LAS VEGAS, January 5, 2023 – Rachio, a mission-driven technology company focused on sustainable water use and simple, automated yard management, is bringing smart yard solutions to millions of households with the introduction of the Rachio Smart Hose Timer. Leveraging its proven hardware and software ecosystem that includes its award-winning Rachio 3 Smart Irrigation Controller, the Smart Hose Timer gives consumers even more options for intelligent yard care and the ability to control watering from anywhere. The Rachio Smart Hose Timer, which simply connects via a smart valve to an outdoor faucet and a hose or drip system, will be available in March 2023 for just $99.
With built-in Weather Intelligence™ that automatically adjusts watering schedules based on changes in weather and seasons, and a patented, integrated flow meter, the Rachio Smart Hose Timer is the most reliable smart hose timer to come to market, ensuring yards receive just the right amount of water, when they need it. It's an ideal addition to yards of any size – particularly those that contain vegetable gardens, trees or shrubs, balcony plants, and homes without in-ground irrigation. The Rachio Smart Hose Timer also complements existing in-ground irrigation systems, giving homeowners more flexibility over their watering and those hard-to-reach spots that their in-ground sprinkler may miss.
The Wi-Fi-connected Smart Hose Timer can be installed in under 10 minutes and easily connects an existing hose spigot to a hose, turning it into an intelligent water delivery tool. The Smart Hose Timer works with the free Rachio app, allowing users to quickly personalize and program multiple different watering schedules each day. With its intuitive Weather Intelligence technology and hyper-local weather tracking, the Smart Hose Timer will automatically skip an individual watering based on real-time rain, and not the entire day’s schedule, ensuring that other runs aren’t unnecessarily skipped. The Rachio Smart Hose Timer lets customers truly personalize their watering, showing every scheduled run in-app and letting customers easily skip or unskip any of those runs.
“Rachio has been changing the yard care game since we released our first smart irrigation controller nearly a decade ago, bringing smart home technology outside the home, and saving over 65 billion of gallons of water to-date,” said Kim Sentovich, CEO of Rachio. “The introduction of the Smart Hose Timer demonstrates our continued commitment to sustainable water use, giving millions of households the ability to water outside more efficiently.”
Residential outdoor water use in the U.S. accounts for nearly 8 billion gallons of water each day, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, and as much as 50% of that water is lost due to inefficient irrigation methods and systems. The Smart Hose Timer joins the Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller in ensuring consumers are watering appropriately for their local environmental and weather conditions and have access to their personal water usage data.
The Rachio Smart Hose Timer, which comes with the valve and Wi-Fi hub, will be available on Rachio.com and leading retailers in March 2023 for an expected retail price of $99.
Rachio is debuting the Smart Hose Timer, along with the Rachio 3 Smart Irrigation Controller and partner product integrations, at CES 2023 at Booth 53526. For more information about the company, its current products, and its mission to save water, please visit: www.rachio.com.
Rachio is a mission-driven company leveraging technology to increase sustainable water use and make yard management effortless. Pioneering the smart irrigation category in 2014, Rachio continues to lead the market with its third generation of smart irrigation controllers, intelligently delivering the right amount of water for a yard to thrive and saving homeowners – and the planet – billions of gallons of water. For more information, please visit www.rachio.com.