The new Apple Watch Weather app: How it looks and works

The new Apple Watch Weather app: How it looks and works

Coming with watchOS 10 is a redesigned weather app that looks great, includes more weather gauges, and makes better use of the Apple Watch display to display more information. Read on to learn how the new Weather app for Apple Watch works in watchOS 10.

Until now, the native weather app on the Apple Watch has had a fairly bland user interface with limited meteorological data.

That's changing as Weather in watchOS 10 introduces an all-new design that looks sharp and is more immersive and informative.

Apple says the overhaul makes better use of the Apple Watch's display. There are now eight categories of weather data that you can view on your wrist (instead of three) using the main UI, hourly, or 10-day. The application's background reflects the current weather conditions.

While there's a lot to love about the new weather experience on the Apple Watch, Apple has some confidence to rebuild when it comes to the accuracy and overall reliability of the weather app. Some have also seen the weather issue in the official watchOS 10 release. Hopefully this will be fixed soon. Let's jump!

How the new Apple Watch Weather app works in watchOS 10

  • When you first open the Weather app in watchOS 10, you'll see the main Status screen
    • This includes time at the top, location, cloud cover, and current temperature as well as high and low, UV index, wind, and air quality index (AQI).
    • Scroll or swipe up to see an hourly look at the sun/cloud forecast, and continue to see the 10-day forecast
  • Tap the center of your screen to cycle through the different weather gauges
  • Or tap the cloud icon in the upper right to change the weather data you see, which now includes:
    • Condition, temperature, precipitation, wind, UV index, visibility, humidity and air quality index
  • Tap the three lines icon in the upper left corner to change location or add new locations

Here's how the new Apple Watch Weather app works and looks in watchOS 10:

Drag or scroll on the main Status screen to see hourly sun/cloud forecasts as well as a 10-day forecast.

The new weather app for Apple Watch 1

When you tap on the screen, you'll cycle through eight different weather gauges. Here's what it looks like to see all the data using the hourly carousel UI:

The new weather app for Apple Watch 2
The new Weather app on Apple Watch 3

If there's a specific weather gauge you want to see, the quickest way to see it is to click the cloud (or other) icon in the top right corner:

Here's a look at the eight different weather gauges through the main view (again, tap the screen to cycle through the data:

Here are all these metrics with a 10-day forecast displayed:

Severe weather alerts will appear on the Apple Watch Weather app home screen with the ability to tap to read the full announcement:

With an all-new design that really takes advantage of the Apple Watch display, five additional weather gauges, and a much-improved overall UI, I think the new Weather app in watchOS 10 delivers a great experience.

What do you think of the new Apple Watch Weather app? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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