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Sprinkler controller Rachio 3 adds Apple HomeKit support

Ask Siri to water the front yard with help from your Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller.

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The Rachio 3 now works with HomeKit and Siri.

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Rachio, the startup behind app-enabled sprinkler controllers and related accessories, just launched Siri voice support for its $230 Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller.

The third-generation Rachio 3 is designed to replace your existing irrigation controller, but lets you keep all of your existing in-ground irrigation stuff like pipes and sprinkler heads.

 A Rachio app offers zone and scheduling customization, as well as "hyperlocal" weather data so you (hopefully) won't ever over- or under-water your yard. 

Adding HomeKit and Siri into the mix gives iOS fans several new ways to interact with their Rachio 3 controller. The Rachio 3 is now controllable via the iOS-only Home app, as well as on an Apple TVApple Watch or HomePod

The Rachio 3 already works with Alexa and Google Assistant

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