Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon is offering the Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller (8 Zone, 2nd Gen, works w/Amazon Alexa) for $145.99 shipped. Regularly $200, this is slightly lower than our previous mention considering the $5 shipping charge, the lowest Amazon has offered it for and the best we can find.

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It goes for $199.99 at Home Depot, for comparison. Rated 4+ stars from over 980 Amazon customers.

Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller:

  • Works with Alexa.  Control watering with the power of your voice. Use more than 100 different voice commands to run zones, set rain skips and more.
  • Control from anywhere.  Download the Rachio app to manage your sprinkler system on a smartphone, tablet or laptop.
  • Adapts to local weather.  Rachio will automatically skip a scheduled watering cycle when rain is predicted and adjust watering times as the seasons change, saving you water and money.
  • Reduce your water bill.  Save up to 50% on your outdoor watering bill with WaterSense certified technology. Check your local water provider for rebates (often up to 100% of retail value).
  • Customize to your yard.  Stop guessing – input zone details like soil type, plant type and sun exposure to let Rachio automatically set up the best watering schedules for your lawn. Tailored schedules give your yard 


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