Thank you - finally confirmation! I understand the Gen 2 is legal in Australia as it doesn’t transmit on this band.
Clearly though the Rachio 3 is the future for Rachio, so why would one buy what will be a superseded model - presumably dropped by Rachio in the not too distant future.
Sad that Rachio didn’t take the time to do a design that would work worldwide - it would have cost nothing extra, other than a bit of thinking.
I guess we will wait for Rachio 4 in a year’s time and see if that has a better design.
I get it that the US is big and the rest of the world is not needed - but good system designers think more broadly even if they still only focus on a specific market mostly. Ah well - there are other suppliers to go and chase.
Of course, some poor silly person in Australia will go and buy one without knowing the communications legislation and get themselves in a heap of trouble.
Rachio need to put something on their web page to warn any non-US person interested in the Rachio 3 to forget it - as it is illegal to use in their country. That would be the least Rachio should do as a good customer focussed company!