I only saw this today, but there is finally a fully supported smartapp for the Rachio sprinkler system. Works great!
Just wish there was a quick button push option to run my full normal watering schedule. And possible getting that option available in ActionTiles. Same thing with the Alexa integration, it looks like I can only tell her to turn on a individual zone.
I haven’t de-winterized my system yet, and it looks like 4 days worth of rain here next week. So I won’t be able to play around with this for awhile.
Yea, I know these fancy sprinkler gadgets are suppose to be set & forget. But I’m retired an get up early, so I still like to start watering “manually”.
Just use the Rachio app for the times you want that.
Or if you want Alexa voice control look into using the IFTTT channel
Your wish was granted by @joshua_lyon … Cannot get easier to run all zones from your phone… SharpTools rocks!
That’s no fun! That would require about 3 clicks on my phone or computer. Would love to tell Alexa, “start watering the lawn”, or push a button on ActionTiles.
Edit: OK, just saw the above posts. Now I’m hoping for a dry spell so I can start using this new stuff.
Why not make a Routine?
Rachio has had an Alexa skill for over a year that has various commands to water the entire yard or specific zones:
I tried that last summer, but Alexa kept asking me for a zone & time. I will have to play with her again in a few weeks when I get the sprinkler system going & it stops raining here. Could it be that I have the version 1 Rachio so Alexa can’t do that function?
Who wants to ‘tell Rachio’ or is it Iro? I don’t remember… when you can say Alexa turn on the sprinkelers in the yard… or tell home to turn on the sprinklers (with EchoSistant). Which ever is more natural But…why would you want an additional task for yourself when the Rachio schedules work so well. I used to tell Alexa that is raining (to use the rain delay) but I added a rain sensor to my Netatmo and I don’t do that anymore either…
I have a v1 as well and it works. Here are all the official commands:
Because I’m retired A weather geek A “green guy” And I need something to keep me busy so I don’t to excess. All of this ST’s, Alexa, Sonos, Rachio, Eccobee, BloomSky, ActionTiles, IP cameras & trying to do the custom device types & apps, is my hobby. It somewhat keeps me out of trouble.
I hear you… I am doing all of that and a little bit more. I challenge you to install EchoSistant and I promise I’ll add what ever phrase you would like to tell Alexa to run your sprinklers whenever you want. @bamarayne and myself are around to guide you.
Just found this integration today as well! I have the Gen 1 and just tested it with Ask Alexa. “Alexa, tell SmartThings to water my lawn” and it worked! I have a macro set up that is called “Water my lawn”.
I have a Gen 2 unit and it works like a charm.
Has anyone inventoried the functions available in WebCoRE? I can’t figure out which one to use.