1. CRKhead's Avatar
    Just curious as to anyone's thoughts that use Weatherbug Elite... Are the features worth the upgrade cost? What features do they have and how does everyone like them?
    08-30-2010 09:49 PM
  2. jshaffer75's Avatar
    Personally I don't really use the extra features. Has a few more widget options like a map but I just use the 1 x 1 widget with the temp and conditions. I mostly like it because its ad free. Prob not much help but those are my thoughts on it.
    08-31-2010 12:03 AM
  3. thirdeye7's Avatar
    At $1.99 yeah it's worth it.
    08-31-2010 01:31 AM
  4. EvilMonkey's Avatar
    I'm not 100% sure what all the differences are. I installed the free version just to check it out, but only gave it a cursory look through.

    I think the elite version just is ad-free and has some extra widgets, and a couple layers like Wind Speed, Humidity, and Pressure. Also appears to add layers for Alert Boxes and Lightning strikes to the map, which are missing from the free version (i assume weather alerts will still show up in your notification bar for the free version though)

    That being said, I bought the elite version because the ads bugged me and I like to see the lightning strikes around me when we get nasty storms.
    08-31-2010 08:29 AM
  5. johncihak's Avatar
    I use the forecast widget all the time. I have tried all the other apps for weather including beautiful widgets and keep coming back to WeatherBug.
    08-31-2010 09:07 AM
  6. greydarrah's Avatar
    At 2 bucks, it wasn't a big decision for me. I like the extra layers and I like to support good app development.
    08-31-2010 09:26 AM
  7. Argent's Avatar
    I use the radar map widget on a screen and used launcherpro's resize option to make it 4x4
    08-31-2010 09:28 AM
  8. ChevyStorm88's Avatar
    Well worth it for the forecast widget alone!
    08-31-2010 10:15 AM
  9. katrina2475's Avatar
    I think its worth it. I use the elite widget and like how it shows the next 3 days on it. I also use the windspeed info quite a bit because my husband fishes and likes to base where he is going to fish (on the boat) based on wind.

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    08-31-2010 10:19 AM
  10. stepchild's Avatar
    To those using weatherbug Elite, does the widget icon change as conditions change? Or does it just show forecast conditions?

    08-31-2010 01:36 PM
  11. braj's Avatar
    The icon changes. OI also own Beautiful Weather and keep coming back to WeatherBug. I do wish there were some icon choices and wish I could change the blue interface on the app to say dark grey.

    I also like to add a radar map when there is interesting weather and enlarge with Launcher Pro, pretty boring around here but watching a hurricane develop is interesting. I wish it used more frames, even with 'very high' I usually only get 4 frames of animation which is pretty lame for watching a hurricane.

    Does the free version have video forecasts? I don't watch regular TV much so this is always nice for me. Not that it helps on a local level but I like it anyway.
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    08-31-2010 02:34 PM
  12. Arelunde's Avatar
    I've used WeatherBug for a long time, even with my BlackBerries. Not only are there no ads (very annoying to have those), it has weather stations close to where I live. My home is in hilly terrain inland and most weather services have stations in the more populated areas along the ocean's coast. Around here, there is a MAJOR difference in the weather from one area to another. WeatherBug has been very accurate. Also, it makes sure alerts are pushed as they occur.

    I now have the "elite" version on my X and it maintains it's outstanding track record for me. Excellent app.
    08-31-2010 02:42 PM
  13. Arelunde's Avatar
    PS - You can have the WeatherBug Elite widget with or without a background color. Just touch the settings "gear" on the widget.
    08-31-2010 02:44 PM
  14. stepchild's Avatar
    Thanks for the info, very helpful.
    08-31-2010 03:25 PM
  15. braj's Avatar
    PS - You can have the WeatherBug Elite widget with or without a background color. Just touch the settings "gear" on the widget.
    I got that, it is the app itself - I'd like something other than Fisher Price Blue
    08-31-2010 04:36 PM
  16. CRKhead's Avatar
    Sorry I haven't been back here to check on my own post in a timely manner... I completely forgot about it because I'm slowly going insane... But I digress... Thanks to everyone for the feedback! I know it's only $1.99, but for some reason, even spending 2 bucks on something I really didn't need seem to nag at me like a gnat...
    08-31-2010 05:46 PM
  17. JTDavis86's Avatar
    At $1.99 yeah it's worth it.
    Ya I would also say that it's worth it.
    09-01-2010 12:17 AM
  18. easy1jay's Avatar
    Definitely worth it. Figure how much you'll use it vs. the one-time cost.
    Here's the WeatherBug Elite widget up top one of my home screens.

    09-01-2010 12:45 AM
  19. braj's Avatar
    Here's my screenshot!
    09-01-2010 03:50 AM
  20. moosc's Avatar
    The live radar wall paper is cool especially when nasty weather. And 1.99$ is less then a 42soda or cup of coffee
    09-01-2010 07:07 AM
  21. Gekko's Avatar
    i checked out all of the weather apps and finally just decided to use the browser and go to weather.com as needed.
    09-01-2010 07:16 AM
  22. TvTechGuru's Avatar
    The things that make it worth it are the elite widget with 3-day forecast, the radar map widget, and the motion radar map to see a storm moving through. I thought that was worth $2.
    09-01-2010 08:01 AM
  23. WarER4X's Avatar
    I make heavy use of the widget that comes with the Elite version, as well as the weather radar and animation. Very useful if you're on a motorcycle trip and trying to decide exactly which places are going to get nailed by the "red blob" storm and which places aren't, because the folks on the Weather Channel in your hotel room that morning didn't provide enough of a detailed forcast for Podunk Town, USA.

    09-01-2010 12:09 PM