Favorite weather app for AW?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Apps' started by camhabib, Sep 25, 2016.

  1. camhabib macrumors regular

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    Just got an AW Series 2 and I've been tying to sort through the various weather apps to find which works best. On my iPhone I typically use Weather Underground, and while I love the conplication on the iPhone, it takes forever for the app to update on the watch and it's a bit of a UI mess. Dark Sky is almost the opposite, the complication is painfully slow to update, but the app refreshes quickly on the watch. Any suggestions for an alternative from either, or a way to fix the problems I've run into?
     
  2. aarontsuru macrumors regular

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    Dark Sky, without a doubt. A watch notification when it's about to rain is pretty awesome. And on the modular face, the larger complication is pretty thorough.
     
  3. C5.4 macrumors member

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    I like CARROT, always had issues with Dark Sky on the Watch. It updates the complication often and has always given an accurate reading for me. The app loads fast on the watch. Plus, the complications and widget on iphone are customizable which is cool.
     
  4. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Dark Sky. It's Always improving and was one of the first weather applications for the Apple Watch.
     
  5. aarontsuru macrumors regular

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    I uninstalled Carrot when they recently went to some kind of paid subscription thing. I was already using DS more anyway, so blernk, done.

    Also, Darksky launched a website, so I'm happy to go all in! https://darksky.net/
     
  6. testcard macrumors 68030

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    Dark Sky has improved somewhat since an update this week, but Carrot is my number one Weather app. Lots of options for complication data, and the rain alerts and daily weather summaries are useful.
     
  7. 9512tacoma macrumors member

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    I went with dark sky not too crazy about carrots in app purchases for Apple Watch features.
     
  8. dictoresno macrumors 601

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    I bounce back and forth between CARROT⁵ and forecast bar. 95% of my time is spent using forecast bar now. A lot of customizable options and offers faster location updating than CARROT⁵ which I find is much more accurate.
     
  9. GIZBUG macrumors 65816

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    Shame they are never accurate in Chicago, and any forecast more than a day or 2 out is unreliable.
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    Weather Underground. For Chicago, it continually ranks as one of the most accurate. Check out what app engine is most accurate in your area, and go that route. http://www.forecastadvisor.com

    Forecast.io is always around 70% accurate, and WU is around 84% accurate.
     
  10. trmiv macrumors member

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    Are there any weather apps with complications that give a 3 day forecast on the large modular complication? They all seem to say stuff like the current high and low, the sunset time, and upcoming conditions. I have alerts setup for raining soon, etc. I really just want an at a glance forecast.
     
  11. TIO macrumors newbie

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    I purchased Dark Sky this morning after reading some reviews, and I'm quite disappointed in it so far. The temperature reading was off by 17 degrees this morning. My analog thermometer read 13 f, but Dark Sky read -3 f. On top of that, the watch app won't consistently display the correct location. I'm in Alaska... it's January... and it wants to tell me it's 72 degrees.

    Is anyone else experiencing similar problems? If I continue to have these issues, I guess I'll request a refund and try a different app.
     
  12. aarontsuru macrumors regular

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    I'm in NYC and Darksky has been working very well on both, my iPhone 7 and the first Apple Watch. It's 39-40 degrees here with cloudy & rain. My watch has been buzzing as rain has stopped and started.

    I just went to Accuweather.com and it matches up.

    I guess go in and check all your various settings on the phone/app/etc.
     
  13. Clockwize macrumors newbie

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    This maybe a dumb question but you don't have the "feels like" temperature option turned on, do you? Just a thought
     
  14. TIO macrumors newbie

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    Not a dumb question at all. It is not turned on, however.

    Tonight it's off by 8 degrees... reading -8f and it's actually 0. Other weather apps (Apple, Yahoo) are within a degree or two. Dark Sky is way off, consistently.
     
  15. Suture macrumors 6502a

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    I use Carrot. Stopped using Dark Sky a while back because it wouldn't update or notify me anymore of changing conditions.
     
  16. danniexi macrumors 6502

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    Stock weather app. Works well enough and it's free.
     
  17. dwfaust macrumors 68040

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    I've been using BeWeather 2 for several years now on my iPhone, iPad and Watch ... their iPhone widget and their Watch app screens are totally configurable... you can define the options for both the small and large complications.
     
  18. rodknocker macrumors 6502

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    I tried so many weather app, but the best one is BeWeather 2 (sorry someone mentioned already, but i have to mentioned it too)

    https://itunes.apple.com/de/app/beweather-2-personal-weather/id931212644?mt=8


    The weather data comes from WU.

    The app itself (on iPhone and on the watch) is very customizable.
    The small complication shows (like as the Yahoo weather app) a condition icon and the temperature at the same time.
     
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    But it doesn't update well on the watch.
     
  21. Fuga macrumors newbie

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    Better than any other Watch app in my experience. More, it was fine during my near brush with Harvey.
     
  22. mikey2004 macrumors regular

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    I Bought CARROT last week, paid £3.99, didn't realize i then had to pay extra to get the use out of it from my apple watch, so deleted it, pity cant get my £3.99 back.
     
  23. Clockwize macrumors newbie

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    Post this in the carrot weather thread and /u/makerofcarrot will give you a good reason as to why there is a subscription. It a shame you deleted it as it is the best, most customizable, and most accurate weather app I’ve found. I’ve tried more than I can count
     
  24. richpjr macrumors 68030

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    I don't find carrot weather particularly accurate where I live. Have been looking for a replacement.
     
  25. GIZBUG macrumors 65816

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    Go to forecastadvisor.com and find what service is accurate
     

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