Please recommend the most accurate weather app on the watch..

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Apps' started by matrix07, May 20, 2018.

  1. matrix07 macrumors 601

    matrix07

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    Built in weather app sucks. It used to work well now it's just not that accurate & it doesn't seem to update very often

    2 things I need.
    It needs to have weather condition complication
    It needs to work with Time Travel (so I can see will it rain if I go out running)

    Oh.. and it'd be great if it's less than $5 :)
     
  2. flyinmac macrumors 68040

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    I generally prefer Windows devices for weather.

    They’re usually the most accurate.

    I look through them, and there it is. The weather.

    For temperature, I usually use Door devices.

    Sorry... lol

    I’m that person who still does things the old way. Hmm... feels about 40 degrees today, slightly cloudy, a bit of sunshine peeking through the clouds.

    I gave up a long time ago on things like weather people, prediction, etc.

    A common example: My grandmother told me that the news lady said we’d get a foot of snow. Strange... I used my Window... hmm... weird, all the snow is melting and it’s 70 degrees outside.

    Today was supposed to be raining. I raked the leaves and worked on my roof. Pretty nice day.

    Sometimes I’m curious what the weather is like in another town. I call my friend. Gives us a chance to catch up. Hey, it’s nice here today, what’s your weather like?
     
  3. matrix07 thread starter macrumors 601

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    That’s all true sadly. :)
    For example right now the weather complication showing it’s cloudy outside, instead it’s heavy rain. :O
    Sigh...
     
  4. flyinmac macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, you can try to guess what the weather is going to do by patterns of what has happened before. But, a lot of times the weather says, "Oh... you thought I was going to do that??? Watch this!!!!!!!!"
     
  5. kissfan macrumors regular

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  6. Davidglenn macrumors member

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    I travel and find some weather apps are less accurate in certain countries. So you really need to find the most accurate for area you live in. I have yet to find one that does 'everywhere'.
     
  7. TiggrToo macrumors demi-goddess

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    It's usually not an app problem - more so a source issue. There's several different weather data sources out there - Weather Underground, DarkSky, and AccuWeather to name but three here in the US; and each provider can have different forecasts or even 'nowcasts'.
     
  8. nnoble macrumors 6502

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    DarkSky; I've tried many but this has proved most accurate and in real-time. 'Carrot' uses Dark Sky data from what I understand.
     
  9. TiggrToo macrumors demi-goddess

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    Depending on your subscription it can use Weather Underground data as well.
     
  10. mk313 macrumors 6502a

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    Completely agree with davidglenn. It really depends on where you live. Where I live, weather underground is the most accurate. Bring t that’s not universally true.
     
  11. matrix07 thread starter macrumors 601

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    Thank everyone. Looks like I'll try Dark Sky & see if there's improvement over the built in app.

    Cheers,
     
  12. Polekat macrumors 6502

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    Check here to see which service is most accurate then choose your app based upon who uses that service
     
  13. CobraPA macrumors 6502a

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    That’s a neat site... Only odd thing is it doesn’t get the correct town for a zip code, but one in the next county... (USA). :confused: Ironic.
     
  14. matrix07 thread starter macrumors 601

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    Woah good service.
     
  15. AnthroMatt macrumors 6502

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    I think that’s just the closest town for which they have data. I input the Mesa, AZ zip code for instance and get results for Phoenix.
     

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  16. CobraPA macrumors 6502a

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    That makes sense, it needs a little indicator of that, since it just loads up a different area without showing your requested zip.
     
  17. Sciomar macrumors regular

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    I use the Carrot weather app with data from Wunderground, thus far it's been more accurate than Dark Sky for the locations I have travelled to.
     

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