Just replaced an old Rainbird with Rachio 8 station controller and it was pretty easy. I'm now considering getting my own weather station. Do the weather stations have to be hard wired to the Rachio or can they be a weather station that Rachio can get online? I'd sure like the latter. Easier to install.
Another concern is hail, because we occasional get some. The weather stations I look at online look like they're made of plastic and could easily be damaged.
I was looking at the following stations on Amazon:
The last one is getting quite pricey. It would have to have something to justify that price. Are any of these weather stations compatible with the Rachio? How do I hook them up? I presume they require wired power.
I've started to read some of the posts of weather stations and my head is spinning. I'm a nerd, but not a high level functioning nerd, so any advice or help is much appreciated.
I do want to say that the Rachio was a breeze to install and the customer support has been excellent.