With all the new possibilities for home automation arriving on a almost daily basis these days, I still believe the core value of Rachio is flexibility. The ability to potentially mold to future product, from whomever creates them, is a nice asset.
That said, one needs to remember that the Iro in itself is Irrigation Automation. Automation that is very complex just as weather is. The push or need to link to any type of home automation systems that are mostly switches (on/off, open/close) is less important to making sure the Core Responsibility of Iro, apply water efficiently to a landscape, to be job one priority one. If I can access my Iro from anywhere in the world already, why is it so important to be apart of another system?
If the Rachio Iro can not irrigate my landscape without constant intervention, what’s the point of the controller?