I considered the 3 and the 3e models but for a small yard with 4 watering zones the 3e looks like it will do everything I need. I am replacing another manufacturer’s smart controller that just didn’t work out. I look forward to trying the Rachio and seeing how it compares.
I was a little disappointed that you have to buy the outdoor enclosure separately but I suppose that helps keep the cost down. I will have to use the power cord from my old Hunter X-Core outdoor model. This just seems clunky that you have to supply your own power cord and strain relief grommet if I am reading correctly.
I was wondering if both PWS and Weather Underground stations are included in the Rachio database for setting the “home” weather station? There are three WU stations less than a mile from my location but on my other controller they did not show up on the map. I think they only used the Aeris Weather list. Eventually I will be installing my own Davis station that I brought with me here to Florida. I just haven’t decided where to mount it yet.