Weather App That Sends Alerts?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Apps' started by worker73, Jun 22, 2015.

  1. worker73 macrumors member

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    Is there a weather app that will send alerts to the Apple Watch (i.e.- Tornado Warnings)?

    I can't seem to get the Weather Channel App to do it, although if I open the app on the watch it does show the alert.....just wanted something to give me a Haptic tap if possible.

    Thank you in advance!! :)
     
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  5. worker73 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks guys....I think I am going to get this one.

    I can't for the life of me get The Weather Channel app to send me alerts on the watch. I have everything enabled I think, but something must be amiss.
     
  6. JSB1540 macrumors 6502

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    Dark Sky! It is amazingly accurate with weather notifications.
     
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  8. mrgossett macrumors 6502

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    Dark Sky does NOT send a weather alert as a notification to the Watch, at least on mine, and I have that enabled in the app and Location Services set to "Always." The alert does show up on a page in the phone app, but there's no badge, sound, or banner alert sent to the phone. This is something they need to fix if it's going to have that feature. I'm using WeatherBug as my primary weather app, and it reliably sends severe weather alerts to the phone. These do show up on my watch with a sound, haptic alert, and notification.
     
  9. AJsAWiz macrumors 68030

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    Alerts show up on my Apple Watch. I have it set to notify me of any rain. It vibrates on my wrist, without fail, when there is any rain (coming) at all. I've had Dark Sky for about a month and it's been 100% accurate in predicting when rain will begin and stop in my area. Just my experience . . .
     
  10. JSB1540 macrumors 6502

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    Which weather alerts are you talking about? If its National Weather Service, like a tornado warning or flood watch, I don't know yet. There haven't been any since I started using the app. However I get rain alerts on the watch and any other (UV, etc that I have set up)
     
  11. mrgossett macrumors 6502

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    I'm talking about National Weather Service alerts. We had a Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued today, but it never showed up on the watch from Dark Sky (It did from WeatherBug.) Yes, I get the Dark Sky rain alerts on my watch. They work great and are very handy.
     
  12. Suture macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not getting any rain alerts on my AW either, even though I have the settings enabled everywhere required. I have custom alerts setup for 7AM with a weather report, and they won't even show up on the iPhone either. Feel like I wasted the $4 or whatever I paid. It's a shame, if it worked I'd really like the app, but am probably going to look for something else.
     
  13. JSB1540 macrumors 6502

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    Rain alerts do show up! perhaps something in your settings?
     
  14. Suture macrumors 6502a

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    I see others saying it works great, and I'm not sure why it won't work. I've reinstalled it for the 3rd time today, went through every thread on MR I could find -- I seem to have the settings enabled correctly. I wound up submitting a support request to the application developer to see if they could provide some insight.

    Of course, it's raining now :)
     
  15. JSB1540 macrumors 6502

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    So on the "Alerts for your location" page (of the phone app), do you next hour precipitation checked?, severe Weather, etc.? I also have show in Glances checked in the watch app also. I get alerts such as "drizzle in 15 minutes" on my watch.
     
  16. Suture macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. I can't figure out what is stopping the alerts.
     
  17. JSB1540 macrumors 6502

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    In the watch app setting you also have Dark Sky toggled on in notifications? and toggled on in phone settings?
     
  18. Suture macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, and yes. Location services is also set to always.
     
  19. JSB1540 macrumors 6502

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    You got me, if you get it working let us know what the bug was. Mine works perfect. Good Luck
     
  20. Suture macrumors 6502a

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    ... and of course, it started randomly working this morning. I didn't touch the settings. Regardless, happy about it.
     
  21. PrincessKick macrumors newbie

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    I use an app called Storm that sends notifications to my watch.
     
  22. Fabienne macrumors 65816

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    Dark Sky is great for me! I was amazed at how accurate it is.
     
  23. iBlazed macrumors 68000

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    I use Hooks. It basically sends any type of notification you want to your Watch.


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  24. mrgossett macrumors 6502

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    WeatherBug is a great weather app, and now it has a companion app for the Watch. All weather warnings for your location show up on the Watch.
     
  25. upnorth85 macrumors 6502

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    A reviewer on-line mentioned this does not work for family share even though the App says it does. It only worked once for the family member after that it asked for payment. Please confirm if this works for family sharing as well.
    thanks.
     

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