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    Default Best weather app for use on the Galaxy S5?

    What is the best weather app for use on the Galaxy S5?

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    I am using EZ Weather HD Beautiful Widget
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...life.ezweather
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    I use weather bug the most, but accuweather just updated app to include "minutecast" forecast which I will check out for the heck of it.

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    I've used BeWeather for quite a while and happy with it.
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    IMO the only one that gives the most accurate weather is "The Weather Channel".

    I have used the others by comparison and slowly deleted them all except The Weather Channel.

    I also have The Weather Channel set up on my desktop PC and running 24/7. It gives me popup alerts about tornadoes, etc.....

    I only pull up TWC when I want it, it does not run all the time. I don't like weather widgets, wastes battery power.
    Verizon Galaxy S5
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZgl1500 View Post
    IMO the only one that gives the most accurate weather is "The Weather Channel".

    I have used the others by comparison and slowly deleted them all except The Weather Channel.

    I also have The Weather Channel set up on my desktop PC and running 24/7. It gives me popup alerts about tornadoes, etc.....

    I only pull up TWC when I want it, it does not run all the time. I don't like weather widgets, wastes battery power.
    Weather widgets don't use that much battery power - not enough for you to notice anyway.
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    I use AccuWeather

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibcop View Post
    Weather widgets don't use that much battery power - not enough for you to notice anyway.
    It is the consistent polling/update the info that is consuming the power. and that is what the widgets do, ergo, that is why I don't use widgets much.
    Verizon Galaxy S5
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZgl1500 View Post
    It is the consistent polling/update the info that is consuming the power. and that is what the widgets do, ergo, that is why I don't use widgets much.
    Again very little power consumption, not to mention you can set the time intervals the app updates - mine updates every thirty minutes and zero battery concerns but maybe it's your weather app if you're having issues.
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    Actually I was shocked to see that weatherbug was using a fair amount of power. Because of that I'm now using yahoo weather and NOAA weather as alternatives.

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    I have been using both WTOC radar alongside The Weather Channel. Take a look at the WTOC radar during bad weather, the radar is very impressive.

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    I have used Beweather for years no problems. Very reliable.
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    Default re: Best weather app for use on the Galaxy S5?

    1-Weather, hands down. I don't know how accurate it is, but it's gorgeous, and loaded with features.

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    Have a Look at Weather Underground.
    On AIR,On LINE and On the GO!
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    Quote Originally Posted by News4la View Post
    Have a Look at Weather Underground.
    It's the service I use on HD Widgets.
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    Weather underground app is great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PsychDoc View Post
    Actually I was shocked to see that weatherbug was using a fair amount of power. Because of that I'm now using yahoo weather and NOAA weather as alternatives.

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    Did you have WeatherBug updating every hour? Mine barely uses anything but I do the max of 6 hours since I don't need updates.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 (Verizon)
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    Transparent weather clock works for me. Highly customizable low battery drain ect. Free on play store.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eclipse2K View Post
    Did you have WeatherBug updating every hour? Mine barely uses anything but I do the max of 6 hours since I don't need updates.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 (Verizon)
    IIRC I believe I had it refreshing only every 2-3 hours or so. Even then I was shocked to see how much of my battery it was using.

    [UPDATE] I've now played with all the weather apps/widgets referred to in this thread and I'm now ready to proclaim a winner......(drum roll please).....And the winner is.....

    1 Weather

    It's the most clear, simply laid out with great 10 day predictions and a nice little "discussion" of current weather conditions when you open it up.
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    i find that yahoo weather is much accurate vs others. doesn't drain battery either.
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    Default re: Best weather app for use on the Galaxy S5?

    I use the stock widget, it's nice, accurate and pretty straight forward.

    I've used yahoo weather and weather channel in my GS4 and a few times with my GS5, but I prefer the stock widget though.

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    Hourly Weather Widget
    Single Minded Productions - March 2, 2014

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...yweatherwidget
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    Quote Originally Posted by PsychDoc View Post
    IIRC I believe I had it refreshing only every 2-3 hours or so. Even then I was shocked to see how much of my battery it was using.

    [UPDATE] I've now played with all the weather apps/widgets referred to in this thread and I'm now ready to proclaim a winner......(drum roll please).....And the winner is.....

    1 Weather

    It's the most clear, simply laid out with great 10 day predictions and a nice little "discussion" of current weather conditions when you open it up.
    Very solid weather app!

    Posted via Android Central App
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    I use Weather Now live wallpaper and the stock weather widget with 100% transparency.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrainSmashR View Post
    I use Weather Now live wallpaper and the stock weather widget with 100% transparency.
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