Even if the app is holding me hostage and forcing me to say this.
U don’t get what you pay for
I purchased Dark Sky and love it but kept hearing about Carrot. I purchased it and like it as well but was not aware that I would have to pay more for other features. So now I basically have two apps that give me good weather but not all the notifications and other “add ons” I would like.
I really thought this was going to be a fun app with a lot of personality- especially for $4.99! But the truth is other than the pretty much irrelevant “insult” type comment when you open it, it’s just a mediocre weather app at best. The graphics are so-so, you have to type in cities for other forecasts, and all in all I’m sorry I spent the money. Going back to Weather Radar...
You have to pay a monthly fee to get the details you really want.
I love the watch app. I love the double tap feature to see another service on iPhone. But the iPhone app has too much whimsy, which I get is it’s “thing.” But I don’t like it, even in professional mode. Hard to see what condition is like, say, next Wednesday at 6pm because the scrolling is a little annoying and vertigo inducing. Not enough info density on screen. Also too much landscape, not enough info on top. The daily summary on bottom is verbose ridiculously unhelpful at a glance. I like Weatherline, but that app doesn’t have a watch app and doesn’t use accuweather or wunderground. Can’t have everything in life, I guess.
Edit: A few weeks in of crappy weather in the Midwest I have to say the watch integration and radar access is hands down the best thing. The notifications are spot on with lightning and storm alerts. The last couple weeks have been an awesome test of these new services. And now I found out I can add a default radar feature in general so I can see the state radar before going to my local weather data. Perfect! While I can appreciate the frustration of seeing another subscription option becoming available that makes your current one feel obsolete stop with the drama and enjoy what you have. Tier2 is great. Tier3 is also great for Apple Watch owners. Costly? Well if you go yearly then no, it isn’t. Again, it all depends on what you want in a weather app. This is what I want. The yearly price is doubled but as a watch owner I am finally getting what I want in a weather app. The real time notifications with active map hooks to see the storm motion on the watch is exactly what I wanted. Yes, other weather apps have something similar but the difference is the precision of the data and map performance. I just couldn’t get that on my Watch Series4 with the others. Finally, this type of execution on the watch isn’t cheap. The several notifications and map data I got today proved it works in practice but also shows there is a lot more going on now than before. Much more than I can say about the competition so I am willing to pay more for this performance.
Accurate and fun. A little twisted but that is what makes it fun
Enjoy the comments made when opening this app. Weather seems accurate enough to me as opposed to what some say. I like the Secret Locations. Add more of them!!
I love almost everything about this app! ... Almost. The Apple Watch complication does not update properly, I noticed it especially as I travelled a lot the past few weeks. The complication thinks I am in a different city than I actually am, and the ease of just checking my wrist for the weather is not as convenient as it ought to be. I have to tap the complication to update it to real time weather, and even then, it is not updated to my current location until I open the app on my phone.