Which model would you recommend?

I have had 2 Rainbirds and one was very user -friendly, the other not. I see Amazon has great reviews on the Rachio 8ZULW-C 3rd generation and the 2nd Generation (though it’s not currently available and I’m not sure where else it’s sold). Are either of these user-friendly? I have 4 zones and don’t need a smart one, just a simple basic one. TIA.

The Generation 3 should be what you are looking for. It has nice hardware upgrades like the wiring terminal and software upgrades like weather intelligence plus with access to over 400K personal weather stations.

Please let us know if you have any other specific questions, and welcome to the community!