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AccuWeather offers many of the same features as other weather apps in the App Store, but without the same style, attention to detail, or focus on key data that users are looking for. The result is an information-rich, but roughly-crafted app that is sometimes slow to load, not always intuitive to navigate, and ultimately not as effective as similar apps.
AccuWeather is not a bad app, however. It does many things well, starting with the general loading speed of the app, the panel of information provided on the home screen, and accessibility of additional information without loading excess videos or ads. After loading the app, it goes directly to your current location (if enabled) and shows current conditions along with basic data like UV index, barometric pressure, and wind speed. Swiping the screen will move you to different menu options (listed at the bottom of the dock)--including hourly reports, daily forecast, and radar maps. All of these load fairly fast, but there are some delays at times and data does not always update immediately when checking the app. More than once we had to restart the app to get fresh data.
AccuWeather is a decent weather app, using technology that local news stations use for their broadcasts, a welcome and familiar source for many users. It feels, however, unpolished to some degree--from the bare interface to the slow load times and occasional restarts needed. Functionality is there, but the style and speed seen in other weather apps is not--not a glaring flaw, but an issue for those used to other tools.
Stay connected to the latest in weather forecasting with AccuWeather Weather for Life. This free, award winning weather app now includes crowdsourcing with AccUcast and features AccuWeather MinuteCast, available for more countries and for more minutes than any other minute-by-minute precipitation forecast. Supporting Apple Watch, this app offers the same world-class, synchronized app experience across all your iOS devices. AccUcast Become part of the forecast by sharing your weather observations to help people in your community stay safe from hazardous weather and road conditions. View the real-time crowdsourced map with weather conditions submitted by users all over the world in a global animation display. AccuWeather MinuteCast minute-by-minute precipitation forecasts for the next two hours hyper-localized to your exact street address or GPS location. Includes precipitation type and intensity, and start and end times for precipitation. Available for the contiguous United States, Canada, Sweden, Denmark, United Kingdom, Ireland, Japan, France, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Netherlands, Luxembourg, and a growing list of global locations. Apple Watch Support featuring AccuWeather MinuteCast, current conditions details, and severe weather alerts. When there is a severe weather alert for your favorite location, you will be notified by a tap sensation from the Watch and a low audible sound. Current conditions details include location, temperature and high and low for the day, wind speed, times for sunrise or sunset, and RealFeel Temperature AccuWeathers proprietary forecast that shows the user how the temperature actually feels outside to a person in that exact location. Option to automatically download the app to all of your iOS devices. Widgets available so you can see a summary of what you can expect from the days weather on your Today screen in the Notification Center, includes AccuWeather MinuteCast. Pushed severe weather alerts to keep you out of the storm. Immediately descriptive weather animations illustrating the weather forecast for right now, each of the next 72 hours, and each of the next 15 days. Animated weather radar and maps for tracking the storms path. Weather radar available in the United States, Canada, Northern Europe, and Japan. Top-Trending weather videos from AccuWeather's Video Wall. Forecasting for all your favorite locations every location on Earth. Other popular features include: Your Daily Snapshot shown front-and-center when you open the app a summary of what you can expect from the days weather. The Local Forecast Summary, a brief summary of what you can expect from the weather over the next 3-5 days for your location. Customizable current weather conditions detail hide the detail that you dont care about. Option to select persistent GPS tracking to get your current weather data as quickly as possible. (Please Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.) Interactive elements highlighted throughout the app for easy navigation.Download AccuWeather Weather for Life today for free and experience the Superior Accuracy that comes from high-quality weather forecasting across your iOS devices.
December 04, 2015
Version: AccuWeather - Weather for Life 8.3.0
By Emmett Hoops
Pros? I was not aware of any. Other apps tell the weather, and this one sort of did, though with mediocre accuracy.
An update was interrupted because I left a wifi area and my phone (a 5s) is restricted for wifi downloads. This has never been a problem with any other app. But when I returned to a wifi area, the download did not resume. Nor could I delete it. Nor could I re-download from the app store, because it would not install. Now I have a dead icon that cannot be deleted. Thanks, Accuweather.
Needs a lot more work before it's ready for prime time. This is an embarassment.