Are you wasting time and energy keeping your lawn and garden alive and healthy? Would you like to save money spent on watering and maintaining your garden? You can do both and more with this fantastic irrigation controller from RainMachine.
If you feel overburdened or overwhelmed by caring for your lawn and garden, it is perfectly understandable, and you will not be the only one. With so much in our bucket list these days, watering that lawn or garden every day is becoming a chore and an inconvenience.
Well, with the amount of smart equipment and accessories all around us now, perhaps you have wondered if there is one to take off that burden from you. Yes. I have great news for you. There is!
We introduce you to RainMachine’s Touch HD-12, Cloud Independent Smart Wi-Fi Irrigation Controller. It is a device designed to set your mind at rest as far as your irrigation needs in your garden and lawn are concerned. It will also save you a lot of money in the process.
Design of the RainMachine Touch HD 12 Smart WiFi Irrigation Controller
The RainMachine Touch HD-12, cloud-independent, smart, Wi-Fi irrigation controller has a beautifully-crafted designed. Designed for indoor use only, it measures 6 inches x 4 inches x inches and weighs 11 ounces. It comes with a 24V AC, 50/60, 750mA power adapter.
By connecting to a variety of weather forecasting institutions and stations, the device obtains weather information and data required to properly and adequately water your lawn and garden. Its forecast spatial resolution is accurate up to 1.5 km.
The first noticeable item on the RainMachine Touch HD-12 unit is its crystal-clear, 6.5” ultrabright, touchscreen display. Also very apparent on the screen is the easily-identifiable control icons (such as Settings, Watering, Help, Back, and Home). It has an in-built rain sensor connector and stores all its data locally on the device.
It operates by connecting to a Wi-Fi network and supports the 802.11N protocol and the 2.4 GHz network. It comes with a one-year manufacturer’s warranty.
Features of the RainMachine Touch HD 12 Smart WiFi Irrigation Controller
The RainMachine app, which is available for iOS and Android, gives you full monitoring of your weather and garden. It has a comprehensive dashboard that provide you with adequate and accurate data and statistics. In your phone’s landscape mode, the app can provide you with data and graphs for the week, month, and even the year.
RainMachine Touch HD 12 has received the WaterSense certifications for performance and efficiency (certificate 9291, by IAPMO R&T authority, 2019). You can receive rebates and save money for using RainMachine. Check with your local Water Agency about receiving rebates now.
Control from Anywhere:
With RainMachine, you can monitor your garden from anywhere and not only from right from within your garden. Access the web app on your laptop or PC using most internet browsers (like Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Safari, Opera, and more). Furthermore, all RainMachine devices connected to your local network are identified automatically and integrated into one single interface.
Data Stored Locally:
RainMachine stores all its data, including security password, on the device locally and not in the cloud, compared to its peers. Your data security is enhanced and is not being monitored or protected by a third party. Also, if Wi-Fi is down or no internet service available, the device’s operations are not affected.
Multiple Monitoring Zones:
Certain areas of your lawn or garden require differing attention based on vegetation, slope, soil, exposure, and other factors. As such, their watering needs also vary. RainMachine allows you to create up to 12 zones, each with varying or similar characteristics and needs. You can set, program, create schedules, monitor and control each zone from the phone or web app.
Multiple Weather Sources:
Unlike most sprinkler controllers, RainMachine gets its weather forecasts information from a variety of authentic and reliable sources. Connecting through Wi-Fi, it gets FREE latest, accurate, and up-to-date weather forecasts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NOAA is the world’s prime authority of weather conditions through the use of the radars, weather stations, satellites, and highly trained meteorologists. RainMachine uses your precise street location to obtain exact weather details for your area.
The RainMachine also rely on weather forecasts from other weather institutions and stations such as Metno, DarkSky, FAWN, Wetterdienst, Open Weather Map, CIMIS, WUnderground, Davis, NetAtmo, and Mesonet. It uses the data obtained from all these sources to provide accurate and reliable local weather that translates into decisions on watering your lawn or garden.
When there is no forecast data available, RainMachine switches to historical statistics instead and uses that information to prescribe appropriate watering schedules and routines.
Save Water & Money:
RainMachine Touch HD does not only operate according to prescribed schedules. It saves you money by watering your lawn only when it is needful. So, on a colder or rainy day, your garden will not be watered, while on hotter days, it increases the number of watering routines. This feature does not only save you money but also protects and enlivens your plants as they receive only the needed amount of water, at the appropriate time.
Follow the given, easy, DIY instructions to install your RainMachine. You do not need any technical or professional knowledge to carry out the installation instructions. You can have your RainMachine up and running in a matter of minutes!
Effective Local Interface:
Unlike most irrigation systems, the RainMachine has a full-color HD touchscreen that enables you to view statuses and notifications as well as issue commands to the device. For easy sighting, in a dark environment, the display has illuminated white LED touch keys. When not in use, the device displays a very bright Wi-Fi icon that is visible up to 20 feet away.
Voice Control and other Integrations:
When connected to Alexa or any other voice assistant, you can issue voice commands to the RainMachine. The device also integrates seamlessly to Nest, SmartThings, Google Home, and WINK via IFTTT.
The Final Verdict On The RainMachine Touch HD 12 Smart WiFi Irrigation Controller
If a person’s decision is affected by the amount of information he or she has, then the RainMachine Touch HD-12 Smart Wi-Fi Irrigation Controller is designed to make accurate and reliable decisions based on the magnititude of its weather forecasting data and information.
With the power to monitor and control your system right at your fingertips, once installed, you do not have to worry about the watering needs of your lawn or garden.
Thumbs Up 👍
• Effortless and straightforward installation
• Obtains weather data from multiple reliable sources
• Has received WaterSense Certification
• Control Your Irrigation System from any device, anywhere
• Versatile and Comprehensive App
• Voice control ability
• Connectivity to other smart devices
• You can create and monitor up to 12 zones
Thumbs Down 👎
• A bit pricy
• No automatic notifications or alerts
Get Your RainMachine Touch HD 12 Smart WiFi Irrigation Controller Now!
“I love this thing. Lawn looks great. Water bill is lower. Also tied it into IFTTT so I can tell Google home to water the lawn.” – George A Crossley on December 6, 2017
“I liked everything about it. Easy to install. Easily programmed and controlled from device itself, from phone, and from Alexa. Weather adjustments work like a charm.” – Robert Gaddie on May 21, 2018
“This thing is awesome. I never even have to use the actual controller. I control EVERYTHING from the app and website. In my opinion, its a must have. Those default controllers are confusing.” – Travis West on July 30, 2018
“The RainMachine is the bomb (good). I replaced my old Rain Bird conventional timer-controller. The RM is way, way, way easier to program. I control mine through Alexa (I have 4 Alexas outside under the eaves) – the RM is just great. I had never heard of RM when I started searching, but I took the chance aynd was rewarded.” – mattchematt on May 28, 2018