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Water smarter in 2020 with the Rachio 3 smart sprinkler controller at over $40 off

The Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller (opens in new tab) was designed to help you conserve money while making sure your lawn looks the best on the block, and today it's down to one of its best prices yet at Amazon of $187.49. This deal saves you just over $40 off its full cost there.

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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.

These are Rachio's newest controllers. They come with a limited warranty. The smart controller works with smart home platforms like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. 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. This is also the only generation of the Rachio compatible with Rachio's wireless flow meter (opens in new tab), which adds even more advanced control over your water.

Existing Rachio users love their smart sprinkler controllers with the Rachio 3 garnering an impressive 4.6 star rating (opens in new tab) based on over 1,200 user reviews at Amazon.

There are plenty of other products to make your home smarter in 2020, and some of them can even work hand-in-hand with the Rachio 3. This guide to the best smart home products under $100 has several great picks you should consider buying for your home. There's also a guide to the best smart home products under $50 which is worth a look as well.

Shipping at Amazon is free on orders totaling $25 or more, though you could receive your order even faster with an Amazon Prime membership. If you've never been a member before, you can start a free 30-day trial (opens in new tab) to score free two-day shipping with no order minimum, along with access to perks such as the Prime Video streaming service, exclusive members-only discounts, and more.

Alex is a graduate from the University of North Florida with a background in sales and merchandising. When he’s not hunting down the next great deals to post on Thrifter, he can be found making music and working on his eBay business.