1. mclasser's Avatar
    I'm currently using EZ Weather HD and while it looks nice, it seems to be a battery hog. Can you guys recommend other apps that are visually-pleasing but run lean?

    Sent from my Nexus 5 via Android Central App
    07-24-2014 05:47 PM
  2. zedorda's Avatar
    ATM I use the "stickmyheadoutthewindow" app and it works but lacks a 4-day forecast. Doesn't seem to effect my battery in the least.
    dkreeg, bigmatt503 and bubba3595 like this.
    07-24-2014 06:09 PM
  3. Gekko's Avatar
    1. Fancy Widgets
    2. Arcus Weather
    zedorda likes this.
    07-24-2014 07:06 PM
  4. PapaGary's Avatar
    1Weather has always worked well for me. Some reviews claim it to be a battery hog but I have not found that to be the case.
    07-24-2014 10:02 PM
  5. bbycrts's Avatar
    Shouldn't any weather widget that allows you to choose the update interval be easy on battery? I use Transparent Weather or something like that because I like the widget's style - I have it set to update once per hour and if I open the app itself (not just the widget). Doesn't seem to have a bad effect on battery life.
    07-25-2014 02:49 PM
  6. ptkelly's Avatar
    I like Yahoo Weather. I used Accuweather and didn't find is Accu. I don't have a battery problem but I don't know if either is a hog or not.
    07-25-2014 03:48 PM
  7. PapaGary's Avatar
    Shouldn't any weather widget that allows you to choose the update interval be easy on battery? I use Transparent Weather or something like that because I like the widget's style - I have it set to update once per hour and if I open the app itself (not just the widget). Doesn't seem to have a bad effect on battery life.
    That's the way 1Weather works. I have it set to update every fifteen minutes on my Moto X.


    I like Yahoo Weather. I used Accuweather and didn't find is Accu. I don't have a battery problem but I don't know if either is a hog or not.
    I had Accuweather for awhile and dumped it after a week. That was some time ago and I don't remember why.
    07-25-2014 05:38 PM
  8. kolyan2k's Avatar
    Google Genie widget
    07-26-2014 02:12 PM
  9. macroguy07's Avatar
    Weather & Clock Widget Android

    Looks nice, not a battery hog. Various widget sizes and customizable.
    peacefulberry likes this.
    07-26-2014 11:03 PM
  10. Bront's Avatar
    I've been using Weatherbug Elite for ages, and still love it.
    07-27-2014 09:38 AM
  11. mastrK13's Avatar
    The best for your battery I think is Dashclock widget. It comes with a weather extension but you can install other weather extensions too. Eye in the Sky and atmosHere are great weather apps that have a persistent notification for weather. I kind of like that option as opposed to a normal widget. Neither are hard on your battery and you can choose how often you want them to sync in the background
    07-27-2014 10:56 AM
  12. zedorda's Avatar
    No matter which one you pick if you can not control how often the widget updates you will not have much control over battery usage. I have been using Google Now for my weather needs because widgets use more battery no matter which one you pick.
    07-27-2014 01:45 PM
  13. peacefulberry's Avatar
    Weather&clock widget for me too.
    07-27-2014 02:35 PM
  14. Gekko's Avatar
    No matter which one you pick if you can not control how often the widget updates you will not have much control over battery usage. I have been using Google Now for my weather needs because widgets use more battery no matter which one you pick.
    1. Fancy Widgets
    2. Arcus Weather

    both of the Widgets above allow you to set the update interval. i set both to 30 minutes and have no significant adverse battery life effect.
    07-27-2014 06:32 PM

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