06-01-2014 04:00 PM
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  1. PainFX's Avatar
    Weather widget that doesn't drain battery? The stock one is hideous.. I kinda like the weather widget from the stock s4. Is there something similar to that? Thanks.
    05-29-2014 04:47 PM
  2. Gekko's Avatar
    Fancy Widgets
    Android Does - April 3, 2014

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...s.fancywidgets

    Fancy Widgets + H7C Clock Skin

    Weather Widget-fancyclock.png
    Greg C likes this.
    05-29-2014 04:57 PM
  3. wookiee2cu's Avatar
    I use 1 Weather and it doesn't seem to drain my battery. I have it set to show 5 day forecast (I believe this is the max) and it's free.
    Rick Bell likes this.
    05-29-2014 05:22 PM
  4. bembol's Avatar
    HD Widgets. I love it very customizable that sometimes it can be a PITA (if you're anal like me, LOL).

    Been using since I switched to android and only tried Beautiful Widget but for whatever reason I just didn't like it even though they look similar. As for Battery Life, I don't noticed any issues.
    WhiteiPadMini likes this.
    05-29-2014 05:25 PM
  5. AZgl1500's Avatar
    I just use "Weather Channel" and pull it up if I want it.

    The standard Home Screen display temperature and basic info, like 'rain', or 'cloudy' or 'sunshine'
    05-29-2014 05:36 PM
  6. Davidoo's Avatar
    I have used the Weather Channel on all my phones and never a battery issue.
    05-29-2014 06:14 PM
  7. PolarBear8's Avatar
    I use 1 Weather and it doesn't seem to drain my battery. I have it set to show 5 day forecast (I believe this is the max) and it's free.
    I've used it but it ALWAYS shows rain in the forecast.
    It is inaccurate for me at least.
    05-30-2014 06:28 AM
  8. WhiteiPadMini's Avatar
    HD Widgets. I love it very customizable that sometimes it can be a PITA (if you're anal like me, LOL).

    Been using since I switched to android and only tried Beautiful Widget but for whatever reason I just didn't like it even though they look similar. As for Battery Life, I don't noticed any issues.
    I also use HD Widgets and I really like it.
    05-30-2014 07:03 AM
  9. troshs's Avatar
    Beautiful Widgets is what I use. Mainly because I haven't tried too many others yet.

    Posted via Android Central App
    05-30-2014 08:53 AM
  10. Mattroid's Avatar
    Beautiful Widgets is what I use. Mainly because I haven't tried too many others yet.
    Same here. I either bought it cheap or got it for free (the Pro version) years ago and have just kept using it. I've not had an issue with it in a long time, and like the customizations it has, so I haven't bothered to try others in a long time.
    05-30-2014 09:07 AM
  11. novasquid's Avatar
    i just tried out HD Widgets and i love the ability to customize the widget colors, including making the background transparent. another bonus is that you can select the weather source, accuweather, weather.com or wunderground.
    05-30-2014 10:09 AM
  12. Netherscourge's Avatar
    I use Weather Screen. It's a widget + animated wallpaper that adds a cool weather overlay to your homescreen wallpaper based on the current weather conditions. (Shows moving clouds when it's cloudy, rain and rain drops when it's raining, snow, fog, sun, etc... and it overlays whatever wallpaper/background you want to use.)

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....fx.color.full

    It's pretty cool. It also darkens whatever wallpaper image you use at night (puts the moon and stars in the background) and changes the color levels (if you want) for the different seasons.

    As for battery drain... heh, well, since it's fully animated, it will definitely add some drain on the battery (when the phone is awake that is. won't do anything on standby mode).

    And you customize the widget so that touching the time/date/weather will launch whatever app you point it to in the settings. I have it set to launch Yahoo Weather whenever I tap it. It uses AccuWeather for the stock weather reporting though.

    It's not free, but I think it's one of the coolest apps on my Galaxy S5. I highly recommend it if you want to bring some more life to your phone!
    05-30-2014 10:40 AM
  13. Gekko's Avatar
    i also love this widget -

    Hourly Weather Widget
    Single Minded Productions - March 2, 2014
    Weather

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...yweatherwidget

    Weather Widget-66510d1379977016-free-weather-hourly-weather-widget-screen1.png
    05-30-2014 10:48 AM
  14. ucfgrad93's Avatar
    I use Beautiful Widgets for my weather widgets. The top 2 widgets are Beautiful Widgets.
    Attached Thumbnails Weather Widget-screenshot_2014-05-12-16-35-01.jpg  
    05-30-2014 11:09 AM
  15. eyecon82's Avatar
    Weather bug for me

    -Sent from Tapatalk
    05-30-2014 11:17 AM
  16. PainFX's Avatar
    I use Beautiful Widgets for my weather widgets. The top 2 widgets are Beautiful Widgets.
    Now that's beautiful! Does it drain your battery? Is the clock a seperate widget?
    05-30-2014 11:30 AM
  17. ucfgrad93's Avatar
    Now that's beautiful! Does it drain your battery? Is the clock a seperate widget?
    No, I don't notice a battery drain. The top widget is a 4x1 Clock & Weather, the next one is a 4x1 Weather.
    05-30-2014 12:22 PM
  18. Mattroid's Avatar
    Another example of Beautiful Widgets - this is the combined Clock+Weather 4x2 widget customized with icon packs and a transparent background. I have it set to open the full weather view with 5 day forecast when pressing the weather icon in the middle. You can also set it to use Accuweather or Weather Underground.

    Weather Widget-s5homescreen.png

    And in case anyone is curious, that's running Nova Launcher, Nexus 4 Dot Live Wallpaper, Extended Controls widget up top, four folders with most frequently used apps, and Simple Calendar Widget at the bottom which is linked to several calendars other than my own (which is partially why some of it is blacked out...). I had a similar look and feel on my S2 which also had a custom icon pack that better matched everything else but I think I'll keep the majority of the stock app icons this time around...adds a bit of color I suppose...
    05-30-2014 01:49 PM
  19. PainFX's Avatar
    No, I don't notice a battery drain. The top widget is a 4x1 Clock & Weather, the next one is a 4x1 Weather.
    It's a nice widget but I did some search on google regard Beautiful Widget and HD widgets, both of them drains battery.
    05-30-2014 03:31 PM
  20. ucfgrad93's Avatar
    It's a nice widget but I did some search on google regard Beautiful Widget and HD widgets, both of them drains battery.
    If they don't meet your needs, then I hope you find something that does.
    05-30-2014 03:44 PM
  21. PainFX's Avatar
    Anyone using Weather & Clock Widget Android? Accurate? Drain battery? Buggy?

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...expert.weather
    05-30-2014 04:07 PM
  22. ucfgrad93's Avatar
    Anyone using Weather & Clock Widget Android? Accurate? Drain battery? Buggy?

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...expert.weather
    I've used that widget before, and while I liked it I found it wasn't as accurate as the stock weather widgets. One thing I didn't like about it was the inability to change the weather icons. With Beautiful Widgets, there are hundreds to choose from.
    PainFX likes this.
    05-30-2014 05:11 PM
  23. DaMaRa1109's Avatar
    The weather channel one looks great with a circle theme....imo
    Attached Thumbnails Weather Widget-screenshot_2014-05-30-17-58-06.jpg  
    05-30-2014 05:14 PM
  24. PainFX's Avatar
    I've used that widget before, and while I liked it I found it wasn't as accurate as the stock weather widgets. One thing I didn't like about it was the inability to change the weather icons. With Beautiful Widgets, there are hundreds to choose from.
    You've been very helpful.. Thanks! I need to start trying out the BW.
    05-30-2014 05:40 PM
  25. ucfgrad93's Avatar
    You've been very helpful.. Thanks!
    Glad to help. I'd like to know what you finally settle on so please post back here.
    05-30-2014 05:55 PM
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