New app to help you water your lawn

  • IANS, Washington
  • Updated: Oct 28, 2014 16:21 IST

If you find watering your lawn a bit troublesome, here is an app to make your task easier.

The new app, Rachio Iro, aims to greatly simplify things by allowing you to set up and tweak complex lawn irrigation schemes.

Rachio Iro simplifies the process of sprinkling your lawn, and it reduces wasteful watering practices.

This smart Wifi-enabled irrigation controller will cost you $250 (Rs.15,333).

Rachio offers apps for iPhone and Android, and there's a beta for a web app.

The app lets you screw through the unit itself directly into the wall, which saves you the trouble of matching up screw holes.

The app uses a pairing technology called BlinkUp.

The Iro also checks weather reports and during a rainy day, sprinkling is postponed automatically.

All the apps offer charts to break down your water usage by hours/minutes, gallons, and cubic feet.

It's a great way to monitor how much watering you've been doing.

The app also shares additional insights about watering, including data from other Rachio users, in your area who are sharing their reports.

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