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Score the best price yet on the Rachio 3 8-zone smart sprinkler system today only

Best Buy is discounting the Rachio 3e 8-zone smart sprinkler controller (opens in new tab) today only. It has fallen to $99.99 which is $50 off its regular price. This is part of Best Buy's deals of the day, which is why the price is very temporary. Grab it while you can.

If you need more zones for a more complicated lawn, the third-generation 16-zone Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller (opens in new tab) is down to $189.99 at Best Buy for today only as well. That's almost $60 off its average price, $90 off its retail price, and the lowest we've ever seen it go in new condition.

Most of the previous deals we've seen on Rachio kits have been for refurbished or open-box units, so this is a rare opportunity to score yourself a brand new version at a steep discount ahead of the summer. The one-day deal is also being matched at Amazon (opens in new tab).

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The system's installation is very simple with no special tools required. Once it's in, the Rachio can monitor and manage how you use your water, set schedules, make automatic adjustments for the weather, integrate with Alexa, and more.

The deal given is no longer valid and we do not have a better one. However, we have found some similar deals

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This is Rachio's newest smart controller. It works with smart home platforms like Amazon Alexa (opens in new tab) and Google Assistant (opens in new tab). It has dual-band Wi-Fi and a long-distance Flex radio. The installation is also very simple and will take you less than 30 minutes with no special tools required.

Once it's in, the Rachio can monitor and manage how you use your water. Use your smartphone to set schedules, make automatic adjustments for the weather, and more. That means you can avoid watering if it's set to rain or if you're going to encounter problems with freezing weather, saving yourself both money and the hassle of having to think about these things.

Existing Rachio users love their smart sprinkler controllers with the Rachio 3 garnering an impressive 4.7-star rating (opens in new tab).

Adam Oram is a Senior Writer at iMore. He studied Media at Newcastle University and has been writing about technology since 2013. He previously worked as an Apple Genius and as a Deals Editor at Thrifter. His spare time is spent watching football (both kinds), playing Pokémon games, and eating vegan food. Follow him on Twitter at [@adamoram](https://twitter.com/adamoram).
1 Comment
  • I got one after Skydrop pulled their subscription BS on us last year. The rachio is leaps and bounds better. Works reliably, never lost connection to wifi, auto rain skips won't run the system of it detects rain in the forecast.