Make the most of your Rachio controller with Rachio Thrive.

Get healthier plants and even more water savings by combining your Rachio controller with Rachio Thrive subscription lawn treatments. When you subscribe to Rachio Thrive Lawn Champion, we’ll send everything you need, as you need it, for a greener, cleaner lawn.

  • Targets plants' roots with nutritious microalgae and essential minerals
  • Kid- and pet-safe lawn treatment
  • Works with the Rachio app to save even more water automatically
  • Subscription box delivered to your door
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No special tools or expertise required to install!

The Rachio 3 is compatible with almost any sprinkler system, and installs easily with our app-guided setup and one-touch connectors. Breeze through installation in 30 minutes or less with three easy steps.

Or, skip the DIY and find a Certified Rachio Pro to install your new controller.

Step 1: Replace your old controller.

Test your sprinkler system and remove the old controller, then mount your new Rachio (our handy mounting template can help save time!)

Step 2: Plug existing wires into Rachio.

Easy-press terminals help you quickly snap into place – no screwdriver needed! Match the wires from your old setup for ready-made wiring.

Step 3: Complete setup in the Rachio app.

The streamlined Rachio app helps connect your controller to Wi-Fi and then customize your zones and watering schedules to best meet your yard’s needs.

Control and monitor your yard's watering within the Rachio app.

Watering isn't one-size-fits-all, so you shouldn't have to settle for one-size-fits-all lawn care. Using the Rachio app, you can:

  • Automatically avoid watering in the rain or when your yard doesn’t need water
  • Customize each zone by plant type, soil type, sun exposure, slope, and spray head
  • Choose between two unique schedule types
  • Ensure your schedules are running when you and your yard need it
  • Get tips and view historical and upcoming watering
  • Monitor your water usage from wherever you are in the world
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Save water and reduce your environmental footprint.

Get watering schedules tailored to your yard’s needs that adjust automatically based on weather in your neighborhood. With premium Weather Intelligence™ Plus, Rachio 3 is best-in-class for weather prediction and automatic watering adjustments.

Weather Intelligence™ Plus uses advanced weather forecasting and a network of over 300,000 weather stations to deliver the right amount of water for your plants. Rachio automatically skips watering when enough rain is in the forecast, and changes with the weather to adjust for wind, freezing temperatures, actual precipitation values, and more.

See results in as little as four weeks.

Taking control of your watering isn't an overnight fix for your lawn. But over time, Rachio will help your yard grow stronger and healthier.

See what to expect

In The Box

  • - Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller

  • - Power supply with 6-ft cord

  • - Mounting hardware

  • - Quick start guide

App Compatibility

iOS 10.3+ and Android 4.4+; subject to change. Mobile app is required to connect the controller to Wi-Fi. Web app available on most browsers.


Works with, Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit™, Google Assistant, Nest, IFTTT, Wink, Control4, Nexia and others.


8-zone and 16-zone models.

Size and Weight

  • - Dimensions: 9.1” x 5.5” x 1.4”

  • - Weight: 1.05 Lbs

Power Specs

The Rachio controller must be connected to the AC power adapter included. DC Transformers are not supported.