Smart Networked Sprinkler/Irrigation Controllers

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2016-07-20 16:26:19
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
hydrawiseRachioBlossomSkydropLonoBlueSprayRainMachineGreenBoxIrrigation CaddyOpenSprinklerhydroFLASHEtherRainCyber Rain
Price299 USD249 USD199 USD299 USD300 USD230 USD249 USD249 USD249 USD150 USD269.99 USD159 USD499 USD
Price (Advertised)198 USD199 USD
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Websitehttp://hydrawise.comhttp://rach.iohttp://myblossom.com/http://skydrop.comhttp://lono.iohttp://bluespray.nethttp://rainmachine.comhttp://greenboxhq.comhttp://irrigationcaddy.comhttp://opensprinkler.comhttp://hydroflash.nethttp://quicksmart.comhttp://cyber-rain.com
Features
Built-In Zones1281282081281181688
Max Zones36 (180 stations with multiple controllers)161620 (per main unit)24128434816824
Weather EnabledYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYes
Full CalendarYesYesYesNoNoNoNo
Ethernet (LAN, RJ45)NoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYesYesYes w/ RF bridge
WiFiYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNo- OptionalNoNo
ET AlgorithmYes WaterSmart ApprovedYesYes- FutureYesNoNoNoNo
Soil Sensor(s)1000
Rain SensorYes- Optional- w/ ExpansionYesNoYes On and Off optionalYesYesYesYesYes
Flow SensorYesNo- w/ ExpansionNoNoNoYesNoNoNoYes
Local APINoNoNoNo- UndocumentedYesNo- UndocumentedYes- UndocumentedYesNo
Cloud APIYes- Announced- Undocumented- AnnouncedNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Remote AccessYesYesYesYes- Manual SetupYesYesYes- Port ForwardingYesNo- Optional
Local InterfaceNoNoYesNoNoYesYesYesYes- DisplayNoYes
TouchscreenYesNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Color LCDYesNoYesYesNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Outdoor Installation- Optional- w/ User Supplied EnclosureYes- w/ Optional Enclosure- w/ User Supplied Enclosure- OptionalNo- w/ User Supplied EnclosureNo- Optional- w/ User Supplied Enclosure- w/ User Supplied Enclosure- Optional
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    2016-07-20 16:26:19
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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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