Six Android ar apps watch faces that put the weather forecast on your wrist

BY GreenBot Staff

Published 23 Mar 2015

The promise of Android ar is that you can steal away a quick glance at your watch instead of rudely taking out your phone in the middle of a date or business meeting.

It’s perfect for actions like checking the weather. That’s the sort of daily info we all need, easily represented by glanceable information on a small screen.

ile  Now puts a weather card on your watch, there are better alternatives that can give you more details, customization choices, even turn the watch face into a mini weather app. Grab these Android ar-friendly apps to make checking the weather as simple as raising your wrist.

ather eline

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ather eline sports Material Design in its attractive smartwatch cards.

ather eline ($0.99) is one of the best weather apps for ar users. It features excellent use of ’s Material Design throws in a ton of customization choices.

The Android ar weather card features the day’s temperature, hourly forecasts, a look ahead at the next day. It delivers this across two cards; just swipe to the right for a look ahead at the rest of the week. You can add additional cities to the list specify how frequently the app should update (the maximum frequency is every 30 minutes).  

It also has a weather notification tool called Umbrella rning that tips you off if there’s an impending rainstorm. ather eline is the perfect app to show your ione-using friends, because you can reply with a firm “No!” when they ask if it’s available for iOS.

1ather

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The 1ather cards are very minimalist give you the current temperature future forecast.

Another well-designed choice with a good amount of detail is 1ather. Its Android ar cards showcase minimalist design, with plenty of white space to go along with the forecast temperature of your current location.

The weather card also smartly changes the color for the precipitation indicator, which makes it easy to just skim for the blue if you want to know the chance of getting any rain. ile the app is free, a $1.99 upgrade will kill the ads. The phone app features weather radar, maps, other details for your location or anywhere else you want to know the weather.

Aeris ar

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The Aeris ar app puts a weather radar temperature information on your wrist.

No matter the size of your watch screen, it’s still pretty small when compared to your smartphone. However, Aeris ar finds a way to fit a weather map a bunch of other data onto it. 

This app’s list of cards include a satellite map so you can see if that cloud burst is headed your way. You get a total of nine different choices when you upgrade to the o version for $0.99. It also spits out weather advisories that you’ll get right on the watch, hy if you’re in line for another of those massive east coast storms.

ather Delta

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Get a custom watch face lots of cards with details about the forecast.

If you’re worried about seeing through the fog, then ather Delta can come in pretty hy. One of its many cards is visibility, which joins the barometer, precipitation, a “feels like” temperature to give you one of the most complete pictures of the weather from an Android ar watch.

en installing you also get a rather neat watch face, which describes the weather conditions gives you the current projected temperature on top of a nature-themed background. It even works with Android TV, putting a weather notification on your big screen.

Instaather

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Instaather offers many different watch faces that are filled with weather charts, maps, data.

Maybe you don’t want to have to swipe down to a weather card; you want weather information available all the time. If so, then maybe a weather-centric watch face is for you. Instaather is a good choice, as it gives you various options for turning your watch face into a weather forecast.

The time sits interspersed with a radar screen, line graph, or bar chart that depicts the current weather  the day’s forecast. Another alternative puts the sunrise sunset times along the side while also listing temperature highs, lows, precipitation details.

ather e for ar

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athere puts an attractive background the current temperature on your watch face.

ather e for ar is another great-looking watch face, putting the temperature prominently on your wrist. ile an initial download is free, plan on springing the $1.99 for the full version, which unlocks multiple background image options lets you tweak the color components. 

You can also opt to display your phone battery watch level, on the face, which is rather useful for knowing how long you’ve got left before the next recharge. 

th so many good weather apps custom watch faces available, you can make your watch look work the way you want. ’re also pretty certain we’ll hear more about new Android ar capabilities at I/O this summer, which could further extend the non-timekeeping capabilities of your hy wearable.