I’ve said it before: In the future, practically all of our household products will be “smart” in some way, adjusting their tasks according to our moods and preferences, and for maximum efficiency. The latest piece of the all-smart everything future puzzle is the Rachio Smart Sprinkler, a sprinkler controller that’s designed to keep your lawn watered while using as little of that precious H2O as possible.
The Rachio Smart Sprinkler does this by keying into an array of data points relevant to efficient sprinkling. The weather, for example, and the season of the year, are both taken into account in adjusting your custom watering schedule. In other words: If it’s about to rain, it won’t turn on.
It’s also WiFi compatible so you can control your sprinkler from anywhere, as long as you have your smartphone and the Smart Sprinkler app. Reports on water usage and savings will also be at your fingertips, so you can know exactly how much water you’re saving by using the system.
More information on the Rachio Smart Sprinkler can be found at Rachio’s website here, where the Smart Sprinkler is also available for just under $249.