AccuWeather’s patented solution provides Garmin active users with hyper local, by-the-minute precipitation forecasts with Superior Accuracy.
AccuWeather Global Weather Center – February 23, 2015 –AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, today announced AccuWeather MinuteCast®, which is currently available on Garmin devices such as the Forerunner and fēnix running and training watches, is now available on the newly launched Garmin vivoactive® HR smartwatch. Through the Garmin Connect IQ app store, users can download MinuteCast and access AccuWeather’s minute-by-minute precipitation forecasts with Superior Accuracy™.
The Garmin vivoactive HR, a GPS smartwatch with wrist heart rate technology, enables users to measure the intensity of activity, monitor progress, and keep track of activity throughout the day by way of monitoring sleep, floors climbed, steps taken, and much more. Active users also have the ability to easily access AccuWeather’s MinuteCast on their smartwatch, providing them with the most accurate minute-by-minute precipitation forecasts for the next two hours, specific to their exact street address or GPS location. With MinuteCast, vivoactive HR users can make informed decisions about their short-range plans with the Superior Accuracy they rely on from AccuWeather.
The patented AccuWeather MinuteCast is available to people living and traveling in the contiguous United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Japan, France, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Netherlands, Luxembourg, parts of the Czech Republic, and Spain.
“AccuWeather is pleased to partner with Garmin on another ground-breaking addition to their wearables lineup,” said Steven Smith, President of Digital Media at AccuWeather. “Making it fast and easy for active Garmin users to access unique hyper local, minute-by-minute forecasts on their smartwatch with AccuWeather MinuteCast enables them to make informed decisions on the go while running, biking, skiing, and more.”
The AccuWeather MinuteCast widget is available for free in the Garmin Connect IQ store athttps://apps.garmin.com.
About AccuWeather, Inc. and AccuWeather.com
Every day over 1.5 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 smartphones, tablets, free wired and mobile Internet sites, connected TVs, and Internet appliances, as well as via radio, television, newspapers, and the new AccuWeather Network cable channel. Established in 1962 by Founder, President, and Chairman 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.
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