Meet the Rachio 3 Smart Water System (aka Wireless Flow Metering!) :rachio:


#43

Well, I ordered to replace my Rachio 2. The flow meter is great and the weather forecasting upgrade is fun/useful (even if being honest could have been added in software to Rachio 2 and earlier).

Questions:

  1. Will the Rachio 3 mount using the same wall mounting pattern as my Rachio 2, ie. simply unmount the 2 and directly mount the 3 in its place, or am I going to be patching the wall for new mounting patterns?

  2. Will the Weather Intelligence system also allow me to integrate my existing PWS as a data point as the system does today?

Thanks. Best of continued luck to your team after a quiet 2017 and I continue to hope that if and when Apple has a HomeKit solution you find a way to integrate your existing controllers as I’m not sure I want to get a Rachio 4 anytime soon. :wink:


#44

The MSRP on the website has it listed for $329 with a pre-sale for $279. That is $50 off. Then you add the $20 coupon at checkout and you get $70 off MSRP. Am I missing some math somewhere?


#45

I agree, the math doesn’t add up for me either…


#46

Will the Wireless Flow Meter be able to cut off water when temperatures drop?


#47

it’s confusing but as i understand it this is what Rachio is saying:

  1. The MSRP of the bundle saves you $20 off buying the parts individually (wall unit + flow). this is confusing because at launch they appear not to be selling the flow meter separately, but i suppose that is coming in the future and if bought seperately would retail for $399.99 not $379.99 as the bundle is priced.

  2. The bundle itself is further reduced $50 if you preorder by mid-April.

  3. If you enter the code from the email as a previous Rachio owner you get another $20 off.

That totals $90 off the price if you bought the items AT RETAIL, and SEPARATELY. The totals on the Rachio preorder site already bake in the $20 bundle reduction so it is “hidden.”

PS: I noticed some Rachio employees liked this so if you are still reading, perhaps editing the presale page is in order to prevent too many questions… :wink:


#48

Thanks Bold, that explanation was much better than mine :grinning:

@hawkman Sorry my number was wrong in my reply, 350 MSRP for the 8 zone. I think the websites grayed out number 330 is the bundle discount like bold described.


#49

that makes sense now but not to the untrained eye.


#50

Can you add additional zones later if you get the 8?


#51

+1 I currently rely on a plugin for my HomeSeer server to talk to the rachio cloud service. Being able to watch/control the device natively via Z-Wave would truly make this a smart home device and not just another “connected device.”


#52

We have been big fans of rachio, having v2 controllers installed in both our houses. A bit of a bummer that we have to buy and install an entirely new system just to get the flow metering (which granted is a very valuable feature for us). Do you know when the systems will be out in the market broadly?


#53

Pass. New hardware, beta flow sensor and some marketing speak weather intelligence for the low low price of $318.98!!!

PS Colorado Tax calculation looks highly suspect too. 8.99 on $309.99


#54

Curious about the international use or effectiveness of the Enhanced Weather Intelligence Plus feature.

As a Canadian customer, we often can’t enjoy the same features as just below the 49th parallel.


#55

Thanks for the update. I purchased Gen 1 and 2. Would love to purchase gen 3 if I knew Homekit was in the works. I have a ring pro and don’t mind waiting for Homekit but at least I know it is coming and I don’t have to buy something different. I just don’t want to get blindsided by a new Homekit version of Rachio which would mean I wasted my money and would have to buy another unit.

Any word that would give some hope of Homekit on Gen 3 in the future?


#56

looks like they increased the MSRP to reflect getting $70 off plus the $20 coupon. The email was misleading .


#57

#58

What about using a wired flow meter with the Rachio 3? I can’t tell if there is a hardware port for that.

I don’t mind the wireless one but I already have a wired one that was costly so I’d like to potentially reuse it.


#59

Didn’t think twice. Purchased!

Mike


#60

Hey @LLWarrenP! You can wire your existing flow meter to your Rachio 3.


#61

Hey @LLong-

WI+ will have support for international users :tada:!


#62

If I sell my old iro and remove it from my account before the Rachio 3 arrives, will my settings be saved and applied to Rachio 3 upon install?