I had Rachio with 6 zones but had an upgrade on irrigation to 18 zones. B/C of this my installer asked to move me to Hunter Hydrawise. Stated it was very good and also had smart watering. Let me tell you it is horrible. Their algorithms dont even come close to Rachio. IT could pour today but it would still water tomorrow “because it will be very hot this upcoming week so we water now to prevent drying”. None of it made sense. I spent countless hours on the phone with tech support who could not sort it out. DEFINITELY DO NOT CHANGE IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING IT.
Now Im planning on combining some zones to get down to 16 for my new 2nd gen Rachio. The question is are there better zones to combine vs others? For example combine a drip zone with a rotary nozzle zone? Combine 2 pop up mist zones? Any better way of doing this?
TIA and Im so excited to be getting back to Rachio