Be smart about the weather: Weather apps for wearables

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.

Our top five picks for the best weather apps

Weather AppsAbout the AppCompatibility
SmartWeather for SmartwatchThis 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 SkyThis 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.
AccuweatherOne 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 UndergroundAnother 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 PebbleThis 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.

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