Just in time for summer, our favorite smart sprinkler controller just got a steep discount. You can now control your sprinklers on command with an Amazon sale on the Rachio 16ZULW-C 3rd generation sprinkler controller, bringing it down to $200 from a $280 list price.
We gave this robust, 16-zone smart controller an Editors’ Choice award in our review. We loved its Better Water Intelligence feature that fosters water conservation, its easy set-up, and its onboard controls.
Never used a smart sprinkler controller? This handy device helps save water by preventing sprinkling before rain or a freeze, which it determines via weather service monitoring. It can also determine if your soil is already properly saturated. You’ll be able to set schedules and start, stop, pause, or skip any of its 16 sprinkling zones straight from your phone, to either automate or fine-tune control as needed. You can also connect the controller with the rest of your smart home system for voice control—it’s compatible with Alexa, Google Assistant, and more.
We loved it, and this sprinkler controller averages 4.6 stars out of 5 on Amazon across nearly 1,500 user reviews.
[ Today’s deal: Rachio 16ZULW-C 3rd generation sprinkler controller for $200. ]