weather stations are not nearby to my location approx 18 to 25 miles, how can we really on weather report based on zip code(covers miles) and may not be accurate. They say it is not recommended to set local weather stations and it is unable to work properly based on rain sensor. 6. Bug, I have setup as needed but on June 30, It is showing me no next water schedule for 2 weeks. I'm surprised, I can see rain drop symbol for July Calendar Overall: The only advantage of the product is you will have ability to control from smart phone, Otherwise it is waste of investment. July 5, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by not too smart need some work on the initial settings. Had to customize a nozzle. August 26, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by I Love it!! I makes getting rid of solicitors so much fun. This is a great controller unit. You can get deep into adjusting settings if you want to or you can go with the simple default settings. I am floating somewhere in the middle and fighting it a little on one zone. Installation was very simple. I did have a question when hooking up my rain sensor, I knew I could have looked it up on their website, but decided try out their support team. They were great. Very friendly and very helpful. I have not checked out their online support yet but I am hoping for some more information on the different setting and the different soil types. July 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easy to install convenient This is a great product. Installation is a snap. Performance is flawless. Unit seems totally reliable, compared to many other home automation platforms that are constantly failing to execute schedules. It is very convenient to have irrigation automatically adjust to the seasons and automatically skip after rain and to be able to rely on internet weather for this rather than home sensors that would have to be maintained. It is also great to be able to operate sprinklers from your cell phone to test without running back and forth to the garage, and to be able to suspend a station if you get a call from a neighbor that you have a leak while you are away. May 25, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Rachio IRO 16 zone easy to install and operate We used this Rachio IRO 16 zone Sprinkler Controller to replace my two Orbit controllers to operate my 9 zones on two manifolds. It installed quickly, connected up to my wireless router and once past my MAC address security, operated very well. It took me two tries to get my two controllers programmed into the Rachio software downloaded on my Android phone because I wanted zones to run in a certain order. The software is not real easy, but after about 30 minutes of trials, I was able to change times, run zones automatically or manually and then ignore it. It has been operating for about 3 weeks and picks up the weather from a nearby airport and notifies me on my phone of the completed run or the decision to not water due to weather conditions. Very happy with the unit so far. June 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Well designed and engineered watering solution I installed the controller in about 10 minutes. It was easy to add to my wi-if network. I spent much longer programming each zone through the mobile app despite a fairly intuitive interface. It took longer because it accepts soil type, sun exposure, grade, vegetation and nozzle type for each zone and I have 14 zones. I've had it running for about 2 months and I've left "climate intelligence" on for all zones. I'm impressed with the results, the sod areas are evenly green although the last two weeks have been hot and dry in my location. I've never had a precipation sensor because I doubted one could accurately and reliably measure. The rain skip feature of the Rachio will likely save enough water to pay for this device within a year or two. June 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great product I don't usually give a product such a good review when the first unit didn't work but when I called customer support I was greeted by friendly staff who determined the unit was defective. They upgraded the controller and overnight shipped a new one. It hooked up instantly and the watering began. This has been the most worry free sprinkler controller I have ever owned and the customer support what you would expect when you have problems. June 24, 2016
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