The RainMachine Touch HD-12 is part of the Sprinkler Timer
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Sprinkler Timer
models like the Touch HD-12 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Weather responsiveness: How well the unit reads, adjusts to or responds to the actual weather forecast.
Convenience: Convenience is based on how easy each unit can be wired to your system, has buttons or controls on the unit, where unit can be mounted.
WiFi: WiFi is based on how easy it is to connect the unit to WiFi. Also if the unit can be controlled by an App.
Voice controlDigital assistants that can be used with your voice to control the unit.
Smart schedulingUnit can adjust the schedule based on weather, wind, or temperature.
App only control
App only controlThe unit can only be controlled by App. No manual override on unit.
Sends notificationsUnit sends notifications about watering schedule or if problem is detected.
Manual controlsUnit has controls on the unit that can be used instead of the App.
WaterSense certifiedWaterSense, a voluntary partnership program sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is both a label for water-efficient products and a resource for helping you save water.
Number of zones
Number of zonesNumber of zones the unit can connect to.