Smart Networked Sprinkler/Irrigation Controllers

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2017-01-24 10:41:27
Compare the features of Smart Internet Connected App Enabled Sprinkler and Irrigation Controllers and Timers. Rachio vs RainMachine vs Skydrop vs GreenBox vs Irrigation Caddy vs OpenSprinkler vs netAQUA vs Lono vs BlueSpray vs hydrawise
GreenIQhydrawiseRachioBlossomSkydropLonoBlueSprayRainMachineIrrigation CaddyhydroFLASHEtherRainCyber RainOpenSprinkler
Price249 USD299 USD249 USD199 USD299 USD300 USD230 USD249 USD249 USD269.99 USD159 USD499 USD150 USD
Price (Advertised)198 USD199 USD
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Websitehttp://greeniq.cohttp://hydrawise.comhttp://rach.iohttp://myblossom.com/http://skydrop.comhttp://lono.iohttp://bluespray.nethttp://rainmachine.comhttp://irrigationcaddy.comhttp://hydroflash.nethttp://quicksmart.comhttp://cyber-rain.comhttp://opensprinkler.com
Features
Built-In Zones6128128208121116888
Max Zones16 (next model)36 (180 stations with multiple controllers)161620 (per main unit)2412431682448
Weather EnabledYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYes
Full CalendarYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNo
Ethernet (LAN, RJ45)YesNoNoYesNoNoNoNoYesYesYesYes w/ RF bridgeYes
WiFiYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes- OptionalNoNoNo
Cellular ModelYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
ET AlgorithmYesYes WaterSmart ApprovedYesYes- FutureYesNoNoNo
Soil Sensor(s)3 (optional)10000
Rain SensorYes 1 (optional)Yes- OptionalNo- w/ ExpansionYesNoYesYesYesYesYes
Flow SensorYes (optional)YesNoNo- w/ ExpansionNoNoYesNoNoYesNo
Lightning Control OptionYes With Relay (optional)No
Smart Home ConnectivityYes Amazon echo, Crestron, IFTTT and moreYes
Local APIYesNoNoNoNo- UndocumentedYes- Undocumented- UndocumentedYesNoYes
Cloud APIYesYes- Announced- Undocumented- AnnouncedNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Remote AccessYesYesYesYesYes- Manual SetupYesYesYesNo- Optional- Port Forwarding
Local InterfaceNo Control via Smart Phone in June 2017NoNoYesNoNoYesYes- DisplayNoYesYes
TouchscreenNoYesNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNo
Color LCDNoYesNoYesYesNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNo
Outdoor InstallationYes- Optional- w/ User Supplied EnclosureYes- w/ Optional Enclosure- w/ User Supplied Enclosure- OptionalNoNo- w/ User Supplied Enclosure- w/ User Supplied Enclosure- Optional- Optional
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    2017-01-24 10:41:27
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  • Compare Rachio vs RainMachine vs Skydrop vs GreenBox vs Irrigation Caddy vs OpenSprinkler vs netAQUA vs Lono vs BlueSpray vs hydrawise
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Comments

  • No info on wire conditioning/diagnostics. ie: open/short, distance from unit, etc?
    Posted 2016-07-30 20:40:59 by Thag
  • Not sure why we have RS232 and RS485 none of the controllers support either one.
    Posted 2016-07-20 16:19:33 by els
  • Not sure who did the hydrawise but it is obviously biased. I nearly bought hydrawise based on the features but found out local API is not supported. Also, local interface is not available - it relies on cloud service and when it is down (Wi-Fi, internet, or cloud server) you can't do much via controller even though it has touchscreen.
    Posted 2016-07-20 16:18:50 by els
  • voted for this Comparison (Like)
    Nice Comp
    Posted 2016-03-01 02:31:31 by Jamr
  • suggested on hydrawise to set Name to Hydrawise
    Posted 2015-07-06 10:09:49 by Anthony
  • suggested on hydrawise to set Name to Hydrawise
    Posted 2015-07-06 10:09:27 by Anthony
  • suggested on Skydrop to set Name to Skydrop
    Posted 2015-06-13 00:37:02 by killroyboy
  • Very helpful. Thanks!
    Posted 2014-11-29 18:34:40 by Arroxane
  • voted for this Comparison (Like)
    Posted 2014-09-25 13:44:16 by Seralo

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