It has been over four years since the Rachio 3 was announced in March 2018. I am still using a Rachio 2 as it has served our needs thus far.
If Rachio announced a 4 tomorrow, then what would you hope to see in the announcement?
5/6 GHz Wi-Fi support. Sure 2.4GHz is fine for this device type and range, but having the option to modernize would be welcomed. Our Rachio 2 forced me to add a 2.4Ghz only SSID in our Ubiquiti gear as it wouldn’t connect if our 2/5 networks had the same SSID.
RJ-45 port. Wi-Fi works for the common consumer but I’d like the option of hard wiring. This would also help those trying to install in very remote locations.
More than 16 zones, even if that means logical merging of two controllers in software.
Fix “finish before sunrise”. No, this shouldn’t need hardware and is long overdue but I still want it.
Z-Wave support to support things like “if mud room door opens, then stop walkway watering if active.”
Direct web API access.
Have to go catch the toddler… feel free to add ideas.