** THE SHOWBIZ LIVE! – STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Jan. 6, 2015 — AccuWeather, Inc., the global leader in digital weather information and digital media, today announced that the AccuWeather app for Android is available for Android Wear™, providing users with all the weather information they need wherever they go. Android Wear brings you useful information when you need it most, at a glance on your wrist.
AccuWeather’s app for Android Wear features AccuWeather MinuteCast®, the only 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 next two hours. The GPS technology that localizes the weather to the user’s location is so unique that it is protected by patents in the United States and many of the major countries around the world.
In addition to AccuWeather MinuteCast®, AccuWeather for Android Wear and for Android smartphones and tablets provides users with vital weather information including severe weather alerts, hourly forecasts, and current conditions, all delivered with the Superior Accuracy™ and exceptional user experience that Android platform users have come to expect from AccuWeather.
“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 currently 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.
About AccuWeather, Inc. and AccuWeather.com
Every day over a billion people worldwide rely on AccuWeather to help them plan their lives, protect their businesses, and get more from their day. AccuWeather provides hourly and Minute by Minute™ forecasts with Superior Accuracy™ with customized content and engaging video presentations available on smart phones, tablets, free wired and mobile Internet sites, connected TVs, and Internet appliances, as well as via radio, television, and newspapers. Founded in 1962 by Dr. Joel N. Myers – a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society who was recognized as one of the top entrepreneurs in American history by Entrepreneur Magazine’s Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurs – AccuWeather also delivers a wide range of highly-customized enterprise solutions to media, business, government, and institutions, as well as news, weather content, and video for more than 180,000 third-party websites. AccuWeather’s CEO, Barry Lee Myers, is an award winning leader in global weather information issues and one of the world’s most recognized advocates for cooperative relationships between government weather agencies and the weather industry. He is a leader in the digital weather information space.
** Via press release