Rachio 1st vs 2nd Generation?

What are the major differences between Rachio Gen 2 vs Gen 1? I like that I can pickup the first generation for around $50 less than generation 2, but I don’t want to miss out on any cool features.

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Jeff Butler (Admin)
The major differences are that Generation 2 has 2 rain sensors (instead of 1) and you can manually operate with physical buttons besides just using the app. Now, that’s the nuts and bolts answer, if you ask Rachio they will say that they greatly improved Generation 2 based on feedback from Generation 1 including making it easier to install, connect and physically mount. Whether that’s worth it is up to you, but I’d always recommend going with the most recent version for updates. Checkout our Rachio Review to learn more about Rachio.