Automated Watering systems consist of 2 basic components
Timer / Controller
Features Water from anywhere (wi-Fi/Internet) Fixed Schedules Smart Schedules* Customizable Zone Parameters Offline Schedules Sunrise/Sunset Awareness Weather Skips* Cycle/Soak* Advanced Zone Details* Easy Installation * Wyze requires Sprinkler Plus - 1 Year Included. $10/year5 Things to Know Before You Buy a Smart Sprinkler Controller | Consumer Reports
WaterSense labels two types of irrigation controllers that can help homeowners and businesses make their irrigation scheduling more water-efficient: weather-based irrigation controllers use local weather and landscape conditions to tailor watering schedules, and soil moisture-based irrigation controllers (also known as soil moisture sensors, or SMSs) monitor moisture levels in the soil to prevent irrigation when water is not needed.
Most are mounted in your house or on the side of your house.
Most of the models we test allow you to operate them using the manual controls on the device itself and via an app on a smartphone. All work with digital assistants and/or smart home systems—such as Amazon Alexa, Apple Home (formerly HomeKit) and Siri, Google Home/Assistant, and Samsung SmartThings.
The connection to the valve is 24 volts.
All have WIFI RainMachine Touch HD-12 $260 Orbit B-Hyve 57950 $130 Rachio 8ZULW-C $200 Rain Bird ST8-2.0 $290Best Sprinkler Controllers of 2023 | UR
Rachio 3 WiFi $200 Orbit 57950 B-hyve WiFi $133 Rain Bird SST600IN $69 Orbit B-hyve WiFi $46 Orbit 57896 $5310 Best Sprinkler Controllers | BestProductsReviews
Irritrol Rain Dial RD900-INT-R $225 Rachio 3 $200 Orbit 57950 B-hyve $133 Hunter Sprinkler Irrigation XC600 X-Core $88 Orbit 57985 B-hyve XR $146The Wyze Sprinkler Controller $59 is a new entry.
See Also Watering Timers
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