The Samsung Galaxy S9 is one of the top smartphones available in the market today, and even though it’s due an upgrade in the next few months, it’s still one of the company’s top flagships available along with the Galaxy Note 9. Keeping this in mind, it makes sense for users to have the best apps installed on their device. While phones usually come pre-installed with a bunch of apps, not all of them are user friendly. Weather apps are among them.
When we talk about weather apps, a lot of them come to mind. Weather is one of those utilities that we all have access to, but don’t really take seriously given how easily accessible the information is. However, there are some weather apps that truly stand out from the competition, and today we’re going to talk about a few of them. Some apps that we already have on our devices are capable of displaying accurate weather information, although we’re not aware of them.
So here are the 5 best weather apps for the Galaxy S9 in 2018.
5 Best Weather Apps For Galaxy S9 in 2018
This is an easy to use weather application (as they all should be) that gives you instant access to the weather around you, along with decent animations to tell you which way the clouds are swinging. Since this is a radar based app, the data might not be easily readable, but you can be sure that it’s completely accurate. Its reach, however, is limited to the United States, so the app probably won’t work as it should if you travel outside the U.S.
If you’re around the U.S. however, the app lets you pinch and zoom across the entire country to get detailed information on the weather. MyRadar accurately detects your location as soon as you open the app and displays the weather information around you in real time. Since this is the free version of the app, only basic radar tracking is included. Some additional features like real-time hurricane tracking and a professional radar pack are available as separate add-ons. The app has ads, but no in-app purchases.
Highly rated to be among the best weather apps out there, 1Weather gives you comprehensive weather information in your location and elsewhere in real time. One handy feature here is the inclusion of PRECISIONCAST which gives you a detailed 12-week forecast with inputs coming in from renowned meteorologist Gary Lezak. The app also gives you detailed information on metrics like Feels like Temperature, Wind Speed, Visibility, Humidity, UV Index, Barometric Pressure, Dew Point, Percentage Chance of Precipitation for the Next Hour etc, thus ticking off all the boxes.
You also get access to graphs in either 7 hour format or 1-day format for a detailed analysis of the weather fluctuations around you. There’s the ability to switch between terrain and satellite modes, as well as zooming into the maps for a closer look. The app also has a notification system in place which will alert you with a loud alert when weather conditions around you are about to become untenable. The app lets you create custom weather backgrounds or choose from a big list of available backgrounds. 1Weather is a free app, but has ads and in-app purchases.
This is yet another popular source of weather information, and what makes this stand out is the fact that it works all around the world. So regardless of where you’re traveling, you’ll have a detailed weather report by the time you land there. The Weather Channel can give you precise weather information for up to 15 days in advance, helping you plan and adjust your trips well in advance. Naturally, the app will notify users when there’s extreme weather (like hurricanes) predicted in your area. This will ensure that you and your loved ones have enough time to get to shelter despite the weather around you.
If you’re a runner and not sure about the conditions in a new place, the app will accurately pick out the best running times based on the temperature around you. This feature is a godsend if you’re in a new location and don’t have a clue about the surroundings. Last but not the least, the app gives you Wind speed reports, live maps, and forecast radar updates. The Weather Channel is a highly acclaimed app and we highly recommend you to try it out if you haven’t already. It’s a free download on the Play Store, but is ad supported and has in-app purchases as well.
AccuWeather really needs to introduction as it is found on most smartphones by default. But if you happen to have discovered this app only now, let us tell you that this is by far one of the best weather apps you can encounter. The same can be said about any popular weather app, but the recognition and the data that AccuWeather offers is really unparalleled. You get access to minute-by-minute weather forecasts, as well as alerts on rapidly changing weather around you. The best part here is that AccuWeather also supports Wear OS smartwatches, so you can easily obtain weather information from a compatible wearable. It’s a free app but comes with ads and in-app purchases.
Google might seem like an unlikely source for weather information, but this default Google app that is preinstalled on pretty much every Android smartphone and tablet comes with its own weather data obtained from a number of sources (mostly AccuWeather). This is the best option for those who don’t want continuous weather alerts and would much rather just find the weather data while opening the Google app.
The best part about this app is that it can adjust according to your location and improve results overtime. So as you switch to a new location, the Google app will automatically know where you are and provide relevant weather information for that region. However, this feature requires location services to be turned on.