Weather widgets make it easy to check the weather forecast in a timely manner. This is particularly useful now that winter is right around the corner - meaning that the weather is about to take a massive turn for the worse.
But, which one should we choose? There are most certainly a ton of options to choose from and that's mainly why we decided to create this article for you.
Without any further ado, let's check out some weather widgets for Android!
1: Go Weather
As far as weather apps and widgets are concerned, Go Weather is one of the go-to choices for sure - no pun intended. It's very easy and fast to set up while also offering a ton of skins to use.
These are only some of the stock widget options in combination with Go Launcher. There are a lot of options in terms of size and themes as well. Not to mention that switching back and forth between the app and the widget is ultra-fast and very detailed too.
If there's one downside, then that's definitely going to be the price. Go Weather is free - but only for as long as you don't need the extra features and themes. If you do, then that's going to be about 6 bucks - depending on the region and time of purchase.
Things get even worse when you consider that there are quite a lot of free alternatives. But, again, you always have the option of simply settling with the free version.
- Lots of themes to choose from
- Great interaction between the app and widget (Also with a few 3rd party options - such as the clock)
- Ridiculously easy to set up
- The live wallpaper is a welcome addition as well
- The full version is paid only
AccuWeather is quite possibly the most popular weather app for Android. There actually was a time where a lot of manufacturers shipped their phones with this app pre-installed.
Of course, this could be due to paid promotions or something among these lines. But, there's also a chance that it was because of how well the app works.
Just like GoWeather, it offers quite a lot of widget options in terms of sizes and appearance. But, unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be native support for additional themes.
Also, we generally prefer the UI that GoWeather offers. It's generally better looking while it feels more fluid. Not to mention that the app itself also offers a more detailed analysis.
Basically, the way we see it, the only advantage that AccuWeather has over GoWeather is its reputation and the fact that it offers a few more days of weather forecast for free. But, that's about it.
- Easy to use and set up
- Offers a few different widgets to choose from
- 1-week forecast for free
- The overall UI and app feel dull when compared to other options
3: 1 Weather
Out of everything that we've checked out till now, 1 Weather offers by far the most options to choose from. Not only in sizes, but also in different styles! After all, the app itself is much more focused on providing a better overall experience with widgets.
While most weather apps offer maybe 3 to 5 widgets, 1 Weather has 12! If that's not enough, then chances are that there's nothing that can satisfy you. We're talking about different sizes, styles, lots of customization options, and more.
Widgets aside, the app by itself is also superb. It offers every basic feature, such as 1-week weather forecast, wind, humidity levels, visibility, dew point, etc, while also offering a couple of extra features for free that other apps will charge you for.
For example, we're pretty sure that Go Weather only offers precipitation forecasts with the premium version. On 1 Weather, you get that for a free along with the Radar and everything else as well.
One more thing that we also loved is the status bar notification. As you can see, it's very detailed and mentions quite a lot without taking a whole lot of space. Still, those of you who are frequently receiving a lot of notifications may end up finding it annoying. But, thankfully, there is always the option of turning it off as well.
- Offers more widget options than most of us will ever need
- Completely free
- Great status bar notification
- The big notification can be a bit annoying for some people - but you can always just turn it off
4: The Weather Channel
At the moment of writing this article, The Weather Channel is by far the most downloaded weather app on Android. And it may not offer as many weather widgets as 1 Weather. But, since it's so popular, we just had to mention it.
The overall design has a bit of a Windows 8/10 feel to it - kind of like you're looking at a tile. We personally find it to be quite possibly the best looking out of the bunch. But, you know, that's a matter of personal taste.
Do keep in mind that you're not even getting half as many widgets as with 1 Weather, though. At the moment of writing this article, there are only 5 widgets to choose from.
Most of you will probably find 5 options to be more than enough. But, just saying that if the amount of options is your top priority, then consider using 1 Weather instead.
The app itself is free to use while also offering a very detailed hourly analysis while the weather forecast extends to more than 2 weeks. So, in terms of price to performance ratio, there is no doubt that this app is the best.
- Great weather widgets in terms of design
- Offers the longest weather forecast for free
- Not as many weather widgets to choose from
Best Android Weather Widgets: Wrapping Up
That's all we've got for now. If you've got any other recommendations, feel free to let us and everyone else know about them.
Feel like we forgot to mention something important? Got anything wrong? Then let us and everyone else know about them in the comments section down below!
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