Smart Irrigation Controllers
Use these wireless sprinkler controllers to manage the watering of your yard remotely using your smart device.
- Integrate real-time weather forecast data
- Control your system from anywhere in the world using home WiFi and ethernet connection
- Sync with moisture sensors installed in your yard
- Reduce your monthly bills while helping to conserve limited water resources
149 (Available Now)
Apps: Android, Apple
Description: "We created Blossom to be a simple, smart and economical solution to this problem. Blossom uses weather intelligence to automatically pull in data from multiple forecast services and constantly makes adjustments for a highly accurate localized watering plan. Share your yard’s plant types and it will customize the right water schedule for each vegetation. Blossom makes all the difficult decisions for you and keeps you connected from your smartphone, tablet or computer."
Zones: 12 zones
Connectivity: WiFi + Powerline
Additional Details: Kickstarter Page, Tech Specs
199.95 (8 zone) to $299 (24 zones)
Description: "BlueSpray is a feature rich web-enabled Irrigation Controller. Unlike today's conventional Irrigation Controller which are programmed with confusing dials and buttons, BlueSpray is controlled/accessed from a computer, tablet, or smart phone with intuitive, user-friendly UI. It has built-in wifi, easy to use, flexible scheduling, and can adjust to season and weather conditions. –"
Zones: Three versions; From 8-24 zones
Reviews: Amazon 4/5 (22 reviews), SmartHome 5/5 (2 reviews)
Additional Details: FAQ, Manual
295 with Smartthings Hub and 1 Adam sensor (Pre-order)
Apps: Apple / Android
Description: "The next evolution in home irrigation. Eve and Adam are intelligently designed to save you time, water, and money.
The Eve Ecosystem monitors soil moisture throughout your yard, then takes control to optimize watering . Eve is an irrigation controller with intelligence - and is a drop-in replacement for your existing 'dumb' controller. Put a few Adam wireless moisture sensors around the yard, boot up your smart phone, and forget about your sprinklers."
Zones: From 8-16 zones
Connectivity: Zigbee (Needs SmartThings Hub)
Additional Details: Details, Youtube Channel
Apps: Apple, Android, Browser
Description: "GreenIQ is an affordable, easy to use, garden computer that controls garden's irrigation and lighting, and saves money on water and electricity bills. GreenIQ allows to control and to schedule garden's irrigation and lighting, from anywhere, at anytime. It’s easy to use, and easy to install and setup.
The GreenIQ garden computer uses the most advanced Internet, cloud and mobile technologies to intelligently manage garden's irrigation and lighting scheduling. In a typical garden, the system can save up to 50% of the irrigation water."
Zones: 6 zones + 1 master + 1 garden lighting control
Connectivity: WiFi, Ethernet
Additional: Installation (PDF), FAQ, Press, Video
Sensor Integrations: Parrot Sensor, others
245 (Available now)
Apps: Apple (4/5 21 reviews), Android (5/5 7 reviews)
Description: "Control and monitor your sprinkler system from anywhere in the world using your web browser or our iPhone and Android apps."
Zones: Expandable up to 36 zones
Reviews: Amazon 4.5/5 24 reviews
Additional: Installation Videos
249 (Available now)
Apps: Apple, Android
Description: "The Iro is our smart sprinkler controller. It works with both existing and new home sprinkler systems. If you have an existing sprinkler system, the Iro simply replaces your old controller.
Once the Iro is installed, Rachio will connect with it and create an optimized watering schedule based on your location.
Rachio will continuously update your schedule as it learns about your weather and yard characteristics."
Zones: Two versions; one controls 8 zones, the other 16
Additional Details: FAQ
Reviews: Amazon (4.5/5 with 137 reviews), Wired (8/10), Home Depot (5/5 with 57 reviews), DigitalTrends (4/5)
Apps: Apple, Android
Description: "The Irrigation Caddy ( IC ) device is an ethernet based irrigation control system. The system allows the user to control and schedule an irrigation system from any computer with a web browser. No special software or clients are required, just a Web Browser on a computer."
Zones: 9 zones + 1 master
Connectivity: Ethernet (Optional WiFi Adapter)
Additional: Documentation, Video
Reviews: Amazon 4/5 (199 reviews), SmartHome 4.5/5 (11 reviews)
Apps: Apple, Android
Description: "We have the technology. We’ve sent a man to the moon. So why are we still running in and out of the garage to see if our sprinklers are working? Lono lets you control your sprinkler system anywhere, anytime with your smart phone. And the things that should be automated, finally are."
Zones: 20 zones
Connectivity: WiFi & Bluetooth
Additional: Video, Crowdfunding page
Description: "netAQUA Irrigation Controller: web-enabled, easy to use, accessible from anywhere, automatically adjusts to weather.
The netAQUA is unlike any other irrigation controller that you may have come across. It is easy to use, intelligent, accessible worldwide for remote control, and able to harness the power of environmental sensors and Internet weather stations for automation. Gone are the confusing dials and buttons, and the associated limited functionality of the traditional controller."
Zones: 8 zones + 1 master (Expansion capability in 8 zone increments)
Connectivity: Ethernet with WiFI version available
Reviews: Amazon 4.5/5 (37 Reviews) SmartHome 5/5 (3 reviews)
Additional: Support, Crowdfunded, Video
Apps: Android (4/5 5 reviews), Browser
Description: "The RainCommander RC1200 is a WiFi-enabled sprinkler controller that allows homeowners to run their systems from anywhere using an app on their smartphone, tablet or any other connected device. You are able to rename up to 12 zones per controller and create 10 schedules to fit your watering needs. The RC1200 can accommodate up to 12 zones, but you are not limited to just 12 zones. One RainCommander™ account can host multiple RC1200 controllers accommodating an endless amount of zones."
Zones: 12 zones - unlimited with multiple devices
Review: Amazon 5/5 (1 review)
Additional: Support, Kickstarter.
Apps: Apple (3.5/5 10 reviews) , Android
Description: "The RainMachine is a radical departure from the old ways.Forecasting seven days in advance, the RainMachine was scientifically conceived to improve watering efficiency, thus reducing water waste and your water bill!
The RainMachine automatically adjusts your watering amount by lowering it on rainy or colder days and increasing it on hot summer days. The system not only saves water but it also protects your plants."
Zones: Controls up to 12 zones
Reviews: Amazon 4.5/5 (244 reviews)
Apps: Apple, Android
Description: "Fresh, Simple, Powerful Cloud based system to intelligently water your landscape. The skydrop controller is built with the planet, and you, in mind. It is designed to not only save water, but to save you money.
Skydrop introduces simplicity to watering your landscape. Installs in just 10 minutes, just replace your old sprinkler controller."
Zones: 8 zones plus Master Valve/Pump
Expandable to 16 valves with expansion unit
Additional: Blog, Tech Specs, Video, Installation
Reviews: Amazon (4.5/5 with 13 reviews), CNET 4/5, Lowes 5/5 (10 reviews)
Apps: Apple, Browser
Description: “Utilizing real time soil moisture sensor data on a zone-by-zone basis, UgMO always applies the optimal amount of water – no more, no less.”
Zones: Controls up to 36 zones per clock
Connectivity: 3G cell modem
Additional: Support, Installation (PDF)
Description: "OpenSprinkler is an open-source, internet-based sprinkler / irrigation timer. This is the version 2.0s, featuring ATmega644 mcu and injection molded enclosure specially designed for OpenSprinkler. This product is fully assembled (with SMT components) and tested."
- Created in a collaboration between Ray (Rui Wang) and former Wired editor-in-chief Chris Anderson
Zones: Controls 8 zones (Up to 48)
Connectivity: Ethernet with add-on portable WiFi adapter
Additional: Github page, Raspi shield, Video
Parts List Includes:
Full Instructable for the project can be found here.
$69.00 (Shipping Spring 2014)
Plantlink (Additional Links $25.00 Extra: Valves $65 )
Description: "Place the links next to your plants and never worry about incorrectly watering again.
Our internet-connected system makes properly watering easier than ever before. PlantLink’s automatically generated watering schedules take into account variables like plant type, soil composition, and weather patterns."
Zones: Unlimited "Valves"
Connectivity: Ethernet basestation & Zigbee
Additional: Crowdfunded, Video
129 eur (available)
Apps: Apple (3.5/4 179 reviews), Android (4/5 88 reviews), Browser
Description: "The Koubachi Plant Sensors measure soil moisture, sunlight, infrared light, ambient temperature and more to determine the vitality and exact needs of your plants."
Additional: Manual (PDF)
- Smart Irrigation: A Supercomputer Waters the Lawn - Scientific American
- Smart tech could save billions of liters of water - Reuters
Looking to just monitor a single plant? Visit our round-up of wireless plant monitoring solutions here.