Don't get caught out in the rain. Prepare in advance with the five best weather apps for your smartwatch.
The weather in Australia is not exactly changeable, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth checking once in a while. The smartwatch will provide you with a weather update as easy as you used to check the time, so you’ll never get caught in the rain again (in theory).
What are weather apps for smartwatches?
Another feature of life that was revolutionised by the internet was the weather forecast. The semi-attractive lady, or weird old man standing in front of the map and pointing at clouds and strange icons is gone, replaced by incredibly specific meteorological data, analysis and predictions. Weather apps proved to be among the most commonly used apps on smart phones, and so it’s no surprise that smartwatches bring some serious heat when it comes to the weather. Here we’ll take a look at a five of the best.
As you’ve probably noticed, there are already heaps of smartwatches on the market, what you may not have known is that each smartwatch has its own dedicated app store. We’ve given you a helping hand in the guides below, but it’s also worth checking out before your buy your device.
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Our top five picks for the best weather apps
|Weather Apps||About the App||Compatibility|
|SmartWeather for Smartwatch||This highly rated app for Sony SmartWatch and SmartWatch 2, provides the weather in your area by using the watch in built location services. It displays the current weather, as well as a five day forecast.||Available for SmartWatch and SmartWatch 2 from the Google Play app store.|
|Dark Sky||This well designed app was a big hit on the iPhone, and now brings its pleasant service to the Apple Watch. Basically, Dark Sky tells you if it’s going to rain in the next hour or so, which is really handy for leaving the house in the morning, nipping to the shop or walking the dog.||Available for the Apple Watch from the Apple Watch app store.|
|Accuweather||One of the internet's most trusted weather websites comes to your wrist. The Accuweather app is easy to use and comes with a range of customizable extras. If Accuweather is your go to on the internet, then you’ll love this app for smartwatch.||Available for SmartWatch and SmartWatch 2 from the Google Play app store.|
|Weather Underground||Another popular website brings its services to the smartwatch. The Weather Underground app provides current conditions, 10-day forecasts, and severe weather alerts. The app has Apple’s new Force Touch navigation to allow easy access to all features.||Available for the Apple Watch from the Apple Watch app store.|
|Weather for Pebble||This app, which is powered by The Weather Channel, provides you with current weather conditions and you can see longer forecasts simple by shaking your wrist. This is an app well supported by it’s big brother and is the go to weather app on the Pebble smartwatch.||Available for the Pebble smartwatch from the Google Play app store.|
Frequently asked questions
What are the best apps for smartwatch?
How long is a piece of string? There are already thousands of great apps available across the many watches currently on the market. If you’re struggling to cut through the sheer numbers, why not check out a few more of our app guides.
Is a smartwatch worth the money?
This depends on how you use your devices. If you wear your pockets out reaching in to grab your smart phone, then it probably is worth the investment, as all your apps and notifications will be delivered straight to your wrist. If you can go days without looking at your phone, then you might survive without a smartwatch. Choice is entirely yours.
Where do I get smartwatch apps?
Smartwatch apps are available from smartwatch app stores. Now each watch, or more specifically, each operating system has a different way of getting apps. So Apple Watch apps are available from the Apple Watch app store, while Android apps are available from Android Wear. Check out which app store you’ll have to use before you splash the cash for the watch.