I’m not sure if the latest Rachio 3 has these features but probably not yet. I would like to get rid of my WeatherTrak controller because it requires an expensive annual subscription for the weather, and the weather capability is dumb (it reacts instead of forecasting, so it may thoroughly water the lawn right before a huge rainstorm). But the WeatherTrak has some essential features that I still need:
- The WeatherTrak supports a Normally Open (NO) master valve.
- It has mainline break and leak detection with a variety of adjustable parameters (for example a slow leak for a certain amount of time, or a large leak for a shorter duration). If a leak it detected it automatically turns off the (NO) master valve. I can also override this via the app if I’m watering with a hose bib for a really long time, etc.
The highly configurable leak detection with master valve control is extremely useful. I have a large back yard that used to have costly line breaks on occasion until I installed the WeatherTrak to detect and respond to them.
I have the CST flow sensor. I wonder if Rachio would add these features (if not there already) and then I will throw the WeatherTrak in the garbage. Until then I will have to continue using the dinosaur WeatherTrak.