STATE COLLEGE, Pa., April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AccuWeather, Inc., a global leader in weather information and digital media, today announced its Apple Watch app is now available – offering important, life-saving, on-the-go weather information and alerts with Superior Accuracy™ instantly and easily accessible to Apple Watch users worldwide.
"We are thrilled to offer users a unique weather app experience that includes timely and valuable weather features, such as AccuWeather MinuteCast®, minute-by-minute precipitation forecasts over the next two hours," said Steven Smith, AccuWeather Chief Digital Officer. "The AccuWeather glance's user-interface combines this quick, informative weather information not found from any other source in a sleek and immediately descriptive format. With our design and forecasts, users can feel confident that they are prepared to make informed and safer decisions knowing what they can expect from the day's weather."
The app by AccuWeather is developed for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch users, and now Apple Watch users everywhere.
AccuWeather for Apple Watch includes AccuWeather MinuteCast®, minute-by-minute precipitation forecasts over the next two hours hyper-localized to the user's exact street address or GPS location. This unique and patented forecast includes precipitation type and intensity, and start and end times for precipitation. On Apple Watch, users will see a summary MinuteCast statement, such as "Rain continues for 45 minutes." AccuWeather MinuteCast is available for a growing list of international locations including the continuous United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Japan, France, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Netherlands, and Luxembourg.
Additional AccuWeather for Apple Watch app features include current condition details and severe weather alerts. When there is a severe weather alert for a user's favorite location, the user is notified by a tap sensation from their Apple Watch and a low audible sound. Current conditions details include location, temperature, and high and low temperature for the day, wind speed, times for sunrise and sunset, and RealFeel Temperature® – AccuWeather's proprietary forecast that shows the user how the temperature actually feels outside to a person in that exact location.
The AccuWeather App is available on the App Store for Apple Watch, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch at www.appstore.com.
About AccuWeather, Inc. and AccuWeather.com
Every day over a billion people worldwide rely on AccuWeather to help them plan their lives, protect their businesses, and get more from their day. AccuWeather provides hourly and Minute by Minute™ forecasts with Superior Accuracy™ with customized content and engaging video presentations available on smart phones, tablets, free wired and mobile Internet sites, connected TVs, and Internet appliances, as well as via radio, television, and newspapers. Founded in 1962 by 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 – AccuWeather also delivers a wide range of highly-customized enterprise solutions to media, business, government, and institutions, as well as news, weather 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.
Visit www.AccuWeather.com for additional information.
For more information contact:
Justin Roberti / 814.235.8756 / [email protected]
SOURCE AccuWeather, Inc.