What's the difference? Compare Rachio 3, Generation 2, and Generation 1

Compare Rachio controllers 

Want to see how Rachio 3 stacks up against our previous controllers? Need to compare our products? Here's your one-stop-shop!

Rachio Generation 2Rachio 3Wireless Flow Meter

  Generation 1 Generation 2 Rachio 3 Wireless Flow Meter
Works with almost any existing sprinkler system.
Controller installation in under 30 minutes. No special tools or expertise required.
Control and monitor watering from the Rachio App on your smartphone or directly from the controller.
Compatible with smart home platforms like, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and more.
Standard Weather Intelligence™ with Rain, Freeze, Wind, Saturation Skips and more.
Supports 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi.
Available in 8 or 16-zone models.
Optional waterproof outdoor enclosure available.  
Premium Weather Intelligence™ Plus (hyperlocal accuracy, continuous monitoring, comprehensive data).    
Supports dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4 GHz & 5 GHz).    
Easy-press connectors, 14 & 18 gauge wire support.    
On-unit Run, Pause and Skip buttons.    
Compatible with Rachio Wireless Flow Meter.    
Leak detection and blockage notifications.      
Low-flow leak detection with highly-accurate Vortex technology.      
Instant zone shut-off triggered by leak detection.      
Precise outdoor water usage monitoring.      

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Rachio Generation 1 & Generation 2 controllers are no longer for sale at Rachio.com

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