Weather underground on Apple watch series 3

mk313

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does anyone with a series 3 use the weather underground app? If so, how we’ll does it work?

That app seems to give me the most accurate data for where I live and it’s great in the iPhone but it’s basically unusable on the watch. I open it and then wait and wait and wait and sometimes it will update the temp, but not always and when it does, it takes at least a full minute to do so.

Thanks in advance,
 
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Cascades42

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I use Carrot Weather which, if you pay for an extra in app purchase can use Weather Underground as a source - it's great for me. You can have another in app purchase to get more regular weather updates on your watch in a complication (fetching data costs money), but I don't find I need it as the weather tends not too change too suddenly where I am.

I have a series 2 Watch and the app launches very quickly. I used to use Weather Underground directly but it was too slow for some reason.
 

mk313

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Interesting. I’ll have to check that out. Thanks for the heads up. That would be fantastic
 
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Lee_Bo

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I was using WU on my original AW and it never updated locations on the watch unless I opened the app on the phone, so I went back to the stock weather app as the location updates were flawless. Recently started using Carrot and haven't been disappointed yet.
 
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Sez I

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does anyone with a series 3 use the weather underground app? If so, how we’ll does it work?

That app seems to give me the most accurate data for where I live and it’s great in the iPhone but it’s basically unusable on the watch. I open it and then wait and wait and wait and sometimes it will update the temp, but not always and when it does, it takes at least a full minute to do so.

Thanks in advance,
I've had this problem, too. WU is excruciatingly slow to update.
 

doubletap

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I used to have issues with WU being very slow and sometimes not even starting on the AW3, but after the latest update(s), things have gotten a lot better I think.

I still stick to the default weather app for complications though.
 

teidon

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I use BeWeather 2. They use WU's data but especially the Watch App is much better than that of WU's.