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Android Wear App with AccuWeather MinuteCast Now on Google Play

January 6, 2015  - By
AccuWeather App for Android Wear (PRNewsFoto/AccuWeather)

AccuWeather App for Android Wear (PRNewsFoto/AccuWeather)

The AccuWeather app for Android is now available for Android Wear, providing users with up-to-the-minute weather information wherever they go. Android Wear is the Android platform for wearables such as smartwatches. The app is available through the Google Play store.

AccuWeather’s app for Android Wear features AccuWeather MinuteCast, a global minute-by-minute precipitation forecast for a person’s exact street address or GPS location. AccuWeather MinuteCast includes precipitation type and intensity, as well as start and end times for precipitation, and gives users by-the-minute precipitation forecasts for the upcoming two hours. The GPS technology that localizes the weather to the user’s location is protected by patents in the United States and many of the major countries around the world, AccuWeather said.

In addition to AccuWeather MinuteCast, AccuWeather for Android Wear and for Android smartphones and tablets provides users with severe weather alerts, hourly forecasts, and current conditions.

“This is an exciting opportunity for AccuWeather to deliver weather information in innovative new ways to users,” said Steven Smith, chief digital officer of AccuWeather, Inc. “As the global weather leader, we provide weather forecasts wherever, whenever, and however our users most want them. Easy access, hyper localization, ease of use, and the superior accuracy that is the hallmark of our organization, help our audiences everywhere make decisions and improve their lives.”

AccuWeather MinuteCast is available for the contiguous United States, Canada, Japan, Ireland, France, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Netherlands, Luxembourg, the United Kingdom, and parts of the Czech Republic, with additional locations to come.

AccuWeather for Android Wear, and for Android smartphones and tablets, is available from Google Play.

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