Weather HD [rating: 4/5]
There are a multitude of weather apps available for the whole range of iOS devices. One such application is Weather HD which provides a pretty unique focus on providing you live weather and forecast information for your current and any other location you wish to know about.
Weather HD has been getting rave reviews for it’s beautiful HD images and videos for a while now and it’s these features that are the main selling point of this whether app.
Initially Weather HD was only available for the iPad but this latest version now includes iPhone and iPod touch support through a single app so if you have both devices it will install on both with a single purchase. While the iPhone and iPod Touch may not have the same large screen as the iPad the latest generation of iOS device with it’s high resolution screen still show off Weather HD’s images in all their glory.
The setup is the standard for most weather apps and you can simple add multiple locations either using your devices location or type in the location and search it’s huge database.
With the locations loaded the application will pull the latest weather information and display the information on the screen including the temperature, daily highs and lows, humidity, chance of rain and wind direction/speed. All of this with a back drop of a truly stunning visual representation of the current weather.
My only criticism is that there appears to be only a limited number of images for each weather type so if it’s raining you get a certain image pertaining to rain, if it’s sunny you get the a couple of images pertaining to sunny weather. So while the they look great I would like to see a larger selection of pictures to keep things a little more interesting.
In addition to the current forecast you can show/hide the 7 day forecast and an hourly forecast for the next 24 hours. All of the forecasts whether it be for a day or an hour can be clicked on at which point a more detailed forecast will be displayed, again along with the HD image/video of the forecasted weather.
The current time can also be added to the screen allowing you to use it as if it were a screensaver for your iPhone/iPad when you’re not using it for anything else.
If you are looking for a weather app with satellite images, historical data and other such details then this app is probably not for you. However, if you are looking for an app that tells you the weather basics in the most beautiful way possible this is the app for you.
- Simple and fast weather forecasts
- Stunning HD images/videos
- Simple navigation
- Too few HD images/videos
- No bells and whistles
Reviewed on an iPhone 4 and an iPad.
Weather HD for iPad Video
$0.99 (View in iTunes)
Updated:Sep 29, 2010
Size: 155 MB
Languages:English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish
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Requirements:Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later.