, °F

AccuWeather Launches New Android Wear 2.0 App Worldwide

February 27, 2017; 5:06 AM

Share this article:

Android Wear 2.0 users worldwide can now access weather forecast information with Superior Accuracy, keeping them informed and safe on the go.

AccuWeather Global Weather Center - February 27, 2017 - AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, today announced the global launch of the AccuWeather app for Android Wear 2.0. The AccuWeather app, available across all Android smartphones, tablets, and wearable, keeps users connected to local weather conditions and severe weather alerts through a personalized experience they can access at their fingertips, protecting and improving their lives.

The AccuWeather app for Android Wear 2.0 provides six complications users can choose from. Each can be personalized on their watch face, providing local weather forecast information including current conditions, cloud cover, precipitation, AccuWeather RealFeel® temperature, wind speed, and more. Simply tap on a complication and each will quickly open the AccuWeather app, landing users on the ‘Now' screen. In the ‘Now' screen, users can access current conditions, current temperature, and high/low temperatures for the day. With a single tap on the ‘Now' screen, users will view an hourly forecast for up to 12 hours. With a second tap, they will see the daily forecast. With a third tap, they will be able to open the AccuWeather app on their connected Android phone to view additional detailed local weather forecasts and information with Superior Accuracy™.

"AccuWeather is committed to providing weather information and updates with Superior Accuracy in exciting, actionable new ways that will protect and improve lives globally," said Steven Smith, President of Digital Media for AccuWeather. "As one of the first apps available on the new Android Wear 2.0 operating system, AccuWeather continues to lead in mobile innovation and fulfill our life-saving mission."

AccuWeather has also developed a customizable watch face for the new Android Wear 2.0 operating system which users can select once the AccuWeather app for Android Wear 2.0 is downloaded, allowing for any three complications to be shown at a given time on their device. Additional options users can choose to customize their experience include adding a location, allowing users to receive severe weather alerts for that specific location, a Celsius/Fahrenheit option, and a GPS enable/disable feature to automatically receive real-time weather updates in any location worldwide.

The AccuWeather for Android Wear 2.0 App and AccuWeather app for all Android smartphones and tablets are available in the Google Play store.

About AccuWeather, Inc. and AccuWeather.com

Over 1.5 billion people worldwide rely on AccuWeather to help them plan their lives, protect their businesses, and get more from their day. AccuWeather provides hour-by-hour and minute-by-minute forecasts with Superior Accuracy™ with customized content and engaging video presentations available through smart phones, tablets, free wired and mobile Internet sites via AccuWeather.com, award winning AccuWeather apps, connected TVs, wearables, smart homes, and connected cars, as well as radio, television, newspapers, and the AccuWeather Network cable channel. Established in 1962 by Founder, President, and Chairman Dr. Joel N. Myers - a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society who was recognized as one of the top entrepreneurs in American history by Entrepreneur Magazine's Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurs book - AccuWeather also delivers a wide range of highly-customized enterprise solutions to media, business, government, and institutions, as well as weather news, content, and video for more than 180,000 third-party websites. AccuWeather's CEO, Barry Lee Myers, is an award winning leader in global weather information issues and one of the world's most recognized advocates for cooperative relationships between government weather agencies and the weather industry. He is a leader in the digital weather information space.

  • AccuWeather Founder and President Dr. Joel Myers Denounces "Inaccurate Information" About Hurricane Florence

    9/19/2018 3:15:00 PM

    "Seeing others comment that Florence will rank among the costliest U.S. hurricanes of all time is flat-out wrong. While it was, in fact, a catastrophic storm for parts of the Carolinas as we predicted it would be, it is important to put Florence's cost and impact into historical context," said Dr. Joel N. Myers, Founder, President, and Chairman of AccuWeather. "As an expert on severe weather and its economic, financial and human costs, and adjusting for inflation, I would not put Florence in a list of the top 10 nor even the top 25 costliest hurricanes to ever hit the U.S."

  • Statement RE: Today's Miscoded Hurricane Test Warning

    8/10/2018 1:48:58 PM

    This afternoon at 12:37 p.m. EDT AccuWeather passed on a hurricane warning for the southeastern U.S. that was intended to be an internal government test, but the government’s computer coding did not so indicate it was a test and it was inadvertently distributed externally by AccuWeather’s computer system when AccuWeather received the warning. The internal test was redistributed not only by AccuWeather on its AccuWeather app and AccuWeather.com website, but by other weather providers that also pass on government warnings. There is no hurricane warning in effect for the southeastern U.S.

  • AccuWeather Wins 2018 APPY Award for Best Weather App

    7/2/2018 8:20:02 AM

    AccuWeather, the largest and fastest-growing source of weather forecasts and warnings in the world and a leader in digital media and weather-related big data, won the 2018 APPY Award for Best Weather App for its popular Android app. The APPY Awards are presented by MediaPost Communications. This win marks the second consecutive year that AccuWeather has earned this prestigious distinction.