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  • 31-01-2019
  • Emma Wilson

RadarNow! Weather Radar

Say goodbye to traditional ways of monitoring weather changes around you. RadarNow sets itself apart as a superior choice for individuals in search of a dependable pocket-sized personal weather alert system. The application offers intuitive navigation and accurate weather forecasting, with smooth functionality on both Android/iOS platforms. Delve into our comprehensive review to discover more about the app's capabilities.

User Interface

RadarNow distinguishes itself with a sleek, intuitive interface that seamlessly serves both iOS and Android users. Unlike typical weather apps, it features animated radar imagery which adds an element of engagement to interpreting the map while staying informed about current weather conditions. Its simplicity is also remarkable; I navigated the app flawlessly within minutes of installation.

The interface merits a perfect score of 10/10.

Functionality

RadarNow delivers weather updates by sourcing data from the National Weather Service, making it akin to having a personal radar station nearby. Its features assist in making outdoor plans, such as picnics or hikes, by providing precise weather predictions. Although feature-rich, the app can consume a significant amount of battery life, yet it's more efficient than its competitors in this regard.

The most recent update boasts an improved map with better contrast for greater legibility, bug fixes, and optimized support for iPhone X screens. To avoid advertisement banners, there's a paid option. In addition, the app presents a one-time $4.99 in-app purchase to block ads.

RadarNow supports Android devices running version 4.0 or higher and iOS devices with version 11.2 or higher, ensuring compatibility across a broad range of smartphones, iPads, iPhones, and iPod touches.

The features provided merit another perfect score of 10/10.

Performance

The app shines in its performance—it's fast, reliable, and packed with a rich set of free options. Storm tracking is direct, avoiding the need to sift through complicated menus. Its smooth operation and crash-free experience on my device further add to its appeal, ensuring it's a convenient addition to your arsenal of apps.

For enhanced user-friendliness, the application earns another point 10/10.

Final Thoughts

Given that RadarNow relies on GPS, home networks, and WiFi to function—which may impact battery life—it's wise to monitor usage closely. Nevertheless, it's a robust app brimming with features that seamlessly blends with your daily smartphone routine without distracting from it. In light of these points, I highly recommend RadarNow as a leading app for weather updates.

Pros

  • Free to install
  • Accurate
  • Clear interface
  • No lags.

Cons

  • Lower battery life
  • It uses United States radar, so it works in the U.S. and the bordering countries
  • The in-app purchase may discourage users.