weather app is slow

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by andrewj, May 5, 2015.

  1. andrewj macrumors regular

    Sep 4, 2008
    Minor complaint on my end, but an annoyance is how slow the weather app can be when pulling in the data. The lag can be palpably long, compared to how smooth everything else is on e.g. the iPhone.
  2. bunnicula macrumors 68040


    Jul 23, 2008
    Yes. It is annoying.
  3. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

    The Doctor11

    Dec 15, 2013
    New York
    Sometimes is not bad at all. Most of the time the weather app is pretty slow.
  4. bunnicula macrumors 68040


    Jul 23, 2008
    I figure they'll fix it pretty soon since it's a native app.
  5. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    I really do not use any of the apps. They are all pretty slow, and pulling out my phone is easier. Fitness is the only app I have in glances outside of battery and music controls.
  6. andrewj thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 4, 2008
    I hope they do. One would think that this would be one of the faster apps, since the information being pulled isn't necessarily that data intensive.
  7. bunnicula macrumors 68040


    Jul 23, 2008
    Agreed. And a quick glance at weather is a great use for the watch.
  8. GaresTaylan macrumors 6502a

    Nov 11, 2009
    Has anyone else had issues with it not loading at all? It continuously sits there synching on my watch. Because of that, none of the customizable widgets on my watch faces that use weather will display.
  9. ChinaRye macrumors 6502


    Aug 7, 2007
    Washington, DC
    I noticed that too. So sloooooooow. I'm sure a software fix is on the way.
  10. tivoboy macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2005
    couple things

    I think there are a couple things at play here.

    1, the app is slow
    2, many use the "current location" function, so any query for the info (all of which has to come from the phone) has to enable location services for the weather, confirm location, get weather, ship that info and all the canned info to the watch.

    3, many have the app settings to enable location "only when in use" and the location services may not be getting location info regularly, so it's an on demand ad-hoc get, which slows down #2 even more

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