Smart Sprinkler Controller Comparison

Greatest Benefits:

  • Saving water and money – irrigate when a landscape needs water
  • Integration of real-time weather data and water control
  • Manage the sprinkler system off-site without physically being on premise, 24/7 via the convenience of a smartphone

Brand

Yardian Pro

Yardian

Rachio Gen 3

MSRP

$149.99 (8-zone)
$169.99 (12-zone)

$179.99 (8-zone)
$199.99 (12-zone)

$229.99 (8-zone)
$279.99 (16-zone)

Smart Home Compatibility

Just Ask Alexa, Google Assistant, Google Home, Apple HomeKit
Just Ask Alexa, Google Assistant, Google Home, Apple HomeKit

Works With Alexa, Google Assistant, Google Home, Apple HomeKit, Works with Nest

EPA WaterSense Certified

Wi-Fi

Built In, 4x signal strength

Dongle
Built In

Ethernet Port

USB Port For Future Accessory

Sensor Ports

2 (Rain and Flow)
1 (Rain or Flow)
2 (Rain and Flow)

On-device Control for Zone Scanning and Diagnosis

On-device Control for Instant Watering

Partial (Can’t specify duration)

Weather-proof

App Control

iOS, Android
iOS, Android
iOS, Android

HD Security Camera

Water Restrictions Database

100-240VAC Full-Range Power Supply

Power Adapter Energy Efficiency

Level VI (6)
N/A
Level IV (4)

Operating Temperature < 32F (0C)

-22F to 140F

-22F to 122F
-4F to 140F

Smart Program

Flex Program, semi-auto

Conditional Program

Manual Program

Skip Rules

Manual skip, chance of rain skip, rain sensor skip, low temperature skip
Manual skip, chance of rain skip, rain sensor skip, low temperature skip

Rain sensor skip, low temperature skip, wind skip